India is the birthplace of many of the World’s oldest surviving religions including Buddhism.

Near Kolkata

If you are keen on following or learning about the path of enlightenment, you can find the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya.

This temple marks the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, is said to have attained Nirvana.

Travelers on their way between Kolkata and Varanasi often break the long land journey with a side trip in Bodhgaya. The nearest train station is found in the town of Gaya, which is 30 minutes away by car from the main tourist area in Bodhgaya. From most hotels & guesthouses, Mahabodhi Temple and other temples can be easily reached by walking. Travel time by train to Gaya is around 6 hours from Kolkata and 5 hours from Varanasi.

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