We request you to fill this form if you wish to attend the festival and look forward to welcoming you under the auspicious bodhi tree

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The teachings, talks, prayers, sadhana, chants and offerings to the Buddha at the Mahabodhi Temple are open to all and will take place from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm each day. To take a look at the detailed schedule see here

Note – There will be a detailed schedule announced closer to time, for both the “Aspiration Prayer” and “Siddhartha Festival”

Getting here by Air

Gaya is the nearest airport which is approximately 10.6 kilometres from the Mahabodhi temple. Though the frequency of flights is lesser, the airport is well-connected to New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata by flights.

Time | 24 minutes by cab.

Phone |  +91 631-221 0563

Other nearest Airports:

  • The second nearest airport is in Patna which is approximately 115 kilometres (3.30 hrs) away from the town.
  • The other nearest airport is in Varanasi which is approximately 280 kms (5.30 hrs) away from the holy town.

* The choice and availability of flights from Patna is far greater than Gaya as well as more economical. 

Getting here by Rail

The nearest rail head is Gaya Junction, which is approximately 13 kilometres away from Bodhgaya. It is well-connected to major Indian cities. From Gaya railway station, you can reach the holy town by hiring any local taxi from there.

For Travel assistance, please feel free to contact our office

Pema Wangchuk  – pemanamo@gmail.com


Elegant and traditional attire is suggested. Please refrain from shorts, short skirts, or jeans. Seating at the Mahabodhi Temple will be on cushions and mattresses on the ground, please dress accordingly.


Teachings and Talks will be in English.