Coordinates: 24.697901 84.992104
The city of Bodhgaya in Bihar is famously associated to Gautam Buddha. It is the place where the wandering prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment after his devoted meditation.
The city has now become a favorite spot for historians, tourists and religious minded people, being replete with places and monuments that are directly related to the Enlightened Prince. The area was heavily influenced by Buddhism till the 13th century, before being conquered by the Turks.
The city also contains shrines dedicated to Buddha by various countries like China, Japan and Vietnam, with the Lilanjan River surrounded by hills and caves that hold the stories from the times gone by, making it an enchanting place for all tourists and history buffs.