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About Gaya

Gaya

Gaya is a city located in Bihar, India. Known as a sacred site for many Hindu pilgrims, Gaya is also a transportation hub for nearby Bodh Gaya, a religious site located 13 kms away from Gaya city. Bodh Gaya is a holy place for Buddhists, being the location of Gautama Buddha’s enlightenment. In addition to being a stopping off point for tourists heading to Bodh Gaya, Gaya itself has several places of interest for religious pilgrims.

Places to Stay
There are a variety of places to stay in and around Gaya. There are many budget hotels available, such as Shanti Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Hotel Virat Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1100). For those interested in staying in Bodh Gaya, there are a variety of affordable accommodation options as well, such as Hotel Buddha Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1200) and Om Soni Family Guesthouse (Tariff – Rs. 300).

Language
A popular pilgrimage site that attracts tourists from all over the world, several languages are spoken in Gaya, including Magahi, Hindi and English.

Events
Devotees often come to Gaya to perform the pind daan ritual for deceased relatives. Many visitors to Gaya come during the Pitripaksha Mela, held during September to October, which is a particularly auspicious time to perform the pind daan ceremony. 

Places of Interest
There are several places of interest in Gaya, including the Vishnupad Temple and the Mangla Gauri temple. A must-see for those interested in visiting Bodh Gaya is the Bodhi tree, the tree under which Gautama Buddha obtained enlightenment. Other attractions include the Mahabodhi Temple complex, the Barabar Caves, and any of the multitude of monasteries around the city. 

How to Get There

Air:

The nearest airport to Gaya is the Gaya International Airport, which is located 7 kms away. Domestic flights are available from Varanasi, New Delhi and Kolkata. Regular international flights run from Myanmar, Bhutan, and Nepal, and flights are available from Sri Lanka as well as Thailand depending upon the season.

Rail:

Gaya is well connected with many major cities in India. The Mahabodhi Express runs from Delhi daily.

Bus:

There are several busses daily between Gaya and Bodh Gaya. They operate through Gaurav Luxury bus lines, which offers both Mercedes and Volvo busses. Avail of bus ticket booking facility on Ticketgoose.com and get a number of discounts.



About Areraj

Areraj

Areraj is a small town in the East Champaran district of Bihar, India. A city of North Bihar, Areraj is 6 km away from River Gandak and 28 km away from Motihari. Areraj is an agriculture based economy since farming happens to be the only source of earning here. While food grains such as paddy, wheat, maize and pulses are produced in large quantities, turmeric and sugarcane are good cash crops. The three popular markets of Areraj are Motihari, Gopalganj and Bettiah.

Places to Stay
Local homestays are available at Areraj.

Language
The official language of Areraj is Maithili. The other languages spoken here are Hindi and Bhojpuri.

Events
Some of the popular events of Areraj include Shrawani Mela (July and August), Teej (September), Chhath (October), Navaratri (October) and Deepavali (November) which are celebrated every year.

Places of Interest
Areraj Mandir, popularly called as Someshwar Shiva Mandir, is a famous tourist attraction. Lauria, which is 1 km from Areraj, is home to one of Ashoka's famous pillars.

How to Get There

Air:
Patna Airport is located at a distance of about 118 km from Areraj.

Rail:
Areraj is well-connected to the Patna Junction Railway Station (147 km away).

Bus:
Areraj has good road connectivity to cities such as Patna, Muzaffarpur, Gorakhpur, Birganj and Raxaul. Gaurav Luxury is one bus operator connecting to Areraj. Booking bus tickets through TicketGoose.com is a hassle-free experience for travellers visiting holiday destinations. Avail of bus ticket booking coupons through Ticketgoose.com and save your money when you travel.




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