Ghaghdih is a small village in the Eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the famous holy Buddhist town of Bodh Gaya at a distance of 126 km west of the village, across the border in neighbouring Bihar. The state capital of Ranchi lies at a distance of 174 km south. One can stop by at the village for a cup of tea while going to Bodh Gaya.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Bodh Gaya. Some of the lodges which are worth considering are Buddha Residency (Tariff- Rs. 700), Hotel Thai International (Tariff – Rs. 600), Welcome Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 600), Bodh Gaya Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 500) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi. English is also understood.
The important festivals of the area are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The most important place to visit in Bodh Gaya is the Mahabodhi Temple (the complex within which Buddha achieved enlightenment). Apart from this, many temples and monasteries run by organisations from Tibet, the Far East and South-East Asian countries exist in the town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi at a distance of 176 km.
Giridih Railway Station is a major railway close to the village at a distance of 75 km.
Various state transport buses as well as smaller private operators connect Bodh Gaya to different towns and cities in the region. Buses to the village are available from Giridih as well as Bodh Gaya. Ticketgoose.com provides a number of bus ticket offers for its customers. Look out for them when you book your tickets online.