Nauka is a small village in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Ranchi at a distance of 226 km east. Another famous place nearby is Bodhgaya at a distance of 231 km north-east. Those with an earnest desire to seek out and explore temples, traditional Indian landscape and cuisine can visit this place.
Places to Stay
Being a village, there are hardly any accommodation facilities. However, good budget hotels are available in plenty in Bodhgaya. 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 village on its own cannot boast of any tourist sites. The most important place to visit will be Bodhgaya famous for its Mahabodhi Temple (the complex within which Buddha achieved enlightenment). Apart from this, many temples and monasteries run by organisations from Tibet exist in the town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi at a distance of 230 km.
Ranchi Junction Railway Station is a major railhead close to the village at a distance of 226 km.
Various state transport buses as well as smaller private operators pass through the village. Buses to the place are available from Ranchi. Ticketgoose.com is one of the best portals from where you can book bus online.