One of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage centers, Bodhgaya holds a special position as it is the place where Gautam Buddha attained knowledge. The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya houses the Mahabodhi Tree, the tree under which, Buddha is said to have received enlightenment. Amongst other major attractions in Bodhgaya, there are a Japanese Temple with its gold statues, a Thai Temple with ornate Tibetan paintings and a Bhutanese shrine with bright painted carvings of their deities. When in Bodhgaya, take out time to visit the Archeological Museum, which contains a huge collection of Buddhist artifacts. Bodhgaya is frequented by visitors from all across the world. Immensely popular here are the meditation and yoga camps. It is the presence of these places that lends a spiritual air to the Bodhgaya. place with much religious importance attached, Bodhgaya sees a lot of tourist inflow. To cater to the needs of these there are a decent number of hotels in Bodhgaya.