Owing to its importance to people of various faiths, Gaya sees tourists visiting from India and abroad. The international airport makes it easy for visitors to travel from anywhere in the world. Air India has flights from several Indian cities like Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad to Gaya. The city also sees tourists flying in from countries with large Buddhist population like Sri Lanka and Thailand. Thai Airways and Sri Lankan Airlines have flights connecting Gaya international airport with their respective countries, but this is mainly during the auspicious Buddhist festive season.
Nearest Airport: The international airport is 7 km from Gaya city and 11 km from Bodh Gaya. Travellers can travel to the Gaya international airport by taxi or auto rickshaws. The Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation provides cabs to and from the airport at fixed rates.
Safety Suggestion: It can get quite hot in Gaya during the summer with temperatures reaching as high as 47 degree Celsius! Gaya is best enjoyed during the winter months between October and March.
The NH2 connects Gaya with major cities like Kolkata, Varanasi, Kanpur, Agra and Delhi. NH83 connects the city with the state capital, Bihar, and the distance between the two cities is 105km. Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation buses run from several cities of Bihar to Gaya, and private buses run between Gaya and cities like Varanasi, Kolkata, Nalanda, Ranchi and Jamshedpur. The buses include comfortable A/C buses as well as cheaper regular buses.
Journey Suggestion: The travel time between Patna and Gaya is 4 hours by bus and the two cities are connected by the NH83 highway. The distance between Gaya and Ranchi is 230 km which can be covered in just 5 hours by bus.
Gaya has a junction station which is part of the East Central Railway zone. It has direct trains to key cities like Chennai, Kolkata, Kanpur, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Amritsar and several other cities. The city is also connected to other cities in the state like Patna, Rajgir and Jehanabad by passenger trains.
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