5 Facts About Bodh Gaya

1. In January 2015, Bodh Gaya was chosen as one of twelve heritage cities to benefit from the Government of India's four-year Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme for urban planning, economic growth and heritage conservation projects.

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2. City of Bodh Gaya is a holy place of Hinduism, with a great number of Hindu deities represented in the engravings, paintings and carvings of its shrines.

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3. Besides the sweets, Bodh Gaya is a heaven for people who love street food.

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4. As per the 2001 census, Bodh Gaya had a population of 30,883.

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5. The main monastery of Bodh Gaya used to be called the Bodhimanda-vihara.

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