My first and only visit to Bodh Gaya was based on an impulse. My roommate in film school informed that the Thai consulate was organizing a trip to this place, and I could join them for free. I boarded the bus without knowing much about this small spiritual town in Bihar. Therefore, I didn’t have a lot of expectations.

Only upon staying there for three full days, I realized how underrated Bodh Gaya is. Most tourists overlook this place as just another pilgrimage site for Buddhists. However, here are a few reasons I fell in love with this place and you would too.