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Dungeswari Hills

Near River Falgu, Bodh Gaya, India
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Dungeswari hills

Dungeswari Hills , also known as Mahakala caves ,is the place where Lord Buddha spent several years... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BapiSubudhi
via mobile
Buddha was here - intensely spiritual place.

We hired a taxi from Bodh Gaya and really enjoyed the drive out through the countryside, passing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
fromagebleu
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Near River Falgu, Bodh Gaya, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dungeswari Hills , also known as Mahakala caves ,is the place where Lord Buddha spent several years before descending to Bodhgaya. These caves are situated along the river Phalgu. If you need a good break from the city, visiting these hills is a great choice....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired a taxi from Bodh Gaya and really enjoyed the drive out through the countryside, passing through local villages and markets. As it was early morning, nobody was about so we managed to avoid most of the touts and offers to drive us up...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Nice place to visit... it is the cave where Buddha was on fasting... It is good place to visit. you could see lots of tourist from abroad especially from Srilanka and south east asian countries visiting

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

To witness the exact place where Lord Budhdha spent 06 years of period giving extremely harsh methods of hunger to gain enlightenment. Here the Village beggars,Bike riders are a big menace but if an adult in need of such services. following would be the tarrifs......More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Dungeswari Hills, not far from Bodhgaya, is where Lord Buddha practised extreme asceticism in his search for enlightenment. It is said that at one stage he resembled a living skeleton, so extreme were his ascetic practices, until he realised the Middle Way. You can visit...More

Thank Mark F
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

It's a place much far from the the centre. Worth to visit. You can do the hiking on the hills which are on backside and find the remains of a few more stupas..really old ones. Recommended to visit.

Thank Karan S
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

You can visit the cave where the Buddha meditated for years, becoming emaciated to like a skeleton in the process. it requires a 10 minute slightly steep climb up a paved path. you must be in decent shape for this though there are pairs of...More

Thank a1997
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

It is one of the tourist attraction for the disciples of lord Gautam Buddha .monestory are located on the top of the hill or mountain. View from the top is just awesome.

Thank Aashish K
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

A place where Gotama Buddha was practising extreme asceticism before his enlightenment. Walking up few hundred feet on a not so steep sloping path, there is a Tibetan Temple. It provide a good view over Budhgaya.

Thank Songwl
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Get away from the bustle of Gaya and the crowds of Bodhgaya and visit the beautiful scenic Dungeswari Hills. A thoroughly enjoyable experience except for the very aggressive motorbike taxi drivers who ferry you up the hill to see the caves.

1  Thank GillVillaK
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