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I like the place... the cave where Buddha was on fasting?

Nice place to visit... it is the cave where Buddha was on fasting... It is good place to visit. you... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Chennai (Madras), India
Beautiful setting in the hills

Get away from the bustle of Gaya and the crowds of Bodhgaya and visit the beautiful scenic... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Mataram, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

As the place has a great value in Buddhist archeology it a must to visit for tourists. One has to go all the way to Gaya & then crossing the river back to the place following the poor road full of potholes. Local transportation isn't...More

4  Thank dreamztravelimpax
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

The hills are the site of a famous cave in the Buddha's history, where he spent years starving himself and in self torture to try to find a way to escape suffering, but soon realized it was not working. The hills are about 45 min...More

2  Thank BangkokJock
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 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

4  Thank BapiSubudhi
Reviewed 22 May 2018

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

Thank Rajvs
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

1  Thank Vajeendra K
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 Kimchihermit
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 KaranS1907
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

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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
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
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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