Located in Northeast India in Bihar state, Bodhgaya is the most revered of all Buddhist sacred sites. History of Bodhgaya can be traced back to 500 BC. Earlier known as Bodhimanda, it is one of the 4 most important sites related to life of Gautama Buddha. It is the place where Buddha gained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. The city is full of numerous places and monuments representing the various facets and stages of Buddha. The area remained a hotbed of Buddhism till 13th century after which it fell to Turkish invasion.