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Muchalinda Lake

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Located to the right of Mahabodhi Temple lies the beautiful Muchalinda Lake in Bodhgaya. Also known as the “Lotus Pond,” the lake is surrounded by lush greenery and peaceful atmosphere. A beautiful statue of meditating Lord Buddha sitting on a snake coil protected by its hood is a major attraction here, which is placed at the center. The pond water is sacred and has thousands of fishes, which you can feed with puffed rice. Actually, there’s a legend associated with this lake. While Lord Buddha was meditating near the lake during his sixth week of meditation, a strong storm broke out due to which the waves started lashing him. Sensing the discomfort of Buddha, the Snake King (Muchalinda) decided to protect Buddha from the storm. The entire tale has been inscribed on a stone at the lake boundary. The lake looks amazing at night because of the decoration and the lightings on the edges of the lake.


Open and Closing Time

5:00 AM till 9:00 PM.



Airport - Gaya Airport

Railway Station - Gaya Junction Railway Station.


Nearest Hotel

Maya Heritage

OYO 68261 Jyoti Guest House

Hotel Sujata

OYO 36826 Ms Cottage


Nearest Resturant

Hotel Nalanda Residency & Subham Cafeteria

Boon Lite Cafe

Gurunanak Cafeteria

Siam Thai Restaurant


Near By Attraction

The Great Buddha Statue

Mahabodhi Temple



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Interesting facts about Muchalinda Lake

Best Time to Visit Muchalinda Lake Morning, Afternoon, Evening.They provide facilities Food Stalls, Lockers, Washrooms and allow Footwear, Camera, Video.muchalinda lake tourist spot for all the attractions that is on offer and visit this spot on weekends for a rejuvenating time.

Muchalinda lake, Bodh gaya is a perfect destination for a great time with your dear ones. Enjoy the attractions of this popular tourist spot. With so much to lure your senses and offer you recreation at its best, get drenched in the spirit of adventure that you get to explore at muchalinda lake, Bodh gaya.

Muchalinda lake, Bodh gaya is the best way to have a memorable time with kids and family. So, enjoy a fulfilling outing at muchalinda lake in Bodh gaya.



The Muchalinda Lake is situated in next to the main temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. According to mythological tales, it is said that Lord Buddha was meditating and he was so engrossing in his meditation that the storm which was created in the lake which disturb him in his meditation was comforted by Muchalinda or the snake king by protecting Lord Buddha to continue with his meditation. Thereby one may found that in the center of the lake where a sculpture of hood protecting Lord Buddha, who is meditating on a snake coil.The lake is of great importance to the community and one is found relaxing under the lake side and enjoy the serenity and tranquility of the place. the lake held one interesting element as on the boundary of the lake one may found tales inscribe in the rocks which attracts every tourist.

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