Geographical Coordinates: 24°41’45”N , 85°2’22”E
Bodhgaya is a small town, located in the Gaya district of Bihar. It is internationally renowned for its immense religious and cultural significance. It is one of the most prominent Buddhist pilgrimage sites and houses a UNESCO World Heritage site (Mahabodhi Temple) within its boundaries. It has a floating population of 10,000 per year. It is located in the transit region between the Chota Nagpur plateau and the alluvial Gangetic plains of South Bihar. Topographically, Bodh Gaya lies on the western bank of the river Niranjana at an average altitude of 113 meters above the sea level.
Bodhgaya Nagar Panchayat is spread in an area of 19.60 sq km. divided into 19 electoral wards. The population density of the city is 2,697 persons per sq.km which is high in comparison to the population density of Bihar (1102 persons per sq.km). The total slum population of Bodhgaya is 17,704 which is 46.05 % of the total population.
The temperature of Bodhgaya ranges from 48