Bihar has proved to be the ideal place for the continued and sustained growth of Buddhism in India. Recognized as the ultimate pilgrimage for the Buddhist, Bihar is specially liked for its serene and holy environments. Bodh Gaya (Bihar) is that divine spot where Lord Buddha became enlightened. Over half of the total Buddhist spots find their place at Bihar. The Bodhi tree in Bihar renowned, for the popular belief as Buddha was engrossed in meditation at that place. There remain significant number of original temple, modern temples, Buddha statues, and ashrams and guesthouses for pilgrims benefit and leisure.
Nalanda, the utmost University was developed as a great center of Buddhist learning.
Thus the emerging importance of the place as a pilgrimage and the travel halt, Bihar is increasingly attracting travelers from all round the globe. Buddhism strike deep roots in the state, and thus captures a huge number of visitors from all over the state. With several Buddhist sites and impressive Buddhist ruins, the entire Bihar is a huge monastery (Bihar gets its name from vihara that means monastry).