Cigarete roling papers are hard to find
Mosquito Repellant, Bodhgaya lies at a river. A mosquito net is a must, just like almost everywhere in India If you roll your cigarettes, take the papers with you. Better you suply yourself with western papers before the trip, because the indian papers have a poor quality on the sticky part. You merely lick it of, and your cigarette will fall apart. We had bought all the papers of the entire town within a month, and there weren´t any being delivered for the following 6 weeks. Even the main suplier for all the tiny box-stores dind´t have any.
The Mahabodhi Temple (meaning "Great Awakening Temple") is the location where the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, attained enlightenment under a Bodhi tree some 2,500 years ago. In approximately 250 BC, about 250 years after the Buddha attained Enlightenment, Buddhist Emperor Asoka visited Bodh Gaya with the intention of establishing a monastery and shrine. As part of the temple he built, the diamond throne (called the Vajrasana), attempting to mark the exact spot of the Buddha's enlightenment, was established. Asoka is considered the founder of the Mahabodhi Temple. The current temple structure dates back to the 6th century AD but was razed in the 11th century by invading Muslim armies. The temple was restored several times over the centuries, the last of which occured in 1882 under the direction of Sir Alexander Cunningham.
The temple is constructed of brick and is one of the oldest brick structures to have survived in eastern India. It's considered to be a fine example of Indian brickwork and was highly influential in the development of later architectural traditions. According to UNESCO, of which it now holds World Heritage status, the present temple is "one of the earliest and most imposing structures built entirely in brick from the late Gupta period”. The main spire is 54m (177ft) high and inside features a large gilded image of Buddha. The temple is also holy to Hindu's as Buddha is believed to be the ninth incarnation of Vishnu.