Gaya is a holy city in the northeast Indian state of Bihar, located along the Falgu River. It’s famous for the 18th-century Vishnupad Mandir, an octagonal riverside temple. The ancient Mangla Gauri Temple is located nearby on a hilltop. To the north, Hindu devotees bathe in a Brahma Kund pond before paying respects to their ancestors on Pretshila Hill. Bodh Gaya, a Hindu pilgrimage centre, is located to the south.