Dungeshwari Hills, Bodhgaya Overview
Also known as Mahakala Caves, Dungeshwari Hills is the place where Lord Buddha spent several years in meditation, before he descended to Bodh Gaya in search of enlightenment. The hills are home to numerous ancient caves that were used by Buddha and other saints for shelter as well as meditation.

In addition to offering serene views of the verdant natural landscapes that surround it, the Dungeshwari Hills also offer visitors a chance to explore the age-old stupas and Buddhist shrines that exist here. Dungeshwari Hills also serves as a popular trekking destination in the region, and regularly attracts a large number of adventure enthusiasts to indulge in these activities. 

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.

Location: The Dungeshwari Hill Caves are located at Larpur, along the banks of the Phalgu River, around 106.7 kilometres from Patna. 

Historical Facts:
-Dungeshwari Hills consist of three caves, all of which are home to several Buddhist shrines, where Lord Buddha is believed to have meditated
-Legends suggest that it is in these caves where Buddha was doing his self-mortification, and as a result, became frail and starved
-The caves are also sometimes called Sujata Sthan by the locals
-While one cave houses a golden emaciated buddha sculpture, another cave has a large statue of Lord Buddha, which is almost 6 feet high
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