Mohammad House

Guesthouse in Bodhgaya

There's an authentic village atmosphere at this hard-to-find, no-frills guesthouse, which is hidden away from the more touristy parts of town. Ducks and chickens scuttle around the narrow lanes that link villagers' colourfully painted homes to the Kalachakra Maidan area.

The guesthouse has two buildings, almost side by side; the older one has very basic rooms with shared squat bathrooms (₹300). The newer one has cleaner, nicer modern twin rooms with clean attached bathrooms and powerful, hot-water showers (₹600). Both have rooms on upper floors with lovely views of the surrounding paddy fields. To find this guesthouse, either take the lane beside Mohammad Restaurant (same owners), and walk through the village, turning left then right, or take the lane diagonally opposite the Thai Temple (signposted towards the International Meditation Centre) and keep walking straight.