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 fan-cooled rooms are simple and spartan, and some have squat toilets.

Note that prices can rise significantly during public prayer sessions or festivities, when more pilgrims and tourists visit Bodhgaya.

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.