Due to Coronavirus pandemic, the famous Buddhist temple at Bodh Gaya has observed very low footfall of tourists. Since the international flights are not in operation due to the Coronavirus pandemic, foreign tourists have no option to reach Bodh Gaya, Times of India reported.
Due to the lockdown, Mahabodhi Mahavihara was also closed for devotees and the tourists from March 22. Initially, it opened for six days from July 10 to 16. Again it was closed and reopened on September 2.
At present, the Mahavihara opens in two shifts— from 6 to 10am and from 3 pm to 9 pm. But the visitors are mostly locals or the Buddhist devotees staying in the monasteries of different countries.