A religious monument for Buddhism, the Deekshabhoomi is one of the most famous pilgrimage centres for Buddhist in India. Undoubtedly an important tourist attraction of the City of Oranges, the Deekshabhoomi was built at the place where Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar, the architect of Indian constitution went back to Buddhism on October 14, 1956, along with his 60,000 followers.
Millions of Buddhist pilgrims visit this place every year and the number is exceptionally more on Mass Conversion Ceremony Day or Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din and of course on the 14th of October when Ambedkar embraced Buddhism as his religion. Deekshabhoomi is the biggest stupa in Asia and is visited by Buddhist from other countries too.
The word ‘Deekshabhoomi’ has originated from two words ‘Deeksha’ and ‘Bhoomi’. Deeksha means the act of ordaining while bhoomi means ground. This means Deekshabhoomi is the ground on which people got ordained to Buddhism. Such a mass conversion at one place was first of its kind in the entire history of mankind.
Things to do and see in and around
Ram Dham is a beautiful garden which is only 2.0 km from Deekshabhoomi. The Ambazari Lake and Garden are the other places of interest nearby that you can visit. The Maharaj Baug and Zoo and the Krazy Castle Aqua Park are places where you can take your kids to.
Opening/Closing Timings and days
Opens 365 days a year all throughout the day.
Best time to Visit
Try and visit during Ashok Vijaya Dashami as on this day it is visited by millions of people. If you want to visit for a holiday, the best months in term of the weather is November and until February.