The Academy is located amid a sprawling estate of approx 870 acres in a hilly terrain of Paharpur at Gaya. It is located on the route from Gaya to Bodhgaya, approx. 7 kms from Gaya Railway Station. The International Airport of Gaya is adjacent to the Academy. The International tourism destination of Bodhgaya is approx 15 kms from the Academy. The Gaya Cantonment dates back to World War-ll as one of the HQs of the British Army.