Duration: 8 Nights 9 Days
Bihar gets its name from the term vihara, which refers to the abundance of Buddhist Monasteries in the region. It was on this holy land where Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment, beneath the Bodhi tree and founded the religion which came to be known as Buddhism. The followers of Buddhism are everywhere in the world, however the major segment resides in Asia, especially,East Asia The four major place in Buddhist pilgrimage includes Lumbini in Nepal where Lord Buddha was born, Bodhgaya in Bihar, where he attained enlightenment, Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh, where he preached his first sermon and Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, where he attained Nirvana.
How to reach
Airport: Gaya Airport, Bodh gaya
Railway Station: Gaya Junction/Patna Junction is well connected to all the metropolitan cities of India by rail network.
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Reach Gaya Airport. Meet and greet our representative. Check-in to the hotel at Bodh Gaya. Visit Mahabodhi Temple and monasteries of various countries like Thailand, Cambodia, Tibet, Bhutan, Burma and Japan, all located in proximity to the main temple. Also, see the 80 ft- Buddha statue. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Early morning after breakfast, visit Gurpa which is 33 km drive from Bodhgaya. Gurpa is believed to be the place where future Buddha will appear in this world. On the way back to Bodhgaya, visit Sujata Stupa and Dungeshwari Cave. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Early morning after breakfast, leave for Rajgir (70 km) through the picturesque Jethian-Gehlaur valley road (the village shown in the movie Dasrath Manjhi – the Mountain Man). Visit Vishwa Shanti Stupa by taking a ropeway ride and enjoy a panaromic view of the valley. A popular song from the movie Johny Mera Naam was also shot here. Also, visit Griddhakuta Peak, Maniyar Math and Venu Van. Enjoy a tonga ride to Ghorakatora Lake, enjoy boating with a picturesque view of the Rajgir hills and the beautiful Buddha statue. Check-in to the hotel in Rajgir. Overnight stay in Rajgir.
Early morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel. Visit Bimbisar Jail, Venu Van, Battleground of Jarasandh and Veerayatan. Later, proceed to explore Nalanda University, Hiuen Tsang Memorial, Kundalpur Jain Temple and Pawapuri. Get a transfer to Patna (95 km). On arrival in Patna, check-in to the hotel in Patna.
Early morning after breakfast, do a city tour of Patna. Visit Golghar, Sabhyata Dwar, Gandhi Maidan, River Ghat, Buddha Smriti Park and Bihar Museum. Return to the hotel and relax. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay in Patna.
Early morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Vaishali (70 km). At Vaishali, visit the Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Birthplace of Lord Mahavir, Buddha Relic Stupa and Hariharnath Temple. Drive to Kushinagar (150 km from Vaishali). Enjoy sightseeing around Kushinagar. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kushinagar.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed towards Lumbini (104 km from Kushinagar), the birthplace of Lord Buddha and one the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Visit the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Later, check-in to the hotel in Lumbini. Overnight stay in Lumbini.
Early morning after breakfast, proceed to Sarnath which is approximately 240 km from Lumbini. Visit the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon. Overnight stay at the hotel in Varanasi
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Proceed to the Varanasi Airport. This tour comes to an end.
Inclusions & Exclusions
- Pickup from Airport and all transfers
- Sightseeing by private AC vehicle
- 02 Nights Accommodation at Bodhgaya
- 01 Night Accommodation at Rajgir
- 02 Night Accommodation at Patna
- 01 Night Accommodation at Kushninagar
- 01 Night Accommodation at Lumbini
- 01 Night Accommodation at Sarnath
- Meals: Breakfast
- Lunch and Dinner
- Entry fees at monuments, museums, Parks, etc..
- Guide cost
- Additional activities
- Anything that is not mentioned under inclusions