Blissful Bihar

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

07 Nights – 08 Days

 

Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Varanasi – Kushinagar – Lumbini – Sravasti – Lucknow

 

Day 01: Bodhgaya
After breakfast full day city tour of Bodhgaya. Visit Sujata Village, Niranjana River & various International monasteries. Later in the evening visit Mahabodhi Temple.

Overnight: Bodhgaya.

Day 02: Bodhgaya
After breakfast at hotel set out on excursion to Rajgir. Rajgir is  site of great sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Afternoon visit Gridhkutta Hill, Bimbisar jail & Ajatashatru’s Fort. After lunch drive to Nalanda. It was one of the oldest universities of the World & International Centre for Buddist Studies. Nalanda was one of the greatest monastic universities of the ancient world established in 5th century BC. It is believed that Lord Buddha and also the founder of Jainism Lord Mahavir taught at this university for years. There is even a monument to felicitate Chinese traveler monk and writer Hiuen Tsang who studied at this university in the 7th century A.D. After visit drive back to Bodhgaya.

Overnight: Bodhagaya.

Day 04: Bodhgaya – Varanasi (248 Kms – 5H 56Min)
After breakfast drive to Varanasi. Varanasi is holy for both Hindus and Buddhists. On arrival check in to the hotel and then proceed to Sarnath, visit Dhamekha Stupa and Deer park. Later back to Varanasi.

Overnight: Varanasi.

Day 05: Varanasi – Kushinagar (229 Kms – 6H 16Min)
Early morning boat excursion on the river Ganges, a ferry pilgrimage from ghat to ghat. People bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. Come back to hotel for breakfast. Then drive to Kushinagar, lunch will be served en route in a nice motel. On arrival at Kushinagar check in to the hotel.

Overnight: Kushinagar.

Day 06: Kushinagar – Lumbini (139 Kms – 4H 16Min)
After breakfast at hotel, proceed to visit Mahaparinirvana Temple(where Buddha took his last breath) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of lord Buddha). Lunch at hotel. After lunch drive toward to Lumbini (in Nepal). Kindly obtain double entry visa for India & single entry visa for Nepal. On arrival, check in at hotel.

Overnight: Lumbini.

Day 07: Lumbini – Sravasti (187 Kms – 5H 7Min)
After breakfast at hotel proceed to visit Holy Birth place of Lord Buddha. After visit back to hotel. Lunch at hotel. Drive to Sravasti. On arrival, transfer to hotel.

Overnight: Sravasti.

Day 08: Sravasti – Lucknow (179 Kms – 4H 7Min)
After breakfast proceed for visit to Saheth (Jetvanaram) & Maheth (Angulimal Caves). After lunch drive to Lucknow to return back to home.

End of the tour with unforgettable memories.