Highlights of Bihar

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

04 Nights – 05 Days

 

Bodhgya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Bodhgaya – Varanasi

 

Day 01: Bodhgaya
On arrival at Bodhgaya meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Later in the evening visit Mahabodhi Temple.

Overnight: Bodhgaya.

Day 02: Bodhgaya
After breakfast full day city tour of bodhgaya. Visit Sujata Village, Niranjana river & various International monasteries.

Overnight: Bodhgaya.

Day 03: Bodhgaya
After breakfast at hotel set out for excursion to Rajgir. Rajgir is a 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 & an 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 religion 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: Bodhgaya.

Day 04: Bodhgaya – Varanasi (248 Kms – 5H 53Min)
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
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. Later sightseeing tour of the city including the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Benaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughul Emperor Aurangazeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu Temple. Evening transfer to Varanasi airport to connect the flight for onward destination.

End of the tour with unforgettable memories.