Covering Place : Bodhgaya (1N) – Varanasi (2N) – Sravasti (1N) – Lumbini (1N) – Kushinagar (1N) – Vaishali – Patna (1N) – Nalanda /Nepura / Rajgir – Bodhgaya (1N) (departure)
Duration : 8 Night 9 Days
Highlights : Mahabodhi Temple, The Bodhi tree, 80 ft Statue of the Buddha, Buddhist Temple & Monastery of different countries, Sujata Garh at Bodhgaya; Cyclopean Wall, Vishwa Shanti Stupa/ World Peace Pagoda, Griddhakoot Hills, Venuvana at Rajgir; Runes of Nalanda University, Nalanda Museum at Nalanda; Rural Tourism Village at Nepura; Karuna Stupa, Holy Relic of Lord Buddha in Patna Museum at Patna; Kolhua, World Peace Pagoda, Buddha Stupa I & II, Archaeological Museum at Vaishali; Mahaparinirvana Temple, Mukutbandhana Stupa, and Gupta period Chaitayas at Kushinagar; Dhamekh Stupa, Dharmajajika Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Mulgandhakuti Temple, Ashokan Pillar at Sarnath.
Day 1| Bodhgaya (arrival)
Arrive at the Bodhgaya Airport or Railway Station. You will be greeted by Visit Bihar representative and you will get transfer to your pre booked hotel. Check in and rest for few hours and then go to visit Mahabodhi temple, Bodhi Tree, Vajrasana or Diamond Throne and The Animesh Lochana in Bodhgaya. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 2| Bodhgaya – Varanasi
After having breakfast, you will be Visit Dungreshwari Caves, 80 ft Buddha Statue, different country Monasteries, Archaeological Museum and Sujata Garh. Later check out from Bodhgaya hotel and get driven to Varanasi. Check in to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3| Varanasi
Today after breakfast, get driven to Sarnath, Located thirteen kilometers northeast of Varanasi, Sarnath is the auspicious place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon in the deer park after attaining enlightenment at Bodhgaya. Set amidst well-maintained gardens, Sarnath’s ruins are a pleasant place for a stroll or for meditation. Evening back to Varanasi, visit holy Ghats of River Ganga along with ancient Hindu temple. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4|Varanasi – Saravasti
Today after breakfast check out from hotel and get driven to Saravasti. On arrival check in to your pre booked hotel. Later visit Saravasti – is full of old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples. The city is believed to be founded by Mythological King Saravasti and has old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples. Visit Jetvana Gardens and Anand Bodhi Tree. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5|Saravasti – Lumbini
This day after breakfast, you will get driven to Lumbini – This is the birth place of Lord Buddha. Check in to hotel as soon as you reach Lumbini. Then you will visit Mayadevi Temple and the Sacred Tank. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6| Lumbini – Kushinagar
After having breakfast, check out and get driven to Kushinagar- It was here Lord Buddha ended his earthly journey passed into Mahaparinirvana. On arrival in Kushinagar, check in to your pre booked hotel. Later visit Mahaparinirvana Temple and Mutkabandha Stupa– believed to have been built to preserve the relics of Buddha. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7| Kushinagar – Vaishali – Patna
Today after breakfast, check out from hotel and get driven to Patna, Enroute visit Vaishali; It was here that the Buddha announced the approaching of his Mahaparinirvana. Visit 4th century Buddha Stupa I and II and Kolhua (Ashokan Lion Pillar) where Lord Buddha delivered his last sermon and World Peace Pagoda. Evening reach Patna, on arrival check in at your pre booked hotel and stay overnight.
Day 8| Patna – Nalanda – Rajgir – Bodhgaya
Today after breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Bodhgaya, enroute visit Rajgir for World Peace Pagoda, Griddhakuta Hill, Venu Van and Japanese Temple. Get chance to explore the ruins of great Nalanda University and a real village tourism experience in Nepura. Later in Evening reach Bodhgaya, on arrival check in to your pre booked hotel for overnight stay.
Day 9 | Bodhgaya (departure)
Today after breakfast visit Dungreshwari Caves, 80 ft Buddha Statue, different country Monasteries, Archaeological Museum and Sujata Garh. Later check out from hotel and driven to airport or Railway Station for your onwards journey to home.