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Ancient India Unveiled: Nalanda and Rajgir Tour

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8 hrs


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10 people




“Ancient India Unveiled: Nalanda and Rajgir Tour” is a captivating journey that takes you back in time. Explore the archaeological wonders of Nalanda, where the ruins of an ancient university reveal India’s intellectual heritage. In Rajgir, discover sacred monasteries, hilltop sermons, and therapeutic hot springs that echo with the whispers of history. Join us on this immersive experience, where the past comes to life, and the essence of ancient India is unveiled.


  • Explore the extensive ruins of Nalanda University, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Immerse in the spiritual ambiance of Venuvana Vihara, a serene monastery in Rajgir.
  • Ascend Gridhakuta Hill for panoramic views and the legacy of Lord Buddha's teachings.
  • Experience the healing properties of Rajgir's Hot Springs, a tranquil oasis.
  • Gain insights into ancient Buddhist history at Saptaparni Cave, where important councils convened.

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# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 204
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 364
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 569
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 676
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 851
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1055
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1260

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up Time: 8:00 AM

Indicative Drop-Off Time: 7:00 PM

Please note that the actual timings may vary depending on traffic and your specific interests during the tour.

8:00 AM - Departure from Bodhgaya

Your day of exploration begins as you meet your knowledgeable guide in the lobby of your Bodhgaya hotel. Set out towards the historic town of Nalanda.

Nalanda Archaeological Museum

Upon reaching Nalanda, your first stop is the Nalanda Archaeological Museum. This museum houses a vast collection of artifacts related to the ancient Nalanda University. As you explore, you'll have the opportunity to marvel at ancient sculptures, manuscripts, and archaeological finds that offer a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the region.

Nalanda University Ruins

Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins of Nalanda University. Your guide will lead you through the extensive ruins, providing insights into the layout and purpose of the various structures. These ruins are a living testament to the intellectual and architectural achievements of ancient India.

Lunch Break

Satisfy your appetite with a delectable lunch at a local restaurant in Nalanda, where you can savor authentic regional cuisine.

Rajgir Exploration

After lunch, proceed to Rajgir, a historic town located approximately 25 kilometers from Nalanda.

Venuvana Vihara

Discover the serene Venuvana Vihara, a monastery nestled amidst lush green forests. This tranquil retreat, believed to have been established by King Bimbisara of Magadha, was favored by Lord Buddha as a place of meditation and learning. Explore the beautifully landscaped gardens, the ancient shrines, and the peaceful ambiance of this sacred site, while your guide shares the history and significance.

Gridhakuta Hill (Vulture Peak)

Ascend Gridhakuta Hill, often referred to as Vulture Peak, where Lord Buddha delivered significant sermons. Your journey to the summit includes a cable car ride, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and hills. At the top, immerse yourself in the spirituality of the place and take in the awe-inspiring vistas.

Saptaparni Cave

Visit the historic Saptaparni Cave, situated at the foothills of Gridhakuta Hill. This cave is believed to be the site where the first Buddhist council was held after Lord Buddha's passing. Inside, your guide will narrate the cave's history and significance, helping you connect with the ancient spiritual traditions.

Hot Springs

Experience the serene Hot Springs located in the foothills of the Vaibhava Hill. These hot springs are renowned for their reputed medicinal properties and are a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists alike. Take a soothing dip in the therapeutic waters, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate amidst the serene natural surroundings.

Return Journey to Bodhgaya

Bid farewell to Rajgir and commence your return journey to Bodhgaya, reflecting on the cultural and spiritual insights gained during your day of exploration.

7:00 PM - Arrival in Bodhgaya

Arrive back at your Bodhgaya hotel, bringing with you cherished memories of a remarkable day tour, where you explored the cultural treasures of Nalanda and Rajgir, delved into ancient history, and connected with the spirituality of the region.


  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional)



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