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Enlightened Journey: Bodhgaya and Gaya Temples

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

Up to 15 days

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on an ‘Enlightened Journey’ through Bodhgaya and Gaya, where spirituality and history converge in a profound pilgrimage experience. Explore the revered Mahabodhi Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and witness the sacred Bodhi Tree, where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Dive deep into the spiritual aura of Bodhgaya’s monastic complexes. In Gaya, visit ancient temples, including the renowned Vishnupad Temple, as you immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Buddhist and Hindu heritage.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Mahabodhi Temple, where Buddha achieved enlightenment, and witness the sacred Bodhi Tree.
  • Visit Bodhgaya's monastic complexes and monasteries, immersing yourself in the spiritual ambiance of this revered site.
  • Journey to Gaya to explore ancient temples, including the Vishnupad Temple, steeped in Hindu and Buddhist history.
  • Discover the serene Tibetan Monastery, home to the Maitreya Buddha, and explore other international Buddhist temples.
  • Attend a mesmerizing temple aarti ceremony in the evening, a spiritual experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 142
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 249
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 391
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 498
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 621
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 764
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 906

What you will do

9:00 AM - Pick Up from Your Hotel in Bodhgaya
Your day begins with a comfortable pick-up from your hotel in Bodhgaya at the designated time, setting the stage for a spiritual and historical journey through this sacred city.

Morning:
9:30 AM - Mahabodhi Temple Exploration (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
Embark on a visit to the Mahabodhi Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most revered Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. Marvel at the 54-meter-tall temple, which has undergone renovations over the years and now enshrines a magnificent golden Buddha. Explore the temple's surroundings, including the ancient railing dating back to 100 BC.

Midday:
12:30 PM - Lunch Break (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Satisfy your appetite with a delectable lunch at a local restaurant, allowing you to recharge for the afternoon's explorations.

Afternoon:
1:30 PM - Bodhi Tree and Vajrasana (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Continue your spiritual exploration with a visit to the Bodhi Tree, where it is believed that Buddha attained enlightenment. Witness the Vajrasana or the sacred throne where Buddha sat during his enlightenment. Take in the tranquil ambiance and historical significance of these revered sites.

2:30 PM - Monastic Journey (2:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Embark on a monastic journey as you explore various Buddhist monasteries and temples in Bodhgaya. Visit the Tibetan Monastery, home to the Maitreya Buddha, often considered the future Buddha. Explore the Burmese Temple, Chinese Temple and Monastery, Buddhist Monastery of Bhutan, Thai Temple and Monastery, and many more. Immerse yourself in the diverse Buddhist traditions and architectural styles of these sacred places.

Late Afternoon:
4:30 PM - Temples in Gaya (4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
Proceed to Gaya, which is located approximately 12 kilometers from Bodhgaya. In Gaya, you'll visit some of the renowned temples, including the Vishnupad Temple, a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Explore the surrounding temples and immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of Gaya.

Evening:
6:00 PM - Drop Off at Your Hotel
After a day filled with spiritual discoveries and cultural insights, you'll be conveniently dropped off at your hotel in Bodhgaya, concluding your memorable journey through this sacred destination.

Included/Excluded

  • 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).

Languages

English

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