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Bodhgaya to Banaras: A Spiritual Passage

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Duration

4 Nights / 5 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a profound spiritual journey from Bodhgaya to Banaras, tracing the footsteps of enlightenment. Explore the sacred Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, and Tibetan Monastery in Bodhgaya, where Buddha attained enlightenment. Continue to Varanasi, India’s spiritual heart, to witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti, experience a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges, and visit significant landmarks like Sarnath. This soul-enriching pilgrimage offers a deep dive into the spiritual essence of Buddhism and Hinduism, leaving you with lasting impressions of devotion and tranquility.

Highlights

  • Bodhgaya's Spiritual Oasis: Explore the Mahabodhi Temple and Bodhi Tree, where Buddha found enlightenment, and delve into the tranquil atmosphere of Tibetan Monastery.
  • Varanasi's Spiritual Charm: Witness the enchanting Holy Ganga Aarti on the banks of the Ganges, experience a dawn boat ride, and explore the spiritual treasures of Varanasi.
  • Rajgir's Historical Significance: Visit the ancient city of Rajgir, a pivotal location in Buddhism's history, and explore Nalanda, renowned for its ancient university.
  • Sarnath's Serene Aura: Discover the tranquil Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon, and explore the archaeological site and serene temples.
  • A Passage to Enlightenment: Immerse yourself in the spiritual essence of Buddhism and Hinduism as you trace the footsteps of enlightenment on this profound pilgrimage.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 41.6%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 43.5%
4 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 54.2%
5 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 52.9%
6 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 57.7%
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 56.2%
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 60.8%

Itinerary

Day 1: Patna - Bodhgaya (175kms)

Upon your arrival at Patna airport, our representative will greet you and assist with your transfer to Bodhgaya. En route, you'll have the opportunity to explore the historical and spiritually significant sites of Nalanda and Rajgir. After a day filled with exploration, check in at your hotel in Bodhgaya for a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 2: Bodhgaya

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, your day will be dedicated to exploring Bodhgaya, a place of great significance in Buddhism. You will visit the iconic Mahabodhi Temple, under which the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment, as well as the revered Bodhi Tree. A visit to the Tibetan Monastery will provide insight into the Buddhist culture. In the evening, attend the temple aarti, a mesmerizing spiritual experience. Return to your hotel for a restful overnight stay.

Day 3: Bodhgaya - Varanasi (250kms)

Following breakfast, you'll embark on a scenic drive to Varanasi, one of the holiest cities in India. In the evening, witness the captivating Holy Ganga Aarti, a ritual on the banks of the sacred Ganges that is both spiritual and visually stunning. Check in at your Varanasi hotel for a peaceful night's sleep.

Day 4: Varanasi

Begin your day with an early morning boat ride on the Ganges River, a serene and spiritually enriching experience. As the sun rises, explore the various ghats along the river, each with its unique significance. Your day's itinerary includes visits to Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, and the sacred town of Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. After a day filled with exploration and spiritual connection, return to your hotel in Varanasi for a well-deserved overnight rest.

Day 5: Varanasi - Departure

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to Varanasi airport according to your flight schedule. Board your onward flight with cherished memories of your spiritual and cultural journey through Bodhgaya and Varanasi.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 4 Nights' accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast at hotels and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

5-Star Hotels Used or Similar Bodhgaya - The Royal Residency/ Lotus Nikko Hotel Varanasi - Ramada JHV/ Radisson Hotel

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