• Heritage Tour of Bihar – 8N & 9D

Covering Place           : Patna (1N) – Nalanda – Rajgir (1N) – Barabar Cave and Kauwa Dol – Gaya – Bodhgaya (2N) – Aurangabad – Sasaram (2N) – Rohtasgarh Fort – Ramnagar Fort – Varanasi (2N)

Duration                     : 8 Night 9 Days

Highlights               : Golghar, Bihar Museum, Patna Museum, Kumhrar in Patna; Saptparni Caves, Cyclopean Wall, Shell Inscriptions, Vishwa Shanti Stupa/ World Peace Pagoda, Griddhakoot Hills, Swarn Bhandar, Maniyar Math in Rajgir; Runes of Nalanda University, Nalanda Museum at Nalanda; 7 Rock Cut Caves of Mauryan Era, Siddheshwar Nath Temple and Museum in Barabar Hills ; Rock Carved Images and Lord Buddha Statue in Kauva Dol; Vishnupad Temple, Gaya Museum in Gaya; Mahabodhi Temple, Archeological Museum, Dungeshwari Caves in Bodhgaya; Deo Sun Temple, Daud Khan Fort at Aurangabad; Sher Shah Suri’s Mausoleum, Hasan Khan Suri Tomb, Tomb of Salim Shah and Alwal Khan Tomb, at Sasaram; Hathiya Pol, Barahduari, Aina Mahal, Jami Majid, Tomb of Sufi Sultan, Ganesh Temple and Hanging House at Rohtasgarh Fort; Ramnagar Fort, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Mandir, Assi Ghat at Varanasi

Itinerary

Day 1 : Patna (arrival)

Arrive at Patna Airport/Railway Station, on arrival Visit Bihar tour representative will assist you in getting transferred to your car. Then get driven to hotel for your smooth check in. Later drive to Kumhrar, Golghar, Bihar Museum and Patna Museum for visit of archaeological remains of the region. In Evening back to hotel for overnight stay.

 

Day 2 : Patna – Nalanda – Rajgir

Post breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Rajgir. En-route visit the Ruins of 5th Century Nalanda University, Nalanda Archaeological Museum at Nalanda. On arrival check in to your pre booked hotel. Later start city tour of Rajgir, Visit Saptparni Caves, Cyclopean Wall, World Peace Pagoda, Ashokan Stupa, Gridhkuta Hill, Swarn Bhandar, Maniyar Math. Later in evening back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3 : Rajgir – Barabar Cave – Bodhgaya

Today after breakfast check out from hotel and get driven to Bodhgaya. En-route visit Barabar Hills, which is home of world-famous seven rock cut caves of Mauryan Era. If interested in trek then visit Siddheshwarnath Temple, this temple is an above 1200 ft and attracted the attention of pilgrims even before the advent of Buddhism. Also visit Kauva Dol, See the rock carved, rather rudely, numerous figure representing mostly Hindu deities like Hara-Gauri, Mahishasurmardini, Durga, Ganesha, Buddha etc. A 6ft high lord Buddha Statue is also worth to see at Kauva Dol. Later drive to Bodhgaya, check in and overnight stay.

 

 Day 4 : Bodhgaya – Gaya – Bodhgaya

After breakfast get ready for a guided tour of Archaeological important place in region. Start the day with the visit of Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Archeological Museum in Bodhgaya, Later drive to Gaya Town for Vishnupad Temple and Gaya Museum. If time permit take a short road drive to Patharkatti Village which is famous for his stone artist village, experience the making of Stone sculpture. Evening come back to hotel for overnight stay.

 

Day 5 : Bodhgaya – Aurangabad – Sasaram

Today after breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Sasaram. En-route visit Deo Sun Temple, which is believed to be built in 8th century AD by Chandravanshi King Bhairavendra Singh. Later reach Sasaram – “Where Great Kings once lived. After lunch, start city tour of Sasaram, visit Sher Shah Suri’s Mausoleum, Hasan Khan Suri Tomb, Tomb of Salim Shah and Alwal Khan Tomb which is of a fine piece of Pathan architect founded in India.

Overnight stay at hotel in Sasaram.

Day 6 : Sasaram – Rohtasgarh Fort – Sasaram (70 kms one way)

After early breakfast start your guided trek tour to Rohtasgarh Fort. The fort is situated approx 1500 feet above Kaimur Plateau at a distance of 70 km from Sasaram. On the top of the hill you will visit Hathiya Pol, Barahduari, Aina Mahal, Jami Majid, Tomb of Sufi Sultan, Ganesh Temple and Hanging House. Packed snacks will be advisable to keep during trek. Later in evening back to Sasaram for overnight stay.

Day 7 : Sasaram – Ramnagar Fort – Varanasi

Today after breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Varanasi. En-route visit Ramnagar Fort which is 15 km before Varanasi. It is situated near River Ganaga and having 17th century huge fort of King of Banares. Visit the Museum for antiquities, vintage cars, armory with a collection of old guns and swords, carved ivory articles and antique clocks. Evening reach Varanasi, check in to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8 : Varanasi

Today after breakfast, day is free for full day city tour of Varanasi. Start with a visit to Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, 17th century temple of Goddess Annapurna, Bharat Mata Mandir, Banaras Hindu University and different Ghats of Varanasi like Assi Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat. Be a part in evening live aarti at Ghat.

Do some shopping in local market and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 9 : Varanasi (departure)

Today after breakfast, day is free till your departure time. Later our driver will drop off you at Airport or Railway Station for your onwards journey to Home.



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