Covering Place : Bodhgaya (1N) – Rajgir / Nalanda – Patna (1N) – Vaishali – Kushinagar (1N) – Lumbini (1N) – Varanasi (2N) – Sarnath – Bodhgaya (1N)
Duration : 7 Night 8 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 – Nalanda – Rajgir – Patna
This day after breakfast check out from hotel and get driven to Patna. Enroute visit Rajgir; the rainy retreat of Lord Buddha. Visit World Peace Pagoda, Griddhakuta Hill, Venuvana 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 Patna and check in at your pre booked hotel and stay overnight.
Day 3| Patna – Vaishali – Kushinagar
Today after breakfast, get ready to go for a sightseeing tour of Patna. The sightseeing will include Karuna Stupa and Patna Museum for holy cascade of Buddha relic. Later check out from hotel and get driven to Kushinagar, 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 Kushinagar, on arrival check in at your pre booked hotel and stay overnight.
Day 4| Kushinagar – Lumbini
After breakfast, get ready to go for a sightseeing tour of Kushinagar – It was here Lord Buddha ended his earthly journey passed into Mahaparinirvana. Visit Mahaparinirvana Temple and Mutkabandha Stupa– believed to have been built to preserve the relics of Buddha. Later back to hotel for check out and get driven to Lumbini. Check in to hotel as soon as you reach the city. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 5| Lumbini – Varanasi
Today after breakfast, visit Lumbini – This is the birth place of Lord Buddha, visit Mayadevi Temple and the Sacred Tank. Afternoon check out from hotel and driven to Varanasi. On arrival check in to your pre-booked hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6| Varanasi – Sarnath – 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 admits 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 7 | Varanasi – Bodhgaya
Today after breakfast check out from hotel and get driven to Bodhgaya. On arrival check in to hotel, later Visit Dungreshwari Caves, 80 ft Buddha Statue, different country Monasteries, Archaeological Museum and Sujata Garh. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 8 | Bodhgaya (departure)
Today after breakfast check out from hotel and proceed towards Gaya airport or Railway Station for your onwards journey to home.