4-Day Bodhgaya- Varanasi Exclusive Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Departure Details :
    Bodhgaya [Gaya] Airport or Gaya Railway Station
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Bodhgaya is the most holy place for Buddhists. This is the place where Buddha attained Buddhatva or enlightenment. Enlightenment is a state of being completely free from lust (raga), hatred (dosa) and delusion (moha). Mahabodhi Temple complex is one of the most important and one of the largest active Buddhist temple in the world.Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the place to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins.

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Day1: Arival from Bodhgaya [Gaya] airport or Railway station and transfer to Hotel in Bodhgaya.

In the evening visit Mahabodhi temple.

Mahabodhi Temple: Bodhgaya is the home to the ancient temple of Lord Buddha, located just east of the Bodhi tree. The temple's architecture is superb and has a beautiful stone railing around it. The Maha Bodhi temple has a 150 feet high tower, which contains a gilded colossal image of the Buddha in the 'bhumisparsha mudra' or touching the ground pose. The original shrine here is believed to have been raised by an Indian emperor Ashoka. Depicted on the walls of the temple are scenes from Buddha's life. The basement of the present temple is 15m square, 15m in length as well as in breadth and its height is 52m which rises in the form of a slender pyramid tapering off from a square platform. A museum in the vicinity has gold, bronze and stone images of the Buddha.

Over night at hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day2: Early in the morning. Visit some other important place in Bodhgaya. After Lunch and checkout drive to Varanasi [5 hrs]. Arrive in Varanasi in the evening, have dinner at hotel and relax.

Over night at hotel in Varanasi.

Day3: Sarnath: (After relaxed breakfast) Sarnath in Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places. Sarnath is also know as the birth place of Buddhism.

City Tour: Banaras Hinu University [BHU] visit New Kashi Vishwnath temple. Other important point to see in city are Durga temple [monkey temple], Bharat Mata Temple [Mother India Temple].

Evening Aarti: Aarti, also spelled arathi, is a Hindu ritual, in which light is offered to one or more deities. Aartis also refer to the songs sung in praise of the deity, when offering of lamps is being offered. Varanasi to Bodhgaya: 

Over night at hotel in Varanasi.

Day4: Morning boat ride at the dawn followed by old city walk & City tour: Boating in the Ganges during the sun rise in Varanasi is main attraction. We can observe here the Hindus way of life on the bank of the river Ganges (Ghats).

After boat ride a small walk in to the oldest part of Varanasi which is famous for its narrow street & visit Kashi Vishwnath temple (Golden Temple) areal open for Hindu only. 

Back to hotel at the time of breakfast.

After checkout drive to Varanasi airport or railway station.

Inclusions

  • 1 night accommodation in Bodhgaya at hotel Sujata, Royal Residency or similar grade on double occupancy basis
  • 2 nights accommodation in Varanasi at hotel Radisson, Rivatas, Ramada Plaza JHV or a similar grade hotel on double occupancy basis
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Driver
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) in Varanasi only
  • Lunch & Dinner

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A maximum of 10 people per booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

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