The Namaste India Trip representative will receive you at Gaya International Airport and transfer you safely to the hotel booked for lodging in Bodhgaya. Since Bodhgaya is where Buddha received ‘Enlightenment’ it acts as the spiritual dwelling place for Buddhists, attracting several believers from the entire world. This place is located close to river Niranjana and is counted among the Holiest pilgrimage site for Buddhists, ranking second among all four Buddhist pilgrimage locations. In the afternoon you will be taken for Bodhgaya sightseeing tour that will include visiting the Mahabodhi Temple. This temple is named after Lord Buddha and is considered sacred by Buddhists. The Maha-Bodhi tree is also thought to be very holy as Lord Buddha is claimed to have attained ‘Enlightenment’ here under this tree. Spend the night at the hotel in Bodhgaya.
Morning after breakfast drive to Patna, on the way visit Rajgir and Nalanda. Rajgir is a site of great sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Rajgir is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site since the Buddha spent 12 years here and the first Buddhist council after the Buddha was hosted here at the Saptaparni caves. later visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail . Next, you will drive another 14km to reach Nalanda University which is the International Centre for Buddhist Studies and among the oldest universities that the world has seen. You will reach Patna after covering another 90km and rest out here for the night.
Morning after breakfast to Kushinagar en-route visit Vaishali - it was here in Vaishali that Lord Buddha made announcement for the ‘Mahaparinirvana’. later drive to Kushinagar " the place where Lord Buddha gave ‘Buddhism’ to the world. On arrival Kushinagar, check into hotel. Afternoon visit Mahaparinirvana Temple site where Buddha breathed his last along with the ‘Rambhar Stupa’ place where Lord Buddha was cremated. Spend the night in Kushinagar hotel.
Day 4 : Kushinagar to Lumbini 180km/ 5hours
Morning drive to Lumbini - the birth place of Lord Buddha, On arrival, check into hotel. later visit the birth place of Buddha - Mayadevi Temple. This place is not only religiously significant but holds geographically significant with a combination of natural beauty and peace. Stay overnight at the hotel in Lumbini.
Day 5 : Lumbini to Kapilavastu to Sravasti 225km/ 6 minutes
Morning after breakfast drive for Sravasti, stopping at Kapilavastu on way. Kapilavastu is where Gautama Buddha spent his childhood. Next, you have to make a move for Sravasti, the place known for Buddha’s sermons. He has supposedly performed several miracles out here and even ‘levitated’ here. Also visit the Angulimal and Sahet Mahet caves and return to Sravasti for spending overnight.
Day 6 : Sravasti to Varanasi 300km/ 8hours
Morning after breakfast on to Varanasi, one among the few oldest living cities in the world. From Varanasi continue travelling to reach Sarnath, which is 12km away from Varanasi. Lord Buddha had his first sermon preached at Sarnath to five of his disciples having attained enlightenment. Dhamekh Stupa is frequently visited here in Sarnath and so is the Sarnath Museum. Return to Varanasi for spending the night.
Day 7 : Varanasi to Bodhgaya 242km/ 7hours
Early morning enjoy the Sunrise Boat Cruise explore the Ganges Ghat of Holy City Varanasi, view the sunrise in Varanasi on a boat in the Ganges. Return and finish your breakfast to get back to Bodhgaya. Upon arrival in Bodhgaya rest in the hotel you had checked in earlier. Take rest for some time and then go to visit the Niranjana River and the Dungeswari caves. Spend overnight in the Bodhgaya hotel.
Day 8 : End of Tour
On the final day, have a hearty breakfast and you will be safely taken to the Gaya International Airport for a connecting flight to your destination.
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