Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Day 1: Varanasi-Bodhgaya (Distance 250 Kms)
Stop At: Mahabodhi Temple, Bihar 824231, Bodh Gaya 824231 India
After early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel lobby, proceed for a smooth drive to Bodhgaya. Enroute you will have a couple of pit stops for Snacks, Tea and Wash. On arrival, you will be checked in to a decent 3-star hotel located in the close vicinity of the Mahabodhi temple. Later you will be taken to The Mahabodhi Temple (literally: "Great Awakening Temple"), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an ancient, but much rebuilt and restored, a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. The site contains a descendant of the Bodhi Tree under which Buddha gained enlightenment and has been a major pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists for well over two thousand years, and some elements probably date to the period of Ashoka (died c. 232 BCE). What is now visible on the ground essentially dates from the 7th century CE, or perhaps somewhat earlier, as well as several major restorations since the 19th century. But the structure now may well incorporate large parts of earlier work, possibly from the 2nd or 3rd century CE.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Bodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya India
It is considered to be the descendant of the tree under which Prince Siddharth meditated and later knows as Lord Budhha after attaining enlightenment.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Sujata Kuti, 8 Km from Bodh Gaya, Bodh Gaya India
Sujata Stupa, also Sujata Kuti stupa or Sujata Garh, is a Buddhist stupa located in the village of Senanigrama (Bakraur) slightly east of Bodh Gaya in the state of Bihar, India. It lies directly across the Phalgu River from the town of Bodh Gaya, where Gautama Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. It is a walk of about 20 minutes, from Bodh Gaya to Sujata Stupa. It was initially built in the 2nd century BCE as confirmed by finds of Dark Grey polished wares and a punch-marked coin in the monastery nearby.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple, Near the Giant Buddha Statue, Bodh Gaya India
This is a monastery built by the Japanese.
Duration: 15 minutes
Accommodation included: Maya Heritage, 3 star Hotel
Day 2: Temple Tour Bodh Gaya & Transfer to Varanasi
Stop At: Chinese Temple, Nr. Bodhi Temple Complex, Bodh Gaya 824231 India
Today after early morning breakfast proceed to visit few monasteries around the Mahabodhi temple, covering Thai Temple, Chinese Monastery, etc. Later proceed to get transferred to Varanasi Aiport/ Varanasi Rail Station or Varanasi Hotel.
Duration: 1 hour
Accommodation included: Maya Heritage, 3-star Hotel (Or Similar)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Infant seats available.
Most travelers can participate.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate