A place where Lord Buddha left his foot steps nearly 2500 years ago while travelling in the quest of enlightenment, situated by the river Phalgu, Bodhgaya is one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage center in the world. It was here under a banyan tree, the Bodhi Tree, Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha,the Enlightened One. The serenity of the atmosphere remains in the subconscious soul of any visitor who takes the village as a pilgrimage that the Lord himself had chosen for meditation. There is a magnificent Mahabodhi temple and the Tree from the original sapling still stands in the temple premises. The temple is an architectural amalgamation of many centuries, cultures and heritages. While its architecture has a distinct stamp of the Gupta era, it has later ages inscriptions describing visits of pilgrims from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and China between 7th and 10th century AD. It is perhaps still the same temple Hieuen Tsang visited in 7th century.
It was Bodhgaya where Lord Buddha sat under a peepal (Ficus religiosa) tree and attained nirvana or enlightenment. The descendant of that original tree still flourishes there today. This small and calm town is the most venerated sites in the world. The founder of Buddhism, Lord Buddha's life is associated to this small town of Bodhgaya. Among the four holiest cities of Buddhist faith, Bodhgaya is the most important Buddhist pilgrim center. It is also an important center for the study of Buddhism. Places associated with the life and times of Lord Buddha are located inside the Mahabodhi temple complex including the Bodhi Tree and a pond where it is believed that Lord Buddha mediated for few days.
Day 01: Lucknow
Assistance on arrival, Check-in at Hotel later visit local places. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Lucknow - Varanasi
After early breakfast drive 07 hrs to Varanasi, Check-in at Hotel. Afternoon free for own activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Varanasi
Early morning Boat ride on River Ganges to see the bathing Ghats. Afternoon visit SARNATH along with Pirith ceremony (where Buddha delivered his first sermon). Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Varanasi - Bodhgaya
After breakfast drive 243 kms / 6.5 hours to Bodhgaya. Check-in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Bodhgaya
After breakfast morning visit Mahabodhi Temple & Bodhi Tree, Great Buddha Statue, Niranjana River, Sujata Temple- which is across the Niranjana river. Afternoon visit to Dungeshwari caves. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya
After early breakfast drive to Rajgir the vulture Hill, hot spring in Rajgir, world peace Stupa, Bamboo’s Garden. Continue to Nalanda to visit the ruins of world oldest University. Return back to Bodhgaya. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Bodhgaya - Varanasi
After breakfast drive 5-6 hrs to Varanasi. Evening departure transfer to airport to connect the flight for onward destination.
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Gaya is the nearest airport which is approximately 17 kilometres from the town of Bodh Gaya.
The nearest rail head is Gaya Junction, which is 13 kilometres away from Bodh Gaya.
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