Dambadiva: from Bodhgaya to Bodhgaya
Duration : 08 Days / 07 Nights
Destination Covered : Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Kushinagar – Lumbini - Saravasti – Varanasi – Bodhgaya out.
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A must its said that for all Buddhists during their life to visit the four main places, namely, Lumbini – the birthplace of Buddha; Bodhgaya – where Buddha attained enlightenment; Sarnath – where Buddha gave his first discourse of Dhamma to the world; and Kushinagar – place of Buddha's Mahaparinibbana.
- After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour at Bodhgaya, visiting the place like Mahabodhi temple - The Bodhi tree.
- Buddha entered perfect tranquility - the state of Mahaparinirvana).On arrival transfer to hotel. After short break, leave from hotel to visit Mahaparinirvana temple.
- After breakfast at hotel drive to Lumbini (170 kms / approx 5 hrs drive) with packed lunch from hotel, Arrival Lumbini, visit Maya Devi Temples in Lumbini.
- It is believed that Lord Buddha and also the founder of Jainism religion Lord Mahavir taught at this university for years.
Arrival at Gaya International Airport. Meet & greet on arrival and transfer to hotel. Evening free for own activities or visit Mahabodhi Temple for prayer (If client want) Early Dinner at hotel and overnight at Bodhgaya hotel.
Day 2: Bodhgaya
Early morning visit Mahabodhi temple to offer Ghee Rice Pooja (Kiripidu Dhana). Thereafter return to hotel. After breakfast, full day sightseeing of Bodhgaya, visiting the place like Mahabodhi temple - The Bodhi tree, situated in the premises of the temple, is the one under which Buddha attained illumination. Lunch at hotel. After lunch visit to Sujata Village, Niranjana River, various monasteries, Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya.Day 3: Bodhgaya / Kushinagar
Early Morning drive to Kushinagar Lunch on way at local restaurant or packed (09 hrs drive) Kushinagar (The Place where Buddha entered perfect tranquility - the state of Mahaparinirvana).On arrival transfer to hotel. After short break, leave from hotel to visit Mahaparinirvana temple & Rambhar stupa, the huge statue of the Reclining Buddha, Mukutbandhana, come back to hotel for Dinner and Overnight stay at Kushinagar hotel.Day 4: Kushinagar / Lumbini / Sravasti
After breakfast at hotel drive to Lumbini (170 kms / approx 5 hrs drive) with packed lunch from hotel. Arrival Lumbini, visit Maya Devi Temples in Lumbini. The place where enlightened Gautam Buddha was born. Evening Drive to Sravasti (190 kms / approx 5 hrs drive). Arrival Sravasti, on arrival check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.Day 5: Sravasti / Varanasi
After breakfast visit Sahet Mahet (Capital of ancient kingdom of Kosala, Jetavana Gardens Buddhist temples etc. After Lunch at hotel drive to Varanasi (8/9 hrs approx.). Arrival Varanasi and check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Varanasi.Day 6: Varanasi / Bodhgaya
After early Breakfast at hotel drive to Sarnath (10 kms) Visit - about 10 kms from the holy city of Varanasi – is the blessed locale where more than 2500 years ago Buddha choose to deliver his first sermon. After lunch drive to Bodhgaya (approx 06 hrs drive). Arrive Bodhgaya, on arrival check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight at Bodhgaya.Day 7: Bodhgaya/ Rajgir – Nalanda / Bodhgaya
At 0700 hrs after breakfast drive to Rajgir .Reaches Rajgir at 0900 hrs (from Bodhgaya which is 85 s) Rajgir is la site of great Sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Afternoon visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail & Ajatshatru Fort.
Drive to Nalanda, which is 12kms. Drive (15 minutes), and It was one of the oldest Universities of the World & International Centre for Buddhist Studies., Nalanda was one of the greatest monastic universities of the ancient world University established in 5th century BC.
It is believed that Lord Buddha and also the founder of Jainism religion Lord Mahavir taught at this university for years. There is even a monument to facilitate Chinese traveler monk and writer Hiuen Tsang who studied at this university in the 7th century A.D
Lunch at Nalanda Cafeteria. Evening drive back to Bodhgaya (105 KMS, 02.5 Hrs Drive) on arrival check in at hotel. Dinner at hotel and Overnight at Bodhgaya.
Breakfast at hotel. Rest day free. or visit main temple or own activities or local shopping. Lunch at hotel, after lunch transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.