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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  • Car Parking
  • Coffee Shop
  • Wifi

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Bodh Gaya is the most holy place for the followers of the Buddhist faith all over the world. Situated by the bank of river Niranjana the place was then known as Uruvela. King Ashoka was the first to build a temple here.
Traditionally, Buddha was born in 563 BC in what is now Nepal on the following auspicious Baisakhi Purnima. As Siddhartha, he renounced his family at the age of 29 in 534 BC and travelled and meditated in search of truth. After practising self-mortification for six years at Uruvela (Bodhgaya) in Gaya, he gave up that practice because it did not give him mukthi. Then he discovered Noble Eight-fold path without help from anyone and practiced it, then he attained Buddhatva or enlightenment. Enlightenment is a state of being completely free from lust (raga), hatred (dosa) and delusion (moha). By gaining enlightenment, you enter Nibbana, in which the final stage is Parinibbana.

Tour Highlights

  • Meet & greet on arrival and transfer to hotel. Evening free for own activities or visit to Mahabodhi temple for prayer.
  • Thereafter return to hotel. After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour at Bodhgaya, visiting the place like Mahabodhi temple - The Bodhi tree.
  • Reaches Rajgir at 0900 hrs (from Bodhgaya which is 85 s) Rajgir is la site of great Sanctity and significance for Buddhists.
  • If time permit evening visit Mahaparinirvana temple, the huge statue of the Reclining Buddha.
Day 1: Arrival Gaya 

Arrival at Gaya International Airport. Meet & greet on arrival and transfer to hotel. Evening free for own activities or visit to Mahabodhi temple for prayer (If client want). 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 tour at 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 stay at Hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 3: Bodhgaya / Rajgir – Nalanda / Bodhgaya

Early morning after breakfast drive to Rajgir. Arrive Rajgir (from Bodhgaya which is 85 Km) Rajgir is a site of great Sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Afternoon visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail & Ajatshatru Fort.
Later 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 Tsiang 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 stay at Bodhgaya.

Day 4: Bodhgaya / Kushinagar

Early Morning drive to Kushinagar. On the way lunch 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, if time permit evening visit Mahaparinirvana temple, the huge statue of the Reclining Buddha, Mukutbandhana, come back to hotel for Dinner and Overnight stay at Kushinagar hotel.

Day 5: Kushinagar - Lumbini

Breakfast at hotel then leave hotel to visit Mahaparinirvana temple & Rambhar stupa, after early lunch at hotel or packed drive to Lumbini (180 kms / approx 6 hrs drive), Arrival at Lumbini & transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6: Lumbini - Sravasti 

After breakfast visit the Birth place of Lord Buddha. Shakyamuni Buddha was born in Lumbini, in southern Nepal, two thousand five hundred years ago. Since his time, Nepal has been a sacred ground for Buddhist as the birth place of Buddha. After an early Lunch drive Sravasti (190 kms, 05 hrs drive) Arrival & transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Sravasti / Varanasi

After Breakfast at hotel, visit to Jetvanaram and Angulimal Caves. After visit, back to hotel for early lunch / packed. Then drive to Varanasi (08 / 09 hrs drive). Arrival & transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8: Varanasi / Departure

Early morning visit the holy river Ganges. Than back to hotel for breakfast. Excursion to Sarnath - where Buddha preached his first sermon after he had attained enlightenment at Bodhgaya. Next visit to Dhamekha Stupa, The Dhamekha Stupa is the most remarkable and massive structure at Sarnath. Built partly in stone and partly in brick, the Dhamekha Stupa is 28 meter in diameter at the base and 43.6 meter in height. The stone facing the lower part is decorated with delicate floral carvings of Gupta period. Tour continues to visit Deer Park. Back to Varanasi hotel for Lunch. After lunch transfer to Airport to board your flight.

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