Destinations Covered in Buddhist Tour: Varanasi, Sarnath, Nalanda, Rajgir, Bodhgaya.

Overview: This Buddhist tour takes you to the three most visited Buddhist pilgrimage sites, including the two important places Bodhgaya and Sarnath. In addition, we will take you to one of the oldest universities in the world (Nalanda).

Highlights of the tour:

  • The 2 major places of Buddhist pilgrimage mentioned by Buddha (Bodhgaya and Sarnath)
  • The place of supreme miracle ,where Buddha subdued the charging elephant Nalagiri (Rajgir)
  • Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Bodhgaya and Nalanda)
  • One of the oldest universities in the world (Nalanda)

Itinerary:

Day Location Details Visiting
1 Delhi Arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Overnight stay at hotel.  
2 Delhi to Varanasi and Sarnath Morning flight to Varanasi. Sightseeing tour of Sarnathafter lunch. Dhamek Stupa, Dharmrajika Stupa, Asoka Pillar, Pancayatna, Mulgandhkuti, Chaukhandi, Sarnath museum and different monasteries and temples.
3 Varanasi to Bodhgaya Morning boat rideon the river Ganges and sightseeing in Varanasi. After lunch travel to Bodhgaya. Overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya. Ghats of Ganges and different temples in Varanasi.
4 Rajgir and Nalanda Full day sightseeing at Nalanda and Rajgir. Overnight stay in Bodhgaya. NalandaMahavihar, Veluvana, Vulture Peak, Bimbisar Prison, JivakamravanaVihar, SoneBhandar, World Peace Stupa.
5 Bodhgaya Full day sightseeing in Bodhgaya with overnight stay. Mahabodhi Temple, Mahabodhi Tree, the Vajrasana, SujataKuti, Pragbodhi or Dungeswari, monasteries and temples of different countries.
6 Return to Delhi Departure for Delhi from Bodhgaya airport after breakfast.