Start in Varanasi and end in Patna! With the sightseeing tour 5 Days Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Ragir & Nalanda tour, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Varanasi, India and 2 other destinations in India. 5 Days Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Ragir & Nalanda tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
On arrival at Varanasi airport, meet with our company representative and transfer to your Hotel [Accommodation has been booked by us into a 5 Star Category Hotel]. ?? Later in the evening you will be taken to river bank of Ganga to see cremation rituals followed by witnessing the mesmerising grand prayer (aarti) ceremony. All this you will be doing sitting in a private boat. ? Normally a Hindu worship is done privately, but this worship [aarti] ceremony is done on the river bank of Ganges openly and publicly. It is only of its kind, therefore attracts thousands of people daily to witness it. This Hindu ritual of saying thanks is very unique and surreal. It started a few years ago but making its importance rapidly to the world. Almost 90 percent of the tourists who comes to Varanasi attend this prayer ceremony for sure.This grand event start time depends on sunset and therefore vary month to month. It goes for 45 minutes and is very engaging. Later after it return back to Hotel.Start point Out of airport Exit Gate , Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Babatpur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
30 minutes prior to dawn, you will be picked-up from your Hotel drive to river bank area to embark on a private boat to witness spiritual sunrise boat ride and morning rituals. ?? Varanasi boat ride at the time of sunrise from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Manikarnika Ghat is the most resplendent ride that takes you across heritage of Varanasi. This ride starts when the sun is just about to come up the horizon. As you glide across waters you can see entire river being engulfed in orange and red hues of the early morning Sun. On alighting at the burning Ghat you can see various cremation rituals. You can also witness people offering Tarpan to their ancestors. Later after this visit to Vishwanath Temple - The temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganga, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva temples, Sankat Mochan Temple - This temple is also called as the Monkey temple because of the presence of lot of monkeys inside the premises. It is one of the holy temples of the Lord Hanuman and the main location for Hindus for their many religious as well as cultural festival, New Kashi Vishwanath Temple, university in India and Asia, Tulsi Manas Temple ? A former residence of late and great poet and writer Tulsidas, Monkey Temple ? Very opposite to its name. It is a temple of Godess Durga having so much monkeys roaming on its roof. ? Return back to Hotel. ? Later in day visit to Sarnath Buddha owns favorite place, Sarnath is among the greatest tourist destinations in Varanasi & ?has utmost importance in Buddhism religion and culture. Situated 10 kms from Varanasi, Sarnath has religious, cultural and architectural significance. It was in the Deer park in Sarnath where Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon post-enlightenment. It is a place where from this religion and culture started. ?? You will see Ruins of Sarnath, Budhha Temple, large Buddha statue, Archeological museum and deer park. ???Return back to Hotel and stay overnight.
After breakfast drive to Bodhgaya. ?? The crucible of Buddhism, Bodhgaya was where Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment beneath a bodhi tree 2600 years ago and became Buddha (the Awakened One). In terms of blessedness, this tiny temple town is to Buddhists what Mecca is to Muslims. Unsurprisingly, it attracts thousands of pilgrims from around the world every year, who come for prayer, study and meditation. ? On arrival in Bodhgaya you will transfer to your Hotel - Booked by us. Evening at your leisure.
Full day sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Bodhgaya Maha Bodhi Temple Complex - is one of the oldest brick temples in India. The magnificent Unesco World Heritage?listed Mahabodhi Temple, marking the hallowed ground where Buddha attained enlightenment and formulated his philosophy of life, forms the spiritual heart of Bodhgaya. ??Pilgrims and visitors from all walks of life and religions come to worship or just soak up the atmosphere of this sacred place. An enthralling way to start or finish the day is to stroll around the inside of the perimeter of the temple compound (in an auspicious clockwise pattern) and watch a sea of maroon and yellow dip and rise, while Tibetan monks perform endless prostrations on their prayer boards. ? After this see Bodhi Tree - Undoubtedly, the most sacred fig tree ever to grace the Earth was the Bodhi Tree at Bodhgaya, under which Prince Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism, achieved enlightenment. Buddha was said to have stared unblinkingly at the tree in an awed gesture of gratitude and wonder after his enlightenment. ? After this see the Great Budhha Statue - This 25m-high Japanese-style statue towers above a pleasant garden at the end of Temple St. The impressive monument was unveiled by the Dalai Lama in 1989 and is surrounded by 10 smaller sculptures of Buddha?s disciples. The statue is partially hollow and is said to contain some 20,000 bronze Buddhas. ? After this visit to Vishupad Temple - As the name suggests, this temple was built as a dedication to Lord Vishnu and features a 40 cm long footprint of Lord Vishnu that is enclosed by a basin made of silver plates. ? Later after this visit to some famous monasteries such as Thai Monastery, Vietnamese Monastery, Japani Monastery etc.? After it return back to Hotel and stay overnight.
Have your packed breakfast and drive to Rajgir & Nalanda.? Rajgir - The fascinating surrounds of Rajgir are bound by five semiarid rocky hills, each lined with ancient stone walls ? vestiges of the ancient capital of Magadha. You will see here Gridhkutta (Vulture?s peak), World Peace Stupa, Venuvanaram & Bimbisar Prison. ?? Nalanda - Noted for its ancient Center of Higher learning, also known as the Nalanda University. See the ruins of Nalanda University. ? Later after it drive and drop to Patna airport.End point Departure Gate , Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport (PAT), at Airport Rd., Patna, Bihar, India