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Bodh Gaya One-Day Sightseeing Tour from Patna

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Trip Overview

Take a private day tour of one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, Bodh Gaya, formerly known as Uruwela. Known to be the place where Prince Siddartha (Lord Buddha) gave up the aesthetic and luxurious living.

Highlights

  • Visit the places like the Mahabodhi Temple, Chinese Temple, The Great Buddha Statue and many more during this tour.
  • Hassle-free tour from Patna to Bodhgaya.
  • Service of a well-maintained car and an experienced driver.

 

Detailed Overview

It is in Gaya, where under a Banyan Tree known as the Bodhi Tree he achieved the Enlightenment and the religion of Buddhism was born. The Temple of Mahabodhi, to the east of the Bodhi Tree, is a 170 feet tall visual treat for the soul. This beauty was declared as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site 15 years ago. Its brilliant architectural intricacies, especially the roof of the shrine which soars like a pyramid is absolutely marvellous. It is believed that the foundation of the shrine was laid by King Ashoka and then the major construction was done during the reign of the Gupta Empire. As Buddhism insidiously faded from India, the temple was eventually deserted. It was finally revived by archaeologist Sir Alexander Cunningham 1883 with various tough excavation efforts. The statue of Lord Buddha painted with gold and was carved by the Pala Kings of Bengal from a black stone, where he is seen in an Earth Touching seating position. Travellers can witness a serene atmosphere, filled with monks reflecting over the scripts of Dharma and meditating all over the Temple Complex.  

 

Itinerary

  • The driver will pick you from hotel/residence address in Patna city limits at a time selected while booking. 
  • The drive to Bodh Gaya is about 110 kilometres from Varanasi and may take up to 4 hours.
  • Upon arrival, you may visit the following suggested places, you may skip OR add a few of your own
  • Mahabodhi Temple: Mahabodhi Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the location of the Bodhi tree where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. It is an ancient complex built by Emperor Asoka in 3rd century B.C.
  • Great Buddha Statue: This statue is about 20 metres tall, Buddha is seated in a Dhyana Mudra position on a lotus.
  • Wat Thai Temple: Built in the year of 1956 this temple houses a large Buddha Statue.
  • Indosan Nipponji: A Japanese Buddhist Temple, built in the year 1963.
  • Tergar Monastery: Majestic Buddhist temple known for its richly ornate, vibrant facade, lofty prayer halls & shrines.
  • Tibetan Monastery: Tibetan Monastery in Gaya was established in 1938 and is across the road from Mahabodhi Temple. A huge 'Dharmachakra' is housed within the monastery, which is said to free one of all the mortal sins.
  • After the completion of your tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel/residence in the Patna city limits

Basic Details

Start Point
Patna Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Patna Hotel/Residence
Start time
4:00 am 4:30 am 5:00 am 5:30 am See more
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O914A2668

Inclusions

  • All transportation using air-conditioned private cab.
  • Pickup and drop-off in Patna city limits.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • Limit of 300 kilometres of usage (can be extended with extra charges).
  • Tour as per the itinerary (you may skip or add some places in the region).
  • Newspaper and a water bottle.

Exclusions

  • Monument entrance fees.
  • Any toll and parking charges (To be paid as per actuals to the driver).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any meals.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The guests may choose to skip or add any new attraction in the destination of the tour.
  • The booking price is applicable if the pick-up and drop-off is the same location.
  • Pick up and drop off location can be different but an extra charge will apply. To be paid to the driver directly.
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similar.
  • SUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similar.
  • Night charge of Rs. 250 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  • The tour has a limit of 300 kilometres. 
  • After 300 kilometres, additional per kilometre charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver).
  • For Sedan (4-seater) - Rs. 10 per km (additional kilometre).
  • For SUV (6-seater) - Rs. 12 per km (additional kilometre).
  • For Innova (6-seater) - Rs. 14 per km (additional kilometre).
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested by you during the booking in "Special Request" section, the team will try their best to fulfil the request but the same cannot be promised for sure.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 24 hour
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick-up point in city limits. Please enter the full pick up address at the checkout page.
  • The contact person details and phone number are shared in booking voucher sent to you via email after booking.
  • The driver and cab details are share 2 to 4 hours prior to the tour starting time.
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