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Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda 3 Days Tour

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Trip Overview

3-day tour of the Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda In a comfortable Sedan or SUV car with experienced driver

Highlights

  • Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Vishwa Shanti Stupa at Rajgir, one of the 80 Peace Pagodas around the world.
  • Nalanda – The Oldest University in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Detailed overview

Bodhgaya is the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment and spiritual home of Buddhists. It attracts many believers from all over the world. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres and in the second place of the four holy sites in Buddhism. Rajgir is a site of great sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Rajgir is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site since the Buddha spent 12 years here and the first Buddhist council after the Buddha was hosted here at the Saptaparni cavesNalanda which is 14 km drive and it was one of the oldest Universities of the World and International Centre for Buddhist Studies.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Bodhgaya

  • On the first day, you will be picked up from your hotel in Bodhgaya Bodhgaya at your prefereed pickup time.
  • Bodhgaya is the place of the Buddha's enlightenment and spiritual home of Buddhists. It attracts many believers from all over the world.
  • Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres and in the second place of the four holy sites in Buddhism. 
  • You will undertake an afternoon sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting the Mahabodhi Temple - the temple which is named after the Buddha, is a sacred place for the Buddhists in Bodh Gaya.
  • Next up visit the Mahabodhi tree - The tree is considered holy since Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under it.
  • Also, you will be visiting monasteries established by the authorities of many Southeast Asian countries and the Archaeological Museum.
  • You will be staying overnight at your hotel in Bodhgaya. 

Day 2: Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya

  • On day 2, after breakfast at the hotel, proceed for the excursion to Rajgir (102 km), Rajgir is a site of great sanctity and significance for Buddhists.
  • In the afternoon visit Gridhkutta Hill, Bimbisar Jail & Ajatashatru's Fort. You will have a quick lunch after the tour of the mentioned places.
  • Post lunch you will be driven to Nalanda (12 km). It was one of the oldest universities of the World & International Centre for Buddist studies. Nalanda was one of the greatest monastic universities, established in 5th century BC.
  • It is believed that Lord Buddha and also the founder of Jainism Lord Mahavir taught at this university for years. There is even a monument to facilitate Chinese traveller monk and writer Hiuen Tsang who studied at this university in the 7th century A.D.
  • After the completion of the tour, you will be driven back to Bodhgaya and will stay overnight at your hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 3: Bodhgaya

  • After breakfast proceed to visit the Sujata Village (Senani Village).
  • This Buddhist site marks the location where the young maiden, Sujata offered the rice milk bowl and ended Sakyamuni’s hard asceticism.
  • This incident also inspired him to walk on a ‘Middle Path’ in every front of life, such is the glory of Sujata Village.
  • In this village, you have the exact site where he received the offering and it is marked by a Sujata Temple and an 80 feet statue.
  • After the completion of your tour, you will be dropped at your desired location for your onward journey.

Please note this is not a guided tour and fixed itinerary tour.

Basic Details

Start Point
Bodhgaya
Finish Point
Bodhgaya
Start time
7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 pm
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyCultural & Theme ToursReligious
Trip Code
O641A2836

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop (within city limits).
  • Charges for the private air-conditioned cab.
  • The driver and fuel charges.
  • Tolls & Parking
  • Tour as per itinerary

 

Exclusions

  • Monument entrance charges.
  • Service of a guide.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

 

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Important Information

  • Mahabodhi Temple Road is a no vehicle zone. The guest will have to walk or take e-rickshaw.
  • The guests are requested to bring the following during the tour - Camera and its accessories to you enjoy photography, sunglasses, sunscreen and umbrella (in case of rainy season or summers).
  • Please carry your valid photo identity card.
  • Cab can be used from 6 AM to 10 PM , night charges of Rs 500 is charged if used beyond these timings.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 48 hour
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 24 hour
  • No refund after that

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