Bodhgaya : Bodhgaya is one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage center in the world. It was here under a banyan tree, the Bodhi Tree, Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha,the Enlightened One. Born; in the foothills of the Himalayas as a Sakya prince of Kapilvastu (now in Nepal), most of the major events of his life, like enlightenment and last sermon, happened in Bihar. Buddhism as a religion was really born in Bihar and evolved here through his preaching and the example of his lifestyle of great simplicity, renunciation and empathy for everything living. Significantly, the state's name of 'Bihar' originated from 'Vihara' meaning monasteries which abounded in Bihar. Several centuries after Buddha's passing away, the Maurya Emperor Ashoka (234-198 BC) contributed tremendously towards the revival, consolidation and spread of the original religion. It is the monasteries, Ashoka built for the Buddhist monks and the pillars known as Ashokan Pillars erected to commemorate innumerable historical sites associated with the Buddha's life, mostly intact to this day, that helped scholars and pilgrims alike to trace the life events and preaching of a truly extraordinary man. There is a magnificent Mahabodhi temple and the Tree from the original sapling still stands in the temple premises. The temple is an architectural amalgamation of many centuries, cultures and heritages. While its architecture has a distinct stamp of the Gupta era, it has later ages inscriptions describing visits of pilgrims from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and China between 7th and 10th century AD. It is perhaps still the same temple Hieuen Tsang visited in 7th century.

Location : Bodhgaya - Ex. Varanasi

Duration : 1 Days

 

VARANASI – BODHGAYA ( (265km/5 to 6 hrs drive)

On arrival at Varanasi Airport / Railway stn and transfer to Bodhgaya Via Visit Sitamari by surface & Drop at Bodhgaya Hotels

Including

  • Includes all  Toll Tax & Parking & Driver Allowance for Local Journey.

 Excluding

  • Entrances on Direct Payment with help of guide /Driver.
  • Entrance Cost Per Person Per Visit (subject to change):

Varanasi Food Guide. 

*Brownee  Restaurant

* Garden Restauarant                                       

* Poonam Restaurant at Hotel Pradeep               

* The Great Kabab factory at Hotel Radisson    

* Highway Inn at Sarnath                   

* Lemon Grass ( Indian & chinese Only )  

* Chef & I Restaurants at Hotel Meraden Grand 

* Canton Royale, Mangi Ferra at  Hotel Surya                                                  

 

  • 7 days before Start of the tour . 3 Days before start of the tour 50 % of the amount will be refunded. Cancellation 48 hours or lesser no refund. 
  • For Refund thru Credit Card 5% Bank charges Applicable + Cancellation charge applicable as per hotel Policy.
Private Transfer Varanasi Hotel To Bodhgaya With Driver ()