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Kolkata Gaya Bodhgaya Rajgir

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Trip Facts

Trip Facts
Duration 5
Best time to travel January to December
Trip Grade Easy
Departure Date Every Day
Starting Point Kolkata
End Point Kolkata
Mode of Travel Transport / Aeroplane
Group Size 2 to 20
Style of trek Easy

Itinerary

Duration: - 05 Nights / 06 days

Places to Visit: Kolkata - Gaya - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya - Varanasi – Kolkata

Day 01: Kolkata - Gaya Assistance on arrival and overnight drive to Bodhgaya (500 Kms / 10 Hrs). Overnight on coach.

Day 02: Bodhgaya After Breakfast full day city tour of bodhgaya. Visit Sujata Village, Niranjana River & various International monasteries. Later evening visit Mahabodhi Temple. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda – Bodhgaya After breakfast at hotel later excursion to Rajgir (102 kms), Rajgir is a site of great Sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Afternoon visit Gridhkutta Hill, Bimbisar jail & Ajatashatru's Fort. After lunch drive to Nalanda, (12 kms). It was one of the oldest Universities of the World & International Centre for Buddist Studies. Nalanda was one of the greatest monastic universities of the ancient world University established in 5th century BC. It is believed that Lord Buddha and also the founder of Jainism religion Lord Mahavir taught at this university for years. There is even a monument to facilitate Chinese traveler monk and writer Hiuen Tsang who studied at this university in the 7th century A.D. After visit drive back to Bodhgaya. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Bodhgaya / Varanasi After Breakfast leave Bodhgaya for Varanasi by surface (250 kms / 7 hrs). Varanasi is famous for Hindus and Buddhists as its close proximity to Sarnath. Arrival check in to the hotel and then proceed to Sarnath (14 kms), Visit Dhamekha Stupa and Deer park. Later Back to Varanasi. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Varanasi - Kolkata Early morning boat excursion on the river Ganges, a ferry pilgrimage from ghat to ghat. People bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. Come back to hotel for breakfast. Later sightseeing tour of the city including the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughul Emperor Aurangazeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu Temple. Evening transfer to Varanasi railway station to connect the train to Kolkata. Overnight on train.

Day 06: Kolkata – Departure On arrival Kolkata, transfer to hotel for wash & Change. Later on city tour of Kolkata, visit Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial & Kali Temple. Evening departure transfer to airport to connect the flight for onward destination. COST DETAILS FOR PACKAGE (Rates Valid till 31st Mar, 2016)


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