Varanasi and Bodh Gaya - 4 Days

Hindu Pilgrim tours to India from Nepal

Varanasi and Bodhgaya tour covers two main pilgrim sites of Hindus and Buddhists in India. The tour takes you for 3 nights 4 days covering Varanasi, Bodhgaya, and Saranath. Varanasi and Bodhgaya tour primarily focus on religious attractions. It is believed that taking bath in the Ganga holy river causes the remission of sins and facilitates liberation from the cycle of life and death.

Moreover, Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world that is still inhabited. It was the heart of Hinduism birth. You can find many temples along the banks of the holy river, Ganges. Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha preached for the very first time after his enlightenment. Similarly, Bodhgaya is famous for Buddha temples, Vishnu temples, and others. You can also find the Bodhi tree of enlightenment in Bodh Gaya. Similarly, you may also be interested in Delhi and Agra Tour.

Day 1
ARRIVAL IN VARANASI | EVENING ARATI AT GANGA

After landing in Varanasi airport, make your immigration and get out of customs. Our representative will be waiting for you to welcome in Varanasi. Meet and greet and transfer to the hotel Check-in and rest for a while. Then in the evening, you will be proceeding for the Arati at Ganga! The Ganga is worshiped by Hindus who believe that bathing in the river causes the remission of sins and facilitates liberation from the cycle of life and death. Pilgrims travel long distances to immerse the ashes of their kin in the waters of the Ganges, bringing their spirits closer to nirvana. Several places sacred to Hindus lie along the banks of the river Ganges, including Gangotri, Haridwar, Allahabad, and Varanasi. In the evening overnight in Varanasi.

Accommodation: Bed and Dinner

Day 2
VISIT OF HINDU TEMPLES IN VARANASI

Have your morning breakfast at Hotel. Then you will be proceeding early morning to visit Dashaswemedhj Ghat, Ganga Snan and start boat ride which takes you 1 hour. After this Vishwanath Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in Banaras, the holiest existing Place for Hindus, where at least once in a life a Hindu is expected to do the pilgrimage. The temple has been referred to in Hindu theology for a very long time and as a central part of worship in the Shaiva philosophy. During the religious occasion of Shivratri, Kashi Naresh (King of Kashi) is the chief officiating priest and no other person or priest is allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum. It is only after he performs his religious functions that others are allowed to enter. Return to Hotel for breakfast and continue on a city tour visiting Durga Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple. Evening drive back to the hotel and overnight in Varanasi.

Accommodation: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3
VARANASI — BODHGAYA | 265KMS/ 5HOURS DRIVE

The morning after breakfast, drive to Bodhgaya which will take you around 5hours drive from Varanasi. Check-in at Hotel and afternoon sightseeing tour. The Bodhgaya, the place where Siddhartha reached the state of Enlightenment commonly referred to as Buddha-hood. Bodhgaya, situated on the bank of the river Niranjana, is the spiritual home of Buddhists from the world over and attracts tens of thousands of believers. Siddhartha attained enlightenment meditating under the Bodhi Tree, which still stands today in its original place. Bodhgaya houses different Buddhist monasteries erected by people belonging to different sects of Buddhism such as the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. The magnificent Maha Bodhi temple in Bodhgaya is an architectural amalgamation of many cultures. Evening overnight in Bodhgaya.

Accommodation: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4
VISIT GAYA AND DRIVE TO VARANASI AIRPORT

After breakfast drive to Gaya, visit Vishnu Pad Temple, which is a sacred among Hindus and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. According to believers and religious texts, the footprints inside the temple are of Lord Vishnu. The temple is built in Shikhar Style and was reconstructed in the year 1787 by Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore. Beside this, Gaya is significant to Hindus from the point of view of salvation to the souls of ancestors (a ritual called Tarpan / Sraddha or Pinda Daan). According to Ramayan, Ram also visited Gaya together with Sita to perform Pinda Daan. Then transfer to airport, check in and fly back to your nhome country or to the next destination.

Accommodation: Breakfast

Inclusions

  • 02 Nights 3-star Accommodation on Double/Twin sharing in Varanasi.
  • 01 Night 3-star Accommodation on Double/Twin sharing in Bodhgaya.
  • Meals plan in Full Board ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • The airport picks up and transports for sightseeing by AC Toyota Innova car.
  • Boat ride at river Ganges in Varanasi.
  • Local Professional English Speaking guide for sightseeing in Varanasi and Bodhgaya.
  • Personal assistance by our Representative on arrival & departure.
  • Presently all applicable taxes & service charges. If any other tax will be applicable that shall be extra.

Exclusions

  • Personal health insurance & travel insurance
  • International and Domestic air TKT if required.
  • The beverages and meals not included in Itinerary
  • Visa for India if applicable.
  • Personal Expenses such as Liquor, Laundry, room Services, phone calls etc.
  • Tips to driver, camera fee ( still/ Video ) any portage at the airport.
  • Round trip Air TKT from your home country to Delhi and return.
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/ cancellation/ hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities.
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Varanasi and Bodh Gaya

Trip Facts

  • 4 Days
  • 3 Star Standard Hotel; 2 Nights in Varanasi and 1 Night in Bodhgaya
  • Breakfast
  • 2 - 12 Persons
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Private Car/ Van and Guide
  • Varanasi and Bodhgaya; Arati at Ganga, Dashaswemedhj Ghat, Ganga Snan, Vishwanath Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, visit Vishnu Pad Temple in Gaya
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport (VNS)

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