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Varanasi is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating to the 11th century B.C. Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along the city's winding streets are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vishwanath, the “Golden Temple,” dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Bodh Gaya is a village in the northeast Indian state of Bihar. Considered one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, it's dominated by the ancient brick Mahabodhi Temple Complex, built to mark the site where the Buddha attained enlightenment beneath a sacred Bodhi Tree. A direct descendant of the tree sits within the complex today, along with six other sacred sites, including a lotus pond.
Day 1 : Delhi - Varanasi by Train/ Air
Start from Delhi. Arrival at Varanasi Railway station / Airport. Move to Hotel the rest of the day until evening is free for leisure activities, shopping or short sightseeing that you desire. Right before sunset, you will be taken to Dashashwamedh Ghat to enjoy Ganga Aarti. This ritual takes place every evening during sunset. During this ritual, priests perform synced rituals and thousands of small oil lamps are let to float on a leaf on the river. The river will be filled with small balls of fire like the sky. It is an iconic attraction of Varanasi. Since the Ghat will be filled with devotees and tourists, you can hire a boat and watch the ceremony from the river. It is an important attraction in Varanasi.
Overnight stay in Varanasi,
Day 2 : Varanasi Local Sightseeing
The trip starts very early in the morning even before your breakfast. Early morning Ganges cruise on a boat is another iconic tourist attraction here for two main reasons. The first reason is the ghats that you find along your route. Each ghat has a specialty. For instance, ManikarnikaGhat is a spot to find Hindu cremation ceremonies. Moreover, you can find many people taking holy bath or performing rituals along the sides of the river. The second reason is the aesthetically pleasing river during a foggy morning.
After the cruise, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour that covers important temples like Annapurna temple, SankatMochan Hanuman temple, Bharat Mata temple, Kashi Vishwanath temple, ManasMandir, BHU and others. Later, you will be escorted back to your hotel for breakfast and brief rest.
By early afternoon, you will be taken on a road trip to Sarnath. Sarnath is an important Buddhist pilgrim spot. This is the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after enlightenment. Top attractions in Sarnath are Chaukhandi stupa, Buddha temple, Dhamekha stupa, archeological museum and others. You will return to Varanasi by early evening. The rest of the day is free for leisure shopping, sightseeing or resting.
Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 3 : Varanasi - Bodhgaya
After breakfast, you will be taken on a road trip to Bodhgaya. After checking into a hotel, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour that covers Bodhi tree, Maha Bodhi temple, Buddha statue and others. Apart from these Buddhist attractions, you will be taken to Ram Chura, Janki temple, SitaKund, HaleshwarAsthan and others.
Overnight stay in Bodhgaya.
Day 4 : Bodhgaya & Rajgir Local Sightseeing
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 Bodhgaya hotel.
Day 5 : Drop to Railway station / Airport
After breakfast checkout from hotel drop to Railway station / Airport.
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