Varanasi – Bodhgaya tour


About Gaya and Bodhgaya

Gaya is a city of ancient historical and mythological significance. It is one of the major tourist attractions of Bihar. Gaya is 100 kilometers south of Patna, the capital city of Bihar and 230 km from Bhagalpur. Situated on the banks of the Phalgu River (or Niranjana, as mentioned in Ramayana), it is a place sanctified by the Jain, Hindu and Buddhist religions. It is surrounded by small rocky hills (Mangla-Gauri, Shringa-Sthan, Ram-Shila and Brahmayoni) by three sides and the river flowing on the fourth (eastern) side. The city has a mix of natural surroundings, age old buildings and narrow bylanes. Gaya derives its name from the mythological demon Gayasur (which literally means Gaya the demon). According to Vayu Purana, Gaya was the name of a demon (Asura) whose body was pious after he performed rigid penance and secured blessings from Vishnu. It was said that the body of Gayasura was transformed into the series of rocky hills that make up the landscape of Gaya. Gayasura was so holy that he had the power to absolve the sins of those who touched him or looked at him; after his death many people have flocked to Gaya to perform Shraddha sacrifices on his body to absolve the sins of their ancestors. Gods and goddesses had promised to live on Gayasur’s body after he died, and the hilltop protuberances of Gaya are surmounted by temples to various gods and goddesses. These hilltop temples at Rama Shila, Mangla Gauri, Shringa Sthan and Brahmayoni are part of pilgrimage circuit, and grand staircases have been built up to most of them. Gaya is a holy place for buddhism, jainsim and hindusim. Ghats and temples are lined on the banks of the sacred Phalgu River. Trees such as pipal trees and Akshayavat, the undying banyan, are especially sacred. The Mangla Gauri shrine is marked by two rounded stones that symbolize the breasts of the mythological Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva.


  • Visiting a city where lord Buddha received knowledge
  • Visiting Mahabodhi temple 
  • Tree where lord Buddha did meditation
  • a holy river where Hindus perform shraddha for their ancestors
  • Duration : 1 Night / 2 Days


Day 1 Varanasi – Bodhgaya (250 KM one way )

Early in the Morning  drive to Bodhgaya from Varanasi  and upon arrival check in to hotel. After freshen up proceed for the sightseeing of Bodhgaya and visit world heritage site MAHABODHI TEMPLE ,where lord buddha meditated for 6 years and anandvan forest and other site at Bodhgaya are China temple, Thai Temple, japanese Temple and Buddhist monasteries

Overnight in Bodhgaya

 Day 2 Bodhgaya – Gaya – Varanasi (Departure)

In the morning drive to Gaya which is around 11 Km from Gaya where you will perform the pind daanam for your ancestor at Falgu river and Vishnupad temple, Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple,  Mangla Gauri ,Shringa-Sthan, Ram-Shila and Brahmayoni .later on arrive at your hotel and have a breakfast and check out from Hotel and drop at Airport / Railway station for onward journey !!


Package Include

  • Pick up from Hotel and Drive to Bodhgaya
  • Drop at Airport / Railway station
  • One Night Accommodation on chosen category of Hotel
  • All the sightseeing by descent car
  • All the parking
  • All the Toll tax
  • All the Border tax
  • Driver Allowance

Package Doesn’t Include

  • Any expenses that are not included above
  • Any cost of Guide service at either city
  • Any cost of prayer or offering
  • Any gratitude

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