Bodhgaya is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sight related to the life of the Buddha in North India. Visitors from around the world flock to pay their respect to the Bodhi tree where Gautama Buddha achieved his enlightenment. The diversity of pilgrims is represented in the array of temples and monasteries from around the world including Burmese, Sri Lankan, and Japanese monasteries; all reflecting the culture and traditions which accompany their specific Buddhist traditions.
Our Bodhgaya itinerary is designed as a short add on to your existing travel itinerary. As with all Ekno experiences, you trip to Bodhgaya blends together the best sites and sounds with the comfort of boutique hotel experiences and carefully selected recommendations.
|DURATION||3 days, 2 nights|
|COST||A$625 per person twin share
* minimum 2 people
Transfer from the Gaya airport/train station to Hotel in Bodhgaya. Walk to the Mahabodhi Temple and meditate under the Bodhi Tree. Take a cycle rickshaw and visit the Great Buddha Statue and the Mahabodhi Temple Society to view the relics of the Buddha. At sunset, watch monks chanting their evening prayers. Overnight Bodhgaya.
Leave early morning for a full day of sightseeing in Rajgir, an ancient town with archeological relics dating to 1000 BC. Take the chair lift to the top of Ratnagiri Hill to visit the Japanese Shanti Stupa followed by visits to Vultures Peak and Nalanda University, an acclaimed Buddhist monastery between 5-1200CE. Leave at approximately 4pm to return to Bodhgaya by early evening. Overnight Bodhgaya.
Transfer from Gaya Train Station to TathagatInternationl Hotel in Bodhgaya
2 nights’ accommodation
Car and driver to Rajgir, Vultures Peak and Nalanda University
Personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry service and souvenirs
Compulsory insurance of any kind
Camera and video entry charges at local sights