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Across the Heart of India: Ayodhya, Varanasi, and Bodh Gaya Pilgrimage

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Embark on a transformative spiritual odyssey with our "Across the Heart of India: Ayodhya, Varanasi, and Bodh Gaya Pilgrimage" tour. Begin in Ayodhya, the sacred birthplace of Lord Rama, and experience the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti in Varanasi, a city steeped in ancient traditions. Journey to Bodh Gaya, where Buddha attained enlightenment, exploring the Mahabodhi Temple Complex. This pilgrimage weaves through centuries-old cultural legacies, providing spiritual nourishment amidst historical treasures. Immerse yourself in the spiritual heart of India, discovering the profound connections that echo through Ayodhya, Varanasi, and Bodh Gaya.


Day 1: Welcome to Ayodhya

Upon your arrival at Ayodhya airport, our team will be there to welcome you and assist with your transfer to the hotel. Ayodhya, known as the birthplace of Lord Rama, is steeped in cultural and religious significance. After checking in at your hotel, take some time to relax and soak in the serene atmosphere of the city. Later, embark on a tour of the historical landmarks, including the iconic Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, believed to be the birthplace of Lord Rama, the ancient Hanuman Garhi, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, and Kanak Bhawan, a beautiful palace dedicated to Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. In the evening, witness the enchanting Ganga Aarti ceremony along the picturesque banks of the River Sarayu, a mesmerizing spiritual experience.


Day 2: Journey to Varanasi (220kms)

After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, embark on a scenic drive to Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world, known for its spiritual and cultural heritage. Upon arrival in Varanasi, check in at your hotel. In the evening, immerse yourself in the mystical charm of Varanasi by attending the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony at Dashashwamedh Ghat, where priests perform rituals with fire and incense against the backdrop of the sacred river, creating a mesmerizing spectacle.


Day 3: Varanasi Exploration

Start your day with an early morning boat ride on the Ganges, witnessing the sunrise and the ancient rituals performed by devotees along the ghats. After breakfast at the hotel, explore the narrow lanes and vibrant markets of Varanasi, visiting significant sites such as the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, Bharat Mata Temple, which houses a relief map of India carved out of marble, and Banaras Hindu University (BHU), one of the largest residential universities in Asia. Later in the day, delve into the historical significance of Buddhism in Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. Explore the Dhamek Stupa, marking the spot where Buddha gave his first teaching, the Chaukhandi Stupa, and the Archaeological Museum, which houses a collection of ancient artifacts.


Day 4: Bodh Gaya Pilgrimage (250kms)

After breakfast, depart for Bodh Gaya, the sacred place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the town. Visit the Mahabodhi Temple Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site housing the revered Bodhi Tree and Mahabodhi Stupa. Explore the meditation spots scattered across the complex, absorbing the tranquil atmosphere resonating with the teachings of Buddha. Additionally, visit Royal Bhutan Monastery, Thai Monastery, and Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple to experience the diverse architectural and cultural influences in Bodh Gaya.


Day 5: Bodh Gaya to Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna Airport (170kms)

After breakfast, commence your day by heading to Rajgir, an ancient city nestled in the hills of Bihar. Explore the Rajgir Archaeological Museum, which houses artifacts dating back to the Mauryan and Gupta periods, Vulture's Peak, and the remnants of the ancient city. Continue your journey to Nalanda, renowned for its ancient university, a cradle of knowledge in ancient India. Wander through the ruins of Nalanda University and visit the Nalanda Archaeological Museum, which displays sculptures, coins, and artifacts excavated from the site. As the day concludes, proceed to Patna Airport for your onward journey, marking the end of a transformative spiritual and cultural exploration through Ayodhya, Varanasi, and Bodh Gaya.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 4 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.

- Any flight.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.