The Ancient Wonders of Nalanda & Rajgir Day Trip From Bodhgaya
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Product Code : AGORA251
Embark on a private trip to explore The Ancient Wonders of Nalanda and Rajgir. Discover the rich history of Nalanda University, one of the world's oldest universities, and explore the ruins of this magnificent seat of learning. In Rajgir, explore the ancient city and visit the famous Vishwa Shanti Stupa, a symbol of world peace. Enjoy the services of a private guide who will provide insightful commentary and ensure a personalized experience throughout the tour.
8:00 AM - Meet your guide at your hotel lobby in Bodhgaya and start your journey towards Nalanda.
9:30 AM - Reach Nalanda and visit the Nalanda Archaeological Museum. The museum houses a vast collection of artifacts and exhibits related to the ancient Nalanda University. Explore the museum with your guide and learn about the rich history and culture of the region.
11:00 AM - Visit the Nalanda University ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ruins of the ancient university, founded in the 5th century AD, offer a glimpse into the glory days of Indian higher education. Your guide will take you through the ruins, explaining the various structures and their significance.
12:30 PM - Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Nalanda.
1:30 PM - Head to Rajgir, a historic town located approximately 25 kilometers away from Nalanda.
2:00 PM - Visit the Venuvana Vihara, a beautiful monastery located amidst lush green forests. The monastery is believed to have been established by King Bimbisara of Magadha and was a favorite retreat for Lord Buddha. Explore the monastery complex and learn about its history from your guide.
3:00 PM - Visit the Gridhakuta Hill, also known as the Vulture Peak. This hill is believed to be the site where Lord Buddha delivered some of his most important sermons. Take a cable car ride to the top of the hill, from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and hills.
4:00 PM - Visit the Saptaparni Cave, a historic cave located at the foothills of the Gridhakuta Hill. The cave is believed to be the site where the first Buddhist council was held after Lord Buddha's death. Your guide will tell you about the history and significance of the cave.
4:30 PM - Visit the Hot Springs, located in the foothills of the Vaibhava Hill. The hot springs are believed to have medicinal properties and are a popular destination for pilgrims. Take a dip in the hot springs and relax amidst the serene surroundings.
5:00 PM - Leave Rajgir and start your journey back to Bodhgaya.
7:00 PM - Reach your hotel in Bodhgaya, with memories of a memorable day tour of Nalanda and Rajgir.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.