Bodhgaya Varanasi Spiritual Yoga Meditation Tour
DAY 01 : ARRIVAL BODHGAYA
On arrival at Bodhgaya Airport . Meet and Greet by company representative. Check in Hotel. Bodhgaya is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage centre where Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. Check-in at Hotel. Refresh yourself. Evening visit Mahabodhi Temple and the Bodhi tree. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Hotel in Bodhgaya.
Early morning wake up for Yoga Session with Professional Yoga Trainer. After breakfast at hotel .Visit Mahabodhi Temple and the Bodhi tree .Spend time for Meditation at Mahabodhi Meditation Park.
After Lunch visit China ,Thai , Bhutan , Srilanka , Japanies International monasteries etc. and 80th feet Statue .Dinner and Overnight stay in Bodhgaya.
DAY 03: BODHGAYA- DURGESHWARI CAVE
After Early morning wake up for Yoga Session with Professional Yoga Trainer. After breakfast at hotel .Visit Mahabodhi Temple and the Bodhi tree Spend time for Meditation at Mahabodhi Meditation Park.After Lunch visit Durgeshwari Cave: It is believed that the Lord Buddha meditated for a long time in the caves during his enlightenment period. These caves are located at a distance of 12kms from Bodh Gaya. Dinner and Overnight stay in Bodhgaya.
DAY 04 : BODHGAYA - SUJATA VILLAGE-)
Early morning wake up for Yoga Session with Professional Yoga Trainer. After breakfast at hotel .Visit Mahabodhi Temple and the Bodhi tree. Spend time for Meditation at Mahabodhi Meditation Park. After Lunch visit Sujata Village- a village named after a girl who offered milk to Gautama while proceeding towards Bodhgaya. Later, visit Niranjana River that flows from South to North on the banks of which Bodhgaya is situated. Dinner and Overnight stay in Bodhgaya .
DAY 05 : BODHGAYA - RAJGIR - NALANDA – BODHGAYA ( 80 KMS ONE WAY )
Early morning wake up for Yoga Session with Professional Yoga Trainer .Breakfast at Hotel. Excursion to Rajgir, Rajgir is a site of great Sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Afternoon visit Gridhkutta Hill, Bimbisar jail & Ajatashatru's Fort. Lunch serve at Rajgir and then will drive to Nalanda, which is 12kms. Drive (15 minuts), and 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 that will drive back to Bodhgaya. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 06:BODHGAYA-RAJGIR – NALANDA - BODHGAYA
After breakfast, leave for Bodhgaya, enroute to Nalanda. Founded in the 5th century B.C. Nalanda was one of the World'sgreat universities and an important Buddhist center until it's sacking by the Afghans in the 12th Century. It is said that over 10,000 Buddhist monks and students resided here. The extensive brick built remains include few intact votive stupas around it and the monks cell. An archaeological museum houses the Nalanda University seal, sculptures and other remains found on the site. After lunch at Rajgir, sightseeing of Gridhrkutta Mountain (Vulture's Peak), Venuvana and Bimbisara Fort. Afternoon, we will continue our drive to Bodhgaya. Check in to hotel upon arrival. Overnight in Bodhgaya.
DAY 06: BODHGAYA – BARBAR CAVES - BODHGAYA (40 KMS ONE WAY )
Early morning wake up for Yoga Session with Professional Yoga Trainer .Breakfast at Hotel. The Barabar Caves are the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India, mostly dating from the Maurya Empire (322–185 BCE), some with Ashokan inscriptions, located in the Bela Ganj Block of Gaya district, Bihar, India, 24 km north of Gaya. These caves are situated in the twin hills of Barabar and Nagarjuni. Caves of Nagarjuni Hill sometimes are singled out as Nagarjuni Caves. These rock-cut chambers date back to the 3rd century BC, Maurya period, of Ashoka (273-232 BCE) and his son Dasaratha Maurya. Though Buddhists themselves, they allowed various Jain sects to flourish under a policy of religious tolerance.
The caves were used by ascetics from the Ajivika sect, founded by Makkali Gosala, a contemporary of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, and of Mahavira, the last and 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. Also present at the site are several rock-cut Buddhist and Hindu sculptures.Dinner and Overnight stay will be at Bodhgaya.
DAY 07: BODHGAYA -VARANASI
Early morning wake up for Yoga Session with Professional Yoga Trainer. After breakfast at hotel .Visit Mahabodhi Temple and the Bodhi tree. Spend time for Meditation at Mahabodhi Meditation Park. depart for Varanasi (approx 275km, 6 hours by road).
Varanasi is probably the oldest living city in India and one of the world's most ancient. It was known earlier as Kasi, the city that illuminates. The present name is probably derived from the fact that it is situated on the confluence of the rivers Varuna and Asi – Varanasi is a city that cannot be described, only experience. Dinner and Overnight in Varanasi.
Early morning wake up for Yoga Session with Professional Yoga Trainer. After breakfast at hotel .Spend time for Meditation .
Onwards to Sarnath, 10km from Varanasi, is the blessed locale where more than 2,500 years ago, Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon after attaining Nirvana. The Great Emperor Ashok erected magnificiant stupas, and monasteries here, which are now in ruins. However, the 34 meter high Dhamekh stupa still marks the spot where the Master first preached. Besides Dhamekh stupa, Sarnath also has ruins of Dharmajajika stupa, Dharmok stupa, built more than 2,000years ago.
At Sarnath smooth glistening stone pillar, called Ashok Pillar. The lion capital on top of this pillar built is now the National Emblem of India. Manay ruins survive including shrines built by Great Indian Emperor Ashok (272-232 BC). A Modern Sri Lankan temple contains Japanese Buddhist paintings. Later that afternoon, return to Varanasi for Aarti Puja prayers dinner. Overnight in Varanasi.
DAY 09 :VARANASI
Early morning 05 45hrs visit Ganga River Ghats. Take a boat ride on the holy River Ganges, exposes one of the most carefree, colorful and revered aspects of hindu life as the sunrise over the far banks, the Ghats come alive with rituals of Hindu worship and sounds of temple bells.Return to hotel for breakfast .Rest of the day is free for shopping. In time transfer to Airport/ Railway Station for onwards destination