Bihar is one of the oldest inhabited places in the world and has rich cultural heritage. It derived its name from Sanskrit and Pali word 'Vihara' meaning 'Abode'. Bihar is a state in East India, bordering Nepal. It is divided by the River Ganges, which floods its fertile plains.
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Bihar is one of the oldest inhabited places in the world and has rich cultural heritage. It derived its name from Sanskrit and Pali word 'Vihara' meaning 'Abode'. Bihar is a state in East India, bordering Nepal. It is divided by the River Ganges, which floods its fertile plains. Important Buddhist pilgrimage sites include the Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya's Mahabodhi Temple, under which the Buddha allegedly meditated. In the state capital Patna, Mahavir Mandir temple is revered by Hindus, while Sikhs worship at the domed, riverside Gurdwara of Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji. Bihar holds an important place in Indian history, culture and heritage
Facts & Figures
Capital : Patna
Area : 94,163 km2
Population (2011) : 103,804,637
Climate : Diverse Climate with extreme summer and winter
Spoken Languages : Hindi, Urudu, Maithili, Angika, Magadhi, Bhojpuri.
Clothing Required : Cotton in summer and woolen in winter
Best Time To Visit : October – March
Major Festivals : Chhath, Deepawali, Shravani Mela, Teej, Chitragupta Puja, Makar Sankranti, Saraswati Puja, Holi, Eid-ul- Fitr, Eid-ul- Adha, Muharram, Kali Puja/Shyama Puja/Nisha Puja, Ram Navami, Rath yatra, Rakshabandhan, Maha Shivaratri, Durga Puja, Lekshmi Puja, Christmas, Mahavir Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, Jivitputrika, Chitragupta Puja, Gurpurab, Bhai Dooj
Tourist Attractions : Rohtasgarh Fort, Munger Fort, Sasaram Fort, Palamu Fort, Maner Fort, Jalalgarh Fort, Rajmahal,Patna Museum, Mahatma Gandhi Setu,Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya, Gaya, Vaishali, Pawapuri, Nalanda, Rajgir, Kesariya, Vikramshila, Areraj, Patliputra, Takht Shri Harmandir Saheb
Destinations Covered : Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Lucknow Day 1: Delhi - Varanasi
In time transfer to Delhi airport to board flight for Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Later enjoy the pleasure trip to Sarnath few kilometres from Varanasi. Sarnath, about 10 km from the holy city of Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. The celebrated Mantra, 'Buddham Sharanam Gachhami', owes its origin to Sarnath. Return to Varanasi and Evening we will head towards the Dasaswamedh Ghat (One of the banks of Ganges River.close to Kashi Vishwanath Temple) to witness Ganga Aarti (Evening Prayer). Take a stroll through the Local Market which is very colorful during the evening with lights.
Day 2: Varanasi
Early morning enjoy an inspiring and beautiful Sunrise boat ride along the river’s edge to view the temples and the ancient rituals of the thousands of pilgrims who worship here daily. After the boat ride come back to hotel for breakfast. Post breakfast proceed for city tour of Varanasi. Starts from the visit of Durga temple called as the Sankat Mochan temple and the Bharat Mata temple. The Benaras Hindu University, one the most presumed educational institutions in India. Also visit weaver colony to during the sightseeing to see how silk is process made into clothes.
Day 3: Varanasi - Bodhgaya
Morning after breakfast drive to Bodhgaya (Approx.250 Kms/ 5 hrs drive). Arrive Bodhgaya and check in at hotel. Afternoon visit to Mahabodhi temple.
Day 4: Bodhgaya
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing visiting Mahabodhi Temple. Free for religious activities. Afternoon sightseeing of Niranjana River, Sujata Village and Monasteries.
Day 5: Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Vaishali
Morning proceed to Rajgir.Rajgir is a place of great significance for Buddhists and Janis. Lord Buddha spent 12 years at Rajgir and the first Buddhist council was held here. From Rajgir you will be driven to Nalanda (20 km.). Nalanda was a great center of learning in ancient time. Nalanda was one of the greatest monastic university of the ancient world. Later drive to Vaishali.
Day 6: Vaishali - Kushinagar
Morning sightseeing of Vaishali and then proceed to Kushinagar ( Approx. 235 Kms/ 4 ½ hrs drive) Kushinagar is the place where Buddha had passed into Pari-nirvana and therefore is a prominent Buddhist site.
Day 7: Kushinagar – Lumbini - Sravasti
Early morning proceed to Lumbini ( Approx. 165 Kms/ 3 hrs drive) .The birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Lumbini lies in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. There after drive to Sravasti ( Approx. 180 Kms/ 4 hrs drive).
Day 08: Sravasti - Lucknow - Delhi
Leave for Lucknow ( Approx. 175 Kms / 4 hrs drive) railway station to board train to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and then drive to Delhi airport to board flight back home.
- Accommodation as per you chosen hotel (03/ 04/ 05 star)
- Daily Breakfast in the Hotels
- Airport / hotel transfers, city tour and sightseeing as per the itinerary by PVT car.
- All applicable hotel taxes, toll tax, parking charges & Driver allowance however, any other tax as and when levied by the Government shall be extra.
- Any meal unless specified above.
- Any airfare / train fare
- Guides services
- All entrances fees to monuments.
- Personal nature expenses like telephone / laundry bills etc.
- Airports tax and travel insurance etc.
- Services not specified above.
- GST 4.50%