Same day Bodhgaya tour from Varanasi

Duration: 14 hours
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi

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  • 14 hours
  • Varanasi
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Same day guided visit to Bodhgaya from Varanasi

The crucible of Buddhism, Bodhgaya was where Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment beneath a bodhi tree 2600 years ago and became Buddha (the 'Awakened One'). In terms of blessedness, this tiny temple town is to Buddhists what Mecca is to Muslims. Unsurprisingly, it attracts thousands of pilgrims from around the world every year, who come for prayer, study and meditation.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Mahabodhi Temple, Bihar 824231, Bodh Gaya 824231 India

At 05:00 AM take your packed breakfast from your Hotel and drive to Bodhgaya.

You will reach Bodhgaya at around 10:00 AM.

On arrival in Bodhgaya visit to Maha Bodhi Temple Complex - is one of the oldest brick temples in India. The magnificent Unesco World Heritage–listed Mahabodhi Temple, marking the hallowed ground where Buddha attained enlightenment and formulated his philosophy of life, forms the spiritual heart of Bodhgaya.

Pilgrims and visitors from all walks of life and religions come to worship or just soak up the atmosphere of this sacred place. An enthralling way to start or finish the day is to stroll around the inside of the perimeter of the temple compound (in an auspicious clockwise pattern) and watch a sea of maroon and yellow dip and rise, while Tibetan monks perform endless prostrations on their prayer boards.

After this see Bodhi Tree - Undoubtedly, the most sacred fig tree ever to grace the Earth was the Bodhi Tree at Bodhgaya, under which Prince Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism, achieved enlightenment. Buddha was said to have stared unblinkingly at the tree in an awed gesture of gratitude and wonder after his enlightenment.

The 4.8-hectare (11.9-acre) complex also includes ancient shrines and modern structures built by Buddhist devotees. It was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2002.

After this see the Great Budhha Statue - This 25m-high Japanese-style statue towers above a pleasant garden at the end of Temple St. The impressive monument was unveiled by the Dalai Lama in 1989 and is surrounded by 10 smaller sculptures of Buddha’s disciples. The statue is partially hollow and is said to contain some 20,000 bronze Buddhas.

After this visit to Vishupad Temple - As the name suggests, this temple was built as a dedication to Lord Vishnu and features a 40 cm long footprint of Lord Vishnu that is enclosed by a basin made of silver plates.

Later after this visit to some famous monasteries such as Thai Monastery, Vietnamese Monastery, Japani Monastery etc.

If you wish to perform Pind Daan rituals for your ancentors, you can do it here at some additional cost should be paid to Pundit directly.

Later after all these drive back to Varanasi and on arrival in Varanasi transfer to your Hotel.

Duration: 14 hours

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Professional and Govt approved tour guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by private Air Conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Mahabodhi Temple
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Everything which is not mentioned into inclusions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We shall pick you up from your hotel at 05:30 AM. Get ready with your packed breakfast.

Departure Time

05:00 AM

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14 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


28 Sep, 2022

Thank you TourVaranasi team for arranging such a beautiful same day excursion. Visiting Bodhgaya was on my bucket list which i managed to complete. All thanks for Sujeet guide for taking me safely there showing all around and giving depth insight of Buddhism religion. Driver Anil was very well and experinced


08 Nov, 2019

Tour guide (Sujeet Kumar) was very friendly and excellent guide.As well as a driver made our trip safe and on time.

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