Benares - Nalanda Yatra

Destination Covered : Varanasi (Benares)- Sarnath- Umaraha- Varanasi (Benares)- Bodhgaya- Gaya- Rajgir- Nalanda- Bodhgaya- Varanasi (Benares)

Duration : 4 Nights / 5 Days

Tour Highlights

♦  Attend Ganga Aarti ceremony with boat ride at Ghat.

♦  Excursion to Sarnath Buddhist place and Umaraha Swarved Mahamandir.

♦  Excursion in same day Rajgir & Nalanda.

Details Itinerary

 Day 1  Arrive Varanasi (Benares)
Upon your arrival at airport/ railway station, meet with our driver and get transferred to hotel. Later start city tour of Varanasi and visiting various Temples namely New Vishwanath Temple (Birla Temple) at BHU, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Tridev Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Durga Kund Temple & Bankhandi Mahadev Temple (NOTE:- Most Temple gets closed between 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM). Visit famous Varanasi Silk Saree making center. In evening attend Ganga Aarti ceremony with boat ride at Ghat. Overnight stay at the hotel.


 Day 2  Varanasi (Benares) - (10 Kms/ 30 Mins. Approx.) Sarnath - (10 Kms/ 30 Mins. Approx.) Umaraha - (16 Kms/ 40 Mins. Approx.) Varanasi (Benares)
Early morning at 05:00 AM proceed to Ganges ghat for holy bath after by walk visit Main ancient Kashi Vishwanath Temple also called the golden Temple because of the gold plating on its roof, Maa Annapurna Devi Temple,. Later visit Kaal Bhairav Temple, after darshan return back to hotel for breakfast and relax (Breakfast served in hotel till 10:00 AM).

Later proceed for the excursion to Sarnath- 10 Kms away from Varanasi, it's the fabled place which bears the testimony to its great past where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples, expounding the principles of Buddhism. Visit Dhamekh Stupa, Dharmarajika Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Jain Temple, Buddha Temple, Sarnath Museum (National Emblem)
- (Friday closed), Ashok Pillar and Deer Park.

Proceed for the excursion tour to Umaraha and visit Swarved Mahamandir. After that proceed to Varanasi & visit Namo ghat. Later return back to hotel for overnight stay.


 Day 3  Varanasi (Benares) - (250 Kms/ 06:00 Hrs. Approx.) Bodhgaya
Morning after breakfast check out from hotel and ride to Bodhgaya. On arrival check in to hotel and later visit Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree (where he attained Enlightenment), Great Buddha Statue, Chinese Temple & Royal Bhutan Monastery. Overnight stay at the hotel.


 Day 4  Bodhgaya - (15 Kms/ 30 Mins. Approx.) Gaya - (65 Kms/ 01:45 Hrs. Approx.) Rajgir - (15 Kms/ 30 Mins. Approx.) Nalanda - (82 Kms/ 02:30 Hrs. Approx.) Bodhgaya
Morning after breakfast ride to Gaya then visit Vishnupada Temple & Maa Mangla Gauri Temple. 

After that ride to Rajgir then visit Buddhist Temple, Naulakha Jain Temple, Hot Springs Bath-Brahmakunda & Laxminarayan Temple.

Then proceed to Nalanda, on arrival visit ancient Nalanda University & Surya Temple. 

Return back to Bodhgaya. Overnight stay at the hotel.


 Day 5  Bodhgaya - (250 Kms/ 06:00 Hrs. Approx.) Varanasi (Benares) - Departure

Morning after breakfast check out from hotel and ride back to Varanasi (Benares). On arrival departure transfer to the airport/ railway station to connect your flight/ train for onward destination.



a) 04 Nights accommodation in hotel.
b) 04 Days breakfast in hotel. 
c) All transfers & sightseeing tours by using AC Vehicle as per the programme.
d) All applicable vehicle taxes, toll, parking fees, fuel charges etc.
e) 01 private motor boat ride tour with aarti ceremony on river Ganges.
f) All applicable taxes. 


a) Expenses of personal nature such as tel. calls, alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages, Extra services at the hotel etc.
b) Airfares, Airport Taxes & Railway Fare.
c) Any insurance surcharge.
d) Still/ video cameras fees.
e) Monuments entry fees.
f) Any show ticket cost.
g) Local Guide services.
h) Any other expenses that aren’t included in above mention services.


"Journey Ends With Sweet Memories"