5 days in Bodh Gaya & Varanasi Itinerary

5 days in Bodh Gaya & Varanasi Itinerary

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1
Bodh Gaya
— 1 night
2
Varanasi
— 3 nights

1
night
Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya ©
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
On the 9th (Sun), admire the striking features of Mahabodhi Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Vishnupad Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thai Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Bhutan Monastery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bodh Gaya driving holiday planner.

Jamshedpur to Bodh Gaya is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vishnupad Temple
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Thai Monastery ©
Thai Monastery
Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple
Royal Bhutan Monastery ©
Royal Bhutan Monastery

3
nights
Varanasi

Varanasi ©
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sarnath and Banaras Ghats. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walking tours and Ganges River. There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Vishwanath Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Varanasi online itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Bodh Gaya to Varanasi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Varanasi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Sarnath ©
Sarnath
Banaras Ghats ©
Banaras Ghats
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple ©
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

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