There are a number of sites which are holy to Buddhist in close proximity to Varanasi and these attract large number of tourists all over the globe. Bodhgaya is such a religious place where Siddharth attained spiritual enlightment under a Bodhi tree and became Buddha in 6th century B.C. This place has the same prominence to Buddhist as Jerusalem to the Christians and Mecca to Muslims.
• 12 hours
Sarnath is located about 15 km from the center of Varanasi. Lord Budha after enlightenment came to Sarnath which was previously known as Rishipatan and gave sermon. Sarnath is one of the must see place in Varanasi as one can see most significant stupa in Buddhist "Dhamek Stupa'. Also, archeological museaum here in Sarnath is very important. You can see here many heritage things of high significance with nation prospective like Ashok Chakra on Indian flag can also be seen here. There are many other important Buddhist temple from different countries are also made. It is also the center of the Buddhist pilgrimage and the most important after Bodhgaya.
• 4 hours
Bodhgaya is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. It is a village in the North Indian state of Bihar. It was here under the Bodhi tree that Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. On this half-day tour, visit the Mahabodhi Temple and the Bodhi tree. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the town also has several other temples and Stupas and a huge statue of the Buddha.HighlightsMahabodhi TempleBodhi Tree80 feet statue of the BuddhaRiver NeeranjanaSujata Village
• 5 hours
Bodhgaya is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. It is a village in the North Indian state of Bihar. It was here under the Bodhi tree that Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. On this half-day tour, visit the Mahabodhi Temple and the Bodhi tree. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the town also has several other temples and Stupas as well as a huge statue of the Buddha. HighlightsMahabodhi TempleBodhi Tree80 feet statue of the BuddhaRiver NeeranjanaSujata Village
• 5 hours
Bodhgaya is one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage center in the world. It was here under a banyan tree, the Bodhi Tree, Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha, the Enlightened One. There is a magnificent Mahabodhi temple and the Tree from the original sapling still stands in the temple premises. One of the oldest living cities of the world, Varanasi is held in high esteem by the Hindu devotees from all over. Once known as 'Kashi' and 'Banaras', the city of spiritual light - Varanasi lies on the banks of the holy river Ganga or the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh. The eternal city, which is rich with its vibrant past, is believed to be the favorite place of the Hindu God Shiva, who is supposed to liberate the souls to receive moksha in the city of liberation or moksha - Varanasi.
• 7 hours
A place where Lord Buddha left his footsteps nearly 2500 years ago while travelling in the quest of enlightenment, situated by the river Phalgu, Bodhgaya is one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage center in the world. It was here under a banyan tree, the Bodhi Tree, Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha, the Enlightened One. The serenity of the atmosphere remains in the subconscious soul of any visitor who takes the village as a pilgrimage that the Lord himself had chosen for meditation.
• 4 hours
Rajgir has got the name from Raj Griha meaning the abode of the king. Rajgir is one of the most important tourist places in India. Rajgir has its own very scenic beauty surrounded by five holy hills, the picturesque little town of Rajgir is important for Buddhists as well as Jains. Here the two rock-cut caves were the favorite retreats of the Buddha and it was on this hill that he preached two of his most famous sermons. Nalanda is located 14 kms. from Rajgir. Built on a hallowed site where the Buddha had often stayed, Nalanda is one of the world's oldest living cities. The Buddhist University of Nalanda, once the most prestigious center of learning in Asia, was built here. The evocative ruins of its monasteries and temples still convey a vivid impression of the serene and ordered life of contemplation and learning that prevailed here.
• 7 hours
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.
• 1 day
Bodh Gaya is a small town holding religious significance and is located in Bihar state of India. It is a religious site of Buddhists for being the place where ascetic Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment after practicing hard for noble eight-fold path. It is a spiritual retreat for the soul with Mahabodhi Temple complex and Sujatha Stupa emanating aesthetic beauty as well as psychic vibes.
• 2 days