12 days in Bihar Itinerary

12 days in Bihar Itinerary

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12 days in Bihar Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Bodh Gaya
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Patna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Munger
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Nalanda
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
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.
Bodh Gaya is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Mahabodhi Temple, appreciate the history behind Great Buddha Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metta Buddharam Temple, and make a trip to Bodhi Tree.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bodh Gaya travel tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Bodh Gaya is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Philadelphia to Bodh Gaya, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, things will get much hotter in Bodh Gaya: highs are around 102°F and lows about 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Patna.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gaya
Highlights from your plan
Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple
Bodhi Tree ©
Bodhi Tree
Great Buddha Statue ©
Great Buddha Statue

3
nights
Patna

Patna ©
Occupying the southern bank of the famous Ganges River, the state capital of Patna combines an important religious and regal heritage with a fast-growing commercial and transport hub.
Patna is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji, stroll around Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, admire the striking features of Golghar, and gain insight at Gandhi Sangrahalaya.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Patna trip planning app.

Getting from Bodh Gaya to Patna by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April in Patna, expect temperatures between 99°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Munger.

Things to do in Patna

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji ©
Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji
Golghar ©
Golghar
Buddha Smriti Park ©
Buddha Smriti Park

2
nights
Munger

Munger ©
Munger is a twin city and a Municipal Corporation situated in the Indian state of Bihar. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bihar Yoga Bharati. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the activities along Kharagpur Lake. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tomb of Pir Shah Nufa, then soothe aching muscles at Bihar Yoga Bharati, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kastaharni Ghat.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munger sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Patna to Munger in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Nalanda.

Things to do in Munger

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary
Kharagpur Lake ©
Kharagpur Lake

1
night
Nalanda

Nalanda ©
On the 19th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Nalanda Archaeological Museum, then appreciate the history behind Stupa of Sariputra, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jal Mandir.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nalanda journey maker.

Getting from Munger to Nalanda by car takes about 3.5 hours. April in Nalanda sees daily highs of 102°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nalanda

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jal Mandir ©
Jal Mandir
Nalanda Archaeological Museum ©
Nalanda Archaeological Museum
Stupa of Sariputra ©
Stupa of Sariputra