12 days in Bodh Gaya & Rajgir Itinerary

12 days in Bodh Gaya & Rajgir Itinerary

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12 days in Bodh Gaya & Rajgir Itinerary

Start: Bodh Gaya
1
Bodh Gaya
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Rajgir
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Bodh Gaya

8
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.
Archaeological Society of India Museum and Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vishnupad Temple and Royal Bhutan Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Bodh Gaya side-trips: Gaya (Dungeshwari Cave Temples, Barabar Caves, & more). There's much more to do: hike along Cankamana, contemplate the waterfront views at Muchalinda Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabodhi Temple, and take in the awesome beauty at Dungeswari Hills.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bodh Gaya trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Bodh Gaya. May in Bodh Gaya sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Rajgir.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

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Gaya
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Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple
Thai Monastery ©
Thai Monastery
Vishnupad Temple ©
Vishnupad Temple

3
nights
Rajgir

Rajgir ©
Rajgir is a city and a notified area in Nalanda district in the Indian state of Bihar. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jal Mandir, make a trip to Xuan Zang ( Hsuen Tsang ) Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of Nalanda Archaeological Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Buddha Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Stupa of Sariputra. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Bimbisar Jail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Griddhakuta Peak, then admire the striking features of Vishwa Shanti Stupa, and finally take in the natural beauty of Rajgir Hot Springs.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rajgir trip planner .

Getting from Bodh Gaya to Rajgir by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 31°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rajgir

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nalanda
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Nalanda Archaeological Museum ©
Nalanda Archaeological Museum
Vishwa Shanti Stupa ©
Vishwa Shanti Stupa
Jal Mandir ©
Jal Mandir

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