2 days in Nalanda & Bodh Gaya Itinerary

2 days in Nalanda & Bodh Gaya Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Varanasi
Drive:  8 h 15 min
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Nalanda
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Bodh Gaya
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
End: Varanasi

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Nalanda

Nalanda ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary, then take an in-depth tour of Nalanda Archaeological Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Buddha Temple.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nalanda visit planner.

Varanasi to Nalanda is an approximately 8.5- hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in December, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Nalanda

Wildlife Museums Parks
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Nalanda Archaeological Museum ©
Nalanda Archaeological Museum
Black Buddha Temple ©
Black Buddha Temple

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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 27th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rajayatna Tree, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Monastery, then examine the collection at Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daijokyo Buddhist Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodh Gaya trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nalanda to Bodh Gaya by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gaya
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Daijokyo Buddhist Temple ©
Daijokyo Buddhist Temple
Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum ©
Bodhgaya Multimedia Museum

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