34 days in Patna & Bodh Gaya Itinerary

34 days in Patna & Bodh Gaya Itinerary

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34 days in Patna & Bodh Gaya Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Patna
— 18 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bodh Gaya
— 15 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

18
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 Museum and Jalan Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Nalanda University and Golghar will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patna: Vaishali (Bawan Pokhar Temple, Ashok Pillar, & more) and Hariharnath Temple (in Sonepur). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 28th (Sun) at Funtasia Island. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 2nd (Thu) at Hungama World. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Takht Sri Patna Sahib, see the interesting displays at Rajendra Smriti Sangrahalaya Museum, engage your brain at Srikrishna Science Centre, and see the sky in a new way at Patna Planetarium.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Patna trip planner .

New Delhi to Patna is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Patna

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vaishali District, Saran District
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Nalanda University ©
Nalanda University
Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji ©
Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji
Hanuman Mandir ©
Hanuman Mandir

15
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mahabodhi Temple and Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thai Monastery and Root Institute. Change things up with these side-trips from Bodh Gaya: Gaya (Dungeshwari Cave Temples, Falgu River, & more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishnupad Temple, pause for some photo ops at Great Buddha Statue, don't miss a visit to Bodhi Tree, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Society of India Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bodh Gaya tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Patna to Bodh Gaya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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