8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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Fly
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Bodh Gaya
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Patna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kushinagar
— 1 night
Drive
4
Varanasi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabodhi Temple, pause for some photo ops at Great Buddha Statue, make a trip to Bodhi Tree, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cankamana.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bodh Gaya online journey planner.

Ahmedabad to Bodh Gaya is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ahmedabad in December, things will get slightly colder in Bodh Gaya: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Patna.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Golghar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji, and then appreciate the history behind Hanuman Mandir.

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You can drive from Bodh Gaya to Patna in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kushinagar.

Things to do in Patna

Historic Sites

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Kushinagar

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Ramabhar Stupa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Thai Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parinirvana Stupa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kushinagar trip planner.

Drive from Patna to Kushinagar in 5.5 hours. December in Kushinagar sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Varanasi.

Things to do in Kushinagar

Historic Sites

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Varanasi

Spiritual Capital of India

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, make a trip to Sarnath, make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then don't miss a visit to Ganga Aarti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banaras Ghats.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Varanasi trip planner.

Drive from Kushinagar to Varanasi in 7 hours. In December in Varanasi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Varanasi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.