8 days in Patna & Vaishali District Itinerary

8 days in Patna & Vaishali District Itinerary

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8 days in Patna & Vaishali District Itinerary

Start: Gaya
Drive:  3​h 15​min
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Gaya


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.
Nalanda University and Golghar will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Patna Museum and Srikrishna Science Centre. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Mandir, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, explore and take pictures at Gandhi Sangrahalaya, and let little ones run wild at Eco Park.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Patna trip planner .

Gaya to Patna is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Gaya in May, you will find days in Patna are little chillier (43°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vaishali.

Things to do in Patna

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Jal Mandir
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Nalanda University ©
Nalanda University
Takht Sri Patna Sahib ©
Takht Sri Patna Sahib
Hanuman Mandir ©
Hanuman Mandir


Vaishali ©
Vaishali was a city in present-day Bihar, India, and is now an archaeological site. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ashok Pillar, pause for some photo ops at Lion Pillar, then appreciate the history behind Buddha Stupa I and II, and finally admire the striking features of Vishwa Shanti Stupa. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Raja Vishal's Garh, then contemplate the waterfront views at Abhiskek Pushkarn (Coronation Tank), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Simri Mai Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vaishali road trip planning site .

You can drive from Patna to Vaishali in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Vaishali can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vaishali

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Simri Mai Temple
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Vishwa Shanti Stupa ©
Vishwa Shanti Stupa
Buddha Stupa I and II ©
Buddha Stupa I and II