DAY 01: VARANASI
Upon arrival at Varanasi, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort. Whenever you’re ready, venture out to explore the rich cultural and spiritual city of Varanasi. Enjoy your journey through this ancient city!
Varanasi also referred to as Banaras or Kashi, the soul of India, is a timeless city where spirituality and culture intertwine. Home to ancient temples, the sacred Ganges River, and a vibrant tapestry of rituals, it’s a sanctuary of deep-rooted traditions. The ancient city where spirituality and culture converge in a timeless dance. With ancient temples, the sacred Ganges, and vibrant rituals, it’s a sanctuary of deep-rooted traditions. The city’s temples, Kashi Vishwanath and ‘Sankat Mochan’, embody devotion and tradition, offering a deeper connection to India’s spiritual legacy. Witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti, stroll the ghats, and explore the cultural heritage of this city that has thrived for millennia. Varanasi, where spirituality and culture come to life in an enchanting fusion.
DAY 02: VARANASI
Begin your day early with the captivating sunrise Aarti ceremony on the sacred banks of the Ganges. Then, wander through the charming old lanes nestled along the river, immersing yourself in the city’s historic charm. After your explorations, return to your hotel/resort for a refreshing breakfast. In the afternoon, set off on a journey to Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. This day promises a unique blend of boating, walking, and car tours, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in Varanasi’s rich heritage and culture.
Sarnath, a spiritual sanctuary, cradles the ancient wisdom of Buddha’s first sermon. This hallowed ground is a testament to the birth of a profound philosophy. Its serene ambiance and captivating stupas draw seekers of spiritual enlightenment, while the rich cultural heritage here offers a glimpse into India’s timeless traditions. Sarnath is a place where spirituality and culture harmoniously converge, inviting you to explore a sacred legacy.
DAY 03: VARANASI – BODHGAYA
(Approximately 260 kilometers, or a 5-6 hour drive)
After breakfast, embark on the journey to Bodhgaya. Upon arrival transferred to the hotel/resort. When you’re ready, set out to explore this sacred land, where enlightenment and tranquility converge.
Nestled in the heart of India, Bodhgaya is where the ancient Bodhi tree witnessed the enlightenment of Lord Buddha. A place of spiritual awakening, this hallowed town is a profound journey into the very essence of enlightenment and tranquility. Explore Bodhgaya, where history, serenity, and spirituality converge in perfect harmony.
DAY 04: BODHGAYA – VARANASI
After breakfast, embark on a drive to the sacred Phalgu River, which flows just around 12 kilometers from Bodhgaya, near Gaya. On the riverbank, you’ll discover Lord Vishnu’s Temple, known as Vishnupad Mandir, situated by the tranquil waters of the Phalgu River, also referred to as Niranjana River. Afterward, proceed with your journey to Gaya Airport, Gaya Station, Patna Station, or Patna Airport, or drive continues to Varanasi. Upon arrival transferred to hotel/resort in Varanasi.
DAY 05: VARANASI – PRAYAGRAJ
(Approximately 120 kilometers, or a 2-3 hour drive)
After early breakfast, embark on an enchanting journey to ‘Prayagraj’. Upon arrival begin your day at the sacred Triveni Sangam confluence, and embark on a self-discovery and cultural immersion. Then, transfer to hotel/resort. Whenever you’re ready, venture out to explore the enchanting heritage of Prayagraj.
Embark on a soul-enriching journey to Prayagraj, the “Tirth Raj” – The King of Pilgrimage Centers. At the sacred Sangam confluence, where three rivers merge, a profound spiritual energy permeates. As dawn’s first light kisses the holy waters, an unbreakable connection to a divine legacy spanning millennia unfolds. This city, steeped in history, has long drawn pilgrims, ascetics, and seekers to the Ganges, Yamuna, and mythical Saraswati confluence. Adorned with iconic temples like Kumbheshwar and the ancient Hanuman Mandir, Prayagraj offers a blend of history and spirituality that beckons you to embark on a self-discovery and cultural immersion, where ancient echoes and modern marvels seamlessly captivate your senses.
Step into history at Allahabad Fort, a majestic red sandstone marvel with three magnificent galleries, high towers, and an intact outer wall, at present it is used by the army and only a limited area is open to visitors. Explore the Ashokan Pillar, Saraswati Koop, and Jodhabai Palace. The towering Ashoka pillar, dating back to 232 B.C., features edicts and a Persian inscription of Emperor Jahangir. Continue your journey at Anand Bhavan, once the Nehru family residence, now a museum revealing India’s independence struggle. Allahabad’s architecture reflects its rich cultural diversity, from the tranquil white marble of All Saints Cathedral to grand heritage structures. Discover colonial-era buildings, intricate Indo-Saracenic styles, and the captivating lanes of old Prayagraj, where ancient havelis and heritage buildings safeguard the past.
DAY 06: PRAYAGRAJ / VARANASI
Begin your day with an optional early morning visit to the sacred Triveni Sangam, then return to your hotel/resort. After breakfast, you can choose to either transfer to Prayagraj airport or station or continue your journey by road to Varanasi. Upon reaching Varanasi, we will ensure a seamless transfer to the airport or station for your onward travels.
Varanasi International Airport, situated approximately 120 kilometers away from Prayagraj, can be reached in just 2-3 hours by road travel.
Embark on a captivating 6-day spiritual journey with our ‘Kashi Sangam Bodhgaya Itinerary.’ Explore Varanasi, Prayagraj, and Bodhgaya, where spirituality thrives amidst rich religious and cultural heritage, set against awe-inspiring landscapes. Uncover India’s ancient history, immerse yourself in its cultural opulence, and embrace breathtaking natural beauty. Delve into India’s profound spiritual and cultural legacy, wander through ancient towns and savor scenic vistas at world-renowned destinations. Let this mesmerizing travel experience weave unforgettable memories into the fabric of your journey.