Day 01: Arrival Varanasi
On arrival Varanasi Airport/Railway Station transfer to hotel. Evening visits Dashashwamedh Ghat to witness evening prayer on holy Ganges. Overnight stay at hotel.
Varanasi is the oldest city of the world. Varanasi is more than 3000 years old and is famous as the city of temples. In Varanasi, there are temples at every few paces. Looking at the number of temples in Varanasi, it is hard to believe that a large number of them were demolished during the medieval times.
Day 02: Varanasi
Early morning transfer to the riverfront for a dawn boat ride along the Ghats River Ganges when devotees offer their Morning Prayer venerating holy water.
After lunch visit Sarnath for Dharmarajika Stupa, Mulagandhakuti Vihara, Dhamekh Stupa, Ashoka Pillar, Sarnath Garden, Sarnath Archeological Museum, Chaukhandi Stupa and monastery.
Evening go through local handicraft & Silk Sari shops. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Varanasi – Sasaram (Enroute visit Chandraprabha Wildlife & Kaimur Wildlife sanctuary) – 200 KM – 5 Hrs
Early morning leave Varanasi proceed towards Sasaram. Sasaram “A place belongs to Shershah Suri who fights against Mughal emperor Humayun’s and defeat them” It has cover with religious and historical places like scenic mountain Kaimur and Sone rivers.
Enroute visit Chandraprabha Wildlife sanctuary and Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary.
Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary: Distance around 45 K.M. drive from Varanasi. Here we cover wild scenes, Rajdari waterfalls, Dev dari fountain and Dam etc.
Kaimur Wildlife sanctuary: This is located in Kaimur District near to Bhabhua. Kaimur Sanctuary is the largest sanctuary in Bihar, which occupies an area of about 1342 km. It is home for several waterfalls like Karkat and Telhar also famous for Anupam Lake. Here you can see Tiger, Chital, Leopard, Nilgai and crocodile etc.
Later drive to Sasaram. Upon arrival checked in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04: Sasaram – Bodhgaya (128 KM – 3 Hrs)
Morning we leave Sasaram drive towards Bodhgaya.
Bodhgaya is famous for being the place of Buddha’s attainment of enlightenment. Historically, it was known as the Bodhimanda (ground round the Bodhi-tree) and there was a large monastic settlement there. The main monastery of Bodhgaya used to be called the Bodhimanda – viharas (Pali). Now it is called the Mahabodhi Temple.
Upon arrival checked in at hotel. Later visit Holy Bodhi Tree & Mahabodhi Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05: Bodhgaya – Rajgir via Barabar caves (110 KM - 3 Hrs)
Morning visit Holy Bodhi Tree & Mahabodhi Temple.
Later leave Bodhgaya and drive towards Rajgir via Barabar caves.
Rajgir or Rajgrih means the home of Royalty. This place has been associated with Lord Buddha and Buddhism. Buddha not only spent many years in Rajgir but also delivered sermons here and proselytized emperor Bimbisar at the Griddhakoota hill. The Jivekarmavan monastery was the favorite residence for Buddha. Even Bimbisar gave Venuvan Vihar to Buddha for his residence. it was also the venue for the first Buddhist Council. Today Rajgir has come up as one of the most important pilgrimage for the Buddhist. Rajgir also has some very beautiful Hindu and Jain temples which attracts Hindus and Jains also to the place. Not only as a place for worship, Rajgir has come up as health and winter resort with its warm water ponds. These ponds are said to contain some medicinal properties which help in the cure of many skin diseases. The added attraction of Rajgir is the Ropeway which takes you uphill to the Shanti Stupa and Monasteries built by the Japanese Devotees on top of the Ratnagiri hills.
Enroute visit Barabar Caves “In Ramayana period this caves belongs to Saint Vishwamitra guru of Lord Rama. These caves are oldest surviving rock cutting Indian caves. Ashokan inscriptions and other Buddhism symbol found here that belongs to Mauryan period. Barabar hill caves are located in Jehanabad district near to Bodhgaya.
Later drive towards Rajgir. Upon arrival checked in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Rajgir (Excursion to Nalanda)
Morning excursion to Nalanda “Nalanda is well known as an ancient seat of learning. However, today this ancient university lies in ruins. The place not only has the remains of the great university but also many monasteries, temples, and viharas built by different kings. Though the Buddha visited Nalanda several times during his lifetime, this famous centre of Buddhist learning shot to fame much later, during 5th-12th centuries AD. In this first residential international university of the world, 2,000 teachers and 10,000 students from all over the Buddhist world lived and studied”.
PM visit Vishwa Shanti Stupa on the Ratnagiri hill, Gridhakuta hill, Venuvana Vihara, Bimbisara Jail, Treasure Cave, Saptaparni cave, the warm water pond, the marks of the curt which left from the ancient marchandises and Ajatshatru Fort.
Evening visit Ghora Katora Lake for boating. Back to hotel and overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Rajgir – Patna via Kakolat Water falls (210 KM – 6 Hrs)
After breakfast leave Rajgir drive towards Patna via one of beautiful Waterfalls name is Kakolat in Nawada near to Jharkhand border.
Upon arrival we see the charming waterfalls here water down from a height of about 165 feet in to a deep pond. The water spray from the waterfalls creates a cool and foggy environment that to be cool even in summer and is rich with natural minerals which have the locals people challenge to cure some ailments.
Later we drive to Patna. Upon arrival checked in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08: Patna – Vaishali (40 KM – 1 Hrs)
Morning visit Kumhrar, Museum, Golghar and other tourist interest places.
Later drive to Vaishali. Upon arrival visit Abhishek Pushkarini (the coronation tank), Vishwa shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda), Chhatra (Stupa 1, relic stupa), Stupa 2, (Buddha’s ashes) Ananda Stupa with Ashokan Pillar.
Now we go for hotel to check in an overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09: Vaishali – Deoghar (Enroute visit Kanwar Lake & Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary) – 262 KM – 6 Hrs.
Today we will wake up early and leave Vaishali drive towards Deoghar.
Deoghar is abode (‘ghar’) of the Gods and Goddesses (‘dev’). This place is belongs to supreme god Lord Shiva and his wife sati. One of the few places in India where the jyotirlinga and the shaktipeeth are together, lying sided beside each other.
Every year in July and August (month of “Shrawan”) around 20 million devotees comes from different part of India have bringing holy water from river Ganges at Sultanganj and proceed towards Deoghar around 108 km. During this month all devotes people coloured in saffron-dyed clothes. This is the longest Mela (Fair) of the Asian continent.
Enroute visit Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary: Located in Begusarai district, Asia largest freshwater U shaped Lake Approx 3 times larger than Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Rajasthan). It is home of around 110 species of resident birds and about 60-80 migratory birds which come different parts of world especially from Central Asia and Western Europe in winter.
Later drive to Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary: Located in the south west part of Munger district. According to Mahabharata, Bheema one of the son of Pandava has constructed a Dam called Bhimbandh. The forest cover an area of around 700 K.M. on the hills and homes of several hot springs like Sita Kund and Rishi Kund are best of them. Here we see easily wild animal and other species like Tiger, Leopard, Wild Bear, Sahil, Chital, Nilgai, Python, Hyena, Crocodile and pangolin etc.
Now we drive to Holy city Deoghar. Upon arrival checked in hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10: Deoghar (Excursion to Trikut Mountain)
After breakfast visit Lord Shiva and Naulakha temple. Later excursion to Trikut Mountain here we can enjoy Trekking, Ropeway, Wildlife Adventures and a safe natural retreat.
Rest day free for relax and enjoying local walking streets. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11: Deoghar - Hazaribagh (Enroute visit Giridih) - 195 KM - 4 Hrs
Morning leave Deoghar proceed towards Hazaribagh via Giridih [Famous for Parasnath Hill. Main attractions are Usri fall, Madhuban and Parasnath etc.]. Hazaribagh “This word denotes thousands of Garden and dense forest that rich in many species of flora & fauna. It has also famous for health resort because have excellent climate and scenic beauties all around it.
Arrive Hazaribagh check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12: Hazaribagh
After breakfast full day visit Wildlife national park, natural Lakes, Temple and Dam etc. Back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 13: Hazaribagh – Palamu (175 KM – 4.5 Hrs)
Morning leave Hazaribagh proceeds towards Palamu “the land of Palas and Mahua”. Upon arrived Palamu check in at hotel. Rest day free for relax and enjoying local natural visit. Back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14: Palamu
After breakfast full day visit Palamu wildlife, Fort of Sri Mednin Roy, Betla National Park, Upper Ghaghri Waterfalls, Lower Ghaghri Waterfalls, Old Qila and New Quila fort etc.
Back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 15: Palamu – Netarhat (137 KM – 3.5 hrs)
After breakfast leave Palamu proceeds towards Netarhat” Queen of Jharkhand hill”. PM arrival at Netarhat, check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 16: Netarhat
Morning visit Sunrise point. Later visit other Tourist interest places like Tea Garden, Netarhat Dam and Upper Ghaghri etc. Rest day free for relax or you can enjoy local walk. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 17: Netarhat – Ranchi (180 KM – 4 Hrs)
Morning Netarhat proceed towards Ranchi [city of waterfalls and capital of Jharkhand state that rich in Iron, Coal, Bauxite many more]. PM upon arrived at Ranchi check in at hotel.
Evening we visit local shops and street. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 18: Ranchi
After breakfast visit f/day sightseeing include Tagore hill, Hundru fall, Johna fall, Jagannath temple, Rock Garden, Sido – Kanhu Park, Nakshatra Van etc. Back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 19: Ranchi Depart
After breakfast in time transfer to Airport or railway station for depart onward destination.
(Tour ends here)