6 days in Bihar Itinerary

6 days in Bihar Itinerary

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6 days in Bihar Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Bodh Gaya
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Jaipur

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.
On the 27th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Bodhi Tree, then admire the landmark architecture of Mahabodhi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Busshin-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metta Buddharam Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijokyo Buddhist Temple, pause for some photo ops at Great Buddha Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Bhutan Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thai Monastery.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodh Gaya trip planner .

Jaipur to Bodh Gaya is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Patna.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Busshin-ji Temple
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Mahabodhi Temple ©
Mahabodhi Temple
Bodhi Tree ©
Bodhi Tree
Great Buddha Statue ©
Great Buddha Statue


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 is known for historic sites, parks, museums, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji, make a trip to Gandhi Maidan, walk around Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, and look for gifts at Mridani.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Patna journey tool .

Getting from Bodh Gaya to Patna by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Patna

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Hanuman Mandir
Hanuman Mandir
Nalanda University ©
Nalanda University
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