Kolkata, Bodhgaya & Varanasi Tour 7 days

 
  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly

Witness the culture that fused European philosophies with Indian tradition & discover colonial buildings the British left behind in Kolkata. Explore Bodhgaya where Buddha achieved enlightenment while sitting under a Bodhi tree and Nalanda the seat of learning & Rajgir. Further drive to Varanasi & visit Sarnath: and it was here Buddha delivered his first sermon and set in motion the 'Wheel of the Dharma'. Varanasi the spiritual capital of India, and one of the oldest cities on earth, where you can see bathing and cremations by the sacred River Ganges.


Day 1 Kolkata

On arrival at Kolkata airport assistance & transfer to hotel (hotel check in/ out time 12pm). Rest time free to relax and personal activities.

O/n at hotel.

Day 2 Kolkata

Full day city tour of Kolkata visiting Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Netaji Bhawan, Howrah Bridge, Dakshineswar Kali Temple & other landmark monuments of the city.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 3 Kolkata - Patna - Bodhgaya

Transfer to airport to board flight for Patna. At Patna airport meet your driver and guide and proceed to Bodhgaya via visiting Nalanda a hot seat of knowledge and learning established in the 5th century. And Vishwa Shanti Stupa built of marble on a 400m high hill at Rajgir. Arrive Bodhgaya check in at hotel.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 4 Bodhgaya

Visit Mahabodhi Temple an UNESCO World Heritage Site, this 54mts tall temple has been renovated over the years. It enshrines a large golden Buddha, and is encompassed by an ancient railing, dating back to 100 BC. Bodhi Tree: where Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment, and the Vajrasana or throne, where Buddha sat. Tibetan Monastery, housing the Maitreya Buddha (future Buddha). Also see the Burmese Temple, Chinese Temple and Monastery, Buddhist Monastery of Bhutan, Thai Temple and Monastery, and many more. Rest time to relax, evening attend temple aarti.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 5 Bodhgaya - Varanasi (250kms)

Drive to Varanasi check in at hotel. Evening attend Holy Ganga Aarti, a magical ritual held every evening at sunset on the banks of the holy Ganges.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 6 Varanasi

Early morning boat ride & Ghat visit. Later visit Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple & Sarnath Temple complex including the Great Dhamekh Stupa. If time permit visit Ram Nagar Fort & Museum.

O/n at hotel. Meal plan: B.

Day 7 Varanasi - Kolkata/ Delhi/ Mumbai

As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for Kolkata/ Delhi/ Mumbai.

Meal plan: B.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • Assistance on arrival at airport
  • 6 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels
  • Meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water in car
  • Government taxes
  • Bodhgaya x 2 night Hotel Taj Darbar/ Hotel Mahamaya DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Bodhgaya x 2 night The Royal Residency/ Lotus Nikko Hot DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Kolkata x 2 night ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Kolkata x 2 night Regenta Orko's/ The Fern Residency DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Kolkata x 2 night The Peerless Inn/ The Fern Residency DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Varanasi x 2 nights Meraden Grand/ Amaya Hotel DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Varanasi x 2 nights Radisson Hotel/ Gateway Hotel Taj DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Varanasi x 2 nights Rivatas by Ideal/ Palace On Ganges DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Kolkata - Patna & Varanasi - Kolkata/ Delhi flight fare approx INR 9,500 per person in economy class
  • Camera charges at monuments
  • Meals other than mentioned in day plan
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc
  • Gratuities & optional activities
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Available in

English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian
(Other than English guide subject to availability and at additional cost)


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Kolkata , West Bengal, India

Pick up times available: 09:00

Pick up location: Kolkata Airport

Ends at: Varanasi Airport

Nearest airport: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU)



Covid-19 measures

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Eco Features:

  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 15 days or more before the travel date
20% cancellation fee - between 7-14 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $698 per person

* Minimum of 1 adults are required on this tour

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* Free cancellation until 15 days before departure