Early morning trip to Sarnath archaeological site

Sarnath

Banaras is a mystic place. Its an epitome of the history, culture, and heritage of Hinduism. The imposing ghats, the vibrant rituals, the passionate devotees, the street food, the sunrise, and the revered waters of the holy Ganges, everything is magical in Banaras and people who visit Banaras invariably fall in love with it. Thousands of visitors throng to Banaras every day, some stay here for weeks but very few of them include Sarnath in their plans. Whether its the ignorance of the visitors or the magic of Banaras, most people do not visit Sarnath. Read more

Mahabodhi Temple : Tracing the roots of Buddhism

Bodh Gaya

Buddhism, one of the prominent religions of Asia traces its origins to Bodh Gaya. The place where Prince Siddhartha became Lord Buddha. The place that preached the world about virtues of peace and nonviolence; about benevolence and the subtle art of dharma. Situated in Bihar, a state much despised for being unruly and rowdy, Bodh Gaya seems like an oasis in the desert. Bodh Gaya dotted with numerous monasteries has a tranquil, spiritual environment much in contrast to some other places in the state. Read more