Pilgrimage over 2 states – Uttar Pradesh & Bihar
Varanasi also known as Benares/Kashi is a city on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh,North India. A major religious hub, it is the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism, and played an important role in the development of Buddhism. The city has a reputation as a centre of cultural importance and religious education. Apart from the 19 archaeological sites, prominent places of interest are the Aghor Peeth, the Ashoka Pillar, the Bharat Kala Bhavan (Art Museum), the Ramnagar Fort among others. Places of worship, from the 23,000 Hindu Temples to the 15 Mosques of significant historical value, draw thousands of pilgrims each year.
A 5 hour drive southeast from Varanasi, Bodh Gaya is a religious site and place of pilgrimage associated with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is the place where Buddha is said to have obtained Enlightenment under what became known as the Bodhi Tree and is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Buddha. Other Buddhist temples in Bodh Gaya are built by the people of Bhutan, China, Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam in a wide area around the Mahabodhi Temple. These buildings reflect the architectural style, exterior and interior decoration of their respective countries.
Places to visit in Kashi – Bodhgaya
Kashi Gaya Prayag Ayodhya Chitrakut Bodhgaya Allahabad