Bangalore to Bodh Gaya

#1 Jan 6th, 2010, 21:21
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Hi guys

What would be the best way to get to Bodh Gaya. Travel to Patna and then onwards or travel to Varanasi and then to Bodh Gaya.

Don't want to fly. Train it shall be.

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Madhu
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A direct train to Mughal Sarai.

Bangalore-Mughal Sarai.

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In the time you will reach Patna from Varanasi, you can reach Gaya from Varanasi (Mughal Sarai).

So, why to go to Patna and then come back. Get down at Mughal Sarai and take a train to Gaya. There are many trains.
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post A direct train to Mughal Sarai.

Bangalore-Mughal Sarai.

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Damn, I should learn to read, for some reason I was thinking of Varanasi (dreaming I think), anyway, the above train goes to Patna as well.
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Madhu,

Don't know about the Varanasi route but currently I am in Patna and know a little about travel to Bodh Gaya from Patna by train/bus. Following info is based on limited research and travel I did recently.

From Patna to Gaya, express/mail trains generally take 2 to 2.5 hours but the earliest (after 5AM) express/mail train seems to leaves Patna at 11:40AM reaching Gaya 2 hours later. However, it has the reputation of almost never being on time.

There are many passenger (commuter) trains in the morning (6:15AM, 7AM,...) and are fairly reliable since lot of commuters use them. However, there seems to be about 20 scheduled stops and some chain-pulling so that some delay seems to be always involved. 3.5 to 4 hours journey time should be expected.

There is a Bihar Tourism bus that starts at 7AM (next one is at 2PM) from R Block (just outside government-owned Kautilya Hotel and walking distance or short auto/rickshaw ride from Patna station) for Bodh Gaya. I had bad experience with it though. Private buses start from Mithapur bus depot, a short auto ride from Patna station. There are many buses but try to avoid back seats or cabin and they are overly crowded.
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8464 to Bhubaneshwar then 2801 to Gaya is an option, and actually quicker than the direct train to Patna.

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