Kolkata - Gaya - Varanasi - Sarnath - Nalanda

#1 Oct 15th, 2008, 21:16
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Kolkata, India
  • coco_harry is offline
Hello everybody.

I am from kolkata I plan to tour the buddhist circuit in uttarpradesh. Can someone please advice on the following :-
1. The route and itenary
2. The road conditions on NH-2.
3. Hotel and transport costs and advice.

#2 Oct 15th, 2008, 21:59
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  • n kumar is offline
Hi cocco,
Even I have posted regarding varanasi, allahabad, gaya and saranath(but from bangalore)20 days and their is not even a single reply at all and might be if you are lucky you might get some good replies.
#3 Oct 15th, 2008, 22:05
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  • wonderwomanusa is offline
It is very difficult for foreigners to comment on your driving plans, as those of us who have visited these sites mostly take trains to get there. And perhaps the Indian members here have little interest in Buddhist sites or for other reasons cannot answer your questions.

If you scroll to the bottom of this page, there are links to recent discussions that include these sites and maybe you will get some information.

And if you have SPECIFIC questions, please ask again.
The map is not the territory. --Alfred Korzybski
#4 Oct 22nd, 2008, 20:53
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  • genesis is offline
You can drive from Kolkata to BodhGaya in one day if you start early enough. Stay in Bodhgaya for a day or two. Drive to Nalanda stay there for a day. Drive from Nalanda to Varanasi. Stay In Varanasi. You can do a day trip to Sarnath.

Varanasi back to Kolkata in a day is doable but a loooong drive.
Would recommend stopping at Asansol or closeby.

NH2 is great for the most part. With some rough patches in between. It is a fantastic drive. Just avoid driving at night.

BodhGaya has a ton of hotels so dont worry too much. Varanasi, i would personally recommend Sahi River View Guest House if you get a chance.

#5 Oct 23rd, 2008, 22:11
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Kolkata, India
  • coco_harry is offline
hey thanks a lot.

Would like a little detailed report on the road conditions at NH-2.

#6 Sep 14th, 2017, 07:26
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  • DevRoy24 is offline
Planning a road trip from Kolkata to Delhi via Varanasi and Lucknow also Agra, please guide the road conditions
#7 Sep 14th, 2017, 09:33
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