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Old 25th July 2011, 12:21   #1
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Hi Friends,

I am planning to drive from Varanasi to Gaya on my way to Kolkata in October 2011. I need help in the following:

1. Driving Condition and route to Gaya from Varanasi, as Google Maps and MMI are suggesting different routes

2. Driving time and tips to note about route to Gaya.

3. Suggestions on accommodation at Gaya or contacts to help perform ceremonies at Gaya.

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Old 25th July 2011, 21:35   #2
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The best route is to turn off NH2 at Dobhi. Road is good throughout.
Varanasi-Mohania 75 kms-Sasaram 45-Aurangabad 50-Dobhi 65
Dobhi is 250 kms from Varanasi. Bodh Gaya is around 20 kms from Dobhi, and 10 kms further down is Gaya.
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Hello Rajesh,

I had been to Gaya and Bodh Gaya in February of this year to perform Pind Daan for my late father. I understand that your purpose of the visit is similar.

About the route , I can not comment as I had flown to Gaya from Calcutta.
I would suggest that you contact the Bharat Sevashram for guidance about the pujas. My experience with them was very satisfactory. Thay will take care of everything including flowers, conveyance , priest and other necessary items at a very reasonable cost. The total time taken is approximately 6 hours in case the person for whom you are doing the puja did not have an accidental death, otherwise the time required will be more.
I strongly recomend that you perform the pujas through Brarat Sevashram only. Gaya is full of touts and cheats who are waiting to take you for a very expensive ride.
For accomodation , you can stay at the Ashram premises also if you can do without hot water, room service, tv etc. Also you can not have non-veg food.
If you can not do without these, then there are plenty of moderate hotels nearby where you can get A/c double bed rooms for Rs.1800 approximately. I stayed at a hotel which was just 1 minute walk from the Ashram.

For sight seeing, do visit Bodh Gaya which is about 30 minutes drive from Gaya.

Please feel free to write to me about any query that you might have.

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Thanks a lot for the help.

Please do send me the contact details of Bharat Sevashram, so that I can plan things in advance

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Hello Rajesh,

I had been to Gaya and Bodh Gaya in February of this year to perform Pind Daan for my late father. I understand that your purpose of the visit is similar.

About the route , I can not comment as I had flown to Gaya from Calcutta.
I would suggest that you contact the Bharat Sevashram for guidance about the pujas. My experience with them was very satisfactory. Thay will take care of everything including flowers, conveyance , priest and other necessary items at a very reasonable cost. The total time taken is approximately 6 hours in case the person for whom you are doing the puja did not have an accidental death, otherwise the time required will be more.
I strongly recomend that you perform the pujas through Brarat Sevashram only. Gaya is full of touts and cheats who are waiting to take you for a very expensive ride.
For accomodation , you can stay at the Ashram premises also if you can do without hot water, room service, tv etc. Also you can not have non-veg food.
If you can not do without these, then there are plenty of moderate hotels nearby where you can get A/c double bed rooms for Rs.1800 approximately. I stayed at a hotel which was just 1 minute walk from the Ashram.

For sight seeing, do visit Bodh Gaya which is about 30 minutes drive from Gaya.

Please feel free to write to me about any query that you might have.

Regards
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Thanks a lot for the help.

Please do send me the contact details of Bharat Sevashram, so that I can plan things in advance

Rajesh,

Glad to be of help.


118/2, Navya Nagar Layout
Jakkur, Bengaluru 560064
Phone: +91 080 22714771, (M): +91 9449588367
Email: bharatsevashramsanghabangalore@gmail.com
Website: http://bharatsevashrambangalore.com

Try visiting them and talk to them about your requirements, I am sure you will get all your answers.

Also visit BHARAT SEVASHRAM SANGHA---In Service to Humanity

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