Here are some tips for travelers planning to take Kalachakra teachings in Bodhgaya 2017. The 34th Kalachakra 2017 initiation is scheduled from 3rd Jan 2017 to 14th Jan 2017 in Bodhgaya, the sacred place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. His Holiness the Dalai Lama would initiate the Kalachakra 2017 in January in Bodhgaya.
Here are some useful tips and information for those planning to attend the Kalachakra 2017 in Bodhgaya :
How to get Visa for INDIA ?
The Government of India has taken necessary steps to help tourists by introducing the e-tourist visa scheme for foreign nationals who visit the country for a short duration. Interested individuals can apply for a visa online and have to carry a printout of the e-Tourist visa at the time of travel. Please visit the Indian govt site: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html to apply for the e-tourist visa.
When do you register for Kalachakra 2017?
All Pilgrims are required to register for Kalachakra 2017 event. To obtain a pass and attend the kalachakra teachings all pilgrims including Foreign national, Tibetans and Indians have to submit copies of their passports or identity cards. Interested individuals are requested to visit the official Kalachakra page when it come online regularly for more information about the procedure.
Please visit below link to find more information
The 34th Kalachakra Empowerment by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Bodhgaya, India in 2017’s
Fee for registration for Kalachakra 2017?
There is no registration fee for Kalachakra Bodhgaya event and the teachings are open to everyone.
Weather in January in Bodhgaya?
The weather in January is generally pleasant in Bodhgaya with average temperatures ranging from 17 – 23 degree Celsius. The nights might get a bit cold with temperatures dipping below 12 degrees, but good accommodation would help you in this
What are my stay options?
Due to regular tourist inflow in Bodhgaya, this place has good accommodation facilities with hotels and guest houses. You can find 2 star to 5 star hotels and the Guesthouses for food and stay in Bodhgaya
However, you have to book your hotel much before the event as it is becomes really hard to find a good accommodation during the event. Guest houses and home-stays are good options for those on a budget.
Another option is to stay in one of Buddhist temple in Bodhgaya which offer lodgings for pilgrim. The organizing committee is will set up camps during the event, for which the information will be available at
Availability and quality of food?
Though there are a few restaurants that serve non-Indian food such as Thai, Tibetan, Italian and so on, the cuisine in Bodh Gaya is predominantly North Indian. People who find Indian cuisine too spicy are advised to carry some quantity of food along with them.
What if you fall sick?
Healthcare in India is affordable and there are quite a few multi-specialty hospitals and healthcare centres in and around Bodh Gaya. Moreover, hospitals of excellent standards such as AIIMS, IGIMS and Ford are present in Patna, the capital city of Bihar, which is just over a 100 kilometres away from Bodh Gaya.
What kind of Kalachakra tour package I should choose?
It is advisable to choose tour packages which include Delhi-Bodhgaya/Patna-Delhi air ticket. Please note that the prices of air tickets during peak season could shoot up the roof.
What do I need to carry during the ceremony?
You are advised to carry sun-screen and anti-UV creams, sunglasses, caps, water bottles, umbrellas, a mat to sit on the ground, ready-to-eat food such as cookies, an ID card and passport-size photos. Please remember that mobile phones are not permitted inside the premises.
Does kalachakra tours offer a Kalachakra 2017 packages?
Yes. kalachakra tours offers travel packages along with accommodation, food, travel assistance and tour guides. These packages are carefully designed to help travelers get the best out of Kalachakra teachings at most affordable prices. Please see our packages here:
Tour no 1: The Kalachakra retreat tour 3rd to 15th January 2017 at Bodhgaya. More detail link:http://www.kalachakratours.com/package/kalachakra-retreat-tour-2017-for-world-peace
Tour no 2:Kalachakra retreat with pilgrimage tour to Varanasi 3rd to 17th Jan 2017. More detail link: http://www.kalachakratours.com/package/kalachakra-pilgrimage-tour-2017