BUDDHIST PILGRIMAGE WITH VARANSI AND TAJ MAHAL TOUR 10 Nights / 11 Days

Delhi - Patna - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Kushinagar – Lumbini - Sravasti - Lucknow - Agra - Delhi

 

Day 01 : Delhi

Arrive Delhi airport. Our representative will be at the airport to welcome you. Further we will transfer to the rebooked hotel and will assist you till check in. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 02 : Delhi

After breakfast sightseeing tour of Delhi includes Raj Ghat (Cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar & India Gate (War Memorial). Drive past President House & Parliament House. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi – Patna – Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya

After breakfast transfer to the Airport to catch the flight for Patna Upon arrival drive to Bodhgaya i.e. 130 kms / 04 hrs drive where the Buddha attained enlightenment and which is one of the most sacred pilgrimage places for the Buddhist. Enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda-a great center of Buddhist learning and one of the most famed university citadels of ancient times. Rajgir was once the ancient capital of the powerful kingdom of Maghada. From the out skirts of Rajgir, a historic road leads to Gridha - Kuta or vultures peak where the Buddha preached, here the first Buddhist Council was held after the Lord's Mahaparinirvana. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 04 : Bodhgaya

After breakfast Sightseeing of Bodhgaya. Here under the Bodhi Tree, Shakyamuni Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha, "the Enlightened one" the profounder of one of the great religious of the world. River Nirajnana in which the Buddha bathed after attaining elightment flows quietly outside the tiny hamlet. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 05 : Bodhgaya – Varanasi

After breakfast drive to Varanasi i.e. 247 kms or 6-7 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening visit river Ganga Ghat to attend the holy Aarti. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 06 : Varanasi

Early Morning boat tour on River Ganges to visit Bathing Ghats, return to hotel for breakfast. City tours of Varanasi visiting various temples and noted Banaras Hindu University. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath. It was here that the Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon and set in motion the wheel of law of Buddhist faith. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : Varanasi – Kushinagar

After breakfast drive to Kushinagar i.e. 265 kms or 07 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 08 : Kushinagar – Lumbini

Morning visit Mahaparinirvana Temple and Rambhar Stupa. Later drive to Lumbini i.e. 170 kms or 4 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later Sightseeing of Lumbini where the Lord Buddha was born. Visit the pillar raised by Emperor Ashok, In the twenty first year after his coronation at the birthplace. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 09 : Lumbini – Sravasti

After early breakfast, drive to Sravasti 170 kms and 04 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later proceed for the sight seeing visit Sravasti (Sahet-Mahet) capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, an active centre for Buddhism. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 : Sravasti - Lucknow - train to Agra

Morning free for lsiure. Later drive to Lucknow (195 kms / 5 hrs) and board train .Overnight on board.

Day 11 : Agra - Delhi / Out

After breakfast proceed to see Taj Mahal and Agra fort. Later drive to Delhi airport (203 kms / 4 hrs) to board your international flight.