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North India Buddha Tour (11 Nights - 12 Days)

 
 
Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Patna - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Agra - Delhi
 
Overview
Visit the orchard of Lumbini where the Enlightened one was born. Bodhgaya where, he attained enlightenment. Sarnath where the wheel of law was set into action and Kushinagar where He passed into Mahaparinirvana. Also included is sightseeing of Delhi and visit to the city of the world famous Taj Mahal, Agra.
 
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival meet and assist at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
 
Day 2 : Delhi - Lucknow (Train), Lucknow - Sravasti (Drive)
Early morning, transfer to railway station to board train for Lucknow. Arrive Lucknow and board our vehicle which awaits you to drive you to Sravasti. Arrive Sravasti and check in at the hotel. Afternoon, sightseeing of Sahet Mahet.
 
Day 3 : Sravasti - Lumbini
After breakfast drive to Lumbini. Enroute visit Kapilavastu. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Lumbini. Visit Maya Devi Temple & Ashok Pillar.
 
Day 4 : Lumbini - Kushinagar
After breakfast, drive to Kushinagar. Arrive Kushinagar and check in at the hotel. Afternoon, sightseeing of Kushinagar. Visit the Mahaparinirvana, Thai Temple & Ramabhore etc.
 
Day 5 : Kushinagar - Patna
After breakfast, leave for Patna. Enroute visit Vaishali. Arrive Patna and check in at the hotel.
 
Day 6 : Patna - Bodhgaya
After breakfast, leave for Bodhgaya. Enroute visit Rajgir & Nalanda. Visit Gridhrakula, Sapataparni cave, Ajatsatru fort and Venuvana. Also visit Nalanda and monasteries and temples with impressive Buddhist & Hindu images. The Institute for research into Buddhism and Pali literature which houses rare manuscripts, is also worth visiting for the enthusiasts. Archaeological musuem is also not to be missed for the rare collections. Arrive Bodhgaya and check in at the hotel.
 
Day 7 : Bodhgaya
Bodhgaya is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres, the "Bodhi" tree Satabodhi temple, Japanese and Tibetan monasteries alongwith Magadha university musuem are also to be visited.
 
Day 8 : Bodhgaya - Varanasi (243 kms, 06-07 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast, leave for Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi and check in at the hotel. Rest of the day free for individual activities.
 
Day 9 : Varanasi - Agra (Overnight Train)
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges to see the beautiful sunrise at Ganges. After breakfast, city tour of Varanasi. Afternoon, excursion to Sarnath - the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Evening, transfer to railway station to board overnight train for Agra. Overnight in the train.
 
Day 10 : Arrive Agra
Arrive Agra in the morning and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, city tour of Agra. Visit the Taj Mahal, Red Fort & Itmad-ud-daulah.
 
Day 11 : Agra - Delhi
After breakfast, leave for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check in at the hotel. Afternoon, half day city tour of Old Delhi.
 
Day 12 : Depart Delhi
After breakfast, half day city tour of New Delhi. Afternoon, free for shopping or other activities.In the evening, transfer to the airport to board flight back home.
 
Includes :
  • Accommodation in well appointed rooms.
  • Daily buffet breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Transfers & tours by a Air-conditioned Medium vehicle.
  • Local English speaking guide for tours only as per the itinerary.
  • Entry to monuments as mentioned above.
 
Excludes :
  • International / Domestic airfares / airport tax.
  • Any items of personal nature viz laundry charges, telephone bills, drinks, shopping etc.
  • Optional Tours wherever mentioned in the itinerary above.
  • Any item that is not mentioned under "Includes" header.
  • Entry Visa.
 
 
     
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