India Buddhist Tour

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Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days.

Destination: Delhi - Patna - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Balrampur - Lucknow – Delhi.


Buddhist Tour are the main attraction of tourist. Guest visit India to know and get info about and follow and walk in the footsteps of “The Enlightened One”-the man, who changed the world. Siddharth Gautam, born the son of a king, grew up in Kapilvastu amidst luxury and splendour. At the age of 29 he left earthly distraction behind, to begin his quest for the true meaning of life -a search that took him to the land of Magadha.

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Tour Overview

Days Palace Highlights
01 Delhi Arrival at IGI air port.
02 Delhi Red fort , jama masjid  , Chandni chowk Birla Temple , Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar ,India Gate, The Parliament House , Presidents House .
03 Nalanda – Rajgir Enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir. Great center of Buddhist learning.
04 Bodhgaya Visit to Mahabodhi Temple,Animesh Lochan Chaitya,Bodhi Tree and Chankramana.
05 Varanasi Half day excursion to Sarnath. Visit to Ashoka Pillar,Thai Temple,Mulagandha Kuti Vihar,Dhammek Stupa ,Archaeological Museum and Ganga Aarti.
06 Kushinagar Visit Mahaparinirvana Temple and Ramabhar Stupa.
07 Lumbini Explore Sacred Garden, Mayadevi Temple and Puskarni Pond.
08 Balrampur Day free for leisure.
09 Sravasti Visit Sravasti ( Sahet-Mahet) capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala.
10 Delhi Free for leisure.
11 Agra  – Delhi Taj Mahal and Agra Fort./ Departure for home with pleasant experience.

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Day 01: Arrive at Delhi.

Arrival at Delhi IGI  International airport, On arrival  traditional ‘Swagat’ (Welcome) our company representative would assist you at the airport & transfer to hotel for check-in.

Settled several times over millennia, this city has grown in a way that reflects its past, while retaining its cosmopolitan flavour. Delhi is India’s showcases its culture, religion, shopping and architecture. Delhi is said to be as second most populous city of India.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi sightseeing.

After leisure breakfast at Hotel, experience one of the oldest cities in the world. Delhi has its own history and the monuments are tablets on which that history is written. Full day sightseeing visiting Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, lotus temple and then travel through India Gate, The Parliament House and Presidents House.

Not to miss the Old Delhi which is known as “Shahjahanbad”. Visit imposing Red Fort, The Friday Mosque, Birla Temple and Chandni Chowk (The Moonlight Square).
Overnight stay at hotel .

 

 

Day 03 : Delhi – Patna – Bodhgaya ( via Flight).

After leisure breakfast check out the hotel and drive to airport for Patna flight. On arrival Patna direct drive to Bodhgaya (125 kms. / 3 hrs. drive approx) where the Buddha attained enlightenment and which is one of the most sacred pilgrimage places for the Buddhist. Enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda – flourished under the patronage of the Gupta Empire as well as emperors like Harsha and later, the rulers of the Pala EmpireNalanda is a center of Buddhist learning and one of the most famed university citadels of ancient times. Rajgir-it was once the ancient capital of the powerful kingdom of Maghada. 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. On arrival Bodhgaya check in to the hotel and take rest.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 04 : Bodhgaya.

After leisure breakfast , you will proceed for the sightseeing of Bodhgaya. Mahabodhi Temple has a very good architecture abd it stands in the east to the Bodhi Tree. Its basement is 48 square feet and it rises in the form of a slender Pyramid till it reaches its neck. Here under the Bodhi Tree, Shakyamuni Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha, “the Enlightened one”. River Nirajnana in which the Buddha bathed after attaining enlightenment flows qulitely outside the tiny hamlet. Evening time explore the others sights.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 05 : Bodhgaya – Varanasi ( 265 Kms./05 hrs. drive approx).

Early morning check out the hotel and drive to Bodhgaya for Varanasi. On arrival check in at the hotel and take rest. After wash and change you will proceed to day excursion to Sarnath the place where the Lord Buddha gave its first sermon. where you shall visit Ashoka Pillar,Thai Temple, Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, Dhammek Stupa and Archaeological Museum. Evening time return to Varanasi and join the Ganga Aarti .

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 06 : Varanasi – Kushinagar ( 250 Kms./06 hrs. drive approx).

Early morning you will proceed for the boat ride on the River Ganges to see the sun rise and the bathing ghats of an ancient Hindu city. Later after breakfast,  proceed for Kushinagar.
On arrival Kushinagar, check in at the hotel and take rest. Evening free for leisure.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07 : Kushinagar – Lumbini ( 170 Kms./04 hrs. drive approx).

After leisure breakfast, proceed to visit Mahaparinirvana Temple and Ramabhar Stupa. Later drive to Lumbini. On arrival Lumbini check in to the hotel and take rest. After wash and change, you will proceed for the Sightseeing of Lumbini where the Lord Buddha was born also visit the pillar raised by Emperor Ashok, In the twenty first year after his coronation at the birthplace. Sacred Garden of Lumbini that Prince Siddhartha Gautam, who later became the Buddha, was born in 623 BC. The nativity site is marked by a commemorative pillar erected by Mauryan Emperor Ashoka of India during his pilgrimage to the holy site.

Mayadevi Temple where excavations have revealed the “marker stone” showing the exact spot where Siddhartha Gautam Buddha was born.

Puskarni Pond where Queen Mayadevi had taken a bath before birth of Buddha. This pound lies to the south of the pillar where the Lord Buddha took his first bath. Evening time visit other attractions.

Day 08: Lumbini – Balrampur (197 Kms. / 6 hrs. drive approx).

After leisure breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Balrampur. On arrival check in at the hotel and take rest. Evening free for leisure and shopping.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 09 : Balrampur – Sravasti – Lucknow ( 165 Kms./03 hrs drive approx)

Early morning leave to Balrampur for Lucknow enroute visit Sravasti (Sahet-Mahet) capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, an active centre for Buddhism. On arrival check in to the and take rest.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10 : Lucknow – Delhi  – Agra( via Flight).

After leisure breakfast leave to Lucknow for Delhi by air.  On arrival meeting at airport and drive to Agra ( 210 Kms./04 hrs drive approx) . On arrival check in to hotel and take rest. Evening free for leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11 :  Agra – Departure  Delhi  . 
After leisure breakfast , you will proceed for the half day tour of Agra. Agra was founded by Sultan Sikander Lodi in 1504. But it flourished much later under Mughal patronage. Taj Mahal (closed every Friday) The white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal on the banks of Yamuna. Owing to beautiful Mughal architecture, Taj features among the Seven Wonders of The World.

Later you will visit Agra Fort made of red sandstone by Akbar. It is another classic example of Mughal craftsmanship.

After sightseeing return drive to Delhi and direct transfer to IGI international airport with happy memories.

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