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From Bodh Gaya to Sarnath to Sravasti to Rajgir to Kushinagar to Lumbini -
the entire region recreates the life of Buddha. Our tour package gives you
an opportunity to visit these places in India.
Day - 1 - Arrive Delhi
You arrive in Delhi by International flight SU-535 at 0330 hrs. After a
traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at the
airport and to our hotel for check-in. After breakfast we will go on a
guided tour of Delhi at 1100 hrs, beginning with a morning sightseeing trip
to Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat followed by the drive around India Gate and
President's House. In the afternoon visits to Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple
(Closed on Monday) and Qutub Minar. Overnight stay. (B).
Day - 2 - Delhi - Varanasi (Train Shivganga Express Dep. at 1825 hrs
Day at leisure, later in the evening transfer to railway station to board
on train for Varanasi. Overnight on board. (B)
Day - 3 - Arrive Varanasi at 0745 Hrs- Sarnath- Varanasi (12 km-one way)
We Arrive Varanasi in the morning, upon arrival assistance at the railway
station and transfer to our hotel for check-in. Next we leave for Sarnath at
a distance of 12 Kms from Varanasi, where Lord Buddha preached his first
sermon after Enlightenment. At Sarnath in the Ganges Valley of India, the
Buddha proclaimed the law of faith. It was here that he taught the keys
aspects of Buddhism: the four noble truths, the eightfold path and the
middle way philosophy. The Buddha encouraged followers to avoid extremes of
austerity or pleasure. The remains of monasteries dating from the third
century B.C. to the first century A.D. indicate a thriving monastic
Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi. (B)
Day - 4 - Varanasi - Bodhgaya (245 km/ 8 hrs)
Early morning before breakfast at 0500 hrs boat ride on the river Ganges.
We rise before dawn and step gingerly in the boat as the boatman starts
rowing the boat. We wait for the daily miracle to unfold, as the Sun appears
triumphantly over the horizon. The sound of conches and temple bells add to
the delicate pink fabric of dawn. The formerly hushed murmuring of ancient
Sanskrit 'Shlokas' now rises, in one voice, to a crescendo of unparalleled
piety and joy. We return to our hotel for breakfast.
After Breakfast drive to Bodhgaya & upon arrival check-in. Buddha
attained enlightenment at the age of 29 in the town of Bodhgaya in India.
After settling under a tree, Buddha resolved not to move until he had
achieved enlightenment. After three days and nights of profound meditation
this goal was realised. The Bodhi tree under which the Buddha sat, is
visible today as well. Later visit Mahabodhi Temple, Niranjana River and
Sujata Village. Night stay at Bodhgaya. (B,D)
Day - 5 - Bodhgaya - Ragjir - Nalanda - Patna (205 km/ 7 hrs)
After early breakfast drive to Patna en-route sightseeing of Rajgir &
Rajgir : Rajgir is another place in the Ganges Valley where the Buddha
walked and preached. Perhaps the most important event of the Buddha's visits
to Rajgir was the conversion of two future disciples, Sariputra and
Maudgalyayana. While Sariputra was credited with greater intelligence,
Maudgalyayana wielded a greater power for miracles.
Nalanda : Nalanda is important both because it was blessed with the
presence of Buddha, and because of the famous monastic university developed
there. This university, named Nalanda (meaning 'insatiable in giving')
played a central role in the development of Buddhism in India.
Over night stay at hotel in Patna (B)
Day - 6 - Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar (285 / 8 hrs)
After early breakfast drive to Kushinagar en-route visiting Vaishali.
Vaishali : On the left bank of the Gandak river, is spiritually supreme
Vaishali town. Lord Buddha visited this place frequently and at Kolhua,
close by, preached his last sermon. To commemorate the event, Emperor
Ashoka, in the third century B.C. erected one of his famous Lion Pillars
here. A hundred years after the Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha, Vaishali
hosted the second great Buddhist council. Two stupas were erected to
commemorate this event. Next we drive to Kushinagar.
Kushinagar : One of the most sacred sites for the Buddhists. It was here
that Lord Buddha is said to have attained 'Mahaparnirvana', the freedom from
the endless cycle of birth and rebirth.
Overnight stay at hotel in Kushinagar. (B,D)
Day - 7 - Kushinagar - Lumbini (165 km/ 4 hrs)
Morning post breakfast we will visit Nirvana Stupa, Nirvana temple,
Mathakuar Shrine and Ramabhar Stupa. Later we drive to Lumbini.
Lumbini (Nepal) : Lumbini is one of the most important places of Buddhist
pilgrimages, located near the Nepal-India border. This is where Gautam
Buddha was born in a Royal family in 556 B.C. Many auspicious signs
accompanied the Buddha's birth, including the sprouting of Bodhi tree. The
great Buddhist ruler Ashoka visited the site two centuries later,
constructing a Stupa (mound, usually of earth) and Pillar in recognition.
Although largely destroyed now, these remain important marks of the Buddha's
Upon arrival at Lumbini check-in to our hotel for overnight stay. (B)
Day - 8 - Lumbini - Sravasti (205 km/ 6 hrs)
After breakfast we visit Lumbini Garden, The Ashok Pillar, Pushkarni - The
Sacred Pool, Sanctum Sanctorum of the Lord Buddha's birthplace and the
Buddhist temple. Later we drive to Sravasti.
Sravasti is intimately associated with the life of Buddha. In Buddhist
times (6th century BC-6th century AD), Sravasti was the capital of the
Kingdom of Kosala and was important both as a prosperous trading centre and
for its religious associations. Buddha is believed to have spent 24 monsoons
in the city. It is said that Buddha sat on a Lotus with a thousand petals
and multiplied his image a million times. A divine sight that silenced his
Upon arrival assistance and check-in the hotel for overnight stay. (B,D)
Day - 9 - Sravasti - Lucknow (180 km/ 5 hrs)
Morning post breakfast we will visit Shobha Nath Temple, Maheth and Saheth.
Later in the afternoon we leave for Lucknow, the Capital city of Uttar
Pradesh. Upon arrival check-in. Evening at leisure and overnight stay at
Day - 10 - Lucknow - Delhi (Train Shatabdi Express Dep. at 1535 - 2210
Today we leave for a guided tour covering Great Imambara, the Residency
Alambagh ruins, Dilkusha Palace and Secundrabagh. Evening transfer to the
railway station to board the train for Delhi. Upon arrival assistance and
transfer to the hotel for overnight stay. (B)
Day - 11 - Delhi - Agra - Delhi (220 km/ 4 hrs. / one way)
Post breakfast, we leave at 0900 hrs for Agra, the erstwhile capital of
India under the great Mughals and known for Taj Mahal, has always fascinated
Indians and foreigners alike. Most of Agra is on the West bank of river
Yamuna, with the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal at its nucleus. Taj Mahal is
quite simply one of mankind's most remarkable creations.
Upon arrival in Agra, you will be taken for a half day sightseeing of Agra
city, covering the incredible architectural excellence of Taj Mahal (Closed
on Friday), built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz
Mahal. Next we visit Agra Fort, built principally as a military
establishment by Akbar in 1565. The red sandstone Agra Fort was partially
converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time. This massive Fort is 2.5
km long & is considered as the predecessor of the Delhi Red Fort. Later
we drive back to Delhi for overnight stay at hotel. (B)
Day - 12 - Depart Delhi
Our tour concludes : We thanks you for your patronage and ensures a
punctual transfer to the airport for your onward travel.
Tour Cost (Using Budget Hotels)
|Based on minimum 02 pax
||US$ 855 per person on twin sharing basis
|Based on minimum 04 pax
||US$ 685 per person on twin sharing basis
|Based on minimum 08 pax
||US$ 580 per person on twin sharing basis
|Based on minimum 12 pax
||US$ 575 per person on twin sharing basis
|Single room supplement
Above Cost Includes :
- Rates are not valid from 20 December to 10 January
- Monument charges : US$ 26 per person extra
- Supplement cost of Local speaking escort : US$ 425
Cost Does Not Include :
- 10 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis with early check in
- Breakfast as per the itinerary & Half board in Bodhgaya,
Kushinagar and Saravasti.
- A/C transportation as per the itinerary (No transportation on leisure
- Local English speaking guide at rest of the destination as per the
- A/C train ticket for the sector Delhi - Varanasi.
- A/C chair train train fare for the sector Lucknow - Delhi.
- Boat ride in Ganges.
- All presently applicable taxes.
- Any airfare or airport tax.
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Monument charges.
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the cost includes.