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Duration :
09 Nights / 10 Days

Country :
India

Cities :
Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Patna, Vaishali ,kushinagar, Lumbini, Sravasti

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Description

The Buddhist Circuits are the Places of all High Significance Holy Sites of Buddhism; where Lord Buddha was born, attained Enlightenment, preached first Sermon and reached Nirvana.
Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar are the primary pilgrimage places of Buddhist Circuits associated with the life and teachings of the Lord Buddha. There are numerous other sites where the Buddha and the saints that followed travelled during his life after his transformation, which are held in deep veneration. Visitors can travel through this Buddhist Circuit today, to savor the splendid beauty and great appeal of Buddhism.


Places To See

Delhi, the capital of India, is a modern city with an abundance of monuments from the medieval and British colonial times. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites, tombs, forts, minarets and memorials. Agra, a city that boasts of the Taj Mahal has many other forts and palaces renowned for their architecture splendour. The Taj Mahal, a white marble mausoleum of extraordinary beauty is a symbol of enduring love. It was built by the emperor Shah Jehan to house the grave of his beloved wife who died following the birth of their 14th child. Varanasi: Brace yourself. Youre about to enter one of the most blindingly colourful, unrelentingly chaotic and unapologetically indiscreet places on earth Bodhgaya: Mahabodhi Temple, Niranjana River, Sujata Village Vaishali, Kushinagar,Lumbini & Sravasti.

Day 1 Arrival Delhi

Arrive Delhi, meet with and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.


Day 2 Delhi - Agra - Varanasi – By Train

Early morning transfer to railway station to board the air conditioned superfast train for Agra, Breakfast on Board , Arrive Agra in approx. 2 Hours, Meet with and proceed for visit the world famous Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world - the most extravagant expression of love. Followed by visit of Agra fort - Evening transfer to railway station to board the Train to Varanasi. Overnight train.


Day 3 Arrive Varanasi

Arrive Varanasi, meet with and transfer to hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath - where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park, contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modern temple. Overnight stay.


Day 4 Varanasi – Bodhgaya

Morning after Breakfast drive to Bodhgaya arrive and check-in to Hotel. Bodhgaya - As the place of the Buddhas Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buddhists. Later visit Mahabodhi Temple, Niranjana River, Sujata Village. Overnight stay.


Day 5 Bodhgaya – Ragjir – Nalanda – Patna

Morning after Breakfast drive to Patna en route sightseeing of Nalanda & Rajgir Rajgir is surrounded by the meandering river Banganga and 5 hills. It was the capital of the powerful Magadhan kingdom. Nalanda was the most renowned university in ancient India latter proceed for Patna. Arrive and chek in to hotel. Overnight stay.


Day 6 Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar

After breakfast drive to Kushinagar is where the Buddha finally attained Mahaparmirvana. Amongst the ruins are the Mukutbandhan Stupa and a beautiful statue of the reclining Buddha en route visiting Vaishali. Arrive Kushinagar check in to hotel. Over Night stay.


Day 7 Kushinagar- Lumbini

After Morning breakfast visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple & Stupas, further proceed to Lumbini arrive and check-in to hotel. Lumbini - the birthplace of the Buddha, was located in 1890 after being untraced for 1,500 years. Evening sightseeing tour of birth Place of Lord Buddha. Overnights stay.


Day 8 Lumbini - Sravasti

After Morning breakfast drive to Sravasti - the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, has the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetvana Gardens. The city believed to be founded by the mythological king Sravast, has age-old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples. Buddha is said to have performed some miracles here. In Sravasti visit Saheth - Maheth & Jetvan. Overnights Stay.


Day 9 Sravasti - Lucknow – Delhi (By Train)

After morning breakfast drive to Lucknow & transfer to railway station to board the air conditioned train for Delhi. Arrive Delhi, pickup from railway station & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.


Day 10 Delhi – Departure

After breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed for sightseeing tour of Delhi - Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar ,India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Evening transfer to airport to board the onward flight.


Place   Hotel
Delhi   Nikko Hotel
Agra   Jaypee Hotel
Varanasi   Ramada Plaza JHV
Bodhgaya   Bodh Gaya Regency
Patna   Maurya
Kushinagar   The Imperial
Lumbini   Buddha Maya Garden Hotel
Sravasti   Lotus Nikko Hotel

Bed and Breakfast
On Full Board
A meal at one of the best fine dining Buddhist restaurant in Delhi
Domestic Air Tickets
Transport by Private air-conditioned Car
All entrances fees to the monuments of visit, park entry tickets
Services of English speaking guide