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Duration :
16 Nights / 17 Days

Country :
India

Cities :
Mumbai, Bhopal, Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Patna, Lumbini

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Description

Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is a modern city with an abundance of monuments from the medieval and British colonial times.
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.
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
Kathmandu


Places To See

 Mumbai, Ajanta Ellora, Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Kushinagar, Lumbini, Kathmandu

Day 1 Arrive Mumbai

Arrive Mumbai. On arrival met with and to hotel for Over night Stay


Day 2 Mumbai

Morning after breakfast visit Gateway of India , Drive upto Malabar Hill, Hanging Gardens, Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi, and Prince of Wales Museum. Overnight at hotel.


Day 3 Mumbai - Aurangabad by train

Morning transfer to railway station to connect train for Aurangabad. On arrival met with and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon city tour of Aurangabad visiting Bibi-Ka-Muqbara, Aurangabad Caves and Daulatabd Fort. Overnight at hotel. (Ellora caves are closed on Tuesday).


Day 4 Aurangabad - Excursion to Ellora Caves

Morning visit Ellora Caves - 30 kms from Aurangabad which encompasses the three religion - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Overnight Stay.


Day 5 Aurangabad - Jalgaon - Bhopal

Morning After breakfast drive to Ajanta Caves - located 105 kms, from Aurangabad. These magnificent rock-cut caves are exclusively Buddhist, unique in three forms of Art - architecture sculpture and painting. Further transfer to Jalgaon Railway Station to connect train for Bhopal . arrive and check-in to hotel or Overnight stay. (Ajanta caves are closed on Mondays)


Day 6 Bhopal - Agra by train

Morning Sightseeing of Saanchi Stupa. A serene hill crowned by a group of stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD. Afternoon board Train for Agra . Arrive and Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.


Day 7 Agra - Varanasi by Train

Morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Agra - visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, Agra Fort - built of red sandstone and marble is a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates. Evening transfer to the Railway station to board overnight Train to Varanasi. (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays) – Over night Train.


Day 8 Varanasi

In the morning - Arrive Varanasi in met with and transfer to hotel. After Freshen -up visit Sarnath - the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Afternoon proceed for the city tour visiting various temples including The Vishwanath Temple, The Bharat Mata Temple, The Tulsi Manas Temple, Evening view "Aarti" ceremony on the Ghats. Overnight stay.


Day 9 Varanasi / Bodhgaya (240 Kms)

Morning Boat Cruise on river Ganges to observe the way of life of local peoples by the Ghats and later drive to Bodhgaya. Arrive Bodhgaya and check - in at hotel. Bodhgaya - most sacred place for Buddhists where Buddha attained enlightenment. Overnight stay.


Day 10 Bodhgaya

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple - Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum - houses a small collection of Buddhist sculpture from the 1st century B.C, to the 11th century A.D; Visit monasteries . Overnightstay.


Day 11 Bodhgaya / Patna (160 Kms)

After breakfast drive to Patna. Enroute visit Gridhakuta Hill and Bimbisara Jail in Rajgir. Proceed to Nalnada which was one of the oldest Universities of the world and International Centre for Buddhist studies. Arrive abs visit Patna Museum - has a rich collection of Mauryan and Buddhist sculptures,. Overnight stay.


Day 12 Patna / Kushinagar (253 Kms)

Morning drive to Kushinagar, arrival and check - in to hotel. Later visit the Rambhar Stupa - which marks Lord Buddhas cremation ground , Mahaparinirvana temple - Overnight Stay.


Day 13 Kushinagar / Saravasti (216 Kms)

Morning drive to Saravasti . Arrive and check - in to hotel. Afternoon visit Sahet-Mahet. Overnight Stay.


Day 14 Saravasti / Lumbini (197 Kms)

Morning drive to Lumbini. Arrive and check - in at hotel. Lumbini – Birth place of Buddha. Evening visit ministries. Overnight stay.


Day 15 Lumbini / Kathmandu (By flight)

Morning sightseeing of Lumbini and later transfer to airport to board flight for Kathmandu Arrive Kathmandu met with and and transfer to hotel. Kathmandu –Capital of Nepal surrounded by green hills and mountains with snow-capped peaks in its northern and eastern background the Valley. Overnight stay.


Day 16 In Kathmandu

Morning after breakfast proceed for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Pashupatinath Temple - the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to lord Shiva, Patan - a city of architecture and fine arts. known as "Town with a Thousand Golden Roofs". Visit Tibetan Handicraft center. After Lunch Sightseeing tour of Swayambhunath - the oldest Buddhist shrine. Boudhanath - the worlds largest stupa Continue to Kathmandu Durbar Square - the temple of the Living Goddess and the old Royal Palace. Kasthamandup - a temple built from a single tree from which the Kathmandu derives its name. Overnight Stay.


Day 17 Kathmandu / Departure

Morning transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.


Place   Hotel
Mumbai   The Lalit
Aurangabad   Ramada
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
Nepal   Radisson Hotel Kathmandu

On Full Board, twin sharing
Domestic Air Tickets
Transport by Private air-conditioned Car
All entrances fess to the monuments of visit, park entry tickets
Services of English speaking accompanied guide