Day 1 Arrival / Delhi
Arrive Delhi by Air at Indira Gandhi International Airport, meeting, assistance and transfer to Hotel . Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 2 Delhi-Varanasi
After breakfast transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi. Leave Delhi
By Air and arrive Varanasi .
Varanasi, the holy city of India earlier named as Benaras and Kashi.
This is one of the oldest existing living city of the earth.This is the city
where Lord Buddha after enlightenment delivered his first Sermon at Sarnath(10km
from city) and Buddhism started from here. Relic Stupa built by King Ashoka after
Mahaparinirvana of Lord Buddha.
On arrival at Varanasi airport transfer to hotel (45 min), check-in hotel,
Lunch at hotel, after lunch excursion of Sarnath to visit ruins of Dhamekh
Stupa(First Sermon Place), Dharamrajika Stupa(Relic
Stupa), Mulgandh Kuti(Lord Buddha spent first rainy season), Ashoka
(Monolithic stone pillor with lion capital of Mauryan Dynasty).Also visit
Archaeological Museum (Friday Closed). Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 Varanasi- Bodhagaya
Early morning visit river Ganges (Longest river in India) followed by boat
ride to view beautiful sunrise, Ghats (places for worship and holybath),
Mankarnika Ghat(Cremation place of Hindu), Breakfast at hotel After breakfast Drive
to B`gaya with(packed lunch).
On arrival check in hotel visit Mahabodhi Temple for
pray and meditation. Also visit seven places spent by Lord Buddha. Maha bodhi
Temple is the place where Lord Buddha got Enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree.
This place consider as World Heritage site in 2002 by UNESCO. Dinner and Overnight
at hotel. Later visit of Sujata After breakfast visit Sujata Village(daughter
of head the of headman of village).
Uruvella was ancient name of this area), offered rice milk/ pudding to
Lord Buddha after his hardship meditation for six year),
Niranjana River(considered the river during
Lord Buddha crossed and
find out place for meditation and later enlightened), Sujata Memorial
. Evening activity at Temple premises.
Day 4 Bodh Gaya
After break fast proceed to Dungeswari cave(15 km-30 minutes),Pragbodhi to visit the site where Lord Buddha did physical mortification for six years continuously. After visiting this back to hotel for lunch. After lunch relax in hotel and evening visit main temple to do meditation and pray under Bodhi Tree. Overnight Stay in Hotel at Bodhgaya.
Day 5 Bodhgaya- Rajgir-Nalanda- Rajgir/Patna
Breakfast at hotel and drive to Rajgir(70km/2hrs) on arrival climb on hill
to visit Gridhkut where lord Buddha spent many years with his
disciple Ananda and Sariputta. Later visit Bimbisar Jail for
was captured by his son and kept there. Lunch at Hotel in Rajgir.
After lunch visit Venuvan vihar which was gifted by king
Bimbisar to Lord Buddha for his stay.
Later drive to Nalanda (12km/30min) and visit ruins of world famous Nalanda
in ancient time where students from all around the world
were studying. Also visit Sariputta relic Stupa
Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel in Patna./Ragjir.
Day 6 Rajgir/Patna/Vaishali-Kesariya-Kushinagar
Breakfast at hotel and drive to Vaishali(60km/hrs) on arrival visit
Relic Stupa was built by Lichchvi Kings, Coronation
on the place of last sermon to disciple Ananda before Mahaparinirvana.
Lunch at local restaurant in vaishali and later drive for Kesariya(50km/1hr30min)
On arrival visit world biggest Kesariya Stupa(more history
is investigating). And later drive to Kushinagar(125km/3Hrs)Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 Kushinagar-Lumbini
Breakfast at hotel and visit Mahaparinivana Temple and
Ramabhar Stupa where Kings from Malla Dynasty cremated the Lord Buddha.
Day 8 Lumbini/Kapilvastu/Sravasti
After Break fast visit of birth place of Lord Buddha,
Maya Devi Temple, Buddha Pond. Also Special Pray on the bank of
this Pond. Drive to drive to Sravasti(260km/6Hrs) enroute visit Kapilvastu(India) the kingdom of Lord Buddha who spent his early life as a prince. At the age of 29 he left his kingdom in search of real knowledge .Also visit Relic Stupa and ruins of empire.
On arraival check in hotel . Overnight Stay in Hotel.
Day 9 Sravasti-Lucknow-Delhi(By air
Breakfast at hotel and Later drive to Lucknow (180km/Hrs 05).
After Lunch at Lucknow on arrival transfer to airport to board on Delhi Flight .
Arrival at Delhi airport and later Transfer to hotel.
Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 10 Delhi
After B/Fast full day site seeing of Delhi specially of National Museum , India Gate , President House ,parliament house, other govt. buildings and Raj Ghat. Lunch and Dinner in local restaurants and later transfer to international airport Delhi for onward journey.