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Duration :
10 Nights / 11 Days

Country :
India

Cities :
Delhi, Agra, Varanasi , Patna, Bodhagaya, Lumbini

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Description

Buddhism, the earliest and the largest religions of the world flourished in India from the 3rd century BC to the end of the 9th century AD. Every year, millions of Buddhist pilgrims make their way to India and Nepal with different tour Itineraries and packages. Several imperative destinations in India are related to life and passing away of the Buddha and Buddhism. This Buddhist Tour Itineraries covers almost all the important Buddhist sites in India as well as Nepal. The 8 most sacred sites of the Lotus Path - Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar, Rajgir, Vaishali, Sravasti and Sankasya are majestically comprising of all the sacred and important Buddhist attractive destinations of the world.


Places To See

 Bodhgaya, Varanasi, Nalanda, Rajgir, Vaishali, Sravasti, Lumbini

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 Pillar (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 Stupa. 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 nearest
disciple Ananda and Sariputta. Later visit Bimbisar Jail for King Bimbisar
 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 University in ancient time where students from all around the world were studying. Also visit Sariputta relic Stupa and monasteries. 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 Pond, Stupa 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.


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 fess to the monuments of visit, park entry tickets Services of English speaking accompanied guide