Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

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Private Tour : Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Tour Duration : 13 Days - 12 Nights
Destionation : Delhi – Agra - Lucknow – Varanasi – Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Sravasti - Lucknow - Delhi

Day 1: Arrival-Delhi

Arrive Delhi , meet on arrival by Rep.then transfer to Hotel.Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 2: Delhi – Agra

After breakfast morning drive 5 hrs to Agra, Check-in at Hotel. Later visit the world famous Taj Mahal and drive thru Agra Fort. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3: Agra-Lucknow

Drive 10 – 11 hrs / 410 Kms to Lucknow enroute visit SANKASIA, with packed lunch where Lord descended from heaven after giving sermon to his mother after 7 years of her death. Later continue drive to Lucknow, Check-in at Hotel.

Day 4: Lucknow – Varanasi

Early drive 7 hrs to Varanasi, Check-in at Hotel.Noon Free for shopping etc. O/n stay at Varanasi Hotel.

Day 5: Varanasi

Early morning Boat ride on River Ganges to see the bathing Ghats. Later Visit SARNATH (where Buddha delivered his first sermon). Afternoon free for your shopping etc,o/n stay at hotel.

Day 6: Varanasi – Bodhgaya

Drive 7-8 hours / 243 kms to Bodhgaya. Check-in at Hotel.Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 7: Bodhgaya

Morning visit Mahabodhi Temple & Bodhi Tree, Great Buddha Statue, Niranjana River, Sujata Temple - which is across the Niranja river & it's 30 minutes walk through the paddy fields. Also visit various other Buddhist Temples in Bodhgaya. Overnight stay at Bodhgaya.

Day 8: Bodhgaya-Rajgir-Nalanda-Bodhgaya (220 Kms / 6-7 Hrs Drive)

Morning leave for Rajgir the Vulture Hill, World Peace Stupa, Bamboo's Garden. Continue to Nalanda to visit the ruins of world oldest University. Later continue drive to Bodhgaya & check-in at Hotel.Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9: Bodhgaya- Vaishali - Kushinagar

Drive to Kushinagar enroute visiting Vaishali & hot lunch on way. (420 kms / apprx 11 hrs drive) . On arrival checkin at hotel.

Day 10: Kushinagar – Lumbini

Visit maha parinirwana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of lord Buddha), Japan Temple. Afternoon drive 5 hrs / 170 kms to Lumbini with packed lunch. (Nepal). While going to Lumbini, stop at India/Nepal border for Visa/Immigration formalities. Later check-in at Hotel. 15 Min. drive from the Nepal Border. Noon visit Lumbini, the Birth place of Lord Buddha. Overnight stay at lumbini.

Day 11: Lumbini-Kapilvastu-Sravasti

After breakfast morning leave for Sravasti, enroute visit Kapilavastu - where Buddha’s childhood was spent & also visit ruins of the Palaces. Later continue drive to Sravasti & on arrival check-in at hotel. Later visit Sravasti, where Buddha spent his 24 monsoons, visit Jetvana and Ananda Bodhi Tree. Overnight stay at Sravasti.

Day 12: Sravasti–Lucknow-Delhi

Drive 195 kms/ 5-6 hrs to Lucknow. Lunch at Lucknow. Thereafter transfer to Railway station to board shatabdi train to Delhi, Dep. 15:35 hrs. Arrive Delhi 22:05 hrs,Dinner will be served on Board and transfer to Hotel.Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13: Delhi/Departure

After breakfast visit the city of Delhi visiting , Lakshmi Narayan temple, Gandhi Museum. Drive past India Gate, Presidents' house "Rashtrapati Bawan", the Government buildings and the Parliament house "Lok Sabha" Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch transfer to Airport to connect flight for onward destination.

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