12 Days Religious Tour - Footprint of Buddhist Enlightenment

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi Once you arrive Delhi, our representative will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight Stay in Delhi. Day 02: Delhi - (by flight) Patna- (by road) Rajgir (105kms / 2 hrs& 30 mins) After breakfast we transfer you to the airport to board the flight for Patna. Upon
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Activities: City, Family, Art, Local Culture, Sightseeing, Journeys Collection
  • Places Visited:Bodhgaya (India), Bihar (India), Lucknow (India), India, Rajgir (India), Patna (India), Uttar Pradesh (India)
  • Group size: 2 persons
  • Duration: 12 Day(s)

Your Tour

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

  • Once you arrive Delhi, our representative will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight Stay in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi - (by flight) Patna- (by road) Rajgir (105kms / 2 hrs& 30 mins)
  • After breakfast we transfer you to the airport to board the flight for Patna. Upon arrival we drive to Rajgir enroute visiting Nalanda (90Kms.) - the world's oldest university founded in the 5th century. Also go for the visit of the beautiful Thai temple and the Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, a centre for research in Pali and Buddhist studies.
  • Post lunch we proceed to Rajgir the erstwhile capital of the Magadhan kingdom. Overnight stay hotel (B /L /D)
Day 03: Rajgir-Bodhgaya (195kms / 4 hrs& 30 mins)
  • Early morning visit to Gridhakuta to see the Rising Sun. Visit Sapataparni cave Venuvan Hot Spring. Later we drive down to Bodhgaya where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Lunch at the hotel and rest of the time at leisure. Overnight stay at the Hotel. (B/ L /D)
Day 04: Bodhgaya
  • After breakfast proceed to visit the Mahabodhi Temple, built by Ashoka the Great in 3rd century BC, Niranjana River, Sujata Village. Later visit the Sacred Maha Bodhi Tree, having spiritual importance. Overnight stay at the hotel. (B/ L /D)
Day 05: Bodhgaya –Varanasi (245Kms /6hrs)
  • Post breakfast we proceed to Varanasi the 'Eternal city' situated on the banks of sacred river Ganga. On arrival we transfer you to the hotel followed by lunch. In the evening you must view the “Aarti” ceremony on the Ghats (River Banks), a sight which cannot be missed. Overnight stay in Varanasi. (B)
Day 06: Varanasi - Excursion to Sarnath
  • Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the bathing Ghats (river bank) & cremation site. Sunrise on the riverfront, as seen from a boat, can be a spiritually uplifting sight. Return to hotel for breakfast.
  • In the afternoon we go for excursion to Sarnath, 10kms east of Varanasi is one of the Buddhist major centers of India. After attaining enlightenment, Lord Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon. Visit the ruins, the Stupa, the Buddhist temple and the museum (Closed on Fridays). At the museum is the Ashok Pillar with its four guardian lions, used as independent India’s national emblem. Return to the hotel in the evening and overnight at hotel. (B)
Day 07: Varanasi-Kushinagar (260Kms /06hrs)
  • In the morning you can explore the various temples of the Hindu gods. After lunch we leave Varanasi for Kushinagar where Lord Buddha breathed his last and was cremated. Overnight stay at the hotel (B /L /D)
Day 08: Kushinagar –Lumbini(180Kms /05hrs)
  • Morning drive to Lumbini - the birth place of Lord Buddha. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon visit the birth place of Lord Buddha - Mayadevi Temple. This place is a blessed one for its serenity and magnificent natural beauty. Overnight stay at the hotel. (B /L /D)
Day 09: Lumbini-Sravasti (150Kms /04hrs)
  • Post breakfast we proceed to Sravasti enroute visiting Kapilavastu - the childhood home of Gautam Buddha and an active center of Buddhism. Arrive Sravasti and after lunch we make a visit to Sahet-Mahet where Lord Buddha performed his miracles sitting on a petalled lotus. Overnight at the hotel (B /L /D)
Day 10: Sravasti-Lucknow (180Kms /5hrs)
  • In the morning drive down to Lucknow. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure or optionally you can visit the Imam Bara built in 1784 as a famine relief project and is one of the largest vaulted galleries in the world Known for the hide and go seek passages, Roomi Darwaza also sometimes known as the Turkish Gate. Overnight in Lucknow. (B )
Day 11: Lucknow-Delhi (by flight)
  • Post breakfast we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check-in to hotel. Rest of the time to explore the city or shopping. Overnight stay hotel (B)
Day 12: Delhi Departure
  • Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


Departure Dates

year-round


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Tour Location / Places Visiteds

Delhi-Patna-Rajgir-Bodhgaya-Vanarasi-Kushinagar-Lumbini-Sravasti-Lucknow-Delhi


Additional Pricing Information

Tour Cost Includes:

 

  • 11nights  accommodation on single room/ twin sharing  basis with early check-in facility
  • Daily Breakfast in Delhi /Varanasi /Lucknow
  • All Meals in Rajgir /Bodhgaya /Kushinagar /Sravasti
  • Cruise on river Ganges
  • All transfers, tours, sightseeing by chauffeur driven car as per the program.
  • Professional English Speaking Guide as per the program.
  • All applicable taxes including  govt. service  tax of 2.58%

Tour Cost Excludes:
  • International & Domestic Airfares
  • Entrance/Monument Fees
  • Items of personal nature like Porterage charges, tips, Gratuities etc.
  • Meals other than specified in “ Cost include”column

 


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