The Land of the Buddha Tour
Duration : 10 Nights / 11
Places Covered : Delhi - Agra - Varanasi - Sarnath - Bodhgaya -
Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Balrampur -
Sravasti - Lucknow - Delhi
The land of the Buddha, India bridges the material world to the spiritual.
The birthplace of Buddhism, our Buddha Tour is designed for those seeking
peace of mind and rejuvenation. The various destinations covered by this
programe takes you to the world-renowned holy site like Delhi, Agra,
Varanasi, Sarnath, Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Patna, Vaishali, Kushinagar,
Lumbini, Balrampur, Sravasti, and Lucknow. All the sacred sites have been
associated with Lord Buddha right from his birth to the rise of Buddhism in
India. All in all the tour package offers the best of the Buddhist circuit
in India. So get ready to walk on the footprints of Lord Buddha with the
Day 0I : Delhi
Welcome to Delhi, the capital of India. You will be received and
transferred to your hotel. You have the remaining day to brace up for the
Day 02 : Delhi
Daylong sightseeing tour of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad) and New Delhi
(Lutyen's Delhi). The tour covers the rich monumental and cultural heritage
that the capital of India is proud of. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi - Agra - Varanasi
Leave Delhi for Agra by road (203 kms / 4 Hrs). Afternoon sightseeing tour
of Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal. Evening leave Agra for Varanasi by
Day 04 : Varanasi - Sarnath
Arrive Varanasi early in the morning. On arrival check-in at hotel and
refresh for a visit to Sarnath -the place where Lord Buddha preached his
first Sermon in 590 BC. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Varanasi, visiting
Ghats, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Gyanvyapi Mosque, Durga Temple, Banaras
Hindu University, Ram Nagar, Fort and Museum. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Varanasi - Bodhgaya
morning boat-ride on the River Ganges. Thereafter, leave Varanasi by road
for Bodhgaya (242 kms / 6-7 Hrs) one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage
centers in the state of Bihar. It was here that Gautama attained
enlightenment and became Buddha under the "Bodhi" tree Satabodhi
Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 : Bodhgaya
Morning visit temples in Bodhgaya. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at
Day 07 : Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna
Leave Bodhgaya for Patna (229 kms / 6-7 Hrs) en-route visiting Rajgir &
Nalanda. Patna is 2500 year old capital city of Bihar. Rajgir was capital of
6th century Magadha Empire and was revered site of Buddha's discourses.
Buddha spent many years here. Nalanda is world's oldest university founded
in the 5th century. Overnight at hotel in Patna.
Day 08 : Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar
Morning leave Patna for Kushinagar (253 kms / 8 hrs) en-route visiting
Vaishali -located 60 kms from Patna and holds special significance for
Buddhist devotees. Kushinagar is the place where Buddha passed into
Maha-Parinirvana. Afternoon visit Kushinagar the various stupas and temples.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti
Leave Kushinagar by road for Lumbini (170 kms / 4-5 Hrs) - the birthplace
of Buddha and is located just a few kilometres inside Nepal. Sightseeing
tour of Lumbini and thereafter leave for Sravasti by road (225 kms / 6 hrs).
On arrival transfer to hotel and overnight stay.
Day l0 : Balarampur - Sahet & Mahet - Lucknow - Delhi
Morning visit to Sahet & Mahet -15 kms from Balrampur and the capital of
the ancient Kingdom of Kosala. Sravasti has the honour for sheltering Buddha
for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetvana Vihar and has the famous Anand Bodhi
tree, age-old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples. Buddha is
said to have performed some miracles here. After sightseeing leave for
Lucknow by road (175 kms). Commence from Lucknow to Delhi by air or train.
On arrival check-in at hotel and overnight stay.
Day 11 : Day at leisure
Transfer to international airport for flight to onward destination (Hotel
Checkout 12:00 Hrs).