01: Arrive Kolkata
Arrive Kolkata. Meeting & Greetings at the Airport. Transfer to Hotel.
Overnight in Kolkata.
Day 02: Kolkata Patna
Morning sight-seeing tour of Kolkata visiting the Victoria Memorial, Birla
Planetarium, Fort William. Later transfer to Railway Station to connect
Train (#12033) Jan Shatabadi Exp. departure at 14:05 hrs and arrival Patna
at 22:15 hrs. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Patna.
Day 03: Patna - Vaishali Kushinagar (253 kms / 6 hrs)
Morning drive to Kushinagar en-route visit Vaishali. On arrival transfer to
Hotel. Overnight in Kushinagar.
Day 04: Kushinagar Lumbini (160 kms / 4 hrs)
Morning sightseeing of Kushinagar visiting various stupas and
Mahaparinirvana temple - which houses the recumbent figure of Lord Buddha.
Later drive to Lumbini. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Lumbini.
Day 05: Lumbini Sravasti ( 150 Kms / 04 hrs drive)
Morning sightseeing of Lumbini where Lord was born. Emperor Ashoka, in the
twenty first year first year after his coronation, visited this Birthplace
and raised a pillar on the spot. Later drive to Sravasti.
Day 06: Sravasti Varanasi (330 Kms / 6 hrs drive)
Morning drive to Varanasi. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in
Day 07: Varanasi
Early Morning boats ride on River Ganges to visit Bathing Ghats, return to
hotel for breakfast. City tours of Varanasi visiting various temples and
noted Banaras Hindu University. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath. It was here
that the Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon and set in motion the wheel
of law of Buddhist faith. Overnight in Varanasi
Day 08: Varanasi Bodhgaya (275 kms. / 7 hrs.)
Morning drive to Bodhgaya. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in
Day 09: Bodhgaya
After breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi
Temple - depicting the various phases of Buddha's journey towards
enlightenment, showing different aspects of his life; Bodhgaya
Archaeological Museum - houses a small collection of Buddhist sculpture from
the 1st century B.C, to the 11th century A.D; Jagannath Temple close by has
a four armed statue of Shiva in black stone. Overnight in Bodhgaya.
Day 10: Bodhgaya-Nalanda-Rajgir Bodhgaya-Delhi
Morning excursion to Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda-a great center of Buddhist
learning and one of the most famed university citadels of ancient times.
From the out skirts of Rajgir, a historic road leads to Gridha - Kuta or
vultures peak where the Buddha preached, here the first Buddhist Council was
held after the Lord's Mahaparinirvana and return back to Gaya Railway
Station to connect Train ( #12301) Cal Rajdhani Exp. departure at 22:39 hrs.
Overnight on Board.
Day 11: Delhi
Arrive Delhi at 09:55 hrs. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Later sightseeing
of Delhi visiting of Old Delhi visiting Jama Masjid the largest
mosque of Emperor Shahjahan, Red Fort, Raj Ghat- cremation site of Mahatma
Gandhi. Afternoon Sightseeing of New Delhi & Drive past the Presidents
House & Parliament House, Humayuns Tomb (a memorial of the
Mughals, its design is inspired by the Taj Mahal), Qutab Minar. Overnight in
Day 12: Delhi -Dharamshala
Full day free for own activities. Evening transfer to Railway Station to
connect Train (#11077) Jhelum Exp. departure at 21:05 hrs. Overnight on
Day 13: Dharamshala
Arrive Dharamshala at 06:50 hrs. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Later
sightseeing of Dharamshala visiting Dal Lake, Bhagsu Nath Temple, Chamunda
Devi Temple, and Dalai Lama Palace etc. Overnight in Dharamshala.
Day 14: Dharamshala - Delhi
Full day free for attending the religious functions inside the temple.
Evening transfer to Chakki Bank Railway Station to connect Train (#12426)
Jammu Rajdhani Exp. departure at 21:30 hrs. Overnight on Board.
Day 15: Delhi
Arrive Delhi at 05:00 hrs. On arrival transfer to Hotel. On arrival Delhi
transfer to International Airport to connect flight for onward destination.