(11 Nights / 12 Days)

Trip to the holy land of Buddha

Tour Overview

In this pilgrimage related to Buddhism, you will visit every place in India and Nepal where Gautam Buddha made an impression in his inspirational life. During this journey, you will visit the grand temples, stupas, and monasteries of Buddhism, the places where Gautama Buddha gave his discourses. This journey will be very inspiring for your life and will give peace to your soul. In this religious journey, you will understand the importance of non-violence and you will get immense knowledge of love and compassion. Overall, this journey is about opening the wisdom eye of the inner soul and explaining the spirit of humanity.

Tour Details

Day 01: Arrive New Delhi

Today you will reach the holy land of India and you will be welcomed and helped when you arrive at the International Airport. After this, you will be transferred to the hotel in the car. If you have some time left then you can spend it wandering in the nearby local markets.

Day 02: Delhi

Today you will visit the sightseers of Delhi and see the beautiful culture and monuments of the city of Delhi. In the morning, he will visit Jama Masjid in Old Delhi and then walk in the dazzle of the market of traditional traders like Chandni Chowk. You will also visit Rajghat, the place of Mahatma Gandhi's funeral, located in Old Delhi and during this time you will also be able to have a bird's eye view of the Red Fort. In the afternoon you will visit the Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi. After that, you will see the India Gate, Parliament House and many other major buildings of the historic British era.

Day 03: Delhi - Patna by Flight

This morning you will be transferred to the airport from where you will fly to Patna. The ancient name of the city of Patna was Pataliputra and at that time it was the capital of the Maurya Empire. Presently Patna is the capital of Bihar state and is a very important place in terms of tourism. Going to Patna, you will today visit sightseeing places like Buddhist Stupa, Ashoka Pillar and Bawan Pokhar Temple.

Day 04: Patna - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya by surface (200 kms/5 hrs)

Today, you will travel from Patna towards Bodh Gaya and visit Nalanda and Rajgir on the way. Nalanda is an ancient archaeological site that used to be the world's oldest university in Buddhism in the 6th century BC. It was later burnt and destroyed by a Turkish ruler. Although now only the ruins of that ancient university remain here, still there are 11 monasteries and many Buddhist temples still remaining. Rajgir is a small pilgrimage site that has significance for the three religions Buddhist Hindu and Jain. The Nadkarni Caves are located on the Vaibhav hill where the first Buddhist Council was organized Purna Vima Apart from this, there are hot water glasses in the Saptaparni Cave which have many health-related qualities when bathing. After that, you will continue your journey to Bodh Gaya and reach there by evening.

Day 05: Bodhgaya

Today your day is dedicated to the sightseeing of Bodh Gaya. First of all, you will visit Mahabodhi Temple which is dedicated to Lord Gautam Mercury. This huge temple with a thin permit shape is extremely beautiful and has many beautiful carvings in the Buddhist style. There is a huge tree outside this temple called the Bodhi tree. Under this tree, Lord Buddha attained enlightenment by doing penance. Apart from this, you will also visit other sightseeing in Bodh Gaya such as Submit and the famous Jagannath Temple.

Day 06: Bodhgaya - Varanasi by surface (256 kms/6 hrs)

This morning, after having breakfast you will travel to Varanasi. The ancient name of Varanasi was Benaras and it is one of the oldest vibrant cities in India. Banaras is a major pilgrimage for people of Hindu religion and visiting this place attains salvation according to Hindu beliefs. To reach Varanasi, you will pass through many beautiful pastoral areas.

Day 07: Varanasi - Sarnath - Varanasi

Waking up early this morning, you will go for a boat ride in the holy Ganges and you will see people performing holy bath and other religious rituals on the ghats on the banks. During the day, you will go sightseeing in Sarnath, located some distance from Varanasi. Here you will visit Deer Park where Lord Buddha preached his first dharma and established the wheel of law. In Sarnath, you will also visit the Ashoka Pillar, which was built by the great Emperor of India Ashoka for the promotion of Buddhism. Along with this, you will also visit the museum related to Buddhism located in Sarnath.

Day 08: Varanasi - Kushinagar by surface (275 kms/7 hrs)

This morning you will reach Kushinagar via many rural areas. Kushinagar is the place where Lord Gautama Buddha died. Apart from visiting this revered place, you will also visit Rambhar located near Kushinagar. Rambhar is the place where Lord Buddha was cremated. This place is also associated with the life of Mahavir, the great Jain Tirthankara. There are many Nirvanaforms made by Kumaragupta I which he built in 413 to 455 A.D. Purna Vima is also a huge statue of Lord Buddha.

Day 09: Kushinagar - Lumbini by surface (180 km/ 4 Hrs)

Today you will travel to Lumbini. Lumbini is the Buddhist pilgrimage place where Lord Buddha was born. The major attraction of this place is Maya Devi Temple and near the temple is the pond which is sacred to the followers of Buddhism. The temple of Maya Devi is dedicated to Maya Devi, the mother of Lord Buddha. This sacred place was discovered in 1895 by a German archaeologist.

Day 10: Lumbini - Sravasti by surface (225 km / 5 Hrs)

This morning you will travel to the Sravasti. This ancient and religious place is an important place for Jain pilgrims. Thousands of Jain pilgrims visit the magnificent Shwetambar temple located at this place. Apart from this, the other main attraction here is the Shobhanath temple which is considered to be the birthplace of Sambhav Nath by doing Jain pilgrimage.

Day 11: Sravasti - Lucknow by surface & Lucknow - Delhi by Train

Today you will come to Lucknow before everyone and travel from Lucknow to Delhi. This train will pass through many rural areas of India and you will get a glimpse of the rural areas of India and the view of the lifestyle of the people there.

Day 12: Delhi - Onward Destination by Flight

On reaching Delhi railway station by morning, you will be transferred to Delhi International Airport. From here you can fly to your home by saying goodbye to India.

Inclusions

  1. 11 nights' accommodation

  2. 11 breakfasts

  3. Airport transfer

  4. Ground transportation

  5. Current Government Service tax included

  6. Licensed English speaking Indian tour guide

  7. Entrance fees

Exclusions

  1. Entry visa

  2. International flights

  3. Domestic flights

  4. Personal expenses

  5. Gratuities

  6. Travel insurance

  7. Laundry

  8. Alcohol beverages

This Tour Package is Available with 3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star, and 5 Star Luxury Hotel Categories.

It's a 100% customizable tour package.

Beat time to visit is from September to March.

Best package cost available with a minimum of 2 pax.

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