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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
 
Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi- Agra- Varnasi-Bodhgaya- Rajgir-Nalanda-Patna-Vaishali- Kushinagar- Lumbini-Sravasti-Lucknow-Delhi


 

 

Day 1: Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meeting and assistance at the airport transfer to your hotel overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Delhi-Agra-Varanasi
Early morning transfer to railway station to board train for Agra, Breakfast in the train, Arrive in Agra wash and change prossed for sight seeing in Agra, visit the world famous building Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains later, Agra fort after city sight seeing have a lunch nice Indian restaurant, transfer to airport to connect the flight for Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi transfer to hotel later excursion to Sarnath - where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modern temple, overnight night stay in Varanasi.

Day 3: Varanasi-Bodhgaya
Morning drive to Bodhgaya & transfer to hotel. Bodhgaya - As the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buddhists. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centre since it was here that Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Later visit Mahabodhi Temple, Niranjana River, and Sujata Village. Night stay in Bodhgaya.

Day 4: Bodhgaya- Rajgir-Nalanda-Patna
After Breakfast drive to Patna enroute sight seeing of Nalanda, Rajgir. The picturesque Rajgir, or Rajagriha as it was known in the past (literally, the abode of kings) is surrounded by the meandering river Banganga and 5 hills. During the lifetime of the Buddha this was the capital of the powerful Magadha kingdom, ruled by the virtuous King Bimbisara. The hills and caves surrounding Rajagriha were home to spiritual teachers, ranging from the materialism of the early Charavaka school to the metaphysics of Upanishadic philosophers. Like many others in search of truth, Prince Siddhartha, after he renounced his royal heritage came to this city to seek the path of ovation. Nalanda -Nalanda was the most renowned university in ancient India. It derived its name from Na-alam-da, meaning Insatiable in Giving, one of the names by which the Lord Buddha was known Lunch at nice city restaurant at Rajgir. On arrival Check-in to Hotel. Dinner overnight stay at Hotel in Patna.

Day 5: Patna- Vaishali- Kushinagar
After breakfast drive to Kushinagar enroute visiting Vaishali. Arrive Kushinagar & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Kushinagar. Kushinagar-Kushinagar is where the Buddha finally attained Mahaparmirvana. Amongst the ruins are the Mukutbandhan Sputa and a beautiful statue of the reclining Buddha overnight stay hotel.


Day 6: Kushinagar- Lumbini
After breakfast visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple and Stupas, later drive to Lumbini and transfer to hotel. Lumbini - the birthplace of the Buddha was located in 1890 after being untraced for 1,500 years. Evening sightseeing tour of Lumbini including a visit to the birth Place of Lord Buddha. Overnight stay in Lumbini.

Day 7: Lumbini-Sravasti-Lucknow
After breakfast drive to Lucknow enroute visit Sravasti,  Sravasti the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, has the honors for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetvana Gardens. The city believed to be founded by the mythological king Sravast, has age-old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples, Buddha is said to have performed some miracles here. In Sravasti visit Saheth - Maheth and Jetvana. Arrive Lucknow & transfer to hotel, overnight stay in Lucknow.

Day 8: Lucknow-Delhi
Morning transfer to airport to connect the flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi airport meeting assistances at domestic airport transfer to your hotel. Afternoon half day city tour of New Delhi covering India Gate, President house, parliament, Laxmi narayan temple Humayun’s tomb, Qutub miner, Akshardham temple. After sight seeing have a dinner nice city restaurant Late evening transfer to airport for onward flight.

 

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