Buddhist Pilgrimage Taj Mahal Tour

Buddhist Pilgrimage And Taj Mahal Tour

Destinations Covered : Delhi - Patna - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Kushinagar – Lumbini - Sravasti - Lucknow - Agra - Delhi
Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days

Day 01 : Delhi Tours

Arrive Delhi airport. Our rrepresntative will be at the airport to welcom you. further he will transfer to the prebooked hotel and will assist you till check in. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Delhi includes Raj Ghat (Cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar & India Gate (War Memorial). Drive past President House & Parliament House. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi – Patna – Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya 
After breakfast transfer to the Airport to catch the flight for Patna by IC # 409 dep. 06:55 hrs and arr. 08:20 hrs. Upon arrival drive to Bodhgaya i.e. 130 kms / 04 hrs drive where the Buddha attained enlightenment and which is one of the most sacred pilgrimage places for the Buddhist. Enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda-a great center of Buddhist learning and one of the most famed university citadels of ancient times. Rajgir was once the ancient capital of the powerful kingdom of Maghada. 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. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 04 : Bodhgaya 
After breakfast Sightseeing of Bodhgaya. Here under the Bodhi Tree, Shakyamuni Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha, "the Enlightened one" the profounder of one of the great religious of the world. River Nirajnana in which the Buddha bathed after attaining elightment flows quietly outside the tiny hamlet. Overnight stay in the hotel. 

Day 05 : Bodhgaya – Varanasi 
After breakfast drive to Varanasi i.e. 247 kms or 6-7 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening visit river Ganga Ghat to attend the holy Aarti. Overnight stay in the hotel. 

Day 06 : Varanasi 
Early Morning boat tour 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 at hotel.
Click Here For More Information/BookingDay 07 : Varanasi – Kushinagar 
After breakfast drive to Kushinagar i.e. 265 kms or 07 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 08 : Kushinagar – Lumbini 
Morning visit Mahaparinirvana Temple and Rambhar Stupa. Later drive to Lumbini i.e. 170 kms or 4 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later Sightseeing of Lumbini where the Lord Buddha was born. Visit the pillar raised by Emperor Ashok, In the twenty first year after his coronation at the birthplace. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 09 : Lumbini – Sravasti 
After early breakfast, drive to Sravasti 170 kms and 04 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later proceed for the sight seeing visit Sravasti (Sahet-Mahet) capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, an active centre for Buddhism. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 : Sravasti - Lucknow - train to Agra
Morning free for lsiure. Later drive to Lucknow (195 kms / 5 hrs) and board train # 9038 / 9040 Avadh Express dep. 16:30 hrs. Overnight on board.

Day 11 : Agra - Delhi / Out 
Arrive Agra at 04:35 hrs. After breakfast proceed to see Taj Mahal and Agra fort. Later drive to Delhi airport (203 kms / 4 hrs) to board your international flight.

Buddhist Special With Taj Mahal

Day 01 : ARRIVAL-DELHI
Arrive Delhi , meet on arrival by Rep. then transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 02 : DELHI - AGRA
After breakfast morning drive 5 hrs to Agra, Check-in at Hotel. Later visit the world famous Taj Mahal and drive thru Agra Fort. Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 03 : AGRA-LUCKNOW 
Drive 10 - 11 hrs / 410 Kms to Lucknow enroute visit SANKASIA, with packed lunch where Lord descended from heaven after giving sermon to his mother after 7 years of her death. Later continue drive to Lucknow, Check-in at Hotel.

Day 04 : LUCKNOW - VARANASI
Early drive 7 hrs to Varanasi, Check-in at Hotel. Noon Free for shopping etc. O/n stay at Varanasi Hotel

Day 05 : VARANASI (B / L / D)
Early morning Boat ride on River Ganges to see the bathing Ghats. Later Visit SARNATH (where Buddha delivered his first sermon). Afternoon free for your shopping etc, o/n stay at hotel.

Day 06 : VARANASI – BODHGAYA (B / L / D)
Drive 7-8 hours / 243 kms to Bodhgaya. Check-in at Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Click Here For More Information/BookingDay 07 : BODHGAYA
Morning visit Mahabodhi Temple & Bodhi Tree, Great Buddha Statue, Niranjana River, Sujata Temple - which is across the Niranja river & it's 30 minutes walk through the paddy fields. Also visit various other Buddhist Temples in Bodhgaya. Overnight stay at Bodhgaya. 

Day 08 : BODHGAYA-RAJGIR-NALANDA-BODHGAYA (220 kms / 6-7 hrs drive)
Morning leave for Rajgir the Vulture Hill, World Peace Stupa, Bamboo's Garden. Continue to Nalanda to visit the ruins of world oldest University. Later continue drive to Bodhgaya & check-in at Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. 

Day 09 : BODHGAYA- VAISHALI - KUSHINAGAR
Drive to Kushinagar enroute visiting Vaishali & hot lunch on way. (420 kms / approx 11 hrs drive) . On arrival checkin at hotel.

Day 10 : KUSHINAGAR – LUMBINI
Visit maha parinirwana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of lord Buddha), Japan Temple. Afternoon drive 5 hrs / 170 kms to Lumbini with packed lunch. (Nepal). While going to Lumbini, stop at India/Nepal border for Visa/Immigration formalities. Later check-in at Hotel. 15 Min. drive from the Nepal Border. Noon visit Lumbini, the Birth place of Lord Buddha. Overnight stay at lumbini.

Day 11: LUMBINI-KAPILVASTU-SRAVASTI 
After breakfast morning leave for Sravasti, enroute visit Kapilavastu - where Buddha’s childhood was spent & also visit ruins of the Palaces. Later continue drive to Sravasti & on arrival check-in at hotel. Later visit Sravasti, where Buddha spent his 24 monsoons, visit Jetvana and Ananda Bodhi Tree. Overnight stay at Sravasti. 

Day 12: SRAVASTI–LUCKNOW-DELHI
Drive 195 kms/ 5-6 hrs to Lucknow. Lunch at Lucknow. Thereafter transfer to Railway station to board shatabdi train to Delhi, Dep. 15:35 hrs. Arrive Delhi 22:05 hrs,Dinner will be served on Board and transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13: DELHI / DEPARTURE
After breakfast visit the city of Delhi visiting ,  Lakshmi Narayan temple, Gandhi Museum. Drive past India Gate, Presidents' house "Rashtrapati Bawan", the Government buildings and the Parliament house "Lok Sabha" Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch transfer to Airport to connect flight for onward destination.
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