Get the best of both the worlds. Experience the architectural splendor of the ancient Mughal Empire including the greatest tribute to love - the Taj Mahal. Also explore the places that were once the stronghold of Buddhism. The serenity of Buddhism and the thrill of the Mughal monuments give you a complete experience of the land of India.
Day 1: Arrival Delhi Meet and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 2: Delhi Delhi City tour Old & New Delhi covering, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Shantivan, Laxmi Narayan Temple, National Museum, India Gate, President House, Parliament House, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple & Humayun's Tomb. Overnight stay.
Day 3 : Delhi/Jaipur Morning Drive for Jaipur Afternoon : Arrive Jaipur check into the hotel and Excursion tour of Amber Fort with Elephant ride. Overnight stay.
Day 4 : Jaipur Full day Sight Seeing , covering City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar & Museum. Overnight stay.
Day 5: Jaipur- Agra Morning Drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Arrive Agra, check into the hotel. There after proceed for city tour covering Taj Mahal and the Fort. Overnight stay. Day 6: Agra/ Patna Morning Visit Taj Mahal to view Sunrise afternoon visit to Sikandra. Evening : Departure transfer at Tundla Station to board in the overnight train for Patna. Overnight train. Day 7 : Arrival Patna Morning Transfer from Railway station to hotel, check into the hotel. After breakfast proceed for full day sight sight-seeing,covering Goal Ghar, Stupa of Buddha, Temple and old city. Overnight stay.
Day 8 : Patna/Nalanda/Rajgir/Bodhgaya After early breakfast drive to Bodhgaya enroute sight seeing of Nalanda and Rajgir visiting Gridhkut Peak etc. Than proceed for Bodhgaya on arrival Bodhgaya check into the hotel. Overnight stay. Day 9 : Bodhgaya Morning visit Sujata Village. Afternoon visit Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree and Tibetan Monastery. Overnight stay.
Day 10 : Bodhgaya/Varanasi After breakfast drive to Varanasi. On arrival varanasi check into the hotel & sight-seeing of Sarnath Temple. Overnight stay.
Day 11 : Varanasi/Kushinagar/Gorakhpur After Breakfast drive to Kushinagar and on arrival visit MAHAPARINIRVANA PLACE on The Cremation Centre of Lord Budha. Then drive back to Gorakhpur on arrival in Gorakhpur check into hotel. Overnight stay. Day 12 : Gorakhpur/Lumbini/Balrampur After Breakfast drive to Lumbini on arrival Lumbini. Visit the Birth Place of LORD-BUDDHA. drive to Balrampur on arrival Balrampur check into the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 13 : Balrampur/Lucknow After breakfast sight seeing of Sravasti visit Saheth & Maheth and back to Balrampur & Drive to Lucknow. On arrival in Lucknow check into the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 14: Lucknow/Delhi Morning sight seeing of city. Afternoon transfer to the Airport to board in a flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to the city, evening free at Leisure and also transfer to the airport to board in a flight for next destination.
Day1: ARRIVAL-DELHI Arrive Delhi , meet on arrival by Rep.then transfer to Hotel.Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: LUCKNOW – VARANASI Early drive 7 hrs to Varanasi, Check-in at Hotel.Noon Free for shopping etc. O/n stay at Varanasi Htl
Day 5: 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 6: VARANASI – BODHGAYA (B/L/D) Drive 7-8 hours / 243 kms to Bodhgaya. Check-in at Hotel.Overnight stay at Hotel. Day 7: 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 8: 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 9: BODHGAYA- VAISHALI - KUSHINAGAR Drive to Kushinagar enroute visiting Vaishali & hot lunch on way. (420 kms / apprx 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).
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.