Buddhist Tour with Nepal
Day 01 Arrival Delhi : On arrival at Delhi, our representative will meet and assist you at the airport. Later transfer and check into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti : Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to the railway station to board the train for Lucknow. On arrival at Lucknow , drive to Sravasti. On arrival check into the hotel.
- Sravasti - Saravasti , the capital of Kosala Mahajanapada , was the biggest town in the Gangetic plains during the Buddha's lifetime. Saravasti was host to the Master for 25 years during the annual vassavasa (rain retreat) when the Sangha congregated at one place. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 Sravasti - Lumbini : Breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed to visit Sahet Mahet. Later leave for Lumbini enroute visit
- Kapilavastu - the place where the Lord spent the first thirty years of his life. It was Kapilavastu, where he witnessed four events - sorrow of a beggar, sadness of an old man, pain of a sick and a dead body and finally decided to renounce all the worldly pleasure and search for the truth and salvation.On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Lumbini - Kushinagar : Breakfast at the hotel.Later visit Birth place of Lord Buddha. Later drive for Kushinagar.Kushinagar is the place where Lord Buddha achieve salvation. Later afternoon visit Nirvana Temple , Ramabhar Stupa & Cremation site of Lord Buddha . Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Kushinagar - Patna : Breakfast at hotel. Check out and drive to Patna enroute visit Vaishali. On arrival transfer to hotel.
- Vaisali - The Lord Buddha visited Vaishali more than once during his lifetime and announced his approaching Mahaparinirvana to the great followers he had here.Overnight at hotel.
- Rajgir - Rajgir, also known as Rajgriha (the House of Royalty), is one of the most important Buddhist destinations of the world. The Buddha spent many years in Rajgir and delivered some of the most important discourses here. In Rajgir, visit the Gridhkut Hill and Vishwa Shanti Stupa among other attractions.
- Nalanda : famous for its ancient 5th century AD Buddhist University and Library. It was the first residential international university of the world with strength of 2,000 teachers and 10,000 monks' students from all over the Buddhist world. In Nalanda, visit the ruins of Nalanda University and Nalanda Archaeological Museum.
- Bodhgaya : As the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buhddhists. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres since it was here that Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 Bodhgaya - Varanasi : Breakfast at hotel. Check out and drive to Varanasi. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit
- Sarnath - where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park, contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modern temple.
- Varanasi - one of the oldest living cities in the world, contemporary of Thebes and Babylon. It is also one of the holiest Hindu cities and still thriving on its religious past. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 Varanasi - Kathmandu : Early morning boat ride on river Ganges. Breakfast at hotel. Later transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu. On arrival, our representative will meet and assist you at the airport. Later transfer and check into the hotel. Afternoon proceed for the guided city tour of Kathmandu including,
- Durbar Square - This large square is the historic seat of the Nepalese Royalty. The Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. It is here where Kings of Nepal are crowned.
- Akash Bhairav Temple - This temple is a three-story structure located on a busy market street, called Indra Chowk. The image of Akash Bhairav is displayed outside for a week during Indra Jatra, the festival of Indra, the god of rain.Overnight at hotel.
- Patan City - The ancient city of Patan, lying 5 km southeast of Kathmandu, is known as the city of fine arts. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments.The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today's visitors.
- Swamyabhunath - The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. It is listed as a World Heritage Site.
- Golden temple - Also known as the Hiranya Varna Mahabihar, this unique Buddhist monastery is only a few minutes walk north of Durbar Square. Legends relate the monastery was founded in 12th century. The rectangular building has three roofs and a copper gilded facade. Inside the shrine are the images of the Buddha and Avalokiteswar and a stairway lead to the 1st floor where monks will show you the various Buddha images.
- Bodhnath - The stupa of Boudhanath lies eight kilometers east of Kathmandu. On this colossal and ancient stupa, one of the biggest in the world, are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is said to have been built by Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the fifth century A.D. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels.
- Overnight at hotel.