Tour Duration 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destination Delhi - Patna - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Lucknow
Day 01 Delhi Arrive
On arrival at Delhi in the morning, guests will meet with our representative for Buddhist Tour and all arrangements will be made to facilitate your transfer to the hotel, booked by our tour operator. Afterwards, guests will be taken on a half day sightseeing of the city which will include a trip to Old & New Delhi visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Kutub Minar & Secretarial Buildings. Later, guests will be taken back to the hotel, where they will be free to relax.
Day 02 Delhi / Patna / Bodhgaya
This morning, guests will leave Delhi for Patna by air. On reaching, guests will drive to Bodhgaya known as one of the most sacred pilgrimage place for the Buddhist as this is the place where Buddha attained enlightenment. On the way, guests will visit Nalanda which is a great center of Buddhist learning and one of the most famed university citadels of ancient times and Rajgir which was once the ancient capital of the powerful Kingdom of Maghada. On reaching Bodhgaya, guests will be checked in at the hotel where you will retire for the night.
Day 03 Bodhgaya
In the morning, guests will be taken on a sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya where you will visit the Mahabodhi temple which means the great awakening temple. On the western side, next to the temple a Bodhi tree is also located. Afterwards, guests will be taken back to the hotel where guests will be free to carry out their own activities.
Day 04 Bodhgaya / Varanasi
In the morning of the Buddhist Tour in India, guests will leave Bodhgaya for Varanasi. On arrival, guests will meet our representative and will be duly transferred to hotel. In the afternoon you will be taken to Sarnath which is a deer park where Buddha first taught Dharma and where Buddhist Sangha came into being. Afterwards, you will be taken back to the hotel, where you will retire for the night.
Day 05 Varanasi / Sarnath / Kushinagar
Early in the morning, guests will be taken on a boat ride on the river Ganges to see the sunrise and the bathing Ghats of an ancient Hindu city. Later, arrangements will be made to leave Varanasi for Kushinagar. On reaching, guests will be checked in at hotel, previously booked by our tour operator. Later, guests will be free for leisure and to relax.
Day 06 Kushinagar / Lumbini / Sravasti
In the morning on the Buddhist pilgrimage tour, guests will leave Kushinagar for Lumbini which is in Nepal. Sightseeing of Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha is scheduled for this day. Emperor Ashoka visited this birthplace and raised a pillar on the spot. Later guests will be taken to Sravasti (Sahet-Mahet) and will be checked in at hotel where guests will retire for the night.
Day 07 Sravasti / Lucknow
In the Morning, to have Buddhism in India experience guests will be taken to Sravasti (Sahet-Mahet), capital of the ancient Kingdom of Kosala and an active centre for Buddhism. This was one of the six biggest cities in India during Buddha’s lifetime. Jetavana monastery was a renowened monastery close to Savatti. After sightseeing, guests will be taken back to the hotel where they will retire for the night.
Day 08 Lucknow / Delhi
In the morning on the Buddhist tour arrangements will be made for guests to leave Sravasti for Lucknow. On reaching, guests will board a flight for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, guests will be checked in at the hotel where you will be free to relax.
Day 09 Delhi / Agra / Delhi
In the morning, guests will be taken to Agra. On reaching, guests will explore the city and will be taken to the beautiful Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. Later, guests will be taken to visit Agra Fort. Afterwards, you will be driven back to Delhi where you will be free to carry out your own activities.
Day 10 Delhi / Onward Destination
In the morning, guests will be at leisure and enjoy shopping. Guests can soak in the diverse colors of this city and relax. Later, arrangements will be made by our tour operator to transfer you to the airport for your journey to onward destination.