11 Days / 10 Nights
New Delhi – Lucknow – Sravasti – Lumbini – Kushinagar – Patna – Rajgir – Bodhgaya – Varanasi
Day 1: Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, Meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi – Lucknow
Sravasti Morning transfer to railway station to board Shatabdi exp. for Lucknow, Arrive Lucknow, After lunch leave for Sravasti by road , Arrive Sravasti & transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Sravasti – Lumbini
Morning visit Sahet Mahet. Later leave for Lumbini- the birthplace of the Buddha, was located in 1890 after being untraced for 1,500 years, enroute visit Kapilavastu – it was in Kapilavastu’s opulent environs, that the holy soul of prince Siddharth (Gautam Buddha) spent his childhood. Here he saw sorrow and pain, disease and death. Then, finally when he saw a radiant happy Sadhu who had conquered all these, he decided to renounce all worldly riches and pleasures to seek truth and embark on the path of salvation. On arrival transfer to hotel . Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Lumbini – Kushinagar
Morning visit Birth place of Lord Buddha , Later leave for Kushinagar – Kushinagar is where the Buddha finally attained Mahaparmirvana. Amongst the ruins are the Mukutbandhan Stupa and a beautiful statue of the reclining Buddha ,on arrival transfer to hotel . Afternoon visit Nirvana Temple , Ramabhar Stupa & Cremation site of Lord Buddha . Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Kushinagar – Patna
Breakfast at hotel. Morning leave for Patna enroute visit Vaishali carrying box lunch. On arrival transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Patna – Rajgir – Bodhgaya
Morning leave for Bodhgaya – As the place of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buddhists. It attracts tens of thousands of believers from all over the world. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centers since it was here that Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, enroute visit Nalanda & Rajgir – Like many others in search of truth, Prince Siddhartha, after he renounced his royal heritage came to this city to seek the path of vation. On arrival transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Bodhgaya
Breakfast at hotel. Visit temple and Niranjana river. Meals and overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Bodhgaya – Varanasi
Breakfast at hotel. Morning leave for Varanasi, carrying box lunch. 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. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Varanasi – Delhi
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges. Breakfast at hotel. Later transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi & transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi:
OLD DELHI – A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India.
NEW DELHI – An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 11: Delhi – Departure
After breakfast, Transfer to airport for onward destination.