Trails of Buddha
09 Nights / 10 Days
Delhi - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Lucknow - Delhi
Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet with and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 02 / Delhi
Early morning transfer to railway station to board the air conditioned superfast train for Agra, Breakfast on Board , Arrive Agra in approx. 2 Hours, Meet with and proceed for visit the world famous Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world - the most extravagant expression of love. Followed by visit of Agra fort - Evening transfer to railway station to board the Train to Varanasi. Overnight train
Day 03 / Arrive Varanasi
Arrive Varanasi, meet with and transfer to hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath - where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park, contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modern temple. Overnight stay.
Day 04 / Varanasi – Bodhgaya
Morning after Breakfast drive to Bodhgaya arrive and check-in to Hotel. Bodhgaya - As the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buddhists. Later visit Mahabodhi Temple, Niranjana River, Sujata Village. Overnight stay.
Day 05 / Bodhgaya – Ragjir – Nalanda – Patna
Morning after Breakfast drive to Patna en route sightseeing of Nalanda & Rajgir Rajgir is surrounded by the meandering river Banganga and 5 hills. It was the capital of the powerful Magadhan kingdom. Nalanda was the most renowned university in ancient India latter proceed for Patna. Arrive and chek in to hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 06 / Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar
After breakfast drive to Kushinagar is where the Buddha finally attained Mahaparmirvana. Amongst the ruins are the Mukutbandhan Stupa and a beautiful statue of the reclining Buddha en route visiting Vaishali. Arrive Kushinagar check in to hotel. Over Night stay.
Day 07 / Kushinagar- Lumbini
After Morning breakfast visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple & Stupas, further proceed to Lumbini arrive and check-in to hotel. Lumbini - the birthplace of the Buddha, was located in 1890 after being untraced for 1,500 years. Evening sightseeing tour of birth Place of Lord Buddha. Overnights stay.
Day 08 / Lumbini - Sravasti
After Morning breakfast drive to Sravasti - the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, has the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetvana Gardens. The city believed to be founded by the mythological king Sravast, has age-old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples. Buddha is said to have performed some miracles here. In Sravasti visit Saheth - Maheth & Jetvan. Overnights Stay.
Day 09 / Sravasti - Lucknow – Delhi ( BY TRAIN )
After morning breakfast drive to Lucknow & transfer to railway station to board the air conditioned train for Delhi. Arrive Delhi, pickup from railway station & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 10 / Delhi – Departure
After breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed for sightseeing tour of Delhi - Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar ,India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Evening transfer to airport to board the onward flight.
Day 11 : Bodhgaya - Varanasi ( By road ) Approx. 05 hrs. & half drive
After breakfast drive to Varanasi. On the way visit Sarnath. On arrival at Varanasi transfer to hotel. Evening view “Aarti” ceremony on the Ghats. Night stay in Varanasi. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 12 / Varanasi
Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Later excursion to Sarnath, Varanasi, said to be the India’s most sacred city situated on the western bank of the holy river Ganga. It is also the oldest living city in the world. Varanasi is the city which cannot be described, only experienced. Further visit the other attractions , Banaras Hindu University. Bharat Mata Temple Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 13 / Varanasi – Delhi ( By flight )
After breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi. Arrive and transfer to International airport to connect flight for Onward Destination.
Day 14 : Saravasti / Lumbini (197 Kms)
Morning drive to Lumbini. Arrive and check - in at hotel. Lumbini – Birth place of Buddha. Evening visit ministries. Overnight stay.
Day 15 - Lumbini / Kathmandu (By flight)
Morning sightseeing of Lumbini and later transfer to airport to board flight for Kathmandu Arrive Kathmandu met with and and transfer to hotel. Kathmandu –Capital of Nepal surrounded by green hills and mountains with snow-capped peaks in its northern and eastern background the Valley. Overnight stay.
Day 16 : In Kathmandu
Morning after breakfast proceed for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Pashupatinath Temple - the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to lord Shiva, Patan - a city of architecture and fine arts. known as "Town with a Thousand Golden Roofs". Visit Tibetan Handicraft center. After Lunch Sightseeing tour of Swayambhunath - the oldest Buddhist shrine. Boudhanath - the worlds largest stupa Continue to Kathmandu Durbar Square - the temple of the Living Goddess and the old Royal Palace. Kasthamandup - a temple built from a single tree from which the Kathmandu derives its name. Overnight Stay.
Day 17 : Kathmandu / Departure
Morning transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.