buddhist tour

Duration - 11 Nights / 12 Days
Places to See - Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti - Lumbani - Kushinagar - Vaishali - Patna - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Welcome in India. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 02 : Delhi / Lucknow (by air/train)
Transfer to airport/Railway station to board flight/Train for Lucknow. Overnight at Train /Over night at Hotel

Day 03 : Lucknow / Sravasti (Drive:160kms/04hrs)
Drive to Sravasti. On arrival check-in at hotel. 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.This holy place also has the famous Anand Bodhi tree, an offspring of the one, said to have been planted by Buddha's main disciple. Overnight at hotel

Day 04 : Sravasti / Lumbani (Drive : 80 kms/02 hrs)
Drive to Bhuddha Birth Place On arrival check-in at hotel .On arrival check-in at hotel. Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, was located in 1890 after being untraced for 1,500 years. Lumbini grove, the sacred site of Lord Buddha's birth is toDay a small village in Nepal, 27 km from Sonauli on the Indo-Nepal Border. Overnight at hotel

Day 05: Lumbani / Kushinagar
Drive to Kushinagar. On arrival check-in at hotel., Kushinagar is the place where Lord Gautam Buddha breathed his last. The religious significance of Kushinagar can be perceived by the fact that a large number of followers visit this place everyDay. This is also the place where Lord Buddha preached his last sermon and said, /"All things must pass. Decay is inherent in all things". Overnight at hotel

Day 06 : Kushinagar / Vaishali / Patna (Drive : 250kms/05hrs)
Drive to Patna. Enroute visit Vaishali. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 07 : Patna / Nalanda / Rajgir / Bodhgaya (Drive : 193 kms/05hrs)
Drive to Bodhgaya. Enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda was the most renowned university in ancient India. It derived its name from Na-alam-da, meaning Insatiable in Giving, one of the names by which the Lord Buddha was known. Established in the 5th century B.C. The first Buddhist structures at Rajgir were raised when Ajatsatni built a monastery, and a stupa over his share of the Buddha's ashes. That reliquary is now a mound used as a graveyard. The Japanese much later have built the World Peace Stupa, with its gilded images of the Buddha. Rajgir also has the Nipponzan Myohoji, the Japanese temple, and the Centaur Hokke Club which offers some traditional facilities to Japanese pilgrims. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 08 : In 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 centres since it was here that Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Overnight at hotel

Day 09 : Bodhgaya / Varanasi (Drive : 240 kms/05 hrs)
Drive to Varanasi. On arrival check-in at hotel. Rest of Day is free for personal activities. Overnight at hotel

Day 10 :In Varanasi
Sarnath, 10 km from Varanasi, where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park, contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modem temple.The Dharmarajika, Chaukhandi and Dharnek stupas are outstanding. There are also the remains of a monastery, and the beautifully polished Lion Capital of Ashoka.Sarnath contains a rich library and at the Mula gandha Kutir Vihara there are excellent frescoes by Kosetsu Nosu. The Sarnath Museum, not far from the site, contains some of the finest specimens of Buddhist sculpture.At all centers of Buddhist worship, the Vaisakha (April-May) full moon is observed as the anniversary of three important events -Overnight at hotel

Day 11 : Varanasi / Delhi (By Air )
Transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 12 : Leave Delhi
Transfer to airport to board flight for onwards destination.