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Holy Buddhist Piligrimage To India

Holy Buddhist Piligrimage To India

Places to Visit: Delhi - Gaya - Bodhgaya - Patna - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Varanasi

Validity:Mar 31 2024

Duration:9 Nights / 10 Days

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi (Arrival)

Arrival at the Delhi airport/railway station by late evening and meet our tour representative who'll escort you to the hotel already booked for your stay. Stay overnight in Delhi.

Day 2 Delhi (sightseeing) - Gaya [Train]

Post breakfast in the morning, go out for a full day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. The places you will visit here include Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Humayun's Tomb. In the afternoon, after lunch, explore the attractions in New Delhi such as India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, President House. Later, you will be transferred to the New Delhi Railway Station to board train to Gaya. Overnight on board the train

Day 3 Arrival Gaya - Bodhgaya

Early morning, arrive in Gaya from Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. After relaxing for some time, go out on a sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya- Mahabodhi Temple, Thai Temple and Bodhi Tree. Post sightseeing, return back to the hotel for night stay.

Day 4 Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna (200 kms/ 5 hours + excursion)

Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Patna. One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, Patna is the capital of Bihar. On the way, visit Nalanda and explore the ruins of India's ancient university, and Rajgir (the former ancient capital of Bihar). It is a small hill town encompassed by verdant green forests. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. You may go out to explore the sights in Patna on your own such as Patna Museum and Patna Sahib Gurudwara. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 5 Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar (250 kms/ 6- 7 hours + excursion)

Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Kushinagar. On the way, visit Vaishali, named after a historic king Vishal who ruled here. Kushinagar is the place where Lord Buddha breathed his last. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 6 Kushinagar - Lumbini (175 kms/ 4- 5 hours)

Post breakfast in the morning; go out on a sightseeing tour of Kushinagar. The attractions you will visit here include the Mahaparinirvana Temple and the Mukutbandhan Stupa. Later, leave by road for Lumbini. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for night stay.

Day 7 Lumbini - Sravasti (215 kms/ 4 hours)

Today, after breakfast, go out for a sightseeing tour of Lumbini. Lumbini is famous as the birth place of Lord Buddha. The places you will visit here include Ashoka Pillar, Lumbini Museum, Japan Peace Pagoda and the Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Temple. Later, leave by road for Sravasti. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 8 Sravasti - Varanasi (320 kms/ 7- 8 hours)

Post breakfast in the morning, visit the attractions in Sravasti. Here you will visit Angulimala Stupa, Anathapindika's Stupa, Jetvana monastery and an old Jain temple.  Later, leave by road for Varanasi. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. If you wish, you can go out and see the evening Ganga Aarti or relax in your room. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 9 Varanasi

Early morning, around 5 AM, visit the Ghats of Varanasi and enjoy a boat ride in the Ganges. Post breakfast, drive to Sarnath, a holy city located 10 kilometres away from Varanasi. Here you will visit the Dhamek Stupa, Dharmarajika Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Ashoka Pillar and Sarnath Archaeological Museum. By afternoon, return back to Varanasi. The places you will visit here include The Vishwanath Temple, The Durga Temple and The Benaras Hindu University. Later, return back to the hotel for night stay.

Day 10 Varanasi - Delhi (Flight/ Train)

The morning is free to relax and do things at your own will. Later you will be transferred to the Varanasi airport/ railway station on time for onward journey

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on twin/double sharing basis in proposed hotels or similar (Hotel stay 8 Nights & 1 Night in O/n Train journey )
  • Daily breakfast and dinner in the hotels 
  • Meals included (9 Breakfast and 9 Dinner)
  • All transfers and sightseeing by AC  Toyota Innova with professional chauffer
  • A bottle of packaged drinking per person water everyday 
  • Assistance on arrival and departure at airport/railway station

Exclusion

  • Air fare/ Train fare
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips, portrage, mineral water, table drinks etc.
  • Any activities mentioned in the itinerary but not indicated in the above inclusions
  • Guide/ Entry fees during sightseeing
    Meals (Lunch)
  • Any ride or monument entry fees
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslide, road blockage, etc
  • GST 5%

Hotel

Place

Hotel

Category

Night

New Delhi

IBIS Aerocity

4* or similar

1

Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya Regency

4* or similar

1

Patna

The Grand Empir

4* or similar

1

Kushinagar

Lotus Nikko

4* or similar

1

Lumbini

Buddha Maya Gardens

4* or similar

1

Sravasti

Lotus Nikko

4* or similar

1

Varanasi

Hotel Costa Riviera  

4* or similar

2

Note

With minimum 4 guests travelling together

The prices are subject to change without notice
Rates starting from

INR 39,500

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