Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destinations: Delhi – Lucknow – Sravasti – Lumbini – Kushinagar – Varanasi
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. On arrival at the airport, you will meet our representative and be transferred to hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
Today, leave for sight-seeing tour, which includes Jama Masjid – the largest mosque of Emperor Shahjahan. Later proceed to Red Fort, Raj Ghat- cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, to India Gate – a 42 meter stone arch built in the memory of the Indian Soldiers who died in World War II, Drive past the President’s House & Parliament House, Humayun’s Tomb (a memorial of the Mughals, its design is inspired by the Taj Mahal), the Qutab Minar & Lotus Temple.
Day 03 : Delhi / Lucknow / Sravasti
Leave Delhi by flight IC 601 dep. 08:55 hrs / arrive Lucknow at 09:50 hrs. Drive to Sravasti (170 kms). Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04 Sravasti / Lumbini
Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit Sahet Mahet, capital of ancient Kingdom of Kosala, Jetvana Vihar & Buddhist temples. Later leave Sravasti for Lumbini (in Nepal, 225 kms / 6 hrs). Arrive Lumbini, transfer to hotel. Lumbini is the place where Lord Buddha was born. Overnight in Lumbini.
Day 05 : Lumbini/ Kushinagar
Morning visit Mayadevi temple, Ashokan Pillar & stupas. Leave Lumbini for Kushinagar (161 kms./ 6 hrs.). Arrive Kushinagar, transfer to hotel. Kushinagar is the place where Buddha entered perfect tranquillity the state of MahaPariNirvana. Overnight in Kushinagar
Day 06 : Kushinagar / Varanasi
Morning visit MahaPariNirvana temple & Ramabhar Stupa (cremation place of Lord Buddha). After breakfast leave Kushinagar for Varanasi (260 kms / 8 hrs). On arrival transfer to hotel. Sarnath, near Varanasi is the place where Lord Buddha preached his first Sermon. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 07 : Varanasi
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges to see the Bathing & Cremation Ghats. Breakfast at hotel. Full day city tour of Varanasi visiting Bharat Mata temple, Tulsi Manas, Banaras Hindu University etc. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 08 : Varanasi / Bodhgaya
Leave Varanasi for Bodhgaya (242 kms / 7 hrs.), enroute visit Sarnath- The buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his First Sermon. Visit Buddhist temple, Stupas, Museum and ruins. On arrival at Bodhgaya, transfer to hotel. Bodhgaya- the place where Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment under the sacred Bodhi Tree. Overnight in Bodhgaya
Day 09 : Bodhgaya
Full day tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple, Animeshlocan Chaiyata, Mohanta’s Monastery, Ratnagar, Archaeological Museum, Tibetan Monastery, Thai Temple & Monastery, International Buddhist House & Japanese Temple, Buddhist Monastery of Bhutan, The Burmese Temple, The Chinese Temple & Monastery.
Day 10 : Bodhgaya / Patna / Delhi
Morning leave Bodhgaya for Patna (182 kms – 6 hrs) enroute visiting Rajgir & Nalanda. Rajgir is a site of great sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Afternoon visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail. Drive to Nalanda which is 14 kms drive and it was one of the oldest Universities of the World & International Centre for Buddhist Studies. Drive to Patna which is 90 kms, on arrival at Patna transfer to airport to connect flight 9W 728 dep. 21:30 hrs. / arr. Delhi at 23:00 hrs. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11 : Delhi / Onward destination
Transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.