Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
14 Nights / 15 Days
Destinations Covered :
Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya
- Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Sravasti - Balrampur -
Day 01 Arrive Delhi
On arrival you will be received by our representative and transferred to
hotel where we will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. Overnight
Day 02 Delhi
This day you will be taken for a trip to this very heart of India. The trip
will cover Qutab Minar / Humayun Tomb / India Gate / Red Fort / Jama Masjid
/ Gandhi Memorial etc. Overnight at hotel. Guide Map of Delhi.
Day 03 Delhi Jaipur
Morning commence drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check in into hotel. Evening
free time to enjoy the city atmosphere which by many means is fabulous.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Jaipur
The day is to be started with the Elephant ride at Amer Fort, followed by
the city tour covering - Hawa Mahal, Royal Observatory, City Palace, Nawab
Sahab Ki Haveli and Johari Bazar etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Jaipur Agra
Today we will drive to Agra en-route visiting the old deserted town of Mughal
Dynasty i.e. Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival, check in into hotel. Afternoon
city tour covering Taj Mahal, Red Fort and the Tomb of Itmad-ud-daulas
Tomb. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 Agra Varanasi
Morning transfer to Airport to catch flight to Varanasi. On arrival , transfer
to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Sarnath: famous for its Dhamekh Stupa and
for it being the place where Buddha preached his first sermon enshrining
the principle of his teachings into laws. Overnight at hotel in Varanasi.
Guide Map of Agra.
Day 07 Varanasi
At dawn enjoy boat ride at River Ganges, followed by a city tour covering
- Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple etc. Overnight at hotel. Guide Map
of Uttar Pradesh.
Day 08 and Day 09 Varanasi Bodhgaya
Stay there for two nights with excursions to Rajgir/ Nalanda / Sapta pari
cave and Venevamas. Above two days you will come across with many locales
of Buddhist significance, i.e., Rajgir : an important Buddhist pilgrimage
since the Buddha spent 12 years here , and the first Buddhist council after
the Buddha attained Nirvana was held here, Nalanda : founded in the 5th
century known as center of intellectualism. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 - Bodhgaya Vaishali Kushinagar
.M. Proceed to Vaishali, a very special place to Buddhists as The Lord delivered
his last sermon & announced his impending " Nirwana". See
the majesty of Ashok Pillar Lotus tank, Chaumukhi & proceed to
Kushinagar for overnight stay. Guide Map of Bihar.
Day 11 Kushinagar Lumbini
Morning visit Mahanirvana Temple, the modern Japan/Srilanka Buddhist center
& monasteries , then proceed to Lumbini. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 Lumbini Kapilvastu Sravasti Balrampur
Morning visit to Ashokas pillar (249 BC) rediscovered in 1890s
inside thick sal forest, a temple of Mayadevi, the ru
ins of an old monastery
and some new stupas, then in the afternoon proceed to Balrampur enroute
visiting Sravasti where you will see the extensive ruins of this ancient
city & Jetavana Monastery. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at
Day 13 Balrampur Lucknow
Morning city tour. Later continue drive to Lucknow. On arrival check in
into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 Lucknow
Morning city tour covering Imambara , Rumi Darwaza . P.M. Transfer to Airport
for flight to Delhi. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. Guide
Map of Lucknow.
Day 15 Departure Delhi
Departure transfer to International Airport to take flight back home.