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Budhists Pilgrimage Tour

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Overview

Indianholiday brings to you a journey that will tread the path which Buddha once traveled. Around 2,000 years ago, Lord Buddha travelled from Nepal and made several halts in between in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh during his hunt to attain the meaning of life. The Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is a 10 day journey that covers Delhi, Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Patna, Vaishali, Kushinagar, Lumbini and Sravasti. Embark on a journey that will acquaint with the account of a human being who revolutionized the ancient society of India with his teachings. 

Tour Highlights

  • Sightseeing excursion of Old and New Delhi
  • Excursion tour to Sarnath
  • Visit Stupas in Bodhgaya
  • Visit ancient Indian university of Nalanda and Rajgir
  • Explore Ashoka Pillar, Monkey Tank, Ruins of Stupas in Vaishali and Visit Mahaparinirvana temple and Matha Kunwar Stupa in Kushinagar
  • Sightseeing excursion in Lumbini covering Saheth-Maheth & Jetvan gardens

Itinerary

Day 01
Day 01 : Delhi (Arrival)

Upon your arrival at the airport, Our tour representative will assist you in smooth transfer to the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02
Day 02 : Delhi

Embark on a full day sightseeing tour of New Delhi covering Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Parliament House, Red Fort, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Gandhi Memorial, Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutub Minar Complex. Stay overnight in the hotel. (B)

Day 03
Day 03 : Delhi- Varanasi (Flight)

Post breakfast in the morning, you’ll be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Varanasi. By afternoon, you’ll reach Varanasi followed by assisted transfer to the hotel. Later embark on a sightseeing tour of Sarnath. It is the place where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park. Stay overnight in Varanasi. (B)

Day 04
Day 04 :  Varanasi – Bodhgaya ( 265 KM 5 HRS )

Post an early morning breakfast in the hotel, you’ll be transferred to Bodhgaya. It is one of the most revered Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India because Lord Buddha attained enlightenment here. Post a full day sightseeing excursion of this area. You will also find the descendant of the Bodhi tree under which Lord Buddha meditated. Stay overnight at the hotel. (B)

Day 05
Day 05 : Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna

Post breakfast in the morning, hit the road to Vaishali. On the way, visit Nalanda & Rajgir. While Rajgir was the capital city of ancient city Bihar (Magadha), Nalanda was the most renowned university for education in the ancient times. Stay overnight at the hotel in Patna. (B)

Day 06
Day 06 : Patna - Vaishali ( 2 HRS 70 KM)  - Kushinagar ( 4 HRS 200 KM )

Post breakfast in the morning, leave on a road to Vaishali. On reaching Vaishali, visit Ashoka pillar, Monkey tank, Ruins of Buddha and original Stupa. Later, hit the road to Kushinagar- the place where Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana. The famous attractions of this place are the Mukutbandhan Stupa and the beautiful statue of the reclining Buddha. Upon arrival at Kushinagar, you’ll be transferred to the hotel. Later, visit Mahaparinirvana Temple and Matha Kunwar Stupa. Stay overnight in Kushinagar. (B)

Day 07
Day 07: Kushinagar- Lumbini (4 hours 180 kilometers)

Post breakfast in the morning, explore Mahaparinirvana temple & Stupas. Later, leave by road to Lumbini for transfer to the hotel. It was the birth place of Lord Buddha. In the evening, embark on a sightseeing excursion of Lumbini including a visit to the birth place of Lord Buddha. Stay overnight in Lumbini. (B)

Day 08
Day 08 : Lumbini- Sravasti (6 HRS 245 KM)

Post breakfast, hit the road to Sravasti- the capital city of the ancient kingdom of Kosala. In this city, Lord Buddha reside for about 24 years in the Jetvana Gardens. Visit Saheth- Maheth and Jetvan. Stay overnight in Sravasti. (B)

Day 09
Day 09 : Sravasti - Varanasi (9 HRS 350 KM)

Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Varanasi. On reaching Varanasi, you’ll be transferred to the hotel. Spend your time at leisure in the evening. Stay overnight in Varanasi. (B)

Day 10
Day 10  : Varanasi - Delhi (Departure)

Enjoy some free time in the morning. In the afternoon, you’ll be provided assisted transfer to the airport to board flight to Delhi. (B)

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