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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour


Duration:
11 Days/ 10 Nights
Destinations: Delhi – Patna – Bodhgaya – Varanasi – Kushinagar – Lumbini – Sravasti – Lucknow -  – Agra – Delhi


Day 01

Arrive Delhi: On arrival at Delhi, you are traditionally welcome by our representative and transfer to hotel by your Exclusive Car. In the hotel have a brief view of the tour from our representative. Overnight stay in Hotel


Day 02

DelhiAfter enjoying the hearty breakfast, leave for the sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi. Including Jama Masjid -- one of Asia's largest mosques, Red Fort- the magnificent and most opulent fort built during the years 1638 - 1648 by the Moghul Empire, walk through the silver street of Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, A massive temple - Akshar Dham, The Hindu temple - Birla Mandir, The Humayun’s Tomb & Qutab Minar - a 73 m high victory tower and The Bahai Temple - shaped like a lotus flower and a proof of India's secularism. The India  Gate -war  memorial,  The Rashtrapati Bhawan - President's House, Parliament House and Government Secretariat Buildings. Overnight at the hotel


Day 03
Delhi / Patna (By Flight) / Bodhgaya (130 km): After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the flight for Patna. Upon arrival drive to Bodhgaya where the Buddha attained enlightenment and which is one of the most sacred pilgrimage places for the Buddhist. Enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda-a great center of Buddhist learning and one of the most famed university citadels of ancient times. Rajgir was once the ancient capital of the powerful kingdom of Maghada. From the out skirts of Rajgir, a historic road leads to Gridha - Kuta or vultures peak where the Buddha preached, here the first Buddhist Council was held after the Lord's Mahaparinirvana. Overnight stay in the hotel.


Day 04

Bodhgaya: After breakfast sightseeing of Bodhgaya. Here under the Bodhi Tree, Shakyamuni Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha, "the enlightened one" the profounder of one of the great religious of the world. River Nirajnana in which the Buddha bathed after attaining elightment flows quietly outside the tiny hamlet. Overnight stay in the hotel.


Day 05

Bodhgaya / Varanasi (247 Km): After breakfast drive to Varanasi. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening we take you for a Boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. The boat ride starts from Dasashwamedh and ends at Manikarnika Ghat. Also attend the holy Aarti. Overnight stay in the hotel.


Day 06

Varanasi: In the early morning we take you for a Boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. The boat ride starts from Dasashwamedh and ends at Manikarnika Ghat  also you visit Assi Ghat, Harish Chandra Ghat and Tulsi Ghat. After that, visit the world famous Banaras Hindu University. Later visit Sarnath Temple, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. Sarnath's temples and Archaeological Museum are full of Buddhist art treasures. The 20 meter high Ashoka Pillar, set up by the Emperor Ashoka in 258 B.C. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 07

Varanasi / Kushinagar (265 Km): After breakfast drive to Kushinagar.  Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Nirvana Stupa. This huge brickwork stupa, exposed by Carlleyl in 1867, stands at a height of 2.74 meter. A copper vessel was unearthed at this site. It bore an inscription in ancient Brahmi, Japanese Temple a beautiful Ashta Dhatu (eight metlas) statue of Lord Buddha, which came from Japan, can be seen here. Overnight stay will be in hotel.


Day 08

Kushinagar / Lumbini (170 Kms): Morning visit Mahaparinirvana Temple which is famous for the Mahaparinirvana (death) of Lord Buddha, has been included in the famous Buddhist trail encompassing Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Nepal. And Rambhar Stupa, this large stupa rises to a height of 49 ft. It marks the site where the Lord Buddha was cremated. Later drive to Lumbini. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later Sightseeing of Lumbini where the Lord Buddha was born. Visit the pillar raised by Emperor Ashok, in the twenty first years after his coronation at the birthplace. Overnight stay in the hotel.


Day 09

Lumbini / Sravasti (170 Km): After early breakfast, drive to Sravasti. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later precede for the sight seeing visit Sravasti (Sahet-Mahet) capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, Ananda Bodhi Tree Lord Buddha meditated under this tree for a night. It is believed that the tree blesses devotees who meditate under it, an active centre for Buddhism. Overnight at hotel.


Day 10

Sravasti / Lucknow / Night Train to Agra: Morning free for leisure. Later drive to Lucknow (195 kms / 5 hrs) and board train to Agra. Overnight in Train.


Day 11

Agra / Delhi and Departure: Early morning visit incomparable Taj Mahal which is among the seven wonders in the world. Taj Mahal, erected by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Begun in 1631, 20000 workmen took 22 years to complete it a dream in white marble which lies in perfect proportion to the elegant garden of fountains on the bank of Yamuna. Then on the way to Delhi, visit Sikandara - the last resting place of the Mughal emperor Akbar. Upon arrival in Delhi, before taking your International Flight, you can walk around Cannaught Place or visit Sikh Temple. Take a dinner in the restaurant, later you will transferred to the International airport to board the International flight 3 hours before the scheduled flight time for your journey back to your country.


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