Places to visit: Delhi – Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Patna – Kushinagar Lumbini Balrampur – Lucknow
Duration : 10 Nights/11 Days
Day 01: Abroad – Delhi
Arrive in Delhi around midnight, meet and greet at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
Morning sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi visiting Qutab Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Indian Gate – war Memorial, Lakshminarayan Temple, Raj Ghat – cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi & Chandani Chowk – shopping center of Old Delhi. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Varanasi
Morning transfer to airport to board flight to Varanasi, on arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Varanasi – Bodhgaya
Early morning boat excursion on the holy river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation site. Later leave by surface for Bodhgaya. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Bodhgaya
Morning full day sightseeing in Bodhgaya the most important Buddhist pilgrimage center in the world for all followers of Lord Buddha where Lord Buddha entered into meditation after being moved by the suffering of mankind. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Bodhgaya- Rajgir – Nalanda – Patna
AM leave for Patna enroute visiting Rajgir and Nalanda. Rajgir is a site of great sanctity and significance for Buddhists. The Gridhakuta Hill in Rajgir was the seat from where Buddha delivered many of his sermons. Nalanda is one of the oldest University in the World. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Patna – Kushinagar
AM drive to Kushinagar enroute visiting Vaishali, where Lord Buddha delivered his last sermon. Afternoon sightseeing in Kushinagar visiting Mahaparinirvana temple commemorating the place of the great decrease with a reclining statue of Lord Buddha, Rambhar Stupa where Lord Buddha was cremated. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: Kushinagar – Lumbini
AM drive to Lumbini, afternoon visit the site where Buddha was born 2500 years ago. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Lumbini – Balrampur
Morning drive to Balrampur, afternoon visit Saravasti where Lord Buddha spent 24 rainy seasons. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Balrampur – Lucknow – Delhi
Morning drive to Lucknow, on arrival transfer to railway station to connect Shatabdi express to Delhi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Delhi – Abroad
Early morning transfer to airport for your onward flight.
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