Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours (09 Nights / 10 Days)

Destination covered : Delhi–Patna-Vaishali-Nalanda-Rajgir-Bodhgaya-Sarnath-Varanasi-Kushinagar-Lumbini-Saravasti-Lucknow


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DAY 1: Delhi

Welcome on arrival at Delhi and transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2: Delhi – Patna

Morning depart to Airport connect flight to Patna.  On arrival at Patna excursion to Vaishali, on back Patna transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3: Patna – Rajgir via Nalanda

Morning drive to Rajgir (102 kms / 2 hrs & 30 mins) enroute visit Nalanda.  Afternoon proceed to Rajgir.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 4: Rajgir – Bodhgaya

Early morning after breakfast depart for Bodhgaya (193 kms / 4 hrs & 30 mins) by road.  Enroute visit Baraliar caves – the earliest examples of rock cut caves.  Most impressive craftmanship of carving and rock inscription ca be seen.  These caves served as inspiration for the setting of E.M. Foresters “ A Passage to India”.  Arrive Bodhgaya and overnight in the Hotel.

DAY 5: Bodhgaya

Full day visit Mahabodhi Temple.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 6: Bodhgaya – Varanasi

Early morning after breakfast depart for Varanasi (243 kms / 6 hrs) by road.  On arrive transfer to Hotel.

DAY 7: Varansi – Sarnath – Varanasi

Early morning boat ride on river Ganges to see the beautiful sunrise at Ganges.  After breakfast excursion to Sarnath.  Visit Dhamekh and Dharmarajika Stupas.  Evening proceed to Varanasi city tour.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 : Varanasi – Kushinagar

Morning drive to Kushinagar.  Afternoon visit Ramabha stupa which stands on the spot where the body of the Lord was cremated.  Also visit Natha Kumarka Kot enshrining the large recumbent figure of Buddha in the State of Nirvana.

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 9: Kushinagar – Lumbini – Sravasti

Morning drive to Lumbini, the place where Buddha was born.  Afternoon drive to Saravasti on arrive transfer to Hotel.

Day 10 : Saravasti – Lucknow – Delhi

Drive to Lucknow to catch flight to Delhi.  On arrival, transfer to international airport for flight to onward destination.


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