Siddharth Gautama, born the son of a taking, grew up in Kapilvastu amidst luxury and splendour. At the age of 29 he left earthly distraction behind, to begin his quest for the true meaning of life- a search that took the land of Magadha. At Bodhgaya, after years of penance and deprivation he attained “Enlightement” under the sacred Bodhi tree-to become Buddha. In the fabled deer park at Sarnath, the Buddha preached his first sermon. He then travelled widely preaching his philosophy. At th ago of 80, in the forest of Kapilnagar, he entered perfect tranquilly-the state of “Parinirvana” Lumbini. Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar- these sacred places of Buddha continue the legacy of this remarkable being who practiced and preached pease, purity and love. We invite you now to this special world one not just of spectacular temples, monasteries and stupas but where you actually walk in the footsteps of “The Enlightened One” the man who changed the world.
- Welcome ceremony upon arrival in Delhi
- “Aarti” Ceremony on the River Ganges
- Sunrise Boat Cruise in Varanasi
- Visit to Buddhist site of Sarnath
- Indian rail Journey
- Visit to Birth Place of Buddha Lumbini.
|Accommodation||No. of Night(s)|
|Delhi ||02 |
|Bodhgaya ||01 |
|Varanasi ||01 |
|Balrampur ||02 |
|Lucknow ||01 |Meals
Daily buffet breakfast at hotel
Transfers & Sightseeing
USD 75 per Person for Sariska National Park & Monument Entrance Fee as per the itinerary
- Mineral Water
- Indian Visa Fee
- Travel Insurance
- Domestic Air Fare
- Major Meals - Lunch & Dinner
- Services of Language Speaking Guides
- Video, film & professional still camera fees
- Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions above
- Expenses of personal nature like Telephone Calls, Laundry, Porterage, Tips, Alcoholic Beverages, etc.
Meeting and grove assistance on arrival at the airport, our representatives welcome and escort you by a Tempo Traveller /(GIT) Indica (FIT) and transfer to the hotel, whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would hand over documents and brief the tour programme to you. Overnight at the hotel.
Delhi - Patna – Bodhgaya 125 Kms
After breakfast proceed to airport for Patna by air. 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 Rajgiri. Nalanda a great centre of Buddhist learning and one of the most famed university citadels of ancient times. Rajgir it was once the 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 preached, here the first Buddhist Council was held after the Lord’s Mahaparinirvana.
After breakfast depart to Sightseeing of Bodhgaya. Here under th Bodhi Tree, Shakyamuni Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha, “the Enlightened one” the propounder of one of the great religions of the world. River Nirajnana in which the Buddha bathed after attaining enlightenment flows quietly outside the tiny hamlet. Overnight in Bodhgaya.
Bodhgaya – Varanasi 275 Kms
Morning leave Bodhgaya for Varanasi by surface. Later, excursion to Sarnath the place Lord Buddha gave its sermon. Overnight in Varanasi
Varanasi – Kushinagar 250 Kms
Early morning boat ride on the River Ganges to see the sun rise and the bathing ghats of an ancient Hindu city & blessing from Kashi Vishwanath temple. Later, leave Varanasi for Kushinagar Overnight in Kushinagar
Kushingara - Lumbini – Balrampur 197 Kms
Morning visit to Mahaparinirvana Temple and Ramabhar stupa. Later drive to Lumbini by surface 170 kms./4 hrs. Sightseeing of Lumbini where the Lord was born. Visit the pillar raised by Emperor Ashok, In the twenty first year after his coronation at the birthplace. Proceed to Balrampur
Balrampur - Sravasti - Lucknow
Leave Balrampur for Lucknow en route visit Sravasti (Sahet-Mahet) capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, an active centre for Buddhism. Overnight in Lucknow.
Lucknow - Delhi
Leave Lucknow for Delhi by air. Day at leisure. Half day sightseeing of old and New Delhi visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar and the Secretarial Buildings. Overnight in Delhi Day 09 Delhi After breakfast transfer to airport for your onward Journey.
- Delhi Red Fort closed on Monday.