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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Tour code : PTS&CT : 01

Starting point : Delhi

Ending point : Optional

Duration : 11 Nights/ 12 Days

Best time of visit : September to March

Places Covered : Delhi - Mathura - Vrindavan - Agra - Varanasi- Sarnath - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Balrampur - Sravasti - Lucknow - Delhi

Day-1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi, the capital of India. You will be received and transferred to your hotel in the City.
Overnight in Delhi

Day-2: Delhi
After Breakfast a full day sight seeing tour of Delhi, visiting - Red Fort, Akshardham, Rajghat, India Gate, President House, Lotus Temple, and much more
Overnight in Delhi

Day-3: Delhi - Mathura - Vrindavan - Agra ( Approx. 200 Kms. )
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra via Mathura - Vrindavan.
Visit famous temples of Mathura city associated with the most revered of Hindu Gods - Lord Krishna, which is sacred being the birth place of Lord Krishna. The surroundings "Braj Bhoomi" is where Lord Krishna is supposed to have grown up. Afternoon visit Vrindavan, where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days, played the flute sporting with the Gopis and where Radhika pined for her lover. Visit the Govind Dev Temple, Rangaji Temple Bankey Bihari Temple - one of the oldest temples built in 1921.
Arrive Agra in the evening. Check in to your hotel.
Overnight in Agra

Day 4 : Agra - Varanasi ( By Train )
Morning After Breakfast - visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains, visit local Market and back to your hotel.
Evening Transfer to Railway Station to board on your train to Varanasi
Overnight in the train

Day 5 : Varanasi - Sarnath ( 25 Kms. both way )
Arrive Varanasi early in the morning. On arrival check-in at hotel. Evening visit to Sarnath - the place where Buddha preached his first Sermon in 590 BC and sightseeing tour of Varanasi.
Overnight in Varanasi

Day 6 : Varanasi- Bodhgaya ( Approx. 242 Kms. )
Early morning boat-ride on the River Ganges. Thereafter, leave Varanasi by road for Bodhgaya - one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centers in the state of Bihar. It was here that Gautama attained enlightenment and became Buddha under the "Bodhi" tree Satabodhi Temple.
Overnight in Bodhgaya

Day 7 : Bodhgaya
Morning visit temples in Bodhgaya. Evening at leisure
Overnight in Bodhgaya

Day 8 : Bodhgaya - Rajgir- Nalanda- Patna ( Approx. 300 Kms. )
After Breakfast leave for Patna en-route visiting Rajgir & Nalanda. Patna is 2500 year old capital city of Bihar. Rajgir was capital of 6th century Magadha Empire and was revered site of Buddha's discourses. Buddha spent many years here. Nalanda is the world's oldest university founded in the 5th century.
Overnight in Patna

Day 9 : Patna- Vaishali - Kushinagar ( Approx. 260 Kms. )
After Breakfast leave for Kushinagar en-route visiting Vaishali - located 60 kms from Patna and holds special significance for Buddhist devotees. Kushinagar is the place where Buddha passed into Maha-Parinirvana. Afternoon visit Kushinagar the various stupas and temples.
Overnight in Kushinagar

Day 10 : Kushinagar - Lumbini - Balarampur ( Approx. 350 Kms. )
Morning leave Kushinagar by road for Lumbini - the birthplace of Buddha and is located just a few kilometres inside Nepal. Sightseeing tour of Lumbini and thereafter leave for Balarampur by road. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Balarampur

Day 11 : Balarampur - Sravasti - Lucknow ( 200 Kms. ) - Delhi
Morning visit to Sravasti - 15 kms from Balrampur and the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Kosala. Sravasti has the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetvana Vihar and has the famous Anand Bodhi tree, age-old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples. Buddha is said to have performed some miracles here. After sightseeing leave for Lucknow by road. Commence from Lucknow to Delhi by air or train. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight in Delhi

Day 12 : Departure from Delhi
Day free for leisure
Transfer to airport to take off your flight to onward destination

Tour Ends with sweet memories…

 

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