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Footstep of Lord Buddha Tour

Duration: 11 Night / 12 Days
Destinations: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Sravasti - Balrampur - Lucknow - Delhi


Day 1: Arrival Delhi - Welcome to India.

Our representative at the airport welcomes you and then you will be transferred to the hotel in a private car. Rest & overnight in Delhi.

Day 2: New Delhi: Old & the new facets

In the first half we visit the Ancient (OLD) parts of Delhi covering the Red fort, Jama Masjid & Chandni Chowk. We drive towards Connaught place - the blooming heart of New Delhi via Raj Ghat. The second half takes you through the Modern (NEW) parts of Delhi covering the India Gate, President House and Sansad Bhavan. The evening gives you the option of enjoying the Sound & light show at the red fort or at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Delhi - Agra [Sightseeing]

Drive to Agra. Arrival and check-in at the Hotel. After lunch city tour covering Red Fort - a visit to the fort in 'Agra' is must since so many of the events which lead to the construction of the Taj took place here. Enjoy the beauty of Taj Mahal - at sunset, a poem written in white marble, the most extravagant monument ever built for love. Evening free for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 : Agra - Varanasi

Leave Delhi for Agra by road. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal. Evening leave Agra for Varanasi by train.

Day 5 : Varanasi - Sarnath - Varanasi


Arrive Varanasi early in the morning. On arrival check-in at hotel and refresh for a visit to Sarnath - the place where Buddha preached his first Sermon in 590 BC. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Varanasi. Overnight at hotel.

Day-6 : Varanasi- Bodhgaya


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 at hotel.

Day 7 : Bodhgaya

Morning visit temples in Bodhgaya. Afternoon at lesiure. Overnight at hotel.

Day-8 : Bodhgaya - Rajgir- Nalanda- Patna

Leave Bodhgaya 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 at hotel in Patna.

Day-9 : Patna- Vaishali - Kushinagar


Morning leave Patna 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 at hotel.

Day-10 : Kushinagar - Lumbini - Balarampur

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 and overnight stay.

Day-11 : Balarampur - Sravasti - Lucknow - 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 and overnight stay.

Day-12 : Delhi

Day at leisure. Transfer to international airport for flight to onward destination.

 

 

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