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In Search of Buddha

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi - Agra - Lucknow - Saravasti - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Patna - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Delhi

Price: On Request

Overview

In search Of Buddha tour is designed for people who wish to know more about Buddhism, the fifth most followed religion of the world. The tour takes you to on an exploration of the rich cultural states where Lord Buddha meditated, searched for the path of truth before attaining nirvana. Come and embrace the spiritual ecstasy in the serene blissful Buddhist circuit of India through In Search of Buddha India tour.

Trip Highlights
  • Visit to Delhi major tourist attraction Delhi like Jama Masjid, India Gate, Parliament House, Humayun Tomb and Red Fort
  • City tour of Varanasi covering places like the Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir,  Banaras Hindu University
  • Guided tour to Niranjana River,  Mahabodhi Temple and Sujata Village, at Bodhgaya
  • Feel sacred, visiting Lumbini-the birthplace of Lord Buddha
  • Visit the Patna Sahib and the Patna Museum, at Patna
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Delhi

After arrival at Delhi Airport, meet our representative who’ll escort you to the one of our listed hotels in Delhi. Check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is to be spent at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi - Agra

Next morning after breakfast, move out on a city tour of Delhi. The major tourist attractions of Delhi include the Birla Mandir, Qutab Minar, Red Fort, India Gate, the Jama Masjid, Humanyun Tomb, and President’s House. In the evening drive towards Agra. As you reach Agra, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Agra - Lucknow

In the morning after breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Agra covering places like Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb and Taj Mahal that has left tourist spellbound by its beauty. Taj Mahal, the seventh wonder of the world was commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.  After lunch proceed on a guided tour of Agra fort and the Palace of Jodha Bai. Later in the day visit the Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb. In the evening get transferred to Agra railway station to board an overnight train to Lucknow.

Day 4: Lucknow - Saravasti

Next day in the morning post breakfast, leave for the Saravasti city. It is a land associated with the life of Lord Bhuddha as it is the place where spent 24 monsoons of his life. As you reach Saravasti, check-in at one of our listed hotels. In the afternoon set out to visit some of the major attraction of Saravasti covering the ruins and relics of Jain and Buddhist temples, forts and stupas. Also visit the Ananda Bodhi Tree and the Jetavana Monastery.In the evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Saravati - Lumbini

Take breakfast at the hotel. Set out for the guided sightseeing tour covering places like Mahaparinirvana Temple & Stupas. Later in the day start for Lumbini-the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Check-in at the upon arrival in Lumbini. In the evening pay a visit to the birth Place of Lord Buddha and the Maya Devi temple. Retire for the night at the hotel.

Day 6: Lumbini - Kushinagar

Relish breakfast at the hotel, drive straight to Kushinagar. Upon arrival, check-in at one of our listed hotels.  Kushinagar is famous amongst the Buddhist devotees as the place Buddha finally attained Mahaparinirwana. After taking some rest, proceed to visit the Mukutbandan Stupa and a beautiful statue of the reclining Buddha. In the afternoon pay a visit to Niravana Temple Ramabhar Stupa, Crenation site of Lord Buddha. Enjoy dinner and night stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Kushinagar - Patna

After breakfast at the hotel, head straight to Patna, by surface. On the way visit Vaishali for sightseeing. On reaching Patna, check-in at one of our listed hotels. The rest of the day is to spend relaxing in the hotel. In the evening visit the Patna Sahib and Patna Museum. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Patna - Rajgir - Bodhgaya

After breakfast, drive down to Bodhgaya. Place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment.  On the way visit Nalanda & Rajgir. As you reach Bodhgaya, check-in at one of our enlisted hotels. Rest and relax till afternoon. In the afternoon after lunch embark on a visit to Niranjana River and the Sujata village. In the evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9: Bodhgaya

Next morning after breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya. Visit the major tourist attractions like Mahabodhi temple, the Vishnupad Mandir and the Bodhi tree. In the evening relax at the bank of Niranjana River. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 10: Bodhgaya - Varanasi

Next morning enjoy the boat ride in the holy river Ganges on a visit to bathing ghats. After breakfast, set off for an excursion to Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city. Pay a visit to the Stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum. Later in the day enjoy a City tour of Varanasi which would cover places like the Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University for visiting the Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb. Be a part of the evening Aarti rituals being performed at the bank of the Ganges and feel blessed. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Varanasi – Delhi

Today start your day early, to enjoy boat ride on river Ganges. Return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, transfer to Varanasi railway station to board the train to Delhi. Overnight in the train.

Day 12: Arrive Delhi - Departure

Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel and take some rest. Afternoon is free for shopping. In the evening transfer to Airport to board the flight back home.



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