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Buddhist Circuit Tour

Buddhist Circuit Tour
  • Duration :

    Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days


  • Places Covered : New Delhi - Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Patna – Kushinagar – Lumbini – Sravasti

Recommended Itinerary :

Day 01: - Delhi /Arrival

On arrival at Delhi International airport, our company representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel and help in check-in process of the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

Day 02:- Delhi / Varanasi by Flight

Early morning after having breakfast, check-out from hotel and get transferred to Delhi airport to board the flight for Varanasi. On arrival at Varanasi airport our company representative will assist you and transfer you to hotel. Rest of the time is free for the temple and ghats visit. Return to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03:- Varanasi

Morning after having breakfast at hotel, ready for the half day excursion to Sarnath, the site of the deer park where Gautama Buddha is said to convey his first speech about the basic principles of Buddhism. It has been a premier centre for Buddhism & has a huge collection of ancient Buddhist ruins & antiques comprising numerous images of Buddha & Bodhisattva on display at the Archaeological Museum. Later come back to hotel and relax.

In evening be a part of aarti at the bank of Holy River Ganges - India is probably the only country in the world where rivers are believed to be religious and given status of goddess. In a country where Hindus follow practices strictly as per the ancient scripts, says that Ganga came from heaven and started flowing on earth. Since centuries, River Ganga is worshipped by people with full devotion. In Purans’ Ganga is given a high holy status and it is said that even if insects touches the water of holy river they get salvation. Return to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04:- Varanasi / Bodhgaya (260 Km)

Get up early and be ready to enjoy the boat ride on river Ganga at the time of sunrise. Witness the daily miracle to unfold, as the Sun appears triumphantly over the horizon. The sound of prayers & temple bells make the environment more blissful. Return to hotel have breakfast and proceed to visit New Vishwanath Temple, which is also famous as Birla temple, located in the sites of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU). The New Vishwanath Temple is a replica of the original Vishwanath temple and is dedicated to lord Shiva. The temple is built up of beautiful white marbles, and was planned by the founder of the Banaras Hindu University, Madan Mohan Malviya. The huge campus of New Vishwanath Temple is open for all religions, and is a real delight to the eyes of visitor.

Later drive to Bodhgaya. On arrival check-in to the hotel and take some rest then proceed to visit Mahabodhi Temple and Loard Budha Temple Bodhi Tree: The present Bodhi Tree is perhaps the fifth series of the original tree under which the Buddha had achieved enlightenment. Vajrasana, is a platform made up of stone, the seat of stability, on which the Buddha is supposed to have sat in meditation staring east, under the Bodhi tree. Chankramana is the sacred spot of the Buddha's meditative circuits during the third week after holy enlightenment. It is believed that lotus sprang up at the place where Budha put his feet. Return to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05: - Bodhgaya / Patna (135 Km) en-route visit Nalanda & Rajgir

Morning visit Bodhi Temple to attain inner peace. Return to hotel and after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Patna en route visit Nalanda - the centre of one of the oldest known universities of the world, its ruins says that over 2000 teachers and 10000 students from all over the world lived and studied here. The Chinese chronicler named ‘Huien Tsang’ spent many years here as a student & then as a teacher. It is an international centre for Buddhist studies. Later visit to Rajgir which was once the ancient capital of the Magadh Kings. Rajgir is an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus where Budha use to come occasionally and is devoted to Sun god. Later drive to Patna and spend evening in leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06- Patna / Kushinagar (260Km) en route visit Vaishali

Morning after having breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Kushnagar en-route visit Vaishali which is a small village surrounded by banana and mango groves as well as rice fields. But mines in the area depict an impressive historical past, and the epic Ramayana tells the story of the heroic King Vishal who ruled here. Historians keep that one of the world's first democratic republics with an elected assembly of representatives grown here in the 6th century B.C. in the time of the Vajjis and the Lichchavis. And while Pataliputra, held political influence over the Gangetic plain, Vaishali was the main place for trade and industry. Asoka Pillar: built by Emperor Ashoka, with the lion figure situated at Kolhua. It is made of a highly polished single piece of red sandstone with a life-size figure of a lion, placed on top of the pillar, surmounted by a bell shaped capital, 18.3 m high. Bawan Pokhar Temple: Beautifully built ancient temple built in the Pala period stands on the northern bank of Bawan Pokhar and treasures striking pictures of several Hindu gods. Budha Stupa-I: The exterior of this stupa which is now in a rundown condition has a plain surface and it is believed that one eighth of the sacred ashes of the lord Buddha were preserved here in a stone casket. Budha Stupa-II: In 1958 excavation at this site led to the discovery of another treasury containing the ashes of the Lord Buddha. Abhiskek Pushkarn (Coronation tank): It is believed that it contains sacred water. Vaishali's elected representative was smeared here before their cursing in. Later drive to Kushinagar, on arrival check in at hotel, and evening is free at leisure and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07 - Kushi Nagar / Lumbani (150 Km)

Morning, after having breakfast checkout from hotel and start drive to Lumbani. On arrival check in at hotel and after talking some rest, visit Puskarani Lake: It is said to be the same holy pool in which queen Maya Devi bathed just before giving birth to Lord Buddha. Sacred Garden: This is the main attraction of Lumbini, which spread over 8sq km, having all the treasures of the historic period. Mayadevi Temple: This temple is the main attraction for pilgrims and archaeologists alike. Ashoka Pillar: Emperor Ashoka established the pillar in 249 BC to honour his visit to the sacred site. Later drive to Chitwan. On arrival check in at hotel and Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08 - Lumbani / Sravasti (240 Km) en route Berdpur & Kapilavastu

Morning after breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Sravasti en-route visit Berdpur: convent and stupa in no mansland between India and Nepal. Later visit Kapilavastu: The village has a spiritual charm; you can feel the magic once you reach there. However, even for mere archaeological reasons, you will find many stupas scattered around the place, which were built by Ashoka and the Gupta Kings. The symbols left behind by the Sakya dynasty are clearly noticeable here; moreover, there are ruins of Lord Buddha himself. On arrival check in to the hotel and evening is free to explore the city and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09 –Sravasti / Lucknow (156 Km)

Morning after having breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed to visit Maheth: This covers an area of about 400 acres, and is another important cluster of shrines in Sravasti. Digs have shown the massive gates of the city, walls and also the ruins of other structures which states to the prosperity of ancient Sravasti. The Sobhanath Temple is also located here. Pakki Kuti and Kacchi Kuti were perhaps Buddhist shrines before they were converted into Brahmanical temples. Saheth: Saheth, covers an area of 32 acres, was the site of the Jetavana monastery. It became an important place of pilgrimage, filled with plentiful shrines, stupas and monasteries. The stupas showcases the Kushana period, while the temples are structured in the Gupta style.

A huge statue of the Lord Buddha was also found here which is now preserved in Kolkata at the Indian Museum. The Emperor Ashoka visited Jetavana, and the Chinese pilgrim Hiuen- Tsang mentions two Ashokan pillars at Sravasti. Later visit warnagandha Kuti and then drive to Lucknow. On arrival check in to the hotel and rest of the day is free at leisure to explore the local market or sightseeing. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Lucknow / Delhi by Flight)

Morning after breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Lucknow airport to take the flight for Delhi, On arrival at airport meet our company representative who will assist you and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11: Delhi Sightseeing Tour

Morning after having breakfast, go for sightseeing tour of Delhi. Visit Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Parliament House president Palace and Lotus Temple. After completing the sightseeing tour evening return to hotel, overnight at hotel in Delhi.

Day 12 –Delhi Departure

Morning after breakfast check-out from the hotel, and transfer to airport to take the flight for your hometown.

Tour Cost : US$ 999/- Per Person

(Cost based on minimum 02 adults traveling together)

 

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Price :

Inclusion

  • Arrival assistance by our company representative.
  • 01 DBL room for 11 nights’ accommodation in 3 star hotels with 11 buffet breakfasts.
  • Transportation by A/C Vehicle with English speaking & knowledgeable chauffeur as per the itinerary.
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
  • Boat ride in river Ganges in Varanasi
  • 02 Bottle mineral water per person per day in the vehicle.
  • English speaking tour Guide OR Escort in each city as per the itinerary.
  • Domestic Flight tickets from Delhi to Varanasi.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Lucknow to Delhi.
  • All expenses related to the vehicle i.e. toll tax, Car parking, fuel charges, permit charges.

Exclusion

  • Any International & Domestic airfare / airport taxes.
  • GST.
  • Any monument entrance fee, photo Camera, Video camera Fee, Boat ride, any meals etc.
  • Any hike in airfare/train fare transportation, hotels & taxes will be applicable & would be charged accordingly.
  • Personal nature expenses i.e. telephone calls, laundry, soft/Hard drinks, meals, tipping etc.
  • Gratuities