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Buddhist Circuit Tours

Duration

10 Nights / 11 Days

Places Covered

Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Patna - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi

Overview

Buddhist Circuit Tours

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi

Begin your tour.
Arrive into Delhi.
Welcome to Vardhman's 'Buddhist Circuit Tour '! On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel.
Relax for rest of the day.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 2 Delhi-Lucknow-Sravasti

This morning after breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the railway station to board the train for Lucknow.
On arrival at Lucknow, drive to Sravasti. On arrival check into the hotel.
Sravasti - Saravasti, the capital of Kosala Mahajanapada , was the biggest town in the Gangetic plains during the Buddha's lifetime. Saravasti was host to the Master for 25 years during the annual vassavasa (rain retreat) when the Sangha congregated at one place.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 3 Sravasti-Lumbini

After breakfast at the hotel proceed to visit Sahet Mahet.
Later leave for Lumbini enroute visit Kapilavastu - the place where the Lord spent the first thirty years of his life. It was Kapilavastu, where he witnessed four events - sorrow of a beggar, sadness of an old man, pain of a sick and a dead body and finally decided to renounce all the worldly pleasure and search for the truth and salvation.
On arrival transfer to hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 4 Lumbini-Kushinagar

After an early breakfast proceed to visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
King Ashoka visited Lumbini in 250 BC and erected a monolithic pillar, 36 feet in height to mark the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Shakyamuni has remnants of an old monastery and an image of Maya Devi (Lord Buddha's mother is preserved here).
After sightseeing of Lumbini drive to Kushinagar.
Arrive Kushinagar and check into hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 5 Kushinagar - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya

After an early breakfast drive to Bodhgaya en-route visit Nalanda (2 hours drive from Patna) & Rajgir.
Rajgir is situated in a lush green valley enclosed by five hills and historic stonewalls. Rajgirha, Now Rajgir, was once the ancient capital of powerful kingdom of Magadh. The Buddha chose this famous for many of his retreats and sermons. It was here the first Buddhist council was held.
After sightseeing of Rajgir drive again for 3 hours to Bodhgaya.
Arrive Bodhgaya and check into hotel for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 6 Bodhgaya

Breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed to visit temple of Bodhgaya.
Set in silvan solitude on the banks of river Nirnjana, came to this place after a long-hard journey in search of Supreme Knowledge. Here under the Bodhi tree, he attained enlightenment.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 7 Bodhgaya - Varanasi

This morning after breakfast at hotel drive to Varanasi.
On arrival transfer to hotel.
Varanasi - one of the oldest living cities in the world, contemporary of Thebes and Babylon. It is also one of the holiest Hindu cities and still thriving on its religious past.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 8 Varanasi

Early morning boat excursion on the holy river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India.
Return to the hotel for breakfast and later proceed on a city tour of Varanasi.
Visit the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in Marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University, which has an art gallery and the mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangazeb, built on the site of an ancient Hindu Temple. A walk through the old centre ("golden" temple, ghats), Bharat mata temple, Kashi Viswanath temple.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 9 Varanasi-Delhi

Half Day Excursion to SarnathVisit Sarnath - where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park, contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modern temple.
Later in the afternoon transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi.
Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 10 Delhi

This morning after breakfast transfer to Delhi International airport to board flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of 'Buddhist Circuit Tour 'escorted by Vardhman Vacations.

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