Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Duration : ( 09 Nights & 10 Days )

Destination Covered :

DELHI | LUCKNOW | BALRAMPUR | LUMBINI | KUSHINAGAR | VAISHALI | PATNA | NALANDA | RAJGIR | BODHGAYA | VARANASI | DELHI
   
   




OVERVIEW

Admire the stunning structural design and take glimpse of art collections, Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is a superb trip of great moral importance..
 

ITINERARY

 


Meeting and assistance on arrival at international airport and transfer to the hotel.

Afternoon half day combined city tour of Old and New Delhi. Delhi is the political capital of India, and has a plethora of monuments to offer the historically minded tourist. Visit the crowded bazaars of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk, Red Fort which boasts a covered marketplace, and the many beautiful halls and pavilions. Enjoy the wide tree-lined boulevards and beautiful gardens of the New Delhi. Visit the Tomb of Humayun, the Qutab Minar for those looking at the past, the many monuments will keep you enchanted for days. Overnight at Delhi.



Morning transfer from the hotel to the railway station to board Shatabdi Express for Lucknow. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel

. Afternoon half day city tour of Lucknow. Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh located on the banks of Gomti river, this city has witnessed the rules of the Avadh. These decadent Muslim rulers, also known as the nawabs. The historic monuments are Bara Imambara, Chhota Imambara and the huge crumbling mausolemus of the nawabs and the pock-marked ruins of the Residency make it an interesting place to visit. Overnight at Lucknow.



Morning drive from Balrampur to Lumbini. On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon visit Lumbini. The one of the most holy places associated with Buddha is Lumbini, in Nepal, adjoining India where he was born. He spent his early days in Piprahwa and touched by his early experiences, set out in search of the truth. Overnight at Lumbini.



Morning drive from Balrampur to Lumbini. On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon visit Lumbini. The one of the most holy places associated with Buddha is Lumbini, in Nepal, adjoining India where he was born. He spent his early days in Piprahwa and touched by his early experiences, set out in search of the truth. Overnight at Lumbini.



Morning drive from Lumbini to Kushinagar. On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon visit the site of Lord Buddha's cremation. Now pilgrims come in large numbers to see the remains of his cremation stupa. The Nirvana temple enshrines a colossal reclining status of the Buddha. Overnight at Kushinagar.



Morning drive from Kushinagar to Patna enroute visiting Vaishali, a few dilapidates stupas and a small museum. Later on drive to Patna and check into hotel. Afternoon half day city tour of Patna. Patna, the capital city of Bihar located on the banks where rivers Sone and Ganga merge, this city has witnessed the rules of Chanakya, Chandragupta, Ashoka and the Nanda rulers. The Patna museum has unfolds a long history of the region. Overnight at Patna.



Morning drive from Patna to Bodhgaya enroute visiting Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda was one of the world's great university and an important Buddhist centre. In Rajgir, the first Buddhist council and an important pilgrimage site since Buddha spent 12 years here. Later on proceed to Bodhgaya and check in at hotel. Overnight at Bodhgaya.



Full day temple visit. Bodhgaya is the four most holy places associated with lord Buddha where he attained enlightenment under the Banyan tree. Ashok, who converted to Buddhism in the 3rd century B.C. erected the Maha Bodhi temple which is most important places of worship for the Buddhists. There are many temples built by the people of various nations like the Tibet temple, the Japanese, the Thai, the Lankan and the Bhutan temple. These temples are also a major attraction for the tourists and devotees, who visit Bodh Gaya. Overnight at Bodhgaya.



Morning drive from Bodhgaya to Varanasi. On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath. About 10 kms. from Varanasi, is the four most holy places where lord Buddha after enlightenment gave his first sermon or as the Buddhist say set the wheel of Dharma or law rolling. Return back to Varanasi. Overnight at Varanasi..



Early morning boat ride on holy river Ganges, followed by visit the temples. Varanasi is one of the oldest cities of India and the center of education, religion, art and culture. The main attraction are the bathing ghats and temples. The Kashi Vishwanath temple, Durga temple, Bharat Mata temple, Tulsi Manas temple are the most sacred spots in the city. In time transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival directly proceed to the International airport for flight to onward destination.



INCLUSION:


  • Accommodation sharing twin/double bedded room on room plus breakfast basis
  • Food (MAP Basis)
  • All Transfers, Sightseeing
  • Services of accompanying English Speaking Escort/Guide.

EXCLUSION:


  • GST (As per government of India)
  • Any airfare (Quoted separately), airport tax and expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, tipping to the drivers and guides, camera charges etc.

 

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