Buddhist Tour of India includes all Norths Indian Famous Buddhist Tourist Destination which has importance in Buddhist religion and each place give a message of Lord Buddha to all Buddhist pilgrims. Buddhist Tour of India include sightseeing of Vaishali where Lord Buddha preached his last sermon announcing his approaching Nirvana Lord Buddha preached his last sermon announcing his approaching Nirvana , Also you will visit Rajgir where Lard Buddha spent many year, after that you will visit one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centre in India, Lumbini also will be included in the program which is one of the most and famous Buddhist tourist destination where Buddha was born, so Buddhist tour of India right and perfect Buddhist tour for 10 Days in India
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Places Covered: Delhi – Patna – Rajgir – Bodhgaya – Varanasi – Khushinagar-Lumbini
Day 01 – Arrive at New Delhi
Welcome on arrival at Delhi International Airport and provide the transfer by Private A/C Car to your Pree booked hotel. Overnight stay
Day 02 – Delhi
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Old Delhi, visit Jama Masjid ( Largest Masque In Asia) and Magnificent Historic Red Fort, Rajghat-memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, the “Father of the Nation”. Afternoon, tour of New Delhi to include Qutab Minar, Humanyun Tomb, Birla Mandir, India Gate, Bahai Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 – Delhi to Patna By Flight
After breakfast take Moring flight to Patna (2500 year old ancient city). Our Company Executive will meet you at Patna Airport and Transfer to hotel. Afternoon excursion to Vaishali where Lord Buddha preached his last sermon announcing his approaching Nirvana. Visit stupas holding urns containing ashes of Buddha and Ashoka pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka to mark places sanctified by Buddha. The place is also known now for famous Madhubani paintings. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 -Patna to Rajgir By Surface
After breakfast you will drive to Rajgir (102 kms / 2 hrs & 30 mins) capital of 6th century Magadha empire. It was revered site of Buddha’s discourses. Buddha spent many years here. Visit Gridhrakula, Sapataparni cave, Ajatsatru fort and Venuvana. Afternoon visit Nalanda – the world’s oldest university founded in the 5th century. Also visit monasteries and temples with impressive Buddhist & Hindu images. The Institute for research into Buddhism and Pali literature which houses rare manuscripts is also worth visiting for the enthusiasts. Archaeological museum is also not to be missed for the rare collections. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 – Rajgir –Bodhgaya by Surface
Early morning after breakfast depart for Bodhgaya (193 kms / 4 hrs & 30 mins) by road. Enroute visit Baraliar caves – the earliest examples of rock cut caves. Most impressive craftsmanship of carving and rock inscription can be seen. These caves served as inspiration for the setting of E.M Foresters “A Passage to India”. Arrive Bodhgaya and overnight in the hotel.
Day 06 –In Bodhgaya
Today you will explore Bodhgaya City which is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres in India. It was here that Gautama attained enlightenment and became Buddha under the “Bodhi” tree Satabodhi temple, Japanese and Tibetan monasteries along with Magadha university museum are also to be visited. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 – Bodhgaya to Varanasi By Surface
Early morning after breakfast depart for Varanasi (243 kms / 6 hrs) by road (if one so desires one can go by train to Varanasi for Gaya). Arrive by afternoon and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit ghats and temples and Banaras Hindu University. In The evening Enjoy Ganges Aarti and Varanasi Heritage Tour with our expert guide
Day 08 – Varanasi – Sarnath- Varanasi
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges to see the beautiful sunrise at Ganges. After breakfast excursion to Sarnath, the principle centre of Buddhism. It was here around 530 B.C that Buddha preached his 1st sermon after gaining enlightenment. Also visit Dhamekh and Dharmarajika stupas.
Day 09 – Varanasi to Kushinagar
Afternoon drive to Kushinagar – the place where Buddha passed into Parinirvana. Visit Ramabha stupa which stands on the spot where the body of the Lord was cremated. Also visit Natha Kumarka Kot enshrining the large recumbent figure of Buddha in the state of Nirvana. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 – Kushinagar to Lumbini / Sravasti to Balrampur
Morning excursion to Lumbini, the place where Buddha was born. An ancient shrine with an image representing the nativity of Buddha is still preserved. Afternoon drive to Balrampur and visit Sravasti and other Buddhist shrines en-route. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 – Balrampur to Lucknow By Surface and flight to Delhi
After breakfast drive to Lucknow to catch flight to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to international airport you’re your international flight.
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