Day 1 : Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi , meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night
stay in Delhi.
Day 2 : Delhi-Agra-Varanasi
Early morning transfer to railway station to board the train for Agra ,
Breakfast in the train , Arrive Agra in 2 Hours , visit the world famous Taj
Mahal & Agra fort , after lunch transfer to airport to connect the
flight for Varanasi . Arrive Varanasi & transfer to hotel Later
excursion to Sarnath -where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer
Park, contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modern temple .
Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 3 : Varanasi-Bodhgaya
Morning drive to Bodhgaya & transfer to hotel. Bodhgaya -As the place
of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buhddhists.
Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist
pilgrimage centres since it was here that Buddha attained enlightenment
under the Bodhi tree. Later visit Mahabodhi Temple, Niranjana River, Sujata
Village. Night stay in Bodhgaya.
Day 4 : Bodhgaya- Ragjir-Nalanda-Patna
After B'fast drive to Patna enroute s/seeing of Nalanda & Rajgir.
Rajgir -The picturesque Rajgir, or Rajagriha as it was known in the past
(literally, the abode of kings) is surrounded by the meandering river
Banganga and 5 hills. During the lifetime of the Buddha this was the capital
of the powerful Magadhan kingdom, ruled by the virtuous King Bimbisara. The
hills and caves surrounding Rajagriha were home to spiritual teachers,
ranging from the materialism of the early Charavaka school to the
metaphysics of Upanishadic philosophers. Like many others in search of
truth, Prince Siddhartha, after he renounced his royal heritage came to this
city to seek the path of vation. Nalanda -Nalanda was the most renowned
university in ancient India. It derived its name from Na-alam-da, meaning
Insatiable in Giving, one of the names by which the Lord Buddha was known
Lunch at nice city restaurant at Rajgir. On arrival Check-in to Hotel.
Dinner & Over Night stay at Hotel in Patna.
Day 5 : Patna- Vaishali- Kushinagar
After breakfast drive to Kushinagar enroute visiting Vaishali. Arrive
Kushinagar & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Kushinagar.
Kushinagar-Kushinagar is where the Buddha finally attained Mahaparmirvana.
Amongst the ruins are the Mukutbandhan Stupa and a beautiful statue of the
Day 6 : Kushinagar- Lumbini
After breakfast visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple & Stupas , later drive
to Lumbini & transfer to hotel. Lumbini - the birthplace of the Buddha,
was located in 1890 after being untraced for 1,500 years. Evening
sightseeing tour of Lumbini including a visit to the birth Place of Lord
Buddha. Night stay in Lumbini
Day 7 : Lumbini-Sravasti-Lucknow
After breakfast drive to Lucknow enroute Sravasti. Sravasti- the capital of
the ancient kingdom of Kosala, has the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24
rainy seasons in the Jetvana Gardens. The city believed to be founded by the
mythological king Sravast, has age-old stupas, majestic monasteries and
several temples. Buddha is said to have performed some miracles here. In
Sravasti visit Saheth - Maheth & Jetvan. Arrive Lucknow & transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Lucknow.
Day 8 : Lucknow-Delhi-Departure
Morning transfer to airport to connect the flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi &
transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day city tour of Delhi covering India
Gate, President house, Laxmi narayan temple. Late evening transfer to
airport for onward flight