At The Footsteps Of Buddha
Duration : 14 Nights /15 Days
Destinations : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Sravasti - Balrampur - Lucknow - Delhi.
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel, where we will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 - Delhi
In the morning take a city tour covering Laxmi Narayan Temple
- The Place of Gods, India Gate - The memorial of martyrs, Parliament House - The Government headquarters. In the afternoon take a city tour of Old Delhi covering Jama Masjid - The largest mosque in Asia, Red Fort - The red stone magic, Gandhi memorial - The memoir of father of the nation. Also enjoy the sound & light show in the evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 - Delhi - Jaipur
Morning commence drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check in into hotel. Evening free time to enjoy the city atmosphere, which by many means is fabulous. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 -Jaipur
The day is to be started with the Elephant ride at Amer Fort, followed by the city tour covering - Hawa Mahal, Royal Observatory, City Palace, Nawab Sahab Ki Haveli and Johari Bazar etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 - Jaipur - Agra
Today we will drive to Agra en-route visiting the old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty i.e. Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival, check in into hotel. Afternoon city tour covering Taj Mahal, Red Fort and the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 - Agra - Varanasi
Morning sightseeing of the city covering Red Fort, Itmud-ud-duala Tomb. Later transfer to railway station catch your overnight train to Varanasi. Overnight on board.
Day 07 - Varanasi - Bodhgaya
Upon arrival, you will be received by our representative &
transferred to the hotel. In the morning boat ride on river Ganges. Later leave for Bodhgaya, enroute visiting Sarnath. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 - Bodhgaya
Morning visit Mahabodhi Temples.
Day 09 - Bodhgaya / Patna
Morning proceed by surface to Patna en route visit - to Rajgir/ Nalanda / Sapta pari cave and Venevamas. Above two days you will come across with many locales of Buddhist significance, i.e., Rajgir: an important Buddhist pilgrimage since the Buddha spent 12 years here, and the first Buddhist council after the Buddha attained Nirvana was held here, Nalanda: founded in the 5th century known as center of intellectualism. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 - Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar
Proceed to Vaishali, a very special place to Buddhists as The Lord delivered his last sermon & announced his impending " Nirwana". See the majesty of Ashok Pillar - Lotus tank, Chaumukhi & proceed to Kushinagar for overnight stay.
Day 11 - Kushinagar - Lumbini
Morning visit Mahanirvana Temple, the modern Japan/Srilanka Buddhist center & monasteries , then proceed to Lumbini. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 - Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Sravasti - Balrampur
Morning visit to Ashoka's pillar (249 BC) rediscovered in 1890's inside thick sal forest, a temple of Mayadevi, the ruins of an old monastery and some new stupas, then in the afternoon proceed to Balrampur enroute visiting Sravasti where you will see the extensive ruins of this ancient city & Jetavana Monastery. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 - Balrampur- Lucknow
Morning city tour. Later continue drive to Lucknow. On arrival check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 - Lucknow
Morning city tour covering Imambara , Rumi Darwaza . P.M. Transfer to Airport for flight to Delhi. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 - Departure Delhi
Departure transfer to International Airport to take flight back home.