The Buddhist tour package includes visit to one of the oldest cities in the world – Varanasi. Varanasi is considered pious in Hindu religion and is mentioned by many famous scholars in their work. The tour package also covers many prominent destinations in Buddhist culture. Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha is also covered in our Buddhist Tour package. Through the package, you get a wonderful chance to explore temples, monasteries, ancient relics and other heritage attractions that give a great insight into the life and teachings of Lord Buddha. Get ready for a spiritual awakening and feel blessed.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi International airport meet with our representative at the airport arrival lounge. After meet and greet at airport transfer to the hotel. If time permit we will go for a half day city sightseeing tour of Delhi. Dinner and overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti
After breakfast transfer to the airport to board the flight for Lucknow. Upon arrival at Lucknow airport meet with our representative and drive to Sravasti, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, has the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetavana Gardens. It is sacred to Buddhists because it is here that Lord Buddha performed the Tirthika heretics.
Upon arrival check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up sightseeing tour around Sravasti visiting
Jetavana and Ananda Bodhi Tree. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Sravasti - Lumbini
Morning after an early breakfast we will leave for Lumbini - the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The birthplace of Lord Buddha where he known as Gautam in his childhood, Lumbini is situated in the southern Terai plains of Nepal. Lumbini is also a World Heritage Monument of UNESCO.
Upon arrival at Lumbini transfer to the hotel. After fresh-n-up city we will visit the Ashoka Pillar. It was built in the year 259BC, by King Ashoka of India. When he constructed this pillar, the King exempted the villagers from paying tax and gave out 100 golden coins to the people. In the 07th century, the pillar was struck by lightning and split into two parts. The site was lost for six centuries and covered with dense forest before being re-found in 1895.
In the evening have a walk through monasteries made by many nationals. Dinner and overnight stay hotel.
Day 04: Lumbini - Kushinagar
After breakfast we will visit Maya Devi Temple, dedicated to the mother of lord Buddha, Maya Devi. The temple was built during the 02nd century. Later drive to Kushinagar crossing Indo - Nepal border. Upon reaching transfer to the hotel.
After fresh-n-up at the hotel we will set of for a visit to the monuments of Kushinagar visiting Nirvana Temple and Ramabhar Stupa. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Kushinagar - Vaishali - Patna
Early in the morning we leave for a tranquilizing boat ride in the holy river Ganga. During the dawn of the day, river Ganga appears as serene and calm. The picture of bright sun rising above the water is mesmerising. During Sunrise many pilgrims can be seen offering prayers to holy river Ganga. After boat ride, head back to the hotel for a healthy and tasty breakfast. Visit to Sarnath is planned for the day. Sarnath is a deer park where Lord Buddha first taught Dharma. Later in the afternoon drive to Sravasti. On arrival check in hotel and after dinner, night spent in Sravasti.
Later drive to Patna for overnight stay.
Day 06: Patna - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya<
Early in the morning after breakfast at the hotel we will drive to Bodhgaya, en-route visit to Rajgir and Nalanda. Rajgir was the former capital of Magadha kingdom and evolved as Maurayan Empire. Also visit Griddhkuta which means ‘Hill of Vultures’. Later visit Nalanda, which is the ruin of the oldest university in the world.On arrival at Bodhgaya, check in hotel. After dinner at the hotel, night spent in Bodhgaya.
Day 07: Bodhgaya - Varanasi
After breakfast we will have an excursion to Bodhgaya and Gaya. We will be visiting The Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Great Buddha Statue, Niranjana River, Sujata Temple
and lots of other significant temples.
Day 08: Varanasi - Delhi (By overnight train)
Early morning proceed on a boat tour on River Ganges visiting all the bathing ghats. Return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast an excursion to Sarnath. It enjoys the extraordinary privilege of Lord Buddha delivering his first sermon after attaining enlightenment 2500 years ago. It is about 10 km from Varanasi and holds a number of Buddhist sites that include the famous Dhamekh Stupa, the seat of the holy 'Buddha'. You can also visit the ruins of Dharmarajika Stupa and Mulagandhakuti Temple, where Lord Buddha is said to have rested and meditated while in Sarnath. The Ashoka Pillar built by the emperor Ashoka is a must see in Sarnath.
Later in the afternoon transfer to the railway station to board the overnight train for Delhi. Overnight stay on board.
Day 09: Arrive Delhi - Departure
Upon arrival at Delhi railway station, meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel for fresh-n-up. Later transfer to the International airport to board the flight for onward destination.