Buddhist Circuit Tour
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Tour Duration: 12 Nights/ 13 Days
Destinations: Mumbai > Aurangabad > Sanchi (Bhopal) > Agra > Varanasi > Bodhgaya > Patna > Kushinagar> Lumbani > Kapilvastu > Sravasti > Lucknow > Delhi
Day 01 Arrival at Mumbai
Arrival at Mumbai and you will be received with warm welcome by our Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours representative from Airport. You will be greeted and transferred to hotel of your choice. Later, enjoy a sightseeing of Mumbai visiting Prince of Wales Museum, Gandhi Museum, Flora Fountain, Marine Drive and Elephanta Caves. Relax and stay overnight at the hotel in Mumbai.
Day 02 Mumbai- Aurangabad
Check out from hotel and fly for Aurangabad. Check in to at hotel and after some rest, plan a visit to Ellora Caves. The 12 caves to the south are Buddhist, the 17 in the centre dedicated to Hinduism, and the 5 caves to the north are Jain. You will also visit the famous Bibi-Ka-Maqbara and Aurangabad Caves Stay overnight at the hotel and relax.
Day 03 Aurangabad – Sanchi- Bhopal
On third day of Buddhist pilgrimage tour, you will be transferred to railway station to board an overnight train to Bhopal. Check in to at hotel on arrival and later drive to Sanchi. You will enjoy an unforgettable Buddhist excursion of Sanchi, famous for its grand Sanchi Stupa. Enjoy your rest of time at leisure. Return back to Bhopal for overnight stay in hotel.
Day 04 Bhopal- Agra
Arrive at Agra and check into the hotel. Visit Agra at a glance; spend your free time in leisure at evening and stay overnight in hotel.
Day 05 Agra-Varanasi
Take morning breakfast and enjoy full day sightseeing tour of Agra and visit enchanting Taj Mahal, the symbol of eternal love of a Mughal king and his queen which is counted as a world’s wonder. Later, drive to see the Agra Fort built by Akbar. In evening, you will be transferred to Railway Station for overnight train journey to Varanasi.
Day 6 Varanasi
On arrival at Varanasi, you will be checked in to hotel. Take Morning breakfast and enjoy your full day sightseeing tour to explore Varanasi very enthusiastically. You will visit the river Ganga, some famous temples and excursion to Sarnath, which is the spiritual centre of Buddhism. You will see famous Dhamaekha Stupa, Moolgandha Kuti Vihar and famous Sarnath museum having rich collection of antiques from Ancient India. Your overnight stay arrangement is in Varanasi.
Day 7 Varanasi-Bodhgaya
Take early morning visit to lively Ghats of the Ganges to enjoy the religious culture of Varanasi and later proceed to Bodhgaya. Check into the hotel, on arrival at Bodhgaya. Relax and stay overnight at hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 08 Bodhgaya
Take morning breakfast and visit the sacred Mahabodhi Temple - where the Buddha attained enlightenment under a Bodhi Tree. Afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Niranjana River, Sujata Village and many beautiful monasteries. At evening, visit the Mahabodhi Temple for prayer. Your overnight stay arrangement is in Bodhgaya.
Day 09 Bodhgaya- Patna- Kushinagar
Take morning breakfast and we will drive you to Kushinagar, visiting Vaishali enroute. Vaishali was one of the key Buddhist destinations in ancient India. Here, Buddha preached his last sermon and proclaimed of his Parinirvana. It was the venue of the 2nd Buddhist Council, which was held almost after 100 years of Buddha's parinirvana (passing away). You will see the Ashokan Pillar and Shanti Stupa. During your Patna visit you will see places such as Takht Shri Harmandir Saheb, Hanuman Temple near Patna Junction, Kumhrar (the place was the seat of Chandrgupta Maurya, the ruler of Magadh), Patna Museum and Golghar. Continue driving to Kushinagar. On arrival at Kushinagar, check into the Hotel. Overnight stay will be at Kushinagar.
Day 10: Kushinagar- Lumbini
Take morning breakfast and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kushinagar. Visit the sacred Mahaparinirvana Temple and Rambhar Stupa. Later, we will drive you to Lumbini by road. Arrive at Lumbini and check into the hotel. You are at the birthplace of Buddha and visit the 'Sacred Garden', Ashokan Pillar, which carry an inscription identifying the spot as the birthplace of the Buddha, and the sacred Puskani Pond. Your overnight stay arrangement is in Lumbini.
Day 11 Lumbini - Kapilvastu – Sravasti
After the morning breakfast, we will drive you to Sravasti, enroute visiting Kapilvastu. Arrive at Sravasti and check into the hotel. Sravasti is the place where the Buddha spent his 24 rainy season. Sravasti keeps importance in Buddha’s life. Overnight stay will be at Sravasti.
Day 12 Sravasti – Lucknow –Delhi
You will be drive to Delhi via Lucknow. Arrive at Delhi and check into the hotel. Stay Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Day 13 Delhi
After the morning breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Delhi. You will visit the magnificent Red Fort, Jama Masjid (Biggest mosque in India), Raj Ghat (Mahatma Gandhi memorial) India Gate, Laxmi Narayan Temple, and Akshardham Tempe. Later our tour representative will transfer you to airport to board your return flight back to your own destination. Enjoy the soothing memory of your Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour.