Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
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Tour Duration: 9 Nights/ 10 Days
Destinations: Delhi > Patna > Nalanda > Rajgir > Bodhgaya > Varanasi
Day 01: Arrival Delhi:
Arrival at Delhi and after the warm greetings by our tour representative, your transfer arrangement will be made to hotel. Overnight stay arrangement is made in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi:
On the first day of Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour with Golden Triangle, enjoys exploring the most famous attractions of Delhi like- the Rajghat (cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi), Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Lotus temple, Kutub Miniar, the Chandni Chowk area, Humayun's Tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple and the India Gate. You can spend some of your free time in shopping. Tours representative will drop you to hotel for your overnight comfortable stay.
Day 02: Delhi – Patna:
On third day of the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour, the guests will fly to Patna – the capital of Bihar, which has an remarkable historical background. On arrival in Patna, your transfer arrangement will be made to check-in at hotel. Later half-day sightseeing tour arrangement will be made to explore this historical city You will visit 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, Golghar and Patna Planetarium (the largest Planetarium in Asia). Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Patna.
Day 03: Patna –Nalanda:
On third day of your Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour, you will be drive to Nalanda, a famous Budhhist site. Here you will visit the first university of India and centre of Buddhist education. This ancient city of Nalanda was the center of intellectual activity from the fifth century B.C. to the twelve century A.D. Also visit Hieun Tsang Memorial Hall, The remnants of Nalanda University, Nav Nalanda Vihar, Kundalpur (important destination for Jains, particularly for the Digambar sect of the Jains). Your overnight stay is arranged at a hotel in Nalanda.
Day 04: Nalanda – Rajgir:
Take morning breakfast and drive to Rajgir. This place has been related with both the historical person Buddha and Mahavira and is famous because Buddha spent many years meditating here. Rajgir is also admired and recognized as a health and winter resort due to its warm water ponds. It is believed that this warm water pond contains some medicinal properties that help cure many skin diseases. Latter you will also visit other attractions of Rajgir such as Griddhakuta hill, Jail of Bimbisara, Gym of Jarasandha, Venuvana, Karand tank, Maniyar math, Swamabhandar cave, Pippala cave, newly constructed Viswa Shanti Stupa and many more. Also enjoy the ropeway that leads uphill to the Shanti Stupa and Monasteries built by the Japanese Devotees of the Buddha on top of the Ratnagiri hill. The overnight stay is arranged at a hotel in Rajgir.
Day 05: Rajgir – Bodhgaya:
After the morning breakfast, you will be drive to Bodhgaya. This is the place where Buddha achieved enlightenment. For the remaining time during the day, guests are free to move, and visit places as they want. Your overnight stay arrangement is made at a hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 06: 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. Also visit Great Buddha Statue, Mahakala (Dungeswari) cave, Vajrasana, Animeshlocan Chaiyata, Bodhi Sarovar, Vishnupada Temple, Archaeological Museum of Bodhgaya, Japanese Buddha Temple, Thai temple and many more. At evening, visit the Mahabodhi Temple for prayer. Your overnight stay arrangement is in Bodhgaya
Day 07: Bodhgaya - Varanasi:
Today you will be drive to another important pilgrimage city, Varanasi which is significant for both the Hindu as well as Buddhist. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and rest at the hotel. The people really witness spirituality thriving in this great City. Overnight stay arrangement is made in Varanasi.
Day 08: Varanasi:
After the morning breakfast, enjoy full day sightseeing of Varanasi. In the morning, you will enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges where you can witness the Hindu Rituals on the wide ghats of the river. You will also visit Durga temple, Vishwanath temple, Sankat Mochan temple, Tulsi Manas temple and the Bharat Mata temple. Later you can spend some time in shopping in Varanasi. Overnight stay arrangement is made in Varanasi.
Day 09: Varanasi:
Today you will spend entire day at Sarnath, which is famous for its Buddhist links. Lord Buddha gave his maiden sermon at the Deer Park in Sarnath. 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 10: Varanasi- Delhi (Tour End):
Today you will be board on train to drive back to Delhi. At evening our representative will make your airport transfer arrangement to board your return flight back to your own destination. Enjoy the sweet memory of your wonderful Buddhist Pilgrimage in India.