Royal Buddhist Tour
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Tour Duration: 11 Nights/ 10 Days
Destinations: Varanasi > Patna > Bodhgaya > Vaishali- Kushinagar > Lumbini > Kapilvastu – Sravasti > Lucknow > Delhi
Day 01: Arrival (Varanasi):
Arrival at Varanasi and after the warm greetings by our tour representative, your transfer arrangement will be made to hotel. This is the most important pilgrimage city in India which is significant for both the Hindu as well as Buddhist pilgrims. The people really witness spirituality thriving in this great City. First of all you will enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges where you can witness the Hindu Rituals on the wide ghats of the river. Later 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 02: 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 3: Varanasi -Patna:
On third day of your Royal Buddhist Tour, your will be drive to Patna. Check-in to the hotel on arrival. Later enjoy full day sightseeing tour will to explore the many tourist destinations of Patna. 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). Your overnight stay is arranged at a hotel in Patna
Day 4 Patna -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 05: 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 06: Bodhgaya:
You are at Bodhgaya for one more Day to explore other tourist attraction places. Today you will 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. Enjoy your evening as a free time as per your wish. You can also spend some time in shopping at Bodhgaya. Your overnight stay arrangement is in Bodhgaya.
Day 07: Bodhgaya- Vaishali- Kushinagar:
Take morning breakfast and have a look of another morning in Bodhgaya and later 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. Continue driving to Kushinagar. On arrival at Kushinagar, check into the Hotel. Overnight stay will be at Kushinagar.
Day 08: Kushinagar- Lumbini:
Take morning breakfast and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kushinagar. This is another Buddhist important site where Lord Buddha breathed his last life.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 09: 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 10 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 11 Delhi (Departure):
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, in evening, our tour representative will transfer you to airport to board your return flight back to your own destination. Enjoy the soothing memory of your Royal Buddhist Tour in India.