Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour 10N-11D
Destination Covered : Gaya - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Lucknow - Agra - Bhopal - Aurangabad - Mumbai.
Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
DAY 01 : Arr Bodhgaya:
On arrive Gaya airport. Welcome & assistances in airport, then you will be transfer to Bodhgaya hotel. Later on visit MahaBodhi Temple, Sujata Village, Niranjana River, 80 feet high lord Buddha Statue & Various international monasteries. Lunch & Dinner at hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Bodhgaya.
DAY 02 : Bodhgaya/ Varanasi:
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Varanasi (250 kms). On arrival check in to the hotel and then proceed to Sarnath (14 kms), Visit Dhamekha Stupa and Deer park. Back to Varanasi. Check-in hotel, Dinner and overnight in a hotel at Varanasi.
DAY 03 : Varanasi / Kushinagar:
Early morning boat ride on Holy River the Ganges with picturesque view of sunrise. Back to hotel for breakfast. After then drive to Kushinagar (approx. 260 Kms. / 7 hrs.). Lunch will be served enroute in a nice motel. On arrival, Kushinagar check in to the hotel. Dinner & Overnight at a hotel in Kushinagar.
DAY 04 : Kushinagar / Lumbini:
Breakfast at hotel, proceed to visit Mahaparnirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Ramabhar Stupa (cremation site of Lord Buddha). Lunch at hotel. After lunch drive toward Lumbini 170 kms / approx. 04 hrs. drive) to Lumbini (in Nepal). Kindly obtain double entry visa for India & single entry visa for Nepal). On arrival, check in at hotel. Dinner & Overnight at hotel in Lumbini.
DAY 05 : Lumbini / Sravasti:
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to visit Holy Birth place of Lord Buddha. After visit back to Hotel. Lunch at hotel. Drive to Sravasti (200 Kms/ 5 hrs. drive). On arrival, transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Sravasti.
DAY 06 : Sravasti / Lucknow (by Surface) / Lucknow / Agra (O/N Train):
Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed for visit Saheth (Jetvanaram) & Maheth (Angulimal Caves). Lunch at hotel and then will drive to Lucknow (170 Kms/4 Hrs. drive). On arrival, transfer to hotel for dinner. After then transfer to airport to catch the Train for Agra. (Overnight in Train).
DAY 07 : Arr. Agra:
Morning arrival at Agra Railway station, transfer and check in to hotel. After Breakfast proceed for half day sightseeing visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday). & Agra Fort. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 08 : Agra / Bhopal (By Train):
Breakfast at hotel. Later transfer to railway Station to connect the train to Bhopal. On arrival Bhopal meet and assist. Transfer and check in to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Bhopal.
DAY 09 : Bhopal / Aurangabad:
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast proceed to visit Sanchi Stupa built by King Ashoka after the Kalinga War. The stupa has been adorned in such a way that it depicts the life of Lord Buddha. The Ashokan pillars had been erected in front of the stupa which has the National Emblem of India. Now it's a national museum given the long day we take you back to the hotel to refresh and later transfer to the railway station for your train to Aurangabad. Overnight onboard.
DAY 10 : Arr. Aurangabad:
Arrive Aurangabad & transfer to hotel. After fresh-up proceed to Ellora Caves located 30 Kms from the Aurangabad city. The 34 Ellora Caves mixture of Indian architecture of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. The Buddhist monasteries were 5th century built architecture. On your return have dinner and stay overnight.
DAY 11 : Aurangabad/ Mumbai + Dep:
Breakfast at hotel. Later proceed to visit Ajanta Caves which is 55 Kms from your hotel. The caves were excavated dated back 2nd century BC. This was an excellent masterpiece of Buddhist period. The Art and architecture were the excellence of Art work of that age. The shrines which were built are just perfectly blended with the Buddhist culture. After sightseeing transfer to airport to connect the flight for Mumbai. On arrival Mumbai Catch the flight to fly home.