Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour 11N-12D
Destination Covered : Kathmandu - Lumbini - Sravasti - Kushinagar - Vaishali - Patna - Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Agra - Delhi.
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
DAY 01 : Arr. Kathmandu:
Welcome upon arrival at Kathmandu airport. After meet & assist transfer to Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Swoyambhunath Temple and Durbar Square. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 02 : Kathmandu:
Breakfast in hotel. Then will process for full day s/seeing of Kathmandu city visit Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple. Lunch & dinner in local restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03 : Kathmandu – Lumbini: By Flight.
Breakfast in hotel and then you will be timely transfer to Kathmandu airport to fly for Lumbini. On arrival, upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Afternoon visit birth place of Lord Buddha. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.
DAY 04 : Lumbini – Sravasti:
Morning drive to Sravasti. Upon arrival at Sravasti transfer to hotel and proceed for lunch. After lunch visit Jetvanaram and Angulimal Caves. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 05 : Saravasti – Kushinagar:
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Kushinagar. Arrival Kushinagar proceed for lunch in hotel, Afternoon proceed to visit Mahaparnirvana temple and Ramabhar Stupa (Cremation Centre). Check-in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 06 : Kushinagar – Vaishali – Patna :
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Patna (280 kms, 07 hrs. drive) with pack lunch, enroute visit Vaishali. Arrival Patna, check-in hotel, dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 07 : Patna – Rajgir – Nalanda – Bodhgaya:
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Nalanda (85 kms), Visit ruins of ancient university. Then drive to Rajgir (15 kms). Lunch will be served at hotel in Rajgir. After lunch visit Gridhkutta Peak, Venuvanaram and Bimbisar Jail. Drive to Bodhgaya. Arrival Bodhgaya (65 kms), transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in a hotel at Bodhgaya.
DAY 08 : Bodhgaya:
Full day sightseeing at Bodhgaya, visiting places like MahaBodhi Temple, Sujata Village, Niranjana River. All meals and overnight at hotel.
DAY 09 : 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 10 : Varanasi - Agra:
Early morning boat ride on the holy river Ganges. Then back to hotel for breakfast. After that proceed to visit Varanasi City, Temple and Shopping in Varanasi for silk stuff's. Late afternoon transfer to Varanasi Railway Station to catch the train for Agra with packed dinner. Overnight in Train.
DAY 11 : Arrive Agra:
Arrive Agra early morning. Met and transfer to hotel. After wash n change and breakfast will proceed for sightseeing of Agra visit one of the world's most popular monument – Taj Mahal (it is closed on every Friday) built by Mughal Emperor Shah- Jehan for his Empress Mumtaj Mahal. The construction believed to have taken 22 years to complete with over 20,000 craftsmen working round the clock. Back hotel for Lunch. Now proceed for sightseeing tour of magnificent Agra Fort- built at the bank of Yamuna River, is situated in the center of the town. Various styles of the architecture are evident within the fort & demonstrate the love of Mughal Emperors towards building beautiful monuments. Evening free for shopping. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 12 : Agra - Delhi Departure:
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Delhi. On arrival Delhi, transfer to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch city tour of Delhi, visiting places like India Gate, drive pass Parliament building, President House. Evening proceed for dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner transfer to IGI airport to catch flight for onward Journey.