Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour 8N-9D Agra to Delhi
Destination Covered : Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Patna - Vaishali - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Delhi
Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Extension Tour to Agra
Destination Covered : Same as above more it add Agra then Delhi
Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
DAY 01 : Arrival Delhi:
Arrival at New Delhi International airport, welcome and assistances, then transfer to Hotel. Overnight in a hotel at Delhi.
DAY 02 : Delhi / Lucknow (by Flt) / Sravasti:
Breakfast at hotel. Later check out and drive to airport to catch the flight for Lucknow. On arrival Lucknow transfer to hotel for Lunch. Then drive to Sravasti (180 Kms, 4:30 hrs. drive). Arrival Sravasti, transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in a hotel at Sravasti.
DAY 03 : Sravasti / Lumbini:
Breakfast at hotel then visit Jetvanaram and Angulimal Caves. Back to hotel for lunch. After lunch drive to Lumbini (190 kms. 5 - 6 hrs. drive). Lumbini is at Nepal. Arrival Lumbini, transfer to hotel, check-in, Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 04 : Lumbini / Kushinagar:
Breakfast at hotel then visit birth place of Lord Buddha. Lunch will be served at Hotel. After lunch drive to Kushinagar (130 kms. 4 hrs. drive). Arrival Kushinagar, transfer to Mahaparnirvana temple and Ramabhar Stupa (Cremation center). Check-in hotel. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.
DAY 05 : Kushinagar / Patna via Vaishali:
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 06 : Patna / Nalanda / Rajgir / 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 good hotel. 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 07 : Bodhgaya:
Breakfast at the hotel. Later full day sightseeing at Bodhgaya, visiting places like MahaBodhi temple, Sujata Village, Niranjana River. All meals and overnight at hotel.
DAY 08 : 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 09 : Varanasi / Delhi + Departure:
Early morning proceed for boat ride on holy river the Ganges with picturesque view of sunrise. Back hotel for breakfast, after breakfast at hotel then drive to airport to connect the flight for Delhi. On arrival Delhi proceed to catch the flight for onward destination.
Extension to Agra.Day 01- 08: Same as itinerary no. 01
Day 09: 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, shopping in Varanasi for silk stuff's. Later afternoon transfer to Varanasi railway station to catch the train for Agra with packed dinner. Overnight in Train.
Day 10: Arrive Agra:
Arrive Agra early morning. Meet 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 11:Agra/Delhi + Dep:
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.