Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour 8N-9D
Destination Covered : Kolkata - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Varanasi - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Lucknow - Agra - Delhi
Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
DAY 01 : Arr. Kolkata:
Welcome garland on arrival. Meet & assist, drive to Bodhgaya (500 Kms. / 10 Hrs. drive). O/N on coach.
DAY 02 : Arrive Bodhgaya:
Morning arrive Bodhgaya, transfer to hotel. After breakfast, day free for leisure. After lunch visit MahaBodhi Temple, Sujata Village, Niranjana River & various International Monasteries. Dinner & O/N at a hotel In Bodhgaya.
DAY 03 : Bodhgaya - Rajgir – Nalanda – Bodhgaya:
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to Rajgir - is la site of great Sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Afternoon proceed to visit Gridhkutta Hill, Bimbisar jail & Ajatashatru's Fort. Lunch will be served at Rajgir and then will drive towards Nalanda, which is 12kms. Drive (15 minutes), and It was one of the oldest Universities of the World & International Centre for Buddhist Studies, Nalanda was one of the greatest monastic universities of the ancient world University established in 5th century BC. After visit drive back to Bodhgaya. Dinner & O/N at a hotel in Bodhgaya.
DAY 04 : Bodhgaya – Varanasi:
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Varanasi. On arrival, excursion to Sarnath, about 12 kms. from the holy city of Varanasi – is the blessed locale where more than 2500 years ago Buddha chooses to deliver his first sermon after getting enlightenment in Bodhgaya. Visit Dhamekha Stupa, Deer Park museum (Closed on Friday). Dinner & Overnight at a hotel in Varanasi.
DAY 05 : 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. drive). 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 06 : 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 & O/N at a hotel in Lumbini.
DAY 07 : 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 08 : Sravasti / Lucknow (By Surface) Lucknow – Agra (By evening 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 at Train).
DAY 09 : Agra / Delhi + Dep:
Morning arrive Agra Railway station, proceed for half day sightseeing visit Taj Mahal ( Wonder of the world - Closed on Friday) & Agra Fort. After lunch drive to Delhi. On arrival transfer to airport to catch the flight for onwards destination.