Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour 6Night-7D Delhi
Destination Covered : Delhi - Gaya - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Delhi.
Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days
DAY 01 : Arr. Delhi (No Meals)
Welcome garland on arrival. Meet & assist, transfer to Hotel. O/N a hotel in Delhi.
DAY 02 : Delhi - Gaya (B/L/D) (O/N Train)
Breakfast at hotel and proceed short sightseeing of Delhi. After lunch transfer Railway station to catch the train for Gaya. O/n board train.
DAY 03 : Arr. Bodhgaya (B/L/D)
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 04 : Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya (B/L/D)
After breakfast, then Excursion to Rajgir, Rajgir is a site of great Sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Afternoon visit Gridhkutta Hill, Bimbisar jail & Ajatashatru's Fort. Lunch will be served at Rajgir and then will drive to Nalanda, which is 12 kms. Drive (15 minutes). 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. There is even a monument to facilitate Chinese traveler monk and writer Hiuen Tsang who studied at this university in the 7th century A.D. After visit drive back to Bodhgaya. Dinner & O/N at a hotel in Bodhgaya.
DAY 05 : Bodhgaya – Varanasi (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel and then will 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 choose to deliver his first sermon after getting enlightenment in Bodhgaya. It is Dhamekha Stupa, Deer Park museum (Closed on Friday). Dinner & O/N at a hotel in Varanasi.
DAY 06 : Varanasi - Delhi (B/L/D) (O/N train)
Early morning boat ride on Holy river the Ganges with picturesque of sunrise. Back to hotel for breakfast. After then explore the Holy City of Varanasi, which is enriched in ancient heritage. After lunch, timely transfer to Railway station to catch the train for Delhi. O/n on board train.
DAY 07 : Delhi – Dep. (B/L/D)
Morning arrive New Delhi & transfer to hotel for wash & change & breakfast. After refreshment, will proceed for sightseeing visit India Gate- at the center of the city (42 meter, high stone arch) is a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers who fought & died in the campaign of world war-1 & Afghan war, President House- built in 1929, once the Imperial residence of the British Viceroys and now official residence of the President of Indian Republic, Parliament House – this circular shaped building houses the two houses of Parliament- The Lok Sabha (lower) & Rajya Sabha (Upper). Its domed central hall is 90 feet in diameter. Raj Ghat- this is the place where father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Lunch at local restaurant. After that will visit Lotus Temple. Evening you will be free for shopping in capital city of India. After dinner in city restaurant, transfer airport to catch flight for onwards destination.