Duration : 09 Nights - 10 Days
Destination : Delhi - Lucknow - Balrampur - Kushinagar - Patna - Bodhgaya - Varanasi
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel for two nights stay.
Day 02 : Delhi
Late morning tour the historic city of old Delhi to include the magnificent Red Fort, Jama Masjid, largest mosque in Asia, both built by Shahjahan, Rajghat-memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation". Afternoon, tour of New Delhi to include Humanyun Tomb, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Birla Mandir, Bahai Temple. Optional tours in the evening can be arranged for sound and light show at the Red Fort. or local dance show.
Day 03 : Lucknow
Transfer to airport for flight to Lucknow .On arrival drive to Balrampur via Sravasti(297 kms- drive time-6 ½ hours).transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 04 : Lumbini
Morning excursion to Lumbini, the place where Buddha was born. Continue drive to Kushinagar - the place where Buddha passed into Parinirvana for overnight.
Day 05 : Vaishali
Morning Visit Ramabha stupa, Natha Kumarka Kot. Later drive to 2500 year old ancient city of Patna via Vaishali ,where Lord Buddha preached his last sermons Visit stupas holding urns containing ashes of Buddha and Ashok pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka to mark places sanctified by Buddha. The place is also known now for famous Madhubani paintings. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 : Bodhgaya
Leave in the morning for Bodhgaya via Rajgir and Nalanda. Visit Gridhrakula, Sapataparni cave, Ajatsatru fort and Venuvana. Also visit Nalanda and monasteries and temples with impressive Buddhist & Hindu images. The Institute for research into Buddhism and Pali literature which houses rare manuscripts, is also worth visiting for the enthusiasts. Archaeological musuem is also not to be missed for the rare collections. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Bodhgaya
Bodhgaya is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres, the "Bodhi" tree Satabodhi temple, Japanese and Tibetan monasteries alongwith Magadha university musuem are also to be visited. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Varanasi
Early morning after breakfast depart for Varanasi (243 kms / 6 hrs) by road Arrive by afternoon and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit to Sarnath, the principle centre of Buddhism. Also visit Dhamekh and Dharmarajika stupas. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Ganges
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges to see the beautiful sunrise at Ganges. After breakfast if time permits you may also visit visit ghats and temples and Benaras Hindu University Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi.Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel.Overnight.
Day 10 : Back home
Transfer to airport for flight back home.
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