Duration : 10 Nights / 11 days
Places to Visit : Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Patna – Vaishali – Gorakhpur – Kushinagar – Lumbini – Sravasti – Lucknow – Sanskasia – Agra – Delhi
Day 01: Arrival Varanasi
Arrival Varanasi and transfer to Hotel. PM: Excursion to Sarnath (where Lord Buddha has delivered first sermon). Overnight at Hotel in Varanasi.
Day 02: Varanasi / Bodhgaya
Early morning boat ride at river Ganges. Breakfast at Hotel. With packed lunch drive to Bodhgaya (253 kms 5-6 hrs). On arrival Check in at Hotel.
Rest day free. Overnight stay at Hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 03: Bodhgaya
Morning SIL, after breakfast sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya. Visit Bodhi tree where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment, visit Mahabodhi temple. Later visit Sujata Village & Dungeshwari Hills. Overnight stay at Hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 04: Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Patna
After breakfast leave to visit Rajgir (102 kms) the Vulture Hill, World Peace Stupa, Bamboo’s Garden. Continue to Nalanda to visit the ruins of world oldest University. Lunch in Nalanda at Cafeteria. Later drive back to Patna. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 5: Patna – Vaishali – Gorakhpur
Morning after breakfast drive to Gorakhpur (220 kms 5-6 hrs) enroute visit Vaishali. Lunch at Kesariya restaurant. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Gorakhpur – Kushinagar – Lumbini
After breakfast drive to Kushinagar (50 km / approx. 1 hrs) with packed lunch. Check in at hotel. Later visit Ramabhar Stupa & Mahaparinirwana Temple. Kushinagar: The Place where Buddha entered perfect tranquillity – the state of Mahaparinirwana, the huge statue of the Reclining Buddha, Mukutbandhana,
After visit drive to Lumbini (230 km/ apprx.5-6 hrs drive). While going to Lumbini, stop at India/Nepal border for Visa/Immigration formalities. Later check-in at Hotel. 15 Min. drive from the Nepal Border. Overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 7: Lumbini – Kapilavastu – Sravasti
After Breakfast at hotel. Visit Lumbini – birth place of Lord Buddha. After early Lunch leave for Sravasti (197 km / apprx.5.5 hrs), enroute visit Kapilavastu – where Buddha’s childhood was spent & also visit ruins of the Palaces. Later continue drive to Sravasti & on arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Sravasti.
Day 8: Sravasti – Lucknow
After Breakfast at hotel. Visit Sravasti, where Buddha spent his 24 monsoons, visit Jetvana and Ananda Bodhi Tree. Afternoon drive (190 kms / approx. 5.5 hrs drive) to Lucknow. Check-in and overnight stay at Hotel in Lucknow .
Day 9: Lucknow – Sanskasia – Agra
After early breakfast drive to Sanskasia (237 km / approx 06 drive) with packed lunch. After visit Sanskasia. Continue to Agra (153 kms / approx. 4 hrs). Hotel check-in and overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 10: Agra – Delhi
After breakfast visit the world famous Taj Mahal and drive thru Agra Fort. After Lunch Drive to Delhi. On arrival Check in at Hotel and Overnight.
Day 11 -DELHI
After breakfast. Rest day free for own activity. Later transfer to airport for onward Journey.