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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours in India

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Nalanda - Rajgir - Patna- Vashali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Balrampur - Lucknow

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours in IndiaDAY -1: Delhi
Arrive DELHI. Meet on arrival by company representatives. Proceed to hotel and relax.

DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.

Overnight at Delhi.

DAY-2: Agra
Early morning proceed to Agra by Shatabdi Express Train. Breakfast to be served in the train. Upon arrival transfer to Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of the Taj and Fort.

Visit the TAJ MAHAL - one of the Seven Wonders of the World was built by Shah Jahan in 1631 AD and was completed in 1651AD. Taj Mahal - The symbol of Love was built in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal (Shah Jahan' s second Wife).

AGRA FORT - Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction.


DAY-3: Agra - Varanasi (by AIR)
After breakfast drive to Fatehpur Sikri and visit the Bulund Darwaza.

Transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi and visit Sarnath.

Reach and proceed to Sarnath.

Sarnath - 5 miles out of Varanasi for a day excursion:
One of the holiest Buddhist sites in the world, where Buddha preached his first Sermon in 590 BC. Witness the ruins of a once flourishing Buddhist monastery and then visit a fine Museum which houses an excellent collection of Buddhist art and sculptures found at the site.

Overnight at Varanasi. VNS - HOTEL HINDUSTAN INTERNATIONAL.

Stupa, Sarnath TravelsDAY-4: Varanasi - Bodhgaya
Morning boat ride on the Sacred River Ganges to rituals performed by priests and devotees. Half day guided tour of Varanasi including the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Gyanvapi Mosque and Benaras Hindu University. After lunch proceed for Bodhgaya.

Overnight at Bodhgaya. B'GAYA - LOTUS NIKKO B'GAYA / SUJATA
Morning after an early breakfast proceed to Bodhgaya. Packed lunch to be served.

DAY-5: Bodhgaya Sightseeing of Maha Bodhi Temple and Tree. Visit the Chinese Temple. In the afternoon visit Niranjana Temple and River. Visit the school of the destitute. Lunch and dinner at Bodhgaya. Overnight at Bodhgaya. B'GAYA - LOTUS NIKKO B'GAYA / SUJATA

DAY-6: Bodhgaya - Nalanda - Rajgir - Patna
Early morning proceed to visit the historical towns of Nalanda & Rajgir. Have lunch at Rajgir. Proceed to Patna after lunch. Overnight at Patna. PATNA ASHOKA.

DAY-7: Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar
Explore the side where Buddha was cremated and visit Mahaparinirvana Temple. Overnight at Kushinagar.

KUSHINAGAR - LOTUS NIKKO

DAY-8: Kushinagar - Lumbini
BY ROAD. Proceed after breakfast. Reach and sightseeing.

Overnight at LUMBINI - NIRVANA / PAWAN

DAY-9: Lumbini - Balrampur by road, Sight seeing of Shravasti visit : Saheth & Maheth BALARAMPUR LOTUS NIKKO

Lord Buddha, Bodhgaya VacationsDAY-10: Balrampur - Lucknow. Reach and sight Seeing : explore this royal city of Nawabs.
Lucknow is caught in a time warp. It exists in an in-between land of the past and the present looking back constantly to the memories of a colonial-Nawabi past. There is at the same time a sense of pride at the thought of being after Delhi, the most important center of power in free India. Politics has indeed been Lucknow's forte but culture has been its historical identification.

DAY-11: Lucknow - Delhi : by Shatabdi Express (1545 - 2145).
Arrive Delhi and check in at hotel.
DELHI: Full day tour of Old & New Delhi, Visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, Parliament House, Lotus Temple, Shantivan, Laxmi Narayan Temple. Relax in the evening. Proceed for day tour of Old & New Delhi. (0900 HRS)

OLD DELHI - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.

Cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandni Chowk.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Overnight at Delhi.

DAY-12: Delhi - Park
DELHI - Free to explore city and last minute shopping. Check out in the evening and proceed for The Dances of India Show. Have dinner then transfer to Airport for flight home.

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