Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Tour Program: 14 Nights / 15 Days

Destinations Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Sravasti - Balrampur - Lucknow

Day 01 – Arrive at Delhi
On arrival you will be met and welcomed by our representative and transferred to the hotel where confirmed room bookings will be there for you on ready occupancy basis. Overnight stay at the hotel. He will provide you with information about the tour and Guide Map of Delhi.

Day 02 – Delhi
The tour begins with a full day city tour. Today we visit the Qutab Minar, Laxmi Narayan Temple – The Palace of heaven, India Gate - A memorial to the martyrs, Parliament House – The Headquarter of Indian Government. In the second half you proceed for a city tour of Old Delhi you visit Jama Masjid - The biggest mosque in Asia, Red Fort - The red stone magic, Humayun’s Tomb, Gandhi memorial – The memorial of the father of the nation. Return to the hotel for overnight stay. Tonight your tour manager will provide you with a Guide Map of Jaipur.

Day 03 – Delhi – Jaipur
Morning proceed to Jaipur. On arriving transfer to the hotel for check in. Evening free time to enjoy the city atmosphere which by many means is fabulous. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04 – Jaipur
We start the morning sightseeing with an Elephant ride at Amber Fort, followed by a city tour of - Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar the Royal Observatory, City Palace and Museum, Nawab Sahab Ki Haveli and Johari Bazar/Bapu Bazar etc. In the evening an optional trip to the Cultural Village and an Indian style dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel. Tonight your tour manager will provide you with a Guide Map of Agra.

Day 05 – Jaipur – Agra
After breakfast we proceed to Agra on the way we visit the sacred abandoned town of the Mughal Dynasty i.e. Fatehpur Sikri. At Agra, check into our hotel. In the second half you visit the monument of love Taj Mahal, Red Fort and the Itmat-ud-daula’s Tomb. Overnight stay at the hotel. Tonight your tour manager will provide you with a Guide Map of Varanasi.

Day 06 – Agra – Varanasi
Today transfer to the Airport to board your flight for Varanasi. At Varanasi, transfer to the hotel. In the second half you visit the Sarnath: Here Budha preached his first sermon which are enshrined as laws on the Dhamekh Stupa. Overnight stay at our hotel in Varanasi.

Day 07 – Varanasi
An early morning boat ride on the River Ganges is a thing memories are made of, After breakfast you visit - Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple etc. Overnight stay at the hotel. Tonight your tour manager will provide you with a Guide Map of Bodhgaya.

Day 08 and Day 09– Varanasi – Bodhgaya
You stay here for two nights and visit Rajgir/ Nalanda / Sapta pari cave and Venevamas. In these two days you will visit many locales of Buddhist importance, like Rajgir: a significant Buddhist pilgrimage as the Buddha spent 12 years here , and after the Buddha attained Nirvana the first Buddhist council was also held here, Nalanda : in the 5th century was famous as the center of intellectualism. Overnight stay at the hotel. Tonight your tour manager will provide you with a Guide Map of Budhist Sector.

Day 10 - Bodhgaya – Vaishali – Kushinagar
After breakfast you proceed to Vaishali, an extraordinary place for Buddhists as The Lord Budha delivered his last sermon & announced his imminent " Nirwana". The majestic Ashok Pillar bearing Lord Budha’s sermon– Lotus tank, Chaumukhi & you move onwards to Kushinagar for overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 – Kushinagar – Lumbini
After breakfast you visit the Mahanirvana Temple, the modern Japan/Srilanka Buddhist center & monasteries , then you move onwards to Lumbini. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12 – Lumbini – Kapilvastu – Sravasti – Balrampur
Today you visit the Ashoka’s pillar (249 BC) rediscovered in 1890 situated in a thick sal forest, the temple of Mayadevi, the remains of an old monastery and some later day stupas, in the second half you move onwards to Balrampur on the way visit Sravasti where you get to see the massive ruins of this ancient city & Jetavana Monastery. At Balrampur check into our hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13 – Balrampur – Lucknow
After breakfast a city tour before you move onwards to Lucknow. At Lucknow check into our hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel. Tonight your tour manager will provide you with a Guide Map of Lucknow.

Day 14 – Lucknow
After breakfast a city tour covering Bara Imambara , Rumi Darwaza . In the afternoon transfer to the Airport to board your flight to Delhi. At Delhi transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.



Day 15 – Departure Delhi

Transfer to the Indira Gandhi International Airport to take your flight back home with sweet memories.