Footsteps of Lord Buddha (15 Days / 14 Nights)
Destinations: Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Vaishali – Kushinagar – Lumbini – Kapilvastu – Shrawasti – Balrampur – Lucknow – Delhi
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Get an assisted transfer to the hotel, once you arrive in Delhi. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Enjoy sightseeing in Delhi, covering monuments of the Old as well as New Delhi. You will visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, the Parliament House. Post lunch, cover Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Gandhi memorial. Evening is booked to enjoy the sound and light show Overnight stay at the hotel..
Day 3: Jaipur
After breakfast, hit the road to go to Jaipur. On arrival, check –in at the hotel. The evening is free for leisure activities. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Jaipur
Enjpy sightseeing today covering Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Johari Bazaar, Royal Observatory, Nawab Sahab ki Haveli. Take an Elephant ride at the well-known Amer Fort. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Agra
After breakfast, start your journey to Agra. En-route Cover Fatehpur Sikri, the old deserted town of Mughala. Once you arrive in Agra, check- in at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Red Fort, Taj Mahal, and the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Overnight stay.
Day 6: Agra – Varanasi
During dawn, visit Red Fort and Itmad-ud-Duala Tomb. Afterwards, get an assist transfer to the railway station to board an overnight train to Varanasi.
Day 7: Varanasi – Bodhgaya
On arriving, check into the hotel. Enjoy morning boat ride on the holy river Ganges. After visiting Sarnath, proceed to Bodhgaya. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Bodhgaya
Early morning, excursion to Mahabodhi Temples. Overnight stay.
Day 9: Patna
Leave for Patna by road. On the way, visit Nalanda, Rajgir, Sapta pari caves and lastly, Venevamas. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Vaishali – Kushinagar
Leave for Vaishali, the place here Lord Buddha gave his last sermon. Cover the Ashok Pillar, Chaumukhi, Lotus Tank. Later leave for Kushinagar for an overnight stay.
Day 11: Kushinagar – Lumbini
Half-day Kushinagar visit, covering the modern Japan/Srilanka Buddhist center, Mahanirvana Temple and some monasteries. Leave for Lumbini. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12: Lumbini – Kapilvastu – Sravasti – Balrampur
In the morning, enjoy tour of Ashoka’s pillar, situated in a dense Sal forest, Mayadevi temple, remains of an ancient monastery and some stupas. Leave for Balrampur in the afternoon. On the way, cover Sravasti where you will explore the remains of an ancient city and Jetavana Monastery. On arrival, check-in at the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 13: Balrampur- Lucknow
City tour in the morning. Post lunch, leave for Lucknow. Get transferred to the hotel after arrival for an overnight stay.
Day 14: Lucknow
Enjoy sightseeing. Visit Rumi Darwaza and Imambara. Get transferred to the hotel to catch a flight for Delhi. On arrival, check-in at the hotel for night halt.
Day 15: Departure
Departure from Delhi’s International Airport.