Land of Buddha (10 Days / 9 Nights)
Destinations: Delhi – Bodhgaya – Patna – Kushinagar – Lumbini – Sravasti – Varanasi – Delhi
Day 1: Delhi (Arrival)
Arrival at the Delhi airport/railway station by late evening and meet our tour representative who’ll escort you to the hotel already booked for your stay. Stay overnight in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi (sightseeing) – Gaya departure
Post breakfast in the morning, go out for a full day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. The places you will visit here include Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat and Humayun’s Tomb. In the afternoon, after lunch, explore the attractions in New Delhi such as India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, President House and Qutab Minar. Later, you will be transferred to the New Delhi Railway Station to board train to Gaya. Overnight on board the train.
Day 3: Arrival Gaya – Bodhgaya
Early morning, arrive in Gaya from Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. After relaxing for some time, go out on a sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya- Mahabodhi Temple, Thai Temple and Bodhi Tree. Post sightseeing, return back to the hotel for night stay.
Day 4: Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Patna
Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Patna. One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, Patna is the capital of Bihar. On the way, visit Nalanda and explore the ruins of India’s ancient university, and Rajgir (the former ancient capital of Bihar). It is a small hill town encompassed by verdant green forests. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. You may go out to explore the sights in Patna on your own such as Patna Museum and Patna Sahib Gurudwara. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 5: Patna – Vaishali – Kushinagar
Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Kushinagar. On the way, visit Vaishali, named after a historic king Vishal who ruled here. Kushinagar is the place where Lord Buddha breathed his last. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6: Kushinagar – Lumbini
Post breakfast in the morning; go out on a sightseeing tour of Kushinagar. The attractions you will visit here include the Mahaparinirvana Temple and the Mukutbandhan Stupa. Later, leave by road for Lumbini. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for night stay.
Day 7: Lumbini – Sravasti
Today, after breakfast, go out for a sightseeing tour of Lumbini. Lumbini is famous as the birth place of Lord Buddha. The places you will visit here include Ashokan Pillar, Lumbini Museum, Japan Peace Pagoda and the Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Temple. Later, leave by road for Sravasti. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 8: Sravasti – Varanasi
Post breakfast in the morning, visit the attractions in Sravasti. Here you will visit Angulimala Stupa, Anathapindika’s Stupa, Jetvana monastery and an old Jain temple. Later, leave by road for Varanasi. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. If you wish, you can go out and see the evening Ganga Aarti or relax in your room. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 9: Varanasi
Early morning, around 5 AM, visit the Ghats of Varanasi and enjoy a boat ride in the Ganges. Post breakfast, drive to Sarnath, a holy city located 10 kilometers away from Varanasi. Here you will visit the Dhamek Stupa, Dharmarajika Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Ashoka Pillar and Sarnath Archeological Museum. By afternoon, return back to Varanasi. The places you will visit here include The Vishwanath Temple, The Dugra Temple and The Benaras Hindu University. Later, return back to the hotel for night stay.
Day 10: Varanasi – Delhi
The morning is free to relax and do things at your own will. Later, you will be transferred to the Varanasi airport to board flight for Delhi. Upon arrival, have dinner at a city restaurant and drive to the international airport to board flight back home.