In the footsteps of Lord Buddha - 9 Nights / 10 Days

Places to Visit: Delhi - Patna - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Sarnath - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Lucknow - Delhi.
Area: Uttar Pradesh / Bihar


Day 01: Delhi:
Arrive Delhi. Half day sightseeing of the city.

Day 02: Delhi / Patna / Rajgir:
Leave Delhi for Patna by air. Drive to Rajgir enroute visit Nalanda..Nalanda-a great center of Buddhist learning and one of the most famed university citadels of ancient times Overnight Rajgir.

Day 03: Rajgir/Bodhgaya:
Morning vist Vulture peak, a historic road leads to Gridhakuta or vultures peak where the Buddha preached. Here the first Buddhist Council was held after the Lord's Mahaparinirvana. After the sightseeing drive to Bodhgaya where the Buddha attained enlightenment and which is one of the most sacred pilgrimage place for the Buddhist.. Arrive in Bodhgaya and overnight in Bodhgaya.

Day 04: Bodhgaya:
Sightseeing of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi temple,Sujata where lady offered milk to Lord Buddha and various temples. Overnight in Bodhgaya.

Day 05: Bodhgaya / Varanasi:
Morning leave Bodhgaya for Varanasi by surface. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath. Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 06: Varanasi / Sarnath / Kushinagar:
Early morning boat ride on the river Ganges to see the sunrise and the bathing Ghats of an ancient Hindu city. Later leave Varanasi for Kushinagar. Overnight in Kushinagar.

Day 07: Kushinagar / Lumbini:
Leave Kushinagar for Lumbini (in Nepal) by surface. Sightseeing of Lumbini where Lord was born. Emperor Ashoka, in the twenty first year after his coronation, visited this Birthplace and raised a pillar on the spot. Overnight Lumbini.

Day 08: Lumbini/Sravasti:
Morning drive to Sravasti(Sahet-Mahet) .Sravasti , the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Kosala, an active centre for Buddhism. This is the place where Buddha spent 24 rainy seasons in the Jetavana Gardens, delivered sermons and performed some miracles.Visit Temple No.-2, Temple No.3 and Anand Bodhi Tree.

Day 09: Sravasti/Lucknow / Delhi:
Leave for Lucknow to catch flight for Delhi . Upon arrival transfer to hotel, Overnight in Delhi.

Day 10: Delhi:
Morning free to self activates and evening departure to the airport according to your flight time.

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