01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
02 / Delhi - Agra - Varanasi
Early morning transfer to railway station to
board the air conditioned suparfast train for Agra ,
Breakfast in the train , Arrive Agra in approx. 2 Hours,
Meet assist at railway station and visit the world famous
Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world surely
the most extravagant expression of love ever created.
20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this
memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Also visit the
Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort
of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and
the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566.
At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded
hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid
marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions,
Evening transfer to railway station to board the air
conditioned sleeper train to Varanasi.
03 / Varanasi
Arrive Varanasi, meet assist at the railway
station & transfer to hotel. Later excursion to
Sarnath - where the Buddha preached his first sermon
in the Deer Park, contains the most impressive remains,
as well as a modern temple. Night stay in Varanasi.
04 / Varanasi - Bodhgaya
Morning drive to Bodhgaya & transfer to hotel. Bodhgaya
- As the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Bodhgaya
is the spiritual home of Buhddhists. Bodhgaya situated
near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist
pilgrimage centres since it was here that Buddha attained
enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Later visit Mahabodhi
Temple, Niranjana River, Sujata Village. Night stay
05 / Bodhgaya - Ragjir - Nalanda - Patna
After Breakfast drive to Patna enroute sightseeing of
Nalanda & Rajgir. Rajgir -The picturesque Rajgir,
or Rajagriha as it was known in the past (literally,
the abode of kings) is surrounded by the meandering
river Banganga and 5 hills. During the lifetime of the
Buddha this was the capital of the powerful Magadhan
kingdom, ruled by the virtuous King Bimbisara. The hills
and caves surrounding Rajagriha were home to spiritual
teachers, ranging from the materialism of the early
Charavaka school to the metaphysics of Upanishadic philosophers.
Like many others in search of truth, Prince Siddhartha,
after he renounced his royal heritage came to this city
to seek the path of vation. Nalanda -Nalanda was the
most renowned university in ancient India. It derived
its name from Na-alam-da, meaning Insatiable in Giving,
one of the names by which the Lord Buddha was known.
Arrive Patna and tranfer to hotel . Night stay in Patna.
06 / Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar
After breakfast drive to Kushinagar,Kushinagar is where
the Buddha finally attained Mahaparmirvana. Amongst
the ruins are the Mukutbandhan Stupa and a beautiful
statue of the reclining Buddha enroute visiting Vaishali.
Arrive Kushinagar & transfer to hotel. Night stay
07 / Kushinagar - Lumbini
After breakfast visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple &
Stupas , later drive to Lumbini & transfer to hotel.
Lumbini - the birthplace of the Buddha, was located
in 1890 after being untraced for 1,500 years. Evening
sightseeing tour of Lumbini including a visit to the
birth Place of Lord Buddha. Night stay in Lumbini.
08 / Lumbini - Sravasti
After breakfast drive to Lucknow enroute Sravasti -
the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, has the
honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in
the Jetvana Gardens. The city believed to be founded
by the mythological king Sravast, has age-old stupas,
majestic monasteries and several temples. Buddha is
said to have performed some miracles here. In Sravasti
visit Saheth - Maheth & Jetvan. Night stay in Sravasti
09 / Sravasti - Lucknow - Delhi
After breakfast drive to Lucknow & transfer to railway
station to board the air conditioned train for Delhi.
Arrive Delhi, pickup from railway station & transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
10 / Delhi - Departure
After breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed for
sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings
recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown
of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab
Minar ,India Gate and the grand government buildings,
the President’s House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial.
Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla
Temple. Evening transfer to airport to board the onward