Buddhist Tour 7 Day

Duration: 7 days
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi
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  • 7 days
  • Varanasi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Buddhism is a religion and philosophy that developed from the teachings of the Buddha (Sanskrit “Awakened One”), a teacher who lived in northern India between the Mid-6th and mid-4th centuries BCE (Before the common Era). Preading from India to central and south last Aisa China, Korea and Japan, Buddhism, has played  a central role in the spiritual, cultural, and social life of Asia, and during the 20th century it spread to the west. Ancient scripture and doctrine developed in several closely related literary language of ancient India.They are known as Buddhists.

Highlights
• Sarnath (Dhamekh Stupa, the Chaukhandi Stupa and the Archaeological museum).
• Bodhgaya- Mahabodhi Temple, Thai Temple and Bodhi Tree
• Visit the ruins of Nalanda and Rajgir
• Kushinagar- Mahaparinirvana Temple and Mukutbandhan Stupa
• Lumbini- Birthplace of lord Buddha

Itinerary

Day 1: New Delhi – Varanasi

Pass By: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India
Arrive at Varanasi and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon proceed on a half day temple tour of Sarnath, 10 km from Varanasi, where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park, contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modern temple. The Dharmarajika, Chaukhandi and Dhamek stupas are outstanding. There are also the remains of a monastery, and the beautifully polished Lion Capital of Ashoka. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Hotel Meadows

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 2: Varanasi - Bodhgaya

Pass By: Mahabodhi Temple, Bihar 824231, Bodh Gaya 824231 India
Morning proceed for Bodhgaya which is about 247 kms / 6-7 hrs drive. Bodhgaya is the place where Gautama Buddha attained unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment. On arrival check into hotel and after lunch enjoy the sightseeing of Bodhgaya is counted one among the four most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Explore the beauty of Buddhist culture and lifestyle with a stroll around this place. Visit places like the Great Buddha Statue, Niranjana River and Sujata Temple. Sightseeing of Maha Bodhi Temple and Bodhi Tree. Visit the Chinese Temple. Also visit the school of the destitute. After your sightseeing tour, return to the hotel and stay overnight

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Hotel Taj Drabar Inn

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 3: Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna

Pass By: Saptaparni Cave, Vaibhava Hill, Rajgir India
Morning leave Bodhgaya for Patna (182 kms - 6 hrs) enroute visiting Rajgir and Nalanda. Rajgir is a site of great sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Rajgir is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site since the Buddha spent 12 years here and the first Buddhist council after the Buddha was hosted here at the Saptaparni caves. Afternoon visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail. Drive to Nalanda which is 14 kms drive and it was one of the oldest Universities of the World and International Centre for Buddhist Studies. Drive to Patna which is 90 kms, on arrival at Patna transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Hotel Windsor

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 4: Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar

Pass By: Parinirvana Stupa, Kushinagar India
Morning proceed to Kushinagar (approx. 256 kms and 07 hrs drive) enroute visiting Vaishali - place where Buddha announced the approaching of his Mahaparinirvana. After that continue drive to Kushinagar (place where Lord Buddha had left the world behind him after offering an invaluable contribution to humanity, the great religion known as Buddhism). On arrival Kushinagar, transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of Lord Buddha). Overnight stay at Kushinagar hotel.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Hotel Lotus Nikko

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 5: Kushinagar - Lumbini

Pass By: Lumbini Monastic Site, Taulihawa Road, Lumbini 32914 Nepal
Morning drive to Lumbini - the birth place of Lord Buddha (180 kms and 05 hrs drive). On arrival, transfer to hotel. . Afternoon visit the birth place of Buddha - Mayadevi Temple. This place is a blessed one for its serenity and the natural beauty, purely coinciding to the perception of a place where the legend was born. Overnight stay at Lumbini hotel.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Hotel Annanda Inn

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 6: Lumbini - Kapilavastu - Shravasti

Pass By: Kapilvastu, Nepal, M489+2XP, Banaganga 32800, Nepal
Morning leave for Sravasti (225 kms and 5.30 hrs drive) enroute visiting Kapilavastu - the childhood home of Gautam Buddha. Afterthat proceed to Sravasti where the Buddha preached most of his sermons. Here he is said to have performed many miracles, and levitated. During the monsoon, he used to stay at the Jetavana monastery on the outskirts of this town. Visit Sahet Mahet and Angulimal caves. Overnight stay in Sravasti.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Hotel Lotus Nikko

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 7: Shravasti - Lucknow

Pass By: Rumi Darwaza, Husainabad Trust Road, Lucknow 226003 India
Morning leave shravasti to Lucknow covers Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and other historical monuments. In the evening transfer to Lucknow Airport for flight for onward journey to New Delhi to catch your flight for home.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 6x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking private guide for 7 days
  • 6 Nights accommodation in 3- star hotels
  • Boat Ride at Varanasi
  • Tuk-Tuk Ride

Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Fees for Entrance of any park or Monuments
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath
  • Entry/Admission - Mahabodhi Temple
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Duration

7 days

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