Footsteps of Lord Buddha

Destination Coverds :- Delhi - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbani - Balrampur - Shravasti - Lucknow - Bhopal - Sanchi - Agra - Delhi.
Duration :- 14 Nights / 15 Days

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

On arrival meet at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Delhi - Varanasi

Morning city tour of Delhi visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, India Gate, President House, Parliament House, Kutub Minar,Lotus Temple etc. Evening transfer to railway station to board train for Varanasi. Overnight on board.

Day 03: Arrive Varanasi

On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath visit Dhamukh Stupa, Ashok Pillar, Chowkhandi Stupa, Mulagandha Kuti Vihar. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Varanasi

Early morning during sunrise boat ride on Ganges followed by city tour of Varanasi visit various Ghats and Temples on the bank of river Ganges.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: Varanasi - Bodhgaya

Morning drive to Bodhgaya - it is a place with Lord Budhha attained enlightenment. On arrival check in to hotel. Afternoon free. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06: Bodhgaya

Full day city tour of Bodhgaya visit Bodhi tree, Mahabodhi Temple- which marks the spot where Buddha gained enlightenment and set out on his life of preaching, Monasteries, Magadh university etc. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna

Morning drive to Patna. Enroute visit Rajgir -Buddha spent 12 years and the first Buddha council after Buddha attained nirvana was held here. Nalanda is just 19 Kms from Rajgir, Founded in 5th century BC, was one of the world's great universities and an important Buddhist center until its sacking by the Afgans in the 12th century. A credit to the curators, the site is peaceful, clean, well-maintained and perfumed with the scent of roses and shrubs. On arrival check in to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar

Morning drive to Kushinagar. Enroute visit Vaishali (where Buddha preached his last sermon) visit Ashoka pillar, Stupas, Coronation Tank, Bawan Pokhar Temple, Chaumukhi Mahadeva etc. Kushinagar- The Buddha is reputed to have breathed his last words " Decay is inherent in all components things" and expired at Kushinagar. Visit cremation stupa, Mahaparinirvana temple and modern IndoJapan-Sri Lanka Buddhist center.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Kushinagar - Lumbani

Morning drive to Lumbani. On arrival check in to hotel. Afternoon free. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10: Lumbani

Full day city tour of Lumbini visit the place where Lord Buddha was born and Temples etc. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Lumbani - Balrampur - Shravasti

Morning drive to Sravasti. Enroute visit Balrampur. In Shravasti the Buddha performed the miracle of sitting on a 1000-petalled lotus and multiplying himself a million times while fire and water came from his body.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12: Shravasti - Lucknow

Morning drive to Lucknow Train station to board overnight sleeper train for Bhopal.
Overnight onboard.

Day 13: Bhopal - Sanchi - Bhopal

On arrival at Bhopal transfer to hotel. After some rest at hotel excursion to Sanchi visit great Stupa of the Ashoka pillar, the Gupta Temple etc.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14: Sanchi - Bhopal - Agra

Morning drive to Bhopal railway station to board train for Agra. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Afternoon city tour of Agra, visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort etc.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 15: Agra - Delhi

Morning drive to Delhi. On arrival transfer to airport to board on flight for respective destination.

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