Day 1 : Delhi,India
On arrival meet & assist at International airport by our representative & transfer to hotel. Day at leisure.
Delhi – Delhi the Capital of India, is of great historical significance as an important commercial, transport, and cultural hub. It has been the centre of a succession of mighty empires. It’s famous for its spectacular monuments.
Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Day 2 : Varanasi,India
Delhi – Agra by drive AND Agra – Varanasi by train
Early morning transfer to railway station to board the air conditioned suparfast train for Agra. Arrive Agra in approx. 2 Hours, meet & assist at railway station by our representative and visit the world famous Taj Mahal (remains closed on Friday), one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 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 train to Varanasi. Overnight on board.
Day 3 : Varanasi,India
On arrival meet at Varanasi railway station & proceed to hotel. Now proceed for city tour, visit BHU (Banaras Hindu University) is the largest residential university of Asia, with 124 departments, Durga Temple or Monkey Temple, Bharat Mata Mandir, Kashi Vishwanath Temple - the temple was destroyed multiple times by Mughal invaders and was re-constructed by Hindu kings who followed them, now pay a visit to the Ghats, it is a series of steps leading down to the river used by bathers and pilgrims. Dasaswamedh Ghat is the main Ghat.
Afternoon take excursion trip to Sarnath it a place where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park, contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modern temple.
In the evening witness Ganges arti and enjoy Rikshaw ride. Return back to the hotel for an overnight at hotel in Varanasi.
Day 4 : Bodhgaya,India
Varanasi – Bodhgaya by drive
Post breakfast check out from hotel & proceed to Bodhgaya (5hrs. approx.) by road. On arrival check in at hotel. Bodhgaya the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buddhist. 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 and Sujata Village. Transfer back to hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 5 : Patna,India
Bodhgaya - Ragjir - Nalanda – Patna by drive
Post breakfast head to Patna enroute visit 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 .
Overnight at hotel in Patna.
Day 6 : Kushinagar,India
Patna - Vaishali – Kushinagar by drive
Post breakfast drive to Kushinagar, it the place 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.
Overnight at hotel in Kushinagar.
Day 7 : Lumbini,India
Kushinagar- Lumbini by drive
Post 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.
Overnight at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 8 : Sravasti,India
Lumbini - Sravasti by drive
Post breakfast drive to 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.
Overnight at hotel in Sravasti .
Day 9 : Delhi,India
Sravasti - Lucknow – Delhi
Post 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. Evening free at leisure.
Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Day 10 : Delhi,India
Post breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed for sightseeing tour 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 Lotus Temple. Evening transfer to airport to board the onward flight.