September 25, 2015
Buddhist India Pilgrimage Tour
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|14 Nights/ 15 Days Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours|
|Destinations||Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Patna – Kushinagar – Lumbini – Saravasti – Delhi|
Day 1 Arrival Delhi
On arrival pick-up and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Delhi: is known to have been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of kingdoms and empires. It has been invaded, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the Medieval era, and therefore the modern city of Delhi is a cluster of many cities scattered across the metropolitan region. Delhi is also believed to have been the site of Indraprastha, the legendary capital of the Pandavas during the times of the Mahabharata.Delhi re-emerged as a major political, cultural and commercial city along the trade routes between northwest India and the Gangetic plain after the rise of the Delhi sultanates.It houses many ancient and medieval monuments, archaeological sites and remains. Now Delhi is announced world’s no.1 green city
Day 2 Delhi – Jaipur drive 265km/5hrs
After breakfast at hotel AM sightseeing of Delhi visit Red Fort,Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, National Museum, Birla Temple, India Gate, Parliament House,Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, PM drive to Jaipur, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Jaipur:If you take one look at the glorious stucco buildings that line Jaipur’s wide streets, you’ll understand why this is nicknamed “The Pink City.” Spend your days exploring City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and Amber and Jaigarh forts. And if you’re looking for a unique souvenir, head to one of the bazaars, where you can pick up a pair of camel-leather slippers,carpets.Jaipur is also popular for its unique jewelry.
Day 3 Jaipur – city tour
After breakfast at hotel full day sightseeing of Jaipur visit City Palace, Museum,Jantar Mantar,Hawa Mahal,Jal Mahal,Amer Fort,Birla Temple, Pinck city Bazaar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 Jaipur – Agra drive 251km/5hrs
After breakfast at hotel drive to Agra, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, On arrival Agra visit Agra Fort ,Itimad _Ul-Daulah , Handicraft Bazaar then transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Agra: Where better to go for a romantic holiday than to the great testament of love, the Taj Mahal (The Eighth Wonders of World). Built by the grieving Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife Mumtaz Mahal, The Taj Mahal’s unrivaled beauty explains why it’s regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world. A visit to India wouldn’t be complete without it. Other must-experience destinations in Agra are two other UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the sandstone Red Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.Now the city is popular for its marble handicraft work.
Day 5 Agra – Khajuraho by ac train 3 hrs journey
Before breakfast visit Taj Mahal, return to hotel for breakfast after breakfast transfer to Railway Station for train to Jhanshi . On arrival Jhansi pick-up and drive to Khajuraho 195km/4hrs, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 Khajuraho – Varanasi fly
AM sightseeing of Khajuraho visit Eastern group and Western group of Temples, Fort then on time transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi. On arrival Varanasi pick-up and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Varanasi:The north Indian city of Varanasi, or Benares, is regarded as sacred by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. Situated in the fertile Ganga valley and on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus, who come to bathe in the holy river. Known as the City of Temples and a beacon of culture, Varanasi has produced many renowned writers. It’s also a centre of silk weaving, so practise haggling at the chaotic bazaar for some beautiful souvenirs
Day 7 Varanasi
After breakfast at hotel full day sightseeing of Varanasi visit Bharatmata Temple, Tulsi Manas Templke. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Banaras Hindu University,Ganga River and boat ride here & Sarnath. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast at hotel drive to Bodhgaya , on arrival do sightseeing of Bodhgaya visit, Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree,Animesh Lochan Chaitya, Chakramana, Overnight at hotel.
Bodhgaya: BodhGaya is the place where Gautam Buddha attained supreme enlightenment. It can be said as a rightful place for Buddhist pilgrimage with it’s rich history, culture and monuments exposing different shades of Buddhism to tourists from abroad and near.
Day 9 Bodhgaya – Patna drive 150km/3hrs
After breakfast at hotel morning visit Bodhgaya, Nalanda & Rajgir then drive to Patna. Overnight at hotel
Rajgir: Rajgir is a town that is located in the Nalanda district of the state of Bihar. The town is an ancient place and artifacts dating back to 1000 BC have been found here. The town is located in a valley and it surrounded by rocky hillocks. Many Buddhist influences can be seen in the town and one can see Buddhist monks meditating at a place called Vultures Peak. This serene setting serves to revitalize both the body and soul. Lord Buddha is said to have delivered many sermons at the town of Rajgir. Lord Mahavir is also said to have to spend some amount of time at the town of Rajgir.
Day 10 Patna – Kushunagar drive 240 km/7hrs
Kushinagar: Kushinagar is another principal centre of Buddhism, worth a sincere admiration, is the place where Lord Buddha passed away at this place near the Hiranyavati River and was cremated at the Ramabhar stupa. It was once a celebrated center of the Malla kingdom. Many of its stupas and viharas date back to 230 BC-AD 413. when its prosperity was at the peak. In 543 BC, on a full moon night of Magh the legend delivered lecture to his Sangha and declared that he is going to leave the mortal world soon enough.
Day 11 Kushinagar – Lumbini drive 197km/5hrs
After breakfast at hotel sightseeing of Kushinagar then drive to Lumbini ( Nepal ) transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Lumbini: Lumbini is the place where Lord Buddha – the apostle of peace, and the Light of Asia – was born in 623 B.C. In historical terms, the region is an exquisite treasure-trove of ancient ruins and antiquities, dating back to the pre-Christian era. The site (Lumbini Grove) was described as a beautiful garden in the Buddha’s time and still retains its legendary charm and beauty. Both the Shakyas and Kolias Clans owned the garden and its tranquil environs at the time of Lord Buddha’s birth.
Day 12 Lumbini – Sravasti drive 213km/6hrs
After breakfast at hotel sightseeing of Lumbini then drive to Sravasti, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Sravasti: The capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, has the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetvana Gardens.
The most powerful Kosalan king was Prasenjit. However, the imperialist tendencies of Kosala were checked by the rise of the powerful kingdom of Magadha in South Bihar.
The extensive ruins of this great city now cover the villages of Saheth and Maheth. The architectural ruins of the stupas, or Buddhist temples and the Jetavana monastery are found at Sahet. The earliest of these dates back to the 3rd century b.c. Mahet is on the right bank of the Achiravati River. The village contains the remains of two stupas, some temples, the city gate and ramparts.
Day 13 Sravasti – Delhi by ac train
After breakfast at hotel sightseeing of Sravasti then drive 70km/1hrs to Lucknow. On time transfer to Railway Station for train to Delhi. Overnight train.
Day 14 Delhi – City tour
On arrival Delhi in the morning pick-up and proceed for city sightseeing after breakfast. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 Delhi airport/Railway Station departure transfer
On time departure transfer.
(US$) Per Person Twin Sharing
(US$) Per Person Twin Sharing
(US$) Per Person Twin Sharing
|715||Using 2* Hotels||765||Using 2* Hotels||815||Using 2* Hotels|
|775||Using 3* Hotels||825||Using 3* Hotels||875||Using 3* Hotels|
|1095||Using 4* Hotels||1135||Using 4* Hotels||1195||Using 4* Hotels|
|1275||Using 5* Hotels||1320||Using 5* Hotels||1375||Using 5* Hotels|
|Single Suplementary 40% Extra using extra bed||Child (5-12) year 25% Extra without extra bed|
- 1 Accommodation on twin sharing room on BB basis
- 2 All ground transportation by ac transportation as per group size
- 3 English speaking local guide for city sightseeing
- 4 Boat ride
- 5 Train tickets in ac class
Cost Doesn’t Includes
- Entrance fee of the monuments ( Aprro. US$ 85 PP )
- Nature of all drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Laundry, tips etc
- Travel Insurance, any airfare, any air fare
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