Buddhist Circuit Tour in India from Bodhgaya to Varanasi

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Buddhist Circuit Tour

Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Destination : Bodhgaya - Dungeshwari Caves - Rajgir - Nalanda – Patna - Vaishali - Kesaria - Kusinagar - Kapilvastu - Lumbini - Sravasti - Varanasi

Summary for Buddhist Circuit Tour which covers-

Day 01 :-Arrival Bodhgaya - Mahabodhi Temple - Mahabodhi Tree - Bodhgaya

Pick up from railway station/Airport and check-in to hotel. After lunch, you will be driven to visit Lord Buddha’s Temple (Mahabodhi Temple). Visit other local sightseeing of Bodhgaya like Mahabodhi Tree, Sujata Temple and Buddhist Monasteries. Stay at night at hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 02 :-Bodhgaya-Dungeshwari Caves-Gaya (12 KM, 0.5 Hrs)-Bodhgaya

After breakfast, we drive to Gaya (12 KM).En-route visit Dungeshwari Caves also called Mahakala Caves located 12 KM northeast of Bodhgaya. Lord Buddha underwent years of penance here before he descended to Bodhgaya. A path across the river and up to the temples is 9KM from Bodhgaya on the road to Gaya. Return back to Bodhgaya. Have dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 03 :-Bodhgaya- Rajgir (65 KM, 1.5 Hrs)– Nalanda (12 KM, 30 min)-Local Sightseeing in Rajgir & Nalanda – Patna (90 KM 1.5 Hrs)

After breakfast, we will drive to Rajgir (65 KM). Explore Griddhakuta (Vulture's Peak) , World Peace Stupa, Venuvanaram & Bimbisar Prison . Drive continues to Nalanda (12 KM) to visit the ruins of ancient Nalanda University Complex . Drive to Patna. Stay at night at hotel in Patna.

Day 04 :- Patna – Vaishali(50 KM, 1 Hrs) +Local Sites–Kesaria- Kushinagar (250 KM, 6 Hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Vaishali. Visit Ashokan Pillar-Emperor Ashoka built the Lion Pillar at Kolhua. It is made of a highly polished single piece of red sandstone, surmounted by a bell shaped capital.

Budha Stupa-I Abhiskek Pushkarn (Coronation tank) .Later drive to Kesaria and then to Kushinagar. Stay at night at hotel in Kushinagar .

Day 05 :-Kushinagar Local Visit- Lumbini (180 KM, 4 Hrs)

After Breakfast, proceed to visit Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of Lord Buddha) and Japan Temple. Later drive toward Lumbini (In Nepal kindly obtain double entry visa for India & single entry visa for Nepal). On arrival, check in at hotel. Dinner and night stay at hotel in Lumbini.

Day 06 :- Lumbini Local Sightseeing - Kapilvastu - Sravasti (225 KM, 5Hrs)

After breakfast, proceed to visit Holy Birth place of Lord Buddha. Later drive towards Sravasti. En-route visit Kapilvastu and stay at night in Sravasti.

Day 07 :-Sravasti Local Tour– Varanasi (350 KM 8Hrs)- Ganga Arti-Evening Boat Ride

After breakfast, proceed for visit Saheth (Jetvanaram) & Maheth (Angulimal Caves) . Later drive toward Varanasi. Check-in to hotel.

At evening, get ready to experience one of the most memorable moments of your life, as you will be taken for Evening Boat Ride in River Ganges. Enjoy Ganga Aarti . Get a glimpse of the spiritualism at the Ganga Ghats (river front). Stay at night at hotel in Varanasi.

Day 08 :-Varanasi–Morning Boat Ride–Sarnath-(12 Hrs, 0.5 Hrs)-first sermon of Lord Buddha

Early morning, we will be taken for a Morning Boat Ride in Ganges . It is a mystical and spiritual experience watching rituals, offerings and worship along the Ghats of Varanasi . Come back to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, we will be taken for an excursion to Sarnath. Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha delivered his First Sermon to his disciples at Deer Park (Rishipattana). The attractions at Sarnath are the Buddha Temples, the Dhamekha Stupa , Chaukhandi Stupa and the Sarnath Archaeological Museum . Stay at night in Varanasi.

Day 09 :-Varanasi –Drop to Airport Railway station

After breakfast, drop to Varanasi Railway station/Airport.

No of PAX


Package Costing
  Cost Per Person
Include Guide
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Vehicles Only
Accommodation Only
Seclect Currency

Inclusion :

Note :-    

.           This cost is valid till 31 March 2018.

         .           Upto 10 % discount till 30 Sept'17.

·          Cost as per mentioned Itinerary only.

·          Commercial vehicle which Includes all Tax, Toll tax, Parking, Driver night charges, State Tax, Nepal tax (Lumbini)

·          Pickup and Drop to/from Railway station/Airport

·          Hotel as per mention in Hotel tab with selected plan (Twin sharing room)

·          One Boat ride for about 45 min which covers all major Ghats of Varanasi ( At time of morning sun rise)

·          Complimentary Mineral water (one bottle per day per person).

Exclusion :

·          Any personal expenditure like tip, Pooja etc.

·          Any other boat ride, Guide charges(if not selected)

·          Any Entrance Ticket

·          Any Train/Flight Ticket

·          Service tax as actual

Note :

·         Any deviation in itinerary will change the above proposed cost.

·         Kindly consult with Holy Voyages Team for best deal or mail to - Holyvoyages@gmail.com

·         For 3,5,7,9… pax(Odd number) - One room will be triple sharing.

·         For single sharing room, kindly consult with Holy Voyages Team for best deal or mail to - Holyvoyages@gmail.com

·         Child below 6 is complimentary

·         Child from 6-12 will be charged as 60% of adult cost and room will be shared by existing room with extra bed (in case of cost per person and accommodation only case). No extra cost of child if selected Vehicle only

·         Child of 12 + are treated as adult.

·         We have lot more options for Hotel/Guest House/Home stay in each city. Kindly contact us for accommodation of your own choice

Hotel Detail
DestinationBudget3 Star4 Star5 Star
VaranasiPallavi International /SimilarNew Temple Town/Varanasi InternationalThe West Inn/ SimilarRadisson /Ramada
BodhgayaThai International /SimilarRK Palace/ DeltaBodhgaya Regency/SimilarImperial /Similar
PatnaWindsor/SimilarWindsor /SimilarPatilputra ExoticaMaurya/Similar
KusinagarAdelphiAdelphiNikko Lotus/ SimilarImperial /Similar
LumbiniLittle Buddha/SimilarNansc /SimilarRedsun ResortKasai
SravastiAshok GreenAshok GreenNikko Lotus/ SimilarPawan Palace

Note: This Trip can be Customized according to your Requirements. If you wish. Please Email:- buddhistpackages@gmail.com us with any questions or comments.

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