Buddhist pilgrimage tour from Delhi with Agra & Kolkata in India

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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Package kolkata

Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destination : Delhi - Agra – Sankisa – Lucknow – Sravasti - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Patna - Nalanda - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Kolkata .


Day 01 :- Delhi-Arrival-Night Stay

On arrival in Delhi get transferred to check-in to hotel. Stay overnight in Delhi.

Day 02 :- Delhi– Agra -(250 Km, 3 Hrs 30 Min)- Wonder of World Taj Mahal - Agra Fort

After breakfast, drive to Agra . Check-in to hotel. Later visit the wonder of world Taj Mahal which Mughal Ruler Shah Jahan dedicated to his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. Also cover UNESCO world heritage site Agra Fort famous for Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas(hall of Public and Private audience) and houses many royal palaces of Mughal Era. Return back to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 03 :-Agra– Sankisa -Local Tour to Buddha Temple-(200 KM 4 Hrs)-Lucknow

After early breakfast, drive to Sankisa (Place where Buddha return from heaven after teaching Abhidhamma). Explore Buddha Temple , Ashokan Elephant Pillar , Sri Lankan Buddhist School and Monasteries.

After Lunch drive to Lucknow. Check-in to hotel. Have dinner and stay at night at hotel in Lucknow.

Day 04 :- Lucknow – Shravasti Local visit to Saheth and Maheth -(Lumbini (225 KM, 5Hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Srawasti where we will visit Saheth, Jetvanaram, Maheth & Angulimal Caves.

Have lunch en-route. Later drive to Lumbini . Kindly obtain double entry visa for India & single entry visa for Nepal. On arrival, check in at hotel. Have dinner and night stay at hotel.

Day 05 :-Lumbini -Local Tour to Birthplace of Buddha-Kushinagar- -(180 KM, 4 Hrs)

After breakfast, we will visit Holy Birth place of Lord Buddha.

Have lunch en-route. Later drive to Kushinagar. Dinner and night stay at hotel in Kushinagar.

Day 06 :- Kushinagar - Mahaparinirvana Temple - Rambhar Stupa - Vaishali ( 250 KM, 5 Hrs)-Patna ( 50 KM, 1 Hrs)

After Breakfast, visit local sightseeing of Kushinagar like Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of Lord Buddha) and Japan Temple.

Drive to Vaishali which is Last Sermon place of Lord Buddha. Later 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 and Buddha Stupa-I: Abhiskek Pushkarni (Coronation tank).

Drive to Patna. Dinner and night stay in Patna.

Day 07 :-Patna- Nalanda Local Visit-(100 KM, 2 Hrs)- Rajgir Local Tour-(15 KM, 0.5Hrs)-Bodhgaya (70 KM, 2 Hrs)

After breakfast, visit Nalanda for Nalanda University which is Archaeological Complex set amidst expansive lawns with monasteries and the viharas. Interesting structures to look out for include: steps leading up to perhaps a dais for professors and stupas with images of the Buddha carved in. Also, visit the Xuan Zang Memorial Hall and Chinese Pagoda built by Chinese Buddhists.

Later drive to Rajgir. It was the capital of the Magadha Empire and is a pilgrimage for Buddhists. The Japanese Buddhists have built the massive Vishwa Shanti Stupa on the Ratnagiri Hill which can be accessed by a chairlift. The stupa has statue of Lord Buddha at the four stages of his life-birth, enlightenment, teaching and death. Griddhakuta (Vulture’s Peak) , located on Ratnagiri Hill is another site where Buddha stopped by to preach. Later proceed to Bodhgaya. Dinner .

Day 08 :- Bodhgaya Local Tour to Dungeshwari Caves- Gaya(12 KM) - Bodhgaya

After breakfast, visit Lord Buddha Temple. Also cover Bodhgaya sightseeing of Bodhi Tree . Come back for lunch.

Later drive to Gaya (12 Km). En-route visit Dungeshwari Cave Temples also known as the Mahakala Caves located 12 km northeast of Bodhgaya. Lord Buddha underwent years of penance here before he descended to Bodhgaya.

Return back to Bodhgaya. Have dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 09 :-Bodhgaya- Varanasi - Boat Ride + Ganga Aarti -Ghats Visit-(300 KM 6 hr)-Ganga Arti

After Breakfast get transferred to Varanasi. Check-in to hotel and have lunch in hotel.

In evening, get ready to experience one of the most memorable moments of your life, as you will be taken for world famous Ganga Aarti at Dashaswamedh Ghat. Get a glimpse of the cultural diversity and social and religious activities being carried out at the Ganga Ghats . Night Stay at hotel in Varanasi.

Day 10 :-Varanasi-Morning Boat ride – Sarnath (15 KM, 0.5 Hr)– Drop to airport for Kolkata

Early morning feel spirituality of Subah-e-Banaras in Varanasi in which you will enjoy Boat Ride in the Ganges while Sunrise. Experience the different Ghats of Varanasi. Each Ghat has its own history and value. 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 . The attractions at Sarnath are the Buddha Temples, Dhamekha Stupa , Chaukhandi Stupa , Deer Park (Rishipattana), Mulagandh Kuti Vihara and the Archaeological Museum .

Drop to airport for Kolkata. Stay overnight in Kolkata hotel.

Day 11 :- Kolkata – Local Sightseeing- Victoria Memorial -Indian Museum

After breakfast, we will have local sightseeing of Kolkata. We will cover Victoria Memorial / Indian Museum /Tagore House. Have dinner and stay overnight in Kolkota.

Day 12 :-Kolkata – Local Visit–Kolkata Buddhist Centre-Drop to airport

After breakfast, we will cover Fo Kuang Shan Calcutta Buddhist Centre, Mother Teresa Home , Mullik Ghat, Flower Market and Howrah Bridge.

In Evening catch the flight for onward journey with pleasant memory of holy trip in India.


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