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–Evening Light & Sound Show in Akshardham Temple

On arrival in Delhi get transferred to check-in to hotel. If have time enjoy evening Light & Sound Show in World’s Largest Temple Akshardham Temple.

Return to hotel and stay overnight in Delhi.

Day 02 :-Delhi– Agra (250 KM, 3.5Hrs) - Wonder of World Taj Mahal & Agra Fort

After breakfast, 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-i-Aam (Hall of Public Audience) and Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) and houses many royal palaces of Mughal Era.

Return back to hotel and stay overnight in Agra.

Day 03 :-Agra – Sankisa (200 KM 4 Hrs) - Local Tour to Buddha Temple – Lucknow (225 KM, 5Hrs)

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 (200 KM, 4 Hrs) -Saheth and Maheth-Lumbini (225 KM, 5Hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Shravasti 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 in Lumbini.

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 .Also cover Sightseeing of Lumbini like Eternal Peace Flame and Maya Devi Temple .

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

Day 06 :-Kushinagar - Mahaparinirvana Temple - Rambhar Stupa/MukutbandhanChaitya -Vaishali ( 250 KM, 5 Hrs)-Patna (40 KM, 1 Hr)

After Breakfast, visit local sightseeing of Kushinagar like Mahaparinirvana Temple ( where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa also called Mukutbandhan Chaitya (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.check in at hotel & have dinner and night stay in Patna.

Day 07 :-Patna - Nalanda (100 KM, 2 Hrs)-Rajgir Local Tour(40 KM, 30 Min)-Bodhgaya (70 KM,2Hrs)

After breakfast, visit Nalanda for Nalanda University which is Archaeological Complex set amidst expansive lawns with monasteries and the viharas. 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. Vishwa Shanti Stupa on the Ratnagiri Hill 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. Visit Bimbisar Prison , Venuvana Kalandakanivapa and Hot Spring .

Later, proceed to Bodhgaya . check in at hotel & have dinner and night stay at hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 08 :- Bodhgaya -Local Tour to Dungeshwari Caves (35 KM, 30 Min) - Bodhgaya

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

Later, drive to Gaya.En-route visit Dungeshwari Cave Temples also known as the Mahakala Caves. 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 -Evening Ganga Aarti -Ghats Visit (300 KM 6 Hrs)- Ganga Arti –Kolkata Transfer

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 Dashashwamedh Ghat . Get a glimpse of the cultural diversity and social and religious activities being carried out at the Ganga Ghats in Varanasi . Stay overnight at hotel in Varanasi.

Day 10 :-Varanasi-Morning Boat ride –Sarnath(15 KM, 30 Min)– 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(Rishipattana) .Other Local Sightseeing of Sarnath is the Buddha Temples , Dhamekha Stupa , Chaukhandi Stupa , Mulagandh Kuti Vihara and the Archaeological Museum.

Drop to Varanasi Airport for Kolkata . On arrival, check in to hotel in Kolkata. Stay overnight.

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 drop to Kolkata Airport and catch flight for onwards journey. Return with pleasant memory of holy trip in India.

   

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