Buddhist Religious Tour Package with Sankasya & Agra in India

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Bodhgaya Tour with Sankasya

Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Sankasia - Lucknow - Sravasti – Lumbini - Kusinagar - Vaishali - Patna - Nalanda -Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi

Day 01 :-Arrival - Delhi-Evening leisure

Upon arrival at Delhi Airport meet our representative for transfer to hotel. Check-in to hotel.Enjoy rest of day in leisure.

Day 02 :-Delhi – Agra-Wonder of World Taj Mahal-Agra Fort (220 KM, 04 Hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Agra.Check-in to hotel in Agra. Later,visit the beautiful Symbol of Love and “Wonder of World Taj Mahal.” ( Closed on Friday). Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the monument in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal.

Continue the tour visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site Agra Fort containing the Royal Residential Palaces of Mughal Dynasty. Visit Halls of Public (Diwan-i-Aam ) and Halls of Private Audience (Diwan-i-Khas) and beautiful gardens.

Dinner and night stay in Agra.

Day 03 :-Agra- Sankasya (200 KM-04 Hrs )-Local Visit to Ashokan Elephant Pillar -Lucknow (250 KM/ By road/05 Hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Sankasya ( Place where Lord Buddha returned from heaven after teaching Abhidhamma ).

Explore Lord Buddha Temple , Ashokan Elephant Pillar which is symbolic of Dream of Maya Devi (The Mother of Buddha) who saw Elephant on conception of Lord Buddha . Also visit Maya Devi Temple and Sri Lankan Buddhist School in Sankasya .

After lunch in Sankasiya, drive to Lucknow . Check-in to hotel. Have dinner and night stay at hotel in Lucknow.

Day 04 :-Lucknow –Sravasti (200 KM, 4 Hrs) -Local Tour to Saheth & Maheth- Lumbini(225 KM - 4 hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Sravasti to visit Saheth ( Jetvanaram) & Maheth (Angulimal Caves). You will also visit other Sightseeing of Shravasti like Jetavana Vihara , Anandha Bodhi Tree , Monasteries , Angulimala's Stupa and Anathapindika's Stupa .

Later, drive to Lumbini . Kindly obtain double entry visa for India & single entry visa for Nepal . Have dinner and night stay at hotel in Lumbini.

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

After breakfast, we will visit Holy Birth place of Siddhartha Gautama . Later, drive to other Local Sightseeing of Lumbini like Maya Devi Temple , Eternal Peace Flame , Lumbini Museum , Thai Buddhist Monastery and Myanmar Golden Temple .

Later, drive to Kushinagar . Have dinner and night stay at hotel in Kushinagar.

Day 06 :-Kushinagar- Local Tour to Mahaparinirvana Temple-Rambhar Stupa-Kesariya (150 KM, 2Hrs)-Vaishali (120 KM, 3 Hrs)- Patna ( 50 KM, 1 Hr)

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

Later drive to Patna en-route visit Kesaria to cover Biggest Ancient Buddhist Stupa-Kesaria Stupa .

Later drive to Last Sermon Place of Lord Buddha in Vaishali . Later, visit other Sightseeing of Vaishali like Ashokan Pillar, Ananda Stupa , Abhishek Pushkaran , Buddha Stupas , Kutagar Shala Vihara and more.

Later, drive to Patna. Check-in to hotel. Have dinner and night stay in Patna.

Day 07 :- Patna–Nalanda (80 KM, 2 Hrs) -Local visit to Nalanda University- Rajgir(15 KM, 30 Min)– Bodhgaya (35 KM, 2 Hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Nalanda to visit Nalanda University Ruins Archaeological Complex . 10,000 monks and professors resided here at that time. After the walk around the ruins, visit the Xuan Zang Memorial Hall which is a Chinese Pagoda.

Later, drive for Rajgir , the Ancient 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. The stupa has statues of Buddha at the four stages of his life - birth, enlightenment, teaching and death. Griddhakuta (Vulture Peak) is another site where Lord Buddha stopped by to preach. Also visit Venuvanaram and Bimbisar Prison .

After lunch, drive to Bodhgaya . Have dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 08 :-Bodhgaya- Place of enlightenment of Siddhartha -Dungeshwari Caves- (12 KM, 30 Min)-Bodhgaya

After breakfast visit Lord Buddha Temple (Mahabodhi Temple) . Explore other Local Sightseeing of Bodhgaya like Bodhi Tree under which Lord Buddha got enlightenment and Buddhist Monasteries .

The Mahabodhi Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and world famous Buddhist Pilgrimage place in India built adjacent to the site of enlightenment in the 6th century AD.

Later, drive to Gaya, visit Dungeshwari Cave Temples also known as the Mahakala Caves. Lord Buddha under went years of penance here before he descended to Bodhgaya. Also cover, Sujata Village Temple.

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

Day 09 :-Bodhgaya –Varanasi (300 KM, 6 Hrs)-Evening Ganga Ceremony

After Breakfast drive to Varanasi . Check-in to 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 .

Have dinner and night stay at hotel in Varanasi.

Day 10 :- Varanasi-Morning Boat Ride during Subah-e-Banaras–Sarnath (15 KM, 30 Min)-Lord Buddha’s First Sermon Place at Deer Park

Early morning feel spirituality of Subah-e-Banaras in Varanasi in which you will enjoy Boat Ride in the Ganges during 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 .

If have interest, visit Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple to perform evening ritual ceremony.

Have dinner and night stay at hotel in Varanasi.

Day 11 :- Varanasi –Drop to Airport for Delhi

After breakfast, free for your own activities. Latter drop to Lal Bahadur Shastri, Varanasi Airport or railway station to board the flight/train for onwards journey.


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*Etios   Etios / Indigo / Swift (4+1 seated)
*Innova   Innova / Tavera (6+1/7+1)







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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