Buddhist Tour in India with Taj Mahal & Kapilvastu

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Buddhist Tour image in Kapilvastu

Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination : Delhi - Sankisa - Shravasti – Lumbini - Kusinagar - Vaishali - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi


Day 01 :- Delhi - Arrival – Akshardham Temple

After arrival in Delhi get transferred to check-in to hotel. If have time enjoy Local Sightseeing of Delhi and visit Akshardham Temple .Enjoy light and Sound show there.

Stay overnight at hotel in Delhi.

Day 02 :- Delhi-half day local sightseeing-Agra-(233 Km, 3Hr 30 Min)

After breakfast we will have half day local sightseeing of Delhi which covers Qutub Minar , Lal Quila , India Gate , Lotus Temple (If have time) and Presidents’ House. .

Later drive to Agra . Check-in to hotel. Have dinner and stay at night at hotel in Agra.

Day 03 :- Agra – Sankisa (150 KM, 3Hrs) Local Sightseeing -Buddha Temple -Elephant Pillar

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur. En-route visit Neemrana Fort , after that continue your drive to Jaipur. Check-in to hotel. Evening is free time to enjoy the city atmosphere of Pink City.

You have option to visit Chauki Dhani in Jaipur (Ticket on Own) or can enjoy Light & Sound show in Amber Fort .

After Lunch, drive to Sankisa ( Place where Buddha descended from Tushita Heaven after teaching Abhidhamma ). Check-in at hotel. Later cover sightseeing in Sankisa . Explore Buddha Temple ; Ruins of Ashokan Elephant Pillar , Mayadevi Temple and Sri Lankan Buddhist Monastery.

Have dinner and stay O/N at hotel in Sankisa.

Day 04 :-Sankisa - Lucknow- (250Km-05 hrs) - Shravasti (200km-04 hrs.)

After breakfast, drive Shravasti . Have lunch en-route in Lucknow . Visit local sightseeing (If interested) like Bhool Bhulaiya , Chota Imam bada /Bada Imam Bada etc.

On arrival in Shravasti, check in to hotel. Have dinner and stay at night at Shravasti.

Day 05 :- Shravasti - Local Sightseeing - Saheth - Maheth - Lumbini (250Km-05 Hrs.)

After breakfast, visit Shravasti local sightseeing Saheth , Jetvanaram , Maheth and Angulimal Caves .

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

Day 06 :- Lumbini - Kapilvastu-(60 Km, 1 hr 20 Min) Local sightseeing -Lumbini

After breakfast, drive to Kapilvastu – ( childhood home of Gautama Buddha). Enjoy the local sightseeing of Kapilvastu ; Childhood Home of Buddha , Kapilvastu Kingdom Complex and Tilaurakot Museum .

In evening return back to Lumbini. Night stay at hotel in Lumbini.

Day 07 :-Lumbini -Birthplace of Lord Buddha - Kushinagar -(180 Km, 4 hrs)

After breakfast, we will visit Holy Birth place of Lord Buddha .Also visit local sightseeing of Lumbini like Lumbini Garden Complex & Eternal Peace Flame .

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

Day 08 :-KushinagarLocal Visit-Kesaria(150 KM 3 hrs) -Vaishali-(60 Km, 2 hr)- Patna(50 Km 1 hr)

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

Later drive to Kesaria to visit Kesaria Buddha Stupa . Have lunch in Kesaria, drive to Vaishali . Visit last sermon place of Buddha before he gave away his begging bowl to Lichhavis.

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

Day 09 :-Patna – Nalanda-(145 Km, 4 Hr) -Ancient Nalanda University-Rajgir -(15 Km, 30 Min)

After breakfast, proceed to Nalanda , Visit the Nalanda University Ruins Archaeological Complex which one of the world’s most is ancient universities. After the walk around the ruins, visit the Xuan Zang Memorial Hall and Chinese Pagoda built by Chinese Buddhists.

Then drive to Rajgir . Check-in to hotel & stay overnight in Rajgir.

Day 10 :- Rajgir - Local Sightseeing -Griddhakuta -Bimbisar Prison- Vishwa Shanti Stupa –Bodhgaya-(71 Km, 1 Hr 30 Min)

After breakfast, Rajgir, the capital of the Magadha Empire and is a pilgrimage of Buddhists. The Japanese Buddhists have built the massive Vishwashanti Stupa (World Peace Stupa) on the Ratnagiri Hill which can be accessed by a chairlift.

The stupa has statues of Buddha at the four stages of his life - birth, enlightenment, first sermon and Mahaparinirvana . Then visit other sightseeing of Rajgir ; Griddhakuta (Vulture’s Peak) and Bimbisar Prison and Venuvaranam .

After lunch, drive to Bodhgaya . Check-in to hotel & stay overnight in Bodhgaya.

Day 11 :- Bodhgaya- Local Visit -Dungeshwari Caves -Gaya (12 KM) -Bodhgaya

After breakfast, we drive to visit Buddha Temple (Mahabodhi Temple) and Mahabodhi Tree . Visit other sightseeing places of Bodhgaya like Niranjana River , Sujata Village . Come back for lunch.

Later,drive 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 12 :- Bodhgaya - Meditation Session- Chinese/Sri Lankan/Tibetan Monastery

After breakfast, we will have a full day Meditation Session in Bodhgaya in their respective Monastery . Stay overnight in Bodhgaya..

Day 13 :- Bodhgaya - Varanasi-(300Km-06 Hrs)

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 . Night stay at hotel in Varanasi.

Day 14 :-Varanasi Morning Boat ride – Sarnath (15 Km, 30 Min)

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.

If have time enjoy Evening Ritual Ceremony in Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple in Sarnath .

Return to hotel in Varanasi. Have dinner and overnightstay at hotel in Varanasi.

Day 15 :-Varanasi–Dropto Varanasi Airport/Railway Station

After breakfast drop to Varanasi Railway Station/Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport in Varanasi for onwards journey. Return with sweet memories of Buddhist pilgrimage in India.


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







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