Detailed Itinerary: Varanasi – Sravasti – Lumbini – Kushinagar – Vaishali – Patna – Rajgir – Bodhgaya
Day 01: (Arrival Varanasi)
Arrival Varanasi by air from Delhi, transfer to hotel. Post lunch at 14:30 hours an excursion to Sarnath – where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after Enlightenment. It was here that he taught the keys aspects of Buddhism the four noble truths, the eightfold path and the middle way philosophy. Evening at 17:00 hours back to hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day – 2 (Varanasi – Sravasti)
Early morning at around 05:00 hours boat ride at river Ganges to view Sunrise. The best time to take the boat ride is at dawn when the temples at the river front are bathed in a lovely hue of orange and the Ghats are just beginning to bustle with various activities and rituals. Back to hotel at 06:30 hours for breakfast and check out at 08:30 hours & start drive to Sravasti (300 kms / 07 hour’s drive). Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day – 3 (Sravasti – Lumbini)
Sravasti – Lord Buddha is believe to have spent 25 rainy seasons here preaching his teachings. Morning post breakfast at 08:30 hours visit Sahet Mahet, capital of ancient Kingdom of Kosala, Jetavana Vihara and Buddhist temples. Post lunch drive to Lumbini (225 kms/ 5.5 hour’s drive). dinner & overnight stay at hotel, Lumbini.
Day – 4 (Lumbini – Kushinagar)
Morning after breakfast at 08:30 hours visit Mahadevi Temple – the birth place of Lord Buddha. Post lunch drive to Kushinagar (180 kms / 05 hours drive). On arrival Kushinagar, check in to hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day – 5 (Kushinagar – Vaishali – Patna)
After breakfast at 08:00 hours drive to Patna via Vaishali (240 kms / 5.5 hours drive). Vaishali is believed to be the first republic of the world, having an elected body of representatives hold special significance for Buddhist devotees. Post lunch continue drive to Patna (55 kms / 1.5 hours). On arrival, check in to hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day – 6 (Patna – Rajgir – Bodhgaya)
Morning post breakfast at 08:00 hours, leave Patna for Bodhgaya (182 kms / 6 hour’s drive) en-route visiting Rajgir and Nalanda. Lunch in a local restaurant in Rajgir. Post lunch visit to Nalanda – of the oldest Universities of the World and International Centre for Buddhist Studies. Later drive on to Bodhgaya; dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day – 7 (In Bodhgaya)
Bodhgaya – the most important Buddhist pilgrimage center, is the place where Lord Buddha entered into meditation after being moved by the sufferings of mankind.Morning post breakfast at 08:30 hours leave for day long sightseeing visiting Mahabodhi Temple, Niranjana River and Sujata Village. Lunch at city restaurant. After the tour at 17:00 hours back to hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day – 8 (Bodhgaya – Patna (Departure))
Morning after breakfast at 08:30 hours transfer to Patna airport (130 kms / 2.5 hour’s drive) on time to board return flight at 14:00 hours to Delhi.
Highlights of the tour:
- Visit most famous Buddhist circuit of India.
- Professional driver with very good quality of vehicle
- Services of knowledgeable guide of relevant subject
- All inclusive package & conducted tour
- One exclusive ac vehicle for the entire tour as per itinerary
- One English speaking local guide during sightseeing
- 07 night’s accommodation on Double / Triple sharing basis
- Full board meals – Breakfast & Dinner in staying hotel and lunch at city restaurant on fixed menu
- Monument entry fee as per itinerary
- Package drinking water – 500ml (2 bottle per day per person)
- All applicable tax
List of hotels – 4 Star
- Sravasti – Lotus Sutra Hotel
- Lumbini – Hotel Lumbini Gardne
- Kushinagar – The Imperial Kushinagar
- Patna – Lemon Tree Hotel
- Bodhgaya – Bodhgaya Regency
Tour Cost: Per person cost
|4 Star Hotel|
|2 PAX||USD 1004||USD 947||USD 496||USD 231|
|4 PAX||USD 844||USD 787||USD 496||USD 231|
|8 PAX||USD 776||USD 719||USD 496||USD 231|
SRS – Single room supplement
CWB – Child with bed
CWNB – Child with no bed
New year eve dinner supplement:
3 Star – USD 25 PP| 4 Star – USD 42 PP
X Mass dinner supplement:
3 Star – USD 17 PP| 4 Star – USD 33 PP
Peak period surcharges: 15% on mentioned price if travel
Between 20th Dec 2018 till 05th Jan 2019