Overview

Journey Of Lord Buddha Tour

Buddhism is the religion which originated from the teachings of Buddha during his life time after getting the truth of life. In the search of truth and dharma and to find relief from sufferings, he moved out of his kingdom adopting the life of an ascetic. Buddha finally achieved nirvana or enlightenment at the young age of 35 while meditating under a banyan tree in Gaya in Bihar. After getting enlightenment he moved on to Sarnath to deliver his first sermon and continued his journey.

  • 14 NIGHTS 15 DAYSDURATION
  • new-delhi START CITY
  • new-delhi END CITY
  • Starting Price Per Person

Trip Highlights

Transport
Flight/ Car/ Train

Accomodation
Budget/ Standard/ Deluxe/ Luxury

Sightseeing
Monuments/ Tourist Places

Meal
CP/ MAP/ AP

Route

  • Delhi – Lucknow – Sravasti – Lumbini – Kapilavastu – Kushinagar – Varanasi – Sarnath – Bodh Gaya – Rajgir – Ratnagiri/ Lalitgiri Caves – Bhubaneshwar (Dhauli Caves) – Delhi.

Itinerary

  1. Day 01

    New Delhi

    Arrival

    On arrival at Indira Gandhi International airport, meet & greet by our representative & transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. 
    New Delhi:- The capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern era. Standing along the west End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture, rich with cultural & architectural diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, this city is a travel hub of Northern India.Delhi is a palimpsest, bearing the complexities, the contradictions, the beauty and the dynamism of a city where the past coexists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Diverse cultural elements absorbed into the daily life of the city have enriched its character.

  2. Day 02

    New Delhi

    Local City Tour

    After breakfast, guided tour of historic city of Delhi. The city where one can experience the influence of the many rulers who ruled this region, a city built and destroyed and re-built over seven times. The guided tour takes to the monuments that depict the different eras. The tour includes the drive past to magnificent Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, Asia's largest mosque, Rajghat - the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi - the "Father of the Nation". Afternoon tour of New Delhi to include Humanyun Tomb, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, President'' House and drive through Connaught Place. In evening you may go for the Light & Sound show at Red Fort (optional). Overnight at hotel.

  3. Day 03

    New Delhi - Sravasti

    170 kms

    In morning after breakfast, transfer to the domestic airport to board the flight to Lucknow. Upon arrival in Lucknow meet to driver and drive to Sravasti (170 kms). Upon arrival in Sravasti, transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel.Sravasti, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, has the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetvana Gardens.The city believed to be founded by the mythological king Sravast, has age-old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples. Buddha is said to have performed some miracles here.

  4. Day 04

    Sravasti - Lumbini

    225 kms

    After breakfast at hotel,proceed for the sightseeing tour of Sravasti including visit Sahet Mahet, capital of ancient Kingdom of Kosala, Jetvana Vihar & Buddhist temples. Later drive to Lumbini. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, was located in 1890 after being untraced for 1,500 years.Three hundred years after the Mahaparinirvana, Emperor Ashoka visited Lumbini and erected a pillar there. This pillar, though broken, still remains at the site. It is known as the Rummendei Pillar after the earlier name of the place (modern name Rupandhei) in Nepal.

  5. Day 05

    Lumbini - Kushinagar

    148 kms

    After breakfast in hotel, take a half day guided tour of Lumbini, declared a World Heritage Site. Visit the Sacred Gardens, Ashoka pillar and Lumbini Museum.Later drive to Kushinagar via Kapilavastu. 91 kms from Lumbini is Kapilavastu, where Lord Buddha spent the formative years of his youth; where he saw suffering and pain, disease and death. Visit the main stupa complex, eastern stupa and the ruins of the palace. Continue drive for Kushinagar - the place where Buddha passed into Parinirvana.Upon arrival check in to the hotel.

  6. Day 06

    Kushinagar - Varanasi

    260 kms / 06 hrs

    After breakfast at hotel proceed for the half day tour of Kushinagar visiting the Ramabha stupa, which stands, on the spot where the body of the Lord was cremated. Also visit Natha Kumarka Kot enshrining the large recumbent figure of Buddha in the state of Nirvana. Drive to Varanasi and upon arrival check in to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has served as the most significant pilgrimage site for Hindus for the last three centuries. It is more than 6 centuries older than the period of Christ. Buddha gave his first sermon nearby here in Sarnath. The history dates back 2,500 years when an Aryan tribe settle in this land from the North.While there are more than 200 temples and 52 ghats along the holy river Gagnes, few buildings are older than the 16th century since when Muslim armies, lead by Qutbuddin Aibak, raided in the 11th century, they destroyed all the ancient Hindu temples.

  7. Day 07

    Varanasi

    City Tour

    Morning proceed for the boat ride at river Ganges. Back to hotel for breakfast then proceed for the tour to Sarnath - the principle centre of Buddhism. It was here around 530 B.C that Buddha preached his 1st sermon after gaining enlightenment. Visit the Choukhandi Stupa, Dhamekh and Dharmarajika stupas. Return to Varanasi. Afternoon visit the ghats and temples. Overnight at hotel.

  8. Day 08

    Varanasi - Bodhgaya

    242 kms / 06 hrs

    In the morning after breakfast drive to Bodhgaya, one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres. It was here that Gautam attained enlightenment and became Buddha under the "Bodhi" tree. On arrival check into hotel. Evening free for relaxation. Overnight at hotel.

  9. Day 09

    Bodhgaya - Rajgir

    193 kms / 4 hrs & 30 mins

    After breakfast proceed for the half-day city tour of Bodh Gaya visiting the Bodhi tree, Satabodhi temple, Japanese and Tibetan monasteries along with Magadha University museum are also visited. Enroute to Rajgir, stopover at the Baraliar caves - the earliest examples of rock cut caves. Most impressive craftsmanship of carving and rock inscription can be seen. These caves served as inspiration for the setting of E.M Foresters "A Passage to India". Arrive Rajgir and overnight at hotel.

  10. Day 10

    Rajgir

    Excursion Tour Nalanda

    Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit Nalanda - the world's oldest university founded in the 5th century. Also visit monasteries and temples with impressive Buddhist & Hindu images. The Institute for research into Buddhism and Pali literature, which houses rare manuscripts, is also worth visiting for the enthusiasts. Archaeological museum is also not to be missed for the rare collections. In the afternoon visit the Indasala caves, where Sakka came to ask the Buddha his eight questions. Return to Rajgir. Overnight at hotel.

  11. Day 11

    Rajgir - Patna

    105 kms / 02 hrs

    Breakfast at hotel. Half day guided tour of Rajgir the capital of 6th century Magadha Empire. It was revered site of Buddha’s discourses. Buddha spent many years here. Visit Gridhrakula, Sapataparni cave, Ajatsatru fort and Venuvana. Drive to Patna. Overnight at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  12. Day 12

    Patna - Ratnagiri

    By Surface

    Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Ratnagiri. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  13. Day 13

    Ratnagiri

    Local Sightseeing Tour

    After proceed for the full day city tour of the three main Buddhist destinations in Orissa: Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri. At Ratangiri visit the two large monasteries and a huge stupa and at Lalitgiri visit the brick pagodas, stone porches and the prayer halls. Overnight at Hotel.

  14. Day 14

    Ratnagiri - Bhubneshwar

    By Surface

    Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Bhubaneshwar. On the way stop over at the Dhauli, the place where the Emperor Asoka renounced bloodshed and embraced the teachings of Buddhism. Visit the Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda) and the Asokan rock edicts, which were built by the emperor throughout his empire. Arrival at Bhubaneshwar. Overnight at hotel.

  15. Day 15

    Bhubneshwar - New Delhi

    By Flight

    Breakfast at hotel. In time transfer to the airport to board your flight for Delhi.

Inclusion

Exclusion

  • Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis as Per Plan.
  • Assistance on Arrival & Departure.
  • Daily Breakfast at Hotel.
  • Private A/c vehicle for Airport transfers & sightseeing.
  • All permit fees & hotel taxes
  • Air Fare/Train fare.
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips. Liquor, boating & joy rides.
  • Any other item not specified in “Cost Includes.
  • City Guide.
  • Monument Entry Fees.
  • Video Camera & Camera Fees etc.
  • Any meals / tipping / personal exp etc.
  • Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).
  • Govt. Service Tax. 05%

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