Overview

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour by Go India Holiday is an 07nights 08 days tour package which takes you to the most beautiful destinations of the country. Destinations covered in this tour package include Bodhgaya, Rajiri, Nalanda, Patna, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Sravasti & Varanasi.

  • 7 NIGHTS 8 DAYSDURATION
  • bodhgaya START CITY
  • bodhgaya END CITY
  • PRICE ON REQUEST

Trip Highlights

Transport
Flight/ Car/ Train

Accomodation
Budget/ Standard/ Deluxe/ Luxury

Sightseeing
Monuments/ Tourist Places

Meal
CP/ MAP/ AP

Route

  • Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Varanasi

Itinerary

  1. Day 01

    - Bodhgaya

    Arrival

    Arrival Gaya Int'l airport. Meeting and Greeting at the airport. Transfer to hotel in Bodhgaya. Bodhgaya is the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment and spiritual home of Buddhists. It attracts many believers from all over the world. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres and in the second place of the four holy sites in Buddhism.Afternoon sightseeing tour Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple - The temple, named after the Buddha, is a sacred place for the Buddhists in Bodh Gaya, Maha- bodhi tree - The tree is considered holy since Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under it. Also visit monastries of different countries and Archaeological Museum. Overnight stay at Bodhgaya Hotel.

  2. Day 02

    Bodhgaya - Patna

    By Surface

    Morning leave Bodhgaya for Patna (182 kms - 6 hrs) enroute visiting Rajgir and Nalanda. Rajgir is a site of great sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Rajgir is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site since the Buddha spent 12 years here and the first Buddhist council after the Buddha was hosted here at the Saptaparni caves. Afternoon visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail. Drive to Nalanda which is 14 kms drive and it was one of the oldest Universities of the World and International Centre for Buddhist Studies. Drive to Patna which is 90 kms, on arrival at Patna transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

  3. Day 03

    Patna - Kushinagar

    Vaishali

    Morning proceed to Kushinagar (approx. 256 kms and 07 hrs drive) enroute visiting Vaishali - place where Buddha announced the approaching of his Mahaparinirvana. After that continue drive to Kushinagar (place where Lord Buddha had left the world behind him after offering an invaluable contribution to humanity, the great religion known as Buddhism). On arrival Kushinagar, transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of Lord Buddha). Overnight stay at Kushinagar hotel.

  4. Day 04

    Kushinagar - Lumbini

    By Surface

    Morning drive to Lumbini - the birth place of Lord Buddha (180 kms and 05 hrs drive). On arrival, transfer to hotel. . Afternoon visit the birth place of Buddha - Mayadevi Temple. This place is a blessed one for its serenity and the natural beauty, purely coinciding to the perception of a place where the legend was born. Overnight stay at Lumbini hotel.

  5. Day 05

    Lumbini - Sravasti

    255 kms / 06 hrs

    Morning leave for Sravasti (225 kms and 5.30 hrs drive) enroute visiting Kapilavastu - the childhood home of Gautam Buddha. Afterthat proceed to Sravasti where the Buddha preached most of his sermons. Here he is said to have performed many miracles, and levitated. During the monsoon, he used to stay at the Jetavana monastery on the outskirts of this town. Visit Sahet Mahet and Angulimal caves. Overnight stay in Sravasti.

  6. Day 06

    Sravasti - Varanasi

    330 Kms / 07 Hrs

    Morning proceed to Varanasi (300 kms / 08 hrs drive)- one of the oldest living cities of the world. On arrival Varanasi, trip to Sarnath (12 kms from Varanasi). Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha had preached His first sermon to His five disciples after attaining enlightenment. Visit to Dhamekh Stupa - one of the most visited and most revered Buddhist Shrines in the world. Also visit Sarnath Museum. Evening back to Varanasi hotel for overnight stay.

  7. Day 07

    Varanasi - Bodhgaya

    242 kms / 07 hrs

    Early moring boat ride at River Ganges to view Sunrise. After breakfast, drive to Bodhgaya. which is 242 kms and 07 hrs drive. On arrival, transfer to hotel followed by visit to Dungeswari Caves where Buddha had meditated for some time and Niranjana River. Overnight stay in Bodhgaya.

  8. Day 08

    Bodhgaya

    Departure

    After breakfast, departure transfer to International airport to connect flight for onward destination.

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%

Tour Map

Price

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TOUR COST : Per Person on twin Sharing Basis (In INR)
Net & Non Commissionable

Vehicle No Of Pax Standard Deluxe Premium

Additional Info

Destination Nights Standard Deluxe Premium

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