Indian Buddhist Circuit
Duration: 11 Days
Itinerary At Glance:
Siddharth Gautam, born as the son of a king means he was prince, grew up in Kapilvastu amidst luxury and splendour. At early age of 29 he left earthly distraction behind, to begin his quest for the true meaning of life -a search that took him to the land of Magadha In Bihar. At Bodhgaya, after years of penance and deprivation, he attained Enlightenment under the sacred Bodhi tree-to which changes his life from ordinary person to Lord Buddha. In the fabled deer park at Sarnath near Varanasi, Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. He then travelled widely preaching his philosophy. At the age of 80, in the forest of Kushinagar, he entered perfect tranquillity-the state of "Parinirvana." Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar, Sravasti, Vaishali all these sacred places of Buddha continue the legacy of this remarkable being who practiced and preached peace, purity and love. Ghum India Ghum invite you now to this special world one not just of spectacular temples, monasteries and stupas but where you may actually walk in the footsteps of "The Enlightened One"-the man, who changed the world. Come Explore Indian Buddhist circuit tour with Ghum India Ghum and get unbeatable rate and services.
Itinerary at Glance :-
Day 01 :- Arrive Kolkata and half day Kolkata local
This morning arrive in Kolkata airport/ Railway station, Meet and greet our representative and later transfer to hotel and after relaxing go for half day city tour of Kolkata, Start your places to visit in Kolkata by visiting famous the Dalhousie Square that covers many major sites such as Raj Bhavan, St. Johns church, High Court, GPO, Town Hall, Writers Building and other popular colonial buildings. Also visit Victoria Memorial (Closed on Mondays and National Holidays), St. Pauls Church and the Mother House founded by Mother Teresa (Closed on Thursdays). Post exploring the popular sightseeing places in Kolkata , Return to hotel. Night stay in Kolkata
Day 02 :- Kolkata - Patna (by flight own expense) Patna- Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya (190 kms/ 6-7 hrs)
This morning drop to Kolkata airport as per flight timing(ask for pack breakfast from hotel if its early morning flight) to board flight for Patna by air. On arrival in Patna meet your friendly drive and Drive to Bodhgaya is place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment and which is one of the most sacred pilgrimage places for the Buddhist Pilgrimage in India. En-route go for Nalanda and Rajgir tour package. Nalanda- was great centre of Buddhist learning in Asia and one of the most reputed university citadels of ancient times. Rajgir-it was once the capital of the powerful kingdom of Maghada in ancient times, this tour also called bodhgaya nalanda rajgir tour itinerary. Post Rajgir Nalanda tour drive to Patna which 90kms from Nalanda, on arrival in Patna night stay in hotel.Later on arrival in Bodhgaya night stay in hotel.
Day 03 :- Places to visit in Bodhgaya
This morning post healthy breakfast at hotel, Go for sightseeing of Bodhgaya tourism. Main attraction of Bodh Gaya is UNESCO world Heritage site "Maha Bodhi temple complex" , Under the Bodhi Tree here, Siddhartha Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha, or in other word go the Enlightened one here which changes his life from ordinary person to Lord Buddha and he started Buddhism which become one of the greatest religion of the world. Also don't forget to visit River Nirajnana in which the Lord Buddha bathed post attaining enlightenment it flows quietly just outside the tiny hamlet. Post Lunch go for Bodhgaya Temple tour first visit The Great Buddha Statue which is 80 feet in height, Later visit famous and beautiful Buddhist monasteries and temples which have been constructed by the people of buddhist nations like Srilanka, Bhutan, China, Japan, South Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam in a huge areas in and around the Mahabodhi Temple. Post best itinerary tour of Bodhgaya, stay overnight in Bodhgaya.
Day 04 :- Bodhgaya to Varanasi (275 kms / 6-7 hrs.)
Morning Post yummy breakfast Check from hotel and drive to Oldest city of the world Varanasi, After long drive Check in to Varanasi hotel and Post relaxing for sometime, In the evening time first go to Manikarnika ghat or Burning than Participate in the world famous Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat. After completion of places to visit in Varanasi or best itinerary for Varanasi tour, enjoy your overnight stay in Kashi.
Day 05 :- Varanasi (morning boat ride) to Sarnath to Kushinagar (250kms/6-7hrs)
Wake up Early this morning and go take a Subah-e-Benaras(Sunrise of Varanasi) boat trip to enjoy the mesmerising sunrise and also see historical ghats of Varanasi. In the boat trip one can understand Tradition and Culture of Kashi, Uniqueness of Kashi, Why Kashi hold such an important place in Hinduism post varanasi sunrise trip return to hotel have your healthy breakfast and relax. Later Check out and visit Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha had preached his sermon/dharma to his first five disciples after attaining enlightenment in Bodhgaya under sacred Bodhi Tree. In Sarnath visit holy Dhamek Stupa - most visited and its is one of the most important Buddhist shrine in the world. Later also visit museum, Thai temple, Main temple, these are places to visit in Sarnath. Later Post Lunch, drive to Varanasi for Kushinagar which is also a long drive. Stay overnight in Kushinagar.
Day 06 :- Kushinagar tourism and Kushinagar to Lumbini (170 kms / 4 hrs ) | Lumbini to Balrampur(197 kms /6 hrs)
Post tempting breakfast, Check out and go for Kushinagar Temple tour, Kushinagar is very important Buddhist pilgrimage site, As per Buddhism Lord Gautama Buddha attained Parinirvana, after his death. Later visit (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of Lord Buddha), May also visit Parinirvana Stupa and Parinirvana Temple, Wat Thai Temple, Japanese temple. Post the places to visit in Kushinagar,
In afternoon drive to Birth place of lord buddha Lumbini which is located in Nepal. On arrival go for places to visit in Lumbini start with Pillar of Ashoka Brahmi inscription on the pillar is dated back to 3rd-century BCE, Ancient, Ancient Mayadevi Temple which is main temple of Lumbini, After finishing Lumbini temple tour proceed to Balrampur . Stay overnight in Balrampur.
Day 07 :- Balrampur to Sravasti (20kms/30mins) | Sravasti to Lucknow (160kms/3.5hrs)
This morning after tasty breakfast, drive to Lucknow and On the way visit other important site on your Indian Buddhist circuit Sravasti which have age-old stupas, huge majestic viharas and several ancient temples near the village of "Sahet-Mahet" which establish Buddha's association with Shravasti. It is said that the Vedic period king, Shravasta, founded this town and it was capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, an active centre for Buddhism. Stay Overnight in Lucknow.
Day 08 :- Lucknow half day local and Lucknow to Agra (350kms/5hrs)
Post mouth-watering breakfast, check out and go for places to visit in Lucknow like Bara Imambara & Chota Imambara, Lucknow Zoo, Hazratganj Market, Post best itinerary tour of Lucknow drive to driving to Mughal city Agra via newly build expressway and On your arrival in Agra check-into your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the day free for relaxing.
Day 09 :- Agra local and Agr to Delhi (230kms/4hrs)
This is one of the exciting day of the tour, post breakfast check out and go for sightseeing tour of Agra city starts with Taj Mahal tour, the visit or time spend to the Taj Mahal will long be remembered by you, Listed among most amazing Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is the emblem of eternal love. The Taj Mahal was built in 1653 by late Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Built with white marble, this monument is on top of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This epitome of love leaves the visitors speechless with its architectural magnificence. In the presence of moon light, it excels like a flawlessly carved diamond; looking as if instantly out of some magical saga and Later visit the Huge Agra fort or Red fort of Agra a UNESCO world heritage site and 2nd most famous monument of Agra, built by the great Emperor Akbar, this was main residence of Mughal rulers till 1638 buit of Red stand stones. if time permit, you may also visit Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah also know as Baby Taj Mahal. Post completion of Palce to visit in Agra tour or best itinerary for Agra, Later drive to Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 10 :- Delhi Local Sightseeing( Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Humayun Tomb are closed on Monday)
Post delicious breakfast at hotel, Meet your Tour guide and go for Delhi tour of your Golden Triangle tour or Delhi-Agra-Jaipur tour. later go for Old Delhi city tour- by visiting the Raj Ghat, driving pasting Red fort, Than visit Jama Masjid- India Largest Mosque are important places to visit, you may also visit Chandni Chowk, spice market etc. Fo better understanding of Old Delhi tour you may go for Rickshaw ride tour and ride through the bazaars and streets of Old Delhi (Optional cost). Later on proceed for city tour of New Delhi. The Qutub Minar, which is UNESCO Heritage site in Delhi and tallest stone tower in India, imposing India Gate and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Lotus Temple. Post completion of Palce to visit in Delhi tour or best itinerary for Delhi tour, stay overnight in Delhi hotel.
Day 11 :- Delhi dropping
After the tasty breakfast, pack your bag and baggage with a promise of come back again to Incredible India for Buddhist Circuit Tour In India. Proceed to Delhi Airport/Railway station on time to board your flight/train with a lot of sweet memories of your Buddhist Circuit Tour Package. Do fill the feedback form available to chauffer so that we can keep check and balance of our services.
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- Accommodation On double/ Twin sharing in mentioned/similar hotels
- Meal Plan Will Be On Cpai (Room + Breakfast ).
- 1N Kolkata, 2N Bodhgaya, 1N Varanasi, 1N Kushinagar, 1N Balrampur, 1N Luncknow, 1N Agra, 2N Delhi
- All transfer in By Air Conditioned Private car.
- 01 Morning boat ride in Varanasi
- All sightseeing As Per The Itinerary
- Airport Pick -up & Drop
- Local English speaking guides for a Day in Delhi, Agra and Varanasi
- All Parkings,Toll
- Inter State Taxes
- Driver Allowance
- All Hotel Taxes
- 500ml packaged water daily per person
- Package cost as per 02 person travelling together
- Website costing as per standard hotels, email us for upgraded hotels packages
For Solo Traveler Paid extra 730 USD Extra
- Meals Not Mentioned In The Itinerary
- Entry Fees To Monuments And Palaces.
- Anything Not Mentioned In The Inclusions.
- Porterage At Hotels And Airports, Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Liquors, Wine, Etc.
- All Items Of Personal Nature.
- Any Cost Arising Due To Natural Calamities Like Landslides, Roadblocks, Etc.
- Any Increase In Taxes Or Fuel Leading To An Increase In Surface Transport.
- Mandatory X- Mas / New Year Eve Supplementary Charges , That Should Be Paid By The Guest Directly To The Hotels Concerned..
Hotel will be same or Similar Category hotel depends on availability
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