Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Duration: 20 Days / 19 Nights
Destinations: New Delhi - Agra - Gwalior - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Patna - Lumbini - Lucknow - New Delhi
Attractions: Chandni Chowk - Jama Masjid - Humayun's tomb - Qutub Minar - Raj Ghat - India Gate - President's House - Taj Mahal - Sas Bahu Ka Mandir - Jai Vilas Palace - Moti Mahal - Mansing Palace - Chitragupta Temple - Vishwanath Temple - Matengeswara Temple

Day 01 New Delhi

Arrival at the International airport. You will be received by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening to enjoy the sound & light show at the Red fort.

Day 02 New Delhi

Move out for sight seeing tour of Old and New Delhi which includes visit to Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Humayun's tomb, Kutub Minar, Raj Ghat, India Gate, President's House. Evening to shop around the illuminated streets of Connaught Place.

Day 03 Agra

After the leisurely morning drive straight to Agra. On arrival check-in your hotel and move out to see the Agra fort and the magnificent Taj Mahal during sunset.

Day 04 Gwalior

In the morning drive straight to Gwalior and on arrival check-in your hotel. After the brief leisure proceed for the sight seeing of this Royal City. The sight seeing includes visit to the huge Gwalior fort situated on a high hill, Sas Bahu Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Moti Mahal, Mansing Palace and the museum.

Day 05 Khajuraho

Proceed for full day sight seeing of Eastern and Southern group of Khajuraho temples built by Chandelas a dynasty which survived for five centuries before falling to the onslaught of Islam) and see the various erotic sculpture carved over the temples. Evening to join the Khajuraho festival at the temples.

Day 06 Khajuraho

Morning at leisure and the proceed for half day sight seeing of western group of Khajuraho temples which includes Kandaryia Mahadeo, Chaunsat Yogini, Chitragupta temple, Vishwanath Temple and Matengeswara Temple. Evening to enjoy illuminated temples with the cultural folk lure. Over night at the hotel.

Day 07 Khajuraho

Move out for the sight seeing of wonderful temples of Khajuraho. The erotic temples of Khajuraho show the other aspect of Indian Spirituality. Visit the western, eastern and southern group of temples.

Day 08 Varanasi

Morning at leisure. Move out for an excursion to Ranah falls. There after you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight for Varanasi-the oldest living cities in the world, where one can witness and experience Hindu religion in its most authentic way. On arrival check-in your hotel. Enjoy the Riksha ride while exploring this old city in the evening.

Day 09 Varanasi

Move out for a morning guided spiritual tour along the banks of the river Ganges and also take a boat ride over this sacred river. Here you will witness the Sadhus taking dip in the Ganges with their daily practices of Surya Namaskar (Preying of Lord Sun while taking dip in the Ganges) and different rituals of Hindu religion performed on the banks of Ganges. After breakfast move out for the city sight seeing tour which includes Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Durga Temple, and Tulsi Manas Temple

Day 10 Varanasi - Bodhgaya

Move out for a morning guided spiritual tour along the banks of the river Ganges and also take a boat ride over this sacred river. Here you will witness the Sadhus taking dip in the Ganges with their daily practices of Surya Namaskar (Preying of Lord Sun while taking dip in the Ganges) and different rituals of Hindu religion performed on the banks of Ganges. After breakfast move out for the city sight seeing tour which includes Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Durga Temple, and Tulsi Manas Temple. Later drive to Bodhgaya and on arrival check-in your hotel.

Day 11 Bodhgaya

Morning - sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya, the place where Buddha attained enlightenment under the Mahabodhi tree. Afternoon free for relaxation.

Day 12 Patna

Morning - proceed to Patna en route visit Nalanda and Rajgir, the capital of the Magadha kingdom. In Nalanda visit the university which was a seat of Buddhist learning.

Day 13 Patna

Morning proceed for your excursion to Vaishali (55 knms/1.5 hours). You will get to see one of the seven Ashoka pillars and the Anand Stupa. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 14 Patana - Kushinagar

Morning - drive to Kushinagar (260 kms/7 hours). Afternoon - sightseeing tour of Kushinagar, where Lord Buddha passed into Mahaparinirvana, at the age of 80.

Day 15 Lumbini

Morning - drive to Lumbini, (160 kms/5 hours) birth place of Buddha. In the afternoon, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Lumbini where you will see the Ashoka Pillar, Sacred Pond, Maya Devi Temple, Temple of Lords and the ruins of an old monastery.

Day 16 : Lumbini - Kapilavastu - Sravasti

Drive to Sravasti via Kapilavastu, the place where Buddha spent his early childhood (240kms/7-8 hours). Afternoon - sightseeing tour of Sravasti, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala.

Day 17 Lucknow

Morning drive to Lucknow (220 kms/6 hours) and on arrival check-in your hotel. Evening at leisure.

Day 18 Lucknow

Morning - sightseeing tour of Lucknow, the city of the Nawabs and Begums built in Islamic architecture. The places to visit are Bera Imambara, Chota Imambara and the Amina Bazaar.

Day 19 New Delhi

You will be transferred to the airport to board the flight for Delhi. On arrival you will be received by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Evening free to explore the city of your own.

Day 20 Departure

Morning at leisure. At an appropriate time you will be transferred to board the flight for your onward journey. The tour ends.

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