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18 Days Buddhist Tour

(18 Days / 17 Nights)

(Delhi - Agra - Jhansi - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Patna - Kushinagar - Kathmandu - Lumbini - Sravasti - Lucknow - Delhi)

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Day 01: Delhi (Arrival)
Around midnight arrival in Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital New Delhi is the main gateway for the travellers to India. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi - Agra (about 210 km / 3 hours)
In the morning we have sightseeing in Old Delhi. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat", the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Jama Masjid, the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous "Humayun Tomb" which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India and "Qutub Minar". We drive through the embassy area in New Delhi where we will see the India Gate and some impressive Government Buildings and drive to Agra. In the evening arrive in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 03: Agra
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. 

Day 04: Agra - Jhansi (by train) Jhansi – Khajuraho (about 175 km)

Today morning transfer to Agra cantt railways station for train to Jhansi


 Arrival in Jhansi and drive to Khajuraho. Khajuraho was the capital of the Chandela dynasty. The Chandela Kings claimed descent from the moon. The temples of Khajuraho are among the finest examples of temple craftsmanship in the whole of India. The rest of the day at leisure.

Day 05: Khajuraho - Varanasi (by air)
Today we visit the temple complex of Eastern Group and Western Group to see the most beautiful temples in India. Most famous among them is the Laxmana Temple which is dedicated to god Vishnu. The presence of erotic sculptures in the Temples at Khajuraho is one of the expression among others of the celebration of all human activities displaying different aspects of Hinduism. In the evening flight to Varanasi. The rest of the day at leisure. Varanasi is without doubt India’s most sacred city and thus visited by over one million people. Varanasi is also called the city of light. Buddha visited this city in 500 BC.

Day 06: Varanasi
In the early morning we take boat ride on the holy River Ganges and enjoy sunrise on the boat. Ghats (flight of steps) and the activities of pilgrims on that are the principal attraction for visitors to Varanasi. Thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit this city to make holy prayers, to meditate and to purify themselves through taking a bath in the holy river Ganges. In the noon we have a city sightseeing of Varanasi.

Day 07: Varanasi - Bodhgaya (about 255 km / 4 hours)
Today we drive to Bodhgaya. Bodhgaya (once Uruvela village) is the place where 2500 years ago in the 6th century BC, a young ascetic, Siddhartha attained enlightenment to become the Buddha and found Buddhism, one of the world's oldest religions. Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of the Buddhists.

Day 08: Bodhgaya

Today we visit the Mahabodhi temple built to mark the spot where the Buddha attained enlightenment. The famous Mahabodhi temple, which stands in the centre of the Mahabodhi Temple Complex, has been restored and rebuilt over the centuries. The Mahabodhi Temple Complex houses all the major pilgrimage spots. A large circular stone with the Buddha's footprints is kept in a small shrine on the left. We also visit the Bodhgaya museum that is located near the Mahabodhi temple. It houses antiquities excavated in and around Bodh Gaya. It has a large collection of Buddhist and Hindu relics, terracotta seals, scriptures and pillars from the Sunga period.

Day 9: Bodhgaya - Patna (about 115 km / 2 hours)

Today we drive to Patna. Enroute we visit Vaishali. Patna, the ancient Indian town of Pataliputra was thriving township during the Buddha's lifetime. Patna, the state capital of Bihar is situated on the banks of the Ganga. It is the major entry point for pilgrims who wish to travel on the footsteps of the Buddha. In the evening we will drive to Kumrahar to see the ruins of Pataliputra, which is about 6 km from Gandhi Maidan. The remains of a massive assembly hall with bases of 80 pillars have been excavated at the site, of which only one pillar remains intact.

Day 10: Patna - Kushinagar (about 240 km / 5 hours)

Today we drive to Kushinagar. Kushinagar is the place that the Buddha chose for his Mahaparinirvana, or final exit from this earth. Kushinagar or Kushinara as it was then known was the capital of the Malla republic, one of the republican states of northern India during the 6th and 5th centuries BC. There are several new monasteries and temples. In the evening we visit the Rambhar Stupa that marks Buddha's cremation ground. Mahakashyapa lit the funeral pyre at Mukutabandha Vihara (Rambhar Stupa) in Kushinagar. Today not much remains of this stupa expect a large brick mound rising to a height of almost 15 metres set within a well-kept park. We also visit the large Burmese Chandramani Bhikshu Bharamasala. This is the oldest monastery in Kushinagar.

Day 11: Kushinagar - Kathmandu (about 305 km / 7 hours)

Today we will drive to Kathmandu.

Day 12: Kathmandu

In the morning we start our sightseeing by visiting Durbar Square. Durbar Square is the spiritual heart of Kathmandu. The old royal palace at the centre of the city was surrounded by temples and other important buildings. This is the most important point in Kathmandu to observe the culture and religion of Nepal. We also visit the temple of living goddess Kumari. After Durbar Square we will visit Swayambhunath. The stupa at Swayambhunath is the most important and oldest site of Buddhist worship in Nepal. Swayambhunath Stupa is famous for the eyes of Buddha which seem to observing the world from all 4 directions. After Swayambhunath we visit Bodnath. Bodnath is the largest Stupa of Nepal. Around the octagonal base of Stupa there are 108 images of Buddha where prayer ceremonies of Buddhist Lamas are taking place since over 2000 years. Now we proceed to the temple city of Pashupatinath which is Nepal’s most important Hindu pilgrim site on the banks of the Bagmati river. The temple of Pashupatinath is dedicated to god Shiva.

Day 13: Kathmandu - Lumbini

Today we will drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. Lumbini was located in 1890 after being untraced for about 1500 years. In the evening we have a sightseeing in Lumbini and visit the birth place of Lord Buddha. Overnight stay in Lumbini.

Day 14: Lumbini - Sravasti

Today we drive to Sravasti. Sravasti (ancient Savatthi) was the capital of Kosala Mahajanapada and was the biggest town in the Gangetic plains during the Buddha's lifetime. Sravasti was host to the Master for 25 years during the annual vassavasa (rain retreat) when the Sangha congregated at one place. In the evening we visit the famous monastery where Lord Buddha spent 24 rainy seasons preaching. Overnight stay in Sravasti.

Day 15: Sravasti - Lucknow (about 160 km / 3 hours)

Today we drive to Lucknow.

Day 16: Lucknow - Delhi (by flight)

In the afternoon we drive to the airport to catch the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel. Rooms are available to get fresh and change before we depart to the airport with Indo Vacations representative.

Day 17: Delhi

The whole day at leisure in Delhi.

Day 18: Flight to home
Around midnight transfer to airport  flight to home destination.

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