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Buddhist Pilgrimage Circuit Tour Package India Nepal

DELHI-SANCHI-KAUSHAMBI-SARNATH-VAISHALI-RAJGIR-NALANDA-BODH GAYA-KUSHINAGAR-LUMBINI-KAPILAVASTU - SHRAVASTI-AGRA-DELHI

 

Day 01 : Mumbai/Delhi to Sanchi

Sanchi

Arrival Bhopal, Proceed to Sanchi by Road, Local sightseeing at Sanchi and night Stay in Sanchi

Day 02 - Sanchi Site Seeing + Bhimbetka

Local sightseeing at Sanchi, & Excursion to Bhimbeka to see UNESCO Heritage cave shelters & paintings. Return to Bhopal by Evening


Day 03 - Bhopal to  Allahabad - Flight

Arrival Allahabad at morning, Proceed to Kaushambi by Road,
Local sightseeing and back to Allahabad, 

Proceed to Varanasi in Evening by Road

Night Stay in Varanasi

Day 04: Varanasi to Sarnath

Local sightseeing at Sarnath 
Temple visits and leisure, Night Stay in Sarnath

Day 05: Sarnath Tour 

Local sightseeing at Saranath 
Religious programme (Sil), Night Stay


Day 06 : Sarnath to Gaya 

Night Stay in Gaya


Day 07 : Gaya to Vaishali

Proceed to Vaishali by Road, Local sightseeing at Vaishali
Back to Bodh gaya by road and night Stay


Day 08 : Rajgir & Nalanda

Departure to Rajgir and Nalanda

Back to Bodh Gaya by Road and Night Stay


Day 9 : Bodh Gaya Tour

Back to Bodh Gaya by Road and Night Stay
Dambadiva Vandana Train Tour


Day 10: Bodh Gaya Full Day

Bodh Gaya

Religious programme (Sil) at Bodh Gaya & Night Stay.


Day 11 :  Bodhgaya to Kushinagar

Arrival Gorakhpur, Proceed to Kushinagar by road.
Fresh up and local sight seeing.
Temple visits & leisure and Night Stay.

Day 12: Kushinagar

Temple visits & leisure at Kushinagar & Night Stay.

Day 13:Lumbini & Kapilavastu

Dep to Lumbini by road, Temple visits, proceed to Sravasti by road 
Enroute visit Kapilavastu by road, Arrival Sravasti & Night Stay.

Day 14 : Sravasti

Local Sight Seeing of Sravasti, 
Temple visits & leisure at Sravasti & Night Stay.

Day 15: Sravasti

Local Sight Seeing of Sravasti 
Temple visits & leisure at Sravasti    
Dep to Gonda by road to board train 
Dep to Agra at evening..

Day 16 : Agra & Sankassa

Arrival Agra at morning 
Dep to Sankassa, Back to Agra, Visit Taj mahal
Dep to Delhi by train at Night, Train Journey 

Day 17 : Delhi

Arrival Delhi at Morning 
Local sightseeing at Delhi & Night Stay 

Day 18 : Delhi

Sightseeing and Shopping at Delhi & Night Stay

Day 19: Delhi

Sightseeing and Shopping at Delhi 
Night Stay


Day 20 - Morning Leave for Destination

 

Over-View

The pioneer of Buddhism Gautam Buddha was born in Nepal in Lumbini and followed a trail of education and knowledge throughout a number of places throughout his life that followed a number of places like Sarnath, Sarasvati and Bodh Gaya among the few. These places are known for stupas and the Buddhist heritage that is surrounded by natural beauty that makes the travel experience more amazing.

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Why choose us -

We specialize in conducting Buddhist pilgrimage tours and taking care of the religious and social needs of the travellers like you we also have a team of travel enthusiasts who will take care of every major travel preferences once you start the trip. We aim to provide best facilities, food and accommodation across the trip.

 

Overview – This tour package will take you across the major Buddhist pilgrimage sites with a guided tour and informative knowledge with accommodation and transport facilities of your budget preferences during the trip.

 

Best time to visit –Summers are extremely hot so it is not recommended to travel during this season, monsoon makes traveling tough due to heavy rainfall. The best time to travel is between September and February when weathers becomes cold and pleasant.

 

An overview –This trip covers Delhi (28.6100° N, 77.2300° E), Lucknow (26.8470° N, 80.9470° E), Lumbini (27.4840° N, 83.2760° E), Bodh Gaya (24.6951° N, 84.9913° E), Rajgir (25.0300° N, 85.4200° E), Banaras (25.2820° N, 82.9563° E) and Sarnath (25.3811° N, 83.0214° E). These tourist locations are situated in Uttar Pradesh, Nepal and Bihar respectively. Hindi is the prime language spoken in these regions.

 

How to reach -The trip will start from New Delhi that is easily accessible by all modes of transport…

 

By Air: Delhi is well connected with domestic and international flights, to all the major cities within and outside India. Almost all the major airlines have their flights operating from Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi. Domestic Airport connects Delhi to the major cities in India.

 

By Train: The railway network connects Delhi to the all major and, nearly, all the minor destinations in India. The three important railway stations of Delhi are New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and HazratNizamuddin Railway Station.

 

By Road: Delhi is well connected, by a network of roads and national highways, with all the major cities in India. The three major bus stands in Delhi are Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan Bus Terminus and AnandVihar Bus Terminus. Both the government and private transport providers provide frequent bus services. One can also get government as well as private taxis here.

 

 

Package Itinerary

 

DAY 01: DELHI


Upon your arrival in Delhi our representatives will pick you and transfer you to the hotel. Later we will visit Qutab Minar India Gate, Rajghat and Shanti Vana the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Later we will visit places around Chandni Chowk and visit Red Fort, Parliament House and President House. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
                       Qutab Minar

                                                                                            (Qutab Minar)


 

DAY 02: Delhi/Lucknow/Sravasti


Breakfast at hotel and we will leave from Delhi after checking out and you’ll be transfered to airport to connect flight for Lucknow. On arrival leave for Sravasti, here according to the Mahabharata, the origin of Sravasti lies with the legendary king Shravasta. According to Buddhist tradition, the city was called Savatthi because the sage Savattha lived there.

                   Brahmanical temples

                                                                                  (Brahmanical temples) 

Savatthi was located on the banks of the river Aciravati (now called the Raptiriver). It was the capital city of the kingdom of Kosala, and its king was called Pasenadi, who was a disciple of Buddha. It is a beautiful city with vast amounts of agriculture and diversity.

Maheth covers an area of about 400 acres, and has been identified with the remains of the city proper. Excavations have exposed the massive gates of the city, ramparts and also the ruins of other structures which testify to the prosperity of ancient Sravasti. The Sobhanath Temple is located here.

PakkiKuti and KacchiKuti were probably Buddhist shrines before they were converted into Brahmanical temples.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 03: Sravasti/ Lumbini


You’ll be checking out from the hotel after Breakfast and leave for Lumbini where on arrival you’ll betransferred to hotel .After lunch we will leave for half day city tour visiting birth place of Lord Buddha. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

                        Lumbini

                                                                                               (Lumbini)
 

 

DAY 04: Lumbini/ Kushinagar


AfterBreakfast you’ll leave for Kushinagar where upon arrival you’ll be transferred to hotel. After lunch you’ll visit Nirvana Temple and RamabharStupa.

Wattthai Temple is a huge temple complex built in the typical Thai Buddhist architectural style.

Nirvana Stupa is a huge brickwork stupa, exposed by Carlyl in 1876, stands at a height of 2.74 mtr. A copper vessel was unearthed at this site.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

                       Wattthai Temple

                                                                                      (Wattthai Temple)



DAY 05: Kushinagar/ Rajgir


After breakfast you’ll be checking out and leave for Rajgir enroute visit Vaishali. This is a small village surrounded by banana and mango groves where excavations in the area have brought to light an impressive historical past. The epic Ramayana tells the story of the heroic King Vishal who ruled here.

Lord Buddha visited Vaishali frequently and at Kolhua, close by, preached his last sermon. To commemorate the event, Emperor Ashoka, in the third century B.C. erected one of his famous lion pillars here.

From here you’ll leave for Rajgir and will be transferred to hotel for Dinner and overnight.

                       Rajgir Stupa

                                                                                         (Rajgir Stupa)
 

 

Day 06 :Rajgir/Bodhgaya
 

After breakfast at hotel we wil leave for visit Nalanda University and Gridhkut mountain.

Nalanda university today stands in ruins but historical sources indicate that the University had a long and illustrious life which lasted almost continually for 800 years from the fifth to the twelfth century CE. It was a completely residential university with over 2,000 teachers and 10,000 students.

                       Nalanda University

                                                                                       (Nalanda University)

Later we will go to Gridhkut mountains to visit the place where Lord Buddha carried out many dialogues with his disciples after he achieved enlightenment. It is the place where Lord Buddha started his second helm of commandment and preached many inspiring teachings and sermons to his disciples.

Return to hotel for lunch at hotel and check out to leave for Bodhgaya. On arrival transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight at hotel.

 

Day 07: Bodghgaya sightseeing
 

Breakfast at hotel and then you’ll leave for Bodh Gaya sightseeing which is the most holy place on Earth for the followers of the Buddhist faith all over the world. Situated by the bank of river Neranjana the place was then known as Uruwela. King Ashoka was the first to build a temple here.

Later we will visit The Bodhi tree that stands at the western side of the MahabodhiStupa in Bodhgaya the large and historic Bodhi Tree under which Shakyamuni Buddha, then known as Gautama, attained enlightenment some 2540 years ago.

The Mahabodhi Temple stands east to the Bodhi Tree. Its architectural effect is superb. its basement is 48 square feet and it rises in the form of a slender Pyramid, till it reaches its neck, which is cylindrical in shape.

Vajrasana, the seat of stability. The Buddha supposed to have say in meditation gazing east, under the Bodhi tree, where the Vajrasana, the stone platform is kept.

The ancient railings which surround the temple are of first cintury BC and are very interesting monuments of the country.

After sightseeing you’ll return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 08: Bodhgaya/ Varanasi
 

Breakfast at hotel. Morning leave for Varanasi Lunch will be provided en route. Sarnath is an historical place for followers of Buddhism. Sarnath is situated 13Kms to north-east of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. It is the place where Gautam Buddha gave his first sermon to his five disciples named Kaundinya, Bashpa, Bhadrika, Mahanaman and Ashvajit after he attained enlightenment at Bodh Gaya.

On arrival you’ll be transferred to hotel for Dinner and overnight.


 

Day 09: Varanasi/Delhi
 

Early morning you’ll be taken for a boat ride on river Ganges then return to hotel for breakfast. Then you’ll be visiting Sarnath where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon.

Here you’ll be visiting places like

ChaukhandiStupa, situated 13 kilometers away from Varanasi, is said to be built originally as a terraced temple in 4th to 6th century during the Gupta period. The ChaukhandiStupa is a brick structure crowned with an octagonal tower. According to the famous Chinese traveller Hiuen-Tsang, this was the tallest stupa at that time in the region.

                       ChaukhandiStupa

                                                                                      (ChaukhandiStupa)

Lord Buddha delivered the first discourse of his Dhamma and the famous eight-fold path at a deerparkinSarnath. This place is marked by the Dhameka or DhamekhaStupa, which is a solid, cylindrical, brick structure. It is 43.6 m high and 28 m in diameter.

Sarnath Archaeological Museum just across the road. The ASI museum at Sarnath is an on site museum and houses a number of artifacts

The MulagandhakutiVihara temple, built by the Sri Lankan Mahabodhi Society, is one of the many Buddhist temples in Sarnath and probably the most famous.

Bodhivriksha(the Bodhi Tree). The Bodhi tree the most sacred tree for Buddhists as Lord Buddha attained enlightenment sitting under this tree only.

Prominent among other notable Buddhist temples in Sarnath are the Nichigai Suzan Horinji Temple, theThai temple and the Migadawun Myanmar Temple.

Check out from the hotel and transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi where upon reaching your trip shall end.

 

Tour cost includes

  • Transport facilities.
  • Accommodation with food
  • Internal Transportation by A/C bus in groups.
  • Toll taxes, Guide services and petrol charge
  • All sightseeing and excursion as per the itinerary.
  • English and Hindi speaking guide.
  • Entry to the sites and museums.  

 

Tour cost excludes

  • Room Service.
  • If you travel individually other than group dates, you will bear the additional transportation charges.
  • Additional stay other than group would be charged extra.
  • Travel & Medical Insurance.
  • Tour operator is not responsible for the lost luggage.
  • Tips and Porterage.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Extra Luggage charges other than mentioned on ticket.

Rates –

accommodation + transfers + food + misc

Rates per person (approx)

Economy

19700 approx

Luxury

23540 approx

 

 

India Buddhist Trail - Hotel and accommodation

 

Recommended Hotels in Delhi

Deluxe

  • Anmol Hotels Private Limited – 574/night 
  • Hotel Hi-Life -563/night 

Luxury

  • Hotel Arjun – 1216/night 
  • Hotel Legend International – 1119/night 

 

Recommended Hotels in Lucknow

Economy

  • New Kumar Hotel – 540/night 
  • Hotel Park Awadh  - 730/night 

Luxury

  • Hotel Umang – 1367/night 
  • Hotel Diamond – 1600/night 

 

Recommended Hotels in Lumbini

Economy

Hotel Mamta – 1500/night
Hotel Ananda Inn – 1850/night 


Luxury

Lumbini Buddha Garden Resort – 2884/night
Hotel Nirvana – 4222/night


Recommended Hotels in Rajgir

Economy

TathagatVihar Hotel – 315/night 
Siddharth Hotel – 525/night 
Luxury

Hotel Vijayniketan – 1200/night 
Rajgir residency – 3500/night 

Recommended Hotels in Bodh Gaya

Economy

Hotel Buddha Residency – 850/night
Luxury

Lucky Guest House – 1505/night 

Recommended Hotels in Varanasi

Economy

Baba Lolark P Guest House – 300/night 
Old Yogi Lodge – 400/night 

Luxury

Hotel Kiran Palace –1200/night



20 Day Buddhist Pilgrimage Circuit Tour Package India Nepal-DELHI-SANCHI-KAUSHAMBI-SARNATH-VAISHALI-RAJGIR-NALANDA-BODH GAYA-KUSHINAGAR-LUMBINI-KAPILAVASTU KATHMANDU: Cost Inclusion

 

Tour cost includes

  • Transport facilities.
  • Accommodation with food
  • Internal Transportation by A/C bus in groups.
  • Toll taxes, Guide services and petrol charge
  • All sightseeing and excursion as per the itinerary.
  • English and Hindi speaking guide.
  • Entry to the sites and museums.  

 

Tour cost excludes

  • Room Service.
  • If you travel individually other than group dates, you will bear the additional transportation charges.
  • Additional stay other than group would be charged extra.
  • Travel & Medical Insurance.
  • Tour operator is not responsible for the lost luggage.
  • Tips and Porterage.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Extra Luggage charges other than mentioned on ticket.

?

Rates –

accommodation + transfers + food + misc

Rates per person (approx)

Economy

19700 approx

Luxury

23540 approx

 

 

Hotel and accommodation

 

Delhi

Deluxe

  • Anmol Hotels Private Limited – 574/night (011 2361 0101)
  • Hotel Hi-Life -563/night (www.hotelhilife.com 011 2351 9977)

Luxury

 

Lucknow

Economy

  • New Kumar Hotel – 540/night (0522 407 5192)
  • Hotel Park Awadh  - 730/night (0522 223 6017)

Luxury

  • Hotel Umang – 1367/night (0522 406 3416)
  • Hotel Diamond – 1600/night (094 15 560393)

 

Lumbini

Economy

  • Hotel Mamta – 1500/night +977 71-418011
  • Hotel Ananda Inn – 1850/night 977-71- 580324

Luxury

  • Lumbini Buddha Garden Resort – 2884/night (977 9851100566 )
  • Hotel Nirvana – 4222/night (www.nirvana.com.np 071-520837)

 

Rajgir

Economy

  • TathagatVihar Hotel – 315/night +(91)-6112-255176
  • Siddharth Hotel – 525/night +(91)-9431069053

Luxury

  • Hotel Vijayniketan – 1200/night +(91)-9031507047
  • Rajgir residency – 3500/night +(91)-6112-255404

 

Bodh Gaya

Economy

Luxury

 

Varanasi

Economy

  • Baba Lolark P Guest House – 300/night 097 95 628005
  • Old Yogi Lodge – 400/night www.yogilodge.in 099 19 093699

Luxury




20 Day Buddhist Pilgrimage Circuit Tour Package India Nepal-DELHI-SANCHI-KAUSHAMBI-SARNATH-VAISHALI-RAJGIR-NALANDA-BODH GAYA-KUSHINAGAR-LUMBINI-KAPILAVASTU KATHMANDU: Cost Inclusion

 

Tour cost includes

  • Transport facilities.
  • Accommodation with food
  • Internal Transportation by A/C bus in groups.
  • Toll taxes, Guide services and petrol charge
  • All sightseeing and excursion as per the itinerary.
  • English and Hindi speaking guide.
  • Entry to the sites and museums.  

 

Tour cost excludes

  • Room Service.
  • If you travel individually other than group dates, you will bear the additional transportation charges.
  • Additional stay other than group would be charged extra.
  • Travel & Medical Insurance.
  • Tour operator is not responsible for the lost luggage.
  • Tips and Porterage.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Extra Luggage charges other than mentioned on ticket.

?

Rates –

accommodation + transfers + food + misc

Rates per person (approx)

Economy

19700 approx

Luxury

23540 approx

 

 

Hotel and accommodation

 

Delhi

Deluxe

  • Anmol Hotels Private Limited – 574/night (011 2361 0101)
  • Hotel Hi-Life -563/night (www.hotelhilife.com 011 2351 9977)

Luxury

 

Lucknow

Economy

  • New Kumar Hotel – 540/night (0522 407 5192)
  • Hotel Park Awadh  - 730/night (0522 223 6017)

Luxury

  • Hotel Umang – 1367/night (0522 406 3416)
  • Hotel Diamond – 1600/night (094 15 560393)

 

Lumbini

Economy

  • Hotel Mamta – 1500/night +977 71-418011
  • Hotel Ananda Inn – 1850/night 977-71- 580324

Luxury

  • Lumbini Buddha Garden Resort – 2884/night (977 9851100566 )
  • Hotel Nirvana – 4222/night (www.nirvana.com.np 071-520837)

 

Rajgir

Economy

  • TathagatVihar Hotel – 315/night +(91)-6112-255176
  • Siddharth Hotel – 525/night +(91)-9431069053

Luxury

  • Hotel Vijayniketan – 1200/night +(91)-9031507047
  • Rajgir residency – 3500/night +(91)-6112-255404

 

Bodh Gaya

Economy

Luxury

 

Varanasi

Economy

  • Baba Lolark P Guest House – 300/night 097 95 628005
  • Old Yogi Lodge – 400/night www.yogilodge.in 099 19 093699

Luxury

20 Day Buddhist Pilgrimage Circuit Tour Package India Nepal-DELHI-SANCHI-KAUSHAMBI-SARNATH-VAISHALI-RAJGIR-NALANDA-BODH GAYA-KUSHINAGAR-LUMBINI-KAPILAVASTU KATHMANDU : Tour Itinerary

 

DAY 01: DELHI


Upon your arrival in Delhi our representatives will pick you and transfer you to the hotel. Later we will visit Qutab Minar India Gate, Rajghat and Shanti Vana the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Later we will visit places around Chandni Chowk and visit Red Fort, Parliament House and President House. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
 


DAY 02: Delhi/Lucknow/Sravasti


Breakfast at hotel and we will leave from Delhi after checking out and you’ll be transfered to airport to connect flight for Lucknow. On arrival leave for Sravasti, here according to the Mahabharata, the origin of Sravasti lies with the legendary king Shravasta. According to Buddhist tradition, the city was called Savatthi because the sage Savattha lived there.

Savatthi was located on the banks of the river Aciravati (now called the Raptiriver). It was the capital city of the kingdom of Kosala, and its king was called Pasenadi, who was a disciple of Buddha. It is a beautiful city with vast amounts of agriculture and diversity.

Maheth covers an area of about 400 acres, and has been identified with the remains of the city proper. Excavations have exposed the massive gates of the city, ramparts and also the ruins of other structures which testify to the prosperity of ancient Sravasti. The Sobhanath Temple is located here.

PakkiKuti and KacchiKuti were probably Buddhist shrines before they were converted into Brahmanical temples.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 03: Sravasti/ Lumbini


You’ll be checking out from the hotel after Breakfast and leave for Lumbini where on arrival you’ll betransferred to hotel .After lunch we will leave for half day city tour visiting birth place of Lord Buddha. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 04: Lumbini/ Kushinagar


AfterBreakfast you’ll leave for Kushinagar where upon arrival you’ll be transferred to hotel. After lunch you’ll visit Nirvana Temple and RamabharStupa.

Wattthai Temple is a huge temple complex built in the typical Thai Buddhist architectural style.

Nirvana Stupa is a huge brickwork stupa, exposed by Carlyl in 1876, stands at a height of 2.74 mtr. A copper vessel was unearthed at this site.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.



DAY 05: Kushinagar/ Rajgir


After breakfast you’ll be checking out and leave for Rajgir enroute visit Vaishali. This is a small village surrounded by banana and mango groves where excavations in the area have brought to light an impressive historical past. The epic Ramayana tells the story of the heroic King Vishal who ruled here.

Lord Buddha visited Vaishali frequently and at Kolhua, close by, preached his last sermon. To commemorate the event, Emperor Ashoka, in the third century B.C. erected one of his famous lion pillars here.

From here you’ll leave for Rajgir and will be transferred to hotel for Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 06 :Rajgir/Bodhgaya
 

After breakfast at hotel we wil leave for visit Nalanda University and Gridhkut mountain.

Nalanda university today stands in ruins but historical sources indicate that the University had a long and illustrious life which lasted almost continually for 800 years from the fifth to the twelfth century CE. It was a completely residential university with over 2,000 teachers and 10,000 students.

Later we will go to Gridhkut mountains to visit the place where Lord Buddha carried out many dialogues with his disciples after he achieved enlightenment. It is the place where Lord Buddha started his second helm of commandment and preached many inspiring teachings and sermons to his disciples.

Return to hotel for lunch at hotel and check out to leave for Bodhgaya. On arrival transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight at hotel.

 

Day 07: Bodghgaya sightseeing
 

Breakfast at hotel and then you’ll leave for Bodh Gaya sightseeing which is the most holy place on Earth for the followers of the Buddhist faith all over the world. Situated by the bank of river Neranjana the place was then known as Uruwela. King Ashoka was the first to build a temple here.

Later we will visit The Bodhi tree that stands at the western side of the MahabodhiStupa in Bodhgaya the large and historic Bodhi Tree under which Shakyamuni Buddha, then known as Gautama, attained enlightenment some 2540 years ago.

The Mahabodhi Temple stands east to the Bodhi Tree. Its architectural effect is superb. its basement is 48 square feet and it rises in the form of a slender Pyramid, till it reaches its neck, which is cylindrical in shape.

Vajrasana, the seat of stability. The Buddha supposed to have say in meditation gazing east, under the Bodhi tree, where the Vajrasana, the stone platform is kept.

The ancient railings which surround the temple are of first cintury BC and are very interesting monuments of the country.

After sightseeing you’ll return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 08: Bodhgaya/ Varanasi
 

Breakfast at hotel. Morning leave for Varanasi Lunch will be provided en route. Sarnath is an historical place for followers of Buddhism. Sarnath is situated 13Kms to north-east of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. It is the place where Gautam Buddha gave his first sermon to his five disciples named Kaundinya, Bashpa, Bhadrika, Mahanaman and Ashvajit after he attained enlightenment at Bodh Gaya.

On arrival you’ll be transferred to hotel for Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 09: Varanasi/Delhi
 

Early morning you’ll be taken for a boat ride on river Ganges then return to hotel for breakfast. Then you’ll be visiting Sarnath where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon.

Here you’ll be visiting places like

ChaukhandiStupa, situated 13 kilometers away from Varanasi, is said to be built originally as a terraced temple in 4th to 6th century during the Gupta period. The ChaukhandiStupa is a brick structure crowned with an octagonal tower. According to the famous Chinese traveller Hiuen-Tsang, this was the tallest stupa at that time in the region.

Lord Buddha delivered the first discourse of his Dhamma and the famous eight-fold path at a deerparkinSarnath. This place is marked by the Dhameka or DhamekhaStupa, which is a solid, cylindrical, brick structure. It is 43.6 m high and 28 m in diameter.

Sarnath Archaeological Museum just across the road. The ASI museum at Sarnath is an on site museum and houses a number of artifacts

The MulagandhakutiVihara temple, built by the Sri Lankan Mahabodhi Society, is one of the many Buddhist temples in Sarnath and probably the most famous.

Bodhivriksha(the Bodhi Tree). The Bodhi tree the most sacred tree for Buddhists as Lord Buddha attained enlightenment sitting under this tree only.

Prominent among other notable Buddhist temples in Sarnath are the Nichigai Suzan Horinji TempletheThai temple and the Migadawun Myanmar Temple.

 

20 Day Buddhist Pilgrimage Circuit Tour Package India Nepal-DELHI-SANCHI-KAUSHAMBI-SARNATH-VAISHALI-RAJGIR-NALANDA-BODH GAYA-KUSHINAGAR-LUMBINI-KAPILAVASTU KATHMANDU : Rates/Dates-Hotels

 

Tour cost includes

  • Transport facilities.
  • Accommodation with food
  • Internal Transportation by A/C bus in groups.
  • Toll taxes, Guide services and petrol charge
  • All sightseeing and excursion as per the itinerary.
  • English and Hindi speaking guide.
  • Entry to the sites and museums.  

 

Tour cost excludes

  • Room Service.
  • If you travel individually other than group dates, you will bear the additional transportation charges.
  • Additional stay other than group would be charged extra.
  • Travel & Medical Insurance.
  • Tour operator is not responsible for the lost luggage.
  • Tips and Porterage.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Extra Luggage charges other than mentioned on ticket.

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Rates –

accommodation + transfers + food + misc

Rates per person (approx)

Economy

19700 approx

Luxury

23540 approx

 

 

India Buddhist Trail - Hotel and accommodation

 

Recommended Hotels in Delhi

Deluxe

  • Anmol Hotels Private Limited – 574/night 
  • Hotel Hi-Life -563/night 

Luxury

  • Hotel Arjun – 1216/night 
  • Hotel Legend International – 1119/night 

 

Recommended Hotels in Lucknow

Economy

  • New Kumar Hotel – 540/night 
  • Hotel Park Awadh  - 730/night 

Luxury

  • Hotel Umang – 1367/night 
  • Hotel Diamond – 1600/night 

 

Recommended Hotels in Lumbini

Economy

Hotel Mamta – 1500/night
Hotel Ananda Inn – 1850/night 


Luxury

Lumbini Buddha Garden Resort – 2884/night
Hotel Nirvana – 4222/night


Recommended Hotels in Rajgir

Economy

TathagatVihar Hotel – 315/night 
Siddharth Hotel – 525/night 
Luxury

Hotel Vijayniketan – 1200/night 
Rajgir residency – 3500/night 

Recommended Hotels in Bodh Gaya

Economy

Hotel Buddha Residency – 850/night
Luxury

Lucky Guest House – 1505/night 

Recommended Hotels in Varanasi

Economy

Baba Lolark P Guest House – 300/night 
Old Yogi Lodge – 400/night 

Luxury

Hotel Kiran Palace –1200/night

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