Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours

Duration :11 Nights / 12 Days

Destinations :Delhi- Agra- Lucknow- Sarawasti- Kapilvastu- Lumbini- Kushinagar- Rajgir- Bodhgaya- Sarnath- Varanasi- Delhi

Revisit the history of Buddhism during the Buddha tour package and visit the birth and preaching places of Lord Buddha that were once the strongholds of Buddhism in India.

Day 1: Arrive Agra

Drive to Agra. Check in the hotel. Visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the Tomb of Itmad- Ud- Daula.

Day 2: Arrive Lucknow

Check in the hotel on arrival and spend day visiting the historical monuments of the city and for private activities also.

Day 3: Arrive Saravasti

Afternoon drive to Sravasti and other Buddhist shrines en route. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Arrive Kapilavastu

110 Kms from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh visit the sights of the childhood home of Lord Buddha. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Arrive Lumbini

Morning, the trip moves onwards to the excursion Lumbini, the place where Buddha was born, to view the nativity of Buddha still preserved.

Day 6: Arrive Kushinagar

Drive to Kushinagar, the place where Buddha passed into Parinirvana.

Visit Ramabha stupa, Natha Kumarka Kot enshrining. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Arrive Bodhgaya
Reach Bodhgaya and en route, visit Baraliar caves, the earliest example of rock cut caves. Overnight in the hotel

Day 8: Bodhgaya sightseeing

Bodhgaya is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centers. It was here that Gautama attained enlightenment and became Buddha under the "Bodhi" tree.

Besides this the Satabodhi temple, Japanese and Tibetan monasteries and the Magadha University Museum are must to be visited.

Day 9: Arrive Varanasi

Early morning reach Varanasi and also visit Gridhakuta Hill, Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, Ajatshatru's Fort in Rajgir that is en route. Transfer to hotel.

In the afternoon visit ghats and temples and Banaras Hindu University. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 / 11: Varanasi sightseeing

Spend two days visiting the temples and shrines of Varanasi.

Also visit Sarnath, the principle center of Buddhism and the Dhamekh and Dharmarajika stupas.

Day 12: Return to Delhi

Arrive Delhi and leave for onwards destinations.