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Buddha Footsteps Tour

 
Duration :

13 Nights / 14 Days

Destinations: Delhi – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Varanasi – Saranath – Bodhgaya – Nalanda – Rajgir – Patna – Vaishali – Kushinagar – Sravasti – Lumbini – Kapilvastu – Kathmandu
Best Time:

September – April 


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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  Delhi

 Birla Temple, Red Fort, Jama Mosque, Qutub Minar, Humayu’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, India   Gate, Parliament House, President Palace

  Agra

  Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra, Fatehpur Sirki

  Varanasi

  Kashi Vishwanath Temple, BHU, Bathing & Cremation Ghats, Sarnath   Excursion , Boat Ride in   River Ganges, Evening Ceremony

  Bodhgaya

 Mahabodhi Temple, Mahabodhi Tree, Animeshlochana Chaitya, Ratnachankrama or Jewel  Walk, Ratnaghar Chaitya, Muchhalinda Pond, Dungeswari Cave, Sujata Village & Stupa,   Tibetan Monastery and Monasteries

  Nalanda

  Ruins of Nalanda University and Museum

  Rajgir

  Cable Ropeway to Japanese Temple and Japanese Peace Pagoda and   Vulture’s Peak

  Patna

  Kumrahar and Gol Ghar

  Vaishali

  Railic Stupa Site, Kutagarshala Vihara or Buddhist Stupa 2, Abhishek   Pushkarini or Coronation   Tank

  Kushinagar

  Mahaparinirvana Temple, Ramagrama Stupa ( Cremation Site of Lord   Budha), Martah Kuwar,   Sri Lanka-Japan Monastery, Burmese Chandramani   Bhikshu Dharamasala, Chinese Temple

  Sravasti

  Sudatta Caves, Saheth-Maheth, Jetavana, Ruins of Anandakuti & Gandhakuti,   Pakki Kuti,   Temples and Monasteries

  Lumbini

  Lumbini Garden ( Sacred Zone ), Rummendei Pillar, Mayadevi Temple,   Lumbini Dharmodaya   Samiti Dharamsala, Dharmaswami Maharaja Buddha   Vihara, Monasteries

  Kapilvastu

  Railik Stupa, Ruins of Two Palaces of Budha and Monestries

  Kathmandu

  Kathmandu City, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Darbar Square

 

DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY:

 

Day 01: Arrival Delhi

 

Today you arrive at Delhi International Airport. On arrival Traditional Indian Welcome by our company representative and escorted transfer to your hotel.  Rest of the day will be free after International flight journey to relax and accumulate to begin your Buddha Footsteps Pilgrimage Tour by next day.  Overnight stay at your hotel.


Day 02:  Delhi City Tour + Rickshaw Ride

 

Morning after breakfast you will be taken for the guided sightseeing tour of New & Old Delhi to visit the Birla Temple, Red Fort, Jama Mosque (Rickshaw Ride Here), Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutab Minar.  Then you will be driven pass through the important Government Buildings like India Gate, Parliament House of India, President Palace and Diplomatic Area.  Evening you will be provided free in the local markets of Delhi.  Overnight stay at your hotel.

 

 

Day 03: Delhi / Agra ( 200 Kms / 04 hrs )

 

Morning after breakfast you will be driven for the City of Taj Mahal – Agra. En-route you will provided stop to take pictures of famous Sikandra Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar.  On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the time you will be provided free at leisure for independent activities.  Overnight say at your hotel.

 

 

Day 04: Agra City Tour + Tonga Ride / Varanasi ( By Overnight Train )

 

Morning after breakfast you will be taken for the city tour of Agra to visit the World Famous Monument of Love – Taj Mahal, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaj after her death.  You will be taken upto Taj by Traditional Tonga ( Horse Cart ).  Followed by the Agra Fort to see its Deewan–E–Aam, Deewan–E–Khas & Moti Masjid. Rest of the time you will be provided free in the local market famous for its marble gifts.  Evening you will be provided in time departure transfer to Agra Railway Station to board your Train for City of Lights – Varanasi.  Overnight journey on board.

 

 

Day 05: Arrive Varanasi + City Tour + Sarnath Excursion

 

Today morning you arrived at Varanasi Railway Station. On arrival you will be picked up and transfer to your pre-booked hotel.  After freshen up you will be taken for the guided tour of Varanasi to visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Benares Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Temple, Bathing & Cremation Ghat.  Then some free time in local markets of Ancient Benaras.  Noon you will be taken for Excursion Trip to Sarnath – Sacred Place of Lord Buddha to visit Sarnath Temple, Chaukhandi Stupa, Ashoka Pillar, Dear Park and Thai Temple. Evening back to your hotel for Overnight stay.

 

Day 06:  Varanasi / Bodhgaya ( 250 Kms / 05 hrs )

 

Early morning you will be taken for the Boat Ride in River Ganges at the Sunrise Time to see Hindu Rituals. Back to your hotel for breakfast.  After breakfast you will be driven for the Bodhgaya – Sacred Place of Lord Buddha.  On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel.  Rest of the day will be provided completely free to devote time in Mahabodhi Temple to take the blessings of Lord Buddha. Overnight stay at your hotel.

 

Day 07:  Bodhgaya Visit

 

Morning after breakfast you will be taken to visit Mahabodhi Temple, Mahabodhi Tree, Animeshlochana Chaitya, Ratnachankrama or Jewel Walk, Ratnaghar Chaitya, Muchhalinda Pond, Dungeswari Cave, Sujata Village & Stupa, Tibetan Monastery and Monasteries.  Evening time will be provided free at leisure in this most important Buddhist city to walk around.  Overnight stay at your hotel. 

 

Day 08: Bodhgaya / Nalanda / Rajgir / Patna ( 235 Kms / 4.5 hrs )

 

Morning after breakfast you will be driven for Patna. En route you will visit Nalanda to visit the Ruins of Nalanda, University and Museum. Then visit Rajgir and you will be taken by Cable Ropeway to Japanese Temple and Japanese Peace Pagoda and Vulture’s Peak. Continue your drive to Patna. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. After freshen-up short sightseeing of Patna to see Kumrahar and Gol Ghar.  Overnight stay at your hotel.

 

Day 09: Patna / Vaishali / Kushinagar ( 350 Kms / 07 hrs ) + City Tour

 

Morning after early breakfast you will be driven to the Another Sacred Place of Lord Buddha – Kushinagar. En-route visiting Vaishali to visit Railic Stupa Site, Kutagarshala Vihara or Buddhist Stupa 2, Abhishek Pushkarini or Coronation Tank.  Continue your drive to Kushinagar. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Then you will be taken for the city tour of Kushinagar to visit Mahaparinirvana Temple, Ramagrama Stupa ( Cremation Site of Lord Budha ), Martah Kuwar, Sri Lanka-Japan Monastery, Burmese Chandramani Bhikshu Dharamasala, Chinese Temple.  Overnight stay at your hotel.

 

Day 10: Kushinagar  / Sravasti / Lumbini ( 200 Kms / 04 hrs )

 

Morning after breakfast you will be driven for the Lumbini – Birth Place of Lord Buddha. En route you will be visit Sravasti to see Sudatta Caves, Saheth-Maheth, Jetavana, Ruins of Anandakuti & Gandhakuti, Pakki Kuti, Temples and Monasteries. Continue your drive for Lumbini. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Evening you will be provided free at leisure for your independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

 

Day 11: Lumbini City Tour / Kapilvastu / Kathmandu ( 290 Kms / 06 hrs )

 

Morning after early breakfast you will be taken to visit Lumbini Garden ( Sacred Zone ), Rummendei Pillar, Mayadevi Temple, Lumbini Dharmodaya Samiti Dharamsala, Dharmaswami Maharaja Buddha Vihara, Monasteries. Then you will be driven for the Capital City of Nepal – Kathmandu. En-route you will be visit Kapilvastu to see the Railik Stupa, Ruins of Two Palaces of Budha and Monestries. Continue your drive for Kathmandu. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the time you will be provided free in the local market. Overnight stay at your hotel.

 

Day 12: Kathmandu City Tour

 

Morning after leisurely breakfast you will be taken for the guided city tour of Kathmandu to visit the Kathmandu City, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Darbar Square.  Then you will be provided some free time in the local markets for shopping.   Overnight stay at your hotel.

 

Day 13: Kathmandu ( Free day at Leisure )

 

Morning after breakfast you will be provided full day free at leisure. Overnight stay at your hotel.

 

Day 14: Kathmandu - Departure

 

Morning after breakfast you will be provided in time departure transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan Airport to board your flight for home country with your Lord Buddha blessings and best memories of our Buddha Footsteps Pilgrimage Tour in your heart and mind.

 
 

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