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Buddhist Pilgrimage and Taj Mahal Tour

DURATION : 10 Nights / 11 Days

DESTINATIONS : Delhi - Patna - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Kushinagar – Lumbini - Sravasti - Lucknow - Agra – Delhi

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to Visit
Delhi Raj Ghat, Qutub Minar, India Gate & Jama Masjid.
Bodhgaya Enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir & Bodhi Tree.
Varanasi Bathing Ghats & Sarnath Temple.
Kushinagar Mahaparinirvana Temple and Rambhar Stupa.
Agra Taj Mahal & Agra Fort.

Short Description

Buddhist Pilgrimage and Taj Mahal Tour is a unique journey back in time conjoining the two different sides of life. One side, i.e. Buddhist Pilgrimage in the beginning teaches us to elevate from the pains and suffering of life through treading the path walked by Lord Buddha. This includes the place of Lord Buddha’s enlightenment, Bodhgaya; the place where he delivered numerous discourses, Rajgir; the place of his first sermon, Sarnath; the site of his final Mahaparinirvana, Kushinagar and the site of his birth, Lumbini.

Other side of the journey allows tourists to witness a marvel that rose out of grief of an Emperor for his wife, Taj Mahal. This is one of the great tourist attractions often considered identical to India and its inimitable architectural heritage. Visit the world heritage site, Taj Mahal and witness the marvel erected Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to enshrine the mortal remains of Queen Mumtaz Mahal as a perfect conclusion to the Buddhist Pilgrimage and Taj Mahal Tour.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrival - Delhi

Arrive Delhi airport. Our representative will be at the airport to welcome you. further he will transfer to the pre booked hotel and will assist you till check in. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing

After breakfast sightseeing tour of Delhi which includes Raj Ghat (Cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar & India Gate (War Memorial). Drive past President House & Parliament House. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 3: Delhi – Patna – Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya

After breakfast transfer to the Airport to catch the flight for Patna  Upon arrival drive to Bodhgaya i.e. 130 kms / 04 hrs drive where the Buddha attained enlightenment and which is one of the most sacred pilgrimage places for the Buddhist. Enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda-a great center of Buddhist learning and one of the most famed university citadels of ancient times. Rajgir was once the ancient capital of the powerful kingdom of Maghada. From the out skirts of Rajgir, a historic road leads to Gridha - Kuta or vultures peak where the Buddha preached, here the first Buddhist Council was held after the Lord's Mahaparinirvana. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 4: Bodhgaya Sightseeing

After breakfast Sightseeing of Bodhgaya. Here under the Bodhi Tree, Shakyamuni Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha, "the Enlightened one" the profounder of one of the great religious of the world. River Nirajnana in which the Buddha bathed after attaining elightment flows quietly outside the tiny hamlet. Overnight stay in the hotel. 

Day 5: Bodhgaya – Varanasi

After breakfast drive to Varanasi i.e. 247 kms or 6-7 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening visit river Ganga Ghat to attend the holy Aarti. Overnight stay in the hotel. 

Day 6: Varanasi Sightseeing - Khushinagar

Early Morning boat tour on River Ganges to visit Bathing Ghats, return to hotel for breakfast. City tours of Varanasi visiting various temples and noted Banaras Hindu University. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath. It was here that the Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon and set in motion the wheel of law of Buddhist faith. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast drive to Kushinagar i.e. 265 kms or 07 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7: Kushinagar – Lumbini

Morning visit Mahaparinirvana Temple and Rambhar Stupa. Later drive to Lumbini i.e. 170 kms or 4 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later Sightseeing of Lumbini where the Lord Buddha was born. Visit the pillar raised by Emperor Ashok, In the twenty first year after his coronation at the birthplace. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 8: Lumbini – Sravasti

After early breakfast, drive to Sravasti 170 kms and 04 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later proceed for the sight seeing visit Sravasti (Sahet-Mahet) capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, an active centre for Buddhism. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Sravasti - Lucknow - train to Agra

Morning free for lsiure. Later drive to Lucknow (195 kms / 5 hrs) and board train # 9038 / 9040 Avadh Express dep. 16:30 hrs. Overnight on board.

Day 10: Agra - Delhi / DEPARTURE

Arrive Agra at 04:35 hrs. After breakfast proceed to see Taj Mahal and Agra fort. Later drive to Delhi airport (203 kms / 4 hrs) to board your international flight.

Inclusions / Exclusions

The price Includes:   

  1. Accommodation Double Room  Hotels Chosen by Guest (As Per Availability)
  2. Daily Breakfast At The Hotel
  3. Transportation In An Air –Conditioned Vehicle With Driver
  4. Assistance Of Our Local Offices During Arrival & Departure
  5. 01 Mineral Water Bottle Per Person per Day.
  6. Monks & Monkeys Surprise Departure Gift.
  7. All Applicable Taxes Like Fuel Charge, Parking Charge & Tall Taxes
  8. All Government Taxes (Till Date)


The Price Excludes:

  1. Domestic Flights & Airport Departure Tax From India (This Is Generally Included In Your Ticket)
  2. Visa Fees For India: Compulsory ; To Be Obtained From The Indian Consulate Of Your Country Of Residence ; Passport Valid 6 Months After Return Date)
  3. Any Meals Except Mentioned In The Column Prices Includes.
  4. Any Expenses Of Personal Nature Such As Tips Beverages, Laundry, Telephone Calls, Photography, Entrances And Video Fees, Etc.
  5. Any New Taxes / Fees Imposed By The Government

Route Map

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