Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

DURATION : 8 Nights / 9 Days

DESTINATIONS : Saravasti – Lumbini – Kushinagar – Patna – Nalanda – Rajgir – Bodhgaya – Varanasi – Delhi

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to Visit
Bodhgaya Enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir & Bodhi Tree.
Varanasi Bathing Ghats & Sarnath Temple.
Kushinagar Mahaparinirvana Temple and Rambhar Stupa.

Short Description

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.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Delhi

Arrive by International flight at Delhi airport. On arrival, our representative will assist you & transfer you the hotel, check-in at the hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel (Room only)

Day 2: Delhi - Lucknow (Train) by road Sravasti (Approx. 180 kms / 4 hour drive)

Packed breakfast from hotel, early morning transfer to New Delhi railway to board our flight to Lucknow. (Train at 06:15 / 12:30 hrs)

On arrival in Lucknow, we will have a lunch in a local restaurant. Later drive to Sravasti.

On arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel (Breakfast)

Day 3: Saravasti - Lumbini (Approx. 190kms / 5 hour drive)

After breakfast, visit Jetvanaram and Angulimal Caves.

After visit, back to our hotel for lunch. Post lunch, drive to Lumbini ( 190 kms, 5 - 6 hrs).

Lumbini is at Nepal. Arrival Lumbini, transfer to hotel, check-in.

Note: The guest needs to be obtained multi entry visa.

Overnight stay at hotel (Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 4: Lumbini – Kushinagar (Approx. 130kms / 4 hour drive)

Post breakfast, visit birth place of Lord Buddha.

Lunch will be served at Hotel.

After lunch drive to Kushinagar. On arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Late afternoon, visit Mahaparinirvana temple anod Ramabha Stupa (Cremation centre).

Overnight stay at hotel (Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 5: Kushinagar – Patna via Vaishali (Approx. 280 kms / 7 hour drive)

Today, we will drive to Patna with a packed lunch. Enroute visit Vaishali.

After the visit of Vaishali, we will drive to Patna.

On arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel (Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 6: Patna – Nalanda (85kms) - Rajgir (15Kms) – Bodhgaya (65kms)

Today after breakfast, drive to Nalanda (Approx. 85kms / 2 hour drive)

We will be visiting ancient university. We will enjoy our lunch at the cafeteria of Nalanda unniversity.

After lunch drive to Rajgir (Approx. 15 kms / 30 minute drive), visit Gridhkuta Peak, Venuvanaram and Bimbisara Jail.

Later drive To Bodhgaya (Approx. 65km / 2 hour drive). On arrival, check-in at the hotel. 

Overnight stay at hotel (Breakfast)

Day 7: Bodhgaya Sightseeing

Full day sightseeings at Bodhgaya, visiting places like Mahabodhi temple, Sujata Village & Niranajana River.

Overnight stay at hotel (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 8: Bodhgaya – Varanasi (Approx. 250kms / 6 hour drive)

Breakfast at hotel then drive to Varanasi. On arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Thereafter, embark on a short trip to Sarnath, a popular Buddhist religious site. One of the four most important sacred sites of Buddhism, it has the deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught the 'Dharma' after attaining enlightenment. 

Overnight stay at hotel (Breakfast)

Day 9: Fly Varanasi - Delhi & Departure

Start your day early. Enjoy an early morning boat ride on the River Ganges. Observe the locals and tourists busy in their religious customs and traditions. Later on, savor breakfast. 

In time, departure transfer to Varanasi airport to board our flight to Delhi.

On arrival in Delhi airport, transfer to the International airport to board our flight to go back home.

                                                                        ****Tour Ends****

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:

  1. Accommodation in Double OR Twin / Single / Triple Room as per the hotels mentioned or similar (as per availability) on Bed & Breakfast basis (BF from D2)
  2. Transportation in an air-conditioned car with driver.
  3. Assistance on arrival & departure.
  4. Monument entrances as per the details listed in the program.
  5. Local English-speaking guide in all the cities as per the sightseeing (the guide may alter the chronology of visits as per requirement)
  6. Gift on departure by Monks & Monkeys Travel
  7. 02 bottle of mineral water (500ml) per person per day.
  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. Facility of E-visa available upon arrival (please check Govt of India website : https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html)
  4. Any meals except mentioned in the column prices includes.
  5. Any expenses of personal nature such as tips beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography and video fees, etc.

Terms & condition:

  1. As of now no accommodation is confirmed and rooms are purely subject to availability at the time of confirmation of the tour.
  2. Standard check-in time for all the hotels is 14h00.
  3. Standard check out time for all the hotels is 12 Noon.
  4. Early check-in & late check-out subject to discretion of respective hotel.
  5. The company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury, accident, delay, breakdown or irregularity, which may occur due to “force majeure”

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