Total Days including Arrival & Departure : 10 days
Tour Start Location : Delhi
Countries Covered : India
Tour End Location : Kathmandu
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi International airport meet with our representative at the airport arrival lounge. After meet and greet at airport transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Delhi.
Night Stay: Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi Local Sightseeing
Arrive at Delhi, visit Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, Visiting the great Jama Masjid built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jahan. In the afternoon visit New Delhi, we will visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India. We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. In the evening return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3 : Delhi - Patna - Bodhgaya
After breakfast transfer to the airport to board the flight for Patna. Upon arrival at Patna airport meet with our representative and leave for Bodhgaya. On our way to Bodhgaya we will visit the ruins of Nalanda University in Nalanda. Further continue drive to Bodhgaya. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Bodhgaya.
Night Stay: Bodhgaya
Day 4 : Bodhgaya - Varanasi
After breakfast we will have an excursion to Bodhgaya and Gaya. We will be visiting The Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Great Buddha Statue, Niranjana River, Sujata Temple and lots of other significant temples. The Mahabodhi temple built on the east of the sacred tree stands majestically 17 feet high on a base 5 feet square, and consists of a soaring pyramidal tower surmounted by a stupa. The Vajrasana or Diamond Throne lying between the Bodhi Tree and the temple marks the actual spot where Buddha sat in meditation and attained supreme knowledge. A gilded Buddha smiles upon the visitors from a niche in the wall of the temple, and his footsteps carved in stone hold flower offerings from the devout. Unbelievable peace pervades the atmosphere giving credence to legend Besides the Mahabodhi temple, we would visit several Buddhist temples built by the followers of Buddhism from all over the world. Later in the afternoon leave for Varanasi. Upon reaching transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Night Stay: Varanasi
Day 5 : Varanasi Local Sightseeing
Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Later we will have an excursion to Sarnath. It enjoys the extraordinary privilege of Lord Buddha delivering his first sermon after attaining enlightenment 2500 years ago. It is about 10 km from Varanasi and holds a number of Buddhist sites that include the famous Dhamekh Stupa, the seat of the holy 'Buddha'. You can also visit the ruins of Dharmarajika Stupa and Mulagandhakuti Temple, where Lord Buddha is said to have rested and meditated while in Sarnath. The Ashoka Pillar built by the emperor Ashoka is a must see in Sarnath. The Lion Capital on top of this pillar is now the National Emblem of India and stands apart for its excellent artistry and carvings. In the evening visit aarti darshan (light offering) at river bank. After aarti visit return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Night Stay: Varanasi
Day 6 : Varanasi - Kushinagar
Today we will leave for Kushinagar, (the place where Lord Buddha had left the world behind him after offering an invaluable contribution to humanity, the great religion known as Buddhism). On arrival at Kushinagar, transfer to the hotel. After fresh-n-up we will visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of Lord Buddha). Later return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Night Stay: Kushinagar
Day 7 : Kushinagar - Lumbini
Morning transfer to the Indo-Nepal border, from where you will be receive by our Nepal counterpart. Upon arrival at Border meet with our Nepali people and drive to Lumbini - the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The birthplace of Lord Buddha where he known as Gautam in his childhood, Lumbini is situated in the southern Terai plains of Nepal. Lumbini is also a World Heritage Monument of UNESCO. Upon arrival at Lumbini transfer to the hotel. After fresh-n-up city we will visit the Ashoka Pillar. It was built in the year 259BC, by King Ashoka of India. When he constructed this pillar, the King exempted the villagers from paying tax and gave out 100 golden coins to the people. In the 07th century, the pillar was struck by lightning and split into two parts. The site was lost for six centuries and covered with dense forest before being re-found in 1895. In the evening have a walk through monasteries made by many nationals. Dinner and overnight stay hotel.
Night Stay: Lumbini
Day 8 : Lumbini - Kathmandu
Today we will leave for the Kathmandu the capital city of Kathmandu. The city is the conjecture to the major routes within and outside the country. The city itself is home to the historical monuments, cultural groups, architectural wonders and exotic tourist destinations. Upon reaching at Kathmandu transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Night Stay: Kathmandu
Day 9 : Kathmandu Local Sightseeing
After breakfast we will go for an excursion to Patan to visit, Kopan Monastery, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Later in the evening return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Night Stay: Kathmandu
Day 10 : Kathmandu
Morning brief city tour and later transfer to airport for onward destination.
A megacity whose fast pace and jarring contrasts are guaranteed to induce a degree of wide-eyed amazement, Indias capital is a compelling point of arrival. The vestiges of at least seven great urban centres rise cheek-by-jowl from the banks of the Yamuna River here, dating back more than 3,500 years.
Varanasi, the holy town of India, is likewise recognized by way of the call of Kashi and Benaras. Kashi, the metropolis of Moksha for Hindus considering centuries, is thought for its fine-nice silks, 'paan' and Benares Hindu university and Avimukta of the ancient days, Varanasi is the most famous pilgrimage point for the Hindus. one of the seven holiest cities, Varanasi city is likewise one the Shakti Peethas and one of the twelve Jyotir Linga web sites in India. In Hinduism it's miles believed that those who die and are cremated here get an instantaneous gateway to liberation from the cycle of births and re-births.
Considered because the abode of Lord Shiva, Varanasi is situated on the banks of River Ganges, which is thought to have the electricity of washing away all of one's sins. As pundits right here will tell you, something is sacrificed and chanted right here or given in charity reaps its fruits thousand instances extra than those precise deeds performed at differentplaces because of the power of that place. it's far believed that 3 nights of fasting in Varanasi city can attain you rewards of many thousands of lifetimes of asceticism!
Lord Buddha turned into born in Lumbini, in the southwestern area of Nepal, almost 2500 years ago. Ever on account that then, the city has always persevered to be the significant factor of Buddhism. Lumbini, inside the present times is a small quiet city within the southwestern Terai plains of Nepal, where the ruins of the antique city can nevertheless be found. The fans of both Hinyana and Mahayana sects of Buddhism worship Lumbini. The furbished up lawn and the environs of Lumbini have the remnants of some of the historical Stupas and monasteries. A large stone pillar is said to be set up by way of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka in 250 BC which bears a message approximately the beginning of Gautama Buddha.
Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh in India is the city of lovely Stupas and Temples and taken into consideration to be one of the Holy locations in India. From Buddhist fans to the Indian devotees, that is one of the principal pilgrimage locations in Uttar Pradesh.traveler sights in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh and different traveller attractions of Uttar Pradesh and different components of India. So plan your excursions to Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh and revel in your idyllic retreat.
Bodhgaya is one of the maximum crucial and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage middle within the world. It turned into right here beneath a banyan tree, the Bodhi Tree, Gautama attained very best expertise to turn out to be Buddha,the Enlightened One. Born; inside the foothills of the Himalayas as a Sakya prince of Kapilvastu (now in Nepal), most of the primary occasions of his life, like enlightenment and closing sermon, happened in Bihar.
Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, is a colourful, noisy town. Packed complete of history, palaces and temples, it's also within touching distance of Nepal's greatest enchantment, the Himalaya. Durbar square (with temples relationship again to the 12th century), Boudhanath Stupa (a global historical past web site), the Pashupatinath Temple (the country's most crucial Hindu temple, on the banks of the Bagmati river), and the Royal Palace (the web site of the notorious 2001 bloodbath of the Royal circle of relatives through the then Crown Prince, and now converted into the Narayanhiti Palace Museum).
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