Total Days including Arrival & Departure : 9 days
Tour Start Location : Delhi
Countries Covered : India
Tour End Location : Delhi
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. If time permit we will go for a half day city sightseeing tour of Delhi. Dinner and overnight stay in Delhi.
Night Stay: Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi - Agra - Gonda
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra. Upon arrival visit the famous Taj Mahal (It remain closed on all Friday). Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete (1630-1652 AD). Further we will visit the massive Agra fort. Built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565, the red sandstone Agra fort was partially converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time. Later in the afternoon transfer to the Agra railway station board to board an air-conditioned sleeper train to Gonda. Overnight stay on board.
Night Stay: Gonda
Day 3 : Arrive Gonda - Shravasti
Upon arrival at Goda railway station meet with our representative and drive to Sravasti, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, has the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetavana Gardens. It is sacred to Buddhists because it is here that Lord Buddha performed the Tirthika heretics. Upon arrival check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up sightseeing tour around Sravasti visiting Jetavana and Ananda Bodhi Tree. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Night Stay: Shravasti
Day 4 : Shravasti - Lumbini
Morning after an early breakfast we will leave for 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 5 : Lumbini - Kushinagar
After breakfast we will visit Maya Devi Temple, dedicated to the mother of lord Buddha, Maya Devi. The temple was built during the 02nd century. Later drive to Kushinagar crossing Indo – Nepal border. Upon reaching transfer to the hotel. After fresh-n-up at the hotel we will set of for a visit to the monuments of Kushinagar visiting Nirvana Temple and Ramabhar Stupa. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Night Stay: Kushinagar
Day 6 : Kushinagar - Sarnath - Varanasi
After an early breakfast we will leave for Varanasi. Before arriving to Varanasi, we will have a visit 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. Later proceed to Varanasi. Upon reaching check into the hotel. In the evening transfer to the river ghat to have the glimpse of evening aarti. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Night Stay: Varanasi
Day 7 : Varanasi - Bodhgaya
Early morning proceed on a boat tour on River Ganges visiting all the bathing ghats. Return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast leave for Bodhgaya. Upon arrival check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up we will have an excursion to Bodhgaya and Gaya. We will be visiting The Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Great Buddha Statue, Niranjana River and Sujata Temple. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Night Stay: Bodhgaya
Day 8 : Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna - Delhi (By overnight train)
After breakfast we will have an excursion to Rajgir and Nalanda. First we will visit to Rajgir. Lord Buddha spent many months of retreat during the rainy season here, and use to meditate and preach on Gridhakuta, the "Hill of the Vultures". Lord Mahavir spent 14 years of his life at Rajgir and nalanda. It was in Rajgir that Lord Buddha delivered some of his famous sermons and converted king Bimbisara of the Magadha Kingdom and countless others to his creed. Here we will visit the monastery of Venuvana Vihar built by King Bimbisara for Lord Buddha to reside. This was the King's first offering to Lord Buddha. Further we will visit the ruins of Nalanda University. Founded in the 5th Century A.D., Nalanda is known as the ancient seat of learning. 2000 teachers and 10000 Students from all over the Buddhist world lived and studied at Nalanda, the first Residential International University of the World. A walk in the ruins of the university takes you to an era that saw India leading in imparting knowledge, to the world - the era when India was a coveted place for studies. The University flourished during the 5th and 12th century. Later continue drive to Patna. Upon arrival transfer to the railway station to board air-conditioned sleepers train to Delhi. Overnight stay on board.
Night Stay: Patna
Day 9 : Arrive Delhi - Departure
Upon arrival at Delhi railway station, meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel for fresh-n-up. Later transfer to the International airport to board the flight 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!
The historic city of Shravasti, a flourishing habitation this is an essential landmark within the records of Buddhism and Jainism alike, is at present however a set of ruins called Sahet-Mahet. This dual call has been given to 2 awesomecorporations of remains, Sahet and Mahet. Sahet is the site of the well-known Buddhist monastery known as Jetvahana Vihar, which lay out of doors the boundaries of the Shravasti town right. Mahet then again is diagnosed with the town of Shravasti.
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.
Patna once called Pataliputra the capital of Bihar,is a few of the international's oldest capital cities with unbroken history of many centuries as imperial city. a completely fertile arched stretch of land along the financial institution of the Ganga. The history and history of contemporary day Patna pass lower back well over two millennia. Like Delhi, Patna too have been the regal seat of governance for successive kingdoms for the reason that historical instances. And to at the present time, it's miles the capital town of the country. As every ruler ascended in strength and set up dynastic glory, he gave his capital a new name. as a result, the historic Kusumpura metamorphosed through Pushpapura, Pataliputra, Azeemabad and now into Patna, a non-stop records ranging from 6th century BC to provide times - a report claimed by way of few cities within the world.
Gonda district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh, India. The metropolis of Gonda is the district headquarters, and also the executive centre for the Devipatan division.The name of this district comes from the Sanskrit - Hindi word of Goshala, which means cowshed. The cowsheds of the royal lineage of Ayodhya viz. Ikshavaku (Raghukul) of the solar dynasty werepositioned here. The territory blanketed with the aid of the prevailing district of Gonda is part of the historic Kosala country.
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