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Buddhist Temple Tour

Tour Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Destination Covered : Gaya/Bodhagya - Rajgiri - Nalanda - Varansi - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sarasvasti - Lucknow - Agra - Delhi

Day 01 : Arrival Gaya/Bodhagya
Mahabodhi TempleArrive Gaya airport. Our representative will meet you and will assist you for transfer and check into hotel. Afternoon, visit Mahabodhi Temple, Archaeological Museum and Bodhi Tree. If time permits visit Thai Temple, The Burmese Temple, Tibetan Monastery, International Buddhist House, Buddhist Monastery of Bhutan and The Chinese Temple & Monastery. Overnight at hotel. Buddha's Footprints

Day 02 : Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya
Morning excursion tour to Rajgir (74 kms / 2 hrs drive), the site of great sanctity and significance of Buddhists. Visit Gridhakuta Hill where Lord Buddha delivered many of his sermons &Bimbisara jail where devoted Mauryan King Bimbisara who choose this as a place to spend his last days. Later proceed to Nalanda (18 kms) one of the oldest Universities of the World & International Center for Buddhist Studies. Afternoon drive back to Bodhgaya and check into hotel.

Day 03 : Bodhgaya - Varanasi (Sarnath)
Morning drive to Varanasi which is approx. 251 kms/ 7 hrs drive. On arrival transfer to hotel. The blessed locale where more than 2,500 years ago Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon, after attaining Nirvana. The five disciples who had followed him were surprised to see the mesmerizing glowing countenance of Buddha, who convinced them and delivered his first sermon before them, now termed Dharamachakra Pravartan. Overnight stay at Hotel in Varanasi

Day 04 : Varanasi - Kushinagar
Holy Bath at Varanasi GhatEarly morning boat ride on River Ganges. Later come back to hotel for breakfast. Check-out hotel and proceed to Kushinagar (275 kms / 8 hrs drive) - where Buddha entered perfect tranquility - the state of Ma ha pa ri nirvana. On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon visit Mahaparinirvana temple & Ramabhar Stupa (cremation place of Lord Buddha). Overnight stay at hotel in Kushinagar.

Day 05 : Kushinagar - Lumbini
Morning visit various stupas and temples.Later proceed to Lumbini (161 kms-approx.04hrs drive). There will be border crossing you have to stop sometime for visa procedures. Lumbini is the place where enlighten Gautam Buddha was born. On arrival check into hotel.

Day 06 : Lumbini - Sravasti
Morning visit Buddhist temples for prayer. Afternoon drive Sravasti which is 190 kms /05hrs drive, on arrival check into hotel. Lord Buddha has spent 24 rainy season here. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 07 : Sravasti - Lucknow /Agra
Taj Mahal, Agra Morning visit Sahet Mahet (Capital of ancient Kingdom of Kosla) Jetawana Gardens Buddhist temples etc. Afternoon drive to Lucknow Railway Station (171 kms / 4 hrs. drive) to connect overnight train for Agra.

DayO8 : Agra - Delhi
Arrive Agra in the morning. Visit world famous Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in AD 1630 to enshrine the mortal remains of his Queen Mumtaz Mahal . Also visit the nearby red sand stone Agra Fort. Afternoon drive to Delhi which is 203 kms. IA hrs drive. Check into hotel for overnight stay.

Day 09 : Delhi - Onward destination.
Morning visit Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city with its splendid gates, narrow alleys, the enormous Bazaar. Visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid and RajGhat. Afternoon tour of New Delhi with wide tree lined avenues, parks and fountains surroundings the imposing government and state Buildings. Visit Humayun's Tomb, an observatory called Jantar Mantar, Qutab Minar, India Gate and President House. Evening transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination, (hotel checkout 12:00 hrs)

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