Covering Place : Delhi (1N) – day flight/ train – Lucknow – Sravasti (1N) – Lumbini (1N) – Kushinagar (1N) – Vaishali – Patna (1N) – Nalanda/ Nepura/ Rajgir – Bodhgaya (2N) – Varanasi (1N) – Lucknow (1N) – Agra (1N) – Delhi (1N) (departure)
Duration : 11 Night 12 Days
Highlights : Mahabodhi Temple, The Bodhi tree, 80 ft Statue of the Buddha, Buddhist Temple & Monastery of different countries, Sujata Garh at Bodhgaya; Cyclopean Wall, Vishwa Shanti Stupa/ World Peace Pagoda, Griddhakoot Hills, Venuvana at Rajgir; Runes of Nalanda University, Nalanda Museum at Nalanda; Rural Tourism Village at Nepura; Karuna Stupa, Holy Relic of Lord Buddha in Patna Museum at Patna; Kolhua, World Peace Pagoda, Buddha Stupa I & II, Archaeological Museum at Vaishali; Mahaparinirvana Temple, Mukutbandhana Stupa, and Gupta period Chaitayas at Kushinagar; Dhamekh Stupa, Dharmajajika Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Mulgandhakuti Temple, Ashokan Pillar at Sarnath.
Day 1| Delhi (arrival)
Arrive at the Delhi Airport. You will be greeted by Visit Bihar representative and you will get transfer to your pre booked hotel. Check in and rest of the day will be free for leisure and relaxing.
Day 2| Delhi – day flight/train – Lucknow – Sravasti
Early morning check out from hotel and get transferred to Airport/Railway station for your day flight or train to Lucknow. On arrival in Lucknow, meet and greet by our driver and he will transfer your to Sravasti where you will check in to hotel. Later you may explore the various places of tourist interest such as Anand Bodhi Tree, Ruins of the Jetavana Monastery, age-old stupa etc. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3|Sravasti – Lumbini
This day after breakfast, you will get driven to Lumbini – This is the birth place of Lord Buddha. Check in to hotel as soon as you reach Lumbini. Then you will visit Mayadevi Temple and the Sacred Tank. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4|Lumbini – Kushinagar
After having breakfast, check out and get driven to Kushinagar- It was here Lord Buddha ended his earthly journey passed into Mahaparinirvana. On arrival in Kushinagar, check in to your pre booked hotel. Later visit Mahaparinirvana Temple and Mutkabandha Stupa– believed to have been built to preserve the relics of Buddha. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5| Kushinagar – Vaishali – Patna
After breakfast check out from Kushinagar and get driven to Patna. Enroute visit Vaishali for World Peace Pagoda, Ashokan Pillar and Buddha stupa. Later reach Patna, on arrival check in to your pre booked hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6| Patna – Nalanda/ Nepura / Rajgir – Bodhgaya
Today post breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Bodhgaya. Enroute visit Rajgir for World Peace Pagoda, Griddhakuta Hill, Venuvana and Japanese Temple; experience Rural Tourism in Nepura and get chance to explore the ruins of great Nalanda University. Reach Bodhgaya and check in to your room for overnight stay.
Day 7| Bodhgaya
Today after breakfast start city tour of Bodhgaya, visit Mahabodhi temple, Bodhi Tree, Vajrasana or Diamond Throne and The Animesh Lochana in Bodhgaya. Back to hotel for lunch, later visit Dungreshwari Caves, 80 ft Buddha Statue, different country Monasteries, Archaeological Museum and Sujata Garh. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 8| Bodhgaya – Varanasi
After breakfast check out from Bodhgaya and get driven to Varanasi. On arrival check in to your pre booked hotel. Later visit Sarnath, Located thirteen kilometers northeast of Varanasi, Sarnath is the auspicious place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon in the deer park after attaining enlightenment at Bodhgaya. Set amidst well-maintained gardens, Sarnath’s ruins are a pleasant place for a stroll or for meditation. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 9 | Varanasi – Lucknow
After breakfast check out from Varanasi and get driven to Lucknow. On arrival check into your pre booked hotel. Later visit Bara Imambara, British Residency, Chattar Manzil, Jama Masjid, Rumi Darwaza, Clock Tower, Moti Mahal, Lakshmana and Hussainabad Imambara. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10 | Lucknow – Agra
After breakfast at Lucknow hotel, get driven to Agra, this was once a capital of India, when Mughals ruled. Check in to your pre booked hotel. Evening scroll through local market of Agra. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11 | Agra – Delhi
Today after breakfast visit The Taj Mahal; It was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Also visit Agra fort and then get ready to be driven to the Delhi. On arrival check in to your pre-booked hotel for overnight stay.
Day 12 |Delhi (departure)
Today after breakfast check out from hotel and driven to Delhi Airport for your onwards flight to home.