LUCKNOW | SRAVASTI |
VARANASI | SANKASIA |
Day 01 -
Arrive at New Delhi.
On Arrival meet and assist to the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 02 -
Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti
Morning transfer to airport to connect flight for
Lucknow.On arrival drive to Sravasti. Visit Sarvasti Garden which is
an important pilgrimage for Buddhists.Lord Buddha is believed to
have spent 25 rainy seasons here preaching his teachings. The Buddha
relics from Sravasti, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Kosala,
in India are enshrined at the Nava Jetavana Viharaya just opposite
the archaeological site of the ancient Jetavana Monastery where the
Buddha and his chief disciples spent nineteen Rains. The Buddha also
spent another six Rains at another monastery, the Pubbarama which is
also situated in Sravasti. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 -
Sravasti - Lumbini
After Breakfast drive to Lumbini. After Lunch sight seeing
of Lumbini where the Lord was born Emperor Ashok, in the twenty
first years after his coronation visited the Birth places and raised
a pillar on the spot. O/N Lumbini.
Day 04 - Lumbini -
After Breakfast drive to Kushinagar. After Lunch
sightseeing of Kushinagar. Kushinagar is celebrated as the place
where Buddha died and was cremated and passed into Parinirvana.
Visit the Sal Tree and Ramabhar stupa where Buddha was cremated.
Day 05 -
Kushinagar - Vaishali-Rajgir
After breakfast drive to Rajgir, enroute Vaishali. Vaishali
is beleieved to be the first republic of the world, having an
elected body of representatives hold special significance for
Buddhist devotees.On the way Hot Lunch at Chakkia. On arrival at
Rajgir Check in to the Hotel for O/N Stay.
Day 06 - Rajgir -
Nalanda - Bodhgaya
Rajgir Founded in the 5 th Century B.C.,Nalanda was one of
the World's great universities and an important Buddhist center. The
Buddha Sangha of Japan has constructed a massive Vishwa Shanti
Stupa, Peace Pagoda, at the top of this hill to commemorate this
event. Although one can take a bridle path up to the Pagoda, the
other way is to take the unusual aerial chairlift, for the panoramic
view it offers of the surrounding hills.also visit Gridkutta
Mountain (Vulture's Peak), Venuvana, and Bimbisara Fort. Also visit
the Satparni caves The first Buddhist Council meeting was held in
the famous Satparni caves in these hills. These caves also have
several curative hot water springs which are sacred to Hindus and
Buddhists. Proceed to Bodhgaya. Check in to the Hotel on Arrival.
Day 07 - Bodhgaya
Bodhgaya,where the Lord Buddha got enlightenment under a
Peepal tree. After Lunch full day visit Mahabodhi temple - is an
amalgamation of many cultures and centuries. The highlights of the
temple include tall stone lotuses, figures of Buddha sitting in
different postures on the walls, his footprints on the stones, and a
colossal golden Buddha in the sanctum sanctorum. The Bodhi tree,
situated in the premises of the temple, is the one under which
Buddha attained illumination. White, Green and Red flags, tied onto
the tree, form a canopy over seven sacred shrines, which symbolizes
the seven weeks that Buddha spent here.. Also visit the Niranjana
river. At the end of six years he realised that severe penance would
not bring the enlightenment he sought. He broke his fast, eating a
little rice pudding offered to him by the girl Sujata who lived in
the village of Uruvela. Then he went to the Niranjana river to
In the days that followed, Siddhartha returned to his former life as
a wandering ascetic. He regained his health and strength and
continued his quest. However, he remained in the vicinity of the
Niranjana river. He was preparing himself for his final struggle to
attain the supreme truth.Also visit the famous and the recently
built Great Buddha Statue
Day 08 -
Free and Easy
Day 09 -
Bodhgaya - Sarnath - Varanasi
Post breakfast drive to Varanasi and check into hotel.
Varanasi is probably the oldest living city in India and one of the
worlds most ancient. It was earlier known as Kasi- the city that
Day 10 - Varanasi
Early morning take a boat rides on the holy river Ganga.
Witness the sunrise on the riverfront, as seen from the boat, can be
a spiritually uplifting sight. After breakfast drive to Sarnath,
where Buddha preached his first sermon after he had attained
enlightenment at Budhgaya. A lot has changed here since then but
ancient aura is retained in the ruins and gardens. More importantly
, at the museum in Sarnath is the Ashok Pillar with its four
guardian lions that has beenused as independent India's national
Day 11 - Varanasi -
After Breakfast temple tour of Varanasi. Visit the Bharat
Mata Temple ,the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in the famous Beneras Hindu
University (BHU). Evening transfer to the railway station to connect
train to Lucknow. (Varanasi-Lucknow Intercity 16:20/21:50) On
Arrival transfer to the Hotel for O/N Stay.
Day 12 - Lucknow -
Sankasia - Agra
Start the day early, leave Lucknow till 6 AM,drive to Agra,
enroute Sankasia. SANKASYA. BUDDHA'S ASCENT TO AND DESCENT FROM THE
TRAYASTRIMSAS HEAVEN, AND OTHER LEGENDS. Continue drive to Agra.
Reach Agra by 3 PM. Check in to the Hotel. Overnight Hotel in Agra.
Day 13 - Agra -
After Breakfast Visit the Famous Taj Mahal. It is the
Wonder of the world and is known as the Monument of Love. It was
built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved wife
Mumtaz Mahal. After Lunch drive to Delhi. On Arrival check in to the
Day 14 - New Delhi -
After breakfast Combind tour of New and Old Delhi. Drive
past the Qutab Minar - 72.5-m high memorial has 367 steps. India
Gate - 42-m. high memorial arch is tribute to the 90,000 Indian
Soldiers killed during World War 1.President's House - Which was
once the viceroy's Palace & Government Buildings. Also visit the
Jama Masjid, The Rajghat. Later in the evening transfer to the
airport to connect flight for onward destination.