Buddha Circuit 10 For 8 Nights 9 Days
A city of love and warmth, sorrow and despair, dreams and hopes, poverty and squalor, grandeur and glory. Calcutta is compelling , effervescent, teeming with life and traditions - a medley of moods, styles, cultures, politics, industry and commerce.More than 300 years ago, Job Charnock, an English tradesman set up a trading post on the banks of the Ganga along the three-village nucleus. Gradually Europeans started setting up business and trade establishments, the moneyed class taking interest in banking and usury. The East India Company steadily encroached into matters of state.The fate of the Nawabi rule was sealed in the Battle of Plassey and the English went ahead to seize power, a grip which loosened only 250 years later when power was transferred from the British Empire to the Indians. Independent India has crossed 50 years and these five decades have seen many miracles. Calcutta has grown, remains a city of contrasts, a mix-up of light and shade, a strange medley of ancient and modern, skyscrapers and Victorian edifices, haven of the rich and the poor as seldom found anywhere in the world. There is so much to see in this incredible city.
Day 01- On arrival meeting assistance and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 - Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit the places of" City of Joy". Visit the Victoria Memorial a blend of European & Mughal architecture, Botanical Garden. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Early dinner and transfer to railway station to board Dehradun Express for Bodhgaya. Overnight on board.
Day 03 - Arrival at Bodhgaya where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Breakfast at hotel. Morning free at leisure. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon visit the Stupa and the various monasteries, Mahabodhi Temple built by Ashoka the Great in 3rd century BC One can visit the Sacred Bodhi Tree (descendant of the Bo tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment). Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 04 - Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Patna with packed lunch city which is an 2500 year old ancient city enroute visit Rajgir where Lord Buddha spent many years and attained nirvana Visit Gridhakuta, Ajatsatru Fort & Venuvan. Also visit Nalanda University the world oldest university founded in 05th century. Visit monasteries, temple & Museum. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 05 - Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Kushinagar where Lord Buddha breathed his last and was cremated with packed lunch enroute visit Vaishali (birth place of Lord Mahaveera -founder of Jainism) On arrival visit to Mahaparinirwana Temple, Rambhar Stupa .Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 06 - Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Sravasti which was an active center of Buddhism. Lord Buddha spent 25 rainy seasons and delivered his sermons. After lunch at hotel visit to Sahet and Mahet where Lord Buddha performed his Miracle sitting on a petaled Lotus multiplying 1000 times. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 07 - Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Lumbini birth place of Lord Buddha. A holy pilgrimage for the Buddhists. After lunch visit the places of interest- The Maya Devi temple ( Named after Mother of Lord Buddha is the holy spot where he was born), The Ashokan Pillar, Pushkarini: The Sacred pool. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 08 - After breakfast at hotel proceed for Varanasi with packed lunch to The 'Eternal city'. It is situated on the banks of sacred Ganges. Afternoon visit to Sarnath where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. The attractions are Dhamekh Stupa built in 500 A.D Ashokan pillar, the Museum . Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 09 - Early morning transfer to railway station to board Poorva Express for Kolkatta. Breakfast on board. Lunch on board On arrival transfer to International airport to board flight for further destination.
KOLKATA | BODHGAYA | PATNA | KUSHINAGAR | SRAVASTI | LUMBINI | KOLKATA
THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AS PER YOUR PREFERENCE
1 Month before start of the journey, else cancellation charges applicable. 20% charges applicable for refund back to your card in case of cancellation