Tour Itineraries >> Footsteps of Lord Buddha
Bodhgaya - Rajgir & Nalanda - Bodhgaya -Varanasi - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Lucknow - Sankassia - Agra - Delhi
DAY 01 / ARRIVAL BODHGAYA
Arrive Bodhgaya, meet assist at the airport & transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Bodhgaya.
DAY 02 / BODHGAYA
Early morning visit the Mahabodhi Temple for the prayers and meditate
near the Bodhi Tree. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Later visit
the Sri Lankan monastery. Later in the day visit the village
of Sujata, which is where a woman with the same name gave Lord Buddha
his first meal ( milk & rice pudding ) after he came out of
the austerities he was performing and broke his fast. Visit
the Mahabodhi temple for the evening prayers too. Dinner & overnight
at your hotel.
|DAY 03 / BODHGAYA - RAJGIR & NALANDA
Visit the famous ancient university of Nalanda, which produced great
masters like Guru Padmasambhava and then after a short drive visit
Rajgir, where exists the Vulture's Peak or Giridhrakoot. Visit the
Japanese Shanti Stupa in Rajgir. check in at your hotel for the overnight.
DAY 04 / BODHGAYA / VARANASI.
After an early breakfast, depart at 0800 HRS for Varanasi. On arrival
in Varanasi, check in at your hotel. In the early part of the evening
visit Sarnath, where you can visit a museum which has artefacts from
300 - 400 BC and then you can visit the Dhammek Stupa and finally
attend the evening prayers at the Sri Lankan Temple. Return to your
hotel for dinner & overnight.
DAY 05 / VARANASI
Early morning visit the sacred river Ganges before sunrise, to see
how the Hindus of Varanasi pray to the rising Sun and then pray to
the river Ganges. Enjoy a boat ride on the Ganges and see the cremation
grounds from the boat. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Later visit
the Golden Temple, Bharat Mata Temple and Birla ( Shiva ) Temple.
Later depart for Kushinagar & transfer to hotel. Dinner &
overnight at hotel
DAY 06 / KUSHINAGAR –LUMBINI
Morning proceed for the sacred sites in Kushinagar. Pray at the Mahaparnirvana
Temple.Later depart for Lumbini & transfer to hotel. Dinner &
overnight at hotel.
DAY 07 / LUMBINI –SRAVASTI
Morning visit the birth place of Lumbini. Later depart for Sravasti
enroute visit the sacred site Kapilvastu . Arrive Sravasti & transfer
to hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
/ SRAVASTI -- LUCKNOW
Morning visit Sahet Mahet , Later depart for Lucknow & transfer
to hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
/ LUCKNOW -SANKASSIA-AGRA
After breakfast drive to Agra via Sankassia , a place where Buddha
along with Brahma & Devraj Indra descended after giving sermons
to his mother in heaven. At the spot of descent stands a temple with
a statue of the Buddha. Arrive Agra & transfer to hotel. Dinner
& overnight at hotel.
DAY 10 / AGRA –DELHI
Morning visit visit the magnificient Taj Mahal - one of the seven
wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of
love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build
this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife, Also visit the Red fort
- the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands
on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was
started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of
public audience),a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne
alcoveof inlaid marble at the back,the Emperor heard public petitions.
At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble
pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor
sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and
rulers of friendly kingdoms. Afternoon depart to Delhi &
transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
DAY 11 / DELHI---DEPARTURE
After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi where
ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown
of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar ,India
Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s
House , Red fort , Mahatama Gandhi Memorial , Also visit Laxmi Narayan
temple popularly known as Birla Temple. After dinner transfer to airport
for onward flight.