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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour 14 Nights / 15 Days

Buddhism founded in North India, is not a religion but a system of philosophy and morals. In India, there are around 6.6 million Buddhists, and so there are many monuments and locales associated with Buddhism. This is actually a dual deal package as it not only covers the sites of Buddhist pilgrimage but at the same time covers some of the historical monuments in the three most visited cities of India, i.e. Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. This tour is perfect for those who want to enjoy the true spirit of India and visit the sacred Buddhist sites in India. The destinations that will be covered in this Buddhist Pilgrimage tour are, Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Vaishali, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Kapilvastu, Sravasti, Balrampur and Lucknow.

The itinerary of the tour is as follows:
Day 01: New Delhi  
On arrival you will be received by our representative at the airport and transferred to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: New Delhi  
In the first half of the day, take a city tour covering the Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate and the Parliament House. In the afternoon, enjoy the city tour of Old Delhi that covers Jama Masjid, Red Fort and the Gandhi memorial. Spend the evening enjoying the sound and light show. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: New Delhi- Jaipur  
In the morning, you will be driven to Jaipur by road. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Evening is at leisure. You can enjoy walking and shopping in the city.
Day 04: Jaipur  
Start this joyous day with an elephant ride at Amber Fort. This will be followed by the city tour and you will be shown, Hawa Mahal, Royal Observatory, City Palace, Nawab Sahab Ki Haveli and Johari Bazar etc. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur- Agra  
You will be driven to Agra, where on the way you will be visiting the old deserted town of the Mughal Dynasty, Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival, check in to the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Agra covers the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and the Tomb of Itmad-ud-daula. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06: Agra- Varanasi  
In the morning catch the flight to Varanasi. Enjoy the afternoon city tour of Sarnath, the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon. Overnight stay at the hotel in Varanasi.
Day 07: Varanasi  
At dawn enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges, followed by a city tour in which you can visit Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple etc. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08: Varanasi- Bodhgaya  
You will be driven to Bodhgaya. You will be taken for a day tour to Sapta Pari cave and Venevamas. You will cover important places related to the life of Buddha.
Day 09: Bodhgaya  
The day begins with sightseeing of Bodhgaya and later excursion to Rajgir and Nalanda. Rajgir is an important Buddhist pilgrimage as Buddha spent 12 years of his life here. Nalanda, a significant university founded in the 5th century used to be a scholarly center of its time. Spend the night at the hotel.
Day 10: Bodhgaya- Vaishali- Kushinagar  
Next stop over will be Vaishali, a very special place for Buddhists as Buddha delivered his last sermon here and announced his approaching "Nirvana". You can enjoy the sight of the regal and grand Ashoka Pillar, Lotus tank, Chaumukhi and proceed to Kushinagar and spend the night there.
Day: 11 Kushinagar- Lumbini  
The tour at Kushinagar starts with a visit to the Mahanirvana Temple and is followed by a visit to the modern Srilanka Buddhist center and monasteries. Next proceed to Lumbini, the place where Lord Buddha was born. Overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 12: Lumbini- Kapilavastu- Sravasti- Balrampur  
Visit to the Ashoka Pillar and Mayadevi Temple at Kapilavastu in the morning. Then in the afternoon proceed to Balrampur. On the way, enjoy a visit to Sravasti where you will see the extensive ruins of this ancient city and Jetavana Monastery. On arrival you will be transferred to a hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13: Balrampur- Lucknow  
In the morning, enjoy the city tour of Balrampur. Then drive to Lucknow and check in to hotel after reaching there. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 14: Lucknow- New Delhi  
In the morning enjoy the city tour covering the Imambara, Rumi Darwaza etc. Move to the airport in the afternoon. Catch the flight to New Delhi. On arrival transfer to hotel and spend the night in the hotel.
Day15: Departure from New Delhi  
Transfer to International Airport to take the flight back home.
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