India is the birthplace of many great religions including Buddhism. This Buddhist tour includes a visit to all the important places in India associated with the life of the Buddha. This tour is infact a Buddhist Pilgrimage along with New Delhi, Varanasi, Khusinagar, Patna, Rajgir, Bodhgaya and Kolkata. The whole tour will surely give a new meaning to your life. It enlightens you and makes you feel awakened in terms of religious beliefs.
Following is the tour itinerary:
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Day 01: New Delhi
Welcome in India. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: New Delhi
Full day sightseeing of New and Old Delhi. Visit to the historical monuments like, Red Fort, Shanti Vana, Raj Ghat and Humayun’s tomb. Afternoon is free and in the evening you can visit Connaught Place and enjoy shopping. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 03: Varanasi
Take a flight to Varanasi, the most sanctified city of India. Enjoy a walk at its famous Ghats.
Day 04: Varanasi
Enjoy the early morning boat ride on the river Ganges. This is followed by a day tour to Sarnath, the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon.
Day 05: Kushinagar
Drive to Kushinagar. Kushinagar is the place where Buddha passed away and was cremated. Visit to the various places like Cremation Stupa and Mahaparinirvana Temple.
Day 06: Patna
In the morning drive to Patna. It’s a day to relax or you can utilize it in the way you like.
Day 07: Rajgir
Visit to Nalanda, the world's greatest university of its times. Visit the extensive remains of the university to get an idea of its glorious past. Drive further to Rajgir where Buddha spent 12 years of his life.
Day 08: Bodhgaya
Drive to Bodhgaya. This is the most important Buddhist site in the world. Buddha attained enlightenment here. Visit to the Mahabodhi Temple and Niranjana River. The Bodhgaya Stupa, or Mahabodhi Vihara as it is also known, was erected in the place.
Day 09: Kolkata
Board the early morning Rajdhani Express to Kolkata. During the day go on a sightseeing tour of the city that includes visits to Victoria Memorial Museum, Indian Museum, Bagh buildings, Howrah Bridge, Belur Math and St. Paul's Cathedral. Later in the evening, you can visit the markets of Kolkata.
Day 10: Departure
You can enjoy the morning in your own way. At the appropriate time, move to the international airport to board your flight.