- DAYS - NIGHTS
Day 1: Arrival Varanasi
Arrival at Varanasi, meet with our representative & transfer to hotel, check in with traditional welcome. Later visit Sarnath - The holiest place for Buddhist peoples, Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha preached first sermon after getting enlightenment. One can visit all about Buddhism like Buddhist temple, Ruins, Stupas and collection from Buddha period in Archaeological Museum. In Evening see Ganga Aarti & Dinner. Over night stay at hotel in Varanasi.
Day 2: Varanasi - Bodhgaya
Early morning boat ride tour on River Ganges at the time of Sun rise, the morning of Varanasi is famous in the world. This is the time people come to have bath and pray and many other religious activities can be seen during the Boat ride. These rituals remind one of the nature worship prevalent in India. Back to hotel for breakfast & drive to Bodhgaya, check in there in hotel. Evening visit Mahabodhi temple under the holy Bodhi tree where Lord Buddha has enlightenment. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 3: Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda - Bodhgaya
Morning after B/fast visit Bodhgaya - As the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buddhists. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centre. Since it was here that Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Later visit Mahabodhi Temple & proceed to Nalanda & Rajgir. Nalanda was the most renowned university in ancient India. It derived its name from Na-alam-da, meaning Insatiable in Giving, one of the names by which the Lord Buddha was known. RAJGIR -The picturesque Rajgir, or Rajagriha as it was known in the past (literally, the abode of kings) is surrounded by the meandering river Banganga and 5 hills. During the lifetime of the Buddha this was the capital of the powerful Magadhan kingdom, ruled by the virtuous King Bimbisara. The hills and caves surrounding Rajagriha were home to spiritual teachers, ranging from the materialism of the early Charavaka School to the metaphysics of Upanishad philosophers. Like many others in search of truth, Prince Siddhartha, after he renounced his royal heritage came to this city to seek the path of ovation. Have your dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 4: Bodhgaya - Vaishali - Kushinagar
In the morning after breakfast drive to Kushinagar via visiting Vaishali. A very special place to Buddhists as The Lord Buddha delivered his last sermon & announced his impending “Nirvana". See the majesty of Ashok Pillar - Lotus tank, Chaumukhi. On arrival at Kushinagar, check in hotel. Have your dinner & overnight stay at Kushinagar.
Day 5: Kushinagar - Lumbini
Morning after B/fast sightseeing of Kushinagar visit Mahaparinirvana temple where Lord Buddha take his last breath, Ranbhar Stup the creamation site of Lord Buddha. Proceed to Lumbini with packed Lunch. While going to Lumbini, stop at India/Nepal border for Visa / Immigration formalities. Later check-in at Hotel. After noon visit Lumbini, the Birth place of Lord Buddha.Have your dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 7: Sravasti - Varanasi
Morning after B/fast proceeds to Varanasi, check in hotel, Upaon arrival at Varanasi, checkin at hotel. Over night stay at hotel in Varanasi.
Day 8: Varanasi - Departure
Afterbreakfast departure, from hotel to Railway station for connect Trainback to home with sweet memories....