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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Duration:10 Days / 9 Nights
Places Covered:Delhi - Lucknow - Balrampur - Lumbini- Kushinagar – Patna – Bodhgaya – Varanasi – Delhi
Best time of visit:September to March

Day 1: Delhi

On arrival at Delhi international airport, welcome and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Delhi / Lucknow / Balrampur

After breakfast transfer to airport for your domestic flight for Lucknow. Drive from Lucknow airport to Balrampur. On arrival check - in hotel for late lunch. Later proceed to Sravasti, where Buddha confounded his non believers by series of miraculous feats. Return to Balrampur for overnight stay.

Day 3: Balrampur / Lumbini

Morning drive to lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha. At the ancient Lumbini shrine, an image representing the natives of Buddha is still preserved. Overnight in hotel.

Day 4: Lumbini / Kushinagar

Morning drive to Kushinagar where lord Buddha attained Pariniravana. Visit to Rambha stupa which marks the spot where the lord was cremated. Overnight in hotel.

Day 5: Kushinagar / Patna

Proceed to patna en-route visit vaishali where lord Buddha is reported to have recounted his approaching nirawana and also the site of the second Buddhist council. Overnight in hotel.

Day 6: Patna / Bodhgaya

Drive to bodhgaya, en-route visit to Nalanda, where an ancient monastic university flourished from 5th-11th century. Lord Buddha himself taught here. Later proceed to visit Rajgir (or the royal abode) where Lord Buddha preached his philosophy. Proceed to Bodhgaya. Overnight in hotel.

Day 7: Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya the greatest pilgrim center for Buddhist where Lord Buddha gained enlightenment under the Mahabodhi tree. The Mahabodhi temple marks the exact spot where Buddha sat in meditation. Overnight in hotel.

Day 8: Bodhgaya / Varanasi

Morning drive to varanasi the holy city of the hindus. On arrival check-in hotel. Evening drive to Sarnath where Lord Buddha is said to have preached his first sermon. Sarnath was a famous centre for Buddhist learning from the 6th-12th Century. Visit to the stupa and Buddhist temple, the interior of which Is richly decorated. Return to varanasi for overnight in hotel.

Day 9: Varanasi / Delhi

Early morning boat rides on river Ganges to witness the sunrise and early morning prayers. Return to hotel via different ghats. Later transfer to airport for flight / to railway station for train to Delhi. Agra. On arrival transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10: Delhi / Onward Destination

Full day sight-seeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Await transfer to international airport for flight to onward destination.