Amazing 13 Days Buddhist Cultural Tour In India
Buddhism founded in North India, isn’t a religion but a method of philosophy and code of morality. With 6.6 million Buddhists in its manifold the country abounds in plethora of monuments and locales related to Buddhism. ” O-Bhikshus’ after my death when individuals and members of new generation comes and ask after this you tell them that here the Buddha was created, here he attained the full enlightenment , here he turned the wheel of Dharma twelve times , and here finally the Buddha applied for Parinirvana. (The Buddha). Hundreds of years have gone by, but architectural splendours, still standing resoundingly are ample testimonial of Buddhist philosophy and doctrines. It’s all easy to come across with such splendours once we have for you the following tour plan.
12 Nights 13 Days
Destinations Conered: : Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Vaishali – Kushinagar – Lumbini – Kapilvastu – Sravasti – Lucknow
On arrival you’ll be received by our representative and used in hotel where we are holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. Overnight at hotel.
This very day you will be taken for any trip to this very heart of India. The trip covers Qutab Minar / Humayun Tomb / India Gate / Red Fort / Jama Masjid / Gandhi Memorial etc. Overnight at hotel. Guide Map of Delhi.
Delhi – Jaipur
Morning commence drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check in into hotel. Evening spare time to enjoy the city atmosphere which by many people means is fabulous. Overnight at hotel.
The day will be started with the Elephant ride at Amer Fort, then the city tour covering – Hawa Mahal, Royal Observatory, City Palace, Nawab Sahab Ki Haveli and Johari Bazar etc. Overnight at hotel.
Jaipur – Agra
Today we’ll drive to Agra en-route visiting the old deserted capital of scotland – Mughal Dynasty i.e. Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival, check in into hotel. Afternoon city tour covering Taj Mahal, Red Fort and the Tomb of Itmad-ud-daula’s Tomb. Overnight at hotel.
Agra – Varanasi
Morning transfer to Airport to trap flight to Varanasi. On arrival , transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Sarnath: famous because of its Dhamekh Stupa and for it being the place where Buddha preached his first sermon enshrining the principle of his teachings into laws. Overnight at hotel in Varanasi. Guide Map of Agra.
At dawn enjoy boat ride at River Ganges, then a city tour covering – Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple etc. Overnight at hotel. Guide Map of Uttar Pradesh.
Day 08, 09
Varanasi – Bodhgaya
Stay there for two nights with excursions to Rajgir/ Nalanda / Sapta pari cave and Venevamas. Above two days you will find with many locales of Buddhist significance, i.e., Rajgir : an essential Buddhist pilgrimage since the Buddha spent 12 years here , and the first Buddhist council after the Buddha attained Nirvana occured here, Nalanda : founded in the 5th century referred to as center of intellectualism. Overnight at hotel.
Bodhgaya – Vaishali – Kushinagar
Morning Go to Vaishali, a very special spot to Buddhists as The Lord delivered his last sermon & announced his impending ” Nirwana”. See the majesty of Ashok Pillar – Lotus tank, Chaumukhi & go to Kushinagar for overnight stay. Guide Map of Bihar.
Kushinagar – Lumbini
Morning visit Mahanirvana Temple, the modern Japan/Srilanka Buddhist center & monasteries , start to Lumbini. Overnight at hotel.
Lumbini – Kapilvastu – Sravasti
Morning trip to Ashoka’s pillar (249 BC) rediscovered in 1890’s inside thick sal forest, a temple of Mayadevi, the ruins of the old monastery and some new stupas, then in the afternoon go to Sravasti where you will see the extensive ruins of the ancient city & Jetavana Monastery. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Sravasti – Lucknow- Delhi
After breakfast drive from Sravasti to Lucknow to trap your flight to Delhi Airport terminal to take flight home.