For followers of Buddhism
India is the land to come to as the Buddha preached the importance of
brotherhood and love in various parts of this sub-continent.
Day 01 Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Lucknow/
Early morning leave by coach/car/train to Lucknow. Upon arrival a
coach/car drive to Balrampur.
Day 03 Shravasti/Lumbini
Morning excrusion to Shravasti and then continue drive to Lumbini.
Day 04 Lumbini/Kushinagar
After breakfast visit Lumbini, birthplace of Buddha. Afternoon drive
Day 05 Kushinagar/Patna
Morning visit to the sal tree and Remabhar stups where the body of Buddha
was cremated. Drive to Patna.
Day 06 Vaishali/Patna
Day trip to Vaishali where Buddha preached his Last Sermon. Return to
Patna in evening.
Day 07 Patna/Rajgir
Morning tour of Patna, Continue drive to Rajgir via Nalanda to see
ruins of the ancient Nalanda University.
Visit Buddhist stupa at Rajgir and ruins of Ajat Shatru's fort.
Day 09 Bodhgaya
Morning drive to Bodhgaya and check in at hotel. Afternoon free to
meditate in this holiest spot of Buddhism.
Day 10 Bodhgaya
Full-day visit Mahabodhi temple, Bodhi tree and throne.
Day 11 Varnasi
Drive to Varanasi and check into hotel.
Day 12 Varanasi/Sarnath
Early morning visit Ganga, bathing ghats and boat ride. After breakfast
drive to Sarnath. Afternoon take flight to Agra.
Day 13 Agra/ Fatehpur
Full-day sightseeing at Agra, visit Taj Mahal, fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
Day 14 Bhopal
Morning travel to Bhopal by Shatabdi Express. Arrive and transfer to
hotel for overnight stay.
Day 15 Bhopal/ Delhi
Early morning drive to stupas, surrounded by railings with four regal
gateways. The torana gateways are richly ornamented, with carvings of the
life of Buddha. The Ashoka Pillar, with its capitol of four lions, is
here. The monasteries date from the 4th to 12th century AD. Afternoon
departure for Delhi.
Day 16 Delhi
Daylong tour of old and New Delhi, visiting Humayun's tomb, Rajghat,
Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Parliament House and Qutab Minar.
Day 17 Delhi/Abroad
Transfer to airport to catch onward flight.
October to March