Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destination : Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Vaishali – Kushinagar – Sravasti – Lumbini – Kathmandu
Day 1 : Delhi
On arrival in Delhi, meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Delhi. The evening will be free for leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the Delhi hotel.
Day 2 : Delhi – Jaipur
You will go for a city sightseeing tour. You will visit Amber Fort and City Palace. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3 : Jaipur – Agra
After breakfast, drive to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival at Agra, check-in the hotel and later visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Dinner and overnight stay at the Agra hotel.
Day 4 : Agra – Varanasi
In the morning, after breakfast, visit Agra Fort, which was initially built as the military establishment by King Akbar. Rest of the day will be free for leisure and in the evening you will be transferred to a railway station to board a train for Varanasi. Overnight train journey.
Day 5 : Varanasi
At arrived Varanasi, check in the hotel and after breakfast goes for the sightseeing day, in the first half, you will visit Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple. While in the second half, drive to Sarnath, which would take approximately 15-20 minutes 12 km from Varanasi. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha delivered the first sermon to his disciples the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence.
Day 6 : Varanasi – Bodh Gaya
In the morning, go for the famed boat ride. And then go back to the hotel for breakfast. Post breakfast, drive to Bodh Gaya. Overnight stay at the Bodh Gaya hotel.
Day 7 : Bodhgaya
Today, we will go for the Bodh Gaya sightseeing tour. After breakfast, visit the Mahabodhi Temple, a magnificent UNESCO world Heritage site that marks the hallowed ground where Buddha attained enlightenment and formulated his philosophy of life. Also within the temple complex, you can see the sacred Bodhi Tree, under which Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment. Dinner and overnight stay at the Bodh Gaya hotel.
Day 8 : Bodhgaya – Nalanda – Rajgir
Post breakfast at the hotel, drive to Patna. During the journey, firstly you will visit Nalanda, one of the ancient world’s great universities and a major Buddhist centre of academic excellence. Later, you will embark on a 20 km ride to Rajgir to see Griddhkuta “Hill of Vultures,” a heritage site where Lord Buddha spent several months meditating and teaching Dharma. After that, visit Saptparni caves where Buddha’s first council was organised and is also a source of Rajgir’s hot springs. After the sightseeing tour, overnight stay and dinner.
Day 9 : Rajgir – Vaishali – Kushinagar
Post breakfast, drive to Kushinagar. En-route, visit Vaishali, the ancient city where Lord Buddha preached his last sermon. In Vaishali, you can see Stupa 1 and 11 (14th century B.C), which are built in brick with a casket containing part of ashes of Buddha. After a brief stopover at the Vaishali, go to Kushinagar for overnight stay and dinner.
Day 10 : Kushinagar – Shravasti
Post breakfast at the hotel, go for the sightseeing tour of Kushinagar. Here, you can see the ancient stupas and modern temples, commemorating the Buddha’s death and cremation. Later drive to Shravasti for overnight stay and dinner.
Day 11 : Shravasti – Lumbini
Post breakfast, drive to Shravasti, the ancient town where Lord Buddha passed the greater part of his monastic life and preached after the enlightenment. When in Shravasti, see the Ananda Bodhi tree where Lord Buddha meditated for a night and then visit Jetavan where Lord Buddha performed some miracle. Later continue drive to Lumbini. Overnight stay and dinner at the Lumbini hotel.
Day 12 : Lumbini – Kathmandu (By flight)
Post breakfast at Lumbini, visit the Lumbini Park, Mayadevi temple, and China temple. After the sightseeing tour, travel to the airport to board a flight to Kathmandu.
Day 13 : Kathmandu
Today, you will go for Kathmandu sightseeing tour. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple, Patan city, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Temple of the Living Goddess, old Royal Palace, and Tibetan Handicraft Centre. Dinner and overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 13 : Departure
Post breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board a flight for journey onwards.