Buddha – The gentle sage, led the world on the path to enlightenment, two thousand five hundred years ago. This circuit is a pilgrim’s journey, through the land of Buddha, where he preached his message of compassion, simplicity and renunciation – the places immortalized by the enlightened one.
Destinations to be covered in this tour: Delhi-Patna-Rajgir-Bodhgaya-Varanasi-Kushinagar- Lumbini-Saravasti-Lucknow-Delhi
Airport/hotel transfers by air-conditioned vehicle.
Air-conditioned vehicle for land travel.
All interstate taxes, gasoline, parking, toll taxes and driver allowances.
All luxury taxes and value added taxes.
Any International/ Domestic Air/Train fare.
Departure taxes or VISA handling fee.
Any Monument/guide fee, extra meals & expenses.
Boat ride in Varanasi or any other activity.
Tips and gratitude to drivers, representatives, guides etc.
Any beverages (hard & soft)/Table Drinks, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, travel or any kind of insurance etc.
Applicable Government taxes (GST).
Minimum of 02 persons required.
All rates & bookings will be subject to availability.
Tour confirmation only on receipt of 50% advance payment.
Balance payment to be deposited 01 month prior to travel date.
Ashoka India Tours carries no insurance whatsoever for the tour participants. Hence it is advisable to get travel insurance by your own.
Mentioned special package rates are valid till 15th April 2022.
What to Expect
The highlight of your journey will be the holy tree at Bodhgaya, under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. Visit Sarnath, where he gave his first sermon, and Kushinagar where he attained Pari nirvana. The ruins of Nalanda, still echo with the chants of scholars of ancient times. Vaishali, the site, where he preached his last sermon, and announced his impending Nirvana. Lumbini – The birth place of Lord Buddha Lumbini is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas in modern Nepal. The holy site is being developed with international support as the supreme Buddhist pilgrimage and a symbol of world peace. The shrines and monasteries that many countries have built or are still building reflect the architectural traditions of those countries, and thus giving Lumbini an international feel with a message of universal love and brotherhood. Shravasti – SRAVASTI or SAVATH was the capital of the mighty Kosala kingdom during Buddha’s time. It is situated in the Uttar Pradesh and ten miles distance from Balrampur. It was at Sravasti that the Buddha displayed his great miracle sitting on a thousand Pettaled lotus in front of an audience consisting of the king of Kosala. There the Buddha displayed the multiplied forms of himself a million times going up to the highest heavens, in order to confound the Tirthikas and to established his supremacy.
Tour Highlights: –
Sightseeing of New & Old Delhi
Sightseeing of Rajgir
Sightseeing of Bodhgaya
Sightseeing of Varanasi
Boat ride on River Ganges
Sightseeing of Kushinagar
Sightseeing of Lumbini
Sightseeing of Saravasti
Sightseeing of Lucknow
Day 1Arrive in Delhi
Upon arrival welcome to the Guests from Delhi Airport & transfer to hotel for check-in. Later enjoy sightseeing of Old Delhi, visit Red Fort, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb & Rajghat etc. After sightseeing back to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
Day 2Delhi – Patna (By flight) – Rajgir (95 km by road/ 2-3 hours)
After breakfast, transfer the guests to Delhi airport to board the flight for Patna. On arrival proceed to Rajgir, on the way, visit to Nalanda Ruins of Ancient University & Museum (Closed on every Friday), later proceed to Rajgir. On arrival check-in at hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Rajgir.
Day 3Rajgir – Bodhgaya (75 km by road/ 2-3 hours)
After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Rajgir, visit Gridhkut, Bamboo Garden, Bimsara Jail etc, later proceed to Bodhgaya. On arrival transfer to hotel for check-in, later visit to Mahabodhi Temple, Niranjna river, Sujata Village Dungheswari & Mountain in Bodhgaya. After sightseeing back to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 4Bodhgaya – Varanasi (255 km by road/ 6-7 hours)
After breakfast, proceed to Varanasi. On arrival check-in at hotel, later enjoy sightseeing of Sarnath, visit Dhamekh Stupa, Mulgandha Kuti Vihar, Museum & Ashok Pillar. After sightseeing back to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.
Day 5Varanasi – Kushinagar (235 km by road/ 5-6 hours)
Early morning visit to Varanasi Ghat and see Aarti of Holy River Ganges with boat ride followed by visit to Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple etc. Later back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, visit Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple etc. After sightseeing proceed to Kushinagar. On arrival check-in at hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Kushinangar.
Day 6Kushinagar – Lumbini (Nepal) (160 km by road/ 4-5 hours)
After breakfast, visit Nirvana Temple & Rambar Stupa in Kushinagar. After sightseeing proceed to Lumbini. After VISA formalities enter in Nepal and transfer to hotel for check-in. Later visit to Maya Devi Temple & Ashok Pillar in Lumbini. After sightseeing back to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 7Lumbini – Sharavasti (170 km by road/ 4-5 hours)
After breakfast, proceed to Sharavasti. On the way visit to Piprahawa (India Kapilavastu), later proceed to Sharavasti. On arrival check-in at hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Sharavasti.
Day 8Sharavasti – Lucknow (175 km by road/ 4-5 hours)
After breakfast, visit Saheth & Maheth in Saravasti, later proceed to Lucknow. On arrival check-in at hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Lucknow.
Day 9Lucknow – Delhi (By flight)
After breakfast, visit to Rumi Darwaza, Chota (Small) Imambara, Bara (Big) Imambara, British Colonial & Clock tower in Lucknow, later transfer to Lucknow airport to board the flight for Delhi. On arrival check-in at hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of New Delhi, India Gate, drive pass through Parliament and President House, National Museum & Qutub Minar. After sightseeing transfer the guests to Delhi Airport to board the flight for onward journey and tour terminates here but sweet memories remain for forever……