Duration: 8 Nights/9 Days

Destination: Delhi, Lucknow, Sravasti, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Patna, Vaishali, Nalanda, Rajgir, Bodhgaya, and Varanasi

Price: USD 690 / EURO 600

Overview

Places covered in this 9 days Buddhist Tour of India include Delhi, Lucknow, Sravasti, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Patna, Vaishali, Nalanda, Rajgir, Bodhgaya, and Varanasi.

India & Nepal, both are fascinating neighboring countries to get enthrall in real times. In modern times, Nepal has emerged as a popular tourist circuits when blended with India.

Along with Hinduism, India is home to several other religions too, one of which is Buddhism that went beyond the borders of India.

Gautam Buddha was a born prince in Lumbini as King Siddhartha. He began his journey towards India in search of answers to a number of questions about life and sufferings. Finally, after several years of meditation, he attained ‘nirvana’ (enlightenment). Later, he preached and taught sermons, till leaving to his heavenly abode from Kushinagar.

This Buddhist Tour to India comprises of the four places that were extremely significant in his life– the place where he was born, attained Enlightenment, preached first Sermon and then reached Nirvana. Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Lumbini and Kushinagar are the important places that are related directly to the life and teachings of Lord Buddha. In addition to these, there are various other important sites too where he had traveled during his whole lifetime.

These places include Lumbini in Nepal and Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar in India. The other important places of Buddha’s life include Vaishali, Rajgir, Sravasti (India) and his early home in Kapilvastu, Nepal.

Highlights

  • Visit Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Great Statue of Buddha
  • Visit the famous Shanti Stupa
  • Visit Mahaparinirvana Temple
  • Boat riding on the holy river Ganges

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive delhi

Welcome to New Delhi International Airport, and then transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 2
Delhi/ Lucknow (By Flight) / Sravasti

After having breakfast check out of the hotel to fly towards Lucknow. After arriving here, you would be driven to Sravasti, the ancient capital of Kosala Mahajanapada which is 170 km away from Lucknow. Popularly known as Sahet-Mahet, Sravasti is famous for the supernatural feats performed by Lord Buddha seated on a lotus. Overnight stay in the hotel in Sravasti.

Day 3
Sravasti / Lumbini

After having breakfast drive to Lumbini. It is considered as “the birthplace of Lord Buddha” which was located in 1890 after being untraced for about 1500 years back. On arriving here, transfer to the hotel.

Day 4
Lumbini/Kushinagar

Visit Mahaparinirvana Temple where Buddha took his last breath and Rambhar Stupa, where he got cremated. Afternoon drive to Lumbini in Nepal. While going there, complete Visa/Immigration formalities at India/Nepal border. Later check in at Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5
Kushinagar/ Patna Via Vaishali

After having breakfast drive to Kushinagar where Buddha finally attained salvation or passed into Maha Pari Nirvana. Arrive Kushinagar & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Kushinagar.

Day 6
Patna/ Nalanda/ Rajgir/ Bodhgaya

Early morning drive towards Patna. On the way, visit the famous Shanti Stupa (peace pagoda) at Rajgir and proceed to Nalanda, ancient university of the world. On arrival check in at the hotel, have dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 7
Bodhgaya

Early morning drive to Bodhgaya. Check in at Hotel. In the afternoon, visit Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Great Statue of Buddha, Niranjana River, and Sujata Temple. Also, visit various Buddhist Temples in Bodhgaya. Overnight stay in the hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 8
Bodhgaya/ Sarnath

Morning drive to Bodhgaya & travel to Sarnath where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park.
Arrive Bodhgaya, the place of Buddha’s Enlightenment & the spiritual home of Buddhists & transfer back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Bodhgaya.

Day 9
Varanasi/ Delhi + Departure

Early morning, proceed for boat riding on the holy river Ganges with beautiful picturesque of sunrise view. Go back to the hotel for having breakfast then drive to airport to connect the flight for Delhi. On arriving at Delhi, you will be transported to the international airport to connect the flight for further onward destinations.

Tour Cost

Low Season (16/04/2019 – 30/09/2019)
High Season (01/10/2019 – 15/04/2020)

Tour Cost Per Person Standard Tour Package Deluxe Tour Package Luxury Tour Package
Low Season Price on Request Price on Request Price on Request
High Season USD 690 / EURO 600 USD 760 / EURO 660 USD 910 / EURO 790

Tour Include Exclude

Include

  • Total 08 Nights hotels with breakfast on twin sharing basis.
  • Air Conditioned medium car with driver.
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per tour programme.
  • Local English speaking guide during the sightseeing.
  • All Applicable taxes.

Exclude

  • Domestic flight tickets as below:
  • Delhi/Lucknow: USD 60 / EURO 52
  • Varanasi/Delhi USD 65 / EURO 55
  • Any monument entry fee.
  • Any type of meals if not specified in Inclusions.
  • International flight tickets.
  • Personal expanses like shopping etc.

Hotel Details

City Standard Hotels Deluxe Hotels Luxury Hotels
Delhi Hotel Madhuban Hotel Jaypee Siddhartha Hotel Le Meridian
Sravasti Hotel Lotus Nikko Hotel Lotus Nikko Hotel Lotus Nikko
Lumbini Hotel Buddha Maya Garden Hotel Buddha Maya Garden Hotel Buddha Maya Garden
Kushinagar Hotel Lotus Nikko Hotel Lotus Nikko Hotel Lotus Nikko
Patna Hotel Patna Continental Hotel Lemon Tree Premier Hotel Patna Maruya
Bodhgaya Hotel Royal Residency Hotel Royal Residency Hotel Royal Residency Suite Room
Varanasi Hotel Ganges View Ground Floor Room Hotel Ganges View With Upper Floor Room Hotel Suryodya Haveli