Duration: 11 Nights/12 Days

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

Price: On request.

Overview

Places covered in this 12 days Buddhist Tour of India include Delhi, Lucknow, Sravasti, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Patna, Vaishali, Nalanda, Rajgir, Bodhgaya, and Varanasi (Sarnath)

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 of 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 (Hotel check in time 1200 Hrs). Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 2
Delhi

Breakfast at the hotel.
Later you will have short tour of Delhi including Old Delhi – Chandni Chaowk Market, Central Delhi Including Bangla Sahib Gurudwara and other government buildings, last move to South Delhi and visit: Humayun’s tomb and Qutub Minar.

Night stay in Delhi.

Day 3
Delhi/ Lucknow (By Flight) / Sravasti (Approx.03:30 Hrs)

After having breakfast check out of the hotel to fly towards Lucknow. After arriving here, you would be driven to Sravasti. On arrival check in the hotel.

Sravasti. is the ancient capital of Kosala Mahajanapada, visit: 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 4
Sravasti / Lumbini (Approx. 03:30 Hrs)

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.

While going there, complete Visa/Immigration formalities at India/Nepal border. Later check in at Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5
Lumbini

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Lumbini.
Visit: Maya Devi Temple & the Sacred Garden. Boddhi Tree & Maya Devi Pond, Ashoka Pillar, World Peace Pagoda and International Monasteries & Temples.

Night stay in Lumbini.

Day 6
Lumbini –Kushinagar (approx. 04 Hrs)

After having breakfast drive to Kushinagar where Buddha finally attained salvation or passed into Mahaparinirvana. Arrive Kushinagar & transfer to hotel.
Visit Mahaparinirvana Temple where Buddha took his last breath and Rambhar Stupa, where he got cremated.

Night stay in Kushinagar.

Day 7
Kushinagar – Vaishali – Patna (05 Hrs approx.)

After having breakfast drive to Patna (Capital of Bihar state of India) via visit Vaishali. Arrive Patna& transfer to hotel. Night stay in Patna.

Day 8
Patna/ Nalanda/ Rajgir/ Bodhgaya (05 Hrs approx.)

Early breakfast and drive towards Bodhgaya (the place of Buddha’s Enlightenment & the spiritual home of Buddhists). 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 and overnight stay.

Day 9
Bodhgaya

Breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing of Bodhgaya.
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 10
Bodhgaya / Varanasi (Sarnath)

After breakfast drive to Varanasi (Sarnath: where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park).
On arrival check in to your hotel.
Evening you will have boat ride with guide at river Ganges. Night stay in Varanasi.

Day 11
Varanasi – Sarnath – Varanasi (45 Minutes one way)

Morning start with boat ride with tour guide at Holy River Ganges. Come back to hotel and take your breakfast.
Later proceed for excursion trip to Sarnath – where the Buddha preached his first sermon, visit various Buddhist temples and stupas.

Also visit: Banares Hindu University (Asia’s largest residential university), Bharat Mata temple. Night stay in Varanasi.

Day 12
Varanasi/ Delhi (By Flight) + Departure

Breakfast and free. Hotel checkout at 1200 Hrs. Later proceed to Varanasi airport to connect flight for Delhi.

On arriving at Delhi, you will be in transit and connect the flight for further onward destinations.

Tour Cost

Low Season (16/04/2023 – 30/09/2023)
High Season (01/10/2023 – 15/04/2024)
Low Season (16/04/2024 – 30/09/2024)

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Include

  • Total 11 Nights hotels with breakfast on twin sharing basis.
  • Air Conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver as per tour programme.
  • Evening & morning boat ride with guide at Ganges river in Varanasi.
  • Local English speaking guide during the sightseeing.
  • All Applicable taxes.

Exclude

  • Flight: Delhi/Lucknow: USD 80 / EURO 70 (Flight fare may change at the time of booking)
  • Flight: Varanasi/Delhi USD 85 / EURO 100 (Flight fare may change at the time of booking)
  • Lunch & Dinner or Drink
  • Monument Entrance fee or activity during the tour.
  • International flight tickets.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions.

Other Terms and Conditions:

  • For 24th Dec and 31st Dec nights, Hotels may ask for mandatory Gala Dinner, will be payable extra.
  • Hotels may ask for supplement cost from 20th Dec – 07th Jan due to the premium season.
  • Please ask for more and specific information on Pricing.
  • Various Discounts are also available – subject to terms and conditions.

Hotel Details of  Buddhist Tour of India

CityStandard HotelsDeluxe HotelsLuxury Hotels
DelhiHotel MadhubanHotel Jaypee SiddharthaHotel Le Meridian
SravastiHotel Lotus NikkoHotel Lotus NikkoHotel Lotus Nikko
LumbiniHotel Ananda InnHotel Buddha Maya GardenHotel Buddha Maya Garden
KushinagarHotel Lotus NikkoHotel Lotus NikkoHotel Lotus Nikko
PatnaHotel Patna ContinentalHotel Lemon Tree PremierHotel Patna Maruya
BodhgayaHotel Royal ResidencyHotel Royal ResidencyHotel Royal Residency Suite Room
VaranasiHotel  Meraden GrandHotel Ganges View With Upper Floor RoomHotel Suryodya Haveli

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  • Do not wear sunglasses and hats
  • Switch off your phone
  • Be mindful of worshippers
  • Remove your shoes
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