Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Buddha Parikrama & Taj Mahal Tour

Tour Code DS001
Package Duration 14 Nights / 15 Days
Pacakge Validity From 2014-10-01 To 2015-03-31
Destination Covered Delhi - Bagdogra - Katihar - Vikramshila - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Varanasi - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Lucknow - Agra
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Tour Itinerary :

Day 1: Arrival Delhi

Meet And Greet Assistance At Indira Gandhi Int. Airport, Delhi And Transfer To Hotel.
Delhi- Delhi Is A City That Bridges Two Different Worlds. Old Delhi, Once The Capital Of Islamic India, Is A Labyrinth Of Narrow Lanes Lined With Crumbling Havelis And Formidable Mosques. In Contrast, The Imperial City Of New Delhi Created By The British Raj Is Composed Of Spacious, Tree-Lined Avenues And Imposing Government Buildings. Delhi Has Been The Seat Of Power For Several Rulers And Many Empires For About A Millennium. Many A Times The City Was Built, Destroyed And Then Rebuilt Here. Interestingly, A Number Of Delhi'S Rulers Played A Dual Role, First As Destroyers And Then As Creators.
Overnight Stay At Hotel

Day 2: Delhi - Bagdogra By Air | Katihar By Surface |200 Km |3-4 Hrs|

Breakfast At Hotel And Transfer To Igi Airport To Connect Flight For Bagdogra. Lunch At Bagdogra. Later Drive To Katihar. On Arrival Katihar Transfer To Hotel. Dinner And Overnight Stay At Hotel.

Day 3: Katihar

After Breakfast Visit To Bank Of The Ganges And Boat Ride. Day At Leisure And Personal Activity. Lunch, Dinner And Overnight Stay At Hotel.
04 Feb’14 : Katihar - Vikramshila - Katihar By Surface | 90 Kms | 2 Hrs|
After Breakfast At Hotel Visit To Vikramshila. Lunch At Vikarmshila.
The Seven Point Mind Training By Acharya Shrigyan Dipankar. Evening Return Back To Katihar. Dinner And Overnight Stay At Hotel.

Day 4: Katihar Bodhgaya By Surface |385 Km |7-8 Hrs|

Breakfast At Hotel And Drive To Bodhgaya. Lunch On The Way.
On Arrival At Bodhgaya, Transfer To Hotel. Dinner And Overnight Stay At Hotel.

Day 5: Bodhgaya

After Breakfast Visit To Mahabodhi Temple: The Maha Bodhi Temple Is An Important Place Of Worship For Buddhist Followers. The 170 Ft High Slender Pyramidal Spire Of The Temple Gives It A Magnificent Look And Within The Temple There Is Gilded Image Of Buddha In A Sitting Posture Touching The Earth With Is Right Hand.

Day 6: Bodhgaya - Rajgir/Nalanda - Bodhgaya By Surface |80 Kms| 02 Hrs|

Griddhakuta Or Vultures Peak: Buddha Used To Spend Monsoon Months For Three Years Here, Meditating And Preaching. The Buddha Sangh Of Japan Has Made A Massive Stupa Called Shanti Stupa On The Top Of The Hill Here. A Ropeway Is Built To Reach To The Top.
Venu Van Vihara: This Was The First Gift To Lord Buddha From Bimbisara’S Side. Bimbisara Spent A Night With Lord Buddha Here As He Got Late After Taking Bath In The Warm Water Springs (Modern Name, Saraswati) & The Gates Of The City Were Closed. According To Historical Books, Lord Buddha Stayed Here For A Very Long Time. This Place Is Now A Beautiful Garden Of Colorful Flowers. The Foundation Of A Room & Bases Of 9 Stupas Of Brick Were Found In Excavation At Venuvan. There Is A Huge Mound In The South Of It Which Is 776
Feet In Circumference & 27 Feet In Height.

Day 7: Bodhgaya - Varanasi By Surface (275 Km | 6 Hrs)

Dhamekh Stupa: Sarnath : Sarnath Is The Deer Park Where Gautama Buddha First Taught The Dharma, And Where The Buddhist Sangha Came Into Existence Through The Enlightenment Of Kondanna. Sarnath Is Located 13 Kilometers North-East Of Varanasi, In Uttar Pradesh, India And Various Temples.
Sarnath Museum: Sarnath Yielded A Rich Collection Of Sculptures Comprising Numerous Buddha And Bodhisattva Images. Considerde Amongst The Finest Specimens Of Buddhist Art, These Have Been Housed At The Museum, Adjiacent To The Site. The Museum Is Open From 10 Am To 5 Pm, And Closed On Fridays. Apart From The Above The Other Objects Of Lnterest At Sarnath Are The Dharmrajika Stup, Magnificent Lion Capital, India’S National Emblem At Sarnath Museum, The Saddharmachakra Vihar’S At Excavated Ruins.
Cultivating Conative Intelligence By Hon’Ble Alan Wallace
Dinner And Overnight Stay At Hotel

Day 8: Varanasi - Kushinagar By Surface |275 Kms | 8 Hrs|

Morning Enjoy Boat Ride In The Holy River The Ganges.
Breakfast And Lunch At Hotel. After Lunch Drive To Kushinagar.
On Arrival Kushinagar, Transfer To Hotel. Dinner And Overnight Stay At

Day 9: Kushinagar - Lumbini, Nepal |205 Kms |6 Hrs|

Kushinagar ( Also Spelled Kushinagar Or Kushinara) Is The Site Of The
Buddha Shakyamuni’S Death. It Is Located Next To Kasia, A Rural Town
In The State Of Uttar Pradesh, 52 Km From Horakhput In Northern India.
Kushinagar Is One Of The Four Major Pilgrimage Destinations Said To Have Been Authorized By The Buddha Himself. The Other Three Sites Are: Lumbini (Birth);Bodhgaya (Enlightenment); And Sarnath (First Teaching).

Day 10: Lumbini - Sravasti | 225 Kms | 235 Kms | 7-8 Hrs|

Lumbini : Lumbini Is A Buddhist Pilgrimage Site In The Rupandehi District Of Nepal,. It Is The Place Where Queen Mayadevi Gave Birth To Siddhartha Gautama, Who As The Buddha Gautama Founded The Buddhist Tradition.

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Tour Detail :

Includes :

  • Hotel