12 N / 13 D
Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti - Balrampur - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Vaishali - Patna - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Agra - Sanchi - Ajanta & Ellora (Aurangabad ) - Delhi
Arrival Delhi. Meet and assist on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Delhi.
You will be doing your Breakfast at hotel and then depart for the domestic airport to board flight for Lucknow. Get your lunch after arriving in Lucknowand then drive to Balrampur. On the way you can visit Sravasti, previously known as Sahet-Maheth. It was here where in the presence of King Prosenjit the Buddha preached to the assembled audiences. You will then checking into the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Precede to Lumbini the birthplace of Lord Buddha in the early morning. Lumbini was visited by King Ashoka in 250 BC and he erected a monolithic pillar, 36 feet in height to mark the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Get your lunch at local restaurants and drive to Kushinagar. It is in Kushinagar you will check into hotel for dinner and for the night.
The other name of Kushinagar was Kushinara. It was here Buddha passed away into Mahaperinirvana. The Mukutbandhana Stupa (Ram Stupa) is being found here which was built to hold Buddha's cremated remains. You can also see a large recline stone figure of Lord Buddha. After seeing all the places of importance you will be leaving for Patna. On the way, you can visit Vaishali, which was thrice visited by Lord Buddha. Check into hotel for dinner and the night after arriving at Patna.
You will be driving to Rajgir after an early breakfast by visiting Nalanda (2 hours drive from Patna) on your way. Rajgir is situated in a lush green valley together with five hills and historic stonewalls. It was once the ancient capital of powerful kingdom of Magadh and was known as the Rajgirha. The first Buddhist council was held here only. After that you will be for 3 hours to Bodhgaya and check into a hotel for the night.
It is in Bodhgaya where Buddha received Supreme Knowledge on the banks of river Nirnjana. Early morning visit to the temple of Bodhgaya will be made and then you will be back to hotel for breakfast. Later on you will drive to Varanasi and check into hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Enjoy early morning boat cruise on the Ganges and then drive back to hotel for breakfast. After that proceed for Sarnath and from Varanasi the distance is approx. 10 kms. Buddha preached his first significant sermon to his five disciples in Sarnath only. He came here after achieving enlightenment at Bodhgaya. Visit the Museum of Sarnath and temples in the city, have dinner and then stay at hotel.
Get your breakfast at hotel and enjoy the morning in the way you want. After lunch get ready to go to airport and catch flight for Khajuraho. Get picked at Khajuraho and transfer to hotel. Get you dinner and night spent at hotel.
Get out for sightseeing of the city in the morning and visit the Eastern and Western style Temples. Catch flight for Agra after lunch and check in a hotel in Agra.
Enjoy visiting the Taj Mahal in the early morning. Then transfer to railway station to catch the Shatabdi Express for Bhopal. Go to Sanchi for sightseeing after reaching Bhopal. Then come back to Bhopal for dinner and the night's stay.
Get an early breakfast and move for the railway station to catch the train for Bhusaval. Thne go to Aurangabad. On the way you can peep at the World famous Ajanta Caves. Get your hotel after reaching Aurangabad and check into hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Go to the Ellora Caves and then get the afternoon free. In the evening move to airport to board flight for Delhi and pass the night in Delhi.
Combined sightseeing of Old and New Delhi right after you have your breakfast. Dinner will be in local restaurant and then get on your way to the international airport to board flight.