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Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Sravasti - Balrampur - Lucknow
Arrive from your country late in the evening at international airport Delhi Buddhist tour representatives greet, meet, assist & transfer to your pre booked hotel in an A/C Car for an overnight stay.
After an early breakfast in hotel. Proceed for the full day city tour of Old & New Delhi. Visit the Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In the afternoon visit Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshmi-Narayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple also known as Birla temple, Lotus Temple - also known as Bahai Temple, Akshardham Tempel. Also drive past the President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place. Return to hotel for night stay.
After an early breakfast in hotel, check out for early morning drive to Jaipur. Enroute visit Neemrana Fort, after that continue your drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival, transfer and check-in into hotel. Evening is free time to enjoy the city atmosphere, jaipur is also known as Pink City. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
After an early breakfast in hotel. Proceed for full day Jaipur city tour. Start the tour with the Elephant ride at Amber Fort followed Hawa Mahal - also known as Palace of Winds, Jantar Mantar-Royal Observatory, City Palace, Nawab Sahab Ki Haveli, Jal Mahal, Ram Niwas Garden and famous market - Johari Bazaar. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
After an early breakfast in hotel. check out for an early in the morning drive to Agra en-route visiting the old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty - Fatehpur Sikri. After that continue your drive to Taj City - Agra. Upon arrival, transfer and check-in into hotel. Proceed for the Agra city tour in the afternoon covering Taj Mahal, Red Fort and the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Overnight stay will be at Agra.
After an early breakfast in hotel. check out for an early morning transfer to the airport to catch flight to Religious city - Varanasi. Upon arrival, meet & assist at airport & transfer and check-in into your pre booked hotel. Proceed for Senath in the afternoon to visit the Dhamekh Stupa. Sarnath is the place where Buddha preached his first sermon enshrining the principle of his teachings into laws. Overnight accommodation will be at Varanasi.
After breakfast, depart for After an early breakfast in hotel. take city tours. At dawn, enjoy boat ride on the River Ganges followed by the city tour visiting the Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple and other important landmarks. Overnight stay at Varanasi.
Spend two days at Varanasi for excursions to Rajgir / Nalanda / Sapta Pari Cave and Venevamas. Rajgir - is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site because the Buddha had spent 12 years at this place and the First Buddhist Council was held here after the Buddha attained Nirvana. Nalanda was founded in the 5th century AD and was a well-known Center of intellectualism. Check out and proceed to Bodhgaya on the next day for an overnight stay.
Check out and proceed to Vaishali from Bodh Gaya. Vaishali is a very special place to Buddhists as The Lord delivered his last sermon and announced his impending Nirvana. See the majesty of Ashok Pillar, Lotus Tank and Chaumukhi. Later, check out and proceed to Kushinagar for an overnight stay.
After an early breakfast in hotel. visit the Mahanirvana Temple, the modern Japan / Sri Lanka Buddhist Center and monasteries. Check out and proceed to Lumbini for an overnight stay.
In the morning, visit the Ashoka's Pillar, Mayadevi Temple, the ruins of an old monastery and some new stupas. In the afternoon, proceed to Balrampur en-route visiting Sravasti. At Sravasti, you will see the extensive ruins of the ancient city and Jetavana Monastery. Check out and proceed to Balrampur for an overnight stay.
After an early breakfast in hotel. Proceed for the Balrampur city tour. Later, continue drive to Lucknow. On arrival, check-in into hotel for an overnight stay.
After an early breakfast in hotel, proceed for the Lucknow city tour to see the Imambara, Rumi Darwaza. Later, transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Delhi. On arrival, transfer and check-in into your pre booked hotel for an overnight stay.
After an early breakfast in hotel, the entire day at free for last minute shopping & leisure activities. Later in the evening, transfer to airport to catch flight for Home / Onward Destinations.