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13 Nights / 14 Days

Destinations Covered : Delhi – Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Rajgir & Nalanda - Patna – Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Lucknow

Day 01:Abroad - Delhi {By Flight}

Arrive Delhi meet-assist at airport with fresh flower garlands & transfer to hotel.

Day 02:Delhi

After breakfast sightseeing of Delhi.

Delhi - India's capital and a major gateway to the country. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. The division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British & the Moghuls respectively. Tourist Attractions: Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, Red Fort, which was also built by Shah Jehan. This massive fort was built from 1638 to 1648, Chandni Chowk and Rajghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Witness the India Gate, the Presidents House & the Parliament, Qutab Minar.

Day 03:Delhi - Varanasi {By Flight}

After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi, arrive Varanasi transfer to hotel.

Pm – Sightseeing of Varanasi.

Varanasi – It has been known as Kashi and Benaras, its present name is a restoration of the ancient name meaning the city between the two rivers – Varuna and Asi. The eternal city, isone of the most important pilgrimage sites in India. Situated on the banks of the sacred river Ganges, Early morning proceed to the Ghats of the River Ganges for boat excursion, Ghats are the steps on the bank of Ganges which lead down to the river, from where the pilgrims make their sin-cleaningdip in the holy water of the river.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple - This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is popularly known as the golden Temple due the Gold plating done on its 15.5 meter high spire.

Evening watch Aarti Ceremony on river Ganges

Day 04:Varanasi

Early morning boat ride on river Ganges

Pm – Excursion to Sarnath.

Sarnath: One of the major Buddhist centers in India. Having achieved enlightenment in Bodhgaya, it was at Sarnath where Buddha came to preach his message of the middle way to final Nirvana. Later emperor Ashoka erected many magnificent stupas and other buildings here. Sarnath was at its peak when Chinese travellers Fa hian and Hiuen Tsang visited the site.

Day 05:Varanasi - Bodhgaya {By Surface} (250 kms & 5 hrs approx)

After breakfast leave by private car to Bodhgaya, on arrival transfer to hotel.

Day 06: Bodh Gaya

After breakfast sightseeing of Bodhgaya.

Bodh Gaya - is the place where Gautama Buddha attained unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment. It is a place which should be visited or seen by a person of devotion and which would cause awareness and apprehension of the nature of impermanence. Here are some of the important tourist attractions of Bodh Gaya. Great Buddha Statue, Mahabodhi Temple, Dungeswari Caves, Bodhi Tree, Bodhi Sarovar

Day 07:Bodhgaya – Patna Via Rajgir & Nalanda {By Surface} (97 kms & 2 hrs approx)

After breakfast leave by private car to Patna enroute visit Rajgir & Nalanda, arrive Patna transfer to hotel.

Rajgir: Rajgir is another place in the Ganges Valley where the Buddha walked and preached. Perhaps the most important event of Buddha\'s visits to Rajgir was the conversion of two future disciples, Sariputra and Maudgalyayana. While Sariputra was credited with greater intelligence, Maudgalyayana wielded a greater power for miracles.

Nalanda: Nalanda is important both because it was blessed with the presence of the Buddha, and because of the famous monastic university developed there. This university also named Nalanda (meaning \'insatiable in giving\') played a central role in the development of Buddhism in India.

Patna - is the capital of Bihar and is located on the southern parts of the Ganges. Patna also flaunts immense historical significance and was the center of art and culture during the ancient times. There are many tourist attractions in Patna to catch a glimpse of, some of the prominent ones being. Hanuman Mandir. Kumhrar, Takht Shri Harmandir Saheb, Golghar, Patna Museum, Patna Planetarium

Day 08: Varanasi Patna - Kushinagar {By Surface} (253 kms & 5 hrs approx)

After breakfast leave by private car to Kushinagar, On arrival transfer to hotel.

Day 09: Kushinagar - Lumbini {By Surface} (161 kms & 3 ½ hrs approx)

After breakfast sightseeing of Kushinagar. Kushinagar- Nirvana Temple: Set in a leafy park at the heart of Kushinagar, the Nirvana Stupa, dating back to the reign of Kumaragupta I (413-55AD), enshrines. Japanese Temple: Built by the Atago Isshin World Buddhist Cultural Association, it consists of a single circular chamber, housing a golden image of the Buddha. Rambhar Stupa: About 1.5 km southeast of the Nirvana Temple, surrounded by rice, wheat and cane fields, lies at the Rambhar Stupa.

Pm - Leave by private car to Lumbini, On arrival transfer to hotel.

Day 10 : Lumbini

After breakfast sightseeing of Lumbini. Lumbini, the place where the Buddha was born in 623 BC, is situated in the Terai plains of southern Nepal. For those interested in the treasury of cultural and archaeological riches, Lumbini is the perfect place to be there with a number of stupa, monasteries, meditation centers and bahals (courtyard), no other place evokes the time and aura of the Buddha like Lumbini.

Day 11 : Lumbini - Sravasti {By Surface} (225 kms & 5 hrs approx)

After breakfast leave by private car to Sravasti, On arrival transfer to Hotel.

Day 12: Sravasti - Lucknow {By Surface} (170 kms & 4 hrs approx)

After breakfast sightseeing of Sravasti.

Saravasti - This was one of the largest cities in India at the time of the Buddha, and today is the small village of Sahetha-Mahetha, There are few places to see in Saravasti and most of them are associated with the Buddha. The prominent among them is the Jetavana. Angulimala: The dreaded dacoit Angulimal, who used to wear necklace of fingers that were chopped from his victims. Monasteries: There are few Chinese, Tibetan and Thai monasteries, which are a delight to watch. The beautiful among all is the Thai Monastery.

Later leave by private car to Lucknow, On arrival transfer to hotel

Day 13: Lucknow - Delhi {By Flight}

After breakfast sightseeing of Lucknow. Lucknow- The legacy of the imperial splendor of Lucknow has always fascinated people all over the world. The ambience of Awadh has commonly been associated with the leisurely habits, etiquette, architecture, food and refinement, the residues of Nawabi culture. Place to visit here Bara Imambara, Chota Imamabad Rumi Darwaza, Shah Najaf Imambara, the Residency.

Afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Delhi, arrive Delhi & transfer for dinner with music and dance.

Late evening transfer to Delhi international airport for flight back to home.

Day 14: Delhi – Abroad {By flight}

Catch flight for back to home.

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