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Footsteps of Buddha Tour

Footsteps of Buddha

Duration - 10 nights and 11 days
Destination Covered - Delhi- Sravasti- Lumbini- Kushinagar- Patna- Bodhgaya- Varanasi- Delhi

Day 1:- Arrival at Delhi.

On arrival you will be met by assistants and comfortably lodged in hotel chosen by you. The fascinating capital of India offers you a panorama of captivating forts, tombs and sky-high buildings- Overnight in Delhi.

Day 2:- Train Delhi/Lucknow/Sravasti

Distance: - 170 kms, Total Time: - 4 hours

Morning transfer to New Delhi Railway Station. Arrival at 1230, you will be transferred to Sravasti for the night stay. During you stay, you can explore Jetavana Monastery that was constructed in a garden outside city. The monastery was gifted to Buddha by a rich banker, Anathapinaka.

Day 3:- Sravasti to Lumbini

Total Distance: - 260 km, Total Time: - 6 hours

Morning sightseeing of Sravasti includes the earliest twin village of Sahet-Mahet, sprinkled with old stupas, fascinating temples, majestic monasteries; excavations have exposal of the enormous gates of the city, fortifications and also the remains of other monuments that are the witness of ancient and wealthy city of Sravasti. Don’t forget to visit the significant centre for Jains- Sobhanath Temple.
Afterward, drive to Lumbini to stay in your hotel for a night.

Day 4:- Lumbini-Kushinagar

Total Distance: - 170 kms, Total Time: - 4 Hours

The morning begins with a boat ride on the consecrated river Ganges, along with visiting places like the Mahadevi Temple that houses a bas-relief showing the nativity, hallowed garden at Lumbini and Pushkarni Pond, where Queen Mayadevi took bath before giving birth to Buddha. Afterward, reach to Kushinagar, which is other sacred stop for Buddhists and an overnight stop for you.

Day 5:- Kushinagar-Patna

Total Distance: - 250 kms, Total Time: - 7 Hours

The day starts with a visit to Mahaparinirvana temple to see a marvelous statue of Lord Buddha in a reclining position. Then, visit the Mathakuar temple before leaving for Patna via Vaishali, where Lord Buddha delivered his last speech, and proclaimed his impending ‘nirvana’. Vaishali is also the native place of Lord Mahavira, the Jain Guru.

After arriving in Patna, you will be transferred to hotel selected by you for overnight stay.

Day 6:- Patna-Bodhgaya

Total Distance: - 200 kms, Total Time: - 7 Hours

Your day will start with driving to Bodhgaya with places at Nalanda and Rajgir on the way. Bodhgaya is a well-known Buddhist place, it is the spot where Buddha accomplished enlightenment and became Lord Buddha-therefore, and the birth of Buddhism took place under the Peepal tree. On arrival to Bodhgaya, you will be delivered to your desired hotel and stay there for 2 nights.

Day 7:- In Bodhgaya

A full day with complete touring fun that comprises of Mahabodhi temple complex. It is the place where Shakyamuni Buddha became popular with the name of ‘Gautama’. He attained enlightenment at this sacred place some 2540 years ago. Later, again a overnight stay in your desired hotel.

Day 8:- Bodhgaya-Varanasi

Total Distance: - 242 kms, Total Time: - 7 Hours

Drive to Varanasi takes you by way of Sarnath. After accomplishing enlightenment, Gautam Buddha visited this holy place Sarnath and conveyed his first sermon. The great ruler Ashoka built a Stupa at this place. Between 3rd century BC and 11th century AD, numerous Buddhist buildings were raised here. Today, it showcases the classiest remains on the Buddhist tracks. After the visit, drive to Varanasi and stay overnight at your chosen hotel.

Day 9:- Flight from Varanasi to Delhi

At the time of your flight, you will be drop to Varanasi airport where you will meet with assistants and lodged to your hotel. After arriving at Delhi, you will be transferred to your hotel in Delhi and stay there for 2 nights.

Day 10:- Arrival in Delhi

A full day touring of New and Old Delhi’s major attractions like Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat-the burial place of Mahatma Gandhi, Birla Mandir, Rashtrapati Bhawan- the house of Indian president, Qutub Minar- one of the tallest minarets of the world, Humayun’s tomb and Lotus temple, also known as Bahai temple is an architectural marvel of Delhi. Stay overnight in Delhi at the hotel selected by you.

Day 11:- Departure from Delhi

On the last day, you will be transferred International Airport for onward flight

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