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Buddhist Trial

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AccommodationNo. of Night(s)
Varanasi 01
Bodhgaya 01
Patna 01
Kushinagar 01
Sravastii 01
Lumbini 01
Delhi 01
Meals
    Daily buffet breakfast at hotel

Transfers & Sightseeing

  • Services of local English Speaking Guides
  • All transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary by air conditioned vehicle
  • All applicable government taxes

  • Mineral Water
  • Indian Visa Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Domestic Air Fare
  • Major Meals - Lunch & Dinner
  • Services of Language Speaking Guides
  • Video, film & professional still camera fees
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions above
  • Expenses of personal nature like Telephone Calls, Laundry, Porterage, Tips, Alcoholic Beverages, etc.

Delhi - Varanasi

Arrive Indira Gandhi International Airport - Meet & greet by presentable representative of Recreation Travels with special welcome. Later transfer to Domestic Airport to board the flight for Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi upon arrival check in Hotel.


Later return excursion to Sarnath – 10 kms from the holy city of Varanasi, is the blessed locale where more than 2,500 years ago Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon, after attaining Nirvana. The five disciples who had followed him werw surprised to see the mesmerizing glowing countenance of Buddha, who convinced them and delivered his first sermon before them, now termed Dharmachakra Pravartan. This set in motin the great Buddhist tradition of the Sangha, for popularizing the teachings of the great ascetic, world-wide. Gautam Buddha with his five disciples formed the first Sangha alogwith Yasa of Varanasi and his 54 friends. The bigining of the celebrated Mantra, “Buddham Sharanam Gachhami”owes its origin to Sarnath. The three jewels “I go for refuge to the Buddha, I go for refuge to the Wheel of Law, I go for refuge to the Sangha” first laid down here, have remained unchaged ever since. Hencerightly, every Buddhist Pilgrim after Bodhgaya, endeavvours to be blessed with a visit to Sarnath in his lifetime.  

Evening See “Aarti” Ceremony on the River Ganges & Stroll along the narrow lanes and bazaars full of shops selling, among other things, the world-famous Banaras Silks. Overnight stay.

Varanasi – Bodhgaya 260 kms

Early Morning Visit some of the Hindu Temples that line the river Gangas & Boat excursion on the Holy River Gangasto see the Bathing ghats and crimination sites. Watching people bathing and worshiping at the ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. Later drive to Bodhgaya enroute visit the Mahabodhi Temple. Upon arrival check in hotel. Overnight stay.

Bodhgaya – Patna 204 kms

Morning drive to Patna enroute visit Rajgir – was the ancient capital of the Magadh Kings. Buddha often came here. Rajgir is an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus as the temple complex here is to the Sun God. Later visit to Nalanda – the centre of one of the oldest known universities of the world, its ruins show that over 2000 teachers and 10000 students from all over the Buddhist world lived and studied here. An international centre for Buddhist studies also functions here. Arrive Patna & check in hotel. Overnight stay.

Patna - Kushinagar 320 kms

Morning drive to Kushinagar via visit to Vaishali – belived to be the first republic of the world, having an elected body of representatives holds special significance for Buddhist devotes. At Kolhua, lord Buddha delivered his last sermon, hinting at his impending departure from the mortal world. Later Emperor Ashoka erected a huge Pillar to commemorate the spot of the last sermon. Later drive to Kushinagar upon arrival check in hotel. Overnight stay

Kushinagar - Lumbini 190 kms

Morning visit the Kushinagar – earlier known as Kushinara, it is believed that Buddha attained ‘Mahaparinirvana’(release from the endless cycle of birth and rebirth) here. The statue of the reclining Buddha at the temple is one of the most sacred sights for the pilgrim and a mound of bricks marks the place where Buddha is said to have been cremated. Arrive Lumbini – the birthplace of Prince Siddhartha. He renounced riches in favor of seeking peace and enlightenment as Gautama Buddha. Here is the seat of Buddhism, a religion that blossomed and spread across the world. Overnight stay.

Lumbini - Sravasti 250 kms

Morning drive to Sravasti enroute visit to Balarampur – an important Buddhist pilgrim centre nestling near the foothills of the Himalyaas. The Buddhist circuit road passes through, enabling pilgrims to walk in the footprints of the Enlightened one. Arrive Sravasti. Rest of the time is free for rest & relax. Overnight stay.

Sravasti – Lucknow 134 kms

Sravasti s– the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, has the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in theJetvana Gardens. Also known as Sahet – Mahet, are two different sit’s the main one being Sahet and about 500 meters away is located Mahet. The city believed to be founded by the mythological king Sravast, has age-old stupas, majaestic monasteries and several temples. Budha is said to have performed some miracles here. This holy place also has the famous Anand Bodhi tree, an offspring of the one said to have been planted by Buddha’s main disciple Anand. Sightseeing of Sahet & Mahet. After sightseeing drive to Lucknow Station to board the Shatabdi Express at 15:35 hrs. for Delhi. Arrive at Delhi at 22:10hrs. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.

Delhi

Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles.

After breakfast start the day with Old Delhi tour. Here you will view Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi.

New Delhi - was designed and built by the British in the 1920's-it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King’s architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eight cities - New Delhi. Lutyens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947. Visit two monuments from Delhi's past -Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar Lotus Temple. Drive pass through the Raisina Hills past the imposing India Gate,President House and Parliament House.

Later proceed to International Airport to board the flight for onward destination.

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