Lotus Trail | North India Tours | Buddhist Circuits | Trip to Varanasi

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The Lotus Trail


10 Nights / 11 Days

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Rediscover the sanctity of the land of Buddha. This tour is specially designed to trace the footsteps of Gautam Buddha. Through the remains of monasteries and gardens, through the dusty plains to the Himalayan foothills, treading the sites long sanctified by Buddha, in an eternal quest to unravel the complex truths of life. Absorb the aura of solemn grandeur that surrounds Bodhgaya - the cradle of enlightenment. Here more than 2500 years ago came Siddhartha, a young ascetic, having renounced royal heritage. As he gazed across the river Phalgu upon the serene landscape of Uruvea village (modern Bodh Gaya) he knew his quest had ended. Also visit the Lumbini Gardens, the birthplace of Prince Siddhrath. Kapilavastu is where the young prince spent his childhood and Sarnath is where he first took to preaching after attaining Enlightenment. End your experience with Nalanda, the famed ancient university, which is the bedrock of all Buddhist learning. The tour also navigates through Sravasti, Lucknow, Varanasi and Kushinagar, places which are associated with the life of the Buddha. Each city is teeming with possibilities for the discerning travellers seeking something beyond the routine tourist attractions.

  • Boat ride at Varanasi
  • Aarti ceremony on Ganges
  • Visit to Buddha's birthplace - Lumbini
  • Visit to Nalanda University
  • Visit to Sarnath.
AccommodationNo. of Night(s)
Delhi 01
Varanasi 01
Bodhgaya 02
Patna 02
Kushinagar 01
Lumbini 01
Sravasti 01
Lucknow 01
    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

Optional Price
    USD 75 per Person for Sariska National Park & Monument Entrance Fee as per the itinerary
  • 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.

Arrival Delhi

Transfer to hotel for immediate occupancy. Morning free. Afternoon - combined sightseeing tour of New Delhi and Old Delhi. Visit to begin with a drive through the prestigious streets of the Diplomatic Enclave then on to India Gate, Rastrapati Bhawan and Qutub Minar (one of the most perfect towers of the Persian world). Visit to Old Delhi, will take you to the Red Fort, Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India) and Raj Ghat (memorial of Mahatma Gandhi).

Delhi – Varanasi

Morning transfer to airport to board to Varanasi afternoon - city sightseeing tour and visit to Sarnath.

Varanasi – Bodhgaya 280 Kms

Early morning boat ride on the Ganges to capture the serenity and to observe the flow of life on the sacred ghats of the river, later drive to Bodhgaya


Morning - sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya, the place where Buddha attained enlightenment under the Mahabodhi tree. Afternoon free for relaxation.

Bodhgaya – Patna 220 Kms

Morning - proceed to Patna en route visit Nalanda and Rajgir, the capital of the Magadha kingdom. In Nalanda you will visit the university which was a seat of Buddhist learning.

Patna – Vaishali 55 Kms

Morning proceed for your excursion to Vaishali. You will get to see one of the seven Ashoka pillars and the Anand Stupa. Rest of the day at leisure.

Patna – Kushinagar 260 Kms

Morning - drive to Kushinagar. Afternoon - sightseeing tour of Kushinagar, where Lord Buddha passed into Mahaparinirvana, at the age of 80.

Kushinagar – Lumbini 160 Kms

Morning - drive to Lumbini, birth place of Buddha. In the afternoon, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Lumbini where you will see the Ashoka Pillar, Sacred Pond, Maya Devi Temple, Temple of Lords and the ruins of an old monastery.

Lumbini - Kapilavastu – Sravasti 240 Kms

Drive to Sravasti via Kapilavastu, the place where Buddha spent his early childhood. Afternoon - sightseeing tour of Sravasti, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala.

Sravasti – Lucknow 200 Kms

Morning drive to Lucknow. Evening free

Lucknow – Delhi

Morning - sightseeing tour of Lucknow, the city of the Nawabs and Begums. Afternoon transfer to the airport or station to board flight / Train to Delhi. Upon arrival transfer to international airport. Departure Delhi.

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