Walking with the Buddha Tour 3
Delhi – Varanasi – Sarnath – Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Vaishali – Patna – Delhi
In Southern regions of Nepal, across Bihar and into the east of Uttar Pradesh are the lands where the Buddha was born, lived, walked, meditated, fasted, attained enlightenment, preached and ultimately attained Paranirvana. Our walking with Buddha tours are designed for you you to visit some or all of the relevent sites connected to the Buddhas life.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
You will be met at the airport and will be escorted to your hotel Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi
Today, leave for sight-seeing tour, which includes Jama Masjid – the largest mosque of Emperor Shahjahan. Later proceed to Red Fort, Raj Ghat- cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, to India Gate – a 42 meter stone arch built in the memory of the Indian Soldiers who died in World War II, Drive past the President’s House & Parliament House, Humayun’s Tomb (a memorial of the Mughals, its design is inspired by the Taj Mahal), the Qutab Minar & Lotus Temple. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi – Varanasi – Sarnath
Transfer to Airport to connect flight Delhi to Varanasi . Afternoon excursion to Sarnath, the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Evening drive back to Varanasi and watch “aarti” at Ganga Ghats. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 04 : Varanasi
Early morning boat ride on River Ganges. After breakfast leave for full day sightseeing of the city. The places of interest are Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas and the Banaras Hindu University. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 05 : Varanasi – Bodhgaya
Morning proceed for Bodh Gaya which is about 247 kms / 6-7 hrs drive. Bodhgaya is the place where Gautama Buddha attained unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment. On arrival check into hotel and the rest of the day is free. Overnight in hotel.
Day 06 : Bodh Gaya
Sightseeing of Maha Bodhi Temple and Bodhi Tree. Visit the Chinese Temple. In the afternoon visit Niranjana River and Sujata Temple. Also visit the school of the destitute. Overnight at Bodhgaya.
Day 07 : Bodhgaya – Rajgir
Early morning proceed to visit the historical town of Rajgir (72 kms / 2 hrs). Rajgir was the lifetime of the Buddha and was the capital of the powerful Magadhan kingdom, ruled by the virtuous King Bimbisara. Overnight at Rajgir.
Day 08 : Nalanda – Patna – Vaishali
Morning leave Rajgir for Nalanda via Patna. Nalanda was the most renowned university in ancient India. Established in the 5th century B.C. it remained a live center of learning till the 12th century A.D. Proceed to Patna after lunch and then on to Vaishali.
Day 09 : Vaishali – Patna – Delhi
We retrace our steps back to Patna and take the flight back to Delhi. From here you can connect with your flight home, take extra time out in Delhi or add on other tours.
Cost of the Trip
The exact price of your trip depends on the date of travel and the number of travellers. We will quote you a price based on two people traveling together and sharing a twin/double room at a standard hotel in Kathmandu and in India. If you require a single room or superior or deluxe accommodation please let us know. The cost we quote you will include Delhi – Varanasi flight and Patna – Delhi flight.
Airport pick-up. All transportation, all accommodation including breakfast, but excluding lunch and dinner, Sightseeing Tours with English Speaking guide, Delhi – Varanasi flight and Patna – Delhi flight.
What’s not Included
India entra visa fee. Nepal entry visa fee, All expenses of personal nature
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