Buddhist Pilgrimage with Taj
Places : Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikhri - Varanasi - Bodhgaya -
Nalanda - Rajgir - Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti -
Sahet & Mahet - Gonda - Delhi
Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Day 01 - Delhi
Delhi. Meet on arrival by our Company representative. Proceed to hotel and
relax. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 - Agra
Early morning proceed to Agra by Shatabdi Express Train (dep. 06:00 /
arr. 7:55 hrs). Later leave for sightseeing of the city visiting Taj Mahal
- The Monument of love, built by Mugul Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 to
enshrine the mortal remains of his queen Mumtaj Mahal. Later visit Agra
Fort dominated by red sandstone construction & houses the beautiful
Pearl Mosque and other noteworthy structures. Evening is free for
shopping. Overnight stay at hotel. (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays).
Day 03 - Agra - Fatehpur Sikhri - Varanasi
After breakfast drive to Fatehpur Sikri (45 kms) and visit the old Mughal
capital, still preserved in good condition. Later transfer to Agra Fort
Railway Station to connect train # 4854 /4864 Marudhar Express (dep. 21:15
hrs.). Overnight on board.
Day 04 - Varanasi
Arrive Varanasi in the morning and transfer to hotel visiting Sarnath
enroute, the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Afternoon
proceed for the city tour visiting various temples including The
Vishwanath Temple, built by the Birlas, was planned by Pandit Madan Mohan
Malaviya. The Bharat Mata Temple houses, instead of gods and goddesses, a
huge relief map in marble of the whole of Indian subcontinent. The Tulsi
Manas Temple, built in 1964, is dedicated to Lord Rama. Evening view "Aarti"
ceremony on the Ghats. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05 - Varanasi - Bodhgaya 242 kms / 7 hrs
Morning take a Boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life
of pilgrims by the Ghats and later we drive to Bodhgaya. Arrive Bodhgaya
and check - in at hotel. Bodhgaya - most sacred place for Buddhists as it
has a Peepul tree under which Gautama the Buddha attained enlightenment
some 2500 years back. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 - Bodhgaya
After breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting
Mahabodhi Temple - depicting the various phases of Buddha's journey
towards enlightenment, showing different aspects of his life; Bodhgaya
Archaeological Museum - houses a small collection of Buddhist sculpture
from the 1st century B.C, to the 11th century A.D; Jagannath Temple close
by has a four armed statue of Shiva in black stone. Overnight stay at the
Day 07 - Bodhgaya - Nalanda - Rajgir - Patna (109 kms / 4.5 hrs)
breakfast drive to Patna. Enroute visit Gridhakuta Hill and Bimbisara Jail
in Rajgir. Proceed to Nalnada (14 kms from Rajgir) which was one of the
oldest Universities of the world and International Centre for Buddhist
studies. Arrive Patna. Post lunch city tour visiting Har Mandir Sahib -
also known as Patna Sahib consecrates the place where the 10th Guru of the
Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh was born in 1776; Golghar - is a large dome-like
structure from where one can have a fine view of the Ganga and the
surroundings of the city; Patna Museum - has a rich collection of Mauryan
and Buddhist sculptures, terracotta and other interesting items of the
items. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08 - Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar (253 kms / 7 hrs.)
Morning drive to Kushinagar, enroute visiting Vaishali. On arrival check
into hotel. Later visit the Rambhar Stupa - which marks Lord Buddha's
cremation ground. Our second stop is Mahaparinirvana temple - which houses
the recumbent figure of Lord Buddha. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09 - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti
Leave Kushinagar by road for Lumbini (170 kms / 5 Hrs) - the birthplace
of Buddha and is located just a few kilometres inside Nepal. Sightseeing
tour of Lumbini and thereafter leave for Sravasti by road (225 kms / 6
hrs). On arrival transfer to hotel and overnight stay.
Day 10 - Saravasti - Sahet & Mahet - Gonda - Delhi
Morning visit to Sahet & Mahet -15 kms from Balrampur and the capital
of the ancient Kingdom of Kosala. Sravasti has the honour for sheltering
Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetvana Vihar and has the famous Anand
Bodhi tree, age-old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples.
Buddha is said to have performed some miracles here. After sightseeing
leave to Gonda Railway station to board train for Delhi. Overnight on
Day 11 - Leave Delhi
Arrive Delhi in the morning. After breakfast sightseeing tour to Delhi.
Morning visit Old Delhi. It is a 17th century walled city with its
splendid gates, narrow alleys, the enormous Bazaar. Visit Red Fort, Jama
Masjid and Raj Ghat. Afternoon tour of New Delhi with wide tree lined
avenues, parks and fountains surroundings the imposing government and
state Buildings. Visit Humayun's Tomb, an observatory called Jantar
Mantar, Qutab Minar, India Gate and President House. Transfer to
international airport for flight to onward destination
Contact us for hotels details/options covered in this tour
Cost Per Person (on twin sharing - minimum 2 persons travelling
|Valid till Sept 2018
* Please request for rate for the period X'Mas - New Year Period
||Land Cost Excludes
- Room on twin sharing basis at each place as per itinerary for
total 10 nights. Hotel check in / out 12:00 hrs.
- Daily buffet breakfast at hotel.
- Aircon Standard Car (Tata Indigo / Ambassador) for all transfer
and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
- English speaking guide during sightseeing tour
- 02 AC Sleeper class Agra Varanasi / Gonda Delhi and
Aircon Chair car Delhi Agra
- Govt. Service Tax @ 4.5 %
- Expenses of personal nature
- Any Airfare
- Airport Tax
- Any Monument entrance fee (to be paid directly at the monuments).
Please find below list.
Monument Entry Fee List (per person per visit in Indian Rupees)
|Qutab Minar -
Red Fort - 100
Humayun Tomb - 250
National Museum 170
|Taj Mahal - 750
Agra Fort - 300
Fatehpur Sikri - 260
Itmad-Ud-Daula - 110
Hotel used will be as under or equivalent category
||Hotel 87 / Pablas Int'l
||Amar / Atithi
||Hotel Hindustan Int'l / Meradan
||Mahamaya / Mahayana / Tokyo Vihar
||Heritage Hotel Mahamaya
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