Special Interest Tour

In the footsteps of Buddha - 10 nights/11 days
Delhi - Sravasti - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Patna - Bodhgaya - Varanasi – Delhi

Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Arrival at Delhi airport & transfer to hotel. If time permit, afternoon proceed for half day city tour including visit to Red Fort, Chandni Chowk & Raj Ghat. On way back to hotel, also visit to Qutab Minar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 - Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti
Morning after breakfast transfer to New Delhi Railway Station to board the train for Lucknow. On arrival at Lucknow, straight drive to Sravasti (170 km / 4 hrs).On arrival check into hotel.If time permit explore the Jetavana Monastery. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 - Sravasti-Lumbini (260 kms/06 hrs)
Morning after breakfast proceed for local city tour of Sravasti including visit to the ancient twin villages of Sahet-Mahet, dotted with age old stupas, majestic monasteries and temples. Also visit the Sobhanath Temple - believed to be the birth place of Jain tirhtankar "Sambhavanth' making Shravasti an important centre for Jainas.Later drive to Lumbini, on arrival check into hotel & Overnight.

Day 04 - Lumbini-Kushinagar (170 kms/04 hrs)
Morning enjoy a boat ride on the holy river Ganges, later proceed forlocal city tour of Lumbini including visit to the Sacred Garden, the Mayadevi Temple and the Puskarni pond, where Queen Mayadevi, the Buddha's mother, had taken a bath before giving birth to Buddha. Later drive to Kushinagar. On arrival check into hotel & Overnight.

Day 05 - Kushinagar- Patna (250 kms/ 07 hrs)
Morning after breakfast visit to the Mahaparinirvana temple, Ramabhar Stupa & Mathakuar Temple. Continue drive to Patna enroute visit Vaishali. On arrival, check into hotel & Overnight.

Day 06 - Patna -Bodhgaya (200 kms/07 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Bodhgaya enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir. On arrival transfer to hotel & Overnight.

Day 07 - Bodhgaya
Morning after breakfast, full day local city tour of Bodhgaya including visit to Mahabodhi Temple & Bodhi Tree under which Buddhaattained enlightenment. Overnight in hotel.

Day 08 - Bodhgaya - Varanasi (242 kms/07 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Varanasi enroute visit Sarnath. Visit to Buddhist structures which were raised between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD, and today it presents the most expansive ruins on the Buddhist trail. After the visit, continue drive to Varanasi. On arrival check into hotel & Overnight.

Day 09 - Varanasi - Delhi
Morning after breakfast, transfer to airport to board the flight to Delhi. On arrival at airport, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free for own activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 - Delhi
Morning after breakfast proceed for local sightseeing of Old & New Delhi including visit to Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, Birla Mandir, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb & Qutab Minar. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 11 – Departure Transfer IGI Airport
In time drop at IGI Airport to board the flight for onwards journey.