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 BUDDHIST PILGRIMAGE TOUR 07 DAYS

BODHGAYA - RAJGIR - NALANDA - PATNA - KUSHINAGAR - LUMBINI - VARANASI - BODGHAYA - ONWARD DESTINATION

Day 01 Arrive Bodhgaya ->
Arrival at Gaya airport. Welcome and assistance at the airport then drive to Bodhgaya Hotel. After lunch proceed for visiting Mahabodhi Temple - The Bodhi tree, situated in the premises of the temple, is the one under which Buddha attained illumination. Visit to Sujata Village, Niranajana River, and 80 feet Lord Buddha Statue & Various monasteries. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in BodhGaya.

Day 02 Bodhgaya / Rajgir / Nalanda / Patna ->
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning, we will depart from hotel to historical place in central Bihar, India, 80 km south-east of the state capital Rajgir. Visit Gridhkuta Peak, at the top of Ratnagiri hill, where Lord Buddha preached many inspiring sermons, a Peace Pagoda has been built by the Buddha Sangh of Japan.Tour continue visit to Bimbisara Prison. Lunch at hotel or restaurant after lunch drive 12 kms (20 min drive) to Nalanda visit the ruins of ancient university; The site of Nalanda was one of the greatest monastic universities of the ancient world University established in 5th century BC. It is believed that Lord Buddha and also the founder of Jainism religion Lord Mahavir taught at this university for years. There is even a monument to facilitate Chinese traveler monk and writer Hiuen Tsang who studied at this university in the 7th century A.D. Then drive to 90 kms to Patna, Dinner & over night at Hotel in Patna.

Day 03  Patna / Kushinagar via Vaishali  ->
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning drive to Kushinagar (280kms, 07hrs). Enroute visit Vaishali. Vaishali is believed to be the First Republic of The World, Having an Elected Body of Representatives Hold Special Significance for Buddhist Devotees. The Buddha Preached The Radha Sutra To The Eighty Four Thousand Faithful Gathered There. Lunch at restaurant further drive to Kushinagar - This is the place where Buddha passed into Parinirvana and was cremated. Visit Mahaparinirvana temple and Rambhar Stupa where Lord Buddha was cremated. After visit, check-in at hotel. Dinner and overnight at a Hotel in Kushinagar.

Day 04 Kushinagar / Lumbini (Nepal) ->
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning drive to Lumbini which is 175 kms away from kushinagar (04 hrs drive). (Kindly obtain double entry visa for India and single entry visa for Nepal), On arrival at Lumbini transfer to hotel. Lunch at hotel. After lunch vist to the Birth place of Lord Buddha. Shakyamuni Buddha was born in Lumbini, in southern Nepal, two thousand five hundred years ago. Since his time, Nepal has been a sacred ground for Buddhist as the birthplace of Buddha, Dinner & over night at hotel in Lumbini.

Day 05 Lumbini (Nepal) / Varanasi ->
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning drive to Varanasi (08 10 hrs drive) Lunch at enroute restaurant on arrival at Varanasi transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel in Varanasi.

Day 06 Varanasi / Bodhgaya ->
Early in the morning transfer to Holy River The Ganges, sightseeing the wonderfull ghats, enjoy the boat ride. After visit back to Hotel. After breakfast drive to. Sarnath (14 kms) where Buddha preached his first sermon after he had attained enlightenment at Bodhgaya. Next visit to Dhamekha Stupa, The Dhamekha Stupa is the most remarkable and massive structure at Sarnath. Built partly in stone and partly in brick, the Dhamekha Stupa is 28 meter in diameter at the base and 43.6 meter in height. The stone facing the lower part is decorated with delicate floral carvings of Gupta period and visit Deer park. After visit Back to Varanasi lunch will be at Hotel. Later drive to Bodhgaya (250 Kms 04 hrs 30 Min drive). Overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 07 Bodhgaya / Onward destination ->
Breakfast at hotel, timely departure transfer to the airport to coonect flight for your onward destination.

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