On arrival in Varanasi,
you are transferred to the hotel.
The afternoon half-day city tour
of Varanasi includes a visit to
Benaras Hindu University, Bharat
Mata Temple, Vishwanath Temple
etc. Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 02: VARANASI
Get a real
feeling of Varanasi-the gates
to Moksha, by early morning
boat ride on River Ganges. Later
in the morning you are driven
to Bodhgaya, visiting Sarnath
on the way. Arrival at Bodhgaya
follows check-in at the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: BODHGAYA
The day begins with
sightseeing of Bodhgaya and later
excursion to Rajgir and Nalanda.
Rajgir is an important Buddhist
pilgrimage place. Nalanda was
a great center of Buddhist learning
in ancient times.
Day 04: BODHGAYA
- VAISHALI - KUSHINAGAR
From Bodhgaya proceed
to Vaishali. Lord Buddha delivered
his last sermon and announced
his impending " Nirvana".
Highlights of Vaishali include
the Ashoka Pillar, Lotus tank
and Chaumukhi. The next destination
after Vaishali is Kushinagar.
Arrival at Kushinagar follows
check-in at the hotel for overnight
Day 05: KUSHINAGAR
Excursion at Kushinagar
starts with a visit to the Mahanirvana
Temple and follows visits to the
modern Japan/Srilanka Buddhist
center and monasteries. Thereafter
proceed to Lumbini (the place
where Lord Buddha was born). Overnight
stay at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 06: LUMBINI
- KAPILVASTU - SRAVASTI
In the morning,
visit the Ashoka pillar (249 BC),
Mayadevi temple, the ruins of
an old monastery and some new
Stupas. In the afternoon you will
be driven to Sravasti, where lies
the extensive ruins of this ancient
city and the famous Jetavana Monastery.
On arrival at Sravasti, you will
be transferred to hotel for overnight
Day 07: SRAVASTI
In the morning a
city tour of Sravasti is arranged
and later you will be driven to
Lucknow. Check-in at the hotel
for overnight stay.
Day 08: LUCKNOW
Morning city tour
of Lucknow covers Imambara, Rumi
Darwaza and other historical monuments.
In the evening transfer to Airport
for flight to Delhi. On arrival
transfer to hotel for overnight
Day 09: Departure
to International Airport to take
flight for onward journey.