Duration: 10 Days & 09 Nights!
Destinations Covered: Kolkata – Gaya– Varanasi – Allahabad – Lucknow –Gorakhpur.
The Tour ‘North India Buddhist Tour’ gives you a chance to see the Real India. During this tour of North India Buddhist Tour you will visit few of the best destinations, Monuments, forts and Palaces and temples of India.
Day 01: Kolkata: Welcome to India! You will be received at the international airport Kolkata and will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time completely on your discretion. In the evening walk in to the colorful street of the old city.
Day 02: Gaya: In the morning you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight for Gaya. On arrival you will be received and will be assisted to your hotel. Relax for a while. Further drive to Bodhgaya in your exclusive vehicle. Bodhgaya- Where Buddha attained enlightenment. It is probably the most interesting places of Buddha’s life. It’s also the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in the world. There is a very beautiful temple namely “Mahabodhi Temple”. The focal point of this temple, which marks the spot where Buddha gained enlightenment and set out on his life of preaching. Drive back to Gaya in your exclusive vehicle. Rest of the time completely on you discretion.
Day 03: Gaya (excursion to Rajgir): In the morning drive to Rajgir in your exclusive vehicle. Rajgir is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site since Buddha spent 12 years here, and the first Buddhist council after Buddha attained nirvana was held here. Further drive back to Gaya. Rest of the time at leisure.
Day 04: Varanasi: After a leisurely breakfast drive to Varanasi in your exclusive vehicle. On arrival check in to your hotel. Relax for a while. Further drive Sarnath. Sarnath-It is one of Buddhism’s major centers in India. When he had gained enlightenment at Bodhgaya, the Buddha came to the deer park at Sarnath and delivered his first sermon (circa 528 BC), usually referred to as Dharmachakra (The Wheel of Law). Return to your hotel. In the evening you may visit to the holy river Ganges.
Day 05: Allahabad (excursion to Kausambi): In the morning drive to Allahabad in your exclusive vehicle. On arrival check in at your hotel. Further drive to Kausambi in your exclusive vehicle. Kausambi-A ancient Buddhist center, once known as Kosam. It was the capital of the capital King Udaya, a contemporary of the Buddha, and the enlightened one is said to have preached several sermons here. In the evening drive back to Allahabad. Evening free at leisure.
Day 06: Lucknow: After a leisurely breakfast drive to Lucknow. On arrival check in to your hotel. Rest of the time free for leisure. In the evening you may explore on your own.
Day 07: Gorakhpur (excursion to Kushinagar): Drive to Gorakhpur in your exclusive vehicle. On arrival check in at your hotel. Relax for a while. Further move out for an excursion of Kushinagar. Kushinagar- The Buddha is reputed to have breathed his last words. Visit to Mahaparinirvana Temple and the modern Indojapan-Srilanka Buddhist Center. You may also visit to the numerous Buddhist Monasteries.
Day 08: Gorakhpur (excursion to Lumbini): In the morning drive to Nepal to visit Lumbini (visa easily available on the spot). Lumbini- it is believed to be the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama (the founder of Buddhism) known as Budhha, or the enlightened one. Further drive back to Gorakhpur. Rest of the time completey on your discretion.
Day 09: Over night in the Train: The day completely on your discretion. In the evening you will be transferred to the train station to board the train for New Delhi. Over night in the air-conditioned saloon.
Day 10: Departure: On your arrival you will be received and will be transferred to the international airport to board the flight back to home. The tour ends.