Start and end in Varanasi! With the in-depth cultural tour Buddhist Circuit around Varanasi, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Varanasi, India and 4 other destinations in Asia. Buddhist Circuit around Varanasi includes accommodation in a hotel as well as meals, transport.
Day 01 - Pickup from Varanasi hotel and tour of banks of Ganges dotted with sacred Hindu temples, later you will be taken to Buddhist site of Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon. Overnight stay in Varanasi.Start point Varanasi hotels/airport, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India 07:00 - 09:00
In and around GorakhpurDay 02 - Pickup from Varanasi hotel and get driven to "Gorakhpur" which is the gateway to the "Lumbini" in Nepal. After some rest visit the "Gorkahnath temple" a holy Shiva (Hindu) temple, explore the peaceful premises of temple and also enjoy a boat ride in the lake inside the temple. Night stay in Gorakhpur.
Day 03 - Pickup from Gorakhpur hotel and get driven to Lumbini where lord Buddha took birth. Visit the holy Maya garden. Later get driven to Kushinagar. After check-in, visit Mahaparinirvana temple at "Kushinagar" where Buddha died and attained Mahaparivirvana. ?Overnight stay in Kushinagar.
Day 04 - Pickup from Kushinagar hotel and get driven to Patna. Patna is gateway to Twin Buddhist sites of Nalanda and Rajgir. Overnight stay in Patna.
Day 05 - Patna. Full day excursion to Nalanda and Rajgir. Rajgir is an ancient city in the northeast Indian state of Bihar. Surrounded by hills, its known for its holy sites. Remains of the Cyclopean Wall, which encircled the city centuries ago, still stand in the center. Close by, Venu Vana park was once home to a monastery built for Buddha. The shield-shaped Japanese Temple contains a huge Buddha statue. Nearby there are hot springs believed to have medicinal properties. Overnight stay in Patna.
Day 06 - Pickup from Patna hotel and get driven to Bodhgaya, where Buddha is said to have attained wisdom OR Bodh , visit here the grand and ancient Mahabodhi temple and feel the positive energy around Overnight stay in Bodhgaya.
Day 07 - Pickup from Bodhgaya hotel and get driven back to the Varanasi and be dropped at the hotel / airport of Varanasi.End point varanasi hotel / airport, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India 19:00 - 22:00