Buddhist Circuit Tour Package - 16 Nights In-depth Cultural

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Start and end in New Delhi! With the in-depth cultural tour Buddhist Circuit Tour Package, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 14 other destinations in Asia. Buddhist Circuit Tour Package includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

  • Arrival at Delhi

    On the day of arrival at the New Delhi airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the citys bustling streets or wander its wide tree-lined boulevards to get your first taste of India. Overnight stay at the hotel.Start point Pick-up from New Delhi Airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India

  • At Delhi

    Embark on a full day of sightseeing beginning in Old Delhi with a visit to the stunning Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Asia, and the Raj Ghat, a moving memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Take a short rickshaw ride at the Chandni Chowk (A huge market of spices and clothes), also visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, Humayun?s Tomb, and Qutub Minar. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Agra (220 Km - 3.30 Hours Drive)

    After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and leave for Agra The City Of The Taj Mahal. Upon arrival at Agra, check-in at your hotel. Take some rest at the hotel, later visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, and Agra Fort. Rest of the day at leisure, overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (240 Km - 5 Hours Drive)

    Early morning before sunrise our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for a guided sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal and Mehtab Bagh. Later return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Jaipur. On the way visit Akhbar Tomb at Sikandra, and later visit Fatehpur Sikri - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Akbar in the late 16th century. It was abandoned after only 14 years, and the elegant buildings of this superb walled city remain intact to this day. After sightseeing at Fatehpur Sikri, proceed to Jaipur for overnight stay.

  • At Jaipur

    After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day guided tour of Jaipur. Start you sightseeing with the iconic attraction of Rajasthan Amber Fort and Palace, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Raja Man Singh in 1592 in red sandstone and marble. The magnificent fort comprises an extensive palace complex, divided into several sections. It stands on top of an easily scalable mountain, which is situated right next to the beautiful Maota Lake. The fort?s majestic appearance and its geographical advantages make it a special place to visit. After Amber Fort, visit City Palace, The Hawa Mahal (palace of winds), Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal (Water Palace) and enjoy evening sunset at Surya Mandir, if time permits you can visit some other interesting places as well. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Varanasi (By Flight)

    After breakfast at the hotel, our representative will transfer you to Jaipur airport to board a flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel in Varanasi. Rest and relax at the hotel, later explore the city of Varanasi, visit various ghats, sacred temples and the local market of Varanasi. Later in the evening attend Aarti on the bank of River Ganges. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • At Varanasi (Local Sightseeing & Sarnath Visit)

    In and around SarnathEarly in the morning, enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges, followed by a visit to Akhara and see the traditional form of martial arts practiced there. Morning city tour of Varanasi, this includes a walk through the various sacred Ghats. Visit the sacred shrine of Kashi- Vishwanath (also known as the Golden Temple), and Bharat Mata Mandir, a simple temple dedicated to Mother India. Later proceed to Sarnath, an important site for the Buddhists, visit the Dhamekha Stupa, the Archeological museum and the Chaukhandi Stupa. In the evening attend aarti on the bank of River Ganges in Varanasi. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Bodh Gaya (260 Km - 6 Hours Drive)

    After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Bodh Gaya. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • At Bodh Gaya

    After breakfast, head out for full day sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya, visit Mahabodhi Temple - The temple, named after the Buddha, is a sacred place for the Buddhists in Bodh Gaya, Maha- bodhi tree - The tree is considered holy since Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under it, after that visit Sujata Village, Niranajana River, various monasteries, etc. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna (165 Km - 4.30 Hours Drive)

    In and around NalandaAfter breakfast at the hotel, leave for Patna. On the way, halt at Rajgir, to 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. Also visit Venuvanaram and Bimbisara Prison. Then drive to closely located Nalanda - the historical and religious place in central of bihar. In 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. ??Later, continue your drive to Patna for overnight stay.

  • Vaishali - Kushinagar (240 Km - 5.40 Hours Drive)

    In and around KushinagarAfter breakfast at the hotel, leave for Kushinagar. Enroute visit Vaishali, which 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 gathering here. Later continue your drive to Kushinagar. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day free for own activities or attend religious activities in the temples. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Lumbini (160 Km - 4.30 Hours Drive)

    After breakfast at the hotel, visit - Mahaparinirvana temple , this is the place where Buddha passed into Parinirvana, also visit Rambhar Stupa where Lord Buddha was cremated. Later leave for Lumbini, crossing Indo-Nepal border. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. Rest of the day free for own activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Kapilvastu - Shravasti (160 Km - 4.30 Hours Drive)

    After breakfast at the hotel, explore Lumbini - a small town in the southern Terai plains of Nepal, where the ruins of the old city can still be seen. Also visit 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 it is the birth place of Lord Buddha. Also visit Kapilvastu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the ancient capital of the Shakya Clan, whose ruler ?Shuddhodhan? was the father of the Buddha. Later, leave for Shravasti crossing Indo-Nepal border. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of thee day free for own leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Balrampur - Lucknow (180 Km - 4 Hours Drive)

    After breakfast at the hotel, start exploring Shravasti - a part of the Buddhist circuit. Shravasti was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, it has the honor for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetavana Gardens. Visit Jetavana and Ananda Bodhi Tree. Later, leave for Lucknow. On the way, visit Balrampur - the historic Awadh regions, located on the banks of the West Rapti River. Later continue your drive to Lucknow. Upon arrivaal check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.

  • New Delhi (By Flight)

    In and around New DelhiAfter breakfast at the hotel, embark on a sightseeing tour of Lucknow. Start with Bara Imambara, a unique piece of architecture built without any pillars. Later visit Rumi Darwaza, a fine example of Awadh architecture. In the evening, our representative will transfer you to the Lucknow airport to board a flight to New Delhi. Upon arrival at New Delhi airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel for overnight stay.

  • : Departure from New Delhi

    After breakfast at the hotel, our representative will transfer you to the New Delhi airport to board the flight to your home or onward destination.End point Drop-off at New Delhi Airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India

Inclusion

  • GST on total package
  • Accomodation in a well appointed room
  • Meals as per hotel plan and ones mentioned in itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle (except in the hills when the air-conditioner will be switched off)
  • All toll taxes, parking fees and driver allowances
  • All applicable hotel taxes

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  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
  • Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
  • Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Tips, laundry and phone calls

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