Buddhist Tour with Golden Triangle in India
Day 01 :- Delhi – Arrival – Local Visit
Upon arrival in Delhi , Buddhist Tour in India our representative will pick up & transfer you to check-in to hotel. Followed by dinner and stay overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 :-Delhi – Local Visit – Old Delhi and New Delhi
After Breakfast leave the hotel for the famous city tour which covers various heritage spots and architectural master pieces in Delhi including Qutub Minar: a UNESCO world heritage site , Mahatma Gandhi Memorial. Also you will be taken to have a look at the India Gate ( earlier known as All India War Memorial), government buildings like Parliament House in the surrounding area including the majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan or the President’s house by drive pass a followed by the tour of Red Fort ( situated in Old Delhi) and Chandni Chowk market (heaven for shopping goers).
Back to the hotel for an overnight stay at Delhi Hotel.
Day 03 :- Delhi–Jaipur-Pink City Local Tour to Neemrana Fort (250 KM-5 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur. En-route Stopover Neemrana Fort, & continue your drive to Jaipur. Check-in to hotel. Evening is kept to enjoy the ambiance of Pink City.
Optional tour – visit Chauki Dhani in Jaipur (Ticket on direct payment by guest) or also have choice to enjoy Light & Sound show in Amber Fort .
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Jaipur.
Day 04 :- Jaipur–Elephant Ride in Jaipur -Fatehpur Sikri Local Sightseeing of Buland Darwaza -Agra(250 KM -5 Hrs)
After Breakfast checkout and keep luggage in car or in clock room, visit for Jaipur City Tour. Start the tour with the Elephant Ride at Amber Fort followed by Hawa Mahal ( Palace of Winds) and Jantar Mantar (Royal observatory) of Jaipur
After a comfortable lunch, drive to Agra (05 hrs). En-route visit old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty in Fatehpur Sikri . Visit local sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri like Buland Darwaza , Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of Public Audience) & Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) .
Reach Agra by night Check in at the Hotel with overnight stay at Agra
Day 05 :- Agra-(250km-05Hrs)-Local sightseeing-Taj Mahal-Agra Fort
Agra is known for Mughal architecture – After breakfast, visit the Wonder of World Taj Mahal which Mughal Ruler Shah Jahan dedicated to his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal.
Later visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Agra Fort famous for Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of Public Audience) and Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) and houses many royal palaces of Mughal Era.
Back to the hotel by evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.
Day 06 :- Agra –Sankisa(180 KM-03 Hrs)-Local sightseeing-Buddha Temple-Elephant Pillar-Sri Lankan Buddhist School
*Buddhist component of tour commence
After breakfast, drive to Sankisa , ( Place where Buddha returned from heaven after teaching Abhidhamma ). Check-in to hotel.
Followed by Lunch we will have local sightseeing of Sankasya – At the spot of descent stands a temple with a statue of the Buddha. The place is also known for a temple and an excavated Ashokan Elephant Pillar which is built in memory of Maya Devi . She saw a dream of elephat before the birth of Lord Buddha. We also find Sri Lankan Buddhist School and Monastery .
Dinner and overnight stay in Sankisa.
Day 07 :- Sankisa –Lucknow(300 Km-06 Hrs) –Shravasti (200km-04 Hrs) – Visit Saheth & Maheth
After breakfast, check out & drive to Shravasti . En-route stop overfor lunch in Lucknow . OptionalHhalf day sightseeing in Lucknow. Continue drive to Shravasti. Check-in to Hotel.
In evening have some leisure timed. Dinner & overnight stay at night at hotel.
Day 08 :- Shravasti- Lumbini (225 KM, 5 Hrs)
After breakfast checkout & visit Saheth Jetvanaram, Maheth and Angulimal Caves .
Latter drive to Lumbini
Note : Kindly obtain multiple entry visa for India & single entry visa for Nepal . On arrival, check-in to hotel stay overnight stay in Lumbini.
Day 09 :- Lumbini –Kapilvastu -Childhood Home of Buddha (70 KM -01 Hrs)–Lumbini
After breakfast, drive to Childhood home of Gautama Buddha Kapilvastu (70 km from lumbini). Enjoy the Local Sightseeing of Kapilvastu like Kapilvastu Kingdom Complex , Lumbini Garden Complex and Tilaurakot Museum .
By evening return back to Lumbini & overnight stay in Lumbini.
Day 10 :- Lumbini -Birthplace of Lord Buddha –Kushinagar (180 KM, 4 hrs)
After breakfast check out and visit Holy Birth place of Siddharth Gautama which also has Buddhist Monasteries and Nunnery.
Thereafter drive to Kushinagar . Have dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Kushinagar.
Day 11 :- Kushinagar –Vaishali -Last sermon place of Buddha (250 KM, 5 Hrs)-Rajgir(100 KM-02 Hrs)
After breakfast, visit Mahaparinirvana Temple ( Where Lord Buddha Took His Last Breathe), Rambhar Stupa (Cremation Site of Lord Buddha) and Japan Temple . Later, drive to Vaishali .
Later visit Ashokan Pillar -Emperor Ashoka built Lion Pillar at Kolhua.It is made of a highly polished single piece of red sandstone, surmounted by a bell shaped capital and Buddha Stupa-I: Abhiskek Pushkarni (Coronation tank).
And cover Last Sermon place of Buddha in Vaishali . Later drive to Rajgir.
Dinner and overnight stay in Rajgir.
Day 12 :- Rajgir-Local Tour to Nalanda-Nalanda University (35 KM, 30 Min)-Bodhgaya(110 KM,2 Hrs)
After breakfast, Rajgir, the capital of the Magadha Empire and is a pilgrimage site of Buddhists. The Japanese Buddhists have built the massive Vishwashanti Stupa (World Peace Stupa) on the Ratnagiri Hill which can be accessed by a chairlift.
The stupa comprise of statues of Buddha at the four stages of his life – birth, enlightenment, first sermon and Mahaparinirvana . Griddhakuta (Vulture’s Peak) located on Ratnagiri Hill is another site where Buddha stopped by to preach.
Later visit Nalanda (Ancient university). Spread over 14 hectares, the Nalanda University Archaeological Complex is ancient university. After the walk around the ruins, visit the Xuan Zang Memorial Hall , a Chinese pagoda built by Chinese Buddhists.
Later drive to Bodhgaya Check inn Dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 13 :- Bodhgaya-Local Tour to Dungeshwari Caves(12 KM, 30 Min)-Bodhgaya
Breakfast & visit Lord Buddha Temple . Visit other sightseeing places like Bodhi Tree , Sujata Village. Come back for lunch.
There after drive to Gaya. En-route stopover of visit Dungeshwari Cave Temples also known as the Mahakala Caves. Lord Buddha underwent years of penance here before he descended to Bodhgaya.
Return back to Bodhgaya. Dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 14 :– Bodhgaya – Varanasi (300 KM, 6 Hrs)-Evening Ganga Aarti
Breakfast CHECKOUT & transfer to Varanasi (Drive pass by local villages ) . Check-in to hotel and have lunch in hotel.
In evening, get ready to experience one of the most memorable site of lifetime , as you will be taken for world famous Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat . View the cultural cultural diversity and social and religious activities being carried out at the Ganga Ghats in Varanasi . Overnight halt at Varanasi.
Day 15 :-Varanasi – Morning Boat ride –Sarnath (15 KM, 30 Min)
Early morning feel spirituality of Subah-e-Banaras in Varanasi in which you will enjoy Boat Ride in the Ganges while Sunrise . Experience the different Ghats of Varanasi . Each Ghat has its own history and value. Come back to hotel for breakfast.
Breakfast , proceed for an excursion to Sarnath . Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples at deer park(Rishipattana) .Other Local Sightseeing of Sarnath is the Buddha Temples , Dhamekha Stupa , Chaukhandi Stupa , Mulagandh Kuti Vihara and the Archaeological Museum.
In the Evening Ritual Ceremony in Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple in Sarnath .
OR, Return to hotel in Varanasi. Have dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 16 :- Varanasi –New Delhi (By flight)
After breakfast check out & drop to Varanasi Airport drop to connect flight for Delhi airport. On arrival in Delhi, drop to airport/railway station with pleasant memory of this Buddhist Memory tour of India with Mughal & Hindu culture and architecture flavour of India
Other Buddhist Destinations in India
Arunachal Pradesh – Bomdila and Tawang
Sikkim – Kalimpong and Rumtek
Jammu & Kashmir – Ladakh, Harwan, Ambarani and Parihaspura
Himachal Pradesh – Spiti, Kinnaur and Dharamshala
Haryana – Stupa at Sugh, Yamunanagar and Asangh (Jind)
Madhya Pradesh – Sardarah, Sanchi and Murakott
Maharashtra – Karala, Ellora, Kanheri, Ajanta Caves, Pitalgora and Nasik Caves
West Bengal – Darjeeling and Kolkata (Indian Museum)
Andhra Pradesh – Amravati, Salihunda, Borrah Caves and Nagarjunkonda
Arrival and Departure transfers
Accommodation with breakfast and dinner’
Sightseeing as per the itinerary with Guide
All hotel tax
Package Exclude :
Visa, flight tickets, tips, Entry tickets, optional tour, portage, tips, extras not mentioned as inclusions
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Locations: Delhi – Agra – Sankisa – Shravasti- Lumbini – Kushinagar – Rajgir – Varanasi – Sarnath
Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days
Tour Summary for India Buddhist Tour with Golden Triangle
Delhi – Raj Ghat, Red Fort, Jama Mosque, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, President’s House, world largest temple
Jaipur – Elephant Ride, Neemrana Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar-Royal observatory, City Palace, Nawab Sahab Ki Haveli, Jai Mahal, Ram Niwas Garden and famous market- Johari Bazaar
Agra – Wonder of World Taj Mahal, Agra Fort
Sankisa – Sri Lankan Buddhist Monastery, Buddha Temple, Elephant Pillar
Shravasti – Jetavana Vihara , Anand Bodhi Tree, Monasteries, Kachhi Kuti, Pakki Kuti, Angulimal Stupa, Anathpindika Stupa, Saheth, Maheth
Lumbini – Birthplace of Lord Buddha, Monasteries and historical sites
Kapilvastu – Kapilvastu Kingdom Complex, Childhood Home of Buddha, Tilaurakot Museum
Kushinagar – Mahaparinirvana Temple, Rambhar Stupa, Monasteries, historical sites
Nandangarh- Nandangarh Stupa, Nandangarh Ashokan Lion Pillar
Kesaria – Largest Buddha Stupa
Vaishali – Last sermon place of Lord Buddha, place where Lord Buddha gave away his begging bowl
Rajgir – Venuvaranam, Bimbisar Prison, Vulture’s Peak, Vishwa Shanti Stupa
Nalanda – Nalanda University Complex, Xuan Zang Memorial, Chinese Peace Pagoda
Bodhgaya – Mahabodhi Tree, Mahabodhi Temple, Monasteries and Dungeshwari Caves
Varanasi – Ghats of Varanasi, Boat Ride on Ganges, Ganga Aarti
Sarnath – first sermon place of Buddha, Dhamekh Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Ashokan 4 Lion Capitol, Deer Park (Rishipattana), Mulagandh Kuti Vihar
Varanasi – Delhi-(Flight) – Delhi-Airport Drop