Taj Mahal with Buddist Tours
Places to See :
Delhi - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda
- Vaishali - Patna - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Balrampur
12 Nights / 13 Days
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Delhi. Welcome and assistance upon arrival at the airport. Later transfer to
Day 02: Delhi
Morning free to relax and adjust to the time zone. Afternoon visit one of the
Buddhist Culture center.
Day 03: Agra
Proceed for sight-seeing of the city after breakfast. First, proceed to TAJ
MAHAL which is just walking distance from the hotel.
Visit TAJ MAHAL at sunset. Overnight will be at Agra.
Day 04: Agra - Varanasi
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi and transfer
to hotel. Afternoon visit Sarnath - a place where Buddha first preached his
Day 05: Varanasi
Early morning sunrise boat cruise over river Ganges. Later depart by private
motorcoach /Car to Bodhgaya. Arrive and check in at hotel.
Day 06: Bodhgaya
day visit to Bodhgaya a place where Lord Buddha entered a state of mediation
under the 'Bodhi' tree (banyan tree) and attained Nirvana (the enlightenment).
On the walls of Mahabodhi temple, one can see images of Lord Buddha in different
Day 07: Bodhgaya - Rajgir
Morning depart by motorcocach /car to Rajgir. Arrive and check in at hotel.
Visit Rajgir - a sacred town to all Buddhist where Lord Buddha meditated and
preached on the Hill, Karanda Tank where Lord Buddha would bathe, seven hot
springs where Lord Buddha for its healing powers. Also visit the ancient Nalanda
University founded in the fifth century B.C. Ancient Buddhist texts revelas
that Lord Buddha studied here. A Chinese travel Heum Tsang, who spent several
years at this University wrote about this great seat of learning. Visit the
Day 08: Rajgir - Vaishali - Patna
Morning depart by private motorcoach/car to Patna visiting enroute Vaishali
- a place where Lord Buddha visited frequently and during the last visit here
told his disciplines that they would see him no more as he was to attain the
Mahaparinirvana (the ultimate bliss). Visit the Buddhist stupas. Arrive Patna
and check in at hotel.
Day 09: Patna - Kushinagar
Morning depart ofr Kushinagar by motorcoach/car. Arrive and check in at hotel.
Afternoon city tour of Kushinagar where Lord Buddha breathed his last and attained
Mahaparinirvana saying decay is inherent in all component things. Visit the
Nirvana temple which enshrines a colossal statue of Lord Buddha in a reclining
Day 10: Kushinagar - Lumbini - Balrampur
depart for Lumbinin by motorcoach/car on Indo-Nepal border. Lumbini, a tiny
village situated on the fotthills of Himalayas witnessed the birth of a Prince
called Shakyamuni Gautam Siddhartha who later vecame Lord Buddha the awakened
one. Visit the sacred pond, Ashoka Pillar, Mahadevi temple.
Later drive to Balrampur. Arrive and check in at hotel.
Day 11: Balrampur - Sahetath - Lucknow
Leave for Lucknow by motorcoach/car via Satehmath famous for Buddhist Stupas.
Arrive Lucknow and check in at hotel.
Day 12: Lucknow - Delhi
Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Arrive and check in at hotel.
Day 13: Delhi - Onward Journey
Transfer to airport flight to your onward destination.