(12N/13D) - CODE ( 67 )
Day - 1 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Met upon arrival and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day - 2 : Delhi-Lucknow-Sravasti
Breakfast at hotel. Morning departure transfer to domestic airport to board flight for Lucknow. Arrive Lucknow and transfer to hotel for lunch .After lunch drive to Sravasti, previously known as Sahet-Maheth. The Buddha spent many monsoons here preaching to assembled audiences in the presence of king prasenjit. The identification of Sahet-Maheth with Sravasti has been confirmed by the discovery of several relevant inscriptions. Later check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day - 3 : Sravasti-Lumbini-kushinagar
After early breakfast proceed to Lumbini the birth place of lord Buddha. King Ashoka visited Lumbini in 250BC and erected a monolithic pillar,36 feet in height to mark the birthplace of lord Buddha. Shakyamuni hasremnants of an old monastery and an image of Mayadevi (Lord Buddha’s mother is preserved here) Lunch at local restaurant. After sightseeing of Lumbini drive to Kushinagar. Arrive Kushinagar and check into hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day - 4 : Kushinagar-Vaishali-Patna
Kushinagar known earlier as Kushinara. It was here that Buddha passed away into Mahaperinirwana. In this place the Mukutbandhana stupa (Ramabhar ),Which was built to hold the Buddha’s cremated remains is naturally considered of great sanctily. There is also a large recline stone figure of lord Buddha. After an early breakfast visit all the place and drive to Patna. On the way visit Ashok Pillar, relic stupa in Vaishali. Vaishali was thrice visited by lord Buddha and the scene of the second great Buddhist council and it long remained a strong hold of Buddhism. Arrive Patna and check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day - 5 : Patna-Nalanda-Rajgir-Bodhgaya
After an early breakfast drive to Rajgir, en-route visit Nalanda (2hrs drive from Patna ) then drive to Rajgir. Rajgir is situated in a lush green valley enclosed by five hills and historic stonewalls. Rajgirha is ,now rajgir, was once the ancient capital of powerful kingdom of Magadh. The Buddha chose this famous for many of his retreats and sermons. It was here the first Buddhist council was held .After sightseeing of rajgir drive again for 3 hours. To Bodhgaya .Arrive Bodhgaya and check in to hotel for overnights stay.
Day - 6 : Bodhgaya-Varanasi
Set in sylvan solitude on the banks of river Niranjana, Came to this place after a long hard journey in search of supreme knowledge . Here under the bodhi tree, he attained enlightenment. Early morning visit temple of Bodhgaya. Back to hotel for breakfast and later drive to Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi and check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day - 7 : Varanasi
Early morning visit Ghats for boat ride on the Ganges. Then drive back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast proceed for Sarnath, which is 10kms. From Varanasi, in Sarnath Buddha preached his first significant sermon to his five disciples. Buddha came here after achieving enlightenment at Bodhgaya. After sightseeing of Sarnath visit museum of Sarnath and temples in the city dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day - 8 : Varanasi-Khajuraho
Breakfast at hotel .Morning free. After lunch transfer to Airport to board flight for khajuraho. Arrive Khajuraho ,met upon arrival and transfer to hotel . Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day - 9 : Khajuraho-Agra
Morning proceed for sightseeing of city, visit eastern and western style temples. After lunch transfer for airport to board flight for Agra. Arrive Agra ,met upon arrival and transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day - 10 : Agra-Bhopal
Early morning visit the Taj mahal and Agra Fort. Later transfer to railway station to catch the train shatabdi express for Bhopal. Arrive Bhopal and transfer to Sanchi for sightseeing. After sightseeing back to Bhopal for dinner and overnight stay.
Day - 11 : Bhopal-Bhusaval-Ajanta-Aurangabad
After early breakfast transfer to railway station to catch the train for Bhusaval. Arrive Bhusaval and transfer to Aurangabad, en–route visit world famous Ajanta Caves .Arrive Aurangabad and check in hotel dinner and overnight stay.
Day - 12 : Aurangabad-Ellora-Delhi
Breakfast at hotel. Sightseeing of Ellora caves, Bibi ka Maqbara dinner and transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel and overnight stay.
Day - 13 : Delhi-Departure
Breakfast at hotel combined sightseeing of old and new Delhi. Dinner at local restaurant. Later transfer to International airport to board flight for onward destination.