India houses various Buddhist sites in cities like Patna, Varanasi etc. Bodh Gaya is one of the famous religious sites and place of pilgrimage associated with Mahabodhi Temple Complex. Lumbini in Nepal is a pilgrimage site, also known as the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Lumbini has a vast history associated with the life journey of Lord Buddha.
Met upon arrival at Patna Railway Station or Airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon proceed for an excursion trip to visit Vaishali. Vaishali is a religious place for Buddhist as this is the place where Lord Buddha preached his last sermon and announced his approaching Nirvana. Visit Buddhist stupas still holding urns containing ashes of Buddha, also visit Ashoka Pillar erected by King Ashoka. Overnight at the hotel at Patna. .
Morning after breakfast proceed to Bodhgaya enroute visit Nalanda – Place where world's oldest university was founded in the 5th century. See Buddhist monasteries and temples with impressive Buddhist & Hindu images. Continue on to Rajgir – Magadha Empire Capital till 6th Century. Lord Buddha spent many years in Rajgir. Also visit Gridhrakula, Sapataparni cave, Ajatsatru fort and Venuvana.. Arrive Bodhgaya by late afternoon or evening. Check into the hotel on arrival..
Full day exploration of Bodhgaya including Bodhi tree, Satabodhi temple, Japanese and Tibetan monasteries and Magadha university museum. Overnight at the hotel..
After an early breakfast leave for Varanasi in around 6 hours time by car. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath, the principle centre of Buddhism. It was here around 530 B.C that Buddha preached his 1st sermon after gaining enlightenment. Also visit Dhamekh and Dharmarajika stupas. Evening visit River Ganges to attend closing ceremony araati at Ganges Ghat. Overnight at the hotel. .
Early in the morning proceed to River Ganges for boat ride at dawn and see the beautiful sunrise at Ganges and people having holy dips. On your return visit to temples and Benaras Hindu University. Late morning drive to Kushinagar and check into the hotel on arrivl. Afternoon visit Ramabha stupa and Natha Kumarka Kot. Overnight at the hote.
Morning after an early breakfast leave by car for Lumbini (in Nepal) – Birth place of Lord Buddha. Visit the sherine with Image of Lord Buddha. Have some relaxed time in the evening for self exploration. Overnight at the hotel..
Morning after breakfast drive to saravasti and check into the hotel on arrival. Afternoon visit Buddhist Sherines on the way. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast proceed by road to reach Lucknow. Check into the hotel. Afternoon tour of Lucknow where you will visit Asafi Masjid, Rumi Darwaza, Baradari, Residency, Shahnajaf Imambara, La Martiniere College, Clock Tower, Chhatar Manzil. Bada Imambara, Chhota Imambara, State Museum Zoo and Dilkusha.
Overnight at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport or Railway Station to board flight or train for next destination. Bon voyages
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