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The Buddha's Trail - 9 Days
Explore places of Lord Buddha’s life journey in India & Nepal

The predominant religion in ancient India was Hinduism. The roots of Hindu religion can be traced back to the Vedic period. Buddhism is the fourth largest religion of the world. Founded by Gautama Buddha, it is a path of spiritual development that helps a person in finding the true nature of life. Buddhism emphasizes on experiencing, rather than teaching or learning. It considers meditation as the means to enlightenment and is based on a number of principles. The followers of Buddhism do not worship any God and follow the noble eightfold path to lead a meaningful existence.

Validity: Till 30th June 2024

Day 1: Varanasi

Arrive Varanasi and check into your hotel. (Room Reserved from 1400 hrs).

Visit Sarnath, 10km away, which is one of the most revered Buddhist pilgrimage centers. It is believed that after attaining the Enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, it was here that Lord Buddha preached his first sermon, sanctified as Maha Dharm Chakra Parivartan. Later return to the hotel. Evening at Leisure.

Overnight at hotel in Varanasi.

Day 2: Varanasi – City Tour

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour which includes a visit to the sacred temples and the revered Ganges Ghats.

This evening be a part of sacred Aarti alongside the River Ganges and indulge in some shopping here.

Overnight at hotel in Varanasi.

Day 3: Varanasi - Bodhgaya

After early morning breakfast,begin the drive (8 hours) to Bodhgaya, the city of enlightenment. On arrival check into the hotel and relax. (Room Reserved from 1400 hrs).

In the evening visit various other Buddhist Temples in Bodhgaya. You can also meditate and enjoy the atmosphere at the Mahabodhi temple.

Overnight at hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 4: Bodhgaya – Mahbodhi Temple

Breakfast at your hotel. Visit the Mahabodhi Temple Complex, dedicated to the Lord Buddha and his spiritual awakening. Visit the revered Mahaparinirvana Temple Complex, meditate under Bodhi Tree, gaze at Animesh Lochana Chaitya, visit Muchalinda Lake and pay respects to Chankramana.

Later visit the landmark of the Great Buddha Statue, Sujata Temple dedicated to Sujata who served Buddha with the bowl of rice pudding during his continuous meditation. This incident later became the root of Middle Path, which is one of the profound theories of Buddhism.

Overnight at hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 5: Bodhgaya - Patna

Breakfast at the hotel.Drive to Patna (5 hours). On the way visit the famous Santi Stupa (peace pagoda) at Rajgir and proceed to Nalanda (14 kms) which is the site of the ancient university of the world. Continue to Patna, check into the hotel and relax. Evening at Leisure.

Overnight at hotel in Patna.

Day 6: Patna - Kushinagar

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Kushinagar (6 hrs) en-route visiting Vaishali, known for the Ashoka Pillar and the Museum. On arrival check in to hotel and relax.

Overnight at hotel in KUSHINAGAR.

Day 7: Kushinagar - Lumbini

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Mahaparinirwana Temple where Buddha took his last breath and Rambhar Stupa, the cremation site of Lord Buddha and Japan Temple.

Afternoon drive to Lumbini in Nepal. (approx. 5 hrs) stopping at India / Nepal border for Visa / Immigration formalities. On arrival check into the hotel and relax. Evening at Leisure.

Overnight at hotel in Lumbini.

Day 8: Lumbini - Sravasti

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Afternoon depart for Sravasti.

On arrival check into the hotel and relax. Evening at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel in Sravasti.

Day 9: Sravasti - Lucknow

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit important sights in Sravasti, where Buddha spent his 24 monsoons, Jetvanaand Ananda Bodhi Tree. Later proceed to Lucknow airport / railway station (5 hrs).

End of Tour

Package Price: From Rs. 68,750 per person on double sharing basis.

Validity: Till 30th June 2024

Destination Hotels Nights Meal Plan
Varanasi Ramada or similar 2 Breakfast
Bodhgaya Anand Internationalor Similar 2 All Meals
Patna Hotel The Panache or Similar 1 Breakfast
Kushinagar Lotus Nikko or Similar 1 All Meals
Lumbini Red Sun or Similar 1 All Meals
Sravasti Lotus Nikko or Similar 1 All Meals

Price Includes:

  • 8 nights accommodation on twin sharing in standard / basic category of room at all places at above mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Meal plan – Bed & breakfast basis at Varanasi & Patna and compulsory full board (buffet / set menu breakfast, lunch & dinner) at Bodhgaya, Kushinagar, Lumbini & Sravasti.
  • All transport by an air-conditioned Sedan vehicle.
  • Accompanying english speaking guide.
  • Boat ride on River Ganges in Varanasi.
  • Entrance fees at all monuments as on date as per the itinerary.
  • All taxes as on date, subject to change in the event of any increase or new taxes.

Price Excludes:

  • Meals other than those included in the package.
  • Nepal visa fees to be paid directly at the border.
  • Airfare / train ticket.
  • Camera fees.
  • Deviation from the tour itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Items of personal nature like: drinks, phone calls, laundry, tips, still or video camera charge at monuments. Insurance and medical services, services in unforeseen circumstances or any items not specified above.
  • Visa charges for India & Nepal.

Note:

  • Above rates are not valid for the festive season (Diwali, Christmas and New year). Please contact us for the same.
  • Hotels subject to availability. In case fresh taxes are levied by the Government, the additional cost will have to be paid.
  • Prices valid for those residing in India. NRIs / overseas guests are requested to contact us.
  • Taxes as applicable.

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