Himachal Buddhist Tour Package ( 20 Nights/21 Days )
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrival Delhi . Meet and assist on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi / Jaipur ( 257 kms / apprx 05 hrs drive) (Breakfast / Lunch
After breakfast visit Old Delhi , Jama Mosque, Rajghat - where Gandhiji
was cremated and drive past to Red Fort. Lunch at Local Restaurant.
PM : Drive to Jaipur. On arrival Checkin at hotel.
Day 03 : Jaipur (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
AM : Visit Amber Fort with elephant ride up to the Fort. Amber Fort is 12
kms from Jaipur and was built in 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II, on
the outskirts of Jaipur.
PM : Jaipur city tour visiting The City palace contains a museum with rare
manuscripts, fine specimens of Rajput and Mughal paintings and an armory,
Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar observatory, built in 1726, is series of
mathematical instruments built in masonry with marvelous precision, and
drive past to Albert Hall and Ram Niwas and Birla temple complex. Dinner
and overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast drive to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri, a red
sandstone deserted city built by Akbar around 1570 to commemorate the
birth of his son, is probably the halls, palaces and mosque are still in a
state of perfection as are the tomb of Salim Chisti and the Buland
Darwaza. Akbar used the highest quality craftmen to construct the city
only to abandon it some years later because water supply failed. On
arrival Agra check in at hotel.
PM : After lunch city tour of Agra visiting the Taj Mahal ,Agra Fort.
The Taj Mahal was built between 1630-1653 by Emperor Shah Jahan as a
memorial in white marble to his queen Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is one of
the seven wonders of the world and the greatest love stories ever written
with white marble and precious stones.
Agra Fort was built by Akbar in 1565 and this rusty red sandstone fort
stands like a crescent on the bank of Yamuna river. It is one of the
finest forts in India and is a silent witness to the numerous palaces,
pavilions and buildings which echo the story of Mughal Empire. Overnight
Day 05 : Agra / Delhi (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast proceed for Delhi.
Lunch at Restaurant in Delhi.
PM : Sightseeing Delhi , visiting Bahai temple and drive past to the Qutab
Minar, Dinner at Local restaurant. Check in at Hotel. Overnight.
Day 06 : Delhi - Varanasi (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast transfer to airport to flight for Varanasi. On arrival
check in at hotel.
PM : Sarnath about 10 kms from the holy city of Varanasi - is the blessed
locale where more than 2500 years ago Buddha choose to deliver his first
sermon. Overnight Hotel Varanasi.
Day 07 : Varanasi (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Varanasi : The eternal city is one of the most important Pilgrim sites in
India and also a major Tourist Attraction, situated on the banks of the
sacred Ganges.The name Varanasi derived from two rivers. The Varuna and
Assi. It is a Great Centre of learning and Civilization. It is also known
as Kashi and Banaras.
Early morning boat ride on the river Ganges to see the sunrise and the
bathing Ghats of an ancient Hindu city. Thereafter visiting Bharat Mata
Temple, Banaras Hindu University, Kasi Vishwanath Temple. Return to hotel
for breakfast and bath.
Day 08 : Varanasi / Bodhgaya (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
AM : Drive Varanasi to Boghgaya ,which is 243 kms approx.7 hrs drive (with
packed lunch) . On arrival check in at hotel.
Bodhgaya in the state of Bihar, reckoned as the most important Buddhist
pilgrimage centre, is the place where Lord Sakyamuni (Gautam Buddha)
entered into meditation after being moved by the sufferings of mankind.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 : Bodhgaya (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast , morning visit Mahabodhi Temple & Bodhi Tree, Great
Buddha Statue, Niranjana River, Sujata Temple - which is across the
Niranja river & it's 30 minutes walk through the paddy fields. Also visit
various other Buddhist Temples in Bodhgaya. Lunch and dinner at hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11 : Bodhgaya (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day free in Bodhgaya.
Day 12 : Bodhgaya / Rajgir - Nalanda / Rajgir / Patna (Breakfast / Lunch /
Morning leave for Rajgir.Visit Rajgir the Vulture Hill, World Peace Stupa,
Bamboo's Garden. Then continue to Nalanda to visit the ruins of world
oldest University. : Which is 14 kms drive, and It was one of the oldest
Universities of the World & International Centre for Buddist Studies.
Thereafter drive to patna, on arrival check in at hotel. Dinner and
Day 13 : Patna - Vaishali -Kushinagar (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Early morning drive (apprx 9 hrs to Kushinagar) with packed lunch enroute
visiting Vaishali. On arrival checkin at hotel.
PM : visit Mahaparinirwana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and
Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of lord Buddha), Japan Temple. Dinner and
Day 14 : Kushinagar / Lumbini (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast drive (170 kms / apprx 04 hrs drive) to Lumbini (Nepal).
While going to Lumbini, stop at India/Nepal border for Visa/Immigration
formalities. Later check-in at Hotel.
Visit Lumbini, the Birth place of Lord Buddha. Lunch at hotel. Dinner and
Day 15 : Lumbini / Sravasti (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
AM : After breakfasr drive to Kapilvastu (10 kms) and the continue to
Sravasti (150 kms). On arrival check in at hotel.
PM : Visit Sahet Mahet (Capital of ancient kingdom of Kosala, Jetawana
Gardens Buddhist temples.)
Day 16 :Sravasti-Lucknow-Delhi (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner on board train)
Drive 4-5 hrs to Lucknow. Arrive Lucknow and enjoy Lunch at a hotel.
Thereafter transfer to airport to board flight to Delhi., and transfer to
Hotel. Overnight Delhi.
Free for own activities
Drive To Mcleoudganj ( 510 kms / 10-12 hrs). On Arrival checkin at hotel.
Day 18 :
Mcleoudganj (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
At Alt. 2080 M. Home of His Holiness Dalai Lama. Visit the Namgyal
monastry of Dalai Lama, next to it is the Tsuglegkhang (Central Cathedral)
substitute for its far more splendid namesake in Lhasa also known as
Jokhang. Visit the Dipo Rsechokling Monastry and the Gaden Choeling
Nunnery. Also visit the Tibetan Handicraft centre.
Afternoon visit the museum displaying some rare Thangka paintings ,
statues of dieties and article used in Buddhist rituals. Overnight Hotel.
Day 19 : Mcleoudganj (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 20 : Mcleoudganj - Delhi (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Drive to Delhi (10-12 hrs drive). On arrival checkin at hotel.
Day 21 : Departure (Breakfast)
Free for own activities. transfer in time to Airport for flight to onward