(VIT-0185) Footstep of Buddha

40 /- per person

  • 06 Nights / 07 Days
  • North India, Nepal
  • Buddhist Circuit Tours

Package Description

Footstep of Buddha 

Footstep of Buddha

Tour Highlights

Footstep of Buddha 

INCLUSIONS

  • Sightseeing Reach out and explore the best of Places
  • Transfer Hassle free transfer arrangements for you
  • Accommodation Handpicked to provide you the ultimate best
  • Meals The Best tasting Local and delicious Cuisines

Daywise Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in the international airport and transfer to Varanasi

Arrive Delhi, Upon arrival You will be met and assisted by our company representative at the Air Port. Transfer to the Hotel for Check in.
The same ritual has been taking place since time immemorial. A truly special experience. This day visit the Holy site of Sarnath. Visit the Dhamekh Stupa which is one of the prominent Buddhist structures in India. Dhamek Stupa was constructed by the great Mauryan King, Ashoka. Also visit Ashoka Pillar and Sarnath Museum. Evening visit the River Ganges to witness the Aarti ceremony. 
Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.
 

Day 2 : Varanasi - Bodhgaya
After breakfast drive to Bodhgaya. Arrive Bodhgaya by afternoon. After check in Hotel take a visit of Bodhgaya. visit of the Mahabodhi Temple & the Holy Bodhi tree where Lord Buddha got enlightenment. Also visit various temples from different countries in the region and also the museum which houses antiquities excavated in and around Bodhgaya. Also visit some other temples from different countries in the region. The other attractions to visit are Sujata Village, Bakror Stupa and Kagyu Monastery.
Breakfast
Day 3 : Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna
oday Morning by 7.30 AM Drive to Patna. En route visit Rajgir and Nalanada. Rajgir was the capital of the Magadha Empire. In the rock cut caves here the Buddha spent many rainy seasons, meditating and preaching. The teachings of the Buddha were penned down at Rajgir and it was also the venue for the first Buddhist council. Visit the – Gridhkuta (Vulture’s peak) – a hill on which Buddha meditated. Bimbisara’s prison – King Bimbisara was imprisoned here by his son Ajatsatru. Also visit Venuvan Vihara - a bamboo garden of King Bimbisar which he gifted to Lord Buddha. Just 15 Kms away from Rajgir we arrive Nalanda University which is the location of the ancient Buddhist University built in 5th Century AD. This great seat of learning flourished until 12th Century AD . Arrive Late evening at Patna. Overnight at Hotel in Patna.
Breakfast
Day 4 : Patna - Vaishali - Khusinnagar
This day breakfast at Hotel and check out by 6.30 AM. In one and half hour you are in Vaishali. Vaishali is the holy site where Buddha is believed to have preached his last sermon and announced his impending Nirvana.. A life size-pillar beside a brick stupa at Vaishali commemorates Buddha's last sermon. The lion faces north, the direction Buddha took on his last voyage. At Vaishali is the shaded stupa which is supposed to have housed the casket relic with the ashes of Buddha. This was also the place where the 2 Buddhist council was held after 100 years of Buddha’s Nirvana. Continue drive to Kushinagar. Arrive Kushinagar in evening. Overnight at Hotel in Kushinagar.
Breakfast
Day 5 : Kushinagar - Lumbini
Kushinagar is the place where Buddha chose for his Mahaparnirwana, or final exit from this earth. After breakfast by 8 AM visit the two important places of Kushinagar – One is where The Buddha attended Nirvana (or passed away), The Other place is where he was cremated. The Mahaparnirwana stupa is surrounded by ruins of ancient monasteries. The Rambhar Stupa that marks Buddha's cremation ground. Also visit the temple with the beautiful statue of the reclining Buddha among other temples. Later drive to Lumbini. Arrive Lumbini by evening and overnight at Hotel in Lumbini,
Breakfast
Day 6 : Lumbini - Saravasti
Today post breakfast by 8 AM check-out from Hotel and visit Maya Devi Temples and the various temples of different nations at Lumbini. Explore the Lumbini Garden. Later Proceed to Sravasti. Arrive Sravasti . Visit Sahet and Mahet and other stuptas in Sravasti. Sravasti has been known as ancient city and its mention has appeared in the legendry Indian epics of Ramayana & Mahabharata. This city was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala and has the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetavana Gardens. Of the ancient Sravasti the city walls are still standing. Within these, the remains of: Angulimala's stupa and Anathapindika’s stupa, can be visited. Other stupas to be visited are where the Twin Miracle took place. The site of Jetavana monastery is the main pilgrim destination of Sravasti. Buddhist monks normally do the meditation and chanting at the Gandhakuti (Buddha's hut) and the Ananda Bodhi tree. This tree is the Offspring of the original Bodhi Tree, planted by Buddha’s main disciple Anand. and overnight at Hotel in Shravasti.
Breakfast
Day 7 : Saravasti - Lucknow - Deaprture
9 AM drive to Lucknow to the airport to board flight For onward destination.
Breakfast

Tourist Informations

Inclusions

  • Accommodation is on twin sharing basis
  • Meals : breakfast at all places
  • Transfers from one place to another
  • Sightseeing in private cars
  • Vehicle will be provided based on the itinerary
  • All current taxes such as hotel taxes and transportation taxes

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees at the monuments/ temples
  • Any Safari
  • Meals not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal Expenses / Purchase of things
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Any increase in the govt. taxes and state taxes
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.

Weather

April, May and June
February and March, October and November

Transport

Up to 06 Head: INNOVA / XYLO
07 to 12 Head: Tempo Traveller

Travel Documents & Requirements

Passport with valid visa

Payment Terms

Payments can be made by Cheque, Demand Draft, NEFT, RTGS or IMPS. Cheque/Demand Draft should be in favour of Visitindia dot Travels.


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