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Buddhist Tour From The Birth To Death

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Day 1: New Delhi – Varanasi

Pass By: Ganga Aarti, Dashashwamedh ghat Varanasi Dashashwamedh ghat Road, Varanasi India
Arrive at Varanasi and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon proceed on a half day temple tour of Varanasi visiting Bharat Mata (Mother India) Mandir, Durga, Tulsi Manas, Sankat Mochan Temple and the new Vishwanath Temple. Followed by Ganga Aarti at Dasaswamedh Ghat and overnight at hotel.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom


Day 2: Varanasi

Pass By: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India
In morning after Breakfast half day city tour of Sarnath, 10 km from Varanasi, where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park, contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modem temple. The Dharmarajika, Chaukhandi and Dhamek stupas are outstanding. There are also the remains of a monastery, and the beautifully polished Lion Capital of Ashoka. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 3: Varanasi – Bodhgaya

Pass By: Mahabodhi Temple, Bihar 824231, Bodh Gaya 824231 India
Morning proceed for Bodhgaya which is about 247 kms / 6-7 hrs drive. Bodhgaya is the place where Gautama Buddha attained unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment. On arrival check into hotel and the rest of the day is free. You can leave for attending evening prayer at Mahabodhi temple. Later, return to the hotel and have a comfortable stay at night.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 4: Bodhgaya

Pass By: Great Buddha Statue Road Daijokyo Buddhist Temple, Bodh Gaya India
Bodhgaya is counted one among the four most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. After having your breakfast, leave for a sightseeing trip around this beautiful place. Explore the beauty of Buddhist culture and lifestyle with a stroll around this place. Visit places like the Great Buddha Statue, Niranjana River and Sujata Temple. Sightseeing of Maha Bodhi Temple and Bodhi Tree. Visit the Chinese Temple. Also visit the school of the destitute. After your sightseeing tour, return to the hotel and stay overnight

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 5: Bodh Gaya - Rajgir

Pass By: Rajgir, India
After breakfast, depart for Rajgir, 70 km, 2 hrs by road. Arrive in Rajgir and check into hotel. Rajgir was the capital of the Magadha kingdom and is a pilgrimage for Jains and Hindus as well. The Japanese Buddhists have built the massive Vishwashanti Stupa on the Ratnagiri Hill which can be accessed by a chairlift. The stupa has statues of Buddha at the four stages of his life - birth, enlightenment, teaching and death. From the hill top, the Jain shrines can also be viewed scattered across 26 distant hills. Griddhakuta, located on Ratnagiri Hill is another site where Budhha stopped by to preach. Return to hotel for night stay.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 6: Rajgir – Patna

Pass By: Patna Museum, Vidyapati Marg, Patna India
After breakfast, proceed to Patna by road, 80 km. Arrive in Patna and check into hotel. Patna is Bihar's capital city and can be used as a base to visit the Buddhist sites of Vaishali and Kesariya. After lunch, take a local sightseeing tour of Patna. This would include: Golghar (built as a granary), Gandhi Museum, Patna Museum, Har Mandir Takht, Qila House or Jalan Museum with some really rare relics like Napolean's bed and Marie Antoinette's porcelain; and the ruins of Pataliputra. Return to hotel for night stay.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 7: Patna- Vaishali - Kushinagar

Pass By: Mahaparinirvana Temple, Behind Nirvana Stupa, Kushinagar India
Morning proceed to Kushinagar (approx. 256 kms and 07 hrs drive) enroute visiting Vaishali - place where Buddha announced the approaching of his Mahaparinirvana. After that continue drive to Kushinagar (place where Lord Buddha had left the world behind him after offering an invaluable contribution to humanity, the great religion known as Buddhism). On arrival Kushinagar, transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of Lord Buddha). Overnight stay at Kushinagar hotel.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 8: Kushinagar – Lumbini

Pass By: Lumbini Monastic Site, Taulihawa Road, Lumbini 32914 Nepal
Morning after Breakfast drive to Lumbini - the birth place of Lord Buddha (180 kms and 05 hrs drive). On arrival, transfer to hotel. . Afternoon visit the birth place of Buddha - Mayadevi Temple. This place is a blessed one for its serenity and the natural beauty, purely coinciding to the perception of a place where the legend was born. Overnight stay at Lumbini hotel.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 9: Lumbini – Kapilavastu

Pass By: Kapilavastu Palace Temple, Kapilvastu 32800, Nepal
Morning leave for Kapilavastu - the childhood home of Gautam Buddha. & also visit ruins of the Palaces Overnight stay at Kapilavastu hotel.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 10: Kapilavastu – Sravasti

Pass By: Jetavana, Mahet Road, Shravasti 271805 India
In the morning after Breakfast proceed to Sravasti where the Buddha preached most of his sermons. Here he is said to have performed many miracles, and levitated. During the monsoon, he used to stay at the Jetavana monastery on the outskirts of this town. Visit various tourist spots such as Anand Bodhi tree, ruins of the Jetavana monastery, age-old stupas Visit Sahet Mahet and Angulimal caves. Overnight stay in Sravasti.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 11: Sravasti – Lucknow

Pass By: Lucknow University, Main City, Lucknow 226007 India
Afternoon drive (190 kms / approx. 5.5 hrs drive) to Lucknow. Check-in and overnight stay at Hotel in Lucknow.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom

Day 12: Departure From Lucknow

Pass By: Rumi Darwaza, Husainabad Trust Road, Lucknow 226003 India
Morning city tour of Lucknow covers Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and other historical monuments. In the evening transfer to Airport for flight to Departure take flight for onward journey.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3/4 Star Hotel

Double/Twin/Single Bedroom
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from Hotel Lobby
Departure Time
5:00 AM
Duration
12 days
Inclusions
  • 12x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 12 nights
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking private guide for 12 days
  • 11 Nights accommodation in 3- star hotels With Breakfast
  • Boat Ride at Varanasi
  • Tuk-Tuk Ride
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Thanks a lot varanasi excursion giving me such excellent service 7 night 8 days Buddhist pilgrimage tour to India.
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Response from Aamirs306, Owner at Buddhist Tour From The Birth To Death
Responded 4 Sep 2019
Dear Sir / Mam Greetings of India, Thank you for choosing us to plan your trip and taking out your precious time to review your experience. We are happy to hear that you have a great overall experience and have a lot of memories. In fact, creating good memories is our driving force, and all our partners are constantly striving to achieve this goal. Our team is very happy to receive your gratitude. Once again Thanks from whole VE Team.
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We visit the Buddhist tour with our family and my son like very much specially Buddhist temple in bodhgaya it was awesome we feel. Thank you vanarasi excursion for this amazing trip.
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Great Varanasi Tour
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Special experience with friendly knowledgeable guide Adil
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