In Search of Buddha India 11 nights 12 days
Trip Facts:
  • Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
  • Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Lucknow - Saravasti - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Patna - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Delhi

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Delhi
On arrival you will be received by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi - Agra (By Surface : 200 Kms / 4 Hours Drive)
This day you will be taken for a trip to this very heart of India. The trip will cover Qutab Minar / Humayun Tomb / India Gate / Red Fort / Jama Masjid / Gandhi Memorial etc. Later drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra check in to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Agra - Lucknow (By Avadh Express : 2150 / 0650 Hrs)
Morning, city tour covering Taj Mahal , Red Fort. Evening transfer to the Railway Station to board the train to Lucknow. Overnight in Train.

Day 04: Arrive Lucknow - Saravasti (By Surface : 170 Kms / 4 Hours Drive)
Arrive Lucknow, after leave for Saravasti by road. Arrive Saravasti and transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Saravasti - Lumbini
Morning visit Sahet Mahet. Later leave for Lumbini - The Birth Place of Biddha, was located in 1890 after being untraced for 1,500 years. Enroute visit Kapilavastu - It was in Kapilavastu's opulent environs, that the holy soul of Prince Siddharth (Gautam Buddha) spent his childhood. Here he saw sorrow and pain, disease and death,. Then finally then he saw a radiant happy Sadhu who had conquered all these , he decided to renounced all worldly riches and pleasures to seek truth and embark on the path of salvation. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Lumbini - Kushinagar (By Surface : 170 Kms / 4 Hours Drive)
Morning visit Birth Place of Lord Buddha. Later leave for Kushinagar - Kushinagar is where the Buddha finally attained Mahaparinirwana. Amongst the ruins , the Mukutbandan Stupa and a beautiful statue of the reclining Buddha are visited. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Niravana Temple Ramabhar Stupa, Crenation site of Lord Buddha. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Kushinagar - Patna (By Surface : 275 Kms / 7 Hours Drive)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning leave for Patna enroute visit Vaishali carrying box lunch. On arrival transfer to hotel. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08: Patna - Rajgir - Bodhgaya
Morning leave for Bodhgaya - As the place of Buddha's Enlightenment. Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buddhists. It attracts tens of thousands of believers of all over the world. Bodhgaya is situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centers since it was here that Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree,. Enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir - Like many others in search of truth, Prince Siddhartha after he renounced his royal heritage came to his city to seek the path of vation. On arrival transfer to hotel. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Bodhgaya
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Temple and Niranjana river. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Bodhgaya - Varanasi
Breakfast at hotel. Morning leave for Varanasi, carrying box lunch. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Sarnath - where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park, contains the most impressive remains, as well as temples. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Varanasi - Delhi
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges. Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast sightseeing of Varanasi. Evening transfer to Railway Station to board the train to Delhi. Overnight in Train.

Day 12: Arrive Delhi - Departure
On arrival in Delhi transfer to hotel. Later free for shopping. Late in the evening transfer to Airport to board the flight back home.