12 Nights / 13 Days
Day 1 - Hotel check-in is at 12.00 noon. Met on arrival by the Tour Master's Representative and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 - This morning enjoy quick city tour of Old and New Delhi driving past the Presidential Palace, India Gate, Red Fort and Jumma Masjid and visiting Raj Ghat and the Qutab Minar. Hotel check-out is 12.00 noon. In the afternoon drive to Agra. Enroute we stop briefly at Sikandra (time permitting), the mighty tomb of Emperor Akbar, within a spacious garden.
Day 3 - Enjoy a tour of Agra visiting Itmad ud Daulah, the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal.
Day 4 - Morning transfer to the Railway Station in time for the day train to Varanasi. Assistance on arrival at Mughalsarai and transfer to the hotel in Varanasi.
Day 5 - This morning we travel north of Varanasi to Sarnath, where The Buddha preached his first sermon after becoming The Enlightened One.
Afternoon city tour of Varanasi:.
Day 6 - This morning we leave for Bodh Gaya, the most important shrine of Buddhism.
Day 7 - Today you visit the Maha Bodhi Temple.The rest of the day is free to visit other temples and monastries of your choice.
Day 8 - This morning we leave for Patna, capital of the state of Bihar. Enroute we visit other prominent sites of Buddhism at Nalanda and Rajgir.
Day 9 - Continue this morning to Kushinagar where the great Tathagata breathed his last. In the afternoon visit Rambhar Stupa and Mahaparinirvana Temple.
Day 10 - This morning drive to Lumbini, birth-place of The Buddha. Lumbini being in Nepal, formalities of the India/Nepal Immigration have to be completed.
We visit the Maya Devi Temple and opposite the Temple that marks the site The Buddha was born:.
Day 11 - Leave this morning for Balrampur. Enroute we stop at Kapilavastu, here Prince Siddhartha Gautama (before he became The Buddha) spent his childhood. Visit the ruins of the ancient capital. In the afternoon visit Sravasti, where The Buddha spent 24 monsoons in the Jetvana Gardens.
Day 12 - In the morning we drive to Lucknow in time to connect the train to Delhi.
Day 13 - The day is free for your personal shopping. Hotel check-out is 12.00 noon. Late evening transfer to the airport in time to board your onward flight to depart India.
Bon Voyage !
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