Lotus India Holidays

The Buddha Circuit Tour


Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days

Destination Covered : New Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Varanasi, Gaya, Patna, Rajgir, Kushinagar, Lumbini, Shravasti

Price (Starting From) : On Request


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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Arrival at Delhi international airport. Clear immigration and visa formalities, collect your baggage and Lotus India Holidays representative will meet you with a placard. Transfer to hotel and check in. Overnight.

Meals : (No Meals)

Day 2: Delhi

After breakfast full day city tour of Delhi, tour starts with Old Delhi drive past of Red Fort. Visit the Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India. Later take a Rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit New Delhi, which will include photo stop at- Parliament House, India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, one of the best examples of a Mughal Garden Tomb. Later visit Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret. Overnight.

Meals : (Breakfast)

Day 3: Delhi – Agra

Travel to Agra, home to India's most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit to Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar, which is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. Also visit Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb; nicknamed as baby Taj. Later visit to Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays), a UNESCO Heritage Site, to catch the sunset at the Taj Mahal. Overnight.

Meals : (Breakfast)

Day 4: Agra – Lucknow

Travel to Lucknow 'The City of Nawabs'. On arrival check-in at hotel. Later visit Bara Imambara, built as part of the relief project for famine held in 1784. Visit Bhul Bhulaiya, a maze of tunnels inside the Bara Imambara, the way out of which can be found only with a guide. Visit Rumi Darwaza, built in unique Awadh style, Chotta Imambara, another famine relief project. Visit the La Marteniere College & the Government Museum. Visit the Chikan Workshops to see artisan’s working on the chikan cloth. Later evening we take you for food walk to allow you to experience the best of the best eateries. Overnight.

Meals : (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 5: Lucknow - Shravasti

Travel to Shravasti. On arrival check in at hotel. Later proceed for guided visit to Jetavana Monastery, where Lord Buddha passed the greater part of his monastic life & preached after the enlightenment. Also visit the Anandabodhi Tree where Lord Buddha meditated. Overnight.

Meals : (Breakfast)

Day 6: Shravasti – Lumbini

Travel to Lumbini, a UNESCO World Heritage Site & the birth place of Lord Buddha. On arrival check-in at hotel. Later visit Lumbini Park where the Ashoka pillar carries the inscription. Visit Mayadevi temple devoted to the mother of Lord Buddha. Also visit China temple which is beautiful pagoda style temple with many prayer and meditation cells. Overnight.

Meals : (Breakfast)

Day 7: Lumbini – Kushinagar

Travel to Kushinagar. On arrival check-in at hotel. The followers of Buddhism, especially from Asian countries, wish to visit this place at least once in their lifetime. Visit Mahaparinirvana Temple which houses the “Dying Buddha” & Nirvana Chaitya. Visit Ramabhar Stupa where Buddha’s ashes were cremated. Also visit the Myanmar Temple. Overnight.

Meals : (Breakfast)

Day 8: Kushinagar – Patna

Travel to Patna, the capital city of Bihar state. En-route visit Vaishali, where Gautama Buddha preached his last sermon. Visit Ashoka Pillar & Buddha Stupa. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight.

Meals : (Breakfast)

Day 9: Patna – Rajgir

Travel to Rajgir, the city of Rajgir was the first capital of the kingdom of Magadha. On arrival check in at hotel. Later proceed for guided city tour of Rajgir. Visit Nalanda University. Visit Vaitarni Dham, Japanese Temple & Saptdhara Kund. Overnight.

Meals : (Breakfast)

Day 10: Rajgir – Bodhgaya

This morning after breakfast visit Vulture's Peak mountain. Later travel to Bodhgaya. On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon proceed for guided city tour of Bodhgaya. Visit Mahabodhi Temple Complex housing Mahabodhi Temple & Bodhi Tree. Visit the Great Buddha Statue. Also visit Dungeshwari Caves where Lord Buddha is believed to have mediated. Overnight.

Meals : (Breakfast)

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Inclusions

  • Hotel

Payments Terms

  • * Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount. * Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.

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