Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Sravasti - Balrampur - Lucknow
DAY 01 : DELHI
Arrive Delhi in the late evening and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 : DELHI
Morning full day city tour. Visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub - ud - Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight Delhi.
DAY 03 : DELHI - JAIPUR BY ROAD 260 KMS 5 HOURS
Morning drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check in into hotel. Evening free time to enjoy the city atmosphere which by many means is fabulous. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04 : JAIPUR
The day is to be started with the Elephant ride at Amer Fort, followed by the city tour covering - Hawa Mahal, Royal Observatory, City Palace, Nawab Sahab Ki Haveli and Johari Bazar etc. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 05 : JAIPUR - AGRA BY ROAD 232 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
Today drive to Agra enroute visiting the old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty i.e. Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival, check in into hotel. Afternoon city tour covering Taj Mahal, Red Fortand the Tomb of Itmad - ud - daula’s Tomb Overnight at hotel.
DAY 06 : AGRA - Delhi BY ROAD 210 KM 04 HOURS DRIVE
DELHI - VARANASI BY FLIGHT
Morning transfer to Airport to catch flight to Varanasi via Delhi On arrival , transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Sarnath : famous for its Dhamekh Stupa and for it being the place where Buddha preached his first sermon enshrining the principle of his teachings into laws. Overnight at hotel in Varanasi.
DAY 07 : VARANASI
At dawn enjoy boat ride at River Ganges, followed by a city tour covering - Vishwanath Temple , Bharat Mata Temple etc. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 08 : VARANASI - BODHGAYA BY ROAD 232 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
Breakfast at hotel. Leave for Bodhgaya. On arrival transfer to hotel. overnight at hotel.
DAY 09 : BODHGAYA
As the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buhddhists. It attracts tens of thousands of believers from all over the world. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres since it was here that Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Visit temples and Niranjana river etc.
DAY 10 : BODHGAYA - VAISHALI - KUSHINAGAR BY ROAD 212 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
Morning proceed to Vaishali, a very special place to Buddhists as The Lord delivered his last sermon and announced his impending " Nirwana". See the majesty of Ashok Pillar - Lotus tank, Chaumukhi and proceed to Kushinagar for overnight stay.
DAY 11 : KUSHINAGAR - LUMBINI ( BY ROAD 130 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
Morning visit Mahanirvana temple, the modern Japan/Srilanka Buddhist center and monasteries, then proceed to Lumbini. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 12 : LUMBINI - KAPILVASTU - SRAVASTI - BALRAMPUR 197 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
Morning visit to Ashoka's pillar (249 BC) rediscovered in 1890's inside thick sal forest, a temple of Mayadevi, the ruins of an old monastery and some new stupas, then in the afternoon proceed to Balrampur enroute visiting Sravasti where you will see the extensive ruins of this ancient city & Jetavana Monastery. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 13 :BALRAMPUR - LUCKNOW ( BY ROAD 297 KMS 7 HOURS DRIVE
Morning city tour. Later continue drive to Lucknow . On arrival check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 14 : LUCKNOW - DELHI BY SHATABDI EXPRESS DEP 1535 HRS ARR 2200 HRS
Morning city tour covering Imambara , Rumi Darwaza . Evening transfer to Airport for flight to Delhi . On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 15 : DEPARTURE DELHI
After breakfast, day free at leisure. Evening transfer to airport for return flight.