Duration :12 Nights / 13 Days
Places Covered : DELHI - BODHGAYA - RAJGIR - NALANDA - PATNA - VARANASI - ALLAHABAD - KANPUR - SANKASIA - LUCKNOW - SHRAVASTI - LUMBINI - KUSHINAGAR - VAISHALI - PATNA - DELHI
DAY 01 : DELHI - BODHGAYA BY FLIGHT
Fly from Delhi to Gaya, the nearest airport to Bodhgaya. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Bodhgaya. Visit the Mahabodhi Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the place of Lord Buddha's enlightenment. Explore the Niranjana River and Sujata Village. Overnight stay in Bodhgaya.
DAY 02 : BODHGAYA SIGHTSEEING
Spend the day exploring Bodhgaya's significant Buddhist sites. Visit the Bodhi Tree, where Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment. Explore the Great Buddha Statue, Thai Monastery, and other monasteries representing different countries. Engage in meditation and religious activities.Overnight stay in Bodhgaya.
DAY 03 : BODHGAYA - RAJGIR
After breakfast, drive from Bodhgaya to Rajgir. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel in Rajgir. Visit Gridhrakuta Hill, where Buddha delivered important teachings. Explore the Venuvana Vihara, Saptaparni Cave, and other Buddhist sites in Rajgir. Overnight stay in Rajgir.
DAY 04 : RAJGIR - NALANDA - PATNA
Drive to Nalanda, home to the ancient Nalanda University. Explore the remains of the university, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue the journey to Patna, the capital city of Bihar. Visit the Patna Museum and learn about the region's rich history and culture. Overnight stay in Patna.
DAY 05 : PATNA - VARANASI VIA SARNATH
Drive from Patna to Varanasi. En route, visit Sarnath, the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon. Explore the Dhamek Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, and the Archaeological Museum in Sarnath. Arrive in Varanasi and check in at your hotel. Witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the holy River Ganges. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
DAY 06 : VARANASI SIGHTSEIENG
Begin the day with an early morning boat ride on the Ganges River, witnessing the sunrise and the rituals of the devout. Explore the narrow lanes and ghats of Varanasi. Visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, and other important sites. Experience the spiritual atmosphere and cultural richness of Varanasi. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
DAY 07 : VARANASI - ALLAHABAD - KANPUR
After breakfast, drive from Varanasi to Allahabad. Visit the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna, and mythical Saraswati rivers. Continue the journey to Kanpur and check in at your hotel. Overnight stay in Kanpur.
DAY 08 : KANPUR - SANKASIA - LUCKNOW
Drive from Kanpur to Sankisa, a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site. Explore the Buddhist remains in Sankisa. Proceed to Lucknow and check in at your hotel. Visit a Buddhist temple in Lucknow and experience the city's rich cultural heritage. Overnight stay in Lucknow.
DAY 09 : LUCKNOW - SHRAVASTI
Drive from Lucknow to Shravasti, a historically significant place associated with Buddha's life. Check in at the Korea temple in Shravasti. Visit Saheth ruins, Ananda Bodhi Tree, and the old city ruins of Shravasti. Experience the serenity and spirituality of this important Buddhist site. Overnight stay in Shravasti.
DAY 10 : SHRAVASTI - LUMBINI
Drive from Shravasti to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Check in at the Korea Temple in Lumbini. Visit the sacred Maya Devi Temple, the Ashoka Pillar, and other Buddhist sites. Explore the peaceful surroundings and connect with Buddha's origins. Overnight stay in Lumbini.
DAY 11 : LUMBINI - KUSHINAGAR
After breakfast, drive from Lumbini to Kushinagar. Check in at the Linh Son Buddhist Temple (Vietnam Temple) in Kushinagar. Visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple, which marks the site of Buddha's final nirvana. Explore the Ramabhar Stupa and the Mathakuar Temple. Overnight stay in Kushinagar.
DAY 12 : KUSHINAGAR - VAISHALI - PATNA
Drive from Kushinagar to Vaishali, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. Visit the Kolhua Complex and other Buddhist ruins in Vaishali. Continue the journey to Patna and check in at your hotel. Relax and rest for the day. Overnight stay in Patna.
DAY 15 : PATNA - DELHI BY FLIGHT
Fly from Patna to Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Delhi.