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Buddhist Circuit Tour Package India | 15 Day

15 Days
  • Bus, Airlines
  • 3 Stars Hotels
  • 5,416 metres
  • Delhi
  • Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March
  • Festival Tour
  • All meals during the trip
  • English
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-25
  • 1
  • 75
  • 2 - 25

Overview

India is a nation rich in culture, history, and religion, and Buddhism is one of the religions that flourished here over 2,600 years ago. This holy land has many destinations where Gautama Buddha spent significant moments of his life and is adjacent to Nepal, where he was born as a prince. Every year, people from all around the world come to witness the wonders and absorb the peace. This tour package includes other historical places in India, along with all the locations connected to Buddha’s life journey in India and Nepal.

Highlights

  • Explore Delhi's iconic sites like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and India Gate.
  • Visit the ancient city of Sravasti and its significant Buddhist sites.
  • Tour Kushinagar, where Buddha attained Nirvana.
  • Explore Nalanda, the ancient monastic university.
  • Visit Bodhgaya, the site of Buddha's enlightenment.
  • Experience the holy city of Varanasi and the sacred Sarnath.
  • Visit the UNESCO Heritage site, Sanchi Stupa.
  • Explore Ajanta and Ellora Caves, renowned for their ancient rock-cut architecture.
  • Enjoy the vibrant city of Mumbai before departure.

Itinerary

  • Arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.
  • You will be picked up by one of our representatives at the airport and transported to the hotel.
  • After some refreshments, we will embark on an evening excursion in Delhi, starting from Old Delhi and ending with a drive through New Delhi.
  • Red Fort: Constructed by Shah Jahan (who built the Taj Mahal) and served as the residence of the Mughal emperors.
  • Jama Masjid: One of the largest mosques in India, also built by Shah Jahan.
  • Other locations: Stroll through the streets of Chandni Chowk, Parliament Building, Rashtrapati Bhawan, and India Gate.
  • Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3 Stars Hotel

  • After breakfast at the hotel, we will fly from Delhi to Lucknow.
  • We will stop for lunch before driving to Sravasti.
  • Reach Sravasti by evening, and check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Sravasti is the ancient capital of the Kosala Kingdom where Buddha spent a significant part of his life.
  • The first half of our day will be spent touring various locations in Sravasti:
  • Jetavana Buddha Garden: Lord Buddha spent 19 Vassas (rainy month retreats) and preached numerous teachings here.
  • Sahet Mahet: An ancient city that prospered during Lord Buddha’s time.
  • Angulimala Cave: Where Angulimal meditated.
  • After lunch, we will drive toward Lumbini.
  • On the way, visit Kapilvastu, the palace where Siddharth Gautam spent the first 29 years of his life.
  • After reaching Lumbini, check-in and retire for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Lumbini, situated in Nepal, is the place where Maya Devi gave birth to Siddharth Gautam.
  • We will start the day with a tour of Lumbini, visiting:
  • The Sacred Garden: The Asoka Pillar, the Mayadevi Temple, the Sacred Pond, and the Marker Stone of Buddha’s Birth.
  • Various Monasteries including Royal Thai Monastery and World Peace Pagoda.
  • By afternoon, depart for Kushinagar, Lord Buddha’s final resting site.
  • After checking in at the hotel, go on a tour of the town, covering:
  • Rambhar Stupa: The cremation stupa of Buddha.
  • Parinirvana Stupa: Home to the reclining Nirvana statue of Buddha.
  • Stay overnight in Kushinagar.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • We’ll head to Patna this morning, stopping at two significant locations:
  • Keshariya: Buddha’s Guru is said to be from this village. The Kesariya stupa was built to honor the place where Buddha spent the last days of his journey before Nirvana.
  • Vaishali: During his lifetime, Buddha frequently traveled to this location and gave his final sermon here.
  • Reach Patna by night for an overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • In the morning, leave for Bodhgaya.
  • Enroute visit Vaishali and Nalanda.
  • Nalanda: This monastic university flourished from the 5th to the 12th century.
  • Rajgir: One of the most visited places by Lord Buddha, with monuments of importance to Buddhism like Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Griddhakuta, and Pippala Cave.
  • Check in at the hotel in Bodhgaya for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 :
Bodhgaya

  • Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment in this city, making it a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site.
  • We’ll take you on a tour of Bodhgaya’s highlights after breakfast, including:
  • Maha Bodhi Temple: The temple complex that houses the spot of enlightenment, the Bodhi Tree.
  • The Great Buddha Statue: An enormous, 80-foot-tall statue of the Buddha installed by the Dalai Lama.
  • Thai Monastery: A serene place in an otherwise crowded city.
  • Royal Bhutan Monastery: Renowned for its exquisite architecture, brilliant colors, and clay sculptures depicting the life of Buddha.
  • Return to the hotel for dinner and stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Have breakfast at the hotel, then proceed to Varanasi.
  • On the way, stop at Sarnath, where Buddha gave his first sermon after enlightenment.
  • Dhamekh Stupa: Marks the location of the sermon where Buddha set in motion the wheel of law.
  • By evening, reach Varanasi, an important pilgrimage town for Hindus located on the bank of the river Ganga.
  • Check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • A boat journey across the Ganga will be the first activity of the day, as we observe the early morning aarti.
  • Afterward, return to the hotel for breakfast.
  • Journey to Delhi, then take a connecting flight to Bhopal.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • There are numerous significant Buddhist sites accessible from Bhopal.
  • This morning, we will travel to Sanchi, 55 kilometers from the city.
  • Sanchi Stupa: A UNESCO Heritage site built by King Ashok over the relics of Lord Buddha. It is one of the earliest stone structures in India, 37 meters in diameter and over 16 meters high.
  • Udayagiri Caves: Hindu-Jain rock-cut caves.
  • Return to Bhopal for a night stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Enjoy breakfast and leave for Mandu, an ancient city ruled by the Parmar Dynasty.
  • By evening, reach Mandu, check-in to the hotel, and leave for an evening excursion of the city, covering:
  • Jahaz Mahal: Located between two ponds and resembling a ship (Jahaz in Hindi).
  • Roopmati’s Pavilion: A site with a tragic love story.
  • Return to the hotel for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Early morning departure from Mandu to Aurangabad.
  • Enroute, explore the Ajanta Caves.
  • The only tools used to create these rock-cut caves were a hammer and chisel. These 29 caves are arranged in the shape of a horseshoe, with walls covered in stunning murals and paintings illustrating various Jataka tales.
  • Reach Aurangabad for a night’s stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • After a scrumptious breakfast, visit the rock-cut caves of Ellora.
  • These caves include 12 Buddhist caves, 17 Hindu caves, and 5 Jain caves. The Kailash Temple, one of the caves, took 100 years to construct and depicts Shiva in various forms.
  • Return to Aurangabad by lunch.
  • Head to the airport for a flight to Mumbai.
  • Check into a hotel in Mumbai for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • After breakfast, bid farewell to India.
  • Our representative will handle your transfer to the Mumbai airport for your further travels.

Breakfast

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Accommodation at 4/5-star hotels with all meals and taxes
  • Ac transport as per seating capacity
  • Tour guide and language expert
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing
  • Sanitary essentials
  • All taxes related to hotels and transport
  • Entrance fee for monuments

The Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fee
  • Airport taxes
  • Porter charges at airport/railway
  • Any tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations

FAQs

What documents do I need for the trip?

You will typically need a valid passport with at least six months’ validity beyond your intended return date. Some countries may require a visa, so check the visa requirements for your destination and ensure you have obtained the necessary visas before traveling.

What should I pack for the trip?

It’s important to pack according to the climate and activities of your destination. Essentials include clothing appropriate for the weather, comfortable footwear, toiletries, medications, travel adapters, and important documents such as passports, visas, and travel insurance information.

Is travel insurance necessary?

While travel insurance is not mandatory for all trips, it is highly recommended. Travel insurance provides coverage for unforeseen events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, lost luggage, and other unexpected expenses. It offers peace of mind and financial protection during your travels.

How do I handle currency and payments while traveling?

It’s advisable to carry a combination of cash and cards. Research the currency used in your destination and exchange currency before your trip or withdraw cash from ATMs upon arrival. Notify your bank of your travel plans to avoid card issues abroad. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but it’s wise to carry some cash for smaller purchases and emergencies.

What safety precautions should I take during the trip?

Prioritize your safety by being aware of your surroundings, avoiding risky areas, and staying vigilant against scams and theft. Keep your valuables secure, use reputable transportation services, and follow local laws and customs. Stay updated on travel advisories and register with your embassy or consulate in case of emergencies.

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Buddhist Circuit Tour Package India | 15 Day
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  • Professional Local Guide
  • Bus, Airlines
  • 3 Stars Hotels
  • 5,416 metres
  • Delhi
  • Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March
  • Festival Tour
  • All meals during the trip
  • English
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-25
  • 1
  • 75
  • 2 - 25