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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour India and Nepal | 11 Days

14 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

Embark on a 14-day journey through India and Nepal on a Buddhist tour that delves into the rich history and spirituality of these two captivating countries. From the ancient city of Sravasti to the bustling streets of Kathmandu, this tour offers a unique blend of cultural immersion and spiritual exploration. Witness the birthplace of Lord Buddha, explore sacred temples and monasteries, and experience the tranquility of the Ganges River in Varanasi. Let this journey be a transformative experience as you uncover the essence of Buddhism in its most sacred sites.

Highlights

  • Visit beautiful Sravasti, an ancient city with historical significance in Buddhism, where Lord Buddha spent 24 rainy seasons.
  • Explore the serene Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, adorned with monasteries, temples, and the Mayadevi Temple.
  • Discover the peace of Kushinagar and visit the Nirvana Temple and Ramabhar Stupa, where Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana.
  • Explore the spiritual heritage of Patna, Vaishali, Rajgir, and Bodhgaya, significant sites associated with Lord Buddha's life and teachings.
  • Experience the mystical aura of Bodhgaya, where Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, and visit the Mahabodhi Temple complex.
  • Cruise along the Ganges River and witness the spiritual rituals in Varanasi, the oldest continuously inhabited city in India.
  • Explore the oldest Buddhist shrine, Swayambhunath Stupa, in Kathmandu, also known as the Monkey Temple for its resident monkeys.
  • Visit the sacred Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal, and experience Hindu rituals along the Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple.

Itinerary

  • Arrival at Delhi International Airport.
  • Warm welcome by our representative and transfer to the pre-booked hotel.
  • Overnight stay in Delhi.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3 Stars Hotel

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to the train station for the journey to Lucknow.
  • Arrival in Lucknow and check-in at the hotel.
  • Leisure time to explore the city.
  • Overnight stay in Lucknow.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depart for Sravasti, an ancient city associated with Lord Buddha’s teachings.
  • Check-in at the hotel upon arrival.
  • Visit Jetavana Monastery and Anandabodhi Tree.
  • Overnight stay in Sravasti.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depart for Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, located in present-day Nepal.
  • En route, visit Kapilavastu, the ancient capital of the Shakya kingdom.
  • Check-in at the hotel upon arrival in Lumbini.
  • Visit the Maya Devi Temple and Lumbini Garden.
  • Overnight stay in Lumbini.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depart for Kushinagar, where Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana.
  • Check-in at the hotel upon arrival.
  • Visit the Nirvana Temple, Ramabhar Stupa, and Mathakuar Shrine.
  • Overnight stay in Kushinagar.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depart for Patna, the capital city of Bihar.
  • En route, visit Vaishali, an ancient city closely associated with Lord Buddha’s life.
  • Check-in at the hotel upon arrival in Patna.
  • Overnight stay in Patna.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depart for Nalanda, a renowned center of Buddhist learning.
  • Visit the ruins of Nalanda University and Nalanda Museum.
  • Proceed to Rajgir and visit the Gridhakuta Hill and Vulture’s Peak.
  • Continue to Bodhgaya, the place of Buddha’s enlightenment.
  • Check-in at the hotel upon arrival.
  • Overnight stay in Bodhgaya.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 :
Bodhgaya

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, and Great Buddha Statue.
  • Explore other significant monasteries and temples in Bodhgaya.
  • Participate in meditation and prayers at Mahabodhi Temple.
  • Overnight stay in Bodhgaya.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depart for Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world.
  • Check-in at the hotel upon arrival.
  • Evening boat ride on the Ganges River to witness the Ganga Aarti.
  • Overnight stay in Varanasi.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Early morning boat ride on the Ganges River.
  • Visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Sarnath.
  • Explore the narrow lanes and ghats of Varanasi.
  • Witness the evening Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat.
  • Overnight stay in Varanasi.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to Varanasi Airport for a flight to Kathmandu.
  • Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
  • Evening leisure time to explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 :
Kathmandu

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple.
  • Explore Kathmandu Durbar Square and Hanuman Dhoka.
  • Visit Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples in Nepal.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world.
  • Explore Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
  • Experience Hindu rituals at Bagmati River and Guhyeshwari Temple.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for the flight to Delhi.
  • Departure from Delhi International Airport.

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 Pilgrimage Tour India and Nepal | 11 Days
From $1,400
/ Adult
From $700
/ Teen
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  • No Booking Fees
  • 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