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FOLLOW THE FOOT STEPS OF BUDDHA

INDIA (DELHI, SARNATH, BODHGAYA, RAJGIR, NALANDA, VAISHALI, KUSHINAGAR, LUMBINI, KAPILVASTU, SRAWASTI)

It is a journey purely for internal peace. A journey through the austere Stupas and ancient monasteries reverberating with the mystical chants of sacred Buddhist mantras, that will instantly transport you to thousands of years in the past, when a prince renounced all worldly pleasures to turn into an ascetic, centuries before the birth of Christ.

Welcome to the Path of the Buddha, organized and made simple for all as ‘The Buddhist Circuit’. The ‘Buddhist Circuit Tour’ package will cover Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Vaishali, Kushinagar, Lumbini, Kapilvastu, Sravasti, Balrampur and Lucknow.

Most of the destinations covered in this journey stands as a testimony to the various events that occurred in the life span of Lord Buddha.

14 Days Tour From USD 1339 pp*

  • Boat ride at the Ganges.
  • Excursion of Sarnath – Dhamekh Stupa.
  • Sightseeing of Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Vaishali, Kushinagar, Lumbini, Sravasti.

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Day Activities
Day 1 Arrive at New Delhi airport. Pick up from the airport & transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 Air transfer to Varanasi. Attend evening Arti at the Ganges.
Day 3 Morning boat ride. After breakfast full day sightseeing of Varanasi & Sarnath.
Day 4 Transfer to Bodhgaya.
Day 5 Full day sightseeing of Bodhgaya.
Day 6 Transfer to Patna via sightseeing of Rajgir & Nalanda.
Day 7 Transfer to Kushinagar via sightseeing of Vaishali.
Day 8 Sightseeing of Kushinagar.
Day 9 Transfer to Lumbini.
Day 10 Sightseeing of Lumbini.
Day 11 Transfer to Sarawasti via sightseeing of Kapilvastu.
Day 12 Sightseeing of Kapilvastu.
Day 13 Transfer to Lucknow.
Day 14 Transfer to the airport.

Day 1 | Arrival Delhi

Arrive at New Delhi International airport, and meet our representative waiting for you with your name board at the exit gate no. 6 of Terminal 3. You will be introduced to your private driver by the representative, who will assist you in getting transferred to your pre-booked hotel. This day is to relax to get rid of the jetlag. Overnight in Delhi

Day 2 | Delhi – Varanasi

Morning meet your driver and depart for the airport to board to board the morning flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival in Varanasi, meet your driver carrying a sign board at the Varanasi airport. Head straight to the hotel and meet your guide.

Late-afternoon we take you for the guided walk through lanes, bazaars, Ghats and at the end have an experience of the vibrant and choreographed Aarti ceremony at the Dashashwamedh Ghat. This is a more holistic way to experience the city of temples, the city of eternity, city where souls attain Nirvana.

Return to the hotel in the evening and retire to bed.

Day 3 | Varanasi

Located on the banks of highly revered River Ganga, holy city Varanasi is the most important city for Hindu Devotees. This eternal city has been a prime pilgrimage and learning center for over two hundred decades now. Wake up with the first rays of the sun, and embark on a boat ride by the side of the bathing ghats of the holy river. Witness flocks of Hindu devotees offering prayers early in the morning and taking several dips in the river water to cleanse their soul. Breathe in the pious environment filled with the fragrance of flowers and hymns of Hindu mantras. After sunrise you will visit some of the most exotic temples of the region.

Return back to the hotel for breakfast which will be followed by an excursion towards Sarnath – the prime Buddhist center all across the world. Located 13 km north east of Varanasi, Sarnath is a deer park where Gautama Buddha after achieving enlightenment in Bodhgaya, imparted first teachings of dharma. Also, through the enlightenment of Kondanna, Buddhist Sangha came into existence at this park only. Gautama Buddha came here to teach his former five companions Dharma and thus Sarnath is regarded as the place where Buddhism found its roots, the native land of this art of life! Come back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 4 | Varanasi – Bodhgaya (245 kms/5 hrs)

After breakfast, check out and get driven to Bodhgaya. “Bodh Gaya is the place where Gautama Buddha attained unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment. It is a place which should be visited or seen by a person of devotion and which would cause awareness and apprehension of the nature of impermanence”. Reach Bodhgaya by afternoon and check in the hotel.

Day 5 | Bodhgaya

After breakfast, go for the sightseeing of Maha Bodhi Temple and the Bodhi Tree under which Buddha meditated for seven continuous days. “Bodh Gaya is the place where Gautama Buddha attained unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment. It is a place which should be visited or seen by a person of devotion and which would cause awareness and apprehension of the nature of impermanence”. Followed by visits to Sujata Village, Niranjana river, Dungeshwari caves, and 80 feet high lord Buddha Statue rise. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 | Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Patna (195 kms/4 hrs)

Early morning check out and get driven to Patna via Rajgir and Nalanda. On the way, visit Griddhkuta “Hill of Vultures”, where Buddha delivered some of his most famous sermons. And, Saptparni caves where first Buddha Council was held which is also the source of Rajgir’s hot springs.
Our next stop will be Nalanda, here we will visit Nalanda founded in the 5th century B.C. We will also visit an archaeological museum houses the Nalanda University seal, sculptures and other remains found on the site.
Then drive to Patna and check-in at the pre-booked hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 7 | Patna – Vaishali – Kushinagar (245 kms/5 hrs)

After breakfast in the pre booked hotel, check out and get driven to Kushinagar. En-route visit Vaishali. Sightsee where Lord Buddha preached his last sermon. The excavations carried out in Vaishali have brought to light Buddha stupa 1 and 11 (14th century B.C) built in brick with a casket containing part of ashes of Buddha. We will also visit Ashok Pillar, erected by Emperor Ashok to commemorate the spot of the last sermon.
Drive to the hotel in Kushinagar for the night stay.

Day 8 | Kushinagar

After breakfast, visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple, Sri Lanka-Japan Monastery, Burmese Chandramani Bhikshu Bharamasala, Chinese Temple, Sri Lanka Japanese Foundation Meditation Center and Kushinagar Museum. Return back and stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 9 | Kushinagar – Lumbini (250 kms/5 hrs)

After breakfast, check out and get driven to Lumbini. Reach Lumbini in the afternoon and check in the hotel to relax. In the evening visit the main temple for offering, prayers and circumambulating temple. Return and stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 10 | Lumbini

After breakfast, go to Lumbini Garden and take a look at the various monasteries built by different Buddhist countries, inculding Chinese Monastery with a complex of several pagodas and prayer rooms built by Buddhist Association of China, Royal Thai Monastery with featured Thai-style architecture, Korean Monastery containing delicate images of Lord Buddha, and some others. Then visit Maya Devi Temple, which sits on the site of the Buddha’s birth according to the Buddhist scholars. It is the most important shrine in Lumbini dedicated to the mother of Gautama Buddha. The sacred pond beside the temple is believed to be where Maya Devi took the ritual dip prior to giving birth to the Buddha. The surrounded grounds are the ruined foundations of a great number of brick pagodas and monasteries which can be trace back to the 2nd century BC to the 9th century AD. Just in front Maya Devi Temple, you can find Ashokan Pillar, an inscribed sandstone pillar to commemorate that the Indian emperor Ashoka visited Lumbini in 249 BC. Return and stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 11 | Lumbini – Kapilvastu – Sravasti (161 kms/5-6 hrs)

After breakfast, check out and get driven to Sravasti. En-route visit to Kapilvastu, Kingdom of king Suyodhan, father of prince Siddhartha. The popular tourist attractions of this place are Tilaurakot Fort, Tilaurakot Museum, and Kapilvastu Kingdom Complex. Thereafter, proceed to Sravasti. Reach Sravasti and check in the hotel for overnight.

Day 12 | Sravasti

After breakfast, visit Saheth-Maheth, Jetavana, ruins of Anandakuti and Gandhakuti, and Pakki Kuti. Return and stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 13 | Sravasti – Lucknow – Delhi

After breakfast, check out and get transferred to Lucknow airport for boarding flight to Delhi. Reach Delhi and our driver will assist you in getting transferred to the hotel. Check in and relax for the day.

Day 14 | Depart Delhi

After breakfast, check out and get transferred to the airport for boarding flight to your onward destination. Services from HNK Travel Solutions end here.

Follow The Foot Steps of Buddha, Price Guideline Per Person in US $ based on two people sharing.

Seasons Accommodation
High Season From USD 1339
Low Season From USD 1260
Note on currency

To avoid any fluctuation in the exchange rate we fix the price as per the prevailing rate, the day guest contacts us. No matter the currency goes up or down our rate of exchange will be fixed and hence, the payment will be collected in accordance to it.

Note Pricing Seasons

The best time to visit India is between October and April. High Season falls in November and February, with a peak season applying over New Year, Easter & Fair. Low season typically runs from May to mid-September. For more information please feel free to write us.

Notes

All prices are subject to availability at the time of booking. Prices do not include International flights, are on a per person basis, based on two people sharing a room, and a minimum group size of two. Single and sole traveler supplements will apply.

Remarks:
  1. The package can be customized on request so please contact for longer or shorter durations.
Inclusions

Accommodation for 13 nights on bed & breakfast basis.

Airport assistance on arrival..

All transfers and sightseeing by a private chauffer driven air-conditioned car.

Bottled mineral water for each person each day in the car.

Boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur.

All applicable taxes.

Exclusions

International flights.

Visa application fees.

Personal Purchase (laundy, shopping, tips, etc).

Monument Entry Fees.

Meals other than breakfast.

WHY CHOOSE US?

  • HNK Travel Solutions Pvt Ltd has consistently aimed to be a reliable and approachable tour operator that fulfills its promises, something which has been praised by our clients.
  • Our tours are completely private and hand-made. We understand your expectation from a holiday so are always ready to help you making any changes taking note of your interest and preferences.
  • You are provided complete flexibility not just at the time of planning the itinerary but even during the tour, i.e., we don’t force you to strictly follow the itinerary you have the complete freedom to add or skip any sites you don’t want to do.
  • Our reviews speak of the service and satisfaction delivered to the guest each time they have traveled with us. We have a long list of guests who have traveled with us for more than once. Not just they but we have organized tour for their friends and family too.
  • To extend gratitude to our guests for their recommendations, our organization has come up with an opportunity to earn for all. If your friend or family member travels with us on your recommendation we would like to offer rewards starting from $ 150. A small effort from HNK to appreciate and make you happy.
  • We are always available to you 24 x 7. Your travel expert assigned to you from the time of planning of the tour will take full responsibility to conduct the tour and will be available to you any time of the day on call.

 

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