Buddhist Circuit with Golden Triangle Tour (12 Nights/13 Days)

Buddhist Circuit
Price: On Request

Destinations Covered:
Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi, Sarnath, Sravasti, Lumbini, Kapilvastu, Kushinagar, Kesaria, Vaishali, Nalanda, Rajgir, Bodhgaya.

Overview:This tour takes you to the region known as the Golden Triangle (Delhi-Jaipur-Agra) of India where you can explore the capital city, the Pink City and the TajMahal. After the hustle and bustle of these three cities, you will visit the holy city of Varanasi and then take a more serene path along the Buddhist Circuit (Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar). During your trip, you’ll be able to experience the power of Buddha by visiting the three major sites of miracles in Sravasti, Vaishali and Rajgir. In addition, you will also travel to the highest stupa (Kesaria) and one of the oldest universities (Nalanda) in the world.

Highlights of the tour:
  • The 4 major places of Buddhist pilgrimage mentioned by the Buddha (Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar)
  • The 3 places of supreme miracles (Sravasti, Vaishali, Rajgir)
  • Delhi,the capital city of India
  • Jaipur, the pink city with rich history
  • TajMahal, one of the seven wonders of the world
  • 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites (Bodhgaya and Lumbini)
  • The highest stupa in the world (Kesaria)
  • One of the oldest universities in the world (Nalanda)

Itinerary:

Day Location Details Visiting
1 Delhi After your arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airporttransfer to your hotel which will be your base in Delhi.
2 Delhi Full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. QutubMinar, Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Humayun Tomb, Raj Ghat.
3 Delhi to Jaipur Transfer to Jaipur by bus. Evening sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Night stay at hotel in Jaipur . Pink City shopping tour.
4 Jaipur Full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Guided tour to Amer Fort,Nahargarh Fort,JaigarhFort, Rambagh Palace,JantarMantar, HawaMahal, JalMahal, City Palace.
5 Jaipur to Agra Travel to Agra from Jaipur after lunch.Full day guided sightseeing tour in Agra. Night stay at hotel in Agra. TajMahal, Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb.
6 Agra to Varanasi Morning departure to Agra airport. Transfer to hotel on reaching Varanasi. Sightseeing tour to Sarnathafter lunch. Dhamek Stupa, Dharmrajika Stupa, Asoka Pillar, Pancayatna, Mulgandhkuti, Chaukhandi, Sarnath museum and different monasteries and temples.
7 Varanasi to Sravasti Morning boat rideon the river Ganges and sightseeing in Varanasi. After lunch travel to Sravasti. Overnight stay at hotel in Sravasti. Ghats of Ganges and different temples in Varanasi.
8 Sravasti to Lumbini (Nepal) Morning sightseeing at Sahet and Mahet in Sravasti. After lunch travel to Lumbini. Overnight at Lumbini (Nepal). JetavanVihar, Gandhkuti, Anand Bodhi Tree,KosambiKuti, Stupa H, Angulimal Stupa, Sudatta Stupa, Orajhar.
9 Lumbini to Kushinagar Morning sightseeing in Lumbini. Travel to Kusinagarafter lunch. Overnight stay in Kushinagar. MayaDevi Temple, Sanctum Santorum, Asoka Pillar, Puskarini, Kapilvastu, Kudan, Niglihawa, Ramagama Stupa, temples and monasteries of different countries.
10 Kusinagar to Kesaria and Vaishali Morning sightseeing in Kusinagar. Leave for Vaishaliafter lunch. Sightseeing in Kesaria en route. Overnight stay in Vaishali. Mahaparinibban Temple, Mahaparinibban Stupa, Cremation Stupa, Mathakunwar Shrine, Kesaria Stupa.
11 Morning sightseeing in Vaishali. Travel to Bodhgaya. Sightseeing at Nalanda and Rajgir on the way. Stay at Bodhgaya for the next two days. Full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Relic Stupa, Raj Vishal kaGarh, World Peace Pagoda, Asoka Pillar, Asoka Stupa, Monkey Tank, NalandaMahavihar, Veluvana, Vulture Peak, Bimbisar Prison, JivakamravanaVihar, SoneBhandar.
12 Bodhgaya Full day sightseeing inBodhgaya. Mahabodhi Temple, Mahabodhi Tree, the Vajrasana, SujataKuti, Pragbodhi or Dungeswari, monasteries and temples of different countries.
13 Return to Delhi Departure for Delhi from Bodhgaya airport after breakfast.