Buddhist Circuit with TajMahalTour (9 Nights/10 Days)

Buddhist Circuit
Price: On Request

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

Overview:For the dreamers and romantics, this tour takes you to the magnificent TajMahal (Agra) and the historic city of Varanasi before diving into the spiritual realms along the Buddhist Circuit. You will visit the four major pilgrimage sites mentioned by the Buddha (Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar) as well as the three major sites of miracles performedby Buddha (Sravasti, Vaishali and Rajgir). In addition, you will 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 Arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Overnight stay at hotel.
2 Delhi to Agra Travel to Agra by bus early in the morning. Full day guided sightseeing tour in Agra. Overnight stay in Agra. TajMahal, Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb.
3 Agra to Varanasi Transfer to Agra airport to board flight to Varanasi. Transfer to hotel on reaching Varanasi. Sightseeing tour to Sarnath after lunch. Dhamek Stupa, Dharmrajika Stupa, Asoka Pillar, Pancayatna, Mulgandhkuti, Chaukhandi, Sarnath museum and different monasteries and temples.
4 Varanasi to Sravasti Morning boat rideon the river Ganges and sightseeing in Varanasi. After lunch travel to Sravasti with overnight stay. Ghats of Ganges and different temples in Varanasi.
5 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.
6 Lumbini to Kushinagar Morning sightseeing in Lumbini. Travel to Kushinagarafter lunch with overnight stay. Maya Devi Temple, Sanctum Santorum, Asoka Pillar, Puskarini, Kapilvastu, Kudan, Niglihawa, Ramagama Stupa, temples and monasteries of different countries.
7 Kushinagar to Kesaria and Vaishali Morning sightseeing at Kushinagar. Leave for Vaishaliafter lunch. Sightseeing at Kesaria en route. Overnight stay in Vaishali. Mahaparinibban Temple, Mahaparinibban Stupa, Cremation Stupa, Mathakunwar Shrine, Kesaria Stupa.
8 Vaishali to Nalanda, Rajgir and Bodhgaya Morning sightseeing in Vaishali. Travel to Bodhgaya. Stopovers at Nalanda and Rajgir. Overnight stay in Bodhgaya. Relic Stupa, Raj Vishal kaGarh, World Peace Pagoda, Asoka Pillar, Asoka Stupa, Monkey Tank, NalandaMahavihar, Veluvana, Vulture Peak, Bimbisar Prison, JivakamravanaVihar, SoneBhandar.
9 Bodhgaya Full day sightseeing in Bodhgaya, in the evening return to your hotel and relax. Mahabodhi Temple, Mahabodhi Tree,the Vajrasana,SujataKuti, Pragbodhi or Dungeswari, monasteries and temples of different countries.
10 Return to Delhi Departure for Delhi from Bodhgaya airport after breakfast. MayaDevi Temple, Sanctum Santorum, Asoka Pillar, Puskarini, Kapilvastu, Kudan, Niglihawa, Ramagama Stupa, temples and monasteries of different countries.