Buddhist Pilgrimage with Delhi Tour (9 Nights/10 Days)

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

Overview:On this tour, you will set off in India’s capital city Delhi and explore its many points of interest before continuing to the holy city of Varanasi.

From here the pilgrimage tour begins which takes you to the region’s ancient temples and ruins that let you step into Buddha’s lifetime.

You will cover 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
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites (Bodhgaya , Nalanda 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 Full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. QutubMinar, Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Humayun Tomb, Raj Ghat.
3 Delhi to Varanasi Transfer to Delhi airport to board flight to Varanasi. 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.
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. Stopoversat 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.