Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour to Varanasi and Sarnath (3 Nights/4 Days)

Destinations Covered: Varanasi, Sarnath, Nalanda, Rajgir, Bodhgaya.

Overview: Varanasi’s historical and spiritual significance dates back to ancient times and has been passed down in the Jataka tales. It makes this holy city an ideal place for our peaceful pilgrimage tour.

Sarnath, is located around 10 km from the ancient city of Varanasi and is one of the most important centers of pilgrimage for the Buddhists. It was here where Buddha preached his first sermon and the Dhammacakkra was set rolling through the preaching of Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Pilgrimage to the place where Buddha set the Dhammachakra rolling and gave his first sermon.
  • Visit the ancient city of Varanasi
  • Morning boat rideon the river Ganges.

Itinerary:

Day Location Details Visiting
1 Delhi Arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Overnight stay at hotel.  
2 Delhi to Varanasi and Sarnath Morning flight to Varanasi. Transfer to Sarnath by bus. Full day sightseeing tour of Sarnath. Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi, your base for the next two days. Dhamek Stupa, Dharmrajika Stupa, Asoka Pillar, Pancayatna, Mulgandhkuti, Chaukhandi, Sarnath museum and different monasteries and temples
3 Varanasi Morning boat rideon the river Ganges and full day sightseeing in Varanasi. Ghats of Ganges and different temples in Varanasi, including Bharat Mata Mandir and Sankat Mochan Mandir.
4 Varanasi to Delhi After breakfast departurefor Delhi by plane.