Buddha’s Foot Steps
Places Covered : New Delhi – Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Patna – Lumbini – Kushinagar – Sravasti – Lucknow
Duration : 14 Days/13 Nights
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Day 01 : New Delhi : Arrival at the International airport. You will be received by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening to enjoy the sound & light show at the Red fort.
Day 02 : New Delhi : This day is reserved for New & Old Delhi sightseeing and visiting some good eateries as an introduction to Indian food.
Day 03 : Delhi – Varanasi : Morning transfer to airport to board the flight for Varanasi. On arrival check-in your hotel. Afternoon – city sightseeing tour and visit to Sarnath. Evening boat ride on the Ganges to capture the serenity and to observe the flow of life on the sacred ghats of the river.
Day 04 : Varanasi – Bodhgaya : Move out for a morning guided spiritual tour along the banks of the river Ganges and also take a boat ride over this sacred river. Here you will witness the Sadhus taking a dip in the Ganges with their daily practices of Surya Namaskar (Praying of Lord Sun while taking a dip in the Ganges) and different rituals of Hindu religion performed on the banks of Ganges. After breakfast move out for the city sightseeing tour which includes Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Durga Temple, and Tulsi Manas Temple. Later drive to Bodhgaya and on arrival check-in your hotel.
Day 05 : Bodhgaya : Morning – sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya, the place where Buddha attained enlightenment under the Mahabodhi tree. Afternoon free for relaxation. Tour Enquiry
Day 06 : Patna : Morning – proceed to Patna en-route visit Nalanda and Rajgir, the capital of the Magadha kingdom. In Nalanda visit the university which was a seat of Buddhist learning.
Day 07 : Patna : Morning proceed for your excursion to Vaishali (55 knms/1.5 hours). You will get to see one of the seven Ashoka pillars and the Anand Stupa. Rest of the day at leisure
Day 08 : Patna – Kushinagar : Morning – drive to Kushinagar (260 kms/7 hours). Afternoon – sightseeing tour of Kushinagar, where Lord Buddha passed into Mahaparinirvana, at the age of 80.
Day 09 : Lumbini : Morning – drive to Lumbini, (160 kms/5 hours) birthplace of Buddha. In the afternoon, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Lumbini where you will see the Ashoka Pillar, Sacred Pond, Maya Devi Temple, Temple of Lords and the ruins of an old monastery.
Day 10 : Lumbini – Kapilavastu – Sravasti : Drive to Sravasti via Kapilavastu, the place where Buddha spent his early childhood (240kms/7-8 hours). Afternoon – sightseeing tour of Sravasti, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala. Tour Enquiry
Day 11 : Lucknow : Morning drive to Lucknow (220 kms/6 hours) and on arrival check-in your hotel. Evening at leisure.
Day 12 : Lucknow : Morning – sightseeing tour of Lucknow, the city of the Nawabs and Begums built in Islamic architecture. The places to visit are Bera Imambara, Chota Imambara and the Amina Bazaar.
Day 13 : New Delhi : You will be transferred to the airport to board the flight for Delhi. On arrival you will be received by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Evening free to explore the city of your own.
Day 14 : Departure : Morning at leisure. At an appropriate time, you will be transferred to board the flight for your onward journey. Tour ends.
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