Duration: 9 Nights 10 Days
Destinations Covered: Bodhgaya - Nalanda -
Rajgir - Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini
- Sravasti - Varanasi - Agra - Delhi
DAY 01: ARRIVAL
arrival at Gaya Int'l Airport. Meet & assistance
by AMETHYST TOURS representative. Then drive to
Bodhgaya. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest
for the day. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in
DAY 02: BODHGAYA
hotel. Visit Mahabodhi Temple - It is the site
where Prince Siddharth attained enlightment
under a Bodhi Tree after years of search for the
truth and knowledge. The Mahabodhi Temple at
Bodhgaya is listed in the World Hertiage Site.
Lunch at hotel. Afternoon Proceed for
sightseeing visiting Niranjana River,Sujata
Village, monasteries of various countries.
Evening visit Mahabodhi Temple for prayer.
Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya.
DAY 03: BODHGAYA
/ NALANDA / RAJGIR / PATNA
hotel. Proceed to Patna en route sightseeing of
Rajgir - earlier called Rajgriha, which means
the 'Home of Royalty'. This place is significant
because Buddha spent many years in Rajgir and
also delivered some important discourses here.
The places of visit are Gridhkut Hill , Vishwa
Shanti Stupa, Venu Vana Vihar. Lunch will be at
hotel/local resturant in Rajgir. After lunch
proceed to Nalanda- The famous ancient
university & a rich library established in 5th
century AD. It is the first residential
international university of the world with
strength of 2,000 teachers and 10,000 monks'
students from all over the Buddhist world. The
places of visit are Nalanda University ruins
archaeological complex,Nalanda archaeological
museum. After sightseeing proceed to Patna. On
arrival check-in at the hotel. Dinner &
overnight stay at hotel in Patna.
DAY 04: PATNA /
VAISHALI / KUSHINAGAR
hotel. Proceed to Kushinagar en route
sightseeing of Vaishali- the capital of
Licchavis kings is the place where Buddha
preached his last sermon & proclaimed of his
Parinirvana. It was here 2nd Buddhist council
held,after 100 years of Buddha death, which led
to the division of Buddhist temple into Mahayana
or progressives and Theravada or the orthoox.
The places of visit are Ashok pillar & Shanti
Stupa. After sightseeing proceed to Kushinagar.
On arrival check-in at the hotel. Dinner &
overnight stay at hotel in Kushinagar.
KUSHINAGAR / SIDDHARTH NAGAR (LUMBINI)
Early wake up.
After breakfast visit Mahaparinirvana Temple-
lies behind the nirvana stupa is famous for an
impressive reclining Nirvana statue of Lord
Buddha, which is made of a single piece of a red
sand stone. This 6.10 m long statue represents
the "Mahaparinirvana" with Buddha reclining on
his right side and his face towards the west.
Next visit to Ramabhar Stupa - is also known as
Mukutbandhan-Chaitya, the cremation place of
Buddha. After sightseeing of Kushinagar proceed
to Lumbini (in Nepal). On reaching first
complete immeigration formalities then proceed
to hotel & check-in. After lunch sightseeing of
Lumbini visiting Sacred garden- where Buddha was
born converges on the Ashoka pillar, which carry
an inscription identifying the spot as the birth
place of Buddha , Puskani Pond- is towards the
south of the Ashokan Pillar. It is believed to
be the sacred pool in which Maya Devi took a
holy dip just before giving birth to Buddha
Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.
SIDDHARTH NAGAR (LUMBINI) / SRAVASTI
Early wake up.
After breakfast proceed to Sravasti. On arrival
check-in at hotel. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon
tour of Sravasti - the capital of the Kosala
kingdom during the Buddha's time. It was here
Buddha spent 24 rainy season. Places of visit
are Saheth - the architectural ruins of the
Stupas or Buddhist temples and the Jetvana
monastery are found here. This monastery was
donated to him by Sudatta the richest merchant
at the time. The Ananda Bodhi tree is located
near the entrance of Jetavana. It was planted at
the request of Anathapindika as an object for
worship during the Buddha's absence from
Sravasti. Gandhakuti (temple no.2) is the most
sacred temple in Jetavana since the Buddha is
believed to have lived at this spot. A little
north of Sahet is the ancient fortified city of
Mahet. The entrance to the mud fortification of
Maheth is constructed in a beautiful crescent
shape. Though an ancient structure,its five
gates and walls are still visible. Pakki
kuti,Kuchhi Kuti and many other stupas. Evening
back to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel
DAY 07: SRAVASTI
/ VARANASI (SARNATH)
hotel. Proceed to Varanasi. On arrival check-in
at the hotel. Lunch at hotel. Day free at
leisure. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in
DAY 08: VARANASI
Early wake up.
Morning visit wonderful Ghats of Holy River
Ganga (Banks of River Ganges), enjoy boat cruise
with picturesque view of sunrise. Back to hotel.
After breakfast sightseeing of Sarnath - an
important site of the Buddhist Circuit. Buddha
came to Sarnath soon after he attained
enlightment. He delivered his first sermon to
the five disciples in Sarnath. Emperor Ashoka
visited Sarnath & erected a stupa here. The
Places to visit in Sarnath are Chaukhandi Stupa,
Dhamek Stupa,Mulgandha Kuti Vihar,Sarnath
Museum. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of
some famous Hindu temples. Evening transfer to
Railways Station for train to Agra. Pack dinner
will be provided inside the train. Overnight on
DAY 09: AGRA /
transfer to hotel for wash & change (few rooms
will be provided). Breakfast at hotel. Now visit
one of the most beautiful monument in the world-
"Taj Mahal". Also visit magnificent Agra Fort.
After Lunch proceed to Delhi. On arrival
transfer to nice city restaurant for dinner.
Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
hotel. Morning drive pass old Delhi seeing
wonderful view of Red Fort, Jama Masjid (Biggest
mosque in India), Chandni Chowk Bazaar (oldest
market of Delhi) & visit Rajghat (Mahatma Gandhi
memorial). Lunch at nice city restaurant.
Afternoon sightseeing of New Delhi visiting
India Gate, drive pass President house &
Parliament house & visit Lakshmi Narayan temple.
Evening free for shopping. After Dinner at nice
city restaurant timely transfer to Airport to
board on flight for
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