12 Nights Buddha Tour

Mumbai – Aurangabad –  Bhopal – Agra – Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Patna – Kushinagar- Lumbini – Sravasti-Sahet & Mahet – Lucknow

Duration : 11 Nights – 12 Days

Day 01 : Mumbai

On Arrival at Mumbai Airport.You will meet our representative whow will transfer you to Hotel. Rest Day Free for Leisure. Night Stay and Dinner at Hotel

Meal : Breakfast and Dinner

Day 02 : Mumbai

After Breakfast at Hotel you will start your tour starting from Elephant Caves – one hour boat ride across Mumbai Harbour brings lush green Elephanta Island. Here, visit some of the huge and intricately carved Elephanta Caves that date back to the 8th century. Thereafter start your tour to Gateway of India,Marine Drive,Colaba causeway,Bombay Stock Exchange, Dalal Street, Also visit Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi, and the bustling Crawford Market. Overnight Stay and Dinner at Hotel.

Meal : Breakfast and Dinner

Day 03 : Mumbai – Aurangabad

After Breakfast you will be transfer to Airport to connect your flight to Aurangabad. On Arrival at airport you will meet our representative who will take you to visit Ajanta Caves – located 100 kms, a 2½ hour drive, northeast of Aurangabad in the Waghora valley. These magnificent rock-cut caves, 30 in number, date from 2nd BC to 7th Century AD. They are exclusively Buddhist, unique in that they combine three forms of Art – architecture sculpture and painting. (Closed on Mondays) Overnight stay and Dinner at Hotel

Meal : Breakfast and Dinner

Day 04 : Aurangabad – Bhopal

After Breakfast start your morning visit Ellora Caves : 30 kms from Aurangabad lie the finest rock cut cave temples of Ellora – 10th & 11th century, which encompasses the three religion – Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Of the 34 caves that are both monasteries and temples, the most remarkable is the magnificent Kailasa temple. The entire structure was carved out of a monolith and took over 100 years to complete. Afternoon transfer to  Railway Station to connect overnight train for Bhopal. (Ellora Caves closed on all Tuesdays)

Meal : Breakfast

Day 05 : Bhopal – Agra

On Arrival at Bhopal Railway Station you will meet our Representative, Who will take you to for starting  your Sightseeing tour of Saanchi Stupa. A lot of Buddhist travelers across the world visit this serene hill crowned by a group of stupas, monasteries, temples and pillars dating from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD.  In the Afternoon you will be transfer to Railway Station for your next train to Agra. In the evening you will reach to Agra. At there you will meet our representative who will take you to Hotel. Night Stay and Dinner at Hotel.

Day 06 : Agra – Varanasi

After breakfast proceed for the city sightseeing tour visiting the magnificent Taj Mahal. After Lunch start your tour to Agra Fort. In the Evening you will be transfer to Railway Station to take your Overnight Train to  Varanasi. (Taj Mahal is closed on all Fridays)

Day 07 : In Varanasi

On Arrival at Varanasi you will be transfer to Hotel visiting Sarnath enroute, the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Afternoon proceed for the city tour visiting various temples including The Vishwanath Temple, built by the Birlas, was planned by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. The Bharat Mata Temple houses, instead of gods and goddesses, a huge relief map in marble of the whole of Indian subcontinent. The Tulsi Manas Temple, built in 1964, is dedicated to Lord Rama. Evening view “Aarti” Ceremony on the Ghats. Night Stay and Dinner at Hotel.

Day 08 : Varanasi – Bodhgaya (242 Kms / 07 hrs)

In the Morning take a Boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats and later we drive to Bodhgaya. Arrive Bodhgaya and check – in at hotel. Bodhgaya – most sacred place for Buddhists as it has a Peepul tree under which Gautama the Buddha attained enlightenment some 2500 years back. Night Stay and Dinner at the hotel.

Day 09 : In Bodhgaya

After breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple – depicting the various phases of Buddha’s journey towards enlightenment, showing different aspects of his life; Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum – houses a small collection of Buddhist sculpture from the 1st century B.C, to the 11th century A.D; Jagannath Temple close by has a four armed statue of Shiva in black stone. Overnight stay and dinner at hotel.

Day 10 : Bodhgaya – Patna (109 Kms – 4.5 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Patna. Enroute visit Gridhakuta Hill and Bimbisara Jail in Rajgir. Proceed to Nalnada (14 kms from Rajgir) which was one of the oldest Universities of the world and International Centre for Buddhist studies. Arrive Patna. Post lunch city tour visiting Har Mandir Sahib – also known as Patna Sahib consecrates the place where the 10th Guru of the Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh was born in 1776; Golghar – is a large dome-like structure from where one can have a fine view of the Ganga and the surroundings of the city; Patna Museum – has a rich collection of Mauryan and Buddhist sculptures, terracotta and other interesting items of the items. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 : Patna – Kushinagar (253 Kms – 07 hrs)

After Breakfast Morning drive to Kushinagar, on arrival check – in at hotel. Later we visit the Rambhar Stupa – which marks Lord Buddha’s cremation ground. Our second stop is Mahaparinirvana temple – which houses the recumbent figure of Lord Buddha. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12 : Kushinagar – Lumbini – Sravasti

Leave Kushinagar by road for Lumbini (170 kms / 4-5 Hrs) – the birthplace of Buddha and is located just a few kilometres inside Nepal. Sightseeing tour of Lumbini and thereafter leave for Sravasti by road (225 kms / 6 hrs). On arrival transfer to hotel and overnight stay. .

Day 13 :Saravasti – Sahet & Mahet – Lucknow

Morning visit to Sahet & Mahet -15 kms from Balrampur and the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Kosala. Sravasti has the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetvana Vihar and has the famous Anand Bodhi tree, age-old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples. Buddha is said to have performed some miracles here. After sightseeing leave for Lucknow by road (325 kms). Commence from Lucknow. From Lucknow you can take your flight to your Home.

Inclusions :

  • Stay in 3 Star Hotel
  • Railway Ticket in 3 Tier AC/2 Tier AC
  • All Transfer in AC Vehicle.
  • Pure Veg Meals
  • English Speeking Driver cum Guide or Guide
  • All Taxes
  • All Sight Seeing.