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On The Paths of Buddha

  • Witness Mahabodhi Temple

  • Mahaparinirvana Temple

  • Birth place of Buddha

  • Nalanda

Buddhist Trails

Follow the footsteps of the Lord Buddha from Uttar Pradesh to Bihar on a Road Trip. Peace, serenity, tranquility, are often associated with Buddhism. Spirituality and Buddhism go hand in hand as this practice is not only widely practiced but also is also amongst the oldest in the world Lord Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism spent years in different places in India spreading his preaching to far and wide. From Nalanda, Bodh Gaya, Varanasi to Agra, the relics and vestiges of Buddhism sprawls all across India & Nepal.

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The Plan

  • Day 1 WELCOME TO VARANASI!
  • Day 2 VARANASI – BODHGAYA
  • Day 3 EXPLORE BODHGAYA
  • Day 4 BODHGAYA- RAJGIR- PATNA
  • Day 5 PATNA – VAISHALI – KUSHINAGAR
  • Day 6 KUSHINAGAR – LUMBINI
  • Day 7 LUMBINI–KAPILAVASTU– SHRAVASTI
  • Day 8 SHRAVASTI - LUCKNOW
  • Day 9 DEPARTURE
  • Day 1

    WELCOME TO VARANASI!

    Namo Buddhaya! Welcome to Varanasi. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Begin your spiritual journey by driving to Sarnath (20 KM/55 min); visit the Mulagandhakuti Vihara (Main Temple), Archeological Museum, Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhamekh Stupa, Dharmarajika Stupa and various Monasteries. Back to the hotel for overnight stay at Varanasi.

    Hotel Rivatas by Ideal
  • Day 2

    VARANASI – BODHGAYA

    After Breakfast, check out and proceed to Bodhgaya (260 KM/5 hrs 30 min). The Mahabodhi temple tree is a UNESCO world heritage site. The place also has a number of monasteries, established by Buddhists of Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Japan, Thailand. On arrival check into the hotel. Enjoy your rest of the day for leisure. Overnight stay and dinner in Bodhgaya.

    Hotel Maha Bodhi Resort
  • Day 3

    EXPLORE BODHGAYA

    After breakfast, drive to visit the famous Mahabodhi Temple, and the Bodhi Tree. Later, visit the Great Buddha Statue and Monastery. After sightseeing, return to the hotel for overnight stay in Bodhgaya.

    Hotel Maha Bodhi Resort
  • Day 4

    BODHGAYA- RAJGIR- PATNA

    Have breakfast and depart to Patna (180 KM/4 hrs 45 min), en-route visit Rajgir & Nalanda. Nalanda is the ancient university town of Bihar. The town was home to Nalanda Mahavihara, a monastic university of international repute. On arrival at Patna, check-in to the hotel and overnight stay in Patna.

    Hotel The Panache
  • Day 5

    PATNA – VAISHALI – KUSHINAGAR

    Breakfast at hotel. This morning, we will drive to Kushinagar (240 KM/ 5 hrs 20 min) and visit Vaishali en-route. On arrival in Kushinagar, check into the hotel. Later in the afternoon, drive out to visit Mahaparinirvana Temple site where Buddha breathed his last along with the ‘Rambhar Stupa’ place where Lord Buddha was cremated. Overnight stay and dinner in Kushinagar.

    The Imperial Hotel
  • Day 6

    KUSHINAGAR – LUMBINI

    After breakfast, checkout from the hotel. In the morning drive straight to Lumbini (200 KM/4 hrs). On arrival, check into the hotel. Later visit the birth place of Buddha - Ashokan Pillar, Bodhi Tree and Royal Thai Buddhist Monastery. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. Overnight stay and dinner in Lumbini.

    Mourya Hotel
  • Day 7

    LUMBINI–KAPILAVASTU– SHRAVASTI

    Have breakfast at hotel, and then check-out to depart for Shravasti (160 KM/3 hrs 45 min). On the way, stop in Kapilavastu. Next, drive to Shravasti. Shravasthi is home to many old viharas and stupas associated with the enlightened one. Overnight stay in Shravasti.

    Hotel Platinum Shravasti
  • Day 8

    SHRAVASTI - LUCKNOW

    After breakfast at the hotel, we visit the Angulimal and Sahet Mahet caves. Later, visit Jetavana and Ananda Bodhi Tree. Then drive to Lucknow (175 KM/3 hrs 45 min). Check-in at the hotel and overnight stay and dinner in Lucknow.

    Hotel Golden Tulip
  • Day 9

    DEPARTURE

    After breakfast, we check-out and transfer to the airport for our flights back home enriched with new experiences. Bid Farewell.

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation in 3/4* hotels on a Twin/Double room basis
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees included wherever mentioned in the itinerary
  • Group Airport Transfers
  • Transfers by Tempo Traveler
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Tips for Guide & Driver
  • Travel Insurance (up to 69 years of age)
  • GST

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Individual Airport Transfers
  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, Water Bottles, extra meals and beverages ordered, laundry, phone calls and medical expenses
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as roadblocks, accidents & any medical evacuations.
  • Meals and all other services which are not mentioned in the aforementioned itinerary.
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Porter fees in Hotels and Airports
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation or arriving by flight that does not match with the majority of the group

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