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Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days

Destination Covered : Varanasi, Gaya, Rajgir, Kolkata, Kushinagar

Price (Starting From) : On Request


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  • Footsteps of Buddha Tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kolkata

On arrival in Kolkata, meet our representative, who will further transfer you to a pre-booked hotel. The evening will be free for leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the Kolkata hotel.

Day 2: Kolkata

Post breakfast, go for a city sightseeing tour, which includes a visit to the Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral, Ramakrishna Math, Kalighat and Mother Teresa Hospice. In the evening, you will be transferred to the railway station to board a flight for Bodh Gaya. Overnight journey.

Day 3: Arrive Bodh Gaya

Upon arrival at Bodh Gaya, meet your guide, who will further transfer you to a hotel. After some time at the hotel, visit Mahabodhi Temple, a Buddhist temple where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. Within the temple complex, you can see a tall stone lotuses, figures of Buddha sitting in different postures on the walls, footprints on the stones and a colossal golden that has a statue of Buddha in the sanctum sanctorum. Also, you will see the Bodhi tree, a 'peepal tree' under which Buddha meditated to attained enlightenment. After a sightseeing tour, go back to the hotel for overnight stay and dinner.

Day 4: Bodhgaya – Rajgir -Nalanda-Bodhgaya

Post breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day excursion to Rajgir & Nalanda. First, you will visit Nalanda, one of the ancient world’s great universities and a major Buddhist centre of academic excellence. Later, you will embark on a 20 km ride to Rajgir to see Griddhkuta "Hill of Vultures", a heritage site where Lord Buddha spent several months meditating and teaching Dharma. After that, visit Saptparni caves where Buddha's first council was organized and is also a source of Rajgir's hot springs. In the evening, return to Bodh Gaya hotel for overnight stay and dinner.

Day 5: Varanasi - Kushinagar

In the morning, go for a boat ride on the river Ganges. Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Kushinagar. On arrival at Kushinagar check-in at the hotel. Later continue for sight-seeing of Kushinagar, one of the major Buddhist pilgrimage destinations where Lord Buddha attained Parinirvana or final Nirvana. When in Kushinagar, visit ancient stupas and modern temples, commemorating the Buddha's death and cremation. Also, you will visit the Ashokan Pillar. Dinner and overnight stay at Kushinagar.

Day 6: Kushinagar – Lumbini

Post breakfast at the hotel drive to Sravasti, a city where Buddha stayed for the longest period of time, en-route visit birth place of Lord Buddha - Lumbini. When in Lumbini, visit Lumbini Park where the Ashok Pillar carries the inscription - where the Buddha was born. Then, visit Mayadevi temple sacred to the mother of Lord Buddha, which houses a stone picture of his mother giving birth to Lord Buddha. Later visit the China Temple, a pagoda-style temple with many prayers and meditation cells. On arrival at Sravasti, check to the hotel for overnight stay and dinner.

Post breakfast at the hotel, go for a city sightseeing tour. When in Sravasti, visit Ananda Bodhi tree where Lord Buddha meditated for a night and then visit Jetavan where Lord Buddha performed some miracle. In the afternoon, drive to Lucknow to board a train for journey onwards.

Tour & services Ends.


Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing

Payments Terms

  • * Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount. * Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.

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