Walk on the path to enlightenment and set foot on some of the most important Buddhist trails, temples and Stupas. Buddha’s trail tour package is one of the best ways of exploring the crucial Buddhist circuit which pans in India. Ever since the 3rd century BC, when Buddhism gained importance, people from far and wide have been attracted to the subcontinent since it is the birthplace of Buddhism. Witness the glorious and the divine divinity of Lord Buddha and gather yourself a lifetime worth of memories.
- Exhilarating visit to Taj Mahal
- Full day sightseeing in Varanasi
- Full day excursion to Sarnath and Bodhgaya
- Day visit to Rajgir and nalanda
- Visit to buddhist sites of kushinagar, lumbini and sravasti
Day 1 :Arrival in Delhi – Agra
Upon your arrival in Delhi, our tour operator will escort you to the bus which will transfer you to Agra. After covering a distance of 4 – 5 hours on road you will finally reach Agra, where you will be immediately checked in to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2 :Agra – Varanasi
After having your breakfast in the morning you will be free to explore the nearby places for shopping. In the afternoon you will be escorted for a visit to the 7th wonder of the world – Taj Mahal and the neighbouring, red sandstone structure of Agra Fort.
Remember Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays.
Later in the evening, you will be transferred to the railway station, where you will be made to board the train heading towards Varanasi. This will be an overnight journey where you will be spending the night on the train.
Day 3 :Varanasi – Sarnath – Varanasi
Upon arriving at Varanasi our tour representative there, will transfer you to your allotted hotel. After freshening up and relaxing for a while, in the afternoon, you will be made to head on for a sightseeing tour of one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage destination – Sarnath. This is the place where Lord Buddha first taught Dhamma after attaining his enlightenment.
After visiting some religious sites in Sarnath like, Dhamek and Chaukhandi Stupa, you will be made to head back to Varanasi where you will also shop for some souvenirs and other items of interest. Finally, you will be made to head back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 4 :Varanasi – Bodhgaya
Early in the morning, you will be made to head on towards another significant Buddhist spot of Bodhgaya, which will be a road trip of 8 hours. Once you reach Bodhgaya you will be immediately taken to some of the most important Buddhist tourist attractions like: Mahabodhi temple – home to the Bodhi tree which is home to the famous Bodhi tree under which Buddha had attained his enlightenment after months and years of dedicated meditation; Niranjana River – the spot where Buddha took a shower after his enlightenment; Sujata Temple – which is located across the river and is dedicated to a woman who gave Buddha food and water and replenished him. Later on you will also be made to visit some Buddhist temples like: Royal Bhutan monastery and Daijokyo Buddhist temple.
Later on you will be assisted back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 5 :Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Patna
Early in the morning, you will be driven to Patna which is located at a distance of 5 hours. En route you will be made to visit one of the famous Buddhist attractions in Rajgir: Shanti Stupa (peace pagoda) – a gleaming white Stupa which also has a small Japanese temple within the premises.
You will then be made to head on, en route towards one of the oldest universities in the world – Nalanda. This ancient university was the place where Buddha used to teach the rules of Dhamma and Buddhism to the students from national as well as international destinations.
Finally, upon your arrival in Patna, you will be immediately checked in to your allotted hotel where you will be staying the night.
Day 6 :Patna – Vaishali – Kushinagar
Early in the morning, you will be made to proceed to another extremely important Buddhist site of Kushinagar which will be a journey of 6 hours by road. En route you will be made to visit Vaishali – the place where the famous Ashokan Pillar stands along with the museum of Buddhist relevance. Upon your arrival in Kushinagar, you will be checked in to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 7 :Kushinagar – Lumbini
Early in the morning, you will be made to visit the famous Buddhist site of Mahaparinirvana temple – the place where Buddha took his very last breath and achieved Mahaparinirvana. You will then be made to visit another important Buddhist site on the Buddhism pilgrimage circuit Rambhar Stupa – the cremation site of Buddha which also houses the mortal remains of the enlightened one. Your final location at Kushinagar will be the opulent Japan temple.
During the afternoon you will be made to head on towards Lumbini (Nepal) which will be a road journey of 5 hours. Upon your arrival in Lumbini, you will immediately be checked in to your hotel where you will be spending your night.
Day 8 :Lumbini – Sravasti
Early in the morning, you will be made to explore Lumbini – the birthplace of Gautama Buddha which also houses a statue of Buddha showcasing his nativity. In the afternoon you will be made to head on towards Sravasti which is located at a distance of 5 hours. Buddha had spent a lot of time meditating here making it another extremely relevant Buddhist destination.
Upon your arrival in Sravasti, you will be checked in to your hotel where you will be spending your night.
Day 9 :Sravasti – Lucknow – Delhi
You will be made to visit some of the most important Buddhist locations where Lord Buddha had spent 24 of his monsoons. You will be made to visit the following places: Jetvana and Ananda Bodhi tree. After visiting these sites you will be made to head on towards Lucknow, after covering a drive of 5 hours. Once you arrive in Lucknow you will be transferred to the railway station where you will be boarding the train headed towards Delhi. This will be an overnight journey, where you will be spending the night on the train.
Day 10 :Delhi Departure
Upon your arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred by our tour representative to your hotel where you will freshen up and relax before heading out for some shopping and other leisurely activities.
Later on, you will be transferred to the Delhi airport from where you will board the flight heading towards your desired destination.
- Guided sightseeing tour
- Pick up and drop off service
- Meals as per itinerary
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Driver allowance, parking charges, fuel price
- Any expense of personal nature
- Extra charges in case of an emergency
- Shopping, laundry, tipping, portage
- Monument entrance fees, camera charges
- Anything not in the inclusions section
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q.When was Taj Mahal built?
A. Taj mahal was built between 1631 to 1648.
Q.What is the cost of a boat ride in Varanasi?
A. A 90 to 120 minute row boat ride trip can cost up to 200 rupees per person. A motorboat can cost up to 1500 rupees per person.
Q.Why is Sarnath important to Buddhists?
A. After enlightenment, Buddha visited Sarnath to meet his followers and spread the teachings of dharma.
Q.What tree did Gautam Buddha meditate under?
A. Gautam Buddha meditated under the Bodhi tree.
Q.What is the significance of Sravasti?
A. Sravasti is the place where buddha had taught most of his sermons and suttas.