Delhi - Patna - Nalanda - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Gorakhpur - Balrampur - LucknowDay 01 / Delhi
Welcome to India! Arrive Delhi, meet assist by our tour executive at the airport & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi hotel.
Day 02 / Delhi - Patna
Morning after breakfast in the hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Patna. Patna city famous for the ancient Patliputra, was the seat of many empires which flourished during the 6th Century AD. Half-day's sightseeing of the city include visits to Patna Museum, Sher Shah Masjid and Hari Mandir Temple. Overnight stay in Patna hotel.
Early morning proceed by surface for Rajgir with packed breakfast. On arrival check into the tourist bungalow. Rest of the day free at leisure to explore the small town. Overnight stay in tourist bungalow.
Day 04 / Rajgir - Nalanda - Rajgir
Morning after breakfast in the hotel proceed by surface for Nalanda - an important seat of learning from the 5th century BC to the 12th century AD. Excavations have disclosed many Buddhist Chaltyas or halls of worship and monasteries. Afternoon city tour of Rajgir, once the capital of Magadha. Both the Buddha and Mahavira chose this city for their retreats and sermons. Return to Rajgir by surface. Overnight stay in Rajgir.
Morning after breakfast proceed by surface for Bodhgaya, and visit Vajrashilla, the sacred spot under the Bodhi Tree. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay in Bodhgaya.
Day 06 / Bodhgaya
After breakfast in the hotel proceed for full day sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Buddhist temples in India. Overnight stay in Bodhgaya.
After breakfast proceed by surface to Varanasi, the eternal city, which is the holiest Hindu city in India, and one of the oldest living cities in the world. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay in Varanasi hotel.
Day 08 / Varanasi
Early morning proceed for boat riding on the Ganges to view the rituals that take place along the ghats (waterside steps). Afternoon at leisure to take a walking trip of the city centre - see shops overflowing with Banaras silk and brocades. Overnight stay in Varanasi hotel.
Full day excursion to Sarnath for buddhist pilgrimage in India. It was here in the Deer Park that the Buddha delivered his first sermon. See in motion 'The Wheel of Law' of the Buddhist faith. Overnight stay in Varanasi hotel.
Day 10 / Varanasi - Gorakhpur
Morning after breakfast in the hotel, proceed by surface for Gorakhpur. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay in Gorakhpur hotel.
Full day pilgrimage tour to Kushinagar or Kasia where the Buddha left his mortal body. Overnight stay in Gorakhpur hotel.
Day12 / Gorakhpur
Breakfast in the hotel, then full day excursion tour to Lumbini where the Buddha was born. The Emperor Ashoka came here as a pilgrim and erected a pillar, which carried the inscription "Here Buddha was born". Overnight stay in Gorakhpur hotel.
Morning after breakfast proceed by surface for Balrampur. Afternoon buddhist pilgrimage tour of Balrampur (Shravasti). Overnight stay in Balrampur hotel.
Day 14 - Balrampur - Lucknow - Delhi
Early morning proceed by surface for Lucknow with packed brekfast. Lucknow derives its name from Lakshmana (the brother of Rama - the hero of the epic Ramayana), who lived here towards the end of his life. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Lucknow visiting the Great Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Sikandar Bagh and the Aliganj Temple. The Great Imambara built in the 18th century was constructed to provide employment during the famine. The absence of beams and pillars in the huge main hall is an architectural achievement. The Rumi Darwaza is the Turkish Gate at the entrance to the Great Imambara. Evening transfer to airport and fly to Delhi. On arrival check into the hotel.
Breakfast in the Hotel. Transfer to airport in time to board flight for onward destination.