cassie laine and natasha malkova.

Duration: 12 days 11 nights
Location: India
Price: RM 8910
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Buddhist pilgrimage with Agra Tour 

Route : Delhi – Agra – Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Nalanda – Rajgir / Patna – Vaishali – Kushinagar – Lumbuni – Sravasti – Lucknow – Delhi

Duration : 12 days 11 nights

Day 01: Arrival Delhi 
Welcome on arrival at Delhi international airport meet & assistances by our co. representative then transfer to hotel in Delhi. Later Proceeds for city tour Red Fort and Rajghat:-The sprawling site on the banks of River Yamuna is marked by a brick platform flanked by an eternal flame; this is the place where father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Following is assassination in 1948.dinner at nice city restaurant, overnight stay at hotel in Delhi. 

Day 02: Delhi / Agra
Early morning breakfast transfer to railway station at 07:15 hrs catch train for Agra, on arrival Agra at 10:07 hrs then transfer to hotel check-in at hotel, lunch at hotel, after lunch proceed for the sightseeing of Agra city first visiting one of the world’s most popular monument – “Tajmahal “Built by mug Hal emperor shah jehan for his empress Mumtaj Mahal, the construction believed to have taken 22 years to complete with over 20,000 craftsmen working round the clock. Now proceed for sightseeing tour of Magnificent “Agra Fort “ built in the bank of Yamuna River, is situated in the center of the town, various styles of the architecture are evident within the fort & demonstrates the love of mughal emperors towards building beautiful monuments. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Agra. 

Day 03: Agra / Delhi / Varanasi 
Early breakfast drive to Delhi (210 kms, 4 hrs) then transfer to apt catch train for Varanasi.

Day 04: At Varanasi 
Morning arrival Varanasi at 09:30 hrs. Then transfer to hotel, lunch at hotel, after lunch sightseeing of Sarnath – situated about 10 km from Varanasi is the place where Buddha preached his first sermon after he had attained enlightenment at Bodhgaya. At museum in Sarnath can see the Ashok pillar with its four guardian lions that has been as India’s national emblem. Kashi Vishwanath Temple – near the ghats is the most sacred of the shrines dedicated to the lord Shiva. Originally constructed by the queen of endure in 1776. Breakfast at hotel. Start city tour visiting bharat Mata mandir – inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, is a unique temple dedicated to mother India, durga temple one of the important temples dedicated to goddess durga. Constructed in the 18th century. Kaal bhairva – situated in Visheswarganj, Bhairno Nath, is a temple dedicated to lord Shiva. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.
Day 05: Varansi / Bodhgaya 
Early morning wake up. Visit to river Ganges – sightseeing of wonderful ghats (bank of river) enjoy boat ride with picturesque view of sunrise. Breakfast at hotel, after breakfast drive to Bodhgaya (250 kms, 6-7 hrs.) with pack Lunch on arrival Bodhgaya check-in at hotel, dinner & overnight stay at hotel in bodhgaya. 

Day 06: At Bodhgaya
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast visit Mahabodhi Temple – the main shrine of supreme enlightenment, the mahabodhi temple is unique among other north Indian temples. It is an architectural imagination of many centuries & cultures. the Bodhi Tree – situated inside the temple premises, under which Buddha attained illumination. it is believed to be the fourth or fifth generation off springs of the original. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Nirjana River, Sujata village & monasteries of different countries. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in bodhgaya.  

Day 07: Bodhgaya -Nalanda -Rajgir / Patna 
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Patna enroute visit rajgir (90 kms, 03:30 hrs). The sightseeing places are Gridhkuta (vulture’s peak) – a hill on which Buddha mediated, Bimbisara Prison – King Bimbisar was imprisoned here by his son ajatshatru, Venuvan Vihara – a bamboo garden of king bimbisara, who made it as gift to lord Buddha. Lunch will be at restaurant in rajgir. After lunch drive to nalanda (17 kms, 30 mnts). On arrival sightseeing ruins of Nalanda University – the centre of one of the oldest known universities of the world the ruin contains a number of Buddhist stupa & chaityas, monasteries, cells or rooms on four sides with a central courtyard. After sightseeing drive to Patna (110 kms, 4 hrs). On arrival check-in. dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Patna. 
Day 08: Patna- Vaishali / kushinagar (kushinagar/vaishali, 215 kms, and vaishali/patna, 75 kms,)
Breakfast at hotel. drive to Kushinagar ( 285 kms,6-7 hrs) with pack lunch en route visiting Vaishali – an special place for the Buddhists as Buddha delivered his last sermon here and announced his impending “ nirvana “ the 2nd Buddhist council held after 100 years of Buddha’s par nirvana “ also took place here. Start journey & on arrival check-in to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Kushinagar. 

Day 09: Kushinagar / Lumbuni
Breakfast at hotel. Proceeds for sightseeing visiting nirvana stupa – standing at a height of 2.74 m, the nirvana stupa is built of bricks. This huge stupa was excavated in 1876. a copper vessel unearthed here bears an inscription in ancient Brahmin stating that lord Buddha’s remains had been deposited here. Nirvana temple – this temple houses the 6 m long statue of reclining Buddha which was unearthed in 1876. Carved from chunar sandstone, the statue has an inscription below that dates the statue to the 5th century ad. Ramabharstupa – referred to as the mukt bandhan vihar in ancient Buddhist texts, this stupa marks the site where the lord Buddha was cremated. This large stupa rises to a height of 49 ft. after sightseeing drive to lumbini (185 kms, 04 hrs). On arrival check-in to hotel. After lunch visit to birth place pf lord Buddha, have prayer there. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in lumbuni. 

Day 10: Lumbini / Sravasti
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Sravasti (225 kms, 6-7 hrs) en-route visit Kapilvastu. On arrival transfer to hotel. After lunch began sightseeing maheth: identified with the remains of the city, maheth cover an area of about 400 acres. Excavations have exposed the massive gates of the city, ramparts and also the ruins of other structures, which stand testimony to the prosperity of ancient sravasti, saheth – known primarily as the site of the Jetvana Monastery; Saheth covers an area of 32 acres. Lying about a quarter of a mile to the south-west of maheth, it become an important place of pilgrimage with numerous shrines, stupa and monasteries. 

Day 11: Sravasti -Luckhnow / Delhi
After breakfast drive to Luckhnow (180 kms, 5 hrs) on arrival Luckhnow transfer to hotel for lunch after lunch transfer to apt catch flight for Delhi, on arrival Delhi transfer to hotel dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Delhi   

Day 12: Departure Delhi 
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing visiting Qutub minar – an 11th century victory tower that rises to a height of 73 mtr, Himayun Tomb, India Gate – at the centre of the city ( 42 mtr. high stone arch ) is a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers who fought & died in the campaigns of war, president house – built in 1929, once the imperial residence of the British viceroy’s and now official residence of the president of Indian republic, parliament house – this circular shaped building houses the two houses of parliament – the lok sabha ( lower ) & the rajiya sabha ( upper ). Its domed central hall is 90 feet in diameter, lunch at restaurant. Afternoon free for shopping. Evening timely transfer to airport to catch flight back home with sweet memories of your India visit.  

Tour End

Remark :

  • The price is per pax and valid with purchase a minimum of 2-4 pax travelling together
  • Include : accommodation (3 star hotel), transportation (a/c bus / car, toll & state tax, petrol & parking charges, driver allowance), meals per itinerary, english speaking guide, entrance fees.
  • Exclude : airlines ticket & airport tax, travel insurance, visa, personal expenses.