Day 01: Arrive Bodhgaya
On your arrival to Bodhgaya, the representative would receive you from the airport and escort you with comfort to the hotel. The hotel will be booked for you in advance to get you out of all the hassles of booking formalities. The place is like a breathe of fresh air. Bodhgaya is the most holy pilgrimage for any body. The excitement of experiencing the mere site of Bodhi Tree is thrilling for a Buddhist devotee or a scholar. The tress symbolizes the patience of Lord Buddha who had attained the enlightenment by vigorously meditating day after day. The center of attraction of the Buddhist pilgrimage being the Mahabodhi Temple which has been announced as one of the World Heritage sites of Bodhgaya. After your visit we escort you back to the hotel where you will have delicious dinner. Overnight stay at Bodhgaya
Day 2: Bodhgaya to Nalanda to Rajgir to Patna
Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to board your flight to Patna. On arrival our representative will meet you. Drive straight to Nalanda and explore Rajgir before you drive back to Patna +Nalanda is famous for its Nalanda University, which was founded during the 5th century -12th century AD. Several scholars at that time had come to study at this university. Scholars like huien tsang and Aryabhatta had come as a student to study Buddhism. Today, the university holds only the ruins and the remains as a historic memory. The mere site is so fascinating that all around the year the place is being visited by tourists. Rajgir is all about beautiful temples and monuments which portray the life of Lord Buddha’s past. The places to capture during the tour are cyclopean wall, venu vana residence of Gautam Buddha, Shanti stupa, Ajatshatru Fort & stupa and Jivakameavan Gardens.
Day 3: Patna to Vaishali to Kushinagar (250 Kms / 6 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast we will drive you to Kushinagar where Lord Buddha had preached his last sermon to his ardent followers. On the way to your destination site Kushinagar, we will also guide you take note of Vaishali. Vaishali was excavated by the British Archaeologist Alexandra Cunningham. Another attraction of your interest is the Vaishali Museum where you will explore the old preserved relics, paintings and hand written scriptures. Overnight stay at Kushinagar
Day 4: Kushinagar to Lumbini (161 Kms / 04 Hrs)
Morning after breakfast with the guide explore the various Buddhist sites. Explore the place where Lord Buddha had surrendered his last breath owing to illness. Kushinagar is considered the place where Lord Buddha has attained Purnnirvana, i.e. Complete Nirvana. He has delivered his major life experiences to his Devotees at Kushinagar. Mahaparinirvana Temple is the major attraction where lies the statue of Lord Buddha. However, this was excavated by Carlyle in 1876. Several stupas were excavated by the scholar at this holy ground. The Ramabhar stupa and meditation park are the sites to capture. Proceed to Lumbini and stay overnight.
Day 5: Lumbini to Sravasti
Morning after breakfast with our guide explore Lumbini. Lumbini is where Lord Buddha was born. Gautam Buddha’s early days of youth was spent at kapilavastu, which is very much nearby to Lumbini. The holy pond of Pushkarni is another attraction. Gautam Buddha’s mother, Maya Devi used to take bath before Buddha’s birth. After your visit at Lumbini, and Kapilavastu, we will drive you to Sravasti which is located in the Gonda District of Uttar Pradesh. Lord Buddha has said to have performed many miracles at this place. It shall not been out of place to mention that Lord Buddha, had spent six rainy seasons at this holy place, where he has successfully popularized Buddhism to his followers. The tour to Sravasti will be exciting as you will explore the Buddhist ruins, excavated by the archaeologists from all over the world. Overnight stay at Sravasti
Day 6: Sravasti to Varanasi.
Considered as the holiest city of our country and is popular throughout the year. After arriving at Varanasi, we will take you to the hotel. Evening with Arrti explore the Ghats of Ganga which is simply a magnificent view. The floating lighted diyas, light breeze and moonlit night is perfect for rejuvenation after tiresome journey. Stay overnight at Varanasi
Day 7: Varanasi to Sarnath to Bodhagaya
Early morning enjoy boat ride at Ganges. Its an awesome experience. After breakfast drive to Sarnath. Lord Buddha has preached his first sermon at Sarnath. The place is entire set-up of Buddhist temples and monuments built by the devotees of Lord Buddha. Later proceed to Bodhgaya. Overnight stay at Bodhgaya
Day 8: Bodhgaya and Flight Back Home
Hope we have made your Buddhist Tour memorable. After your visit to temples in the morning, we will drive you to the airport for your flight back home.