Day 01 : Arrival Varanasi
Arrival Varanasi. Meeting and Greeting at the airport / railway station.
Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 : Varanasi - Sravasti
Early morning boat ride at river Ganges to view Sunrise. After that trip to
Sarnath - The site where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after
attaining enlightenment (12 kms from Varanasi) visiting Dhamekh Stupa and
Museum. Afternoon drive to Sravati ( 300 kms / 08 hrs drive). On arrival,
transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Sravasti hotel.
Day 03 : Sravasti - Lumbini
Sravasti - Lord Buddha is believe to have spent 25 rainy seasons here
preaching his teachings. Morning visit Sahet Mahet, capital of ancient
Kingdom of Kosala, Jetvana Vihar and Buddhist temples. Afternoon drive to
Lumbini (225 kms / 5.30 hrs drive). On arrival, transfer to hotel for
Day 04 : Lumbini - Kushinagar
Morning visit Mahadevi temple - the birth place of Lord Buddha. Afternoon
drive to Kushinagar (180 kms / 05 hrs drive). On arrival Kushinagar, check
in at hotel. Overnight stay at Kushinagar hotel.
Day 05 : Kushinagar - Vaishali - Patna
After breakfast drive to Patna via Vaishali. Vaishali is believed to be the
first republic of the world, having an elected body of representatives hold
special significance for Buddhist devotees. Afterthat continue drive to
Patna (55 kms from Vaishali). On arrival Patna, transfer to hotel. Overnight
Day 06 : Patna - Rajgir - Bodhgaya
Morning leave Patna for Bodhgaya (182 kms - 6 hrs) enroute visiting Rajgir
and Nalanda. Rajgir was the capital of Magadh Empire around 800 BC and an
important Buddhist pilgrimage site since the Buddha spent 12 years here.
Visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail. Also visit to Nalanda - of the oldest
Universities of the World and International Centre for Buddhist Studies.
Afterthat drive to Bodhgaya. Overnight in Bodhgaya.
07 : In Bodhgaya
Bodhgaya - the most important Buddhist pilgrimage center, is the place
where Lord Buddha entered into meditation after being moved by the
sufferings of mankind. Full day sightseeing visiting Mahabodhi Temple,
Niranjana River and Sujata Village. Overnight stay at Bodhgaya Hotel.
Day 08 : Bodhgaya - Gaya - Onward Destination
Departure transfer to Gaya airport to connect flight for onward