Arrive by a schedule International Flight. Sightseeing of Kolkata Visiting
Vicrtoria Memorial. Later Transfer to Howrah Railway Station to connect
Overnight Train for Gaya Overnight On Board
Day 02: ARRIVE BODHGAYA
Early morning Arrive Gaya Railway Station and Transfer to Bodhgaya one of
the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres. It was here that Gautama attained
enlightenment and became Buddha under the "Bodhi" tree. After some
relax visit the Stupa and the various monasteries, Mahabodhi temple built by
Ashoka the Great in 3rd Century BC One can visit the Sacred Bodhi tree
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 03: BODHGAYA-RAJGIR-NALANDA-BODHGAYA
After Breakfast Full Day Excursion to Rajgir capital of 6th century Magadha
empire. It was revered site of Buddhas discourses. Buddha spent many years
here. Visit Gridhrakula, Sapataparni cave, Ajatsatru fort and Venuvana. &
Nalanda - the world's oldest university founded in the 5th century. Also
visit monasteries and temples with impressive Buddhist & Hindu images.
The Institute for research into Buddhism and Pali literature which houses
rare manuscripts is also worth visiting for the enthusiasts. Archaeological
musuem is also not to be missed for the rare collections
Return back to Bodhgaya. Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 04: BODHGAYA-VARANASI
Early Morning after Breakfast Proceed for Varanasi. On arrival check into
Hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath, the principle centre of Buddhism. It
was here around 530 B.C that Buddha preached his 1st sermon after gaining
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 05: VARANASI-KUSHINAGAR
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges to see the beautiful sunrise at
Ganges. On arrival Kushinagar Check into Hotel. Afternoon Sightseeing of
Kushinagar. Visit Ramabha stupa which stands on the spot where the body of
the Lord was cremated. Also visit Natha Kumarka Kot enshrining the large
recumbent figure of Buddha in the state of Nirvana Overnight stay at the
Day 06: KUSHINAGAR-LUMBINI-SRAVASTI
After Breakfast Proceed for Sravasti on the way Sightseeing of Lumbini the
place where Buddha was born. An ancient shrine with an image representing
the nativity of Buddha is still preserved. Continue your drive to Sravasti.
On arrival check into Hotel Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 07: SRAVASTI-LUCKNOW-DELHI-DEPARTURE
Morning visit Sravasti (Sahet-Mahet), capital of the ancient Kingdom of Kosala, an active centre for Buddhism. Later drive to Lucknow railway station and board train # 2003 Lucknow Shatabdi Express dep.15:35 hrs. arr. Delhi at 22:00 hrs. On arrival, transfer to Airport to connect Flight back to home.
Day 07: SRAVASTI-GONDA-AGRA
Morning visit Sravasti (Sahet-Mahet), capital of the ancient Kingdom of Kosala, an active centre for Buddhism. After sighseeing proceed to Gonda Railway Station (40 kms) to connect train # 9038/40 Avadh Express dep. 16:30 hrs. Overnight on board.
Arrive Agra at 04:50 hrs. After breakfast, visit Taj Mahal, monument of love that Emperor Shah Jahan built in the 16th century. You'll then visit Agra Fort, which served as the final living quarters for the Emperor to live in imprisonment. Proceed for Delhi Airport (203 kms / 4 hrs) to connect flight back to home.