1: Arrival Delhi - Welcome to India.
Our representative at the airport welcomes you
and then you will be transferred to the hotel in
a private car. Rest & overnight in Delhi.
Day 2: New Delhi: Old & the new facets
In the first half we visit the Ancient (OLD)
parts of Delhi covering the Red fort, Jama
Masjid & Chandni Chowk. We drive towards
Connaught place - the blooming heart of New
Delhi via Raj Ghat. The second half takes you
through the Modern (NEW) parts of Delhi covering
the India Gate, President House and Sansad
Bhavan. The evening gives you the option of
enjoying the Sound & light show at the red fort
or at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra [Sightseeing]
Drive to Agra. Arrival and check-in at the
Hotel. After lunch city tour covering Red Fort -
a visit to the fort in 'Agra' is must since so
many of the events which lead to the
construction of the Taj took place here. Enjoy
the beauty of Taj Mahal - at sunset, a poem
written in white marble, the most extravagant
monument ever built for love. Evening free for
independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.
: Agra - Varanasi
Leave Delhi for Agra by road. Afternoon
sightseeing tour of Agra, the city of the Taj
Mahal. Evening leave Agra for Varanasi by train.
Day 5 : Varanasi - Sarnath - Varanasi
Arrive Varanasi early in the morning. On arrival
check-in at hotel and refresh for a visit to
Sarnath - the place where Buddha preached his
first Sermon in 590 BC. Afternoon sightseeing
tour of Varanasi. Overnight at hotel.
Day-6 : Varanasi- Bodhgaya
Early morning boat-ride on the River Ganges.
Thereafter, leave Varanasi by road for Bodhgaya
- one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centers
in the state of Bihar. It was here that Gautama
attained enlightenment and became Buddha under
the "Bodhi" tree Satabodhi Temple. Overnight at
Day 7 : Bodhgaya
Morning visit temples in Bodhgaya. Afternoon at
lesiure. Overnight at hotel.
Day-8 : Bodhgaya - Rajgir- Nalanda- Patna
Leave Bodhgaya for Patna en-route visiting
Rajgir & Nalanda. Patna is 2500 year old capital
city of Bihar. Rajgir was capital of 6th century
Magadha Empire and was revered site of Buddha's
discourses. Buddha spent many years here.
Nalanda is the world's oldest university founded
in the 5th century. Overnight at hotel in Patna.
Day-9 : Patna- Vaishali - Kushinagar
Morning leave Patna for Kushinagar en-route
visiting Vaishali - located 60 kms from Patna
and holds special significance for Buddhist
devotees. Kushinagar is the place where Buddha
passed into Maha-Parinirvana. Afternoon visit
Kushinagar the various stupas and temples.
Overnight at hotel.
Day-10 : Kushinagar - Lumbini - Balarampur
Leave Kushinagar by road for Lumbini - the
birthplace of Buddha and is located just a few
kilometres inside Nepal. Sightseeing tour of
Lumbini and thereafter leave for Balarampur by
road. On arrival transfer to hotel and overnight
Day-11 : Balarampur - Sravasti - Lucknow - Delhi
Morning visit to Sravasti - 15 kms from
Balrampur and the capital of the ancient Kingdom
of Kosala. Sravasti has the honour for
sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the
Jetvana Vihar and has the famous Anand Bodhi
tree, age-old stupas, majestic monasteries and
Buddha is said to have performed some miracles
here. After sightseeing leave for Lucknow by
road. Commence from Lucknow to Delhi by air or
train. On arrival check-in at hotel and
12 : Delhi
Full Day free and shopping
Day-13 : Delhi
Day at leisure. Transfer to international
airport for flight to onward destination.