Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days

Day - 1 - Patna/ Rajgir Programme:
Arrive Patna. Meeting on arrival and transfer to Rajgir enroute visit NALANDA - Where Lord Buddha preached his suttras at the mango Grove. Visit the once world famous Nalanda University which flourished from 5th to 12th century. Also visit the well arranged museum containing Buddhist and Hindu terracottas, Bronzes and sculptures. After the visit continue your drive, upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 2 - Rajgir/ Bodhgaya Programme :  
Morning sightseeing tour of:RAJGIR - The ancient Rajgir was the capital of the mighty empire of Magadh. Also visit Sattapani caves, Girdhakuta Hill and 3 kms away the sulphur springs surrounded by small temples. Afternoon leave for Bodhgaya by surface, upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 3 - Bodhgaya Programme :  
Full day sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya & Gaya.
Day - 4 to 6- MISSING PAPERS Of the river Hiranyavati :  
Here it is believed the body of the Lord Buddha was cremated and the relics were divided. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 7 - Gorakhpur/ Lumbini/ Gorakhpur Programme :  
Full day excursion of LUMBINI - This is presently in Nepal. In a small village the queen Mahamaya gave birth to prince Siddhartha. The Bodhisattava appeared from the right side, took 7 steps and said " I am foremost of the world. This is my last. I will cross the Ocean of Existence". After over 200 years of this event Emperor Ashoka set up the commemorative pillar here. It carries the inscription. "Here Lord Buddha was born".
Day - 8 - Gorakhpur/ Sahet Mahet/ Balarampur Programme :  
Overnight at hotel leave for Balrampur by surface, enroute visit: Sahet Mahet- Here Lord Buddha performed his great miracles to confound the sceptics. In a competition before the king Prasena he sat on the 1000 petalled lotus flower and multiplied himself a million fold. Fire and water sprung from his body which amazed the audience. Also visit the Chinese and Burmese temples, Ananda Bodhi tree and Kosambi Kuti. After the visit continue your drive, upon arrive check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 9 - Balrampur/ Lucknow/ Delhi Programme:
Leave for Lucknow by surface and upon arrival proceed on sightseeing tour of LUCKNOW - according to Hindu legend Lakhimpur, the original name of Lucknow, was founded by Lakshmana, Rama's brother. Yet with the passage of time and influence of the Muslim rulers the city presents a predominant Muslim culture. An important landmark of the city is the constant Palace foremerly the residence of the major general claude martin and how housing the La Martiniere School. Transfer to airport in time to connect your flight for Delhi. Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 10 - Delhi/ Agra/ Delhi Programme:
Full day excursion to:AGRA City, Is the medieval city of the famous 17th Century masterpiece Tajmahal, which of course is the most splendid of all buildings-perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world. It was built in memory of the beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, of one of the great Kings Shah Jehan of the Mughal empire. Agra is not only famous for Taj Mahal but also for the impressive Mughal red fort known as the Agra fort. The tour also includes a visit to the local bazar. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 11 - Delhi Programme :  
Transfer to airport in time to connect your on ward flight.
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