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golden triangle tour

The Buddhist Journey

08 Nights/09 Days

Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Arrive at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. Our representative will meet you at the Airport Arrival hall with a placard of your name. You will be transferred to your pre-booked hotel in Delhi by chauffer driven Car. Overnight stay at New Delhi

Day 02: Delhi - Varanasi ( By flight )
Morning transfer to Delhi airport to board your flight to Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi airport and meet our representative and drive to Hotel. Afternoon visit Sarnath located 13 Kms from Varanasi is one of the important place of Buddhist where Gautam Buddha first taught Dharma. Visit Dhamek Stupa, Dharmarajika Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Ashoka Pillar and Sarnath Archaeological museum. Return back to Varanasi in the evening. Evening (optional) visit Dashashwamedh Ghat to witness the prayer ceremony of Holy Ganges. Overnight stay at Varanasi

Day 03: Varanasi – Bodhgaya
Morning after breakfast drive to Bodhgaya. Arrive Bodhgaya and check-in at Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya. Bodhgaya is one of the four most important sites related to Lord Buddha's life. Lord Buddha sat under a Bodhi Tree for 3 days and 3 nights for meditation after that he attained the enlightenment. Visit Mahabodhi Temple complex with diamond throne and holy bodhi tree. Also visit various Buddhist monasteries and temples built by different countries built around Mahabodhi temple which reflects the architectural styles of their respective countries. Overnight stay at Bodhgaya

Day 04: Bodhgaya - Ragjir - Nalanda – Patna
Morning after breakfast drive to Patna. Visit Nalanda en-route, home to one of the oldest known universities of the world. Its ruins show that over 2000 teachers and 10000 students from all over the Buddhist world lived and studied here. The Chinese chronicler Huien Tsang spent many years here, both as a student and a teacher. An international centre for Buddhist studies also functions here. Later, visit Rajgir, the ancient capital of the Magadh Kings. Buddha came here often. Rajgir is an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus as the temple complex here is dedicated to the Sun God. Arrive Patna and check-in at Hotel. Stay overnight at Patna.

Day 05: Patna – Vaishali - Kushinagar
After breakfast proceed to Kushinagar ( 230 Kms - 6 Hrs). Enruote visit Vaishali. Lord Buddha visited Vaishali 5 years after his enlightenment. Visit Relic Stupa, Kutagarasala Vihar, Coronation Tank and world peace Pagoda. Continue drive to Kushinagar. Arrive Kushinagar and check-in at Hotel. Stay overnight at Kushinagar.

Day 06: Kushinagar- Lumbini
Morning after breakfast visit Mahaparinirvana Temple and Ramabhar Stupa - the crimination site of Lord Buddha. Later drive to Lumbini ( 160 Kms, 6Hrs) - The birth place of Lord Buddha located in Nepal. Arrive and check-in at Hotel. Stay overnight at Lumbini.

Day 07: Lumbini - Sravasti
Morning after breakfast visit Mayadevi Temple, Ashokan Pillar, Holy Pushkarni Pond and ancient monasteries. Afternoon drive to Sravasti (225 Kms, 6Hrs). Arrive and check in at Hotel. Stay overnight at Sravasti.

Day 08: Sravasti - Lucknow – Delhi
Morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Sravasti the capital of ancient kingdom of Kosala - Visit Sahet Mahet, Jetvana Vihar, Angulimala's stupa, Anathapindika's stupa and an old temple dedicated to a Jain Tirthankara. Also visit various Buddhist monasteries built by Thailand, South Korea, China, Tibet, Srilanka and Myanmar. Afternoon drive to Lucknow (170 Kms, 4 Hrs). Arrive and transfer to Lucknow Airport to board evening flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at Delhi.

Day 09: Delhi City Tour - Evening departure
Morning after breakfast start city tour of Delhi covering - Qutub Minar - On of the tallest Minaret in India Qutub Minar was built by Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1192 by red and black sandstone and marble. It is 72.5 meters high and have 379 stairs. India Gate was built in 1931 in the memory of 90000 soldiers of Indian Army who lost their life in world war I. This is also known as All India war memorial. Humayuns Tomb built is 1562 AD by red sandstone. Red Fort constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 17th century and was the residence of Mughal Emperors, Jama Masjid also known as Masjid-I Jahan Numa built by Shah Jehan in 1658 AD is the largest mosque in India . Also visit The President's House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial, Laxmi Narayan temple and Lotus temple. Evening transfer to Delhi international airport for your flight to onward journey.