ON THE FOOT STEPS OF BUDDHA
Delhi - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Patna - Khushinagar - Lumbini - Balrampur - Lucknow
(11 Nights/12 Days)
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival traditional welcome is given by Indian Horizons representative and transferred to the hotel where your room is ready to welcome you and give you the first taste of Indian Hospitality. Overnight at Delhi
Day 02 : Delhi - Agra
Morning transfer to railway station to connect train for Agra. On arrival Indian Horizons representative would meet you and transfer to the hotel. Proceed sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri, a saga of craftsmanship later explore the city of Mughal architectural that would leave you spell bound. Your visit to the Taj Mahal with Indian Horizons guide would confront the true meaning of Love for Mumtaj. Overnight at Agra
Indian Horizons professional photographers would capture some special moments with you and Taj Mahal that would be gifted before your departure as souvenirs
Day 03 : Agra - Varanasi
Morning transfer to the airport to connect flight for Varanasi. On arrival you would be met by the Indian Horizons representative and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon with Indian Horizons guide excursion tour of Sarnath. Overnight at Varanasi.
Day 04 : Varanasi - Bodhgaya
The days begins in this holy city with a dawn boat ride on the River Ganges and see the various Ghats with people ritually cleansing their sins. After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of the temples of Varanasi visiting Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple. Later transfer to airport for your flight to Patna. On arrival you would be met by the Indian Horizons representative and transfer to Bodhgaya. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight Bodhgaya.
Day 05 : In Bodhgaya
Morning with Indian Horizons guide sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Maha Bodhi Temple. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Bodhgaya.
Day 06 : Bodhgaya - Patna
Morning drive to Patna enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda-a great center of Buddhist learning and one of the most famed university citadels of ancient times. Rajgir, it was once the ancient capital of the powerful Kingdom of Maghada. From the out-skirts of Rajgir, a historic road leads to Gridhakuta or vultures peak where the Buddha preached. Here the first Buddhist Council was held after the Lord's Mahaparinirvana. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight at Patna
Day 07 : Patna - Kushinagar
Morning drive to Kushinagar enroute Vaishali. On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon visit with Indian Horizons guide Mahapari Nirvana Temple and Ramabhar Stupa (cremation place of Lord Buddha. Overnight at Kushinagar.
Day 08 : Kushinagar - Lumbini
Morning drive to Lumbini .On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon visit with Indian Horizons guide Mayadevi temple, Ashokan Pillar and Stupas. Overnight at Lumbini
Day 09 : Lumbini - Balrampur
Morning drive to Balrampur enroute visiting Kapilvastu the Birth Place of Buddha. Evening at Leisure. Overnight at Balrampur.
Day 10 : Balrampur - Lucknow - Delhi
Morning drive to Lucknow enroute visiting Saravasti. On arrival at Lucknow board train for Delhi. On arrival at the railway station you would be met by the Indian Horizons representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 11 : In Delhi
0800 Hrs Indian Horizons representative would be there in the lobby to update you with the full day sightseeing of Delhi. The sightseeing is a mixture of historical monuments along with some architectural grandeur like Lotus Temple. Overnight at Delhi
Optional activities Indian Horizons would organize for you in Delhi
a) Light and Sound Show
b) Traditional Indian Dinner
Day 12 : Departure Delhi
Morning intime transfer to the International Airport to connect flight for your onward destination.