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Select Your Trip Footprint Of Buddha

Walking Buddha

  • Best time
  • October to March
  • Total Duration
  • 17 Days
  • Destinations Covered
  • Delhi – Patna - Vaishali – Rajgir – Nalanda – Bodhgaya – Gorakhpur –Lumbini – Kushinagar - Sarnath – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Agra
  • Hotel Category
  • Luxury, Mid Budget, Budget and Heritage
  • Main Attraction
  • Birth place, meditation place, Enlightment place, First speech place and place for Mahaparniwana of Lord Bhuddha, heritage sites, Temple town “Khajuraho” Taj Mahal of Agra, Indian cuisine and villages of India

Detailed Itinerary

Map

  • Days
  • Events
  • Day 01
  • Arrival Delhi
    Meet on arrival and transfer to the Hotel.
    Check in with traditional Indian Welcome at hotel.
    Our executive will be present at the hotel, before your arrival to fulfill all check-in formalities. 
    The hotel will serve you a welcome drink – Rose, Lemon water or soft drinks.
    Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 02
  • Delhi
    Morning: After breakfast, Proceed for sightseeing of Delhi with our Guide, Experience the rickshaw ride in Old Delhi through very narrow streets namely - Balli Maran, Kinari Bazar - (Cloth market), Masale Wali Gali – (Spice Market) etc
    Rest of the time is free to explore Connaught Place
    Dinner at own choice of restaurant.
    Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 03
  • Delhi – Patna
    After breakfast, departure transfer to the Airport
    Fly to Patna by afternoon flight
    Meet on arrival and transfer to the hotel, after getting fresh; proceed for the sightseeing of Patna. 
    Visit Patna Sahib Gurudward (Sikh Temple)  - Takht Sri Patna Sahib – It was in remembrance of the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs on 22 December 1666, and like many historical Gurdwara's in India and Pakistan.
    Rest of the day at leisure
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel
    Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 04
  • Patna – Vaishali – Patna
    After breakfast, drive to Vaishali for day excursion. Vaishali holds an important place in the life of Lord Buddha.   He visited Vaishali on three occasions.  It was here that he announced his approaching Nirvana to his disciples.  
    Back to city, dinner and overnight: Hotel
  • Day 05
  • Patna – Nalanda –Rajgir (100 KS)
    After breakfast, drive to Rajgir. 
    En route, visit Ruins of Nalanda – It was an ancient centre of higher learning.  The fifth century AD to 1197 AD. Nalanda flourished between the reign of the Śakrāditya and Gupta period. The complex was built with red bricks and its ruins occupy an area of 14 hectares. 
    Arrive Rajgir and after lunch, proceed for the sightseeing, visit Gidhakut Mountain by walk and Venu Van (Bamboo Forest) and other places.
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel
  • Day 06
  • Rajgir - Bodhgaya (80 KS)
    After breakfast, drive to Bodhgaya, 
    Arrive and check in to hotel.
    Day free to explore Maha Bodhi Pipal Tree (Ficus religiosa) and main temple of Bodh Gaya - is a religious site and place of pilgrimage associated with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex. It is most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha, the other three being Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath. In 2002, Mahabodhi Temple, located in Bodh Gaya, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel
  • Day 07
  • Bodhgaya
    After morning tea and cookies, proceed for morning pray at the temple (Optional)
    After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Bodh Gaya, visit Mediation places + Temple at Niranjana River bank and also visit great statue of Lord Buddha (25 Meter in height) 
    Also visit Thai and Japanese temple of the city. 
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel
  • Day 08
  • Bodh Gaya – Gorakhpur
    After breakfast, drive to Gorakhpur, Afternoon leave for Gorakhpur by surface and upon arrival check in at the hotel
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel
  • Day 09
  • Gorakhpur – Lumbini (180 KS)
    After breakfast, drive to Lumbini (Nepal). En route visit Thai temple.
    Arrive Bhairawan, India - Nepal border. After visa and imgration formalities, drive continue to Lumbini. Lunch at local restaurant.
    Arrive Lumbini and visit the birth place of Lord Bhuddha, and also visit other temple and Pagodas 
    If time permits, visit centre for Vipasana - is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago, started by Lord Bhuddha.
  • Day 10
  • Lumbini – Kushinagar (Kushinara)
    After breakfast, drive to Kushinagar, the place of Nirvana.   His last journey led him to Kushinagar.  Here at the age of 80 Buddha passed into Mahaparinirvana.  Buddha was finally freed from the eternal cycle of re-birth leaving with us all the wisdom and knowledge of his remarkable life.  The famous sites are Mahaparinirvana temple and Sāmbhar stupa where Buddha was cremated.  
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel
  • Day 11
  • Kushinagar – Saravasti (329 KS)
    After breakfast, drive to Saravasti - a city of ancient India, was one of the six largest cities in India during Gautama Buddha's lifetime. Jetavana monastery was a famous monastery close to Savatthi.
    The Buddha passed the greater part of his monastic life in Savatthi. His first visit to Savatthi was at the invitation of Anathapindika, whom he met in Rajagaha. 
    Arrive and check in to hotel
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel
  • Day 12
  • Saravasti – Varanasi
    After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Jeetvana and Andvana Vihar, both are very remarkable place for Lord Bhuddha. Also visit stupa of Anathapindik
    After sightseeing, drive to Varanasi (263 KS)
    Arrive and check in to hotel
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel
  • Day 13
  • Varanasi
    After morning tea and cookies, proceed for morning boat ride at Ganga river with our guide. 
    See the life of the local life. 
    Back to hotel and after breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Sarnath - After attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, the Buddha went to Sarnath; and it was here that he preached his first discourse in the deer park to set in motion the 'Wheel of the Dharma'. It is one of the most holy sites as it is in this place where the stream of the Buddha's teaching first flowed. 
    After sightseeing of Sarnath back to Varanasi and attend evening Aarti (a religious rituals) from the boat only.
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel
  • Day 14
  • Varanasi – Khajuraho
    After leisurely breakfast, departure transfer to the Varanasi Airport 
  • 1220 Hrs
  • Fly to Khajuraho
  • 1300 Hrs
  • Meet on arrival and transfer to the hotel
    After getting fresh, proceed for lunch
    After lunch, walk around the market, after sunset and proceed for light and sound show that is held between 1830 to 1925 Hrs. 
    Dinner at local restaurant
    Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 15
  • Khajuraho
    After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Khajuraho. The 9th to 12th century temples of Khajuraho are the evidences of the architectural geniuses during the times of Chandela dynasty. The 85 temples were built in North Indian 'Nagara' style of architecture, though only 20 of them have survived the rough weather conditions over long years of time. The two richer distinctive groups of temples are the Western and Eastern group of temples.
    The Temple town of Khajuraho is much different from any other temple city of India. It is not about religion and worshipping and deities. 
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel
  • Day 16
  • Khajuraho – Jhansi – Agra
    After breakfast, drive to Jhansi, en route visit Orchha Fort - Orchha's grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time, a rich legacy to the ages. The palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries retain much of their perfection. Complementing the noble proportions of their exteriors are interiors which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela school of painting in the fort. 
    Lunch at Shish Mahal Restaurant, drive continues to Jhansi.
  • 1756 Hrs
  • Depart by Shatabdi Express train to Agra
  • 2025 Hrs
  • Meet on arrival and transfer to the hotel
    After getting fresh, proceed for dinner at Hotel Mughal Sheraton (optional)
    Dinner and overnight: Hotel Amar Vilas
  • Day 17
  • Agra – Delhi – Home
    After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Taj Mahal - also known as the "Crown of Palaces” (English translation of Taj Mahal) was built by the Emperor Shah Jehan to immortalize the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal who died in 1631 A.D.
    Also visit Red Fort of Agra - built by three generations of Mughal Emperors between 1565 and 1573. It housed both the residential palaces of the Royal family, and the military quarters.
    After lunch, drive to Delhi
    Rest of the time explore Centre of Delhi (Connaught Place) 
    After farewell dinner, departure transfer to the International Airport
    (As per your flight scheduled)
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  • Suggestions:
  • ✔ You can skip Khajuraho and Agra and continue to Pokhara and Kathmandu from Varanasi
    ✔ Long stay at Lumbini for Vipasana