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Buddhist Culture and Heritage Tour

Buddhist Culture and Heritage Tour

Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna - Delhi

Overview

Buddhism is one of the most followed religion in India. Originated around 2,500 years back, the word of Buddhism was spread by the prince turned monk ‘Gautama Buddha’. The ‘Buddhist Culture and Heritage Tour’ package include some of the most important destinations that bears testimony to the origin of Buddhism in India such as Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Rajgir and Nalanda. Besides, you will also get to visit Agra, Khajuraho and Jaipur.

Trip Highlights

  • Guided excursion to Jama Masjid, Gandhi Memorial, Red Fort, Parliament House, India Gate, Qutub Minar Complex and Humayun’s Tomb
  • Visit the ancient ruins of Rajgir and Nalanda university
  • Elephant/jeep ride to Amber Fort
  • Visit the Khajuraho Group of Temples
  • Morning boat cruise in Varanasi
  • Guided tour of Patna- Golghar, Museum and Patna Sahib Gurudwara

Itinerary Details

Day 1Delhi (Arrival)

Arrive at the Delhi airport followed by assisted transfer to the hotel pre-booked for your stay. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 2Delhi

In the morning, go out on a sightseeing tour to explore the tourist attractions in Delhi. The places you will visit here includes Jama Masjid, Gandhi Memorial, Red Fort, Parliament House, India Gate, Qutub Minar Complex and Humayun’s Tomb. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 3Delhi – Jaipur

Post an early morning breakfast, leave by road for Jaipur. On the way, enjoy an elephant/jeep ride to the Amber Fort. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. After some rest, embark on a sightseeing tour of Jaipur covering Jantar Mantar and City Palace. Stay overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.

Day 4Jaipur – Agra

Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Agra. On the way, explore the red-sandstone city ‘Fatehpur Sikri’. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Later, embark on a sightseeing tour of Agra covering Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 5Agra – Jhansi - Khajuraho

Post breakfast in the morning, board the train to Jhansi from Agra Cantt railway station. Upon arrival in Jhansi, leave by road for Khajurhao. On reaching Khajuraho, check into the hotel. Explore the length and breadth of the Khajuraho temples. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 6Khajuraho - Varanasi

In the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Khajuraho. Later, with proper assistance, you will be transferred to the airport to board flight for Varanasi. On reaching Varanasi, meet our tour representative and get transferred to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7Varanasi

Early morning, around 5 AM, enjoy a boat cruise on the river Ganges. Post breakfast, leave by road for Sarnath, the place where the famous Buddhist chant “Buddham Sharanam Gachhami” was originated. In the afternoon, explore the famous temples in Varanasi covering The Vishwanath Temple &The Dugra Temple besides the famous Benaras Hindu University. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 8Varanasi - Bodhgaya

Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Bodhgaya. It is the place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment after meditating beneath the Bodhi tree, whose descendant is still there. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for night stay.

Day 9Bodhgaya

Post breakfast in the morning, embark on a half day sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya, the place where Buddha attained enlightenment. The afternoon is free for individual activities. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 10Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna

Post breakfast, leave by road for Patna. On the way, visit Rajgir followed by the ancient Indian university ‘Nalanda’. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11Patna - Delhi

Post breakfast in the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Patna covering Golghar, Museum and Patna Sahib Gurudwara. Later, check out of the hotel and drive to the airport to board flight for Delhi. On reaching Delhi, have dinner at a restaurant located nearby international airport to board flight back home.

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