BUDDHA CIRCUIT–INDIA & NEPAL [GAY05]

Destinations: BODHGAYA – RAJGIR / NALANDA – KUSHINAGAR – LUMBINI – SRAVASTI – VARANASI –BODHGAYA
Durations : 07 NIGHT / 8 DAYS

Day 1 : ARRIVAL / MAHABODHI TEMPLE COMPLEX VISIT
{The Land of Enlightenment}
On arrival at Bodh Gaya Airport – meet our representative on arrival gate, transfer to your hotel. After freshen up , relax till afternoon.Visit Mahabodhi Vihar / Mahabodhi Tree Complex ,Muchalinda
Lake along with Bhutan temple complex , Tibet temple and Royal Thai temple.
Return to the hotel ,Overnight in Bodhagaya.

Day 2 : TEMPLES & MONASTRIES {The Land of Enlightenment}
After breakfast , Visit Sechen monastery , Japanese , Chinese , Myanmar temples. Also visit 80 ft Giant Buddha statue , Metta Buddharam temple and Tergar(Karmapa)Monastery .
Evening at leisure. Overnight in Bodhgaya.

Day 3 : BODH GAYA TO VARANASI /SARNATH {The Place where Buddha Preached}
After Breakfast , check-out and depart to Varanasi (5-6 hrs /By Road).Check-in to the hotel.
Evening , visit the Hindu’s most holy places like Varanasi temple area , enjoy the boat ride in river Ganges (seeing the whole old heritage city of Varanasi ) , Evening visit Ghats for Aarati (where
Hindu priests worship river Ganges with hundreds of lighten lamps).
Overnight Stay in Varanasi Hotel.

Day 4 : SARNATH SIGHTSEEING – TRANSFER TO LUMBINI {The Birth place of Buddha}
Lumbini is approx 350 km / 8 hrs , enroute you exit Indian territory and have to clear Nepal Immigration
(Please check for your Visa on Arrival Eligibility for Nepal)
visit Mayadevi temple, dedicated to the mother of Lord Buddha & other temples to offer prayers.Overnight Stay in Lumbini Hotel.

Day 5 : LUMBINI TO KUSHINAGAR {The Last Breath of Buddha}
After breakfast , depart to Kushinagar , which is 170 KM / approx 4 hrs by road.Arrive Kushinagar, the place where Buddha took his last breath , called Maha Pari-Nirvana.
Visit parinirvana temple & stupas .Overnight Stay in Kushinagar.

Day 6 : KUSHINAGAR TO PATNA
After early breakfast , Check-out from hotel and get a transfer back towards Patna (212 Km /
approx 5 Hrs). Check-in to the hotel , Overnight Stay in Patna.

Day 7 : PATNA TO BODH GAYA ( VIA RAJGIR / NALANDA) {The Place of Activity & Meditation}
After early breakfast , Check-out from hotel depart to Rajgir(90 Km / 2 Hrs). Visit Vulture’s Peak
,World Peace pagoda , venu van and the ruines of old Nalanda University.
Evening drive back to Bodh Gaya (80 Km / 2 Hrs) Overnight Stay in Bodh Gaya.

Day 8 : DEPARTURE Check-out from hotel and get a drop to Bodhgaya Airport / Tour End !

By Air :Gaya Airport, also known as Bodhgaya Airport, is a public airport serving Gaya, Bihar, India. This airport is 12 kilometres South-West of Gaya and 5 kilometres away from the temple city of Bodhgaya which is Gautama Buddha’s place of enlightenment.

By Air : The  airport in Patna, 99 km away.