Buddhism Pilgrimage EX BODH GAYA
Destinations: Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Varanasi – Saravasti – Kushinagar – Lumbini – Kathmandu
Durations : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Day 01: Arr. Bodhgaya:
On arrival Gaya airport. Welcome & assistance in airport, then you will be transfer to Bodhgaya hotel. Overnight in a hotel at Bodhgaya.
Day 02:- At Bodhagaya:
After breakfast proceed for full day tour to Bodhgaya visit Mahabodhi Temple, Sujata Village, Niranjana river, 80 feet high lord Buddha Statue & Various international monasteries. Lunch & Dinner at hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 03: Bodhgaya / Rajgir – Nalanda / Rajgir / Bodhgaya
B’fast in hotel and then will drive to Rajgir (65 Kms). Visit Gridhkutta (Vulture ‘s peak), World Peace Stupa, Venuvanaram & Bimbisar Prison. Lunch at hotel Rajgir. Drive continue to Nalanda (12 kms) to visit the ruins of world ancient University. It was one of the oldest Universities of the World & International Centre for Buddhist Studies. Evening back to Bodhgaya hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at a hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 04: Bodhgaya – Varanasi
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Varanasi (250 kms). On arrival check in to the hotel and then proceed to Sarnath (14 kms), Visit Dhamekha Stupa and Deer park. Back to Varanasi. Check-in hotel, Dinner and overnight in a hotel at Varanasi.
Day 05: Varanasi – Saravasti
Early morning boat ride in Holy river the Ganges. Breakfast and drive toward Saravasti with packed lunch. On arrival, proceed for visit Proceed for visit Saheth (Jetvanaram) & Maheth (AngulimalCaves). Evening, back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06: Saravasti – Kushinagar
Early morning drive to Kushinagar (approx 260 Kms / 7 hrs) enroute visit Vaishali. On arrival check in to the hotel. Lunch at hotel and then proceed to visit Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of lord Buddha) and Japan Temple. Evening back to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 07: Kushinagar / Lumbini
Breakfast at hotel and then drive toward Lumbini 170 kms / approx 04 hrs drive) to Lumbini (in Nepal). Kindly obtain double entry visa for India & single entry visa for Nepal). On arrival, check in at hotel. Lunch serve at hotel and then proceed to visit Holy Birth place of Lord Buddha. Evening back to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 08: Lumbini / Kathmandu: By Flight
Breakfast at hotel. Morning timely transfer to Lumbini (Bharwa Airport) airport to catch flight for Kathmandu. On arrival, met and proceed for lunch in local restaurant. After lunch proceed for visit Swoyambhunath Temple and Durbar Square.Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu .
Day 09: Kathmandu
Breakfast in hotel. Then will process for full day s/seeing of Kathmandu city visit Boudnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple. Lunch & dinner in local restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10: Kathmandu – Departure
Breakfast in hotel. Then you will be timely transfer to airport to catch flight for onward destination.
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.