Welcome to Vardhman’s ‘Buddhist Tours ‘. On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transfered by our representative to hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 - Delhi
This morning after a leisurely breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.
Combined city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun’s tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple , a modern Hindu Temple , Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi .
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
OPTIONAL: Enjoy the Dances of India show in the evening.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Patna - Bodhgaya
This morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to connect flight for Patna. On arrival at Patna airport, you will be met and transferred to Bodhgaya by our representative. Enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir. Relax for rest of the day.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 - Bodhgaya-Varanasi
Proceed on a short tour of Bodhgaya. Set in silvan solitude on the banks of river Nirnjana, came to this place after a long-hard journey in search of Supreme Knowledge. Here under the Bodhi tree, he attained enlightenment.
Later drive to Varanasi and upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Relax for rest of the day.
DAY 05 - Varanasi
Early morning visit Ghats for boat cruise (at your own cost) on the holy river Ganges.
Later visit Sarnath, which is 10 kms. from Varanasi. In Sarnath Buddha preached his first significant sermon to his five disciples. Buddha came here after achieving enlightenment at Bodhgaya. After sightseeing of Sarnath visit Museum of Sarnath and temples in the city.
DAY 06 - Varanasi - Kushinagar
This morning after breakfast drive to Kushinagar and transfer to hotel.
Kushinagar known earlier as Kushinara. It was here that Buddha passed away into Mahaperinirvana. In this place the Mukutbandhana Stupa (Ram Stupa), which was built to hold the Buddha’s cremated remains is naturally considered of great sanctity. There is also a large recline stone figure of Lord Buddha.
DAY 7 - Kushinagar - Lumbini
After an early breakfast, drive to Lumbini the birthplace of Lord Buddha. King Ashoka visited Lumbini in 250 BC and erected a monolithic pillar, 36 feet in height to mark the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Shakyamuni has remnants of an old monastery and an image of Maya Devi (Lord Buddha’s mother is preserved here).
DAY 8 - Lumbini - Kathmandu
This morning after breakfast leave for Kathmandu. On arrival, check into your hotel. Relax for rest of the day.
DAY 9 - Kathmandu
After breakfast proceed for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Pashupatinath Temple is situated 5 km east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva, Pathupatinath with two tierd golden roof and silver doors is considered one of the holiest shrines of Hindus. The stupa of Boudhanath lies 8kms east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal stupa is one of the biggest in the world and the center of Buddhism in the world. It was listed in the UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979. After lunch we drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is situated at 32 km east of Kathmandu and at an altitude of 2175 m above sea level, Nagarkot is a popular destination for the view of sunrise and sunset and panoramic view of Himalayas including Mount Everest.
DAY 10 - Kathmandu-Delhi
In time transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi domestic board transfer to International airport by shuttle service available at the airport to board flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of your tour escorted by Vardhman Vacations