Footsteps of Buddha Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours, Traveler pickup is offered to Lucknow Airport, Railway Station

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The footsteps of Buddha is a special pilgrimage tour of followers of Buddha where we trace the footsteps of Buddha by paying homage at the important places associated with Lord Buddha’s life. This tour covers Varanasi (Sarnath), Bodhgaya, Patna (Nalanda, Rajgriha), Kushinagar, Lumbini, Sravasti among the primary Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. Enjoy your stay in India and stay blessed by the Buddha.
ItineraryDay 1: Varanasi-ArrivalPass By: Lal Bahadur Shastri International AirportOn arrival transfer to hotel check in hotel. Later an English speaking guide will take you for Aarti Ceremony at Holy River Ganges. Stay overnight at Varanasi Hotel Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in VaranasiDay 2: Varanasi-Sarnath ExcursionPass By: Sarnath, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar PradeshMorning boat ride at Holy river Ganges, back to hotel have your breakfast. An English speaking guide will take you Sarnath: which is one of the four places of Buddhist pilgrimage to which his devout followers should visit, if they wanted to visit a place for that reason. It was also the site of the Buddha's Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, which was his first teaching after attaining enlightenment.Afternoon back to city and visit : Kashi Vishwanath Temple, BHU, Sankat Mochan Temple, Tulsi Manas TempleStay overnight at Varanasi Hotel.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in VaranasiDay 3: Varanasi-Bodhgaya-DrivePass By: bodhgayaMorning after breakfast you will check out from the hotel. Later driven to Bodhgaya in which after arrival check in at hotel, an English guide will escort you for Bodhgaya sightseeing: Royal Bhutan Monastery, Great Budhha Statue, Daijokyo Buddhist Temple Stay overnight at BodhgayaMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in BodhgayaDay 4: Bodhgaya-SightseeingPass By: bodhgayaMorning after breakfast an English speaking local guide will escort you for main attractions of Bodhgaya: Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Animesh Lochna, Muchalinda Lake and Sujata Village Stay overnight at Bodhgaya Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in BodhgayaDay 5: Bodhgaya-Rajgir-Nalanda -DrivePass By: Nalanda, Patna, Patna District, BiharMorning after breakfast you will check out and drive for Rajgir to visit Vishwa Shanti Stupa and some other sights later continue drive for Patna. On the way visit Nalanda University which is known as one of the oldest university in the world. Arrive Patna and check in at hotel and relax.Stay overnight at Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in RajgirDay 6: Rajgir-Kushinagar-DrivePass By: KushinagarAfter breakfast check out and drive to Kushinagar. Later you will have the chance to visit the Maha-Pari Nirvana temple and Ramabhar Stupa. Stay overnight at KushinagarMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in KushinagarDay 7: Kushinagar-Lumbini-DrivePass By: Lumbini Temple.Morning after breakfast you will check out and drive to Lumbini. (Here you have to cross India Border and entry in Nepal, Nepal visa is required) . The entry permit takes a bit of time. On arrival check in at the Hotel.Night stay in Lumbini.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in LumbiniDay 8: Lumbini-SightseeingPass By: Rupandehi, Butwal, 15 No. Ward OfficeThe morning after breakfast Lumbini sightseeing. Lumbini - the birthplace of the Buddha, was located in 1890 after being untraced for 1,500 years. Evening sightseeing tour of Lumbini including a visit to the birth Place of Lord Buddha.Night stay in Lumbini.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in LumbiniDay 9: Lumbini-Lucknow-dropPass By: Lucknow, Lucknow, Lucknow District, Uttar PradeshAfter breakfast drive to Lucknow & transfer to Airport to board your direct fight to Home.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 8x Breakfast
  • 8x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • Arrival and departure assistance.
  • Accommodation on Double/Twin Sharing room as per itinerary
  • Professional local guide
  • Transport and sightseeing by private AC vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All inclusive Hotel taxes
  • All inclusive 5% Government service tax

What’s not included

  • Any Flight Fares / Train Fares
  • Entrance fees, Camera, Personal expenses, drinks etc
  • Any optional services opted other than mentioned in the Inclusions part only

Itinerary

Day 1: Varanasi-Arrival Pass By: Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport On arrival transfer to hotel check in hotel. Later an English speaking guide will take you for Aarti Ceremony at Holy River Ganges. Stay overnight at Varanasi Hotel Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Varanasi
Day 2: Varanasi-Sarnath Excursion Pass By: Sarnath, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh Morning boat ride at Holy river Ganges, back to hotel have your breakfast. An English speaking guide will take you Sarnath: which is one of the four places of Buddhist pilgrimage to which his devout followers should visit, if they wanted to visit a place for that reason. It was also the site of the Buddha's Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, which was his first teaching after attaining enlightenment. Afternoon back to city and visit : Kashi Vishwanath Temple, BHU, Sankat Mochan Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple Stay overnight at Varanasi Hotel. Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Varanasi
Day 3: Varanasi-Bodhgaya-Drive Pass By: bodhgaya Morning after breakfast you will check out from the hotel. Later driven to Bodhgaya in which after arrival check in at hotel, an English guide will escort you for Bodhgaya sightseeing: Royal Bhutan Monastery, Great Budhha Statue, Daijokyo Buddhist Temple Stay overnight at Bodhgaya Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Bodhgaya
Day 4: Bodhgaya-Sightseeing Pass By: bodhgaya Morning after breakfast an English speaking local guide will escort you for main attractions of Bodhgaya: Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Animesh Lochna, Muchalinda Lake and Sujata Village Stay overnight at Bodhgaya Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Bodhgaya
Day 5: Bodhgaya-Rajgir-Nalanda -Drive Pass By: Nalanda, Patna, Patna District, Bihar Morning after breakfast you will check out and drive for Rajgir to visit Vishwa Shanti Stupa and some other sights later continue drive for Patna. On the way visit Nalanda University which is known as one of the oldest university in the world. Arrive Patna and check in at hotel and relax. Stay overnight at Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Rajgir
Day 6: Rajgir-Kushinagar-Drive Pass By: Kushinagar After breakfast check out and drive to Kushinagar. Later you will have the chance to visit the Maha-Pari Nirvana temple and Ramabhar Stupa. Stay overnight at Kushinagar Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Kushinagar
Day 7: Kushinagar-Lumbini-Drive Pass By: Lumbini Temple. Morning after breakfast you will check out and drive to Lumbini. (Here you have to cross India Border and entry in Nepal, Nepal visa is required) . The entry permit takes a bit of time. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Night stay in Lumbini. Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Lumbini
Day 8: Lumbini-Sightseeing Pass By: Rupandehi, Butwal, 15 No. Ward Office The morning after breakfast Lumbini sightseeing. Lumbini - the birthplace of the Buddha, was located in 1890 after being untraced for 1,500 years. Evening sightseeing tour of Lumbini including a visit to the birth Place of Lord Buddha. Night stay in Lumbini. Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Lumbini
Day 9: Lumbini-Lucknow-drop Pass By: Lucknow, Lucknow, Lucknow District, Uttar Pradesh After breakfast drive to Lucknow & transfer to Airport to board your direct fight to Home. Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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