Footsteps of Buddha Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Varanasi Airport, Railway Station 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.
Day 01: Arrival Varanasi  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 The Amaya / Rivatas by Ideal. Meal: B+D Day 02: Varanasi –Sarnath-VaranasiMorning 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.Meal: B+D Day 03: Varanasi-Bodhgaya ( 250 KMS/ 05 Hrs drive)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 Hotel Sujata / Hotel Lotus Nikko Meal: B+D Day 04 – 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 Hotel Sujata / Hotel Lotus NikkoMeal: B+D Day 05 - Bodhgaya / Rajgir / NalandaMorning 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 Hotel Rajgir Indo / Hotel Hokke. Meal: B+D Day 06 - Rajgir- 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 Lotus Nikko Hotel.Meal: B+D Day 07 - Kushinagar / Lumbini 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

What’s included

  • Arrival and departure assistance.
  • Accommodation on Double/Twin Sharing room as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • 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 01: Arrival Varanasi   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 The Amaya / Rivatas by Ideal.  Meal: B+D 
Day 02: Varanasi –Sarnath-Varanasi 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. Meal: B+D 
Day 03: Varanasi-Bodhgaya ( 250 KMS/ 05 Hrs drive) 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 Hotel Sujata / Hotel Lotus Nikko  Meal: B+D  Day 04 – 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 Hotel Sujata / Hotel Lotus Nikko Meal: B+D  Day 05 - Bodhgaya / Rajgir / Nalanda 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 Hotel Rajgir Indo / Hotel Hokke.  Meal: B+D  Day 06 - Rajgir- 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 Lotus Nikko Hotel. Meal: B+D  Day 07 - Kushinagar / Lumbini  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
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