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Buddhist Tour ( 13 nights / 14 days )
Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 02 / Delhi
After breakfastproceed for sightseeing tour of Old&New Delhi :
OLD DELHI -A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - thememorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largestmosque in India, Red Fort.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour ofNew Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple, the QutubMinar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath , pass the imposing IndiaGate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drivethrough the Diplomatic Enclave, Rail Museum. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 03 / Delhi - Agra ( by road ) Approx. 04hrs. and half drive
After breakfast drive To Agra. On arrival in Agra transfer to hotel. Later visit the world famous Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Also visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. Night stay in Agra.

Day 04 / Agra - Lucknow ( By road ) via Sankasia Approx. 10 hrs. drive
After breakfast drive to Lucknow via Sankasia. On arrival at Lucknow transfer to hotel. Night stay in Lucknow.

Day 05 / Lucknow - Sravasti ( By road ) Approx. 06 hrs. drive
After breakfast drive to Sravasti.On arrival at Sravasti transfer to hotel. Sravasti - the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, has the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetvana Gardens. The city believed to be founded by the mythological king Sravast, has age-old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples. Buddha is said to have performed some miracles here. Later proceed to visit Saheth - Maheth & Jetvan. Night stay in Sravasti .

Day 06 / Sravasti - Lumbini ( By road ) Approx. 06 hrs. drive
After breakfast drive to Lumbini. On arrival at Lumbini transfer to hotel. 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.

Day 07 / Lumbini - Kushinagar ( By road ) Approx. 05 hrs. drive
After breakfast drive to Kushinagar. On arrival at Kushinagar transfer to hotel. Kushinagar is where the Buddha finally attained Mahaparmirvana. Amongst the ruins are the Mukutbandhan Stupa and a beautiful statue of the reclining Buddha. visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple & Stupas. Night stay in Kushinagar.

Day 08 / Kushinagar - Vaisahali - Rajgir ( By road ) Approx. 10 hrs. drive Enroute visitng Vaishali & Nalanda
After breakfast drive to Rajigir. Enroute visitng Vaishali & Nalanda. Rajgir -The picturesque Rajgir, or Rajagriha as it was known in the past (literally, the abode of kings) is surrounded by the meandering river Banganga and 5 hills. During the lifetime of the Buddha this was the capital of the powerful Magadhan kingdom, ruled by the virtuous King Bimbisara. The hills and caves surrounding Rajagriha were home to spiritual teachers, ranging from the materialism of the early Charavaka school to the metaphysics of Upanishadic philosophers. Like many others in search of truth, Prince Siddhartha, after he renounced his royal heritage came to this city to seek the path of vation. Nalanda -Nalanda was the most renowned university in ancient India. It derived its name from Na-alam-da, meaning Insatiable in Giving, one of the names by which the Lord Buddha was known. Arrive Rajgir and tranfer to hotel . Night stay in Rajgir.

Day 09 / Rajgir - Bodhgaya ( By road ) Approx. 03 hrs. drive
After Breakfast drive to Bodhagaya. On arrival at Bodhagaya transfer to hotel. Night stay in Bodhagaya

Day 10 / Bodhgaya
After a leisurely breakfast Bodhgaya - As the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buhddhists. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres since it was here that Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Later visit Mahabodhi Temple, Niranjana River, Sujata Village. Night stay in Bodhgaya.

Day 11 / Bodhgaya - Varanasi ( By road ) Approx. 05 hrs. & half drive
After breakfast drive to Varanasi. On the way visit Sarnath. On arrival at Varanasi transfer to hotel. Evening view “Aarti” ceremony on the Ghats. Night stay in Varanasi. Night stay in Varanasi.

Day 12 / Varanasi
Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Later excursion to Sarnath, 10kms. East of Varanasi, is one of the Bud. Varanasi, said to be the India’s most sacred city situated on the western bank of the holy river Ganga. It is also the oldest living city in the world. As a place for devotion and worship, with hundreds of temples dotting the city, sunrise on the river front as seen from a boat can be a spiritually uplifting sight. It has a fascination uniquely its own, a quality of sublime beauty, a timeless eternal appeal. Varanasi is the city which cannot be described, only experienced. Meet assist at the railway station and transfer to hotel. Later sight seeing of Varanasi (the oldest and holiest city of India) covering Temples, Aurangazeb’s Mosque and one of the biggest university of India.

Day 13 / Varanasi - Kanpur ( By road ) Approx. 08 hrs. drive
After breakfast drive to Kanpur. On arrival at Kanpur transfer to hotel. Night stay in Kanpur.

Day 14 / Kanpur - Delhi ( By road ) Approx. 11 hrs. drive - Departure
After breakfast drive to Delhi for your onward flight back to your home.

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