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India and Nepal Buddhism Tour

Buddhists follow the steps of Gautam Buddha who taught the concept of four noble truths. Lord Buddha preached his noble virtues in Eastern India around 6th Century BCE. In Buddhism, there is a prominence of all the places that are associated with Lord Buddha. Buddhists seek the fragrance of Buddha's teachings and quest for inner bliss. The travelers with religious hearts can also savor the utter serenity of minds through visiting these places.

This 16 nights and 17 days itinerary takes the tourists on the footsteps of Lord Buddha. The tour includes various places of religious significance in Buddhism in India and Nepal. These destinations include visiting various tranquil places such as Patna, Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya, Varanasi, Kushinagar, Lumbini and Kathmandu.

Day 01: Delhi Arrival

On arrival at Delhi airport in the afternoon, our representative will be there to receive you and transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Check in at the hotel. Rest of the time is free for leisure. An overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi

The day is free to explore the major tourist destinations in Delhi or local markets of Delhi. An overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 03: Delhi - Patna

Today, we will fly to Patna, an ancient Buddhist capital of Patliputra. On arrival check in at the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 04: Patna

In the morning after breakfast, we will leave to visit Vaishali, where the Buddha preached his last sermon. Later return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 05: Patna- Rajgir

After breakfast in the morning, we will drive to Rajgir, where Buddha preached at the "Vultures peak" and the first Buddhist council was held after his death. Here, we will climb the peak by cable car. En-route, we will visit Nalanda, one of the greatest universities of the ancient world. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel in Rajgir.

Day 06: Rajgir- Bodhgaya

Today, in the afternoon, we will drive to Bodhgaya, place of Buddha's Enlightenment. Check in at the hotel in Bodhgaya for an overnight stay.

Day 07: Bodhgaya

In the morning, we will visit the Mahabodhi temple and sit under the Bodhi tree of enlightenment. Later return back to the hotel for a night stay.

Day 08: Bodhgaya - Varanasi

Today, we will drive or board the train to Varanasi. On arrival in Varanasi, check in at the hotel to relax and enjoy a night stay.

Day 9: Varanasi

After breakfast in the morning, proceed for a dawn boat ride on the sacred river Ganges, where devotions are performed towards the rising sun. Also, you can see the funeral Ghats, and some of the Varanasi's temples. In the afternoon, visit the great Stupa at Sarnath, where the Buddha preached his first sermon. Later return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 10: Varanasi- Kushinagar

Today, the morning time is free for leisure. In the afternoon, board train to Kushinagar. On arrival at Kushinagar, our representative will be there to meet you and take you to your prebooked hotel where you can check in and enjoy an overnight stay.

Day 11: Kushinagar

In the morning after breakfast, we will visit the ancient stupas and modern temples, commemorating the Buddha's Death and cremation, and see the spectacular reclining Buddha Statue. Later, come back to the hotel to relax and enjoy a night stay.

Day 12: Kushinagar - Lumbini

Today, we will drive across the border into Nepal to Lumbini, birthplace of Buddha in the morning. After exploring the beautiful Lumbini, enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel in Lumbini.

Day 13: Lumbini - Kathmandu

The morning time is few for leisure. Later, in the afternoon, take flight to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will transfer you to your already booked hotel in Kathmandu for an overnight stay.

Day 14: Kathmandu

After breakfast in the morning, we will visit the two ancient and magnificent stupas of Swayambunath and Boudhanath. Rest of the time is free for shopping and exploring the city of Kathmandu. Later return back to the hotel for a night stay.

Day 15: Kathmandu

Today, we will visit the village of Nagarkot, with stupendous views of the Himalaya and Kathmandu valley or another option available is to trek to 14th Century World heritage temple of Changu Narayan. An overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Kathmandu - Delhi

In the afternoon, we will fly to Delhi and enjoy an overnight stay at your pre-booked hotel in Delhi.

Day 17: International Departure

In the morning, we will transfer you to the airport to catch the flight for onwards international destination.

Tour & services Ends.

Rates are valid from 01 Oct 2016 to 31 Mar 2017 (Below Cost based on Per Person Basis.)*
No. of Pax Budget Hotels Standard Hotels Deluxe Hotels Luxury Hotels
02 Pax INR 63710 INR 67620 INR 84008 INR 100913
04 Pax INR 48875 INR 52785 INR 69173 INR 86078
05 - 09 Pax INR 49922 INR 53832 INR 70219 INR 87124
The Above Cost Includes:
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Daily breakfast
  • All applicable govt taxes
  • Ac vehicle for all transfers & intercity travel
  • English speaking guide during the city tour
  • Boat ride on the Ganges, Varanasi
  • All the arrival and departure transfer with company representative
  • Complete transportation with an English speaking chauffer
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll Taxes and Parking
  • State taxes
  • Fuel
  • All the currently applicable taxes
The Above Cost Doesn't Includes:
  • Monument fees
  • Meals except then breakfast
  • Tips, Laundry, Phone calls
  • Any other expenses not mentioned above.
Rates are valid from 01 Oct 2016 to 31 Mar 2017 (Below Cost based on Per Person Basis.)*
No. of Pax Budget Hotels Standard Hotels Deluxe Hotels Luxury Hotels
02 Pax USD 1098 USD 1166 USD 1448 USD 1740
04 Pax USD 843 USD 910 USD 1193 USD 1484
05 - 09 Pax USD 861 USD 928 USD 1211 USD 1502
The Above Cost Includes:
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Daily breakfast
  • All applicable govt taxes
  • Ac vehicle for all transfers & intercity travel
  • English speaking guide during the city tour
  • Boat ride on the Ganges, Varanasi
  • All the arrival and departure transfer with company representative
  • Complete transportation with an English speaking chauffer
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll Taxes and Parking
  • State taxes
  • Fuel
  • All the currently applicable taxes
The Above Cost Doesn't Includes:
  • Monument fees
  • Meals except then breakfast
  • Tips, Laundry, Phone calls
  • Any other expenses not mentioned above.
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