The Footsteps of Buddha

Day 01: Arrival Bodhgaya

Arrive Bodhgaya, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Overnight at Bodhgaya.

Day 02: Bodhgaya

 

Early morning visits the Mahabodhi Temple for the prayers and meditates near the Bodhi Tree. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Later visit the Sri Lankan monastery. Later in the day visit the village of Sujata, which is where a woman with the same name gave Lord Buddha his first meal ( milk, rice pudding ) after he came out of the austerities he was performing and broke his fast. Visit the Mahabodhi temple for the evening prayers too.
Overnight at Bodhgaya.

Day 03: Bodhgaya – Rajgir & Nalanda – Bodhgaya

 

Visit the famous ancient university of Nalanda, which produced great masters like Guru Padmasambhava and then after a short drive visits Rajgir, where exists the Vultures Peak or Giridhrakoot. Visit the Japanese Shanti Stupa in Rajgir. check-in at your hotel for the overnight.

Day 04: Bodhgaya – Varanasi

After an early breakfast, depart at 0800 HRS for Varanasi. On arrival in Varanasi, check-in at your
hotel. In the early part of the evening visit Sarnath, where you can visit a museum that has
artifacts from 300 – 400 BC and then you can visit the Dhammek Stupa and finally attend the
evening prayers at the Sri Lankan Temple.
Overnight at Varanasi.

Day 05: Varanasi – Kushinagar

 

Early morning visits the sacred river Ganges before sunrise, to see how the Hindus of Varanasi pray
to the rising Sun and then pray to the river Ganges. Enjoy a boat ride on the Ganges and see the
cremation grounds from the boat. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Later visit the Golden Temple,
Bharat Mata Temple and Birla ( Shiva ) Temple. Later depart for Kushinagar & transfer to hotel.
Overnight at Kushinagar.

Day 06: Kushinagar – Lumbini

 

Morning proceeds for the sacred sites in Kushinagar. Pray at the Mahaparnirvana Temple. Later depart for Lumbini & transfer to hotel. Overnight at Lumbini.

Day 07: Lumbini – Sravasti

Morning visits the birthplace of Lumbini. Later depart for Sravasti Enroute visit the sacred site
Kapilvastu. Arrive Sravasti & transfer to hotel.
Overnight at Sravasti.

Day 08: Sravasti – Lucknow

Morning visit Sahet Mahet, Later depart for Lucknow & transfer to hotel.
Overnight at Lucknow.

Day 09: Lucknow – Sankassia – Agra

After breakfast drive to Agra via Sankassia, a place where Buddha along with Brahma Devraj
Indra descended after giving sermons to his mother in heaven. At the spot of descent stands a
temple with a statue of the Buddha. Arrive Agra & transfer to hotel.
Overnight at Agra.

Day 10: Agra – Delhi

 

Morning visits the magnificent Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world surely the
most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build
this memorial to Shah Jahan beloved wife, Also visit the Red 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. At
the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an
ethereal ambiance, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign
ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Afternoon departs to Delhi & transfer to hotel.
Overnight at Delhi.

Day 11: Delhi – Departure

After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when
India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India
Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Red fort, Mahatama Gandhi
Memorial, Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple.
Later you will be departing transferred to the airport to connect flight for onward destination.

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