For 10 days and 9 nights of Buddha’s trail with masterpieces of Buddhist art tour package, Our representative will take you on a soul enriching journey across some of the most highly revered holy Buddhist sites. Feel the divine energy of the lord as you walk on the holy trail that was made by him ages ago. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with this package and experience the true nature of spirituality.
|Tour Name||Buddha’s trail with masterpieces|
|Tour Duration||10 Days / 9 Nights|
|Destinations Covered||Delhi – Aurangabad – Ellora – Ajanta – Bhusaval – Bhopal – Agra – Delhi – Patna – Rajgir – Bodhgaya – Varanasi – Kushinagar – Lumbini – Shravasti – Lucknow|
|Tour Price||On Request/- Enquire Now|
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi – Aurangabad
Once you arrive at New Delhi you will be taken for a brief sightseeing tour of the city, which will include classic landmarks of the capital like, the Qutab complex; India gate – a classic structure commemorating the martyrs of the Indo – Afghan war of 1919; the massive red sand stone structure of red fort housing numerous museums; your final destination will be the holy centre of Jama Masjid – which is a classical representation of Indo – muslim architecture. You will then be taken to the airport from where you will be made to board the flight to Aurangabad.
After covering a 2 hours flight journey you will be landing in Aurangabad, where you will be transferred to your allotted hotel here where you will be spending the night.
Day 2: Aurangabad – Ellora – Ajanta – Bhusaval – Bhopal
Post breakfast you will be covering a journey of 1 hour to the UNESCO world heritage site which features classical Buddhist and Hindu temples dating back to 600 and 1000 AD- Ellora caves.
You will then proceed towards an excursion of another UNESCO world heritage site of Ajanta caves, which is located at a distance of 2 hours and 30 mins from Ellora caves. Ajanta caves are rock cut Buddhist cave sculptures dating back to 2nd century BCE and 480 CE.
After a day of immense, wonderful spiritualism you will be transferred to the Bhusaval railway station from where you will board an overnight train for Bhopal.
Day 3: Bhopal – Sanchi – Agra
After having your breakfast you will be taken for a visit to one of the most pious and oldest Buddhist destinations and a UNESCO world heritage site of Sanchi stupa which is located at a distance of 46 km from Bhopal.
After visiting this holy site and offering your prayers there you will be transferred to the Bhopal railway station from where you will be boarded on the train to Agra, where upon your arrival you will be transferred to your allotted hotel for spending the night.
Day 4: Agra sightseeing
Today you will be taken to visit the 7th wonder of the world, the monument of love and the representation of what a rich cultural heritage looks like – Taj Mahal. After a sightseeing of this wonderful structure you will be also made to experience the neighboring red sandstone structure of Agra fort which had served as the residential complex and a seat of Mughals.
After a wholesome sightseeing tour of the two iconic landmarks of India, you will be taken back to your hotel for staying the night.
Day 5: Agra – Delhi – Patna
From Agra, early in the morning you will be made to proceed towards Delhi, which will be a 4 hours journey. Upon arrival you will be taken for a brief sightseeing tour of this colorful and happening city, like president’s house (rashtrapati bhawan) and Rajghat – the final resting place of the father of our nation (Mahatma Gandhi).
You will then be transferred to the domestic airport from where you will be boarded on the flight to Patna. Upon arriving at Patna you will be made to check in to your allotted hotel for the night.
Day 6: Patna – Rajgir – Bodhgaya
After having your breakfast you will be taken on an excursion to one of the most sacred centres of pilgrimage for Buddhists – Rajgir. It is the home for Griddhakuta hills – where Buddha used to offer his discourses and was also one of the most favorite retreats for the enlightened one. The Vishwa Shanti stupa is also home to one of the 80 peace pagodas in the world will be your next destination. You will also be taken to saptaparni caves – which are also another prime holy Buddhist sites where he had spent some time before his death and the exact spot where the first Buddhist council was held after Buddha’s mahaparinirvana.
Nalanda – one of the oldest universities in the world, where Buddha offered courses and teachings of Buddhism to students from home and abroad as well.
You also have the option of exploring the nearby temples and stupas which are dedicated and created in the memory of Lord Buddha.
You will then commence your 2 hours journey towards Bodhgaya – one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in India and the world, where upon arrival you will be duly checked in to your hotel for spending the night.
Day 7: Bodhagaya – Varanasi
You will be made to visit the famous pilgrimage site of Mahabodhi temple (constructed by Ashok during 260 BC) – the place where Lord Buddha had attained his enlightenment, while meditating under the bodhi tree. The entire temple complex also houses a bodhi tree descendant under which Lord Buddha had gained his enlightenment.
Later you will be made to proceed towards one of the oldest living cities in the world, Varansi, where upon arriving you will be checked in to your hotel for staying the night.
Day 8: Varanasi – Kushinagar
Your early morning will commence at a blissful note, by taking a sunrise boat ride on the holy River Ganga. Post breakfast, you will be taken for an excursion to Sarnath – the place where Lord Buddha had given his very first sermon after attaining his enlightenment. During the 3rd century BC, Ashoka had erected numerous temples dedicated to Lord Buddha.
After exploring the pious sites, you will be driven for 6 hours and 30 mins to the holy site of Kushinagar – the site where Buddha had passed on to Mahaparinirvana. Upon arriving you will be checked in to your allotted hotel, where you will be staying for the night.
Day 9: Kushinagar – Lumbini – Shravasti
After having your breakfast you will be taken for a sightseeing tour of Kushinagar, starting off with Ramabhar stupa – which houses the holy ashes of Lord Buddha after his cremation.
You will then be made to proceed towards Shravasti while stopping en route for a visit to Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha; where you will be made to visit an ancient shrine preserving the nativity of Lord Buddha.
From Lumbini it will take 5 hours to reach Shravasti, where upon arriving you will be made to check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 10: Shravasti – Lucknow – Delhi (departure)
Early in the morning after breakfast you will be made to visit the kingdom of kosala – Sahet Mahet which is also an active centre for Buddhism. After a brief sightseeing of the pious destinations you will be made to proceed towards Lucknow, which is a 4 hours road journey.
You will then be boarded on to the flight headed towards Delhi. From Delhi your trip will conclude and you will be free to board on any flight going towards your desired destination.