Spiritual India Tour
Itinerary:Delhi – Patna – Nalanda – Bodhgaya – Varanasi – Gorakhpur – Balrampur – Lucknow
Duration:14 Nights / 15 Days
Day 01 Delhi
Welcome to India! Arrive Delhi, meet assist by our tour executive at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 Delhi – Patna
Morning after breakfast in the hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Patna. Patna city famous for the ancient Patliputra, was the seat of many empires which flourished during the 6th Century AD. Half-day’s sightseeing of the city include visits to Patna Museum, Sher Shah Masjid and Hari Mandir Temple. Night stay in Patna.
Day 03 Patna – Rajgir
Early morning proceed by surface for Rajgir with packed breakfast. On arrival check into the tourist bungalow. Rest of the day free at leisure to explore the small town. Night stay in tourist bungalow.
Day 04 Rajgir – Nalanda – Rajgir
Morning after breakfast in the hotel proceed by surface for Nalanda – an important seat of learning from the 5th century BC to the 12th century AD. Afternoon city tour of Rajgir, once the capital of Magadha. Both the Buddha and Mahavira chose this city for their retreats and sermons. Return to Rajgir by surface. Night stay in Rajgir.
Day 05 Rajgir – Bodhgaya
Morning after breakfast proceed by surface for Bodhgaya, and visit Vajrashilla, the sacred spot under the Bodhi Tree. Rest of the day free at leisure. Night stay in Bodhgaya.
Day 06 Bodhgaya
After breakfast in the hotel proceed for full day sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Buddhist temples in India. Night stay in Bodhgaya.
Day 07 Bodhgaya – Varanasi
After breakfast proceed by surface to Varanasi, the eternal city, which is the holiest Hindu city in India, and one of the oldest living cities in the world. Rest of the day free at leisure. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 08 Varanasi
Early morning proceed for boat riding on the Ganges to view the rituals that take place along the ghats. Afternoon at leisure to take a walking trip of the city centre. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 09 Varanasi
Full day excursion to Sarnath for buddhist pilgrimage in India. It was here in the Deer Park that the Buddha delivered his first sermon. See in motion ‘The Wheel of Law’ of the Buddhist faith. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 10 Varanasi – Gorakhpur
Morning after breakfast in the hotel, proceed by surface for Gorakhpur. Rest of the day free at leisure. Night stay in Gorakhpur.
Day 11 Gorakhpur
Full day pilgrimage tour to Kushinagar or Kasia where the Buddha left his mortal body. Night stay in Gorakhpur.
Day 12 Gorakhpur
Breakfast in the hotel, then full day excursion tour to Lumbini where the Buddha was born. “Here Buddha was born”. Night stay in Gorakhpur.
Day 13 Gorakhpur – Balrampur
Morning after breakfast proceed by surface for Balrampur. Afternoon buddhist pilgrimage tour of Balrampur (Shravasti). Night stay in Balrampur.
Day 14 Balrampur – Lucknow – Delhi
Early morning proceed by surface for Lucknow with packed brekfast. Lucknow derives its name from Lakshmana (the brother of Rama – the hero of the epic Ramayana), who lived here towards the end of his life. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Lucknow visiting the Great Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Sikandar Bagh and the Aliganj Temple.Evening transfer to airport and fly to Delhi. On arrival check intot the hotel.
Day 15 Delhi
Breakfast in the Hotel. Transfer to airport in time to board flight for onward destination.