Buddhist Tour With Golden Triangle and Ajanta Ellora

Since ancient past India has had an unbroken tradition of being the fountainhead of spiritual knowledge in the world. Great seers, masters and incarnations have been born here to spread the true knowledge from time to time. The Sanskrit word “Bodh” literally means knowledge. Buddha thus means “The one who has attained all knowledge”. The cessation of conflicts at both the internal the external levels is possible only when one is armed with the right knowledge.

What's Included?

• All accommodations with Breakfast
• A.C. Car
• Permission in Lumbini
• Train Bookings as per itenary
• Internal Flight.

Duration

20 days

Destination Covered

New Delhi, Varanasi, Bodh Gaya, Patna, Kushinagar, Lumbini, Sravasti, Lucknow, Agra, Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves and Jaipur

Best Suited

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Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Arrival at the airport and Namaskar from India, you will find our representative waiting for you, you will be greeted and will be transfer to the pre booked hotel of your choice. The briefing will be done by our representative once you settled at the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur
Today, the day will start early and you will start your day with an early morning train to Agra. On arrival, our driver will welcome you at Agra Train station. Come and visit the Red fort and the fabulous Taj Mahal. After day excursion, you will be dropped at agra cantt station to catch a train to Jaipur in the evening. Arrival at Jaipur, our driver will welcome you and will take you to the pre-booked hotel.

Day 3: Jaipur
Jaipur which is also called pink city, it has got his name when long time back the prince visited this city and it was colored pink in his honor, since then the the color of the city never changed. This city is almost 260 years old, it was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, who is known for building Jantar Mantar which has its astronomical importance. Visit City Palace built by Maharaja, Hawa Mahal. Ovenight at the pre booked hotel.

Day 4: Jaipur - Delhi
Morning visit Amber Fort with an Elephant ride till the main entrance of the fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Rest of the day is free and after that drop to train station to catch a train to Delhi. Arrival at delhi and pickup from station, transfer to pre booked hotel.

Day 5: Delhi - Varanasi
Morning is free for relaxation and shopping, evening board an overnight train to varanasi.

Day 6: Varanasi
Arrival at varanasi and checkin to the pre booked hotel. Briefing by the local agent for the further Tour. Varanasi is one of the oldest and holiest city of India, it is also the oldest living city in the world, which kept its heritage till today. Varanasi is full of temples and you will find thousands of pilgrims and devotees doing aarti in the evening on Ghats.

Day 7: Varanasi
Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Visit the deer park and the museum and later back to Varanasi. Night stay in Varanasi.

Day 8: Varanasi - Bodhgaya
leave for Bodhgaya - one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centers in the state of Bihar, en-route visiting Sarnath - the spot where Budhha first preached over 2, 000 years ago. The archaeological museum displays the Ashoka Pillar (264-226 B. C. ), the emblem of independent India. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9: Bodhgaya
Sighteeing Tour of Bodhgaya. Visit Mahabodhi Temple and Niranjana River. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Bodhgaya - Nalanda - Rajgir - Patna
Departure in direction of Patna, en-route visit Rajgir and Nalanda. Patna is 2500 year old capital city of Bihar. Rajgir was capital of 6th century Magadha Empire and was revered site of Buddha's discourses. Buddha spent many years here. Nalanda is the world's oldest university founded in the 5th century. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Patna - Kushinagar
Drive to Kushinagar after Patna, en-route visit Vaishali - located 60 kms from Patna and holds special significance for Buddhist devotees. Kushinagar Situated in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, 51 km off Gorakhpur. Is one of the principal centers of Buddhist pilgrimage is the place of Mahaparinrvana. The monument of Kushinagar are situated in three distinct comprising in the main site of the Nirvana Temple houses over 6meter long statue of the reclining Buddha The image was unearthed during the excavations in 1876. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12: Kushinagar - Lumbini
Drive to Lumbini. Located in the flat plains of South-Western Nepal and the foothills of Churia range is kind of holy sentiment to the millions of Buddhists all over the world-as do the Jerusalem to Christians and Mecca to Muslims. Lumbini is the place Lord Buddha -the apostle of peace and the light of Asia was born in 623 B. C. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13: Lumbini - Sravasti
Departure in direction of Sravasti. Another of the most commonly visited places of Buddhist pilgrimage is Shravasti. It is here that the Buddha is said to have performed great miracles. One story tells of how on throwing down the seed of a mango, a great mango tree instantly arose. Another story tells of how the Buddha stood in the air, the lower part of his body engulfed in flames, with five hundred jets of water streaming from the top of his body. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14: Shravasti
Local Sight Seeing of the place and overnight at the Hotel.

Day 15: Sravasti - Delhi
Sravasti to Lucknow by car and drop to Lcuknow Train station to catch a train to Delhi for same day travel. Arrive in the late evening and pickup and transfer to pre booked hotel. Overnight at pre booked hotel.

Day 16: Delhi - Aurangabad
Drop to Airport to catch a flight to Aurangabad. Arrival and pickup by our Agent and Transfer to pre booked hotel. Visit Ajanta Caves today.

Ajanta caves: Nestling in an inner fold of the Sahyardi hills, 100 km from Aurangabad in the shape of a mammoth horse- shoe, are the 30 rock-hewn caves of Ajanta. The Caves date from the 2nd century BC. Discovered in 1819 by a group of British army officers, these startling achievements took around 600 years to create. Carved with little more than a hammer and chisel, Ajanta, once the retreat of Buddhist monastic orders features several 'chaityas' (chapels) and 'viharas' (monasteries). Return to Aurangabad and overnight will be at Aurangabad.

Day 17: Aurangabad
Visit Ellora Caves.

Ellora Caves: Impressive in their own right is the rock-hewn temples and monasteries of Ellora that lie just 30 km away from Aurangabad city. In all, there are 34 cave temples, 12 Mahayana Buddhist caves (550-750 AD), 17 Hindu caves (600-875 AD) and 5 caves of the Jain faith (800-1000 AD) 22 more caves, dedicated to Lord Shiva, were recently discovered. Kailas Temple (cave16), the central attraction at Ellora, is the most remarkable.

Aurangabad Caves: The almost forgotten caves of Aurangabad lie just outside the city. Excavated between the 2nd and 6th century AD, they reflect TANTRIC influences in their iconography and architectural designs. In all there are nine caves which are mainly viharas (monasteries). Overnight will be at Aurangabad.

Day 18: Mumbai
Morning Train to Mumbai. Arrival and pickup by our agent, evening free for relaxation and shopping, transfer to pre booked hotel

Day 19: Mumbai - International Airport
Day Excursion and evening drop to International Airport to catch a flight back.
• 50% Advance at time of Booking
• 25% 15 days before arrival
• 25% 7 Days before arrival.

Cancellation
• No Charges if cancelled 72 Hrs before.
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