Tour Name : Arr. & Dep. Varanasi
Tour Duration : 08 nIGHTS / 09 dAYS
Destinations Covered : Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda – Kushinagar- Lumbini - Sravasti - Varanasi
Day 01: Arr. Varanasi (B/L/D)
Arrive Varanasi. Meet & assist and transfer to hotel. After lunch at hotel, take a rest. Evening can do shopping at silk shop, etc. Varanasi is famous for its silk producst. Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 02: Varanasi (B/L/D)
Early morning proceed for boat ride on holy river the Ganges with picturesque view of sunrise. After breakfast, excursion to Sarnath (10 kms) Visit - about 10 kms from the holy city Sarnath - where Buddha preached his first sermon after he had attained enlightenment at Bodhgaya. Next visit to Dhamekha Stupa, The Dhamekha Stupa is the most remarkable and massive structure at Sarnath. Built partly in stone and partly in brick, the Dhamekha Stupa is 28 meter in diameter at the base and 43.6 meter in height. The stone facing the lower part is decorated with delicate floral carvings of Gupta period. Tour continues to visit Deer Park & Museum. Evening back to hotel. Dinner and overnight at Varanasi.
Day 03: Varanasi - Bodhgaya (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel then drive to Bodhgaya, which is 250 kms ( 05 hrs drive ) arrive at Bodhgaya & transfer to hotel. Packed lunch or Late Lunch at hotel in Bodhgaya. Then visiting the place like Mahabodhi temple - The Bodhi tree, situated in the premises of the temple, is the one under which Buddha attained illumination and also visit various monasteries. Evening free for own activities or local shopping, Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 04: Bodhgaya - Rajgir – Nalanda - Bodhgaya (B/L/D)
Early morning 05.30 AM visit Mahabodhi temple to offer Gee Rice Pooja (Kiripidu Dhana) if group want. Thereafter return to hotel. After breakfast at hotel then drive around At 0745 hrs after breakfast drive to Rajgir. Reaches Rajgir at 1030 hrs (from Bodhgaya which is 95 kms) Rajgir is la site of great Sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Afternoon visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail & Ajatashatru's Fort. Drive to Nalanda, which is 12kms. Drive (15 minuts), and It was one of the oldest Universities of the World & International Centre for Buddist Studies., Nalanda was one of the greatest monastic universities of the ancient world University established in 5th century BC. It is believed that Lord Buddha and also the founder of Jainism religion Lord Mahavir taught at this university for years. There is even a monument to facilitate Chinese traveler monk and writer Hiuen Tsang who studied at this university in the 7th century A.D Lunch at hotel. Evening drive back to Bodhgaya (105 KMS , 02.5 Hrs Drive )on arrival check in at hotel. If client want to visit Mahabodhi temple, they can visit for evening prayer. Dinner at hotel and O/N at Bodhgaya.
Day 05: Bodhgaya – Vaishali - Kushinagar (B/L/D)
Early Morning drive to Kushinagar. Lunch on way at local restaurant or Packed ( 09 hrs drive). Enroute visit Vaishali, continues drive toward Kushinagar On arrival transfer to hotel Dinner and Overnight stay at Kushinagar hotel Kushinagar (The Place where Buddha entered perfect tranquility - the state of Mahaparinirvana).
Day 06: Kushinagar - Lumbini (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel then leave from hotel to visit Mahaparinirvana temple & Rambhar stupa , the huge statue of the Reclining Buddha, Mukutbandhana After early lunch at hotel or pacaked drive to Lumbini (180 kms / approx 6 hrs drive), Arrival Lumbini & transfer to hotel Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07: Lumbini - Sravasti (B/L/D)
After breakfast then visit to the Birth place of Lord Buddha. Shakyamumi Buddha was born in Lumbini, in southern Nepal, two thousand five hundred years ago. Since his time, Nepal has been a sacred ground for Buddhist as the birth place of Buddha. After an early Lunch drive Sravasti (190 kms, 05 hrs drive) Arrive & transfer to hotel, dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Sravasti - Varanasi (B/L/D )
After Breakfast at hotel , visit to Jetvanaram and Angulimal Caves. After visit, back to hotel for lunch. After lunch, drive to Varanasi (08 / 09 hrs drive) arrive & transfer to hotel. Dinner & over night at hotel.
Day 09: Varanasi - Departure (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel. After lunch, then timely transfer to airport for flight to onward destinations.
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