The Buddhist Circuit Tour: Lumbini, Kushinagar, Bodhgaya, and Sarnath
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Product Code : AGORA773
The Buddhist Circuit Tour takes you on a spiritual journey through the most significant Buddhist sites in India and Nepal. Explore the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini, marvel at the architectural wonders of Kushinagar, and visit the sacred Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya. Experience the tranquility of Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon, and immerse yourself in the rich Buddhist culture and history of the region.
Day 1: Arrival in Gorakhpur - Transfer to Lumbini
Upon arrival at Gorakhpur airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will transfer you to Lumbini, located 135 km away. After check-in at the hotel, relax and unwind.
Day 2: Lumbini Sightseeing
After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full day sightseeing tour of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Visit the sacred Lumbini Garden, the Maya Devi Temple, the Ashoka Pillar, and the Sacred Pond. Explore the monasteries and temples built by various countries, each showcasing their unique architecture and traditions. Spend the night in Lumbini.
Day 3: Lumbini - Kushinagar (170kms)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Kushinagar, another important Buddhist pilgrimage site. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and proceed for a Kushinagar sightseeing tour. Visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple and the Ramabhar Stupa, which is believed to be the cremation site of Lord Buddha.
Day 4: Kushinagar - Bodhgaya via Kesariya and Vaishali (280kms)
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Bodhgaya, via Kesariya and Vaishali. Kesariya is home to the tallest stupa in the world, while Vaishali is where Lord Buddha delivered his last sermon. Visit these important Buddhist sites and continue the drive to Bodhgaya. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax.
Day 5: Bodhgaya Sightseeing - Varanasi (250kms)
After breakfast, visit the Mahabodhi Temple, where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Also, visit the Bodhi Tree, the Animesh Lochan Chaitya, and the Buddhist monasteries in the vicinity. Later, drive to Varanasi and check-in at the hotel. Spend the evening exploring the ghats of the holy city of Varanasi.
Day 6: Varanasi and Sarnath Sightseeing
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the ancient city of Sarnath, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Explore the Dhamekh Stupa, the Chaukhandi Stupa, and the Archaeological Museum. Later in the day, return to Varanasi and visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the Dashashwamedh Ghat, and other important ghats along the river Ganges.
Day 7: Departure from Varanasi
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and transfer to Varanasi airport for your onward journey.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 6 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 6 nights accommodation
Lumbini x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Nirvana/ Lumbini Bamboo Resort
4* - Buddha Maya Hotel/ Lumbini Hokke Hotel
Kushinagar x 1 nights
3* - The Imperial/ Hotel Sidharth Inn
4* - The Royal Residency/ Lotus Nikko Hotel
Bodhgaya x 1 nights
3* - The Imperial/ Hotel Taj Darbar
4* - Marasa Sarovar Premiere/ The Royal Residency
Varanasi x 2 nights
3* - Meraden Grand/ Amaya Hotel
4* - Rivatas by Ideal/ Madin Hotel
5* - Ramada JHV/ Radisson Hotel
- Any flight tickets.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.