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Tracing the Footsteps of Lord Buddha

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Product Code : AGORA582

Embark on a spiritual pilgrimage with our 'Tracing the Footsteps of Lord Buddha' tour. Explore Varanasi's ancient temples, witness enchanting Ganges River rituals, and visit Sarnath. Journey to Kushinagar, where Buddha achieved Mahaparinirvana, and continue to Patna via Kesariya and Vaishali. Explore Nalanda, Rajgir's hot springs, and arrive in Bodhgaya, where enlightenment dawned upon Lord Buddha. An enlightening tour concludes with a flight from Gaya, leaving you with cherished memories of sacred Buddhist sites.


Day 1: Arrival in Varanasi

Upon your arrival at Varanasi airport, your guide will welcome you and take you to your hotel. After checking in and a brief rest, you'll embark on an enchanting evening boat ride along the Ganges River to witness traditional Hindu rituals and prayers. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the bustling local markets and the labyrinthine lanes of the old city. Enjoy an overnight stay in your Varanasi hotel.


Day 2: Varanasi Sightseeing

After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, you'll start your day with a visit to the revered Kashi Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Following this, you'll explore the prestigious Banaras Hindu University, one of Asia's largest residential universities. In the afternoon, your journey takes you to Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. You'll visit notable sites like the Dhamek Stupa, the archaeological museum, and the Mulagandha Kuti Vihar temple. In the evening, immerse yourself in the grand Aarti ceremony on the Ganges' banks. Your night's accommodation awaits at your Varanasi hotel.


Day 3: Varanasi - Kushinagar (250 km)

After breakfast, check out from your hotel and proceed to the holy city of Kushinagar. En route, you'll visit the renowned Mahaparinirvana Temple, the place where Lord Buddha took his final breath. Upon reaching Kushinagar, you'll check in at your hotel and enjoy some relaxation time. Later in the evening, visit the Ramabhar Stupa, the sacred site where Lord Buddha's mortal remains were cremated. You'll spend the night at your Kushinagar hotel.


Day 4: Kushinagar - Kesariya - Vaishali - Patna (260 km)

Following breakfast, you'll depart for the city of Patna. Along the way, explore the Kesariya Stupa, the world's tallest and largest Buddhist stupa, as well as Vaishali, the birthplace of Lord Mahavira, the founder of Jainism. Upon your arrival in Patna, check in at your hotel. You'll stay overnight in your Patna hotel.


Day 5: Patna - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya (180 km)

After breakfast, check out from your hotel and journey onward to Bodhgaya. En route, visit Nalanda, one of the world's oldest universities, and the famous Rajgir hot springs. Upon your arrival in Bodhgaya, check in at your hotel and take some time to relax. In the evening, visit the Mahabodhi Temple, the sacred site where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Enjoy an overnight stay at your Bodhgaya hotel.


Day 6: Bodhgaya - Departure (Flight)

Your tour concludes with breakfast at your Bodhgaya hotel. Afterward, check out and proceed to Gaya airport for your onward flight.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 5 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 5 nights accommodation

Varanasi x 2 nights
3* - Meraden Grand/ Amaya Hotel
4* - Rivatas by Ideal/ Palace On Ganges
5* - Radisson Hotel/ Gateway Hotel Taj

Kushinagar x 1 nights
3* - Hotel The Ideal/ Hotel Adelphi Grande
4* & 5* - The Royal  Residency/ Lotus Nikko Hotel

Patna x 1 night
3* - Hotel Patliputra Ashok/ Patliputra Exotica
4* - Lemon Tree Premier/ Hotel Gargee Grand
5* - Maurya Hotel/ The Panache

Bodhgaya x 1 night
3* - Hotel Taj Darbar/ Hotel Mahamaya
4* & 5* - The Royal  Residency/ Lotus Nikko 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.