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BUDDHIST CIRCUIT WITH VARANASI

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BUDDHIST CIRCUIT WITH VARANASI

Day wise Itinerary
Day 1 : Varanasi

Welcome to Varanasi, you are expected to arrive in the morning in Varanasi Pick up from Airport or Railway station and check in to Hotel. Fresh n up yourself, proceed to excursion Sarnath. Sarnath is a place 20 km away in northern area from Varanasi City. This is the place where the Buddha preached his first sermon to his five disciples and so Buddhism came into existence. Later emperor Ashoka established a number of stupas and monuments to spread Buddhism. Through stupa which are a house of relies, manuscripts and fascinating inscriptions, Ashoka depicted Indian History, development of Buddhism, Chaukhandi stupa fascinates the visitors with its beauty and grace. Several animals and birds are also the matter of attraction in the Sarnath zoo. specially Dear Park . There are also remains of a monasteries and the beautifully polished Lion capital of Ashoka. Sarnath museum contains some of the finest specimens of Buddhist sculpture Vaisaleha April-May full moon is worshiped as the anniversary of three important events- Buddha’s birth, Enlightenment and death while Asadhya July-August full moon is worshiped on the anniversary of his first sermon after attaining Enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, Buddha the great sage, visited Sarnath and preached his first holy sermon to five disciples i. e- Kaundiya, Bashpa, Bhadrika, Ahanaman and Ashuajit for redeeming humanity. Here the foundation of a new order of monks Sangha and a new order of religious doctrine Dhamma was a new established. Sarnath is also Sacredly important for Jains as it is the site of asceticism and death of Shreyamshanath, who was the 11 th Trithankar. At evening, get ready to experience one of the most memorable moments of your life, as you will be taken to River Ganges. You must not miss to witness Ganga. Aarti, Which is the magnificent event during evening. It starts at 5. 00 P. m. with the gathering of people. You can experience a great eestacy during the process of Aarti. At Dashaswamedh Ghat, a group of young saints well clad in silky saffron and white robs conduct this ceremony. Each saint takes up a specific spot in the Ghat and starts the rituals by offering flowers to the river Ganga. The ritual includes many oil lamps like snake hood lamp which are waved in a synced motion chanting some mantras. You can witness thousands of small oil lamps floating on the river that would look like numerous starts on the water. The ritual is well choreographed and with seeing. We would return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

Day 2 : Varanasi – Bodhgaya

Early morning, we will be taken for a boat ride on the Ganges. It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges. We will visit all the famous Ghats of Varanasi via boat, Come back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast In the morning we will proceed to Bodhgaya which is about 247 kms / 6-7 hrs drive . It is the place where Gautam Buddha attained supreme and enlightenment on arrival check into hotel. Bodhgaya is the one of the four most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. After having your lunch you will visit for sightseeing trip around this beautiful place. Understand Buddhist culture and life style. Visit places like the great Buddha statue, Niranjana river and Sujata temple, Maha Bodhi temple and Bodhi tree. In the evening you can join the prayer at Mahabodhi temple. Return to the hotel for overnight stay. After sightseeing tour, overnight in Bodhgaya.
Hotel : Hotel Dhamma Resort, Varanasi Bodhgaya

Day 3 : Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanada – Patna

Morning leave Bodhgaya for Patna 182 kms / 6 hrs. enroute visiting Rajgir and Nalanda Rajgir is a site of great sanctitiy and significance for Buddhists. Rajgir is an important Buddhist Pilgrimage site since the Buddha spent 12 years here. After noon visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail. Drive to Nalanda which is 14 kms and it was one of the oldest Universities of the world and international Centre for Buddhist studies. Drive to Patna which is 90 kms, on arrival at Patna transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4 : Patna – Vaishali – Kushinagar

In the morning we will visit to Kushinagar 256 kms / 7 hrs drive enroute visit Vaishali - place where Buddha announced of his Mahaparinirvana. After that continue drive to Kushinagar, on arrival Kushinagar transfer to hotel, KuAfternoon visit Mahaparinirvana Temple where Buddha task his last breathe and Rambhar Stupa Cremation site of Lord Buddha, Overnight stay at Kushinagar hotel.

Day 5 : Patna – Kushinagar – Lumbini

After having breakfast, we will move to Lumbini 170kms / 5 hrs. It is the birth place of Lord Buddha. It is located just a few kilometer is side Nepal the only Hindu Rashtra. We will have sightseeing tour of Lumbini later transfer to hotel and have overnight stay.

Day 6 : Lumbini – Sravasti

In the morning after breakfast we will proceed to Sravasti where Lord Buddha preached most of his sermons. During the monsoon he used to stay at the Setavana monastery on the outskirts of this town. We will visit ious tourist spots such as Anand Bodhi tree, ruins of the setavan monastery Sahet Mahet and Angulimal cave. Overnight stay in Sravasti.

Day 7 : Sravasti – Lucknow

In the morning after breakfast drive 190kms / 5 Hrs to Lucknow. On arrival in Lucknow transfer to Lucknow Airport to board flight for onward journey to New Delhi to get flight for home, tour ends here with happy memories.

Inclusions
Breakfast
» Accommodation
» Pick-up
» Drop
» Sightseeing
»
Accommodation
PlaceHotelStarDays
VaranasiMeadows3 ★Day 1
BodhgyaTajadarbar3 ★Day 2
PatnaWindsor3 ★Day 3
KushinagarAdelohi Grande3 ★Day 4
LumbiniAnanda Inn3 ★Day 5
SravastiHotel Nicco3 ★Day 6
Price Breakup
Components price per pax on twin sharing (₹) price per 2 pax on twin sharing (₹)
Transport 15000 30000
Miscellaneous 1500 3000
Total Cost(excl. tax) 16500* 33000*
Miscellaneous includes: Price includes Hotels, Transport & Activities , Boat Ride500.
* transport cost may vary depending upon the no. of persons.
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.

* Payment Terms and Methods
» Payment Terms & Methods: * 0% advance to be paid for booking of the total tour package cost.
» Cancellation & Refund Policy: Free Cancellation

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Sravanthi
from Hyderabad, india
5 ★
Travel is an experience...and this is more than memorable with the support and hospitality by the VE Team. Many thanks to Aamir for customised budget plan and proactive arrangements. Not to miss Th...
Naveen
from Delhi, india
5 ★
Hi Team, Recently I have been to Varanasi and the service was excellent. I would give 5 our of 5 rating for the same. Thanks for Aamir sheik for coordinating and arranging all the things. Regar...
Akanksha Gawai Bhalerao
from Pune, India
5 ★
Hello Sir, The trip was very nice and all the arrangements were done good. 5stars to Aamir Sheikh who helped us with all reservations. Thanks, Akanksha
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