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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour India

Duration : 9 Days / 8 Nights
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Lucknow - Balrampur - Lumbini - Gorakhpur - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Nalanda - Rajgir - Patna - Calcutta

This is the tour of three different parts of the Jammu and Kashmir. The Landscape are completely different from one each. You will visit most ancient monasteries during the tour. Zanskar towards each other along the northern flank of the Great Himalaya, meet in the broad plain of Padam. Virtually untouched by the winds of change and modernization till then, Zanskar is now a favourite destination for trekkers. Zanskar is also known as a land of religion and has the greatest concentration of gompas in Ladakh, outside the Indus valley.

Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Meet and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 : Delhi/Lucknow/Balrampur
Morning : transfer to the airport to board flight for Lucknow. Arrive Lucknow and drive to Balrampur, enroute visit Sravasti site of the Great Miracle performed by Buddha. Overnight stay.

Day 3 : Balrampur/Lumbini/Gorakhpur
Morning : drive for Lumbini, Arrive Lumbini and cover city tour of Ashoka Stupa, Ruins of Lumbini & the Birth Place of LORD BUDDHA. Afternoon : drive for Gorakhpur. Arrive and check into the hotel. Evening Sight-seeing of Gorakhpur. Overnight stay.

Day 4 : Gorakhpur/Varanasi
Morning drive for Varanasi enroute sight-seeing of Sarnath where Lord Buddha preached his first Sermon. Arrive Varanasi, check into the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 5 : Varanasi/Bodhgaya
Early morning : excursion on the Holy River Ganges by boat cruise followed the city tour of Varanasi. Afternoon : drive for Bodhgaya, arrive Bodhgaya. Overnight stay.

Day 6 : Bodhgaya-Nalanda-Rajgir
Morning : proceed for the sight-seeing of Bodhgaya covering Madhbodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Tibetian Monastery and then drive for Rajgir enroute Nalanda. Sight-seeing of Nalanda to view the Great Stupa and Archaeological Museum. Evening drive to Rajgir. On arrival Rajgir check into hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 7 : Rajgir-Patna
Morning : Sight Seeing of Rajgir visit the Ajatashatru's Fort afternoon proceed for Patna. Evening on arrival in Patna check into hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 8 : Patna-Calcutta
Morning Sight Seeing of Patna visit Goal Ghar, Stupa of Buddha. Afternoon transfer to airport to board flight for Calcutta. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 9 : Calcutta
Full day city tour Covering Museum, Kali Mandir, Ganges & old city. Evening transfer to the airport to board in the flight for next destination.