Footsteps of Buddhism

Special tour to discover the most important sites of Buddhism in India with visits to the cities of Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya and Varanasi.

Special tour to discover the places of Buddhism in India

Special tour to discover the most important sites of Buddhism in India with visits to the cities of Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya and Varanasi.

This tour will allow you to visit all the sacred places of Buddhism in India by visiting the most important temples and cities linked to Lord Buddha.
You can also attend ceremonies on the Ganges river in Varanasi.
With this tour you will visit the cities of Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya and Varanasi.

Day 1: Arrival at Delhi airport
Welcome to the incredible India !!!
Upon arrival at Delhi airport you will find our staff waiting for you for your hotel transfer.
Overnight in a hotel in Delhi.

Day 2: Visit of Delhi
After breakfast, start the Delhi tour with a visit to the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple.
Rickshaw excursion to Chandni Chowk.
Overnight in a hotel in Delhi.

Day 3: Transfer to Agra (231 km - 3 hours by car)
The morning after breakfast we will leave for Agra.
Upon arrival check in at the chosen hotel and then a guided tour of the Agra Fort.
Overnight in hotel in Agra.

Day 4: Visit of Agra and the Taj Mahal
At dawn, the best time of day for its lights, we will visit the Taj Mahal: one of the seven wonders of the world.
After the visit of the Taj Mahal, return to the hotel for breakfast.
Afterwards visit the Baby Taj, Sikandra, and the local market.
Later at sunset, visit the gardens of Mehtabh Bagh from where you can admire the Taj Mahal monument with sunset lights.
Overnight in hotel in Agra.

Day 5: Transfer to Lucknow and city tour (335 km - 4 and a half hours drive)
In the morning we will leave for Lucknow.
Lucknow is characterized by its unmistakable architectural style and by the very lively cultural life it was certainly the brightest jewel of the Indian cultural scene.
Upon arrival we will take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting the following monuments: Rumi darwaza, Bara imambara and Chota Imambara.
Overnight at the hotel in Lucknow.

Day 6: Transfer to Lumbini (Nepal) (330 km - 7 hours drive)
After breakfast we will leave for Lumbini.
Lumbini is a destination well known to all Buddhists and is the city where Lord Buddha was born.
Overnight in a hotel in Lumbini.

Day 7: Visit of Lumbini
After breakfast, start the tour of Lumbini with a visit to the world peace pagoda, the Maya Devi temple, the monastic site of Lumbini, the royal monastery and the Maynmanr gold monastery.
Overnight in a hotel in Lumbini.

Day 8: Transfer to Kushinagar (157 km - 4½ hours by car)
In the morning departure for Kushinagar. Kushinagar the place of the death of the Buddha.
It is a place famous to Buddhists for its many monasteries and stupas dating back many years.
Many devotees flock to this place every year from all over the world to explore what the city has to offer its guests.
Later visit Rambhar Stupa.
Overnight at the hotel in Kushinagar.

Day 9: Transfer to Bodh Gaya (327 km - 7½ hours by car)
Drive to Bodh Gaya. Bodhgaya is obviously the best known and most visited of the sacred sites linked to the main events of the Buddha's life and is undoubtedly the most visited place for Buddhists around the world.
Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax.
Overnight in a hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 10: visit of Bodh Gaya
After breakfast we begin the exploration of Bodh Gaya with a visit to the Mahabodhi Temple - depicting the various stages of the Buddha's journey to enlightenment, showing different aspects of his life, the Archaeological Museum of Bodhgaya (he has a collection of Buddhist sculptures from the first century to the century AD), the temple of Jagannath with its beautiful four-armed statue of Shiva in black stone.
Overnight in a hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 11: Transfer to Varanasi (251 km - 5 and a half hours by car)
After breakfast, transfer to Varanasi, famous for bathing ghats along the banks of the Ganga river. Pilgrims flock to these ghats to take a holy plunge to wash themselves from their sins. Varanasi is synonymous with the majestic Ganga river and its many streams.
Upon arrival check in at the hotel.
Later in the evening at sunset, visit the Gats on the Ganges and a boat trip on the river to watch the various ceremonies.
Night in Varanasi.

Day 12: Explore Varanasi / Sarnath
Morning departure for Sarnath. The Lord Buddha gave his first Sermon here.
Later return to Varanasi and visit of the temples and local market of Varanasi.
Night in Varanasi.

Day 13: Transfer to Varanasi airport
In the morning, transfer to Varanasi airport to board your flight for your next destination.

END OF TOUR TO DISCOVER SACRED PLACES OF BUDDHISM

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Tour Overview

DAYS : 13
NIGHTS : 12

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INCLUDED

  • Driver's expenses (food, lodging, etc)
  • Fuel
  • State Taxes
  • Toll Taxes
  • Tourist Tax
  • Parking fees
  • Car Insurance
  • Car replacement in case of break down
  • Bottles of water
  • Indian Cell phone (only for local call)
  • WI-FI connections in the car
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EXTRA

  • Hotel (Yes, we can arrange accommodations for your with extra dependents on your needs)
  • Any meals
  • Entrance fees for any monument
  • Local guide on request (Driver can explain you about the city or monument and you can visit by yourself but is not allowed for him by the Government to entry)
  • Flights, trains, boat and bus trips (Yes we can arrange it with extra)

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