Footstep of Buddha Tour

Delhi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna - Vaishali - Khushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Sravasti - Varanasi - Sarnath - Delhi

Footstep of Buddha Tour

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi

At the airport, you will see that Tree Trunk Travel representative is waiting to give a warm welcome and later he will escort you to your hotel, previously reserved. On the way to the hotel, you can enjoy the surroundings and watch the frenetic movement of people in New Delhi. 

After upon arrival in Hotel discuss your tour itinerary with our representative in Lobby and after that our representative will help you to check into formalities. 

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Delhi – Bodhgaya by Flight (AI 433 @ 1340 Hrs/1515 Hrs)

After breakfast we will start our day to explore the New Delhi. Delhi is the largest metropolis by area and the second – largest metropolis by population in India. Delhi is divided in two parts (like other city in India) – Old Delhi and New Delhi. We will visit NEW DELHI – An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun’s Tomb, the QutubMinar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.

Later board a flight to Bodhgaya.

Arrive Bodhgaya. Upon arrival check into hotel. The life of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, is associated with the small town of Bodhgaya. It is one of the four holiest cities of Buddhist faith. The Mahabodhi temple is the main attraction of this town and is located near the spot where Lord Buddha attained spiritual enlightenment. Bodhgaya is not only an important Buddhist pilgrim center, but it is also an important center for the study of Buddhism. Later we will visit the Mahabodhi Temple, Sujata Village.

Overnight Bodhgaya.

Day 03: Bodhgaya-Rajgir-Nalanda – Patna

Today we will drive to Patna en route visiting Rajgir and Nalanda.

The name Rajgir might come from Sanskrit Rājagṛha ‘house of the king’ or “royal house”, or the word rajgir might have its origian in its plain literal meaning, “royal mountain”. It was the ancient capital city of the Magadha kings until the 5th century BC when Ajatashatru moved the capital to Pataliputra. In those days, it was called Rajgrih, which translates as ‘the home of Royalty’.

Overnight Patna.

Day 04: Patna – Vaishali – Kushinagar

Today we will drive to Kushinagar en route visiting Vaishali.

Arrival at Kushinagar and sightseeing at Mahaparinirvana temple &Ramhhar Stupa.

Overnight Kushinagar.

Day 05: Kushinagar – Lumbini 

Leave Kushinagar by road for Lumbini (170 kms / 4-5 Hrs) – the birthplace of Buddha and is located just a few kilometres inside Nepal. Sightseeing tour of Lumbini and overnight stay. 

Overnight Lumbini.

Day 06: Lumbini-Kapilvastu- Sravasti 

Drive to Sravasti en route visiting Kapilvastu. Upon arrival check in and proceed for sightseeing of Sravasti. Sravasti-the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, has the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetvana Gardens.

Overnight Sravasti.

Day 07: Sravasti – Varanasi

After breakfast drive to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi check in to hotel.

In this evening we will enjoy the sunset boat ride and evening aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat. A group of priests daily in the evening at this ghat perform “Agni Pooja” (Worship to Fire) wherein a dedication is made to Lord Shiva, River Ganga (the Ganges), Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire), and the whole universe. Special aartis are held on Tuesdays and on religious festivals.  

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 08: Varanasi (sunrise boat River Ganges) – Sarnath (temple)

Morning we will start our day with sunrise boat ride at river Ganges.  Later come back to the home dtay for the breakfast. After the breakfast we will explore the Old Varanasi and take the real taste of Old city. 

We will start our tour to seeing the BHU University. Later we will visit the Bharat Mata Temple. Durga Temple and the several Ghats of Varanasi.

Later we will visit the Sarnath Temple. Later excursion to Sarnath, 10kms & East of Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. The celebrated Mantra, ‘BuddhamSharanamGachhami’, owes its origin to Sarnath. On the day before his death Buddha included Sarnath along with Lumbini, Bodh Gaya and Kushinagar as the four places he thought to be sacred to his followers. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places.

Overnight Varanasi.

Day 09: Varanasi – Delhi (Morning flight/SG 2174 @ 0925 Hrs/1105 Hrs)

After breakfast drive to Varanasi airport to board flight for Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi airport transfer to hotel for check in. After some rest proceed for Delhi City tour.

We will start our tour from Old Delhi. A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would include visiting the Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India.

Highlight of the Tour: The Highlight of the tour is the Rikshaw ride in Old Delhi. We will pass through the ChandniChowk by the Rikshaw. The rikshaw pullers here take you on a ride through various routes. The Rickshaw ride gives you a chance to glance at the colorful street of the place. Chandni Chowk is very colorful & you will find the hustle and bustle market.

Overnight Delhi.

Day 10: Delhi Departure

After breakfast transfer to Indira Gandhi International airport to board flight for onward journey.

Visit the UNESCO world Heritage sites
Visit Mahabodhi Temple and Sijata Village
Explore Rajgir and Nalanda
Visit to Vaishali and Khushinagar
Boat ride and evening aarti at Varanasi

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