Golden Triangle with Buddhist Tour
Day 01:Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi upon arrival at the airport you will be meeting and escorted to the Hotel where you will spend the night Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02:Delhi- Lucknow-Srawasti
Early Morning transfer to railway station to connect train 2004 Shatabdi Express to Lucknow at 0620 /1220hrs, Meeting & assistance arrival at Lucknow and transfer to Srawasti upon arrival check-in at Hotel for Overnight stay.
Day 03: Srawasti Lumbini
Srawasti - Baheth Mahern capital of ancient Kingdom of Kosala, an active centre for Buddhism Places of interest are Sahet Mahet, Angulimar's cave, and Sujata House. PM: drive to Lumbini. Lumbini is a sacred place where Lord Buddha was born, upon arrival check-in at Hotel for Overnight stay.
AM: visit the monuments in Lumbini and take time for performing sacred ceremonies. Visit to the sacred gardens with Mayadevi temple depicting the birth of Lord Buddha, the Ashok Piller, and Sakyan Tank, Where Mayadevi, the mother of the Buddha is supposed have taken bath before bringing forth the baby. PM: drive to KushiNagar, upon arrival check-in at Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 05:KushiNagar- Vaishali - Patna
AM: Sightseeing tour of Mahaparinirvana Temple and Rambhar Stupa Later drive to Patna Enroute visit Vaishali. Vaishali, - is a special place for the Buddhists as Buddha delivered his last sermon here and announced his implanting 'nirvana', Upon arrival check-in at Hotel for overnight stay.
Morning Drive to Bodhgaya enroute visiting Nalanda & Rajgir, Nalanda- the center of one of the oldest known universities of World the ruins of the University reveal that it was the first International University of the world where over 2,000 teachers and 1,000 students from all over the Buddhist world lived and studied. Rajgir - Rajgir was the ancient capital of the Magadha Kings, upon arrival check-in at Hotel for Overnight stay.
Bodhgaya- here Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Visit The Mahabodhi Temple The Bodhi Tree - is situated inside the temple premises under which Buddha attained illumination, The Buddha Archaeological Museum, and the Nirjana River & Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 08:Bodhgaya - Varanasi
Morning Drive to Varanasi, upon arrival check-in at Hotel, Rest of day free for own activities, Overnight stay at Hotel.
Early Morning Boat ride on River Ganges to see the sun rise & walk through narrow streets, PM: H/day city tour visiting Benares Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple, Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 10:Varanasi-Agra by train
Evening transfer to railway station to board over night train for Agra, Morning arrive agra meet and transfer to Hotel. After noon sight seeing tour of Agra visit The Taj Mahal, which was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Red fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. Overnight stay in Hotel
DAY 11:Agra -Jaipur - (238 kms 6 & half hours)
After breakfast drives to Jaipur On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri 40 kms (1 hour) from Agra This abandoned city was built by in red sandstone by Akbar the Great Mughal Emperor. Akbar is said to have lived here for only 14 years. He also built the shrine of the Sufi saint Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of 3 sons to him. The imposing Buland Darwaza in front of the shrine was built commemorating his victory in Gujarat. Continue the drive to Jaipur upon arrival check in Hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast, a small excursion trip takes you to Amber Fort. En route, make a photo stop at the palace of winds the Hawa Mahal. A 5 stone yard building with 25 cm thick facade from the 18 century having 953 windows and niches so that ladies of royal family could see the procession and events in the city without being visible to the people. Proceed to the Amber City Fort situated 130m high with the Aravalli hills around and 11 km north of Jaipur. It was the ancient capital of the Kachhawaha Rajputs till 1727. Enjoy an Elephant ride to the top of the Palace fort Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 13:Jaipur - Delhi (265 kms 5 hours)
After breakfast drive to Delhi. Rest of the day is at leisure Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 14:Delhi - Onward Journey
After breakfast, full day city tour of Old & New Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India - Built by Shah Jahan, the construction was started in 1844 and was not completed until 1658 ; witness the Red Fort; Visit Humayun's Tomb : built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture ; Visit Qutab Minar, witness the India Gate, President House. The city tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir) at night boarding the flight back home or towards your next destination."Tour Ends but sweet memories remain."