Arrival at Varanasi Airport/Railway Station, meet & greet our representative & transfer to the pre-booked hotel to check-in & rest. In the evening, visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Annapurna Devi Temple, Vishalakshi Temple (by a walk through narrow lanes) & the main ghat to witness Ganga Arti. Later, get back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2 Varanasi local Tour
In the early morning at 6 AM, proceed to visit Kaal Bhairava Temple and take darshan. Then, return back to the hotel for doing breakfast & proceed to visit Tulsi Manas Mandir, Durga Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Kala Bhawan & New Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Post lunch drive to Sarnath. Return back to the hotel. Night Stay at the hotel.
DAY 3 Varanasi – Bodhgaya
After early morning breakfast, check out from hotel & drive to Bodhgaya. On reaching Bodhgaya, check-in to the hotel & take rest for some time. In the evening, visit Mahabodhi temple under the holy Bodhi tree where Lord Buddha has enlightenment. Finish your dinner and overnight stay at hotel in BODHGAYA.
DAY 4 Bodhgaya – Vaishali via Rajgir & Nalanda
In the morning, after breakfast, check out from the hotel & drive to Vaishali, en route visit Rajgir & Nalanda. NALANDA was the most famous university in ancient India. Its name was derived from Na-alam-da, meaning Insatiable in Giving, one of the names through which Lord Buddha was known. RAJGIR or Rajagriha as it was known in the past (literally, the abode of kings) is surrounded by the winding river Banganga and 5 hills. During the lifetime of the Lord Buddha, Rajgir was the capital city, the powerful Magadhan kingdom ruled by the virtuous King Bimbisara. The hills and caves surrounding Rajagriha were home to spiritual academics, ranging from the materialism of the early Charavaka faculty to the philosophy of Upanishad philosophers. On reaching Vaishali check-in to the hotel & take rest. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5 Vaishali – Kushinagar
After breakfast, check out from the hotel of Vaishali & drive to KUSHINAGAR via visiting Vaishali, a really special place to Buddhists as the Lord Buddha delivered his last sermon his impending “Nirvana``. See the majesty of Ashok Pillar - Lotus tank, Chaumukhi. On arrival at KUSHINAGAR, check-in to the hotel. Have your dinner & stay at KUSHINAGAR.
DAY 6 Kushinagar – Lumbini
After breakfast, leave out for sightseeing in KUSHINAGAR and visit Mahaparinirvana temple where Lord Buddha took his last breath, Ranbhar Stup - the cremation site of Lord Buddha. Later,proceed to LUMBINI with packed Lunch and while going to LUMBINI, stop at India/Nepal border for Immigration formalities. Then, check-in at the hotel and explore LUMBINI, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Have your dinner & stay at the hotel in LUMBINI.
DAY 7 Lumbini – Sharavasti
Once, you can have completed your breakfast, proceed to Sharavasti and visit a Buddhist temple, Ananda cave, Angulimal Cave, Jetvan garden, etc. Have your Lunch at Sharavasti hotel and spend your evening time exploring nearby places. Have your Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel in Sharavasti.
DAY 8 Shravasti – Lucknowfor Departure
After breakfast in the morning, check out from the hotel & drive to Lucknow. Drop to Lucknow airport / railway station for a return journey
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