It is an amazing 11 day tour which takes you to popular Budhhist sites in cities such as Gonda, Lumbini, Saravasti, Patna, Kushinagar, Bodhgaya, Varanasi, Kanpur, Agra and Delhi. Begin the trip with visit to tourist places in Delhi such as Qutub Minar, Humayunís Tomb, Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, and Presidentís House etc. Lumbini is the birthplace of Buddha and every person who is a staunch follower makes it a point to visit this place once during the lifetime.Kushinagar is a place where Buddha gained Mahaparmirvana. Visit the famous Mulutbandhan Stupa, Nirvana Temple and the Ramabhar Stupa. This is a budget trip where you be staying 3 star or similar properties.
Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel.
Morning visit the elaborately carved Mahabodhi Temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine, is the big attraction in Bodhgaya. The temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. It's open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, with chanting and meditation held an hour after opening and an hour before closing. The other monasteries, built and maintained by various Buddhist countries, are also fascinating -- particularly the different architecture styles. The Niranjana River is about 250meter east of Mahabodhi Temple. Prince Siddhartha crossed this river to reach the Bodhi tree. It is said that the Buddha sent his begging bowl upstream in this river. He made a solemn declaration that if he was to become the Buddha, the bowl would float upstream and join those of the previous Buddhas. The bowl floated upstream as he desired. Gaya and Bodh Gaya are the most famous and important locations on the banks of the Niranjana River. After visit drive to Varanasi. Arrive and check in at hotel.
Drive to Agra via visiting Sankasya. At Sankasya, the Buddha is believed to have descended to the earth from the Trayastrimsa Heaven (Heaven of the Thirty-three Gods) after preaching to His mother and other Gods. This event is said to have occurred after the great miracle performed by the Buddha came down by a triple ladder, accompanied by the Gods Brahma and Sakra (Indra). An important relic of the past at Sankasya is the stump of the broken Asoka pillar surmounted by the elephant capital. It has beautiful carvings of lotus and leaves of Bodhi tree.
Morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday). After the tour drive to Delhi airport to board flight for your onward journey. End of our services.
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