Day 01 Arrival Delhi On arrival at Delhi, our representative will meet and assist you at the airport. Later transfer and check into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 Delhi Breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for guided sight seeing tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Qutub Minar -The Qutab Minar is located at a small village called Mehrauli in South New Delhi. Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of New Delhi in 1206, built it. It is a fluted red sandstone tower, which tapers up to a height of 72.5 metres and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Qur'an.
Raj Ghat- Raj Ghat On the bank of the legendary Yamuna, which flows past New Delhi, there is Raj Ghat-the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation.
Lotus Temple- Completed in 1986,the Bahai temple is set amidst pools and gardens. Adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate silently according to their own religion. The structure is in lotus shape so it often called the lotus temple.
Humayun’s Tomb- Humayun's wife Haji Begum built his Tomb nine years after his death. Designed by a Persian architect named Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, and completed in 1565.
India Gate- A memorial inscribed with the names of the valiant Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in World War I. The green, velvety lawns at India Gate, particularly, are a popular evening and holiday rendezvous for young and old alike; Rashtrapati Bhawan- Modern New Delhi or New Delhi as it is called, centers around the Rashtrapati Bhawan. It is architecturally a very impressive building standing at a height, flowing down as it were to India Gate. This stretch called the Rajpath is where the Republic Day parade is held.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 Delhi - Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel. Later check out and drive Jaipur. On arrival, check into the hotel. Later proceed for the guided sightseeing of Jaipur including.
City Palace and Museum- In the heart of the old city is former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The carved arches are supported by grey-white marble columns ornate with floral motifs in gold and colored stones. Two carved elephants in marble guard the entrance. The retainers whose families have served generations of rulers serve as guides. The palace houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armory of Mughals and Rajputs. The palace also has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit.
Albert Hall- Located in the middle of Ram Niwas Garden of Jaipur, Albert Hall was built to commemorate and honors the visit of Prince of Wales to Jaipur. Designed in Indo-Sarcenic style, the hall was completed in 1876. It was opened in 1887 as a public museum.
Hawa Mahal- The Hawa Mahal, or the "Palace of Wind" built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799 A.D. is characterized by elaborate and fanciful architecture.
Laxmi Narayan Temple- built from white marble, a few years back by the B.M. Birla oundation.
Jantar Mantar Observatory- A stone observatory. Largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments, whose setting and shapes are scientifically designed, represent the high points of medieval Indian astronomy.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 Jaipur- Agra - Varanasi
Breakfast at the hotel.Check out and drive to Agra. Enroute visit
Fatehpur Sikri - Imposing gateways and light- hearted palaces were built in red sandstone within this fortified city only to be abandoned a few years later. Among its many architectural game are the places for his queens - Jodha Bai, Mariyam and his Turkish sultana, built in varying styles, each perfect in itself. Arrive Agra proceed for the guided sightseeing including,
Taj Mahal: It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A pristine monument of undying love. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal.
Agra Fort:Built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D. the fort is a masterpiece of design and construction.
Sikandra's Tomb:The last resting place of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Akbar was the greatest of the Mughal emperors and one of the most secular minded royalties of his time.
Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb:To the north of the fort and across the river Yamuna are several fine examples of Mughal architecture. The Itmad -Ud -Daula as a by the Empress Noor Jehan as a memorial to her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg, is beautifully ornamented with pietra dura inlay and lattice work marble screens.
Evening transfer to railway station to board the train for Varanasi. Overnight at train.
Day 05 Varanasi
On arrival at Varanasi, our representative will meet and assist you at railway station. Later transfer and check into the hotel. Later excursion tour to:
Sarnath -where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park, contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modern temple. Evening view "Aarti" ceremony on the Ghats.
Varanasi- one of the oldest living cities in the world, contemporary of Thebes and Babylon. It is also one of the holiest Hindu cities and still thriving on its religious past. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06 Varanasi - Bodhgaya
Breakfast at the hotel. Later drive to Bodhgaya. On arrival check into the hotel.
Bodhgaya -As the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buhddhists. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres since it was here that Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.Later proceed for the guided sightseeing including Mahabodhi Temple, Niranjana River, Sujata Village. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 Bodhgaya - Ragjir - Nalanda - Patna
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drive to Patna. Enroute visit
Nalanda & Rajgir.
Rajgir - Rajgir, also known as Rajgriha (the House of Royalty), is one of the most important Buddhist destinations of the world. The Buddha spent many years in Rajgir and delivered some of the most important discourses here. In Rajgir, visit the Gridhkut Hill and Vishwa Shanti Stupa among other attractions.
Nalanda – famous for its ancient 5th century AD Buddhist University and Library. It was the first residential international university of the world with strength of 2,000 teachers and 10,000 monks' students from all over the Buddhist world. In Nalanda, visit the ruins of Nalanda University and Nalanda Archaeological Museum.On arrival Check-in to Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drive to Kushinagar enroute visiting Vaishali.
Vaishali -was one of the important Buddhist destinations in ancient India. The Buddha preached his last sermon and proclaimed of his Parinirvana, near Vaishali. It was the venue of the 2nd Buddhist Council, which was held almost after 100 years of Buddha's parinirvana (passing away). In Vaishali, visit the Ashokan Pillar and Shanti Stupa.
On arrival at Kushinagar ,transfer and check into the to hotel. Overnight into the hotel.
Day 09 Kushinagar- Lumbini
Breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for the guided sightseeing including, Mahaparinirvana Temple & Stupas. Later drive to Lumbini. On arrival check into the hotel.
Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha.Evening sightseeing tour of Lumbini including a visit to the birth Place of Lord Buddha. Overnight into the hotel.
Day 10 Lumbini - Sravasti -Lucknow-Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel Enroute visit Sravasti.
Sravasti- Saravasti , the capital of Kosala Mahajanapada , was the biggest town in the Gangetic plains during the Buddha's lifetime. Saravasti was host to the Master for 25 years during the annual vassavasa (rain retreat) when the Sangha congregated at one place. On arrival at Lucknow you will be transferred to airport to connect the flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, our representative will meet and assist you at the airport. Later transfer to and check into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 Delhi – Onwards destination
Transfer to the international airport to board the flight for your onwards destination.