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7 Days Private Gems of Buddhism Tour

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Starting From  USD 540 View Pricing Guide
Tour Code 76MFTEDEL1076
Location Delhi
Duration 6 Nights/ 7 Days

India is home to several religions and Buddhism is the most primordial religion in the world. Each year to seek the absolute tranquillity that exists in many Buddhist destinations there is a large number of tourists who travel to India. Keeping in mind the demand of travelers, we have finely crafted the Buddhist Tour Packages. It is so designed that it covers all the important Buddhist destinations within a suitable distance which is apt for the tourist. Delhi, Gaya, Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, and Varanasi, these destinations connect all the significant locations related to Buddha religion. These sacred Buddhist sites are included in this tour itinerary giving you a perfect assortment of all the sanctified and important Buddhist destinations.

Highlights

  • Delhi sightseeing of famous Historical places.
  • Qutub Minar and India Gate some of the prominent sites to see.
  • Most holy place for Buddhist, Bodhgaya where Buddha attained enlightenment.
  • Dig into the ruins of Nalanda University.
  • Rajgir a sacred place with great significance to Buddha religion.
  • Shop in Varanasi, which is famous for silk sarees and handicraft.

Day 1- Arrival Delhi

The spiritual tour starts from Delhi. Our representative will pick you up from the Delhi airport by air conditione car and drop you at the hotel. At the hotel you can relax and sleep for the night. Overnight at Delhi.

Day 2- Delhi Sightseeing| Delhi- BodhGaya [By Evening Train]

Next morning start your day with a stomach full of breakfast at the hotel. We proceed for a short sightseeing tour of Delhi the capital city of India. It has many historical places that narrate the story of the city and its formation. We present you with a kaleidoscopic view of rich Indian past and take you to the famous Monument of Delhi Qutub Minar. It is 73 meters tall that contains a spiral staircase of about 379 steps. At the bottom of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which is the first mosque to be built in India. In the courtyard of the mosque stands a 7 m-high iron pillar that has its own significance.

After Qutab Minar we take you to the Humayun tomb, which is the first symbolic illustration of Mughal architecture in India.  Built by the widow of Humayun, it contains the most notable features that display best of Mughal Architecture.

In the afternoon we transfer you to the Railway station to catch the train for next destination, which is Gaya. Overnight on board Train.

Day 3- Arrival Bodhgaya

Once you reach Bodhygaya we will pick you up from the railway station and transfer to the hotel. Check-in at hotel. Later, we will take you to visit Mahabodhi Temple- which is 180 feet high and consist of several layers of arch ornamentation and engravings. The temple is known for being a spot where Buddha meditated and attained enlightenment. From here we proceed to Sujata Village- which is a residence of the young cow herder, Sujata who offered the rice milk bowl and ended Sakyamuni’s seven years asceticism by inspiring him to follow the Middle Path. After this we take you to Niranjana River and other various International monasteries. The day ends with an overnight stay at a hotel In Bodhgaya. Overnight at Bodhgaya.

Day 4- Bodhgaya| Rajgir| Nalanda

The next day after breakfast at the hotel, we take you to explore various other places that might interest you. Rajgir is a site of great sanctity and significance to Buddhists.  It is where Buddha spent several months meditating and preaching at Griddhkuta Hills. He converted king Bimbisara of the Magadha Kingdom and countless others to his faith at this spot. Other places to see at Rajgir include Gridhkutta Hill, Bimbisar jail & Ajatashatru's Fort.

After Rajgir we will take you to Nalanda- which is at a distance of 12 kms. Famous for housing oldest Universities of the World & the International Centre for Buddhist Studies it takes 15 minutes drive to reach there. The university is popular among tourists from all over the world who visit to see the ruins of the site. The day ends with a drive back to Bodhgaya. Overnight at Bodhgaya.

Day 5- Bodhgaya- Varanasi [250 Kms/approx. 5½ Hrs]

On the fifth day after breakfast at the hotel we drive you to Varanasi. Once you reach your destination check in to the hotel and freshen up as we proceed for a trip to Sarnath- It is where Lord Buddha shared his first sermon after attaining enlightenment 2500 years ago. You will get to explore its other famous Buddhist site, such as Dhamekh Stupa- which is also known as the seat of the holy 'Buddha'. We will take you to the Deer Park (Closed on Friday) from where you can proceed back to Varanasi. On reaching Varanasi, check into the hotel and have a good, night sleep.

Day 6- Varanasi- Delhi 

In Varanasi we take you to the early morning boat ride on the holy river Ganges. After the ride we take you back to the hotel for a breakfast. Once you are done with breakfast, leave for Varanasi sightseeing visiting Kashi Vishwanath Temple & Banaras Hindu University (Sunday Closed). Later  you can enjoy some shopping in the city. Varanasi is famous for the silk stuff and handicraft so you can buy some and take back home as a souvenir. Later in the evening we take you to the Varanasi railway station to catch the train for Delhi. You spend the night in the train. Overnight onboard Train.

Day 7- Delhi

Next morning on arriving Delhi Railway Station we transfer you to the hotel. Here you can freshen up and enjoy your breakfast. Later we take you for a Delhi sightseeing that include prominent places like India gate- which is a 42 m high archway that honors the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. After that we drive you through the Parliament House, the President House (Rashtrapati Bhawan) and Raj Ghat- Raj Ghat is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi .

Later we take you to the Lotus temple (closed on Monday) for an out site visit. In the evening your tour comes to an end and we transfer you to the airport to catch the flight for home.

Inclusions
  • All Transportation, sightseeing & pick-up & drops by Private air conditioned vehicle with driver.
  • Train TicketS for the sector Delhi to Bodgaya and from Varanasi to Delhi under Air conditioned 2nd tier sleeper class.
  • Total 4 Nights Accommodation based on below mention hotels or similar, while 2 Nights at on board Train:
  • Delhi- Regent Continental [1]
  • Bodhgaya- Suajara Hotel [2]
  • Varanasi- Meredan Grand [1]
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Local English Speaking Guide at Delhi, Bodhgaya, Sarnath & Varanasi.
  • Monument Entrance fee as per Itinerary.
  • Boat Ride on River GangeS- Varanasi.
  • All applicable taxes, parking chares, toll taxes & driver allowance.
Exclusions
  • Lunch or Dinner.
  • Camera fee at monuments.
  • Expense arising out of unexpected circumstances like natural calamities, flight cancellation or delay.
  • Anything except in inclusions.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • 30 days prior commencement of tour, No cancellation charges.
  • 29-10 days prior commencement of tour, 25% of travel cost.
  • 10 days prior commencement of tour, 50% of travel cost.
  • Less than 09 days prior commencement of tour, No Refund.
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