Cover the Buddhist Trail with Nepal on a 14-Day Journey from Delhi .

Cover the Buddhist Trail with Nepal on a 14-Day Journey from Delhi .

14 Days Starting in Delhi and ending in Delhi, India

Visiting: New Delhi, Patna, Vaishali, Nalanda, Rajgir, Gaya, Bodh Gaya, Varanasi, Kushinagar, Shravasti, Lumbini

Tour operator:

Jee Tours

Tour code:

705750

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 100

Physical rating:

Low, EASY

Age range:

Min age:1

Special diets catered:

Halal

Tour operated in:

English , French , German , Spanish

Trip Styles:

Budget

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Tour Overview

Uncover the legacy of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, on this journey that starts from Delhi. Visit important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India and Nepal. Travel to Nalanda, Bodhgaya, Lumbini and several other holy cities.

Highlights

  • Uncover the legacy of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, on this journey that starts from Delhi

  • Visit important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India and Nepal

  • Travel to Nalanda, Bodhgaya, Lumbini and several other holy cities

Itinerary

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Day 1 : New Delhi

Location: New Delhi

Arrival in Delhi.
Meet the driver in Delhi, And transfer to the hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the time at leisure or visit market own self.
3 Star accommodation is included in Delhi.

Day 2 : Patna

Location: Patna, Vaishali

Delhi To Patna (Vaishali) by flight. ( Duration 3 Hrs)
Transfer to the airport after breakfast to board the flight to Patna. Get assistance on arrival and check-in at the hotel.
Visit some of the major attractions around Vaishali (Pat like the Ashoka Pillar, Bawan Pokhar Temple, and three Buddha Stupas. It is said that the Buddha visited this place thrice and spent quite a long time here.
Over night stay in Patna hotel.
3 Star accommodation is included in Patna.

Day 3 : Nalanda

Location: Nalanda, Rajgir

Patna To Rajgir (95 KM/2 Hrs) Enroute see the Nalanda.
Leave Patna after breakfast and Go head to Rajgir.

On the way, See the Nalanda on the way. Nalanda was an acclaimed Mahavihara, a large Buddhist monastery in the ancient kingdom of Magadha (modern-day Bihar) in India.
Get to Rajgir, just 15 km from Nalanda. Explore the complex of temples and monasteries.

Overnight stay at Rajgir hotel.
3 Star accommodation is included in Rajgir.

Day 4 : Gaya

Location: Gaya, Bodh Gaya

Rajgir To Bodhgaya ( 70 KM/2 Hrs) Enroute see the Mahakala Caves.
After Breakfast, Proceed to Bodhgaya via Mahakala Caves.

Drive about 12 km northeast of Bodh Gaya to reach the ancient Dungeshwari Cave Temples, also known as Mahakala Caves. It is believed that Lord Buddha meditated in the three caves here before continuing his journey to Bodhgaya. The caves here also feature Buddhist shrines, which are called Sujata Sthan by the natives.
Arrive in Bodhgaya and check-in at the hotel.

Rest of time free for leisure or visit market own self.
3 Star accommodation is included in Bodhgaya.

Day 5 : Bodh Gaya

Location: Bodh Gaya

Sight Seen in Bodhgaya.
Visit the place where Prince Siddhartha reached the Buddha state. There is a magnificent Mahabodhi Temple, and the Tree from the original sapling still stands in the temple premises. The temple is an architectural amalgamation of many centuries, cultures and heritages.
Rest of time free for leisure or visit market own self.

Over night stay in Bodhgaya hotel.
3 Star accommodation is included in Bodhgaya.

Day 6 : Varanasi

Location: Varanasi

Bodhgaya To Varanasi ( 260 KM/5 Hrs )
Leave Bodhgaya for Varanasi after breakfast.

Visit Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple. This impressive structure, dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva, has earned the nickname "The Golden Temple" for its striking spire — plated in some 800 kilograms of pure gold. The distinctive design of this temple has gone on to inspire the architecture of hundreds of other temples across India.
Then go head to Manikarnika Ghat, And see the perpetual cremations that happen on this ghat. Hindus believe that Manikarnika Ghat is one of the most auspicious places for the departed to reach moksha (emancipation from the cycle of spiritual rebirth). The funeral pyre at this ghat burns 24 hours, and around 100 cremations take place every day.
3 Star accommodation is included in Varanasi.

Day 7 : Varanasi

Location: Varanasi

Visit Sarnath from Varanasi ( 20 KM/ 30 mints).
Visit the Sarnath, is a place located 18 kilometres northeast of Varanasi near the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dhamma and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna.
Then see the Dhamek Stupa, It is situated 12 kilometres away in the village of Sarnath. Here, find the Dhamek Stupa, a massive stone and brick structure that's 43.6 meters tall and 28 meters in diameter. The stupa was built more than 1,500 years ago to replace a structure that dated back to 249 BCE.
Then return the Varanasi, And watch the famous Ganga Aarti. Consider waking up early and taking a sunrise cruise along the river — negotiate with one of the countless boatmen hanging out along the ghats.
Over night stay in Varanasi hotel.
3 Star accommodation is included in Varanasi.

Day 8 : Kushinagar

Location: Kushinagar

Varanasi To Kushinagar ( 240 KM/ 5 Hrs).
After Breakfast leave Varanasi for Kushinagar, It is one of the four sacred places related to Lord Buddha. Buddha delivered his last sermon, attained Mahaparinirvana (salvation) in 483 BC and was cremated at Rambhar Stupa. The reclining nirvana statue of Lord Buddha inside the temple is 6.10 mt. long and is made of 5th-century red sandstone.

Then see other popular attractions like the Indo-Japanese Temple, Burmese Temple, Chinese Temple, Thai Temple, Korean, Sri Lankan, Tibetan temples, 15 Acres Meditation Park, Museum.
Rest of time free for leisure or visit market ownself.

Over night stay at Kushinagar hotel.
3 Star accommodation is included in Kushinagar.

Day 9 : Shravasti

Location: Shravasti

Kushinagar To Shravasti ( 240 KM/ 5 Hrs).
Leave Kushinagar after breakfast for Shravasti. Its most important religious place was the Jetavana Monastery, which was erected in a garden outside the city's walls and presented to the Buddha by a wealthy banker, Anathapindaka. Other important Buddhist monasteries were the Rajakarama and the Purvarama.
Rest of time free for leisure or visit market own self.

Over night stay in Shravasti hotel.
3 Star accommodation is included in Shravasti.

Day 10 : Lumbini

Location: Lumbini

Shravasti To Lumbini in Nepal ( 215 KM/ 5 Hrs)
Cross the border towards Nepal for Lumbini. Lumbinī is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mahamayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama at around 563 BCE. The site is now being developed as a Buddhist pilgrimage centre, where the archaeological remains associated with the Lord Buddha's birth form a central feature.
Rest of time free for leisure or visit market own self.

Over night stay at Lumbini hotel.
3 Star accommodation is included in Lumbini.

Day 11 : Lumbini

Location: Lumbini

A day tour of Kapilavastu tour from Lumbini ( 50 KM/ 1 Hr).
After Breakfast, Visit Kapilavastu (Nepal). Kapilavastu (“Place of Kapila”) is the name of the city where Siddhartha Gautama grew up and lived for the first 29 years of his life before leaving to pursue the spiritual path which led to his enlightenment. The Ashoka Pillar situated at Kapilavastu marks the latter references about the place.
Return to Lumbini. Evening time is free for leisure or shopping on your own self.
3 Star accommodation is included in Lumbini.

Day 12 : New Delhi

Location: New Delhi

Lumbini - Gorakhpur - Delhi
After Breakfast, Leave Lumbini for Gorakhpur Airport ( 140 KM/ 3 Hrs). So that Guest can take the Delhi flight.
Pick up the Delhi Airport, Transfer to Hotel.

Rest of time free for leisure or shopping in Delhi markets on your own self.

Over night stay at Delhi hotel.
3 Star accommodation is included in Delhi.

Day 13 : New Delhi

Location: New Delhi

Pick up from Delhi Airport and Delhi Sight Seen.
Visit Red Fort - Shah Jahan constructed Red Fort in 1638. It was the main residence of the Mughal Dynasty and is located in the city center. It is made from red sandstone, and that is where it gets its name from. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
See Qutub Minar, Which is a five-story tapering tower with a height of 73 meters. The spiral staircase in this minaret has 379 staircases. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visited by many every day.
Stop by Raj Ghat, A memorial dedicated to Mahatama Gandi; Raj Ghat is situated in Delhi. It is a black marble open to the sky and a flame that eternal burns at one end. It is a great place to learn more about the history of the country.
Take a traditional rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the oldest and busiest market in New Delhi. Chandni Chowk's literal translation- Moonlight Square, was built by a Mughal Emperor in the 17th century. It was divided by canals to reflect moonlight, but now that particular area is closed. It is one of the biggest wholesale markets in India.
Over night stay at Delhi hotel.
3 Star accommodation is included in Delhi.

Day 14 : New Delhi

Location: New Delhi

Delhi Sight Seen with end of this tour.
See one of the largest mosques in the country, Jama Masjid. It is made up of red sandstone and marble. It was constructed by Shah Jahan and is visited by hundreds of people every day. The courtyard of the mosque can accommodate about 25,000 people and be built for about one million Indian Rupees.
Explore the Lotus Temple, Famous for its flower-like dome shape; Lotus Temple is a house to worship and is open to all. Winning numerous awards for its architecture, this place is a prominent attraction in Delhi.
Then go head to Humayun's tomb, The tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum, in 1558, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad, Persian architects were chosen by her.
Visit the Connaught Place, A frenetic business and financial hub, centered on a ring of colonnaded Georgian-style buildings with global chain stores, vintage cinemas, bars and Indian restaurants. Stalls at Janpath Market sell saris, embroidered bags, and trinkets.
In the evening time,Guest will be Dropped off at Delhi Airport or any desired location in Delhi, With marking the end of this tour.

What's Included

Breakfast.

Air-conditioned vehicle.

Private transportation.

Toll Tax, Parking, Fuel and driver allowance is included.

What's Not Included

Any type of flight ticket is not included.

Any type of guide service is not included.

Any type of entrance charge is not included.

Nepal border fees is not included.

Lunch/Dinner/Drinks.

Know Before You Go

  • Public Transportation Nearby

Please Note

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • We will pick the guest at their desire place in Delhi.

Check out our Q&As

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Airport transfers is included in this tour.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    This can be rearrange if we have information before 7 days of tour

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Yes

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    We are a registered company with Rajasthan tourism board

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    7 years

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    NA

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The other travelers

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    NA

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    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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