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India Nepal Buddhist Tour
India Nepal Buddhist Tour
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Kathmandu - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Vaishali -
Bodh Gaya - Gaya - Delhi
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Begin your tour.
Arrive into Delhi.
Welcome to Vardhman's 'India Nepal Buddhist Tour'! On arrival in Delhi,
you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your
hotel. Later proceed on a Half Day City Tour of Delhi.
Visit New Delhi, which includes the main attraction like Qutab Minar,
Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament
House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping
centre of New Delhi
Day 02: Delhi - Kathmandu
This morning after breakfast proceed on a half Day City Tour of Delhi.
Half day City tour of Old Delhi.
After breakfast, visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan,
Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti
Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also
drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Later, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Kathmandu. Upon
arrival in Kathmandu, you will be met and transferred by our representative
to your hotel. Relax for rest of the day.
Day 03: Kathmandu
This morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed for sightseeing of
Kathmandu which includes:
Patan City- The ancient city of Patan, lying 5 km southeast of Kathmandu,
is known as the city of fine arts. The city is full of Hindu temples
and Buddhist monuments.The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed
both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive
sightseeing in this city for today's visitors.
Swamyabhunath - The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal
and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley
out of a primordial lake. It is listed as a World Heritage Site.
Day 04: Kathmandu
Enjoy full Day sightseeing of Pashupatinath, Bodhnath and Bhaktapur
Golden temple- Also known as the Hiranya Varna Mahabihar, this unique
Buddhist monastery is only a few minutes walk north of Durbar Square.
Legends relate the monastery was founded in 12th century. The rectangular
building has three roofs and a copper gilded facade. Inside the shrine
are the images of the Buddha and Avalokiteswar and a stairway lead to
the 1st floor where monks will show you the various Buddha images.
Bodhnath - The stupa of Boudhanath lies eight kilometers east of Kathmandu.
On this colossal and ancient stupa, one of the biggest in the world,
are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is said to have been built
by Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the fifth century A.D. It is built on
an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels.
Day 05: Kathmandu - Lumbini
After breakfast at the hotel proceed to visit Sahet Mahet. Later leave
for Lumbini enroute visit Kapilavastu - the place where the Lord spent
the first thirty years of his life. It was Kapilavastu, where he witnessed
four events - sorrow of a beggar, sadness of an old man, pain of a sick
and a dead body and finally decided to renounce all the worldly pleasure
and search for the truth and salvation.On arrival in Lumbini, transfer
Day 06: Lumbini - Kushinagar
After an early morning breakfast proceed to Lumbini the birthplace of
Lord Buddha. King Ashoka visited Lumbini in 250 BC and erected a monolithic
pillar, 36 feet in height to mark the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Shakyamuni
has remnants of an old monastery and an image of Maya Devi (Lord Buddha's
mother is preserved here). Lunch at local restaurant.
After sightseeing of Lumbini drive to Kushinagar. On arrival in Kushinagar,
check into your pre-booked hotel.
Day 07: Kushinagar - Vaishali - Bodh Gaya
In the morning, proceed to Vaishali. See the majesty of Ashok Pillar,
Lotus Tank and Chaumukhi. Later, continue driving to Bodh Gaya. On arrival,
check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 08 Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya
After an early breakfast drive to Rajgir, en-route visit Nalanda (2
hours drive from Patna), then drive to Rajgir. Rajgir is situated in
a lush green valley enclosed by five hills and historic stonewalls.
Rajgirha, Now Rajgir, was once the ancient capital of powerful kingdom
of Magadh. The Buddha chose this famous for many of his retreats and
sermons. It was here the first Buddhist council was held. After sightseeing
of Rajgir drive again for 3 hours to Bodhgaya. Arrive Bodhgaya and check
Day 09 Bodhgaya
Early morning visit temple of Bodhgaya.
Set in silvan solitude on the banks of river Nirnjana, came to this
place after a long-hard journey in search of Supreme Knowledge. Here
under the Bodhi tree, he attained enlightenment.
Overnight: Hotel Enjoy your stay here for two nights undertaking excursions
to Rajgir, Nalanda, Sapta Pari Cave and Venevamas.
Day 10: Bodh Gaya - Gaya -Delhi
Moring at Leisure. Later transfer to Gaya Railway Station to catch an
overnight train to Delhi.
Day 11 Delhi
Arrive Delhi and transfer to International Airport to board the flight
for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories
of 'India Nepal Buddhist Tour'escorted by Vardhman Vacations.