Buddhist Circuit Tour 10 Days

Trip Code : VHA/I-01
Duration : 10  Days



Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu

Arrive Kathmandu. Traditional welcome in airport and then you will be transfer to hotel for check in. Late afternoon free at leisure. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu

After breakfast embark on a city tour of Kathmandu visiting Pashupatinath Temple - the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to lord Shiva, built in 1696. Carry on the sightseeing tour of the Patan - a city of architecture and fine arts. Sometimes known as "Town with a Thousand Golden Roofs". Visit Tibetan Handicraft center at Jawalakhel to watch carpet weaving.

After lunch proceed for Swayambhunath - the oldest Buddhist shrine. Looking east from here, one can see the entire Kathmandu valley spread out below. A short drive will take to Boudhanath - the world's largest stupa a sight of great reneration to the Buddhist. Continue to Kathmandu Durbar Square - the temple of the Living Goddess and the old Royal Palace. Finally, visit Kathmandu - a temple built from a single tree from which the Kathmandu derives its name. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu 

Day 3: Kathmandu – Lumbini

Breakfast at hotel then visit Jetvanaram and Angulimal Caves. Back to hotel for lunch after lunch drive to Lumbini (190 kms, 5 - 6 hrs). Lumbini is at Nepal. Arrival Lumbini, transfer to hotel, check-in, Dinner and overnight at hotel. 

Day 4: Lumbini – Sravasti

Breakfast at hotel then visit Lotus Pond, Mahamaya Temple, the Birth place of Lord Buddha - Shakyamuni Buddha was born in Lumbini, in southern Nepal, two thousand five hundred years ago. Since his time, Nepal has been a sacred ground for Buddhist as the births place of Buddha and the monasteries. After these visit, Lunch at hotel then drive to Sravasti.Enroute also visit Kapilvastu. Upon arrival dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5: Sravasti – Kushinagar

Breakfast at hotel then visit Saheth (Jethavana) – and Maheth (Angulimala Caves). - Buddha spent 25 years living in the monastery of Jetavana. Many Vinaya rules, Jatakas and Sutras were first discussed at this place. The Buddha is supposed to have astonished rival teachers by performing miracles at Sravasti. It is said that it was in Sravasti that the Buddha transformed Angulimal from a dacoit into a Buddhist monk. He also delivered many important sermons here. King Ashoka erected two pillars 21 meters high on either side of the eastern gateway of the Jetavana monastery. Sravasti was a flourishing center of learning during the Gupta period. When the famed Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang visited this site, he found several damaged stupas and ruins of monasteries and a palace.

After lunch drive to Kushinagar (130 kms, 4 hrs). Arrival Kushinagar, transfer to Mahaparinirvana temple and RamabhaStupa (Cremation centre). Check-in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. 

Day 6: Kushinagar – Vaishali

Breakfast at hotel then drive to  Vaisali (280 kms, 07 hrs) with pack lunch, enroute visit Vaishali. Arrival Patna, check-in hotel, dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Vaisali – Rajgir – Nalanda

Breakfast at hotel then drive to Nalanda (85 kms), visit ruins of ancient university. Lunch will be served at Nalanda tourist cafeteria. After lunch drive to Rajgir (15 kms), visit Gridhkuta Peak, Venuvanaram and Bimbisara Jail. Drive to Bodhgaya. Arrival Bodhgaya (65 kms), transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in a hotel at Bodhgaya.

Day 8: Rajgir/ Nalanda– Bodhagaya

Breakfast at hotel then drive to Bodhagaya). On arrival check in to the hotel and then proceed to),. Check-in hotel .sightseeing's at Bodhgaya, visiting places like Mahabodhi temple, Sujata Village, Niranjana River. All meals and overnight at hotel

Day 9: Bodhagaya to Varansahi.


Day 10: Varanasi – Delhi by flight – Departure

Early morning boat ride on the holy river Ganges, back to hotel for Breakfast. After breakfast free for shopping, Varanasi is famous for its silk products. Lunch at hotel timely transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi. On arrival Delhi direct proceed to Dinner at a local Restaurant and then departure transfer to airport to catch the onward flight.

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