Buddhist Circuit Tour 14 Nights / 15 Days

14 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Sravasti - Balrampur - Lucknow - Delhi

Overview

Learn, observe, and manifest the principles of Buddhism on this 14 nights and 15 days compact journey. Book our Buddhist circuit tour and get yourself suffused in spirituality and peace. You will be covering the prominent Buddhist sites along, and your first stop would be the capital of India, Delhi. Next, explore the Mughal architecture and proceed towards Jaipur, the land of Royals in Rajasthan. Go on a guided excursion to the historic forts, local markets. Your trip to Jaipur has several other highlights, including Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Nawab Sahab ki Haveli. Next, in your Buddhist circuit tour itinerary is the ‘City of Love,’ Agra. Witness the white marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal, Red Fort, and Itmad-Ud-Daula's Tomb. Next, proceed towards one of the holiest cities in India, Varanasi, followed by Bodhgaya visit. There are just a few handfuls of experiences you are going to attain. Take a look at our well-planned 14 nights and 15 days Buddhist circuit tour itinerary to delve deep into spirituality and what would be possible in this compact journey. Your itinerary is covered with meals, sightseeing, transfers, and accommodation.

Note: Feel free to customize your package the way you want.

Highlights

  • Witness the Mughal architecture in Delhi.
  • Get amazed with the royalty and history of Jaipur.
  • Marvel sunset at the Taj Mahal.
  • Enjoy a morning boat ride in the holy Ganges in Varanasi.
  • Visit sacred Buddhist places in Bodhgaya.
  • Guided excursion to Vaishali- Chaumukhi, Ashok Pillar.
  • Feel Nawab in Lucknow .

Itinerary - Buddhist Circuit Tour

Day 1 - Delhi: Arrival and Leisure Day

Your Buddhist circuit tour will begin at your arrival at Delhi airport or railway station. Upon Delhi arrival, you will be greeted by our representative. Receive the warm welcome, and afterward, you will be escorted to your hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and freshen up and relax. You are free to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. If you want, you can go on a shopping excursion to the nearby local markets encircling the hotel. Furthermore, if time permits before dusk, you can cover some famous landmarks at your own expense nearby your accommodation.

After a wonderful day, return to the hotel for a relaxing overnight sleep followed by a scrumptious dinner.

Day 2 - Delhi: Sightseeing of the City

Delhi brims with the ancient history of the Mughals. Explore it after having a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Then, leave for the full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Depending upon the accommodation region you are staying in, your sightseeing will start. Suppose your hotel is in Old Delhi, then start your exploration with Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat. Next, proceed towards South Delhi to explore Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar, Lodhi Garden, and Hauz Khas Fort. Then, go on a guided excursion to the Raj Ghat, where Gandhi Ji’s cremation site is located. Ladies will love shopping at the Chandini Chowk, and foodies can't get over the gastronomic delights of South Delhi. There is plenty more in Delhi you would never know until you visit it.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay as you wind up your 2nd day. Enjoy your dinner and indulge in peaceful sleep.

Note: Some historic attractions like Red Fort remain closed on Mondays. So plan accordingly and confirm the opening days and timings of the historic monument you would want to visit on Delhi sightseeing.

Day 3 - Jaipur: Arrival and Leisure Day

The Pink City of India, Jaipur, demands your visit today. Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before leaving for Jaipur today as part of your Buddhist circuit tour. Complete the check-out formalities and enjoy the enchanting drive to Jaipur from Delhi. The views of the Aravali Hills and the brown hills will amaze you!

You will be passing through several roadside restaurants where you can stop for lunch. Afterward, continue your drive to Jaipur, and on arrival at the hotel, complete the check-in formalities and freshen up. If time permits, you must enjoy shopping ventures nearby to your hotel. Your evening is in your hand; make it count.

Once you have enjoyed your day, return to the hotel for a scrumptious dinner and relaxing overnight sleep.

Distance from Delhi to Jaipur: 281 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 6 hours (approx.)

Note: Lunch charges onwards to Jaipur from Delhi are additional.

Day 4 - Jaipur Sightseeing Day

This day is reserved for you to delve deep into the royal history of Jaipur. Wake up early with a hearty breakfast and embark on the sightseeing of the Jaipur tourist attractions. Start by visiting Amer Fort and see the artistic style elements present in the fort’s museum and complex. Then, explore the cobbled paths within the fort. Made up of golden stones, Amer Fort is a picturesque sight.

Next, halt at Hawa Mahal, also called the ‘Palace of Winds.’ It was made with several jharokhas where royal women used to sit and observe the city’s pace. Finally, you will be visiting the UNESCO crowned Jantar Mantar. Some of the best experiences you can have in Jaipur include a shopping venture at the Johari Bazar to buy handmade jewelry and handicrafts.

End your Jaipur sightseeing by returning to your accommodation. Enjoy your delicious dinner and retire for overnight sleep.

Day 5 - Agra: Arrival and Tour of Taj Mahal

Get ready to witness the 7th wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal. But before that, complete the check-out formalities at the Jaipur hotel and continue towards the Fatehpur Sikri. Afterward, drive towards Agra, which is one of the best road trip experiences in India. Enjoy the road journey to Agra in a comfortable vehicle. Upon reaching, complete the check-in formalities and unwind in your room.

Post relaxation, embark on a guided excursion to the Taj Mahal, the white mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaaz. Also, visit Red Fort and mad-Ud-Daula's Tomb. Take your camera with you if you want to capture the Taj Mahal changing its hues during the sunset. Finally, exchange a romantic kiss if you are on a honeymoon in the backdrops of the tantalizing Taj Mahal.

Return to the hotel for restful sleep overnight after a mouthwatering dinner.

Distance from Jaipur to Agra: 240 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 5 hours (approx.)

Day 6 - Varanasi: Arrival, Transfer, and Leisure

A holy and spiritual visit awaits you today in Varanasi. So wake up early, and you will be transferred to the airport or railway station to board the connecting flight or train to Varanasi. Upon reaching Varanasi, the holy city of India, meet our representative outside the pick-up point. He will be assisting you with the transfer at the hotel. Upon reaching the hotel, complete the check-in formalities and relish lunch. Afterward, step outside for the guided excursion to Sarnath, famous for Dhamekh Stupa, where Buddha delivered his first sermon.

Later, come back to the hotel to enjoy a relaxing overnight sleep after a delicious dinner.

Day 7 - Varanasi: Sightseeing Day Reserved

Wake up before sunrise and enjoy the sunrise boat excursion in the holy Ganges. Afterward, return to the hotel to relish a scrumptious meal. Later, unlock a great sightseeing experience as you step out to visit several sacred temples. A handful of them include Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple.

End your 7th day by returning to your accommodation. Nosh, the appetizing dinner and retire for the overnight sleep.

Day 8 - Bodhgaya: Arrival and Leisure

Wake up early with an appetizing breakfast and complete the check-out formalities at the hotel. Your drive to Bodhgaya would be carried out in a comfortable vehicle. Relish some local food at the highway side dhabas or restaurants. Once you reach, complete the check-out formalities at the Bodhgaya hotel. Finally, take a rest in your room.

In the night, enjoy dinner followed by goodnight sleep.

Distance from Varanasi to Bodhgaya: 255 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 6 hours

Day 9 - Bodhgaya: Sightseeing

This day is reserved to explore the attractions in and around Bodhgaya. First, visit Rajgir, where Buddha spent 12 years after the attainment of Nirvana. Furthermore, pay a visit to the Nalanda, Venevamas, and Sapta Pari Cave.

Afterward, get back to your hotel and retire for a relaxing sleep after finishing up the dinner.

Day 10 - Kushinagar: Enrouting Vaishali

Today, you will proceed to visit Vaishali, the significant Buddhist destination. Legends and Buddhist people believe that it is the same place where Lord Buddha delivered his final sermon and attained Parinirvana. Afterward, gear up yourself to explore Chaumukhi, Ashok Pillar, and Lotus Tank. After that, continue your drive to Kushinagar.

Upon reaching Kushinagar hotel, complete the check-in formalities and unwind in your room. Then, have your diner and enjoy an overnight stay.

Distance from Bodhgaya to Kushinagar: 325 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 7 hours (approx.)

Day 11 - Kushinagar: Day Reserved for Sightseeing

Wake up with a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel and gear up for the full day sightseeing of Kushinagar. Start with Mahaparinirvana Temple, which features a 6 meters long statue of Buddha. Afterward, attend the prayers at the Sri Lankan and Japanese monasteries to learn in-depth about Buddhism.

Later, return back to the hotel to retire for goodnight sleep followed by a delicious dinner.

Day 12 - Lumbini: Arrival Transfer to Balrampur

Start your day with a hearty morning meal and set off to discover the history of the Ashoka Pillar. It is a commemorative monument made by King Ashoka. The place is famous as the Buddha’s birthplace. Afterward, gear up to visit Mayadevi Temple and the old Buddhist monastery.

Day 1 - Delhi: Arrival and Leisure Day

Your Buddhist circuit tour will begin at your arrival at Delhi airport or railway station. Upon Delhi arrival, you will be greeted by our representative. Receive the warm welcome, and afterward, you will be escorted to your hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and freshen up and relax. You are free to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. If you want, you can go on a shopping excursion to the nearby local markets encircling the hotel. Furthermore, if time permits before dusk, you can cover some famous landmarks at your own expense nearby your accommodation.

After a wonderful day, return to the hotel for a relaxing overnight sleep followed by a scrumptious dinner.

Day 2 - Delhi: Sightseeing of the City

Delhi brims with the ancient history of the Mughals. Explore it after having a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Then, leave for the full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Depending upon the accommodation region you are staying in, your sightseeing will start. Suppose your hotel is in Old Delhi, then start your exploration with Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat. Next, proceed towards South Delhi to explore Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar, Lodhi Garden, and Hauz Khas Fort. Then, go on a guided excursion to the Raj Ghat, where Gandhi Ji’s cremation site is located. Ladies will love shopping at the Chandini Chowk, and foodies can't get over the gastronomic delights of South Delhi. There is plenty more in Delhi you would never know until you visit it.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay as you wind up your 2nd day. Enjoy your dinner and indulge in peaceful sleep.

Note: Some historic attractions like Red Fort remain closed on Mondays. So plan accordingly and confirm the opening days and timings of the historic monument you would want to visit on Delhi sightseeing.

Day 3 - Jaipur: Arrival and Leisure Day

The Pink City of India, Jaipur, demands your visit today. Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before leaving for Jaipur today as part of your Buddhist circuit tour. Complete the check-out formalities and enjoy the enchanting drive to Jaipur from Delhi. The views of the Aravali Hills and the brown hills will amaze you!

You will be passing through several roadside restaurants where you can stop for lunch. Afterward, continue your drive to Jaipur, and on arrival at the hotel, complete the check-in formalities and freshen up. If time permits, you must enjoy shopping ventures nearby to your hotel. Your evening is in your hand; make it count.

Once you have enjoyed your day, return to the hotel for a scrumptious dinner and relaxing overnight sleep.

Distance from Delhi to Jaipur: 281 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 6 hours (approx.)

Note: Lunch charges onwards to Jaipur from Delhi are additional.

Day 4 - Jaipur Sightseeing Day

This day is reserved for you to delve deep into the royal history of Jaipur. Wake up early with a hearty breakfast and embark on the sightseeing of the Jaipur tourist attractions. Start by visiting Amer Fort and see the artistic style elements present in the fort’s museum and complex. Then, explore the cobbled paths within the fort. Made up of golden stones, Amer Fort is a picturesque sight.

Next, halt at Hawa Mahal, also called the ‘Palace of Winds.’ It was made with several jharokhas where royal women used to sit and observe the city’s pace. Finally, you will be visiting the UNESCO crowned Jantar Mantar. Some of the best experiences you can have in Jaipur include a shopping venture at the Johari Bazar to buy handmade jewelry and handicrafts.

End your Jaipur sightseeing by returning to your accommodation. Enjoy your delicious dinner and retire for overnight sleep.

Day 5 - Agra: Arrival and Tour of Taj Mahal

Get ready to witness the 7th wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal. But before that, complete the check-out formalities at the Jaipur hotel and continue towards the Fatehpur Sikri. Afterward, drive towards Agra, which is one of the best road trip experiences in India. Enjoy the road journey to Agra in a comfortable vehicle. Upon reaching, complete the check-in formalities and unwind in your room.

Post relaxation, embark on a guided excursion to the Taj Mahal, the white mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaaz. Also, visit Red Fort and mad-Ud-Daula's Tomb. Take your camera with you if you want to capture the Taj Mahal changing its hues during the sunset. Finally, exchange a romantic kiss if you are on a honeymoon in the backdrops of the tantalizing Taj Mahal.

Return to the hotel for restful sleep overnight after a mouthwatering dinner.

Distance from Jaipur to Agra: 240 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 5 hours (approx.)

Day 6 - Varanasi: Arrival, Transfer, and Leisure

A holy and spiritual visit awaits you today in Varanasi. So wake up early, and you will be transferred to the airport or railway station to board the connecting flight or train to Varanasi. Upon reaching Varanasi, the holy city of India, meet our representative outside the pick-up point. He will be assisting you with the transfer at the hotel. Upon reaching the hotel, complete the check-in formalities and relish lunch. Afterward, step outside for the guided excursion to Sarnath, famous for Dhamekh Stupa, where Buddha delivered his first sermon.

Later, come back to the hotel to enjoy a relaxing overnight sleep after a delicious dinner.

Day 7 - Varanasi: Sightseeing Day Reserved

Wake up before sunrise and enjoy the sunrise boat excursion in the holy Ganges. Afterward, return to the hotel to relish a scrumptious meal. Later, unlock a great sightseeing experience as you step out to visit several sacred temples. A handful of them include Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple.

End your 7th day by returning to your accommodation. Nosh, the appetizing dinner and retire for the overnight sleep.

Day 8 - Bodhgaya: Arrival and Leisure

Wake up early with an appetizing breakfast and complete the check-out formalities at the hotel. Your drive to Bodhgaya would be carried out in a comfortable vehicle. Relish some local food at the highway side dhabas or restaurants. Once you reach, complete the check-out formalities at the Bodhgaya hotel. Finally, take a rest in your room.

In the night, enjoy dinner followed by goodnight sleep.

Distance from Varanasi to Bodhgaya: 255 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 6 hours

Day 9 - Bodhgaya: Sightseeing

This day is reserved to explore the attractions in and around Bodhgaya. First, visit Rajgir, where Buddha spent 12 years after the attainment of Nirvana. Furthermore, pay a visit to the Nalanda, Venevamas, and Sapta Pari Cave.

Afterward, get back to your hotel and retire for a relaxing sleep after finishing up the dinner.

Day 10 - Kushinagar: Enrouting Vaishali

Today, you will proceed to visit Vaishali, the significant Buddhist destination. Legends and Buddhist people believe that it is the same place where Lord Buddha delivered his final sermon and attained Parinirvana. Afterward, gear up yourself to explore Chaumukhi, Ashok Pillar, and Lotus Tank. After that, continue your drive to Kushinagar.

Upon reaching Kushinagar hotel, complete the check-in formalities and unwind in your room. Then, have your diner and enjoy an overnight stay.

Distance from Bodhgaya to Kushinagar: 325 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 7 hours (approx.)

Day 11 - Kushinagar: Day Reserved for Sightseeing

Wake up with a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel and gear up for the full day sightseeing of Kushinagar. Start with Mahaparinirvana Temple, which features a 6 meters long statue of Buddha. Afterward, attend the prayers at the Sri Lankan and Japanese monasteries to learn in-depth about Buddhism.

Later, return back to the hotel to retire for goodnight sleep followed by a delicious dinner.

Day 12 - Lumbini: Arrival Transfer to Balrampur

Start your day with a hearty morning meal and set off to discover the history of the Ashoka Pillar. It is a commemorative monument made by King Ashoka. The place is famous as the Buddha’s birthplace. Afterward, gear up to visit Mayadevi Temple and the old Buddhist monastery.

It is reserved for the drive towards Balrampur. Take a halt at the Sravasti during your journey. Sravasti is the ancient deserted town encircled by ancient ruins. Pay a visit to Jetavana Monastery. Later, continue your drive to Balrampur. Once you reach, complete the check-in formalities and enjoy dinner with a relaxing sleep.

Distance from Lumbini to Balrampur: 90 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 3.5 hours

Note: You can enjoy an evening at your own leisure or go shopping or food hopping activity at your own expense.

Day 13 - Balrampur: Sightseeing and Transfer to Lucknow

After having your final breakfast in Balrampur, complete the check-out formalities and explore the top tourist attractions in Balrampur before leaving for Lucknow. Once you finish off the sightseeing, drive to Lucknow in a comfortable vehicle.

Upon reaching Lucknow, complete the check-in formalities and retire for the relaxing overnight sleep followed by scrumptious dinner.

Distance from Balrampur to Lucknow: 160 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 4 hours (approx.)

Day 14 - Lucknow: Sightseeing Day

Relish the authentic Lucknow cuisine today in the morning and feel ‘Nawab’ for one day. Explore the best places to visit in Lucknow. There is a famous saying in India about the capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow ('Morning of Banaras, Evening of Awadh'). 'Awadh' means Lucknow. And Lucknow is a city which is world-famous for its tameez, tehzeeb and food taste. The buildings here have a splendid history, not only the language but with a distinct identity in food and drink. Lucknow has contributed significantly in the field of politics and art of the country.

Start your exploration with Bara Imambara and explore its Bhul-bhulaiya and a Bowli (the maze). Then, tour the Rumi Darwaza to marvel at the finest Awadh architecture. Once you finish off Lucknow sightseeing, you will be transferred to Lucknow airport or railway station to board the seat for Delhi arrival.

Upon reaching Delhi, unwind in your hotel room after completing the check-in formalities. Retire with an overnight sleep after relishing dinner.

Day 15 - Delhi: Goodbye and Departure Day

The adventure comes to an end today! Finish off your breakfast and complete the check-out formalities. Then, reach the airport or railway station in a comfortable vehicle and bid goodbye to the flawless memories.

It is reserved for the drive towards Balrampur. Take a halt at the Sravasti during your journey. Sravasti is the ancient deserted town encircled by ancient ruins. Pay a visit to Jetavana Monastery. Later, continue your drive to Balrampur. Once you reach, complete the check-in formalities and enjoy dinner with a relaxing sleep.

Distance from Lumbini to Balrampur: 90 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 3.5 hours

Note: You can enjoy an evening at your own leisure or go shopping or food hopping activity at your own expense.

Day 13 - Balrampur: Sightseeing and Transfer to Lucknow

After having your final breakfast in Balrampur, complete the check-out formalities and explore the top tourist attractions in Balrampur before leaving for Lucknow. Once you finish off the sightseeing, drive to Lucknow in a comfortable vehicle.

Upon reaching Lucknow, complete the check-in formalities and retire for the relaxing overnight sleep followed by scrumptious dinner.

Distance from Balrampur to Lucknow: 160 kilometers (approx.)

Travel Time: 4 hours (approx.)

Day 14 - Lucknow: Sightseeing Day

Relish the authentic Lucknow cuisine today in the morning and feel ‘Nawab’ for one day. Explore the best places to visit in Lucknow. There is a famous saying in India about the capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow ('Morning of Banaras, Evening of Awadh'). 'Awadh' means Lucknow. And Lucknow is a city which is world-famous for its tameez, tehzeeb and food taste. The buildings here have a splendid history, not only the language but with a distinct identity in food and drink. Lucknow has contributed significantly in the field of politics and art of the country.

Start your exploration with Bara Imambara and explore its Bhul-bhulaiya and a Bowli (the maze). Then, tour the Rumi Darwaza to marvel at the finest Awadh architecture. Once you finish off Lucknow sightseeing, you will be transferred to Lucknow airport or railway station to board the seat for Delhi arrival.

Upon reaching Delhi, unwind in your hotel room after completing the check-in formalities. Retire with an overnight sleep after relishing dinner.

Day 15 - Delhi: Goodbye and Departure Day

The adventure comes to an end today! Finish off your breakfast and complete the check-out formalities. Then, reach the airport or railway station in a comfortable vehicle and bid goodbye to the flawless memories.

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