Buddhist Tour with Nepal

13 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Patna - Vaisali - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Kathmandu - Delhi


Overview

Technically, Nepal and India are two different countries but share a common factor. Both are associated with the life of Lord Buddha. While Lumbini and Kapilvastu bears testimony to the birth and adulthood  of Prince Siddhartha, the rest of the destinations witnessed the transformation of a prince into Buddha-The Awakened One. The 13 nights and 14 days ‘Buddhist Tour with Nepal’ package will cover the prominent Buddhist sites sprinkled across different parts of India and Nepal.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Kushinagar- Nirvana Temple, Ramabhar Stupa and Cremation site
  • Excursion to Nalanda and Rajgir
  • Visit Bodhi Temple and Niranjana river in Bodhgaya
  • Sightseeing tour of Varanasi- Durga Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Marble Temple and Benares Hindu University
  • Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu- Sayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple

Itinerary

Day 1 - Delhi (Arrival)

Upon arrival in Delhi, meet our representative who'll assist you in smooth transfer to the hotel pre-decided for your stay. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 2 - Delhi - Lucknow

Post breakfast in the hotel, check out and get transferred to the railway station to board the connecting train to Lucknow. On reaching Lucknow, check in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3 - Lucknow - Sravasti

Post breakfast in the morning, drive to Sravasti. On reaching Sravasti, check in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4 - Sravasti - Lumbini

After having breakfast, drive to Sahet Mahet. Post sightseeing, continue your journey towards Lumbni. On the way, visit Kapilavastu- the place where Lord Buddha stayed for 30 years. Upon arrival, get transferred to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5 - Lumbini - Kushinagar

After having breakfast in the hotel, drive to Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. Later, continue your journey towards Kushinagar- the place where Lord Buddha achieved salvation. Late in the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Kushinagar- Nirvana Temple, Ramabhar Stupa and Cremation site of Lord Buddha. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 6 - Kushinagar - Patna

Today, after breakfast, check out and drive to Patna. On the way, visit Vaishali. Upon arrival, get transferred to the hotel for overnight stay. It is a place where Lord Buddha announced his pariniravana.

Day 7 - Patna - Rajgir - Bodhgaya

After having breakfast, check out and leave by road for Patna. On the way, visit Nalanda and Rajgir. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel for overnight stay. Bodhgaya is the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.

Day 8 - Bodhgaya

Post breakfast in the morning, set out to visit the Bodhi temple and Niranjana river. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 9 - Bodhgaya - Varanasi

Post breakfast in the hotel, check out and leave by road for Varanasi. Upon arrival, get transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon, set off to explore the city attractions. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 10 - Varanasi

Early morning, around 5 am, enjoy a boat cruise on the river Ganges. Post breakfast in the morning, visit Sarnath, located 10 kilometers away from Varanasi. The famous Buddhist chant "Buddham Sharanam Gachhami" was originated in Sarnath. In the afternoon, set off for a sightseeing tour of Varanasi- Durga Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Marble Temple and Benares Hindu University. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 11 - Varanasi - Kathmandu – By Flight

Today, you will be transferred to the airport to board connecting flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, our representative will meet you and assist you in smooth transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 12 - Kathmandu

In the morning, visit Sayambhunath Stupa- the famous Buddhist shrine. More than 2,000 years old, it is the oldest Stupa in Nepal and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, drive to Patan. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 13- Kathmandu

In the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple, both of which are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, set off for a sightseeing tour of Bhakatapur. Dinner and overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 14 - Kathmandu - Delhi

The morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport to board connecting flight to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi and have dinner at a local restaurant. Later, you will be transferred to the hotel to board flight for onward destination.


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