Delhi - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna
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Arrive Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport by evening flight. Welcome to India! The guests will be met at the airport by Creative Travel guest ambassador. Each member will be garlanded with flower garlands made of fresh Marigolds. Depart for hotel by deluxe air-conditioned private vehicle. Arrive hotel and check in.
Overnight at the hotel.
After cold breakfast, check-out from the hotel & transfer to airport to board the flight to Lucknow.
Depart: Delhi at 0630 Hrs 6E-634 (IndiGo) Arrive: Lucknow at 0740 Hrs
Arrive Lucknow and drive to Sravasti (180 Kms/approx..4-5 hrs drive). Upon arrival in Sravasti, check-in at hotel.
Saravasti, is the most commonly visited place. It is here that the Buddha is said to have performed great miracles. One story tells of how on throwing down the seed of a mango, a great mango tree instantly arose.
Another story tells of how the Buddha stood in the air, the lower part of his body engulfed in flames, with five hundred jets of water streaming from the top of his body.
Saravasti was a garden of prince Jeta which was brought by Sunanda popularly known as Anathapindika. He built a beautiful 9 storey monastery for Lord Buddha which is known as Gandha Kuti.
Today we can see remains of Gandha Kuti, Rahul Monastery, Ananda Monastery and all the remains. There is another archaeological site known as Mahid. There is resident of Anathapindika and Angulimal.
Lunch at hotel.
After lunch, proceed for a sightseeing of Sravasti. One of the greatest attractions of the Sravasti town is the ruins and relics of Jain and Buddhist temples, forts and stupas. Sravasti town holds sheer importance for the devotees of Lord Buddha as this is the place where Lord Buddha spent 24 monsoons of his life.
The other religious importance of this place is that Bhagwan Mahavir, during his penance and later as Tirthankar visited this town several times. It is believed that Lord Buddha performed many miracles in Sravasti. He showed a million manifestations of himself. He was seated on a lotus (with a thousand petals), and his body was oozing out fire and water.
Such miraculous incidences are still narrated by the people of the town. Ananda Bodhi Tree: This tree of immense religious importance attracts many a tourist. It is the tree where Lord Buddha meditated for a night. It is believed that if anyone meditates under this tree gets blessed with good fortune. Jetavana Monastery is one of the most important religious sites for the Buddhists.
It is the second monastery built in honor of Lord Buddha. It is located in close proximity to Sravasti. It is the holy place where the Lord taught many lessons to his disciples. The monastery has many beautiful sculptures built by the Great king Ashoka.
Dinner & overnight at the hotel.
After early breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Lumbini visit the birthplace of Lord Buddha. (225 Kms/06 hrs approx. drive).
Upon arrival in Lumbini, check-in at hotel.
Situated in the foothills of the Siwalik range in the district of Rupandehi, Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha is one of the most important pilgrimage sites. Buddhist literatures mention that newly born Siddhartha took seven steps and uttered an epoch-making message to the suffering humanity in the Lumbini Garden.
The beautiful sal grove of Lumbini Garden was renowned for its beauty of shady grove of lush green trees and colorful flowers. Today devotees and visitors from all over the world come to Lumbini, the timeless place where ancient monuments glorify the birthplace of Sakyamuni Buddha and bear witness to the record of the noteworthy visits by famous dignitaries. The pilgrims deeply immerse themselves in the serene spiritual atmosphere of Lumbini.
Lunch at hotel.
After lunch, proceed for a sightseeing of Lumbini is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. In fact, it is one of the only four places the Lord Buddha himself identified as sites for future pilgrimage, that is, the place of his birth. Visit the Lumbini Garden covers an area of 2.56 sq km or 1 x 3 sq miles and encompasses three zones each covering one square mile connected with walkways and a canal. The area has sub-tropical monsoon climate with warm wet season. The Eternal Peace Flame is built in a very nice location next to a reflection pool and with a view of the world peace pagoda in the backdrop.
Ashoka Pillar built in the year 259BC, this pillar was built by King Ashok, who was Buddhist. When he constructed this pillar, the King exempted the villagers from paying tax and gave out 100 golden coins to the people. In the seventh century, the pillar was struck by lightning and split into two parts.
The site was lost for six centuries and covered with dense forest before being re found in 1895. The place was cleared, and the pillar reconstructed. Mayadevi Temple is one of the important sites in the Lumbini Garden with many historians and archaeologists referring to it as the place of birth of Lord Buddha. Inscriptions on the Ashoka Pillar also refers the spot as his birthplace.
It is said that here the newly born Prince took his first seven steps and gave a peace message to humanity. This happened in the beautiful Sal grove, which is now the focal point of the Lumbini Garden. Mayadevi, the Queen of Shakya King Suddhodhana of Kapilvastu, while passing through the Lumbini Garden, on the day of Baishakha Purnima (full moon day of May in 623 BC) took a bath in the Pushkarini (the Sacred Pond) and soon after she took support of a tree branch, and gave birth to the Prince Siddhartha, who became the Buddha.
Dinner & overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Kushinagar (approx. 4 hrs. 30 min -5 hrs. drive). Upon arrival check-in at hotel.
Kushinagar is situated in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, 51 km off Gorakhpur. The place, which is famous for the Mahaparinirvana (death) of Lord Buddha. It is this place that the Buddha had chosen to free himself from the cycles of death and life and, therefore, it occupies a very special space in the heart of every Buddhist.
Lunch at hotel.
After lunch, proceed for a sightseeing of Kushinagar, visit Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breath) and Rambhar Stupa also called Mukutbandhan Chaitya (cremation site of Lord Buddha) and Japanese Temple.
Nirvana Stupa and temple - This stupa made of bricks, excavated by Carlleyl in 1867, stands at a height of 2.74 meter. The excavations leading to the finding of the copper vessel and the Brahmi inscription on it proving the matter that Buddhas ashes were buried in the pace, made this place a suddenly important destination for all Buddhists devotees. Besides, the huge reclining statue of Buddha in the temple is also very attractive
Dinner & overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel & drive to Vaishali (approx. 5 hrs 30min drive). On arrival at Vaishali, lunch at city restaurant or hotel.
After lunch, proceed for Vaishali sightseeing. the former capital city of Vajjian Confederacy of Mithila, one of the first republics in history. This was the place where Lord Buddha gave his last sermon.
The place is 60 km away from the capital of Bihar, Patna. It is said that Buddha told his disciple Ananda about his imminent demise in this place. The place is also known for the second Buddhist Council, which took place about 110 years later. Upon arrival in Vaishali heck-in at hotel. Lunch at hotel.
Visit Ashokan Pillar - The magnificent Ashokan pillar with a lion adorning its top is a definite crowd-puller. This 18.3 m high pillar is made of a single piece of red sandstone. The museum houses a rich collection of antiquities discovered from various sites in Vaishali.
The Vishwa Shanti Stupa (pillar of peace), one of the newest additions to this important site. This monument, built on the south bank of the coronation tank, is one of the highest in the world and has been built in collaboration with the Japanese government. After visit, continue drive to Patna (approx. 2 hrs drive). Upon arrival in Patna, check-in at hotel.
Dinner & overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel & drive to Bodhgaya (approx. 04 Hrs) excluding enroute visit Nalanda & Rajgir.
Visit Nalanda University Archaeological Complex established in 1971 and located opposite the ruins of the university it has a small but beautiful collection of Buddhist and Hindu bronzes and a number of undamaged statues of Lord Buddha that were unearthed from the area. The museum also houses rare manuscripts, stone inscriptions, coins, copper plates and pottery dating back to the 12th century AD. After the walk around the ruins, visit the Xuan Zang Memorial Hall which is a Chinese Pagoda.
After visit continue drive to Rajgir. Enjoy the Lunch at Rajgir.
Rajgir visit the Griddhakuta or Vultures Peak, the Buddha set in motion his second Wheel of Law and for three months every year during the rainy season preached his disciples about it. The Buddha Sangh of Japan has constructed a massive modern stupa, the Shanti (peace) stupa at the top of the hill. One can climb up to the top along a bridle path, but the aerial chairlift is far more exciting.
Ajatshatru's Fort was built by the king Ajatshatru during his rule over the Magadha empire around 2500 years ago in 6th century BC. He was contemporary to Lord Buddha. It was built in a rectangular shaped with four corners and each corner is covered with stone tower & walls is about 60-Meter-long & 2 Meter broad square.
Ajatshatru fort is regarded as one of the most ancient forts in india. Ajatshatru had imprisoned his father in a jail built inside this fort after succeeding his throne known as Bimbisar jail today. Bimbisar was a great admirer of buddha and he chose the place for imprisonment so that he could see Lord Buddha ascending the Gridhakuta peak to deliver his sermons every morning.
Venuvana is an artificial forest with admiring sights of bamboos, flowers and a large pond with Buddha's image in the centre. King Bimbisara donated the Bamboo Grove, Veluvana to Buddha for his residence. Venu Vana or bamboo blossom is the place where lord Buddha spend 3 years teaching and preaching. Buddha spent the second, third and fourth rain-retreats (vassa) at Venuvana, and after the First Council in the year of the Buddha's death the monks who had taken part retired here to rest. Many early discourses were preached at this site.
After visit continue drive to Bodhgaya. Upon arrival in Bodhgaya, check-in at hotel.
Dinner & overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for a visit Dungeshwari Hill (Prag bodhi) (22 Kms by road), visit the Caves here, Prince Siddhartha performed austere meditation for years and reduced himself to a skeleton. The location is very sacred among Buddhists as the site purified by lord himself through continuous meditation.
Also visit Sujata Village (Senani Village), the next Buddhist site marks the location where the young maiden, Sujata offered the rice milk bowl and ended Sakyamuni’s hard asceticism. This incident also inspired him to walk on a ‘Middle Path’ in every front of life. Such is the glory of Sujata Village. Here, the exact site where he received the offering is marked by Sujata Temple.
Return to hotel at Bodhgaya for lunch.
After lunch, proceed for a sightseeing of Bodhgaya, as the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buhddhists. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres since it was here that Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.
Visit the Mahabodhi Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and world-famous Buddhist Pilgrimage place in India built adjacent to the site of enlightenment in the 6th century AD. The Bodhi tree, situated in the premises of the temple, is the one under which Buddha attained illumination. And various international monasteries. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.
arly breakfast at hotel. Check-out from hotel and drive to Varanasi (Approx. 267 Kms/06 Hrs excluding en route visit) with a Packed lunch. En route visit Sarnath symbolises the birth of Buddhism. It was here that Buddha revealed his doctrine and founded his monastic community.
The museum at Sarnath is amongst the most important in India and contains carvings representing a whole range of styles - archaic, the Mathura School, Gupta, past Gupta and Medival - covering work of sculptors from the 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. (Note: Sarnath Museum closed on Friday). After visit continue drive to Varanasi. Upon arrival in Varanasi, check- in at hotel.
Varanasi, also known at various times in history as Kashi (City of Light) and Benares, this is one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities and is regarded as one of Hinduism's seven holy cities. Pilgrims come to the ghats lining the River Ganges here to wash away a lifetime of sins in the sacred waters or to cremate their loved ones.
It's a particularly auspicious place to die, since expiring here offers moksha (liberation from the cycle of birth and death), making Varanasi the beating heart of the Hindu universe. Most visitors agree it's a magical place, but it's not for the faint-hearted.
Here the most intimate rituals of life and death take place in public, and the sights, sounds and smells in and around the ghats – not to mention the almost constant attention from touts – can be overwhelming. Persevere. Varanasi is unique, and a walk along the ghats or a boat ride on the river will live long in the memory.
Evening visit the Ganga Ghat and witness Aarti on the Ghat.
The Aarti is performed on a stage by a group of young priests facing towards the river. It is a special ritual for the invocation of the River Ganga, which as per the sacred belief of the Hindus is a Goddess who descended from heaven to earth for a reason.
You will drive from your hotel to the old city where the car will drop you and then you will take a walk up to the ghat.
The Aarti takes place every day and takes approximately one hour. Time is season depending.
Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Early this morning, leave your hotel around 0530 Hrs. for an early morning sunrise boat excursion on the holy River Ganges. A rowing boat ride at dawn along the Ganges is the quintessential Varanasi experience.
The early-morning light is particularly good for photography and to see life (and death) as it unfolds along the ghats is a truly unique experience. An hour-long trip south from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Harishchandra Ghat and to Manikarnika Ghat and back is popular and be prepared to see a burning corpse at Harishchandra and Manikarnika Ghat. Photographs strictly not allowed.
After boat ride, drive back to hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing of Varanasi, visit Banaras Hindu University is one of the oldest educational centres in India, the Banaras Hindu University was built in 1917. The university was founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya as a centre for the study of Indian art, culture, music and Sanskrit. The university campus is spread over five square kilometres and houses the Bharat Kala Bhavan.
The Bhavan has a fine collection of miniature paintings, sculptures from first to fifteenth centuries, old photographs of Varanasi and brocade textiles. Kashi Vishwanath Temple is located in the premises of the Banaras Hindu University. The temple, built by the Birlas, was planned by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. Unlike many other temples in Varanasi, this temple is open to all irrespective of caste or creed.
Durga Temple is also known as the Monkey temple (because of the presence of huge number of monkeys), situated in the Durga Kund, Varanasi. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. It was built in the 18th century. Durga temple was constructed by a Bengali Maharani in the north Indian Style with multi-tiered shikhara. It is believed that statue of Goddess Durga is not human made; it was appeared by its own in the temple.
Lunch at hotel.
Check-out from the hotel and transfer to airport to board the flight for Delhi.
Depart: Varanasi at 1650 Hrs AI-405 (Air India) Arrive: Delhi at 1825 Hrs
On arrival at Delhi airport, met & transfer to city restaurant for Dinner. Later transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel & proceed for a city tour of Old & New Delhi.
Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jehan possessing an exquisite talent, especially in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi's glorious renaissance. Drive Past the Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. Also enjoy rickshaw ride.
Rickshaw ride: Rickshaws are basically a three-wheeled bicycle with a seat for two passengers behind the driver. Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi is a memorable experience. Several small and beautifully designed rickshaws are available to take a ride through Old Delhi. Also visit Rajghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colourful market of the old city. Chandni Chowk was the commercial centre of Delhi in the old time and you will see it come alive in the morning as the trading day starts.
Lunch at city restaurant
Post lunch proceeds for a city tour of New Delhi.
New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's - it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi.
The King's architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the design and construction of Delhi's eight city - New Delhi. Lutyens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947.
Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate (At the center of New Delhi stands the 42m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like Archway in the middle of a crossroad.
Almost similar to its French counterpart war memorial. It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the First World War and bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the North-western Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919. The foundation stone was laid by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught in 1921 and was designed by Edwin Lutyens), President House (The palatial building built on an area of 330 acres with a private garden designed by the illustrious Lutyens, as the official residence of the Viceroy of India during British reign, is now the official residence of the First Citizen) and the Parliament House (This is symbol of Indian democracy).
Continue with visit one monument from Delhi's past - Qutub Minar (Historical construction of a landmark in 1199, Qutub-ud-Din raised the Qutub Minar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque. From a base of 14.32m it tapers to 2.75m at a height of 72.5m) Farewell dinner at city restaurant. In time transfer to international airport to board the flight to onward destination.
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Hotels envisaged or similar (Depending on availaility):
3 star hotels:
|01/02||Delhi (1 night)||Sunstar Grand|
|02/03||Sravasti (1 night)||Lotus Nikko|
|03/04||Lumbini (1 night)||Bodhi Redsun|
|04/05||Kushinagar (1 night)||Lotus Nikko|
|05/06||Patna (1 night)||Krrish Clarks Inn|
|06/08||Bodhgaya (2 nights)||Sujata|
|08/09||Varanasi (1 night)||Meadows|
|09/10||Delhi (1 night)||Sunstar Grand|
4 star hotels:
|01/02||Delhi (1 night)||Radisson Blu Paschim Vihar|
|02/03||Sravasti (1 night)||Lotus Nikko|
|03/04||Lumbini (1 night)||Lumbini Hokke|
|04/05||Kushinagar (1 night)||The Royal Residency|
|05/06||Patna (1 night)||The Panache|
|06/08||Bodhgaya (2 nights)||The Royal Residency|
|08/09||Varanasi (1 night)||The Amayaa|
|09/10||Delhi (1 night)||Radisson Blu Paschim Vihar|
Note: Check in time is 1400hrs & Check out time is 1200 noon at all the hotels.
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