Day 01 :
Arrival Mumbai - Aurangabad
Arrive by a schedule International Flight. Sightseeing
of Mumbai visiting visit Prince of Gateway of India Wales
Museum, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, Hanging
Gardens. Later Transfer To Mumbai Domestic Airport and
depart for Aurangabad. Transfer from Aurangabad Airport to
Hotel for Overnight Stay.
Day 02: Aurangabad - Ellora - Ajanta - Bhusaval - Bhopal
After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Ellora, one of
the highly visited World heritage sites of India. It houses
34 monasteries and temples with some exclusive uninterrupted
sequence of monuments that date back from 600 to 1000 AD.
The temples of Ellora are dedicated to Brahmanism, Jainism,
and Buddhism. It also has some of the excellent stonework
depicting the legends related to Lord Shiva
Excursion to the famous Ajanta caves. Ajanta is one of the
few historical and architectural marvels of India.
Recognized as the World Heritage Site today, it was
discovered during the 19th century by a group of British
officers who were on a tiger hunt. The Ajanta group of
caves, located deep within the Sahyadri hills above the
Waghora, depicts the story of Buddhism that prevailed here
during 200 BC to 650 AD . Later in the evening transfer to
Bhusaval Railway Station to Board Overnight Train for Bhopal
Overnight on Board
Day 03: Bhopal - Sanchi - Bhopal - Varanasi
After Breakfast Sightseeing of Sanchi visit Sanchi Stupa- It
is unique, not only for having the most perfect and well
preserved stupas, but also for offering the visitor a chance
to see, in one location, the genesis, flowering, and decay
of Buddhist art and architecture during a period of about
1500 years -- almost covering the entire range of Indian
After Sightseeing Return to Bhopal and transfer to Railway
Station to connect train for Varanasi . Overnight in Train.
Day 04 : Varanasi - Sarnath - Varanasi
On arrival Varanasi Railway Station, and transfer to hotel,
check-in at hotel and refresh for a visit to Sarnath -the
place where Lord Buddha preached his first Sermon in 590 BC.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Varanasi, visiting Ghats,
Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Gyanvyapi Mosque, Durga Temple,
Banaras Hindu University, Ram Nagar, Fort and Museum.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Varanasi - Bodhgaya
Early morning boat-ride on the River Ganges. Thereafter,
leave Varanasi by road for Bodhgaya (242 kms / 6-7 Hrs) one
of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centers in the state of
Bihar. It was here that Gautama attained enlightenment and
became Buddha under the "Bodhi" tree Satabodhi Temple.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 : Bodhgaya
Morning visit temples in Bodhgaya - Mahabodhi Temple,
Animesh Locan Chaiyata, Mohanta's Monastery, Thai Temple and
The Burmese Temple. Later visit Monuments such as - Tibetan
Monastery, International Buddhist House, Buddhist Monastery
of Bhutan, The Chinese Temple & Monastery and Bodhi Tree.
Also visit Archaeological Museum
Day 07 : Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna
Leave Bodhgaya for Patna (157 kms / 4-5 Hrs) en-route
visiting Rajgir & Nalanda. Patna is 2500 year old capital
city of Bihar. Rajgir was capital of 6th century Magadha
Empire and was revered site of Buddha's discourses. Buddha
spent many years here. Nalanda is world's oldest university
founded in the 5th century. Overnight at hotel in Patna.
Day 08 : Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar
Morning leave Patna for Kushinagar (253 kms / 8 hrs)
en-route visiting Vaishali -located 55 kms from Patna and
holds special significance for Buddhist devotees. It was
here that the Buddha announced the approaching of his
Mahaparinirvana. 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 and is a major attraction to the
tourists. Arrive Kushinagar. It is the place where Buddha
passed into Maha-Parinirvana. Afternoon visit the various
stupas and temples. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti
Leave Kushinagar by road for Lumbini (170 kms / 4-5 Hrs) -
the birthplace of Buddha and is located just a few
kilometres inside Nepal. Sightseeing tour of Lumbini and
thereafter leave for Sravasti by road (225 kms / 6 hrs). On
arrival transfer to hotel and overnight stay.
Day l0 : Saravasti - Balrampur - Lucknow - Delhi
Morning visit to Sahet & Mahet -15 kms from Balrampur and
the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Kosala. Sravasti has
the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the
Jetvana Vihar and has the famous Anand Bodhi tree, age-old
stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples. Buddha is
said to have performed some miracles here. Afternoon free
for leisure. Evening drive to Gonda Railway Station (40 kms)
and connect train 2553 / Vaishali Express dep. 19:35 hrs.
Overnight on A /c Train.
Day 11 : Day at leisure
On arrival New Delhi Railway Station, and transfer to hotel,
check-in at hotel and refresh and evening Transfer to
international airport to connect flight for onward