Day 01. Arrive
On arrival at Gaya International Airport, Shamrock'
representatives will meet you and we drive to Bodhgaya (12
km - ½ hour). Arrive Bodhgaya and check into the Hotel.
Later visit the sacred Mahabodhi Temple and Mahabodhi Tree
among other attractions of Bodhgaya. Overnight at
hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 02. Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna
After breakfast at hotel, we drive to Patna visiting Rajgir
and Nalanda, enroute. Rajgir, also known as Rajgir (the
House of Royalty), is one of the most important Buddhist
destinations of the world. The Buddha spent many years in
Rajgir and delivered some of the most important discourses
here. In Rajgir, visit the Gridhkut Hill and Vishwa Shanti
Stupa among other attractions.
After lunch, we drive to Nalanda, famous for its ancient 5th
century AD Buddhist University and Library. It was the first
residential international university of the world with
strength of 2,000 teachers and 10,000 monks' students from
all over the Buddhist world. In Nalanda, visit the ruins of
Nalanda University and Nalanda Archaeological Museum. Then,
we continue drive to Patna.
Arrive at Patna and check into the Hotel and relax.
Overnight at hotel in Patna.
Day 03. Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar
After breakfast at hotel, we drive to Kushinagar visiting
Vaishali, enroute. Vaishali was one of the important
Buddhist destinations in ancient India. The Buddha preached
his last sermon and proclaimed of his Parinirvana, near
Vaishali. It was the venue of the 2nd Buddhist Council,
which was held almost after 100 years of Buddha's
parinirvana (passing away). In Vaishali, visit the Ashoka
Pillar and Shanti Stupa. Arrive at Kushinagar check into the
Hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kushinagar.
Day 04. Kushinagar - Lumbini
After breakfast at hotel, visit Mahapari Nirvana Temple and
Ramabhar Stupa. Thereafter, we proceed to Lumbini by
surface. Arrive at Lumbini and check into the Hotel. In the
afternoon, visit the 'Sacred Garden' the birthplace of Lord
Buddha. See the Ashoka Pillar, which carry an inscription
identifying the spot as the birthplace of the Buddha, and
the sacred Puskani Pond.
Overnight at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 05. Lumbini - Sravasti
After breakfast at hotel, we proceed
to Sravasti by road.
Sravasti is the place where the Buddha spent his 24 rainy
season. Arrive at Sravasti and check into the Hotel.
Afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing of Sravasti visiting Maheth
Overnight stay will be near Sravasti.
Day 06. Sravasti -Varanasi
After breakfast at hotel, we proceed to Varanasi by road.
Arrive Varanasi and check into the Hotel. Evening free at
leisure. Overnight at hotel in Varanasi.
Day 07. Varanasi - Sarnath - Varanasi
Early morning visit to lively Ghats of the Ganges to enjoy
the breathtaking view of the sunrise and rituals performed
by thousands, on its banks. Enjoy an unforgettable boat
cruise on the Ganges, indeed a wonderful experience. Return
to the hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, we drive to Sarnath, where the Buddha
preached his first sermon. Sarnath is an important site of
the Buddhist Circuit. In Sarnath, visit the Dhamek Stupa,
Sarnath Museum and the Ashoka Pillar. and evening back to
Day 08. Varanasi - Delhi
Early Morning Ganges Boat Ride and back to Hotel, Check out
Hotel and Transfer to Varanasi Airport
Evening pickup from Delhi Domestic Airport and transfer to
Hotel, Over night stay in Hotel.
Day 09 : Delhi - Departure
After breakfast, leave for a day's sightseeing tour of
Delhi. In historic Old Delhi you will see the Jama Masjid,
one of the largest mosques of India; the Red Fort, an
impressive sandstone monument built by the Mughals, and you
can explore the busy market of Chandi Chowk. You can also
visit Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. In New Delhi
you can see India Gate, Parliament House and the President's
mansion. Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar and the Bahai Temple
and shopping in crafts emporia in Delhi complete your Delhi
tour. And Evening Transfer to International /