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The Footsteps of Buddha Tour

Our Footsteps of Buddha Tour is a serene journey spread over a fortnight, allowing travelers to explore the country where Buddhism flourished and left its impression in different states of India. A meditation on the road, this tour traverses through four significant pilgrimage sites marking various epochs of Buddha’s life- Lumbini (birth place of Buddha), Kushinagar (death site of Buddha), Bodhgaya (where Buddha attained enlightenment) and Sarnath (Buddha’s first sermon). Discover the universal truths and acquire the divine Buddhist wisdom as you travel through Southern Nepal, Gangetic plains of Northern India and pay homage to the sanctified Buddhist sites.

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Day 01 - Arrive Delhi

Arrival in Delhi & transferred to your hotel

Day 02 - In Delhi

Full day city tour with Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi streets

Day 03 - Train to Lucknow

Morning train to Lucknow

Day 04 - In Lucknow

Full day city tour with evening walk in the market area

Day 05 - Drive to Saraswati

Morning drive to Saraswati (place where Buddha spent much of his life teaching the path to enlightenment to those men and women 'ready' to listen) Afternoon city tour visiting Ananthapindika's Stupa, Anandabodhi tree and Gandhakuti or Buddha's hut

Day 06 - Drive to Lumbini

Morning cross the border and head towards Lumbini in Nepal. Afternoon visit to Lumbini gardens & Maya Devi Temple (dedicated to Buddhas's mother)

Day 07 - Drive to Kushinagar

Morning drive to Kushinagar. Afternoon visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple which is where Buddha is said to have attained Parinirvana

Day 08 - Drive to Patna

Drive to Patna visiting Vaishali enroute, where Buddha is said to have given his final public discourse here and the site was later the birth place of the great Jain saint Bhagwan Mahavira

Day 09 - Drive to Bodhgaya

Morning drive to Bodhgaya visiting Rajgir enroute

Day 10 - In Bodhgaya

Full day tour visiting Mahabodhi Temple Complex and other sights associated with the life of Buddha

Day 11 - Drive to Varanasi

Morning drive to Varanasi visiting Nalanda university enroute. Evening witness the grand Aarti ceremony

Day 12 - In Varanasi

Morning boat ride in Ganges with walking tour of the ghats. Half day city tour visiting various temples. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath (Buddha's first public discourse)

Day 13 - Fly to Delhi & Departure Transfer

Morning fly to Delhi and on arrival, transferred to Delhi International Airport for your flight back home or continue your journey with us

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