Delhi- Varanasi- Bodhgaya- Rajgir - Nalanda
-Patna- Vaishali- Kushinagar- Lumbini-
Sravasti - Lucknow - Bhopal - Aurangabad -
: Days 16 / Nights 15
DAY 01 -
Arrive Delhi early morning, pick up from the
airport, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon
sight seeing of Old and New Delhi visiting
the Red Fort, India Gate, Lotus Temple,
Qutub Minar etc.
DAY 02 - VARANASI
Morning transfer to the airport to fly to
Varanasi. Check in hotel. Afternoon city
tour of Varanasi visiting the Bharat Mata
Temple, Banaras Hindu University, Durga
Temple (Monkey Temple etc.). Evening free.
DAY 03 - VARANASI
Full day excursion to Sarnath visiting
Dhamekh Stupa, Mulgandha Kuti Vihar, Jain
temples followed by Sarnath Archaeological
Museum. Evening free.
DAY 04 - BODH GAYA
Enjoy morning boat cruise in the Ganges, the
holiest river of the world; taking
photographs of sadhus and saints meditating
along the ghats (platforms) followed by
visit to the Golden Temple (Shiva Temple).
After breakfast drive to Bodh Gaya. Check in
hotel. Afternoon visit the Mahabodhi Temple.
DAY 05 - BODH GAYA
Visit the Bodhi tree under which Lord Buddha
attained enlightenment, the Jain temple etc.
DAY 06 - RAJGIR -
NALANDA - PATNA
Early morning drive to Patna enroute
visiting Rajgir and Nalanda. Visit
Saptaparni Cave, hot springs, the Vishwa
Shanti Stupa etc. at Rajgir and at Nalanda
visit the ruins of Nalanda University,
Museum, temples and stupas. Arrive Patna.
DAY 07 - VAISHALI -
Drive to Vaishali and visit Kolhua to see a
18.3 meter high Ashokan pillar, two Buddha
stupas and Vaishali Archaeological Museum.
Further drive to Kushinagar. Overnight stay.
DAY 08 - LUMBINI
Morning sight seeing tour of Kushinagar.
Visit Rambha stupa where Lord Buddha is
believed to be cremated and Natha Kumar Ka
Kot to see Buddha's image in state of
Nirvana. Drive to Lumbini where Prince
Siddhartha was born. Overnight stay.
DAY 09 - SHRAVASTI
Morning visit the site of Buddha's birth
place. Drive to Balrampur. Transfer to
hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 10 - LUCKNOW
Morning excursion to Sahet & Mahet. Drive
further to Lucknow. Arrival transfer to
DAY 11 - DELHI
Transfer to airport. Arrive Delhi. Transfer
to hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 12 - BHOPAL
Transfer to the railway station to board on
Bhopal bound train. Excursion to Sanchi.
Transfer to Bhopal railway station. Mid
night train to Aurangabad.
DAY 13 - AURANGABAD
Arrive Aurangabad. Afternoon excursion to
Ellora caves. Overnight stay.
DAY 14 - AURANGABAD
Full day excursion to Ajanta caves. See the
beautiful paintings and carvings in the
inner wall of the caves.
DAY 15 - MUMBAI
Morning fly to Mumbai. Afternoon excursion
to the Elephanta caves. Overnight stay
DAY 16 - MUMBAI
Transfer to Int'l airport for your onward