Footsteps Of Buddha – 14nights 15days

Footsteps Of Buddha – 14nights 15days

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    Footsteps Of Buddha – 14nights 15days

    Day 01 : Delhi Airport Arrival
    Arrive Delhi and meet the representative at arrival hall and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon proceed on a tour of the capital city. The important places in Old Delhi includes the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, besides Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, In New Delhi visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxminarayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Baha’i Temple.


    Day 02 : Delhi – Jaipur
    Morning drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check – in at hotel. Jaipur has been like that since 1727 when Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II had it built.


    Day 03 : Jaipur
    Morning excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts. You can have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur including, City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum with its large collection of woodwork, Another monument near the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being.


    Day 04 : Agra
    Morning drive for five hours to the City of Taj, In the afternoon reach Agra and check in at your hotel. Later proceed for the city sightseeing tour visiting The Taj Mahal, which is entirely made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work.


    Day 05 : Agra – Tundla – Varanai
    Morning in time transfer to Tundla railway station Agra ( Approx. 29 Kms / 45 minutes drive) to board train to Varanasi Depart Tundla at 1050 hrs by Kalka Mail Arrive Varanasi ( Mughal Sarai station) at 2010 hrs and transfer to hotel.


    Day 06 : Varanasi
    Enjoy a boat ride on river Ganges. There are about hundred ghats in the city Also visit The Vishwanath Temple, built by the Birlas, was planned by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. The Bharat Mata Temple houses, instead of gods and goddesses, a huge relief map in marble of the whole of Indian subcontinent. The Tulsi Manas Temple, built in 1964, is dedicated to Lord Rama. Later enjoy the pleasure trip to Sarnath few kilometres from Varanasi. Sarnath, about 10 km from the holy city of Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. Return to Varanasi and Evening we will head towards the Dasaswamedh Ghat (One of the banks of Ganges River.close to Kashi Vishwanath Temple) to witness Ganga Aarti (Evening Prayer).


    Day 07 : Varanasi – Bodhgaya
    Morning drive to Bodhgaya. Arrive Bodhgaya and check – in at hotel. Bodhgaya – most sacred place for Buddhists as it has a Peepul tree under which Gautama the Buddha attained enlightenment some 2500 years back.


    Day 08 : Bodhgaya
    Morning sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple – depicting the various phases of Buddha’s journey towards enlightenment, showing different aspects of his life; Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum – houses a small collection of Buddhist sculpture from the 1st century B.C, to the 11th century A.D; Jagannath Temple close by has a four armed statue of Shiva in black stone.


    Day 09 : Bodhgaya – Patna
    Morning drive to Patna. Arrive Patna and check – in at hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting Har Mandir Sahib, also known as Patna Sahib, consecrates the place where the 10th Guru of the Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh was born in 1776; Golghar – is a large dome-like structure from where one can have a fine view of the Ganga and the surroundings of the city; Patna Museum – has a rich collection of Mauryan and Buddhist sculptures, terracotta and other interesting items of the items.


    Day 10 : Patna – Kushinagar
    Morning drive to Kushinagar. Arrive Kushinagar and check – in at hotel. Later visit the Rambhar Stupa, which marks Buddha’s cremation ground. Also visit the Mahaparinirvana temple, which houses the recumbent figure of Lord Buddha.


    Day 11 : Kushinagar – Sravasti Enroute Balrampur
    Morning drive to Sravasti enroute visit Balrampur. Arrive Sravasti and check – in at hotel.


    Day 12 : Sravasti – Lumbini
    Morning drive to Lumbini. Arrive Lumbini and check – in at hotel. Lumbini is the place where Buddha was born 2500 years ago.


    Day 13 : Lumbini
    n time transfer to Bhairahwa airport to board flight for Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Surrounded by green hills and mountains with snow capped peaks against its northern and eastern background the Valley is indeed beautiful.


    Day 14 : Lumbini – Kathmandu
    Morning visit Hanuman Dhoka, the name of the old royal palace has been derived from the statue of Hanuman (the monkey god of Hindu mythology) Also visit the hilltop Stupa of Swayambhunath, considered 2,000 years old.


    Day 15 : Kathmandu Airport Departure
    You will be accompanied by a representative to airport to board flight for onward destination. End of our services.