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Splendour Tours And Travels >> Budha Trail Tour

 
Duration: 10 Nights & 11 Days
 
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
 
Welcome on arrival at Delhi International Airport. Meet and Assistance by our co-representatives. Transfer to hotel in Delhi.
 
Day 3: Saravasti - Lumbini
  Breakfast at hotel. Proceeds for sightseeing, Visiting MAHETH - Identified with the remains of the city. Maheth covers an area of about 400 acres. Excavations have exposed the massive gates of the city, Ramparts and also the ruins of other structures, which stand testimony to the prosperity of ancient Saravasti. SAHETH - known primarily as the site of the Jetvana Monastery, Saheth covers an area of 32 acres. Lying about a quater of a mile to the South-West of Maheth, It becomes an important place of pilgrimage, adorened with numerous shrines, stupas and monastries. Lunch at hotel. Drive to Lumbini (260 kms, 6-7 hrs). On arrival transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel at Lumbini.
 
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Breakfast at hotel. Visit birth place of Lord Buddha for religious cermony/ prayer. After lunch at hotel, drive to Kushinagar (120 kms, 3 hrs) On arrival check in to hotel. Lunch will be at hotel. Proceeds for sightseeing visiting NIRVANA STUPA - standing at a height of 2.74 M. The nirvana stupa is built of bricks. This huge stupa was excavated in 1876. A copper vessel unearthed here bears an inscription in ancient brahmi stating that Lord Buddha's remains had been deposited here. NIRVANA TEMPLE - This temple houses the 6 M long statue of reclining buddha which was unearthed in 1876. Carved from chunar sandstone, the statue has an inscription below that dates the statue of 5 th Century AD. RAMABHAR STUPA refered to as the Mukt Bandhan Vihar in ancient buddhist texts, this stupa marks the site where Lord Buddha was cremated. This large stupa rises to a height of 49 FT. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Kushinagar.
 
  Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Patna (270 kms, 6-7 hrs) with pack lunch enroute sightseeing of VAISHALI - An special place for the buddhists as buddha delivered his last sermons here and anounced his impending "Nirvana" the 2 nd buddhist council held after 100 years of Buddha's parinirvana also took place here. After sightseeing drive to Patna. On arrival check-in. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel at Patna.
 
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Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Bodhgaya, enroute sightseeing of Nalanda (90 kms, 3:30 hrs). On arrival sightseeing RUINS OF NALANDA UNIVERSITY - The centre of one of the oldest known universities of the world the ruin contains a number of buddhist stupas & chaityas, monasteries, hostels, cells, or rooms on four side wth a central courtyard. Drive to Rajgir (17 kms, 30 Mints). Here sightseeing places are GRIDHKUTA ( VULTURE'S PEAK ) - A hill on which Buddha mediated, BIMBISARA PRISON – King Bimbisara, was imprisioned here by his son Ajatshtru. VENUVAN VIHARA – A bamboo garden of Kind Bimbisara, who made it a gift to Lord Buddha. Lunch will be at restaurant at Rajgir. Afternoon sightseeing drive to Bodhgaya (70 kms, 3 hrs). On arrival transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya.
 
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Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast visit MAHABODHI TEMPLE – The main shrine of supreme enlightment. The Mahabodhi Temple is unique amongst other north indian temples. It is an architectural amalgaunation of many centuries & cultures. The BODHI TREE – situated inside the temple primses. Under which Buddha attained illumination. It is belived to be the fourth of fifth generation off springs of the original. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Nirjana river, Sujata village & monstaries of different countries. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya.
 
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Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Varanasi (234 kms, 6-7 hrs). with pack lunch on arrival first sightseeing of SARNATH – situated about 10 km from Varanasi, is the place where Buddha preached his first sermons after he had attained enlightenment at Bodhgaya. At museum in Sarnath one can see the Ashoka Pillar with its four Guardia Lions that has been as India's national emblem. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.
 
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Early morning wake up. Visit to River Ganges - Sightseeing of wonderful ghats (Bank of River). Enjoy boat ride with picturesque view of sunrise. KASHI VISHWANATH TEMPLE – Near the ghats is the most sacred of the shrines dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Originally constructed by the queen of Ondore in 1776. Breakfast at hotel. Start city tour visiting Bharat Mata Mandir - Inagurated by Mahatama Gandhi, is a unique temple dedicated to mother India, Durga Temple one of the important temples dedicated to Goddess Durga. Constructed in the 18th Century, Kaal Bhairva - Situated in Visheswarganj, Bhairno Nath, is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lunch will be at the hotel. Then transfer to railway station to connect Train no. 4863 (Marudhar Exp.) Leaving varansai at 1835 hrs. Packed dinner will be provided, overight on board.
 
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Arrival at Agra cantt railway station at 0650 hrs. Transfer to hotel, wash & change and have breakfast. For sightseeing of Agra city, first visiting one of the world's most popular monuments - "TAJ MAHAL" built by mugal emperor Shahjehan for his empress Mumtaj Mahal. The construction is believed to have taken 22 years (started in 1631) to complete with over 20,000 craftsman working round the clock. Now proceed for sightseeing tour of magnificient AGRA FORT – built in the bank of yamuna river, is situated in the centre of the town. Various styles of the architecture are evident within the fort & demonstrates the love of mugal emperors towards building beautiful monuments. After lunch drive to Delhi (210 kms. 4:30 hrs). On arrival transfer to restaurant for dinner. After dinner check-in. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
 
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11th century victory tower that rises to a height of 73 mtr, , LOTUS TEMPLE – A place of faith that all visitors must see tha Baha'i Temple. A beautiful marble building in the form of blossoming lotous, surrounded by acres of beautiful gardens. INDIA GATE – At the centre of the city (42 mtr. high stone arch) is a memorial raised in honour of the indian soliders who fought and died in the campaigns of WWI & Afghan war. PRESIDENTS HOUSE - Built in 1929, once the imperial residence of the british viceroys and now the official residence of the president of Indian Republic. PARLIAMENT HOUSE – This circular shaped building houses the two houses of parliament – The Lok Sabha (Lower) & The Rajiya Sabha (Upper). Its domed central hall is 90 feet in diameter. LAKSHAMI NARAYAN TEMPLE, Lunch at restaurant. Afternoon free for shopping. Evening dinner will be at nice city restaurant. Timely transfer to airport to catch flight back home with sweet memories of your India visit.
 

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