India is justly proud of her rich wildlife, and our 17-day journey provides a glimpse of the abundant variety of fauna to be found in northern India, with visits to the world-famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, and the Ranthambhor reserve in Rajasthan, as well as including the major historical sites in the region.
Day 1 : ARRIVE DELHI(No meal) By FLIGHT
Welcome upon arrival at New Delhi International airport by Flight. After meet and assist services, transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 2 : DELHI-AGRA 205 kms (B/L/D)
Breakfast at Hotel. Then drive to Agra (205 kms, 05 hrs.). On arrival, check-in at hotel. Lunch at hotel then Proceed for the sightseeing of Agra city first visiting one of the world’s most popular monument – Taj Mahal (it is closed on every Friday) built by Mughal Emperor Shah- Jehan for his Empress Mumtaj Mahal. The construction believed to have taken 22 years to complete with over 20,000 craftsmen working round the clock. Now proceed for sightseeing tour of magnificent Agra Fort- built at the bank of Yamuna river, is situated in the center of the town. Various styles of the architecture are evident within the fort & demonstrate the love of Mughal Emperors towards building beautiful monuments. Evening free for local shopping, Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 3 : AGRA–SANKASYA-LUCKNOW(B/L/D)
Breakfast at Hotel then drive to Sankasya, arrival sankasya Lunch at hotel then visit - Sankasia is believed to be the place where Buddha descended after giving sermons to his mother in heaven. Late afternoon again drive to Lucknow, Late evening arrival Lucknow and transfer to Hotel. Dinner and over Night at Hotel.
Day 4 : LUCKNOW–SRAVASTI, 160 kms , 04.5 hrs (B/L/D)
06 am Breakfast at hotel then drive to Sravasti (165 Kms, 4:hrs). Upon arrival at Sravasti, transfer to hotel. Lunch at Hotel. After noon visit - to Jetvanaram and Angulimal Caves evening free time for relax Dinner & over night at hotel.
Day 5 :SRAVASTI- LUMBINI- VIA KAPILVASTU(B/L/D)
06 am, breakfast, drive to Lumbini (190 kms, 05 hrs). Do immigration formalities in India – Nepal boarder, upon arrival at Lumbini transfer to hotel. After the Lunch visit Lumbini- Lumbini is a small town in the southern Terai plains of Nepal, where the ruins of the old city can still be seen. , then visit to the Birth place of Lord Buddha. Shakyamuni Buddha was born in Lumbini, in southern Nepal, two thousand five hundred years ago. Since his time, Nepal has been a sacred ground for Buddhist as the birth place of Buddha, Dinner and Over Night at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 6 :LUMBINI- KUSHINAGAR,175 kms, 05 Hrs Drive (B/L/D)
06 am Breakfast at hotel then drive to Kushinagar (180 kms, 5.5 hrs). Arrival Kushinagar and transfer to hotel , After Lunch at Hotel then visit - Mahaparinirvana temple , This is the place where Buddha passed into Parinirvana and was cremated and also Visit and Rambhar Stupa where Lord Buddha was cremated. Evening free time for own or religious activities in temple, Dinner and overnight at a Hotel in Kushinagar.
Day 7 :KUSHINAGAR – VAISHALI BODHGAYA(B/L/D)
06 am After early breakfast, drive to Bodhgaya (350kms/10 hrs). Lunch at Vaisali Residency ,Enroute visit Vaishali. Vaishali is believed to be the First Republic of The World, Having an Elected Body of Representatives Hold Special Significance for Buddhist Devotees. The Buddha Preached The Radha Sutra To The Eighty Four Thousand Faithful Gathered There. Then drive to Bodhgya, on late night arrival and transfer to hotel, dinner & over night at hotel.
Day 8 :BODHGAYA-NALANDA-RAJGIR-BODHGAYA(B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. 07:00 am Morning, we will depart from hotel to historical & religious place in central of bihar called Nalanda ( 90 km away ,) In Nalanda - Visit the ruins of ancient university; The site of Nalanda was one of the greatest monastic universities of the ancient world University established in 5th century BC. It is believed that Lord Buddha and also the founder of Jainism religion Lord Mahavir taught at this university for years. There is even a monument to facilitate Chinese traveler monk and writer Hiuen Tsang who studied at this university in the 7th century A.D. Then drive to closely located Rajgir. Lunch will be served at Hotel, After lunch Visit Gridhkuta Peak, at the top of Ratnagiri hill, where Lord Buddha preached many inspiring sermons, a Peace Pagoda has been built by the Buddha Sangh of Japan.Tour continue visit to Venuvanaram and Bimbisara Prison. Then drive back to Bodhgaya Arrive and transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 9 :AT BODHGAYA(B/L/D)
After Breakfast Full day, sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple - The temple, named after the Buddha, is a sacred place for the Buddhists in Bodh Gaya, Maha- bodhi tree - The tree is considered holy since Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under it, after that visit Sujata Village, Niranajana River, various monasteries, etc.Overnight at Bodhgaya Hotel.
Day 10 : BODHGAYA- VARANASI 250 Kms , 05 Hrs Drive(B/L/D)
06 am Breakfast at hotel then drive to Varanasi (250 kms, 05 Hrs drive ) , arrival & transfer to hotel , Lunch at hotel after noon Excursion to Sarnath - where Buddha preached his first sermon after he had attained enlightenment at Bodhgaya. Next visit to Dhamekha Stupa, The Dhamekha Stupa is the most remarkable and massive structure at Sarnath. Built partly in stone and partly in brick, the Dhamekha Stupa is 28 meter in diameter at the base and 43.6 meter in height. The stone facing the lower part is decorated with delicate floral carvings of Gupta period. Tour continues to visit Deer Park also visit Sarnath Museum Back to Varanasi evening free time for local shopping or own activities …Dinner and Over Night at Hotel.
Day 11:VARANASI / DELHI By FLIGHT DEPARTURE.(B/L/D)
Early morning drive through the city to the sacred River Ganges and visit by boat ride the bathing ghats, cremation ghats, Nepalese temples, with picturesque view of sunrise. Back to hotel for breakfast, free time for your own activity. After the lunch timely transfer to Airport to catch the flight on arrival transfer to Delhi Local restaurant for Dinner, then timely transfer to airport to catch the flight for onwards journey.