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 : Arr. KOLKATA
Welcome garland on arrival. Meet & assist, drive to Bodhgaya (500 Kms / 10 Hrs). O/N drive
Day 2 :ARRIVE BODHGAYA
Morning arrive Bodhgaya, transfer to hotel. After breakfast, day free for leisure.After lunch visit Mahabodhi Temple, Sujata Village, Niranjana River & various International Monasteries. Dinner & O/N at a hotel In Bodhgaya.
Day 3 : BODHGAYA-RAJGIR–NALANDA–BODHGAYA
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to Rajgir, Rajgir is la site of great Sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Afternoon proceed to visit Gridhkutta Hill, Bimbisar jail &Ajatashatru's Fort. Lunch server at Rajgir and then will drive toward Nalanda, which is 12kms. Drive (15 minutes), and It was one of the oldest Universities of the World & International Centre for Buddhist Studies, 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. After visit drive back to Bodhgaya. Dinner & O/N at a hotel in Bodhgaya .
Day 4 : BODHGAYA–VARANASI
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Varanasi. On arrival, excursion to Sarnath, about 12 kms from the holy city of Varanasi – is the blessed locale where more than 2500 years ago Buddha chooses to deliver his first sermon after getting enlightenment in Bodhgaya. visitDhamekha Stupa, Deer Park museum (Closed on Friday). Dinner & Overnight at a hotel in Varanasi.
Day 5 :VARANASI–KUSHINAGAR
Early morning boat ride on Holy river the Ganges with picturesque view of sunrise. Back to hotel for breakfast. After then drive to Kushinagar (approx 260 Kms / 7 hrs). Lunch will be served enroute in a nice motel. On arrival, Kushinagar check in to the hotel. Dinner Overnight at a hotel in Kushinagar.
Day 6 : KUSHINAGAR-LUMBINI
Breakfast at hotel, proceed to visit Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of lord Buddha). Lunch at hotel.After lunch drive toward Lumbini 170 kms / approx 04 hrs drive) to Lumbini (in Nepal). Kindly obtain double entry visa for India & single entry visa for Nepal). On arrival, check in at hotel. Dinner & O/N at a hotel in Lumbini.
Day 7 :LUMBINI / SRAVASTI
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to visit Holy Birth place of Lord Buddha. After visit back to Hotel.Lunch at hotel. Drive to Sravasti (200 Kms/ 5 hrs.). On arrival, transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Sravasti.
Day 8 :SRAVASTI/LUCKNOW(By Surface)LUCKNOW–AGRA(By evening Train):
Breakfast at Hotel.Proceed for visit Saheth (Jetvanaram) &Maheth (Angulimal Caves). Lunch at hotel and then will drive to Lucknow (170 Kms/4 Hrs.). On arrival, transfer to hotel for dinner. After then transfer to airport to catch the Train for Agra.(Overnight at Train).
Day 9 : AGRA / DELHI + DEP
Morning arrive Agra Railway station, proceed for half day sightseeing visit Taj Mahal ( Wonder of the world) Closed on Friday. & Agra Fort. After lunch drive to Delhi. On arrival transfer to airport to catch the flight for onwards destination.