Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour II
Duration : 04 Nights / 05 Days
Destination : Bodh Gaya - Varanasi - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Gorakhpur
Day 1 : Arrival Gaya
Gaya, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel at Bodhgaya .
(Approx. 20 minutes drive). Bodhgaya - As the place of the Buddhas
Enlightenment , Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buddhists. Bodhgaya
situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist
pilgrimage centers since it was here that Buddha attained enlightenment
under the Bodhi tree. Later proceed for city sightseeing of Bodhgaya
covering Mahabodhi Temple, Niranjana River, Sujata Village. Night stay in
Day 2 : Bodhgaya - Varanasi ( By road ) Approx. 300KM and takes 05 hrs. drive- Sarnath
After breakfast drive to Varanasi. On arrival in Varanasi transfer to hotel. Latter visit Sarnath. Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples. The attractions at Sarnath are the Buddha temples, the Dhamekha stupa, Chaukhandi stupa and the archaeological museum. Have some leisure time in Sarnath. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 3 : Varanasi - Kushinagar ( By road ) Approx. 06 hrs. drive
Early morning, we will be taken for a boat ride on the Ganges. It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges. Experience the different ghats of varanasi. Each ghats has his own history and Hinduism value. Come back to hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast drive to Kushinagar, Kushinagar is place where the Buddha finally attained Mahaparmirvana. Arrive Kushinagar & transfer to hotel. Latter visit, Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breath) , the ruins of the Mukutbandhan Stupa, Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of lord Buddha) and a beautiful statue of the reclining Buddha. Night stay in Kushinagar.
Day 4 : Kushinagar- Lumbini ( By road ) Approx. 180 KM , 04 hrs. drive
After breakfast, proceed to Lumbini. Kindly obtain double entry visa for India & single entry visa for Nepal). On arrival, check in at hotel. Latter visit - the birth place of the Buddha. It was located in 1890 after being untraced for 1,500 years. Night stay in Lumbini.
Day 5 : Lumbini - Gorkhpur ( By road ) Approx. 100 KM, 02 hrs. - Departure
After breakfast drive to Gorkhpur to board the flight or train for your onwards journeys.