Buddhist Pilgrimage


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Overview

Buddist Pilgrimage Tour ( 8 Nights 9 Days ) :- 

( Bodhgaya ~ Rajgir ~ Nalanda ~ Vaishali ~ Kesaria ~  Kushinagar ~ Lumbini ~ Kapilwastu ~ Sravasti ~ Varanasi )

Day 1 Arrival ~ GAYA ~ BODHGAYA

Arrival at Gaya International Airport. TopWorld representatives will receive you. Transfer to  Bodhgaya (10 Kms )  far from Airport , Check inn at Hotel Relax Afternoon Free Activity Proceed for sightseeing visiting Mahabodhi temple ( A World Heritage site ). The main shrine of supreme enlightenment, The Bodhi tree- situated inside the temple premises, under which Buddha attained illumination. It is believed to be the fourth or fifth generation off springs of the original, overnight will be at Hotel.

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  
Day 2 BODHGAYA

Morning Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Dungeshwari Cave Temples,  also known as Mahakala caves, is situated 35 km north-east of Bodhgaya, Gautama Siddhartha is believed to have piously meditated at this place for six years before he went to Bodhgaya for the final realization. Back to Bodhgaya Relaxed at Hotel , After Lunch Continue for sighseeing of Niranjana River, Sujata village & monasteries of different countries (optional).  Overnight stay will be at hotel in Bodhgaya.

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  
Day 3 BODHGAYA ~ RAJGIR  ( Nalanda )

Morning Breakfast at Hotel then Drive to Rajgir its 85 Kms Far from Bodhgaya , On arrival excursions tour of Rajgir places are Gridhkuta (vulture’s peak) – a hill on which Buddha mediated, Bimbisara prison – king Bimbisar was imprisoned here by his son Ajatstru, Venuvan Vihara – a bamboo garden of king Bimbisara, who made it as a gift to Lord Buddha. Check inn at Hotel, After lunch drive to Nalanda which is 12 kms far from Rajgir, On arrival sightseeing ruins of Nalanda University ( A World Heritage site )  – the centre of one of the oldest known universities of the world the ruin contains a number of Buddhist Stupa & Chaityas, monasteries, hostels, cells or rooms on four sides with a central courtyard, return back to Rajgir . Over night will be at Hotel,

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  
Day 4 RAJGIR ~ VAISHALI ~  KUSHINAGAR

Morning Breakfast at hotel and drive to Kushinagar ( 380 kms,  8-9 hrs) enroute visiting Vaishali – an special place for the Buddhists as Buddha delivered his last sermon here and announced his impending “ nirvana “ the 2nd Buddhist council held after 100 years of Buddha’s par nirvana “ also took place here. start journey Lunch at any Restaurant  & Also you will see Kesharia Stupa world largest stupa , and continue drive to Kushinagar, on arrival check-in to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  
Day 5 KUSHINAGAR ( India )  / LUMBINI ( Nepal)

Morning Breakfast at hotel. Proceeds for sightseeing Nirvana stupa – standing at a height of 2.74 m, the nirvana stupa is built of bricks. This huge stupa was excavated in 1876. Nirvana temple – this temple houses the 6 m long statue of reclining Buddha which was unearthed in 1876. Carved from chunar sandstone, Ramabhar stupa – referred to as the Mukt Bandhan Vihar in ancient Buddhist texts, this stupa marks the site where the lord Buddha was cremated. This large stupa rises to a height of 49 ft. after sightseeing Lunch at Hotel & drive to Lumbini ( Nepal )  (190 kms, 4 - 5 hrs). ( Also You need to Cross the Immigration  India & Nepal Border )  On arrival check-in Overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  
Day 6 LUMBINI  ( Nepal ) ~  SRAVASTI ( India )

Morning Breakfast will be at hotel. Proceed to  Maya Devi Temple  Birth place of Lord Buddha ,  Lunch at hotel Drive to Sravasti (240 kms, 6-7 hrs) ( Also You need to Cross the Immigration  India & Nepal Border )en-route visit Kapilavastu ( India)   30 Kms South from Lumbini , A Small village of Piprahwa Lord Buddha had spent his first twenty-nine years of life. Kapilavastu was capital of Shakya kingdom,and continue drive to Saravasti ,  . On arrival transfer to hotel overnight will be at Hotel.

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  
Day 7 SRAVASTI ~ VARANASI         

Morning Breakfast proceed to visit Maheth: identified with the remains of the city, Maheth cover 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 Sravasti,

Saheth – known primarily as the site of the jetvana monastery; Saheth covers an area of 32 acres. Lying about a quarter of a mile to the south-west of Maheth, it becomes an important place of pilgrimage with numerous shrines, Stupa and monasteries. Lunch  and drive to Varanasi ( 340kms, 7- 8 hrs). on arrival check-in to hotel overnight stay.

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  
Day 8 VARANASI ~ BODHGAYA

Early morning Boat ride on Holy River the Ganges with picturesque view of sunrise. Then back to hotel. After breakfast proceed for excursion to Sarnath (10km from Varanasi) Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his message of the middle way to nirvana after he achieved enlightenment at Bodhgaya, and gave his famous first sermon here. In the 3rd century BC, Emperor. Lunch and Proceed to Bodhgaya (275 Kms  5-6 Hrs  ) on arrival check inn  Overnight at Bodhgaya .

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  

Optional  :-  Transfer to Airport  or Railway station for onword connection.

Day 9 BODHGAYA ~ Departure

Morning Breakfast on time transfer to Gaya International airport to catch flight for onward Destination with best peaceful memory or Lord Buddha.

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival ~ GAYA ~ BODHGAYA

Arrival at Gaya International Airport. TopWorld representatives will receive you. Transfer to  Bodhgaya (10 Kms )  far from Airport , Check inn at Hotel Relax Afternoon Free Activity Proceed for sightseeing visiting Mahabodhi temple ( A World Heritage site ). The main shrine of supreme enlightenment, The Bodhi tree- situated inside the temple premises, under which Buddha attained illumination. It is believed to be the fourth or fifth generation off springs of the original, overnight will be at Hotel.

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  
Day 2 BODHGAYA

Morning Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Dungeshwari Cave Temples,  also known as Mahakala caves, is situated 35 km north-east of Bodhgaya, Gautama Siddhartha is believed to have piously meditated at this place for six years before he went to Bodhgaya for the final realization. Back to Bodhgaya Relaxed at Hotel , After Lunch Continue for sighseeing of Niranjana River, Sujata village & monasteries of different countries (optional).  Overnight stay will be at hotel in Bodhgaya.

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  
Day 3 BODHGAYA ~ RAJGIR  ( Nalanda )

Morning Breakfast at Hotel then Drive to Rajgir its 85 Kms Far from Bodhgaya , On arrival excursions tour of Rajgir places are Gridhkuta (vulture’s peak) – a hill on which Buddha mediated, Bimbisara prison – king Bimbisar was imprisoned here by his son Ajatstru, Venuvan Vihara – a bamboo garden of king Bimbisara, who made it as a gift to Lord Buddha. Check inn at Hotel, After lunch drive to Nalanda which is 12 kms far from Rajgir, On arrival sightseeing ruins of Nalanda University ( A World Heritage site )  – the centre of one of the oldest known universities of the world the ruin contains a number of Buddhist Stupa & Chaityas, monasteries, hostels, cells or rooms on four sides with a central courtyard, return back to Rajgir . Over night will be at Hotel,

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  
Day 4 RAJGIR ~ VAISHALI ~  KUSHINAGAR

Morning Breakfast at hotel and drive to Kushinagar ( 380 kms,  8-9 hrs) enroute visiting Vaishali – an special place for the Buddhists as Buddha delivered his last sermon here and announced his impending “ nirvana “ the 2nd Buddhist council held after 100 years of Buddha’s par nirvana “ also took place here. start journey Lunch at any Restaurant  & Also you will see Kesharia Stupa world largest stupa , and continue drive to Kushinagar, on arrival check-in to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  
Day 5 KUSHINAGAR ( India )  / LUMBINI ( Nepal)

Morning Breakfast at hotel. Proceeds for sightseeing Nirvana stupa – standing at a height of 2.74 m, the nirvana stupa is built of bricks. This huge stupa was excavated in 1876. Nirvana temple – this temple houses the 6 m long statue of reclining Buddha which was unearthed in 1876. Carved from chunar sandstone, Ramabhar stupa – referred to as the Mukt Bandhan Vihar in ancient Buddhist texts, this stupa marks the site where the lord Buddha was cremated. This large stupa rises to a height of 49 ft. after sightseeing Lunch at Hotel & drive to Lumbini ( Nepal )  (190 kms, 4 - 5 hrs). ( Also You need to Cross the Immigration  India & Nepal Border )  On arrival check-in Overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  
Day 6 LUMBINI  ( Nepal ) ~  SRAVASTI ( India )

Morning Breakfast will be at hotel. Proceed to  Maya Devi Temple  Birth place of Lord Buddha ,  Lunch at hotel Drive to Sravasti (240 kms, 6-7 hrs) ( Also You need to Cross the Immigration  India & Nepal Border )en-route visit Kapilavastu ( India)   30 Kms South from Lumbini , A Small village of Piprahwa Lord Buddha had spent his first twenty-nine years of life. Kapilavastu was capital of Shakya kingdom,and continue drive to Saravasti ,  . On arrival transfer to hotel overnight will be at Hotel.

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  
Day 7 SRAVASTI ~ VARANASI         

Morning Breakfast proceed to visit Maheth: identified with the remains of the city, Maheth cover 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 Sravasti,

Saheth – known primarily as the site of the jetvana monastery; Saheth covers an area of 32 acres. Lying about a quarter of a mile to the south-west of Maheth, it becomes an important place of pilgrimage with numerous shrines, Stupa and monasteries. Lunch  and drive to Varanasi ( 340kms, 7- 8 hrs). on arrival check-in to hotel overnight stay.

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  
Day 8 VARANASI ~ BODHGAYA

Early morning Boat ride on Holy River the Ganges with picturesque view of sunrise. Then back to hotel. After breakfast proceed for excursion to Sarnath (10km from Varanasi) Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his message of the middle way to nirvana after he achieved enlightenment at Bodhgaya, and gave his famous first sermon here. In the 3rd century BC, Emperor. Lunch and Proceed to Bodhgaya (275 Kms  5-6 Hrs  ) on arrival check inn  Overnight at Bodhgaya .

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  

Optional  :-  Transfer to Airport  or Railway station for onword connection.

Day 9 BODHGAYA ~ Departure

Morning Breakfast on time transfer to Gaya International airport to catch flight for onward Destination with best peaceful memory or Lord Buddha.

  • Meals
  • :-
  • Breakfast
  

Inclusion

Inclusions

  • 08 Nights hotel accommodation on twin or Double Shearing at suggested or similar category hotels

  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary (set menu)

  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary (entrance and guide charges not included)

  • Transfers & Sightseeing by comfortable AC Indigo for 2/3 passengers travelling together and AC Innova for 4/5 passengers travelling together and AC Tempo 9seater for 6/7 passengers travelling together or Similar vehicle as per the tour itinerary

Exclusions

  • GST 5% (Government Tax) on total package cost

  • Airfare or Railway Fare

  • Visa Fee For Nepal ( USD 25 )

  • Any up gradation in airline class or hotel room category

  • All Tips – Guide, Driver & Restaurants

  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing places to be visited from inside

  • Any extra cost incurred on behalf of any individual due to illness, accident , hospitalization or any personal emergency,Anything specifically not mention in the tour price inclusions column

  • Porter age (Coolie charges), laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines & alcoholic beverages, mineral water (unless specified), items of personal nature and food and drink which is not part of set group menu,Any services or activity charges other than those included in Itinerary

Date & Pricing

Nov :-  25

Dec :- 7, 17 , 27

Person  Rate in USD
Min - 2- 3 Person   USD - 750 Per Pax
Min - 4- 5 Person   USD-  615 Per Pax
Min  - 6- 9 Person   USD - 575 Per Pax

Hotel on Twin Sharing  :- 

  • Bodhgaya :-   Galaxy Intercontinental  or Similar
  • Rajgir  :-    Gargee Grand   or Similar
  • Kushinagar  :-  Om Residency  or Similar
  • Lumbini :-  Red Sun or Similar
  • Sravasti  :-  Pawan Palace or Similar
  • Varanasi :-  SGT Plaza or Similar

 

 

How to Book

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Changes in decided holiday programme:

Kindly intimate the booking person in advance for any amendment in holiday programme so that the necessary arrangements can be made. As per the amendments, additional charges would be applicable.

Cancellation Policy

If Guest decides to cancel the holiday for any reason whatsoever then s/he shall give a written application to the Company within specified time limit along with original receipt issued by the Company. Such cancellation will attract cancellation charges stated hereunder.

  • Cancellation charges will be calculated on gross holiday cost and the cancellation charges shall depend on date of departure and date of cancellation.
  • Cancellation charges for any type of transport ticket are applicable as per the rules of the concerned authority.
  • Air tickets issued on special fares are NON REFUNDABLE and Guest shall bear cancellation charges.
  • Any refund payable to the Guest will be paid after the Company receives refund from the respective authorities. The Company deducts processing charges from the refund to be paid to the Guest.
Percentage of cancellation charges per person.
No of days prior to departure Charges
More than 60 days 5% or Actual cancellation whichever is more
60 to 31 days 50% or Actual cancellation whichever is more
30 to 15 days 65% or Actual cancellation whichever is more
14 to 4 days 80% or Actual cancellation whichever is more
On the day/on tour 100%

Note:Charges are levied on the gross holiday price and not the discounted price, if any. Please read terms and condition before booking.

Tour Info

  • India Visa Should be Double Entry  ( Also You can get in E visa ) https://indianvisaonline.gov.in
  • As you know we Visiting Lumbini Birth Place of Lord Buddha  ( Nepal Visa on arrival - USD 25 )
  • Extra adult in the room will provide an extra bed or rollaway bed. Children share parent’s room stay without an extra bed (unless booked with extra bed).
  • We reserve the right to re-arrange the itinerary without changing the total number of days in each destination and without compromising any services.
  • Hotel check in is at 1400 hours and checkout is at 1200 hours. Early check in and late check out is subject to availability and consent of the hotel.
  • At the time of check in the hotel may ask for refundable cash deposit or a credit card guarantee to cover any extras during your stay.
  • We will not be liable for any claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries, delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature.
  • There are no refunds on any unutilized or partly utilized services of the package.
  • Kindly note that the drivers are not guides.
  • In rare cases where the confirmed hotel is unable to provide the room, clients will be offered similar category hotel or an upgraded hotel as an alternate.
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