Buddhist Tour with Kolkata

Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights
Places: Kolkata, Bodhgaya, Rajgir …

(Kolkata – Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Varanasi – Kushinagar – Lumbini – Sravasti – Lucknow – Agra – Delhi)

Day 01: Arrival Kolkata by Flight
Arrival at Kolkata airport, welcome and assistances then transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Kolkata.

Day 02: Kolkata- Bodhgaya By Overnight Train-12307
Breakfast at hotel, visit Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Belur Math – Ramakrishna Mission, The Mother House (Mother Teresa’s Tomb), St. Paul’s Cathedral. The Victoria Memorial, Shaheed Minar , Writers Building After Lunch by drive pass B.B.D.Bagh, Raj Bhavan, Calcutta High Court, Vidhan Sabha, General Post Office (GPO), Akashvani Bhavan [All India Radio], Millennium Park, Eden Gardens, Prinsep Ghat, Race Course, Park Street. Take dinner at local restaurant. After then transfer to Railway Station to board the train for Bodhgaya.
Overnight at train.

Day 03: Arrive Bodhgaya
Breakfast at the hotel. Later full day sightseeing’s at Bodhgaya, visiting places like Mahabodhi temple, Sujata Village, Niranajana River. Dinner & Overnight at hotel in Bodhgaya
Day 04: 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 & Overnight at hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 05: Bodhgaya – Varanasi by Surface (250KM /05HRS)
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. visit Dhamekha Stupa, Deer Park museum (Closed on Friday). Dinner & Overnight at a hotel in Varanasi.

Day 06: Varanasi – Kushinagar by Surface (240KM/05HRS)
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 / 6hrs). 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 07: Kushinagar – Lumbini by Surface (170KM/03HRS)
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 & Overnight at a hotel in Lumbini.

Day 08: Lumbini / Sravasti by Surface (250KM/05HRS)
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to visit Holy Birth place of Lord Buddha. After visit back to Hotel. Lunch at hotel. Drive to Sravasti . On arrival, transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel in Sravasti.

Day 09: Sravasti / Lucknow by Surface (160KM/03HRS) Lucknow / Agra By Train (12179-1555/2155
Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed for visit Saheth (Jetvanaram) & Maheth (Angulimal Caves). Lunch at hotel and then will drive to Lucknow (170 Kms/4 Hrs.). Take dinner at local restaurant. After then transfer to Railway Station Train for Agra. Arrival transfer from Railway station

Day 10: Agra / Delhi (250KM/05HRS)
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 city tour of Delhi visiting Raj Gath, India Gate, drive pass Parliament building, President House. Evening proceed for dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner transfer to IGI airport to catch flight for onward journey.

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