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Dambadiva Pilgrimage Tour Arr & Depp From Delhi

Duration: 13 Days / 12Nights

Destination covered: Delhi - Agra – Sankasya – Lucknow – Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Vaishali – Kushinagar – Lumbini - Sravasti – Delhi Out

Day 01: CMB- Delhi ( No Meals )
Arrive Delhi Airport by evening flight ex Colombo, meet & greet at airport then transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Delhi hotel.

Day 02: Delhi – Agra , 205 kms , 05 hrs drive (B/L/D),
After breakfast at hotel then drive to Agra ( 05 hrs , 205 Kms) arrival & transfer to hotel , after lunch at hotel, visit the world famous Taj Mahal " (its closed on every Friday) built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan for his Empress Mumtaz Mahal. The construction believed to have taken 22 years to complete with over 20,000 craftsmen working round the clock. After sightseeing of Tajmahal visit magnificent Agra Fort, built in the bank of Yamuna River, is situated in the center of the town, evening free for shopping /own activities ,Overnight at Hotel.

DAY03: Agra-Lucknow- via Sankasia , ( B / Packed Lunch/ D) ,
After breakfast drive 09 – 10 hrs to Lucknow with packed lunch enroute visit SANKASIA, where Lord descended from heaven after giving sermon to his mother after 7 years of her dealth. Later continue drive to Lucknow, on arrival check-in at Hotel, Dinner at hotel. Overnight Lucknow.

Day 04: Lucknow – Varanasi (B/L/D),
After breakfast drive 7 hrs to Varanasi, Check-in at Hotel . Lunch at hotel. Later Visit Sarnath (where Buddha delivered his first sermon) 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.. Evening free for local shopping etc. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Varanasi – Bodhgaya . 250 kms , 05 hrs (B/L/D),
After breakfast drive 5 hours to Bodhgaya. Check-in at Hotel. Lunch at hotel. Rest day free for own activities. Evening visit Mahabodhi temple - The Bodhi tree, situated in the premises of the temple, is the one under which Buddha attained illumination, Dinner and overnight at hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 06: Bodhgaya-Rajgir-Nalanda-Bodhgaya (B/L/D) ,
At 0700 hrs after breakfast drive to Rajgir .Reaches Rajgir at 09:30 hrs (from Bodhgaya which is 85 kms) Rajgir is la site of great Sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Afternoon visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail & Ajatashatru's Fort.

Drive to Nalanda, which is 12kms. Drive (15 minuts), 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 Lunch at Hotel. Evening drive back to Bodhgaya ( 105 KMS , 02.5 Hrs Drive )on arrival check in at hotel. Dinner at hotel and O/N at Bodhgaya.

Day 07: Bodhgaya (B/L/D),
Early morning visit Mahabodhi temple to offer Gee Rice Pooja (Kiripidu Dhana). Thereafter return to hotel.
Lunch at hotel. After lunch visit to Sujata Village, Niranajana River, various monasteries, etc, Evening free for local shopping or own activities, Dinner & over night at hotel

Day 08: Bodhgaya- Vaishali - Kushinagar (B/L/D),
After early breakfast morning drive 10 hrs to Kushinagar. Lunch on the way at local restaurant. Visit Vaishali. after Vaishali drive to Kushinagar. Visit Parinirwana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe). Checkin at hotel Lotus Nikko Kushinagar. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Day 09: Kushinagar – Lumbini (B/L/D),
After breakfast morning visit Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of lord Buddha), then drive with packed lunch or hot to lumbini ( 191 kms , 05 hrs drive ) While going to Lumbini, stop at India/Nepal border for Visa/Immigration formalities. Later check-in at Hotel .. Evening visit Lumbini, the Birth place of Lord Buddha. Over night at hotel - Lumbini.

Day 10: Lumbini-Kapilvastu-Sravasti (B/L/D),
After breakfats leave for Sravasti, enroute visit Kapilavastu - where Buddha's childhood was spent & also visit ruins of the Palaces. Later continue drive to Sravasti & on arrival check-in at hotel . Later visit Sravasti, where Buddha spent his 24 monsoons, visit Jetvana and Ananda Bodhi Tree. Dinner and overnight at Hotel - Sravasti.

Day 11: Sravasti–Lucknow- Delhi by Day Train (B/L/D in train),
After breakfast drive 4-5 hrs to Lucknow . Lunch at Lucknow. Thereafter transfer to Railway station to board train to Delhi, Dep. 1520 hrs.Dinner on Board, Arrive New Delhi Railway station at 22:10 hrs by 2003 exp ( shatabdi exp) and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Delhi.

Day 12: Delhi (B / D )
Breakfast at hotel , Morning free for own activities , Day free for Local shopping or own activities. Dinner & Over night at Hotel. ( Lunch by own client )

Day 13: Delhi / Colombo ( B / L)
Breakfast at hotel , Morning free for own activities , After lunch departure time to airport , enroute sight seeing of India gate President hours, parliament ( Drive through ) and timely transfer to Airport for onward destination

 

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