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Buddhist Circuit Train

Buddhist Circuit TrainMahaparinirvana Express


Day1: Arrive Delhi
After arrival in Delhi, you will be met and guided by Indian Horizons representative who will escort to your hotel. Night stay at the Delhi hotel.

Day2: Delhi / Gaya (990Kms)
Morning, start exploring Delhi with Indian Horizons Guide/ representative.   Transfer to Safdarjung Railway Station to catch the train to Gaya. Evening tea and dinner provided onboard. Overnight in the Train.


Day3: Gaya / Bodhgaya (16Kms)
After arriving at the Gaya Station, you will be met and assisted by the Indian Horizons representative who will further take you to Bodhgaya. Check in the hotel at Bodh Gaya after your arrival. After having tea and breakfast, you will explore Bodhgaya comprising of Mahabodhi Temple and Niranjana River. Lunch, back at the hotel. Relax for some time. Thai Temple, Japanese Temple and Buddha Statue are the attractive places to visit in Bodhgaya.Dinner and Overnight stay is offered at Bodhgaya hotel.

Day4: Bodhgaya / Rajgir / Nalanda / Gaya / Varanas
In the early morning, take tea and breakfast at the hotel and then drive to Rajgir (85Kms / 2Hrs). This day is for visiting the sightseeing of Rajgir as Bimbimsara Jail, Gridhakut hill and Venuvan. Take your lunch at Rajgir. In the afternoon visit Nalanda for a sightseeing tour that includes the ruins of world famous Nalanda University & Nalanda Museum. Return to Gaya railway station to board train for Varanasi. Dinner onboard and overnight in the Train.

Day5:  Varanasi / Sarnath / Gorakhpur
You will be met, assisted and transferred to a hotel after arriving in Varanasi. After Breakfast, visit Sarnath (10 kms) and thus make a tour to different places of attractions as Dhamekh Stupa, Sarnath Museum, The Ashokan Pillar and the Mulgandha Kuti Vihar. Lunch at the hotel and afternoon at leisure.  Visit to the river Ganges Ghat, Boat ride in the evening.  Make your evening Arti there. Transfer to railway station to board train for Gorakhpur. Dinner onboard and overnight in the train.

Day6: Gorakhpur / Kushinagar
Transfer to Kushinagar by road. On your arrival at Gorakhpur, Check in at the hotel at Kushinagar. Take your breakfast at the hotel. Mahaparinirvana Temple, Rambhar Stupa, Mata Kutir Temple are the worth visiting places to be explored by you in Kushinagar. Back to the hotel for lunch and in the evening participate in chanting and meditation session. Dinner and night stay in Kushinagar

Day7:  Kushinagar / Lumbini / Gorakhpur
Early morning after taking tea & breakfast from the hotel drive to Lumbini. You have to get Nepal visa from your respective countries for a meaningful Lumbini exploration. Lunch in the hotel and in the afternoon discover Lumbini, encompassing the Maya Devi Temple, Ashokan Pillar and Pushkarni Lake. Return to Gorakhpur station to catch train for Gonda. Dinner and Overnight in the train.

Day8: Gonda / Sravasti / Gonda / Agra
After reaching Gonda Station, you will be met, greeted and transferred to the hotel at Sravasti for a cool bath and Breakfast. Visit Jetvana Vihara, Pakki Kuti, Sehat Mahet, and Thai Temple in the morning after breakfast. Take your lunch at the hotel and return to Gonda station to board train for Agra. Dinner and Overnight in the Train.

Day9:  Agra / Delhi
Morning, reach Agra where you will be met by our representative to transfer you to a hotel. After breakfast, visit the monument of love –the Taj Mahal.  Now transfer to Agra station to board train for Delhi, take lunch onboard. This gives a culminating touch to your trip, arrival at Safdarjung railway station and transfer to Delhi International Airport to board flight for home. 

Tour Ends

TOUR DATES (Commencement from Delhi)

  • JAN 09     10th & 24th
  • FEB 09      7th & 21st
  • MAR 09    7th & 21st

Tour Price

     
Notes:

  • Tour costs suggested above stands on per person per night on twin sharing. half  Fare for children between 5 and 12 years of age with bed in the same room (Age proof of children is to be given, a must have at the time of issuance of tickets)
  • Passengers who are not willing to share rooms with anyone else should choose the option at the time of booking by paying extra charge of US$ 50 per night or US$ 200 for the full tour.

    Note: - Single Occupancy is not applicable for Train journey.

     Cancellation Rules:

  •  Passengers on the Buddhist Train can cancel their tour on the basis of following terms & conditions: No refund or adjustment will be made in the event of disruption of journey by a tourist on his own after the starting of the tour.
Cancellation terms:-

    
Package price Includes:-

  • Journey by sophisticated Air-conditioned Train as per tour Itinerary.
  • Road transport by AC coaches as per the travel itinerary.
  • Sightseeing visit as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in lavish Hotels.
  • Meals are provided as per the itinerary.
  • English / Hindi language known Tour guide.
  • Entrance fees of monuments/sightseeing tour according to tour itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance.

Package price does not Include:-

  • India and Nepal visa fees.
  • Things of individual nature, e.g. Laundry, Medicine, Alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Road Transfers to and fro from Delhi-Safdarjung Railway Station.
  • Hotel accommodation in Delhi before & after the trip, etc.