Destinations Covered: Delhi - Gonda - Saraswati - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Patna - Bodh Gaya - Varanasi - Kanpur - Agra
Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi, our representative will meet you at the airport and assist you in transferring to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi / Gonda
Proceed for the full day city tour. Visit the Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In the afternoon visit Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshmi-Narayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past the President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place. At night, transfer to the railway station to board the train to Gonda. Overnight on board.
Day 03: Gonda / Saraswati
Upon arrival at Gonda, depart for Saraswati. Upon arrival at Saraswati, check into the Nikko or UP Tourism Hotel. Later in the day, explore the city. Overnight stay at the hotel in Saraswati. - Bodhgaya Tours
Day 04: Saraswati / Lumbini
Check out in the morning and depart for Lumbini. Upon arrival at Lumbini, check into the Hokke or Pawan International Hotel. Later in the day, visit the Ashoka's Pillar, Mayadevi Temple, the ruins of an old monastery and some new stupas. Overnight stay at Lumbini.
Day 05: Lumbini / Kushinagar
Check out in the morning and depart for Kushinagar. Upon arrival at Kushinagar, check into the Nikko or UP Tourism Hotel. Visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple, the modern Japan/Sri Lanka Buddhist Center and monasteries at Kushinagar. Overnight stay at Kushinagar.
Day 06: Kushinagar / Vaishali / Patna
Check out in the morning and proceed to Patna en-route visiting Vaishali. Visit the Kutagarshala Vihara or Buddhist Stupa 2, Abhishek Pushkarini or Coronation Tank, Stupa 1 or Relic Stupa and Site Museum in Vaishali. Upon arrival at Patna, check into the Ashok or Chanakya Hotel. Visit Kumrahar, Patna Museum, Gol Ghar, Patthar Ki Masjid, Gurudwara Harmandir Sahib, Jalan Museum and Gulzarbagh. Overnight stay at Patna.
Day 07: Patna / Nalanda / Rajgir / Bodh Gaya
Check out in the morning and proceed to Bodh Gaya en-route visiting Rajgir and Nalanda. Visit the Gridhakuta Hill by the cable ropeway to see the stupa built by the Japanese. Nalanda was one of the greatest learning centers of the world. Upon arrival at Bodh Gaya, check-in into the Ashok or Sujata Hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 08: Bodh Gaya / Varanasi
In the morning, visit the Mahabodhi Temple, Mahabodhi Tree, Animeshlochana Chaitya, Ratnachankrama or Jewel Walk, Ratnaghar Chaitya, Muchhalinda Pond, Bodh Gaya Museum, Magadh University Tibetan Monastery and Monasteries. Check out and proceed to Varanasi. On arrival at Varanasi, check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 09: Varanasi / Allahabad / Kanpur
Enjoy an early morning boat ride on the River Ganges. After the breakfast, check out and depart for Kanpur en-route visiting Allahabad. On arrival at Allahabad, check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 10: Kanpur / Sankasya / Agra
Check out in the morning and depart for Agra en-route visiting Sankasya. On arrival at Agra, check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 11: Agra / Delhi
In the morning, visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Later in the day, check out and depart for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, in time transfer to the airport for an onward journey.
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