Buddhist Culture Heritage
Khajuraho Varanasi Tour
Buddhist Culture with Khajuraho - Varanasi Tour
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Places to Visit: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna - Delhi
Tour Cost: ON REQUEST
In the Mahaparinirvana sutra, the Buddha tells his followers that they can attain merit and a noble rebirth by going on pilgrimage to the places where he was born Lumbini, gained enlightenment Bodhgaya, first taught Sarnath, and attained Nirvana Kushinagar. On this Buddhist Culture we takes you to these places and helps you experience firsthand the self disciplined and legendary life of Lord Buddha. India, the country where Buddhism originated has rich memories of the Buddhist legacy. As part of its drive towards austerity, the only kind of art and architecture that it supported were Stupas (stone cased moulds that commemorated relics of Buddha), Chaityas (prayer halls) and Viharas (cells for the monks).
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Our representative will wait you at arrival gate of Delhi International airport, when your flights arrived they will welcome you and transfer to your preferred hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
In the morning, go out on a sightseeing tour to explore the tourist attractions in Delhi. The places you will visit here includes Jama Masjid, Gandhi Memorial, Red Fort, Parliament House, India Gate, QutubMinar Complex and Humayun’s Tomb. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur
Post an early morning breakfast, leave by road for Jaipur. On the way, enjoy an elephant/jeep ride to the Amber Fort. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. After some rest, embark on a sightseeing tour of Jaipur covering Jantar Mantar and City Palace. Stay overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 4: Jaipur - Agra
After B/fast leave Jaipur proceed towards one of the most famous cities in India & worldwide- Agra. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. Built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth of his son and later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Pm visit The Taj Mahal- the eternal symbol of love. Located on the banks of River Yamuna, the monument continues to draw thousands of visitors from around the globe, who come here to experience this one of 7 wonders of the world. Later visit Agra Fort. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Agra – Jhansi – Khajuraho
Post breakfast in the morning; board the train to Jhansi from Agra Cantt railway station. Upon arrival in Jhansi, leave by road for Khajurhao. On reaching Khajuraho, check into the hotel. Explore the length and breadth of the Khajuraho temples. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 6: Khajuraho – Varanasi
In the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Khajuraho. Later, with proper assistance, you will be transferred to the airport to board flight for Varanasi. On reaching Varanasi, meet our tour representative and get transferred to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7: Varanasi
Early morning, around 5 AM, enjoy a boat cruise on the river Ganges. Post breakfast, leave by road for Sarnath, the place where the famous Buddhist chant “Buddham Sharanam Gachhami” was originated. In the afternoon, explore the famous temples in Varanasi covering The Vishwanath Temple &The Dugra Temple besides the famous Benaras Hindu University. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 8: Varanasi – Bodhgaya
Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Bodhgaya. It is the place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment after meditating beneath the Bodhi tree, whose descendant is still there. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for night stay.
Day 9: Bodhgaya
Post breakfast in the morning; embark on a half day sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya, the place where Buddha attained enlightenment. The afternoon is free for individual activities. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 10: Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Patna
Post breakfast, leave by road for Patna. On the way, visit Rajgir followed by the ancient Indian university ‘Nalanda’. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11: Patna – Delhi
Post breakfast in the morning; embark on a sightseeing tour of Patna covering Golghar, Museum and Patna Sahib Gurudwara. Later, check out of the hotel and drive to the airport to board flight for Delhi. On reaching Delhi, have dinner at a restaurant located nearby international airport to board flight back home.
- Toyota AC Car for all Tour & Sight Seeing
- Ten Nights accommodations, Dbl Occupancy with Bed / Break fast / Taxes
- English speaking approved guide fee for all major historical monuments
- Entrance Fee for monuments foreign entry with sites expenses as per itinerary
- Any lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks etc., unless mentioned in the itinerary
- Culture show / Elephant Ride
- Portage, laundry, telephone calls, or any other expenses of personal nature