INDIA AND NEPAL BUDDHA'S TRAIL

INDIA AND NEPAL BUDDHA'S TRAIL

Delhi-Agra- Varanasi - Bodhgaya -Patna- Kushinagar -Lumbini- Sravasti –Lucknow Delhi

Prices from £1484.00 per person based on 6 People

Including International Flights, Ground Transfers, Activities and 4* Hotel Accommodations


ITINERARY

D1: UK – Delhi

D2: Delhi - Agra

On arrival Delhi, you will be met by Incredible Tours representative at the airport who will escort you to the vehicle for the surface journey to Agra (203 km / 4-5 hr).
Arrive Agra and check-in at the hotel.
Overnight in Agra.

D3: Agra - Varanasi (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel.
Morning Proceed for the full day tour of Agra.
Visit Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal closed on Fridays). The Greatest love story ever told! On the death of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, Shahjehan built her this memorial. It took 22 years to build this monument. Then proceed to visit Agra Fort - behind its forbidding red sandstone battlements lie palaces that tell the story of the Moghul Empire.
In the afternoon, check-out of the hotel. Rest of the day is to enjoy shopping in Agra where you can obtain souvenirs from the city of love. After dinner (pay for your own), you will be transferred to Tundla Railway Station to board connecting train (via Gaya) to Varanasi.
Overnight on the train – the 1st class berth in an air-conditioned carriage.

D4: Varanasi (B/-/-)

Arrive Varanasi early in the morning.
Upon arrival in Varanasi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Breakfast at hotel.
Begin the excursion to Sarnath where Buddha delivered his first sermon and turned the wheel of law.
Afternoon On return to Varanasi, begin the city tour through a visit to the sacred temples and revered Ganges Ghats in the city.
In the evening, be a part of sacred Aarti alongside the River Ganges and indulge in some shopping here.
Overnight in Varanasi.

D5: Varanasi - Bodhgaya (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Early morning, begin the drive (8 hours) to Bodhgaya, the city of enlightenment.
On arrival Bodhgaya, check-in at hotel and relax. In the evening, visit various other Buddhist Temples in Bodhgaya during the Buddha Trail. You can meditate and enjoy the evening atmosphere at the Mahabodhi temple.
Overnight in Bodhgaya.

D6: Bodhgaya (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning, visit Mahabodhi Temple Complex, dedicated to the Lord Buddha and his spiritual awakening. Visit Mahaparinirvana Temple Complex in reverence, meditate under Bodhi Tree, gaze at Animesh Lochana Chaitya, visit Muchalinda Lake and pay respects to Chankramana during The Buddha's Trail.
Later visit the landmark of the Great Buddha Statue, Sujata Temple dedicated to Sujata who served Buddha with the bowl of rice pudding during his continuous meditation. This incident later became the root of Middle Path, which is one of the profound theories of Buddhism.
Overnight in Bodhgaya.

D7: Bodhgaya - Patna (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel.
Drive to Patna (5 hours). On the way visit the famous Santi Stupa (peace pagoda) at Rajgir and proceed to Nalanda (14 kms) which is the site of the ancient university of the world.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Overnight in Patna.

D8: Patna - Kushinagar (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel.
Drive to Kushinagar (6 hrs) en route visiting Vaishali, known for the Ashokan Pillar and the Museum.
On arrival check into the hotel.
Overnight in Kushinagar.

D9: Kushinagar - Lumbini (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel.
You will visit Mahaparinirwana Temple (where Buddha took his last breath) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of Lord Buddha), Japan Temple.
Afternoon, drive to Lumbini (Nepal). (approx. 5 hrs) While going to Lumbini, stop at India/Nepal border for Visa/Immigration formalities.
On arrival check-in at Hotel.
Overnight in Lumbini.

D10: Lumbini - Sravasti (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel.
Visit Lumbini, the Birthplace of Lord Buddha.
In the afternoon, depart for Sravasti.
On arrival check in at the hotel.
Overnight in Sravasti.

D11: Sravasti - Lucknow (B/-/-)

Visit Sravasti, where Buddha spent his 24 monsoons. Visit Jetvana and Ananda Bodhi Tree.
Later proceed to Lucknow (5 hours). After dinner at a local restaurant in Lucknow, transfer to Railway station to board the train to Delhi.
Overnight on the train.

D12: Delhi - London (B/-/-)

Arrive New Delhi station then transfer to hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and rooms will be provided for wash & change.
Later transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.

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Travel Time: September 2018 - 31 March 2019

Price per person based on2 Pax 4 Pax 6 - 10 Pax Single Supplement 
1 - 30 September 2018 From £2134.00 From £1625.00 From £1484.00 £327.00
1 October 2018 - 31 March 2019  From £2262.00 From £1749.00 From £1612.00 £450.00


TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

• Return International flight
• 4* accommodation as stated
• Meal plan – Bed & Breakfast basis at Agra, Varanasi, Patna & Delhi and compulsory full board (Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner) at Bodhgaya, Kushinagar, Lumbini & Sravasti.
• Transport: All transport by an air-conditioned vehicles
• Guide: Accompanying English speaking guide cum escort from Delhi to Delhi.
• Boat ride on river Ganges in Varanasi.
• Train fare from Lucknow – Delhi on Kashi Vishwanath Express by II tier air-conditioned sleeper Coach.
• Train fare from Tundla – Varanasi on Poorva Express (via Gaya) by II tier air-conditioned sleeper Coach.
• Entrance fees at all monuments as on date as per the itinerary.
• English speaking representative to assist at airports and hotels.
• All taxes as on date, subject to change in the event of any increase or new taxes

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

• Single room supplement quoted separately.
• Nepal visa fees to be paid directly at the border.
• Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips & gratuities, still/video camera fees at monuments or any items not specified above. Personal insurance against loss of valuables, theft, illness, hospitalization, medications and treatments and emergency helicopter, vehicle or plane charter evacuation charges.
• Items not mentioned in the above cost includes column.
• Visa charges for India & neighbouring countries.

HOTELS (4*)

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