Buddhist Circuit Golden Tour

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A pilgrimage tour of Buddhist holy places , Taj Mahal, India and Nepal Himalaya

Buddhist Circuit Tour combined with Golden Triangle in India is a Tour of a life time opportunity to see the four Buddhist holy pilgrimage sites ( Bodhgaya, Kushinagara, Sarnath and Lumbini) and several other incredibly popular historical sites in Nepal and India.

Make a holy pilgrimage tour to the sacred lands of Buddhism. Visit holy Buddhist places of high significance along with other historical and spiritual places where you will experience the growth of your faith and spirituality. Pilgrimage to four significant and holy places of Buddhism – Lumbini where Prince Siddhartha was born, Bodh Gaya where Siddhartha Gautama attained the enlightenment to become Buddha, Saranath where Buddha preached his first teachings, and Kushinagar where Buddha entered the state of Mahaparinirvana – brings an immense knowledge and faith about the Buddhist teachings and ways to live a happy and meaningful life.

Along with the Holy sites of Buddhism, visit some other historical places of India and Nepal where the essential spirituality is an integral part of the history which helps in enhancing our spiritual growth. Come and enjoy this beautiful pilgrimage tour of Buddha land with some of the highlights like Golden triangle in India, Varanasi, Kathmandu and the Himalaya of Nepal.

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  • Day 1 : Arrival Delhi - India
  • Day 2 : New Delhi City Tour and drive to Jaipur (260Kms/6 Hrs)
  • Day 3 : Jaipur sightseeing
  • Day 4 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
  • Day 5 : Agra to Delhi drive and flight to Varanasi
  • Day 6 : Varanasi
  • Day 7 : Varanasi- Bodhgaya (275 km / 5 Hrs)
  • Day 8 : Bodhgaya - Rajgir -- Nalanda -Boudhgaya (180 km/ 5hrs) -
  • Day 9 : Bodhgaya - Kushinagar (325 km / 9 hrs)
  • Day 10 : Kushinagar - Lumbini, Nepal drop (180 Km / 4 hrs)
  • Day 11 : Lumbini Exploration - Kathmandu
  • Day 12 : Kathmandu Exploration - Nagarkot
  • Day 13 : Nagarkot - Kathmandu
  • Day 14 : Departure Day - to Delhi or home
Day
1

Arrival Delhi - India

Airport meet & greet - transfer to hotel to check in and rest.

Accomodation

Hotel

Day
2

New Delhi City Tour and drive to Jaipur (260Kms/6 Hrs)

Visit to Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar,India gate, President House Buildings and later drive to Jaipur. Overnight in Jaipur.

Meal

B/D

Time

6 hrs

Distance

260 km

Day
3

Jaipur sightseeing

Sightseeing tour covering the highlights of Jaipur (Pink city) that includes: Amber Fort , Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, City Palace museum, the Jantar Mantar Observatory and walk through the Johari Market. Jaipur stay.

Meal

B/D

Day
4

Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

En-route to Agra, we stop to visit Fatehpuri Sikri. Also visit Red forty in Agra. Overnight in Agra.

Meal

B/D

Time

6 hrs

Distance

250 km

Day
5

Agra to Delhi drive and flight to Varanasi

Visit the world famous monument Taj Mahal at sunrise and later drive to Delhi to catch flight to Varanasi. Arrival at Varanasi airport and transfer to the hotel. In the evening visit Evening Ceremony on Dashashwamedh Ghat then comes back to hotel.

Meal

B/D

Accomodation

Hotel

Day
6

Varanasi

Early morning proceed to the ghats for morning boat Cruise on the River Ganges. Return to Hotel for breakfast. Later excursion to Sarnath to visit Deer Park where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, ruins of the site of Dharmarajika & Dhamek Stupa.

Meal

B/D

Day
7

Varanasi- Bodhgaya (275 km / 5 Hrs)

After Breakfast drive for the Bodhgaya Check Inn to the hotel later visit Mahabodhi Temple.

Meal

B/D

Time

5 hrs

Distance

275 km

Day
8

Bodhgaya - Rajgir -- Nalanda -Boudhgaya (180 km/ 5hrs) -

After breakfast drive to Rajgir visit bimbisara jail, hot spring water later proceed to Nalanda to see ruins of Nalanda University.

Meal

B/D

Time

5 hrs

Distance

180 km

Day
9

Bodhgaya - Kushinagar (325 km / 9 hrs)

After breakfast drive for Kushinagar in route visit Vaishali. Overnight in Kushinagar.

Meal

B/D

Time

9 hrs

Distance

325 km

Day
10

Kushinagar - Lumbini, Nepal drop (180 Km / 4 hrs)

After breakfast visit Mahaparinirvana Temple, Ramabhar Stupa, later drive for Lumbini, Nepal – the Birthplace of Bhuddha – stay there.

Meal

B/D

Time

4 hrs

Distance

180 km

Day
11

Lumbini Exploration - Kathmandu

Whole day in Lumbini to see the birth place of Buddha, near by monasteries, we pray and also visit Vietnamese temple and later fly back to Kathmandu. Arrival Kathmandu, we will come to receive you at the airport. Check in to hotel and go for the dinner.

Meal

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Day
12

Kathmandu Exploration - Nagarkot

After breakfast leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes The Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO world heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Shyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and drive to Nagarkot (7, 200ft) - a beautiful hill station, which provides magnificent Mountain panorama, from Everest in the east to Annapurna in the west, eight of the world\'s tallest Mountain in a peaceful rural settings.

Meal

B/D

Altitude

7200 ft

Day
13

Nagarkot - Kathmandu

Early Morning sunrise and Mountain View from Nagarkot and drive back to Kathmandu, via Bhaktapur a historical town. Stay in Kathmandu, evening join cultural show and dinner.

Meal

B/D

Day
14

Departure Day - to Delhi or home

We will transfer you to Kathmandu airport for final departure to home . Or you can extend trip to Pokhara or Chitwan national park or Bhutan or even to Tibet.

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  • Three star level accommodation on twin sharing
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner
  • AC private mini coach for entire tour
  • Accompanying English speaking  guide
  • Boat Ride in Varanasi
  • Elephant Ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
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  • Lumbini to Kathmandu flight fare
  • Kathmandu valley world heritage sites tour
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