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A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person’s beliefs and faith, although sometimes it can be a metaphorical journey into someone’s own beliefs.
The genesis of Buddhism can be traced back to the Indian subcontinent, which gradually went on to spread throughout the world and became a major world religion. On our Buddhist Pilgrimage tour package, we take the tourists to several of these sacred Buddhist sites like Bodhgaya, Lumbini (the birthplace of Lord Buddha), Kushinagar, and many more. The Buddhist Pilgrimage tour package is the ideal tour for devotees who want to know more about Buddhism and follow the footsteps of the great Lord Buddha. So, book your Buddhist Pilgrimage tour package today to visit some of the various stupas and monasteries at various Buddhism affiliated locations that are of significant importance in Buddhism. Enlighten yourself with the teachings of Lord Buddha amidst tranquil surroundings of the monasteries, attend lectures by local Buddhist monks, become a part of the principles he shared with the world and spread the message of enlightenment towards humanity.
On arrival meet and greet at the airport by Uday Tours office team and on time transfer to hotel. Our Manager will later help you with check in and later brief you complete about your Pilgrimage Tour of India and share more details along with vouchers. Evening free for relax. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning breakfast, later full day tour of Delhi visiting OLD DELHI visiting Red Fort built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan Jama Masjid. One of the largest mosques in India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana – the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk shopping centre of Old Delhi. (Red Fort is closed on every Monday). Afternoon half day city sightseeing tour of NEW DELHI visiting Qutab Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din aibek in 1199, in 1199, Humayunu Tomb, India Gate (War memorial arch), Lakshminarayan temple – a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President house, Parliament house, Government secretariat buildings and Connaught Place – shopping centre of New Delhi. Overnight at the Hotel.
Morning leave by surface for Agra. On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon half day city sightseeing tour of AGRA visiting the world famous TAJ MAHAL built by Moghul Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the AGRA FORT containing the halls of Private and Public audience and other palaces.(Taj Mahal closed on every Friday). Overnight at the hotel.
Morning breakfast, later drive to Lucknow, enroute visit SANKASIA, where Lord descended from heaven after giving sermon to his mother after 7 years of her death. Later continue drive to Lucknow, On arrival check-in at Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
After early breakfast drive to Varanasi, On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon free for own activities / personal shopping. Evening watch Ganga Aarti a hindu ritual with fire. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning BOAT EXCURSION on the holy river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the Ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. Morning half day city sightseeing tour of VARANASI the Bharat Mata temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu university which has an art gallery and the mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangazeb. Afternoon half day excursion to SARNATH the buried Buddhist city where lord buddha gave his first sermon. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century B C to 12th century AD visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the museum. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Bodhgaya. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning visit Mahabodhi Temple Bodhi Tree, Great Buddha Statue, Niranjana River, Sujata Temple – which is across the Niranjana river and is 30 minutes walk. Afternoon visit to Dungeshwari caves. Overnight stay at Bodhgaya.
After early breakfast drive to Rajgir the vulture Hill, hot spring in Rajgir, world peace Stupa, Bamboo Garden. Continue to Nalanda to visit the ruins of world oldest University. Return back to Bodhgaya. Overnight stay at hotel.
After early breakfast drive to Vaishali. Check in at hotel. Visit Maha Parinirwana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of Lord Buddha), Japan Temple. Overnight at Hotel. Pilgrimage Tour of India
After breakfast drive to Lumbini (in Nepal). While going to Lumbini, stop at India/Nepal border for Visa/Immigration formalities. Later check-in at Hotel. Noon visit Lumbini, the Birth place of Lord Buddha. Overnight stay in Lumbini.
After breakfast morning leave for Sravasti, enroute visit Kapilavastu – where Buddha’s childhood was spent also visit ruins of the Palaces. Later continue drive to Sravasti on arrival check-in at hotel. Later visit Sravasti, where Buddha spent his 24 monsoons, visit Jetvana and Ananda Bodhi Tree. Overnight stay at Sravasti.
After breakfast drive 5-6 hrs to Lucknow. Thereafter transfer to Railway station to board Shatabdi express train to New Delhi. Departure Lucknow station: 15:35 hrs. Dinner on board on train. Arrive New Delhi station: 22:05 hrs. Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel or option can connect flight for back home. *You can also continue the tour of North India visiting Haridawar and Rishikesh*