12 Nights tours of Buddhist Sites in India and Nepal (CNNH-7)

12 Nights tours of Buddhist Sites in India and Nepal (CNNH-7)

  • Tour Code:(CNNH-7)
  • Duration:12 Nights / 13 Days
  • Place Covered:Delhi | Varanasi | Bodhgaya | Rajgir | Nalanda | Patna | Vaishali | Kushinagar | Sravasti | Lumbini | Kathmandu |

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Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival Delhi

Arrive at Delhi. Our representative from Connecting Horizons will meet and greet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi

After breakfast visit the city of Delhi like Lakshmi Narayan temple, Gandhi Museum. Drive past India Gate, Presidents' house , the Government buildings and the Parliament house. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch visit Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple & Humayun's Tomb. Back to the hotel for dinner and Overnight stay.

Day 3: Delhi - Varanasi

After Breakfast you will be dropped at the airport to take the morning flight to Varanasi. You will reach Varanasi around 12:00 PM. Drive straightway to Sarnath, the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Evening drive back to Varanasi and watch "aarti" at Ganga Ghats. Back to the hotel for dinner and Overnight stay.

Day 4: Varanasi

Early morning have a boat ride on river Ganges to see the bathing ghats. Later Visit Sarnath a place where Lord Buddha launched the “Wheel of dhamma” and began teaching. Afternoon free for your shopping etc. Overnight at hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Varanasi – Bodhgaya

Early morning after breakfast began over journey towards Bodhgaya. A long drive of 7-8 hours / 243 kms will take you to Bodhgaya. Check-in at Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 6: Bodhgaya

After having breakfast visit Mahabodhi Temple (where Lord Buddha said to have attained enlightenment), Bodhi Tree (Buddha sat under this tree when he attained enlightenment), Great Buddha Statue, Sujata Temple, Niranjana River and various other Buddhist Temples in Bodhgaya. Overnight stay at hotel for dinner and overnight stay..

Day 7: Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Patna

Morning after breakfast start your drive for Patna. On the way visit Rajgir, World Peace Stupa, Bamboo's Garden and Nalanda to visit the ruins of world oldest University. In the evening reach Patna the capital of Bihar. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8: Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar

Morning post Breakfast proceed to Kushinagar which is approx. 256 kms / 07 hrs drive, On the way, visit Vaishali where Buddha announced the approaching of his maha parinirvana. After that continue Drive to Kushinagar. On arrival Kushinagar, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9: Kushinagar - Sravasti

orning post Breakfast proceed to Kushinagar where you can explore various stupas and temples. Kushinagar is the Place where Buddha entered the state of Mahaparinirvana. Continue to Sravasti (270 kms - approx. 07 hrs drive). Check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 10: Saravasti - Lumbini (197 Kms - 4.5 hrs)

Morning drive to Lumbini. On arrival at Lumbini check - in at hotel. Lumbini is known as the birth place of Lord Buddha. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Lumbini / Kathmandu (By flight)

After breakfast have a half Day sightseeing of Lumbini and later at afternoon you will get transfer to airport to board flight for Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal). Arrive Kathmandu in the evening and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12: In Kathmandu

After breakfast drive for a city tour of Kathmandu visiting Pashupatinath Temple - the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to lord Shiva.. Later tour of the Patan - a city of architecture and fine arts. Post lunch Sightseeing tour of Swayambhunath - the oldest Buddhist shrine. Finally, visit Kasthamandup - a temple built from a single tree from which the Kathmandu derives its name. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Kathmandu / Out

Transfer to airport to catch the connecting flight for onward destination.

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