Dambadiva : from Varanasi To Varanasi
Duration : 08 Days / 07 Nights
Destination Covered : Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Vaisali – Kushinagar – Lumbini - Saravasti –Varanasi Out.
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- Meet & greet on arrival and transfer to hotel, Evening free for local shopping.
- Then visiting the place like Mahabodhi temple - The Bodhi tree, situated in the premises of the temple, is the one under which Buddha attained illumination.
- It is believed that Lord Buddha and also the founder of Jainism religion Lord Mahavir taught at this university for years.
- Early Morning drive to Kushinagar Lunch on way at local restaurant or packed (09 hrs drive) Enroute visit Vaishali.
Morning Arrival at Varanasi International Airport meet & greet on arrival and transfer to hotel, Evening free for local shopping - Varanasi is famous for silk sarees, Brassware, wooden & clay work toys & antique designs of gold jewellery. Dinner and overnight stay at Varanasi. Dinner and overnight at Varanasi.Day 2: Varanasi / Bodhgaya
Early morning proceed for boat ride on holy river the Ganges with picturesque view of sunrise. Back hotel for breakfast, after breakfast at hotel then drive to Bodhgaya, which is 250 kms (05 hrs drive) arrive at Bodhgaya & transfer to hotel. Lunch at hotel. Then visit Mahabodhi temple - The Bodhi tree, situated in the premises of the temple, is the one under which Buddha attained illumination and also visit various monasteries. Evening free for own activities or local shopping, Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Bodhgaya.Day 3: Bodhgaya / Rajgir – Nalanda / Bodhgaya
Early morning 05.30 AM visit Mahabodhi temple to offer Gee Rice Pooja (Kiripidu Dhana) if group want. Thereafter return to hotel. After breakfast at hotel then drive around At 0745 hrs after breakfast drive to Rajgir .Reaches Rajgir at 1030 hrs (from Bodhgaya which is 95 s) Rajgir is la site of great Sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Afternoon visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail & Ajatashatru's Fort.
Drive to Nalanda, which is 12kms. Drive (15 minutes), and It was one of the oldest Universities of the World & International Centre for Buddhist Studies., Nalanda was one of the greatest monastic universities of the ancient world University established in 5th century BC. It is believed that Lord Buddha and also the founder of Jainism religion Lord Mahavir taught at this university for years. There is even a monument to facilitate Chinese traveler monk and writer Hiuen Tsang who studied at this university in the 7th century A.D
Lunch at Nalanda Cafeteria. Evening drive back to Bodhgaya (105 KMS, 02.5 Hrs Drive) on arrival check in at hotel. If client want to visit Mahabodhi temple, they can visit for evening prayer, Dinner at hotel and Overnight stay at Bodhgaya.
Early Morning drive to Kushinagar Lunch on way at local restaurant or packed (09 hrs drive) Enroute visit Vaishali. Continues drive toward Kushinagar On arrival transfer to hotel Dinner and Overnight stay at Kushinagar hotel (The Place where Buddha entered perfect tranquility - the state of Mahaparinirvana).Day 5: Kushinagar / Lumbini
Breakfast at hotel then leave from hotel to visit Mahaparinirvana temple & Rambhar stupa, the huge statue of the Reclining Buddha, Mukutbandhana. After early lunch at hotel or packed drive to Lumbini (180 kms / approx 6 hrs drive), Arrival Lumbini & transfer to hotel Dinner and overnight stay.Day 6: Lumbini / Sravasti
After breakfast then visit to the Birth place of Lord Buddha. Shakyamuni Buddha was born in Lumbini, in southern Nepal, two thousand five hundred years ago. Since his time, Nepal has been a sacred ground for Buddhist as the birth place of Buddha. After an early Lunch drive Sravasti (190 kms, 05 hrs drive) Arrive & transfer to hotel, dinner & overnight at hotel.Day 7: Sravasti / Varanasi
After Breakfast at hotel, later visit to Jetvanaram and Angulimal Caves. After visit, back to hotel for lunch. Post lunch, drive to Varanasi (08 / 09 hrs drive) Arrival & transfer to hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.Day 8: Varanasi / Departure
Breakfast at hotel, excursion to Sarnath (10 kms) Visit - about 10 kms from the holy city Sarnath - where Buddha preached his first sermon after he had attained enlightenment at Bodhgaya. Next visit to Dhamekha Stupa, The Dhamekha Stupa is the most remarkable and massive structure at Sarnath. Built partly in stone and partly in brick, the Dhamekha Stupa is 28 meter in diameter at the base and 43.6 meter in height. The stone facing the lower part is decorated with delicate floral carvings of Gupta period. Tour continues to visit Deer Park & Museum. Lunch at hotel. Timely transfer to airport to board your flight.