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At The Footsteps of Buddha Tour

This is a 15-day and 14-night Footsteps of Buddha tour expedition. Following Buddha's Path is an ideal for devout Buddhists. This journey will take you to significant places in the life of Lord Buddha. You will depart on a journey through King Siddhartha's life from his early days till he achieved enlightenment and became Buddha. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to explore prehistoric Buddhist edifices. Additionally, you will visit the Golden Triangle cities, including Lucknow, while on this Footsteps of Buddha tour.

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Itinerary

  • Day-1 Delhi arrival

    After you arrive in Delhi, get help with transportation to the hotel. Visit the motel and stay for the night.

  • Day-2 Exploring Delhi

    On the second day of the Buddhist pilgrimage tour, you will begin exploring Delhi's notable sights. You will discover the landmarks of both Old and New Delhi, including a visit to drive past India Gate, the Parliament House, and Laxmi Narayan Temple, a visit to Jama Masjid, Red Fort, and the Gandhi Memorial. The evening has been reserved for the optional sound and light show activity, subject to availability.

    Afterwards, you will return to the hotel in the evening to relish a delectable dinner. Spend the night at a lodge in Delhi.

  • Day-3 Delhi to Jaipur

    Following breakfast, commence your journey towards the first destination, i.e., Jaipur, as part of a Buddhist pilgrimage with a golden triangle tour. Upon arrival, complete the check-in process at your hotel and take some time to relax. The evening can be spent evolving in some recreational pursuits. You can choose to discover Jaipur's markets or take a walk near your accommodation. Immerse yourself in Jaipur's captivating charm and lively atmosphere. Savour a delectable dinner at your hotel and spend the night in Jaipur.

  • Day-4 Exploring Jaipur

    On the fourth day of the Footsteps of Buddha tour, you will depart for sightseeing after your morning meal. The city sightseeing expedition comprises City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Johari Bazaar, Nawab Sahab ki Haveli and Royal Observatory. You can participate in the Elephant ride at the distinguished Amber Fort and explore the fortress. Afterwards, return to the hotel in the evening and have a great meal. Spend the night at the accommodation in Jaipur.

  • Day-5 Jaipur to Fatehpur Sikri to Agra

    Following breakfast, start your trip to Agra. Along the way, you will travel to Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned ancient settlement of the Mughal Empire. Upon arrival in Agra, you will receive guided assistance during the check-in process at the hotel. In the afternoon, be ready to depart for a sightseeing tour of the city. You will discover the Red Fort, the Taj Mahal, and the Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daula. Subsequently, retreat to the hotel in the evening. Spend the night at an accommodation in Agra.

  • Day-6 Agra to Varanasi

    Visit the Taj Mahal to take in its stunning splendour, a World Heritage Site. The Taj Mahal is beautiful when the first sunbeam hits it. Get guided transport to the train station to catch an overnight train to Varanasi afterwards.

  • Day-7 Exploring Varanasi

    Upon your arrival in Varanasi, you will be provided with assisted transportation to your hotel. After checking in, relax and take some rest. Experience a serene morning boat ride on the sacred River Ganges. You can spend the remaining day as you want. Explore the Dashashwmedha Ghat and other ghats. Kashi Vishwanath Temple is a world-renowned temple where you can pay your respects to Lord Shiva. Varanasi is believed to be older than traditions and legends. Take time to immerse yourself in the city's peace and tranquillity and learn about its fascinating culture. Spend the night at your hotel in Varanasi.

  • Day-8 Varanasi to Bodhgaya

    You will depart for Bodhgaya on the eighth day of the vacation. When you arrive in Bodhgaya, you will be assisted with checking into the hotel. After relaxing, you will visit the Mahabodhi Temples to explore. Explore the temples' captivating grandeur and wonder at their magnificent architecture. Bodhgaya Hotel stay for the night.

  • Day-9 Bodhgaya to Patna

    On the ninth day of the expedition, you will depart for a road journey to Patna. While en route, you will have the chance to discover Rajgir, Sapta Pari caves, Nalanda, and ultimately, Venevamas. Upon reaching Patna, you shall be transported to the pre-arranged lodging. The remaining day is free for you to use as you please. You could explore the city and the nearby market or take a leisurely walk near the hotel.

    Later, return to the hotel and relish a delicious dinner. Spend the night at the lodge in Patna.

  • Day-10 Patna to Vaishali to Kushinagar

    Depart for Kushinagar in the wee hours of the morning, passing through Vaishali, the site where Lord Buddha delivered his final discourse. Explore the Ashok Pillar, Chaumukhi, and Lotus Tank before continuing to Kushinagar. Once you arrive, settle into your accommodations and enjoy some free time. If you're up for it, you can stroll around the local market or indulge in regional cuisine. Retire for the night at your motel in Kushinagar.

  • Day-11 Kushinagar to Lumbini

    Visit Kushinagar for half a day, and explore the modern Buddhist centres of Japan and Sri Lanka, the Mahanirvana Temple, and several monasteries. Depart for Lumbini and spend the night at the hotel.

  • Day-12 Travelling from Lumbini to Kapilvastu, then from Sravasti to Balrampur

    Enjoy a morning tour of the Ashoka Pillar, Mayadevi temple, old monastery ruins, and a few stupas in the lush Sal forest.  In the afternoon, travel to Balrampur. Cover Sravasti en route, where you may visit the ruins of an old city and the Jetavana Monastery—check-in at the hotel for the night after arriving.

  • Day-13 Balrampur- Lucknow

    Embark on a city sightseeing expedition in the morning. Later in the day, proceed towards Lucknow. Upon reaching, check-in at the hotel for the night.

  • Day-14 Lucknow to Delhi

    Enjoy Lucknow with a sightseeing tour that includes a visit to Rumi Darwaza and Imambara. Afterward, you will be transferred to the hotel to catch a flight to Delhi. After arriving in Delhi, check-in to your lodging. The remaining day is free to spend as you want. You can also explore Delhi's famous markets and purchase souvenirs for your loved ones. Return to the hotel for a meal in the evening and a relaxing overnight stay.

  • Day-15 Departure from Delhi

    You will be transported to the Delhi International Airport; from there, you can travel to your next destination. 

    Here your Footsteps of the Buddha tour come to an end.

What’s Included

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Private air conditioned vehicle for airport assistance and staff asisstance

14 night stay in handpicked hotels

15 Breakfasts, 14 Lunch, 15 Dinners

All ground transport services for sightseeing trips by airconditioned car

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours in each city

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

International or domestic flights are not included

Please carry a valid travel insurance

India tourist visa can be easily obtained in your country. Visa fee and charges are payable directly by the travellers to Indian Embassy or High Commission at the time of Visa application.

Monument and museum entry tickets are not covered in the package cost

Meals not specified in the package are not included

Any kind of personal expenses/bills, tips to guide, driver, waiters etc

Trip Reviews

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Samantha Mitchell | UK

11 Jan 2023

Our trip with Max Holidays was beyond incredible. They organized this Buddhist tour that completely blew us away. From exploring ancient temples to meditating in serene monasteries, every moment felt deeply spiritual. Their guides were so knowledgeable, offering insights that truly enriched our understanding of Buddhism. Plus, they took care of every little detail, making sure we could fully immerse ourselves in the experience. It was more than just a vacation; it was a soul-enriching journey that left us feeling profoundly inspired.

  • 4.5

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Christopher Harris | USA

13 May 2022

Our adventure with Max Holidays was absolutely amazing. The Buddhist tour they arranged was a highlight. We got to witness breathtaking temples and engage in peaceful meditation sessions. Their guides were incredibly informative, adding depth to our spiritual journey.

  • 4.5

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Benjamin Turner | USA

10 Apr 2024

Our trip with Max Holidays was nothing short of extraordinary. The Buddhist tour they organized was a transformative experience. From visiting sacred sites to learning about Buddhist philosophy, every moment was deeply meaningful. Their guides were passionate and knowledgeable, making the journey truly memorable.

  • 4.5

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Sophie Evans | UK

16 Mar 2017

Embarking on a journey with Max Holidays was a dream come true. The Buddhist tour they crafted was profound. We had the opportunity to delve into centuries-old traditions, immersing ourselves in the serene ambiance of monastic life. Their dedication to providing an authentic experience was evident in every aspect of the tour.

  • 4.5

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Rebecca Hughes | USA

03 Apr 2024

Our experience with Max Holidays was incredible. The Buddhist tour they arranged was enlightening and spiritually fulfilling. From exploring ancient temples to engaging in meditation sessions, it was a journey of self-discovery. Their guides were supportive and insightful, fostering a deep connection to the teachings of Buddhism.

  • 4.5

Trip Highlights

At The Footsteps of Buddha Tour

Travel Style

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Duration

15 Days

From
US $1650
per person on twin sharing
5 reviews
Start Point

Delhi

End Point

Delhi

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