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Buddhist Sector Tour with Golden Triangle India

For those seeking a restful vacation, the numerous Buddha temples in India are a great way to rediscover spirituality.  Travellers seeking an illuminating journey should choose the Buddhist sector tour with Golden Triangle, provided by Max Holidays. This 16-day guided trip, which begins in Delhi and ends in Varanasi, will take you to all the locations that have a solid link to the Buddha's teachings and values. On this journey, you will see Nalanda, Rajgir, Bodh Gaya, Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Shravasti. The major draw of this journey is that, in addition to visiting Buddhist pilgrimage sites, it also takes you through the famous golden triangle cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. We request you acquire a dual-entry visa for India Buddhist sector pilgrimage tour.

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Itinerary

  • Day-1 Arrival in Delhi

    Upon arrival in Delhi, a representative from Golden Triangle Buddhist Tour in India will escort you to your hotel for check-in. Have a delicious dinner and spend the night in Delhi.

  • Day-2 Delhi, then sightseeing of Old Delhi and New Delhi

    Following your morning meal, depart on an extraordinary sightseeing expedition of Delhi, encompassing a variety of historical sites and architectural marvels, such as Qutub Minar: a UNESCO heritage site, as well as the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial. During a drive-by visit, you will be escorted to view the India Gate, governmental structures such as the Parliament House in the adjoining region, including the grand Rashtrapati Bhawan, or the President's palace. You will also explore the Red Fort (located in Old Delhi) and the Chandni Chowk market (a paradise for shopping enthusiasts).

    Return to your lodging in Delhi for an overnight stay at the hotel. Hence covering our first destination Golden triangle Buddhist tour.

  • Day-3 Delhi to Jaipur and Local Tour to Neemrana Fort

    Following breakfast, proceed towards Jaipur. Take a halt at Neemrana Fort and then continue your journey to Jaipur. Check-in at the hotel. The evening is free, so enjoy the ambience of Pink City.

    You can either head to Chauki Dhani in Jaipur (Tickets are at your own expense) or witness the Light & Sound show at Amber Fort. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.

    Distance Covered : 250 KM-5 Hrs approx

  • Day-4 Jaipur, then Fatehpur Sikri Local Sightseeing

    Following breakfast, depart for the Jaipur City Tour. Commence the tour with an Elephant Ride at Amber Fort, then a visit to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and Jantar Mantar (Royal Observatory) of Jaipur.

    Post lunch, proceed towards Agra. En route, explore the abandoned town of the Mughal Dynasty, Fatehpur Sikri. Discover the local attractions of Fatehpur Sikri, such as Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of Public Audience), Buland Darwaza, & Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience). Upon arrival in Agra, check in to the hotel and spend the night.

    Distance Covered : 250 KM -5 Hrs approx

  • Day-5 Agra, sightseeing of Taj Mahal & Agra Fort

    Following breakfast, explore the Taj Mahal, a Wonder of the World, constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his cherished wife, Mumtaj Mahal.

    Subsequently, visit the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, celebrated for its Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of Public Audience) and Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience), as well as numerous royal palaces from the Mughal period. Head back to your hotel and stay for the night in Agra. Hence concluding the golden triangle buddhist tour for the day.

  • Day-6 Agra to Sankisa then sightseeing of Buddha Temple

    After completing our Delhi-Agra-Jaipur and buddhist sector trip we will drive to Sankisa (where Buddha returned from heaven after imparting Abhidhamma) after breakfast to explore more such destinations. Register at the hotel.

    After lunch, we'll do local sightseeing in Sankasya. A temple with a Buddha statue is located there. A temple and an excavated Ashokan Elephant Pillar, both of which were erected in honour of Maya Devi, are additional notable features of the area. Before the birth of Lord Buddha, she had an elephant dream. Additionally, there is a Sri Lankan Buddhist Monastery and School. Dinner and a stay for the night in Sankisa.

    Distance Covered : 180 KM-03 Hrs approx

  • Day-7 Sankisa to Lucknow then to Shravasti

    Make the trip to Shravasti after breakfast. Later have your lunch. You can also spend a half day touring in Lucknow if you'd like. Afterwards, reach Shravasti and stay in the hotel for the night. You wll have some free time in the evening. Have your dinner and stay for the night at the hotel.

    Distance Covered : 300 Km-06 Hrs approx

  • Day-8 Shravasti to Lumbini

    Explore Saheth Jetvanaram, Maheth, and Angulimal Grottoes after the morning meal. Later on, proceed to Lumbini. Upon arrival, complete the formalities at the hotel and spend the night in Lumbini.

    Distance Covered : 225 KM, 5 Hrs

  • Day-9 Lumbini to Kapilvastu

    Following breakfast, proceed towards the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, Kapilvastu. Explore the nearby attractions of Kapilvastu, such as the Lumbini Gardens, Tilaurakot Gallery and  Kapilvastu Palace. Later, return to Lumbini in the evening and spend the night there.

    Distance Covered : 70 KM -01 Hrs approx

  • Day-10 Lumbini to Birthplace of Lord Buddha to Kushinagar

    On the tenth day of golden triangle buddhist tour after breakfast, we will visit the holy birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, including Buddhist monasteries and nunneries.

    Drive to Kushinagar later. In Kushinagar, have your dinner and spend the night there.

    Distance Covered : 180 KM, 4 hrs

  • Day-11 Kushinagar to Vaishali

    Post breakfast, explore Mahaparinirvana Temple (the sacred site where Lord Buddha breathed for the last time), Rambhar Stupa (the cremation ground of Lord Buddha) and Japan Temple. Afterwards, proceed towards Vaishali.

    Subsequently, pay a visit to the Ashokan Pillar, erected by Emperor Ashoka at Kolhua. The pillar is crafted from a single, highly polished red sandstone and crowned with a bell-shaped capital. Also, explore Buddha Stupa-I: Abhishek Pushkarni (the coronation tank).

    Finally, explore the Last Sermon site of Buddha in Vaishali and then drive to Rajgir. Complete the day with a delicious dinner and an overnight stay in Rajgir.

    Distance Covered : 250 KM, 5 Hrs approx

  • Day-12 Rajgir, then local tour to Nalanda

    Following breakfast, Rajgir, which served as the capital of the Magadha Empire, is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The colossal Vishwashanti Stupa (World Peace Stupa) on Ratnagiri Hill, constructed by Japanese Buddhists, can be reached by a chairlift.

    The stupa is adorned with Buddha statues representing the four stages of his life - Birth, Enlightenment, First Sermon, and Mahaparinirvana (State of Release). Griddhakuta (Vulture's Peak) on Ratnagiri Hill is another location where Buddha preached.

    Subsequently, proceed to Nalanda. The Nalanda University Archaeological Complex, an ancient university spread over 14 hectares, is worth a visit. After exploring the ruins, visit the Xuan Zang Memorial Hall, a Chinese pagoda constructed by Chinese Buddhists. Later, travel to Bodhgaya. Enjoy dinner and spend the night at a hotel in Bodhgaya.

  • Day-13 Bodhgaya then local tour to Dungeshwari Cave

    Following breakfast, we will set off for a visit to the Temple of Lord Buddha. We will also explore other tourist attractions such as Bodhi Tree and Sujata Village. Later return for lunch.

    Subsequently, we will drive to Gaya, stopping to visit the Dungeshwari Cave Temples, also called the Mahakala Caves, on the way. This is where Lord Buddha spent years of self-discipline before heading to Bodhgaya. We will then return to Bodhgaya, have dinner, and spend the night at a hotel in Bodhgaya.

    Distance Covered : 12 KM, 30 Min approx

  • Day-14 Bodhgaya to Varanasi

    Following breakfast, proceed to Varanasi. Complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and have a delectable lunch.

    As the evening approaches, get ready for an unforgettable experience. You will be escorted to the renowned Dashashwamedh Ghat to witness the spectacular Ganga Aarti ceremony. Observe the varied cultural practices and religious customs at the Ganga Ghats in Varanasi. Stay in a hotel in Varanasi for the night.

    Distance Covered : 300 KM, 6 Hrs approx

  • Day-15 Varanasi, then Morning Boat ride, then to Sarnath

    In the early morning hours, immerse yourself in the spiritual Subah-e-Banaras in Varanasi by departing on a boat ride along the Ganges during sunrise. Take in the different Ghats of Varanasi, each with its unique history and significance. Return to the hotel for breakfast.

    After breakfast, we'll travel on an excursion to Sarnath. This is the location where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples at Deer Park (Rishipattana). Other local attractions in Sarnath include the Buddha Temples, Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhamekha Stupa, Mulagandh Kuti Vihara, and the Archaeological Museum.

    Take part in the evening ritual ceremony at in Sarnath the Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple.

    Alternatively, return to the hotel in Varanasi for dinner and an overnight stay.

    Distance Covered : 15 KM, 30 Min approx

  • Day-16 Departure from Varanasi

    Drive to the Varanasi Airport after breakfast to catch a flight to the Delhi airport. Once in Delhi, you will be dropped off at the airport or train station with many happy memories of your pilgrimage to India.

    Here our golden triangle buddhist tour comes to an end.

What’s Included

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Private air conditioned vehicle for airport assistance and staff assistance

15 night stay in handpicked hotels

16 Breakfasts, 15 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

Buddhist Sector Tour with Golden Triangle India

Travel Style

Signature

Duration

16 Days

From
US $1580
per person on twin sharing
5 reviews
Start Point

Delhi

End Point

Varanasi

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