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Buddhist Stupas & Caves Tour: Sacred Exploration

Buddhist sanctuaries, caverns, shrines, and pagodas exhibited astonishing artistry that has withstood the trials of time, leaving us amazed by the excellent use of tools in Ajanta Caves or the intricately constructed pagodas that leave us mesmerized and captivated. At Max Holidays, we have tailored this itinerary of sacred stupas and caves tour to delve deeper into the Buddhist culture and its exceptional craftsmanship.

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Itinerary

  • Day-1 Arrival in Delhi

    Upon reaching the IGI Airport, you will receive a cordial reception from the Max Holidays agent, who will take you to your reserved lodging. Unwind and enjoy a comfortable night's rest as you prepare for the exciting adventure that awaits you. Soon we will start with our sacred stupas and caves tour.

  • Day-2 Exploring Delhi

    After a satisfying morning meal, prepare for a whole day of sacred stupas and caves tour and travel to several temples in Delhi renowned for their remarkable structure, uplifting ambience, and the spot where you experience a divine connection. Our journey commences with Akshardham Temple (not open on Mondays), also recognised as Swaminarayan Temple, showcasing Hindu customs and its ethereal beliefs. Afterwards, we visit The Lotus Temple (closed on Mondays) in New Delhi. It is an impressive architecture that is worthy of a visit. Our next trip will be to The National Museum of India, renowned for its extensive collection of artworks and relics dating from the prehistoric era to the current age. The National Museum is closed on Mondays and other holidays. 

    Travel to India Gate, a lofty stone memorial constructed as a tribute to the Indian soldiers who bravely fought and perished in World War 1 and the Afghan War. The Presidential Palace, also known as the Rastrapathi Bhawan served as the official dwelling of the President of the Indian Republic. Adjacent to it is the Parliament House, renowned for its circular architecture, which accommodates the two parliamentary houses. These structures represent a strong democratic nation, embodying India and its power. For lunch and dinner, savour the delectable North Indian cuisine at a nearby eatery. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Day-3 Early-morning flight from Bhopal to Sanchi

    The next day travels early with either an initial breakfast or a packed one before you are transported to the airport to catch your flight to Bhopal, the state capital of Madhya Pradesh. Upon arrival, a representative from Max Holidays will greet you and help you transport you to the sacred Sanchi Stupa, which is 45 km away on a hilltop. Sanchi Stupa is Buddhist art. It is one of the earliest stone monuments commissioned by Emperor Ashoka over the remnants of Lord Buddha. This building, along with others in the Sanchi stupa and caves, represents the acceptance and respect that people have for Gautam Buddha and his teachings. Drive to Indore  after stopping to eat some local fare for lunch at a nearby eatery. When you arrive, you will check into the hotel you had already reserved, where you may have a leisurely meal and spend the night.

  • Day-4 Indore – Aurangabad via Ajanta Cave

    The following day, after breakfast at the hotel, you will be transported to Aurangabad, a metropolis in Maharashtra. During the journey, we will halt at Ajanta Caves, which are closed on Mondays and represent the most exquisite illustration of ancient Indian art. These caves were constructed in two stages and exhibit paintings, visual narratives, and sculptures of Buddhist divinities carved into the rock. Ajanta comprises a total of 30 rock-cut caves. These caves boast numerous 'chaityas' (chapels) and 'viharas' (monasteries), showcasing the incredible artistry achieved with basic tools such as hammers and chisels. Indulge in a delicious lunch at a nearby eatery. Later in the day, you will be transported to Aurangabad, where you can spend the remainder of your time at your leisure. Savour a delectable dinner and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the motel.

  • Day-5 Ellora Caves in Aurangabad (evening flight from Aurangabad to Mumbai)

    The next day, after a satisfying breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Aurangabad city. Take the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring Ellora Caves (closed on Tuesdays), a remarkable feat of human engineering that showcases the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain religions through rock-cut structures built between the 5th and 8th centuries A.D. Return to your hotel for a delicious lunch and spend your afternoon indulging in some shopping. In the evening, you will be transported to Aurangabad Airport according to your flight schedule to catch a flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai, you will receive a warm welcome and be escorted to your pre-booked hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Day-6 Departure from Mumbai

    Following the morning meal at the lodging, the next day, embark on a complete day excursion around the city. Delight in visiting the Gateway of India, initially uncovered by Vasco-da-Gama, a voyager from Portugal who established a connection between Europe and Asia through a sea route. Discover the Elephanta caves (closed on Mondays). After lunch, proceed with the tour of local attractions and shopping. Following a delightful dinner at a restaurant in the city, you will be transported to the airport to board your flight to the next destination, carrying numerous exquisite and cherished memories of this voyage exploring the art forms of Buddhism.

    Here our sacred stupas and caves tour comes to an end.

What’s Included

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Private air conditioned vehicle for airport assistance and staff asisstance

5 night stay in handpicked hotels

06 Breakfasts, 05 Lunch, 06 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 Stupas & Caves Tour: Sacred Exploration

Travel Style

Signature

Duration

06 Days

From
US $880
per person on twin sharing
5 reviews
Start Point

Delhi

End Point

Mumbai

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