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Buddhist Trail Tour Package from Delhi

The Buddha's Trail is ideal if your ideal vacation involves visiting India's top historical landmarks, renowned cave temples, stunning monasteries, and unique locations where Siddhartha Gautama is believed to have traveled. This travel package, "The Buddha Trail," includes visiting important Buddha locations in India. By choosing this excursion, you can explore all four significant destinations: Lumbini, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, and Kushinagar: places of his birth, enlightenment, first sermon, and demise. This offer is perfect for you for those who are captivated by Buddha's life and enchanted by the wisdom and simplicity of the words attributed to him. If you desire to acquire more information about the offer, kindly refer to the comprehensive itinerary provided below, or feel free to contact us using the contact details given on our website. Even if you wish to incorporate additional locations or make any alterations to the tour package, we are more than willing to accommodate your preferences.

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Itinerary

  • Day-1 Arrival in Delhi, then to Agra

    Upon your arrival in Delhi, our Buddhist circuit trail tour team will greet you at the Railway Station or Airport. Our representative will accompany you and drive you to Agra. Upon reaching Agra, you will check in to your hotel. Enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night in Agra.

    Distance Covered : 225KM, 5 Hrs approx

  • Day-2 Agra, then local sightseeing of Taj Mahal & Agra Fort

    Following breakfast, explore the Buddhist sector tour with the Taj Mahal, the Wonder of the World commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to honour his cherished wife, Mumtaj Mahal.

    Subsequently, tour the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of Public Audience) and Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience), as well as several opulent palaces from the Mughal period.

    Afterwards, proceed to Agra Railway Station to board an overnight train to Varanasi. Rest comfortably on the train overnight.

  • Day-3 Varanasi then Sarnath Local Sightseeing

    You will be picked up from the train station and afterward, proceed to check into the hotel, and we will continue with our Buddhist circuit trail tour.

    After a satisfying breakfast, we will depart on tour to Sarnath. It was at the deer park (Rishipattana) in Sarnath where Lord Buddha imparted his first sermon to his disciples. Other local attractions in Sarnath include the Buddha Temples, Dhamekha Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Mulagandh Kuti Vihara, and the Archaeological Museum.

    Indulge in the Evening Ritual Ceremony at Sarnath's Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple.

    Alternatively, brace yourself for an unforgettable experience as we take you to the world-renowned Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat. Enjoy the social and religious activities and cultural diversity at the Ganga Ghats in Varanasi. For the night nigh, stay in a hotel in Varanasi.

  • Day-4 Varanasi, then morning boat ride to Bodhgaya

    At dawn, sense the divine aura of Subah-e-Banaras in Varanasi and relish a serene boat ride in the Ganges during sunrise. Explore the various Ghats of Varanasi, each steeped in its unique history and significance. Head back to the hotel for breakfast.

    Post breakfast, proceed to Bodhgaya and check in at the hotel. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Bodhgaya, followed by a local sightseeing tour covering the Lord Buddha Temple and the Bodhi Tree, where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Return to the hotel and spend the night in Bodhgaya.

    Distance Covered : 300KM- 06 Hrs. approx

  • Day-5 Bodhgaya to Dungeshwari Caves & Sujata Village Temple

    Following breakfast, drive to Gaya to explore the nearby attractions. Visit the Dungeshwari Cave Temples, also called the Mahakala Caves, approximately 12 KM northeast of Bodhgaya. This is the place where Lord Buddha spent years practising austerity before arriving in Bodhgaya. Later, proceed to the Sujata Village Temple, where Lady Sujata offered Lord Buddha Kheer (a dessert made of rice and milk).

    Indulge in a half-day meditation session at the Buddhist monasteries in Bodhgaya. Return to Bodhgaya in the evening and have dinner. For the night, stay in a hotel in Bodhgaya.

    Distance Covered : 12 KM, 30 Min approx

  • Day-6 Bodhgaya to Rajgir then to Nalanda then to Patna

    Following breakfast, we shall proceed towards Rajgir, exploring Griddhakutta (Vulture's peak), World Peace Stupa, Bimbisar Prison and Venuvanaram.

    Our journey will then take us to Nalanda, where we will visit the remains of the ancient Nalanda University. This renowned institution was among the world's oldest universities and an international Buddhist study centre.

    From there, we will drive to Patna and visit our hotel. We will stay for the night at a hotel in Patna.

    Distance Covered : Approx 200km

  • Day-7 Patna to Vaishali

    Following breakfast, make your way to Kushinagar. En route, take a detour to visit where Gautama Buddha gave his final discourse at Vaishali and declared his Parinirvana.

    Vaishali is also celebrated as the birthplace of Ambapali (also known as Amrapali), the legendary Indian courtesan in numerous tales and Buddhist texts. Ambapali eventually became a follower of Buddha.

    Afterwards, continue your journey to Kushinagar, where you can check in at your hotel and spend the night. Hence concluding the Buddhist circuit trail tour for the day.

  • Day-8 Kushinagar to Mahaparinirvana Temple & Mukutbandahn Chaitya

    Following the morning meal, we will depart for a Buddhist sites tour of Mahaparinirvana Temple, which is where Buddha passed away, as well as the Mukutbandahn Chaitya/Rambhar Stupa, the location where Lord Buddha was cremated and the Japan Temple. 

    Afterwards, we will travel to Lumbini, situated in Nepal. It is recommended to have a double entry visa for India and a single entry visa for Nepal. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and spend the night in Lumbini.

    Distance Covered : 160 Km

  • Day-9 Lumbani to Birthplace of Lord Buddha

    Following breakfast, head to the sacred Birthplace of Lord Buddha. Explore the nearby attractions in Lumbini before continuing the journey to Shravasti. Along the way, stop at Kapilvastu and take a Buddhist heritage tour covering multiple sites, Lord Buddha's Childhood Home, the Kapilvastu Kingdom Complex, the Lumbini Garden Complex and the Tilaurakot Museum.

    Upon arrival in Shravasti, check in to your hotel, enjoy dinner, and spend the night.

    Distance Covered : Approx 250 km

  • Day-10 Shravasti to Lucknow

    Following breakfast, embark on a tour of the local attractions in Shravasti - Saheth (Jetvanaram) & Maheth (Angulimal Caves). Additionally, make sure to visit Anand Bodhi Tree and Anathpindika Stupa. Afterwards, go to Lucknow to board the overnight train scheduled for Delhi.

  • Day-11 Departure from Delhi

    You will be collected from the Railway Station and transported to your hotel or IGI Airport in Delhi with unforgetful memories of your sacred journey.

    Here our Buddhist circuit trail tour comes to an end.

What’s Included

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Private air conditioned vehicle for airport assistance and staff assistance

10 night stay in handpicked hotels

11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunch, 10 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 Trail Tour Package from Delhi

Travel Style

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Duration

11 Days

From
US $650
per person on twin sharing
5 reviews
Start Point

Delhi

End Point

Delhi

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