Buddhist Cultural India Tour
The Ever-Fascinating Lotus Path … Finding Buddha
From Buddha to Tathagata, from Siddhartha to Sakyamuni, his search of salvation made him travelled through the many regions. Presently, these places have become repositories of Buddhism and are world popular Buddhist heritage sites. Visiting the trail that brings about solace in heart & mind is a sheer bliss in present day. The joy of traveling, along with mediation and knowledge that will alleviate your soul is an inner-treat non like other. People from far& near, who have been keen to gain knowledge and understand Buddha in India have followed the trail from Lucknow (Sravasti) to Bodh Gaya and beyond. This trail, popularly termed as “Lotus Path”, has been walked by numerous in quest of Buddha. One of the most travelled Buddhist destinations, these places make the most of your vacation. With this splendid Search of Lord Buddha tour the followers are sure to go back with life changing memories to cherish forever.
Max Holidays in order to assist you in your search for Buddha has planned a 10days tour. This tour will take you through different culture-rich regions of India where Lord Buddha searched for his path of truth, meditated and attained enlightenment. Experience the spiritual ecstasy through the Lotus Path, a blissful Buddhist circuit of India. This 10 days journey is a serene journey through Delhi – Lucknow – Sravasti - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Vaishali - Patna - Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya - Gaya - Varanasi – Delhi, allowing travelers to explore the places where Buddhism flourished 2500 years ago and left its impression forever.
Following the trial and searching for Buddha is a reason to rejoice. This 10 days journey allows tourists to visit the heritage sites that once witnessed the presence of Lord Buddha.
Delhi – Lucknow (by Train) Lucknow – Sravasti
Sravasti - Lumbini
Lumbini - Kushinagar
Kushinagar – Vaishali - Patna
Excursion to Rajgir and Nalanda
Patna - Bodhgaya
Gaya - Varanasi
Upon arrival, you will be escorted by a representative and check in the hotel already booked for you.
Evening we will head towards the Dashashwamedh ghat, to enjoy the evening aarti at Varanasi. The ghats at the evening in Varanasi is most spectacular place to visit, here the young priests, chant the mantras to the holy river Ganga with the large flaming lamps. The whole area lit up with a beautiful golden glow from the lamps and with the aroma of sandal.
Varanasi - Delhi (by Train)
Come back to hotel for breakfast, you will have excursion tour to Sarnath - a place where Buddha gave his first Sermon. In Sarnath you will be visiting Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhameka Stupa, Mulagandha Kuti Vihar and Sarnath Museum. Later return back to the city and visit the Durga mandir (also known as the monkey temple), Bharat Hindu University, where we will visit the Bharat Kala Bhavan which is an art museum housing paintings, sculptures of Buddhism and Hinduism, archaeology gallery etc.
Evening, you will be transfer to railway station to board your overnight train to Delhi. Overnight aboard air conditioned sleeper accommodation.
Arrival Delhi & Departure
Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance
08 nights in handpicked hotels, 01 night aboard air conditioned sleeper train
All ground transport for sightseeing trips
Guides / Escorts
Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours
Rickshaw ride, boat ride, aarti at Ganges
Govt of India taxes and Company service charges
What’s not included
International or domestic flights are not included
Please carry a valid travel insurance
Visa fee and charges
Monument and museum tickets
Meals not specified
Any kind of personal expenses/bills
Why we are different than others?
Value for money
We offer services which are better comparing to other agencies running similar trips. Our drivers and guides are highly experienced and trained for hospitality. The hotels are carefully picked to ensure your comfort and safety.
Safety & Flexibility
To book this trip you need to pay only US$100 and balance 45 days prior to the trip. If at any time before this you change your mind your money is safe with Max Holidays and can be transfered to your next trip with us.
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