Day 01: DELHI – AGRA (APPROX. 4-5 HRS)
Breakfast at Hotel; Morning proceed to visit Qutab Minar and Lotus Temple, by noon check-out Hotel and drive to Agra, upon arrival check-in Hotel and overnight stay at Agra.
Day 02: AGRA – VARANASI (TRAIN)
Breakfast at Hotel; Morning Proceed to visit Taj Mahal & Agra Fort, Evening transfer to Railway station in time to connect train to Varanasi and overnight Train journey.
Day 03: VARANASI
Morning arrive at Varanasi, upon arrival meet and transfers to Hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath - here Lord Buddha preached his first sermon to his five disciples after he attained enlightenment at Bodhgaya. Here visit Dhamekha Stupa, Ashok Pillar, Chowkhandi Stupa, and Mulagandha Kuti Vihar and overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: VARANASI
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges to see sunrise and followed by city tour of Varanasi: visit Ghats and Temples on the bank of river Ganges, Afternoon free for independent activities or Shopping Banaras Sarees and overnight at Varanasi.
Day 05 : VARANASI – BODHGAYA (APPROX. 6-7 HRS)
Breakfast at Hotel; Morning drive to Bodhgaya the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment and upon arrival check-in to hotel and overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 06: BODHGAYA
Breakfast at Hotel; Morning proceed for full day city tour of Bodhgaya visit Bodhi tree, Mahabodhi Temple – which marks the spot where Buddha gained enlightenment and set out on his life of preaching, Monasteries, Magadha university etc and overnight at Bodhgaya.
DAY 07: BODHGAYA – RAJGIR – NALANDA – PATNA (APPROX. 6-7 HRS)
Breakfast at Hotel; Morning drive to Patna, Enroute visit Rajgir -Buddha spent 12 years and the first Buddha council after Buddha attained nirvana was held here. Nalanda is just 19 Kms from Rajgir, Founded in 5th century BC, was one of the world's great universities and an important Buddhist center until its sacking by the Afghans in the 12th century. A credit to the curators, the site is peaceful, clean, well-maintained and perfumed with the scent of roses and shrubs, upon arrival check in to hotel and overnight stay at Patna.
DAY 08 PATNA – VAISHALI – KUSHINAGAR (APPROX. 8-9 HRS)
Breakfast at Hotel; Morning drive to Kushinagar - Lord Buddha is reputed to have breathed his last words "Decay is inherent in all components things" and expired at Kushinagar. Enroute visit Vaishali (where Buddha preached his last sermon) visit Asoka pillar, Stupas, Coronation Tank, Bawan Pokhar Temple, Chaumukhi Mahadeva etc. Arrive Kushinagar and check-in at Hotel and overnight at Kushinagar.
DAY 09 KUSHINAGAR - LUMBINI (APPROX. 4-5 HRS)
Breakfast at Hotel; Morning visit to Kushinagar – visit cremation stupa, Mahaparinirvana temple and modern Indo Japan-Sri Lanka Buddhist center, Later drive to Lumbini in Nepal – Birth Place of Lord Buddha, upon arrival check in to hotel and overnight at Lumbini.
DAY 10 LUMBINI - KAPILAVASTU - SRAVASTI (APPROX. 5-6 HRS)
Breakfast at Hotel; Morning visit Mayadevi Temple, Asoka Pillar, Garden and Pond, Later drive to Sravasti – here Lord Buddha spent 24 years and performed the miracle of sitting on a 1000 petaled lotus and multiplying himself a million times while fire and water came from his body. Arrive & check-in at Hotel and overnight at Hotel.
DAY 11 SRAVASTI
Breakfast at Hotel; Morning visit to Sahet – Mahet, Angulimal cave and overnight stay at Sravasti
DAY 12 SRAVASTI – LUCKNOW – DELHI (APPROX. 4 HRS)
Breakfast at Hotel; Morning check-out Hotel and drive to Lucknow in time to connect Shathabti Express for Delhi at 1530/2140 Hrs, upon arrival meet and transfer to Hotel and overnight at Delhi.