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Buddha Route Trip

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BUDDHA ROUTE TRIP

Following Buddha's Path to Enlightenment with Lumbini as Head Start
Covering Keshariya, Vaishali, Asoka's capital Patna, Nalanda, Rajgir, Bodhgaya, Sarnath & Kushinagar

 

Day - 01      Arrival & Lumbini: Arrive Kathmandu. Meet & transfer to fly to Gautama Buddha Airport, Bhairahawa, visit to Lumbini Sacred Garden the Birthplace of the Buddha.

Day - 02       Lumbini: After Breakfast Sightseeing Tour of Ancient Kapilavastu (30 km): Tilaurakot (the capital of the Sakya kingdom of Kapilavastu) Kudan (the ancient Nyagrodha monastery built by King Suddhodana for the Buddha and his community who visited Kapilavastu for the first time after enlightenment) Gotihawa (nirvana stupa of the Krakuchhanda Buddha where Emperor Asoka erected a pillar and built a stupa) Niglihawa (the birthplace of the kanakamuni Buddha, here emperor Asoka visited and erected a pillar with inscription).

After Lunch Visit to Ramagrama (50 km), the sacred relic stupa, which contains the relic of the Buddha.

Day - 03       Vaisali: Drive to Vaisali (406 km) visiting enroute Kesharia Kesharia is the place where the Buddha gave his Alms Bowl to the Lichchhivis of Vaishali).

In Vaishali visit to Kutagarasala Monastery Asoka Pillar, Monkey Tank & other Ruins.

Day - 04      Rajgir: Drive to Rajgir (113 km) from Vaishali via Patna (ancient capital of emperor Asoka) Nalanda (The Ancient  famous University).

Rajgir (the capital city of Magada, the most favorite spot of the Buddha).

Day - 05      Bodhgaya: Drive to Bodhgaya (81 km) via Mahakala cave (the Buddha meditated for six months before he was enlightened), Sujata Kuti (who offered milk & pudding rice to the Buddha before enlightened)

Bodhgaya Where the Buddha was enlightened.

Day - 06       Vanarasi: Morning tour of Bodhgaya & Drive to Varanasi (255 km) (visit to sacred Ganga River & observed the aarati)

Day - 07       Saranath/Kushinagar: Morning visit to Sarnath archaeological site. Observe to Dhammeka Stupa, Asoka Pillar, Gandha Kuti & other Ruins. Afternoon drive to Kushinagar (260 km) for the overnight.

Day - 08       Cross Border to Bhairahawa/Kathmandu: After breakfast visit to Mahaparinirvana Temple & Cremation Stupa & Rambhar at Kushinagar.

Drive to Sunauli Border (154 km) with Picnic Lunch to have it in a suitable place on the way. Cross Nepal Border to reach Bhairahawa to fly to Kathmandu from Gautama Buddha Airport between 3-4 PM. Late afternoon, tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square. O/N in Kathmandu.

Day - 09      Kathmandu: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city; visiting Monkey Temple (Swoyambhunath), Durbar Square, Ancient Capital city of Kathmandu & Pashupatinath Temple. Evening for walking around Thamel; an old tourist market. O/N Hotel.

Day - 10      Kathmandu:Morning Tour of Bouddhanath on the way to Kathmandu International Airport (TIA) for departure HOME.

Remarks: Distances are approximately

 

Buddhist Circuit of Nepal

Day 01:       Arrive Kathmandu. Meet & transfer to Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Swoyambhunath. O/N Hotel.

Day 02:       Full day Sightseeing Tour of Namo Buddha and Buddhist sites of Patan. O/N Hotel.

Day 03:       Morning Flight to Lumbini. Sightseeing tour of Lumbini Garden & Ramagrama. O/N Hotel.

Day 04:      Sightseeing Tour of Ancient Kapilavastu: Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gotihawa, Niglihawa, Sagrahawa, Banganga, Araurakot.O/N Hotel.

Day 05:       Morning visit to different Buddhist Monasteries at Lumbini Garden. Afternoon flight to Kathmandu. O/N Hotel.

Day 06:       Morning sightseeing tour of Boudhanath & transfer to airport for International Departure.

Buddha Route Opt: I

(Visiting Kathmandu Valley, Lumbini, Birthplace of the Buddha, Chitwan & Pokhara Valley, the Kashmir of Nepal) 

Day - 1       Arrive at Kathmandu, our Representative will meet you to transfer to Domestic Flight to Bhairahawa for arrival in Lumbini. Visit to Lumbini Mayadevi Temple, the Sacred Garden for SUNSET, at the Birth Place of Sakyamuni Buddha. O/N at Hotel.

Day - 2       Sightseeing Tour of Ancient Kapilavastu: Tilaurakot (the capital of the Sakya kingdom of Kapilavastu) Kudan (the ancient Nyagrodha monastery buil t by King Suddhodana for the Buddha and his community who visited Kapilavastu for the first time after enlightenment) Gotihawa (the nirvana stupa of Krakuchhanda Buddha where Emperor Asoka erected a pillar and built a stupa) Niglihawa (the birthplace of the Kanakamuni, here emperor Asoka visited and erected a pillar with inscription). O/N Hotel.

Day - 3       Morning tour of Rama Grama (The only original relic stupa built by the Koliya of Rama Grama. Drive to Chitwan National Park. Jungle Activities starts O/N at Jungle Lodge.

Day - 4        Full days Jungle activities with elephant safari, wildlife & elephant bathing & feeding. O/N at Jungle Lodge.

Day - 5        Depart for Pokhara, the valley of Lakes & high 8000m Peak Mountains. Afternoon sightseeing tours of Pokhara & lake Fewa. O/N Hotel

Day - 6        Depart for Kathmandu by drive, at lunch stop visit Manokamana Temple (wish fulfilling Goddess) by Swiss made cable cars & arrive Kathmandu in the evening. O/N at Hotel.

Day - 7        Full day sightseeing of Monkey Temples Swoyambhunath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square & evening walking around Old Thamel Market. O/N at Hotel.

Day - 8        Full day Sightseeing Tour of Namo Buddha and return to Nagarkot Mountain Resort (Hill Station). O/N at Hotel.

Day -9         Mornings for International Departure.

Buddha Route Opt: II

 (Visiting 4 Steps of the Buddha's Life:  Lumbini in Nepal & Bodhgaya, Saranath, Kushinagar in India & ending in Kathmandu)

Day - 01     Arrived Kathmandu, our Representative will meet you to transfer to Domestic Flight to Bhairahawa for arrival in Lumbini. Visit to Lumbini Mayadevi Temple, the Sacred Garden for SUNSET, at the Birth Place of Sakyamuni Buddha. O/N at Hotel.

Day - 02     Sightseeing tour of Ramgram (The only original relic stupa built by the Koliya of Rama Grama. After Lunch visit to sacred Garden, Monasteries of Thailand, China, Srilanka, Myanmar, Korea & other countries around Lumbini. O/N at Hotel.

Day - 03     Sightseeing Tour of Ancient Kapilavastu: Tilaurakot (the capital of the Sakya kingdom of Kapilavastu) Kudan (the ancient Nyagrodha monastery built by King Suddhodana for the Buddha and his community who visited Kapilavastu for the first time after enlightenment) Gotihawa (the nirvana stupa of Krakuchhanda Buddha where Emperor Asoka erected a pillar and built a stupa) Niglihawa (the birthplace of the kanakamuni Buddha, here emperor Asoka visited and erected a pillar with inscription) Sagarhawa (the place where the Sakyas were massacred) Banganga (ancient Bhagirathi River) Arorakot (the natal town of the Kanakamuni Buddha) O/N Hotel.

Day - 04     Drive to Patna, the capital of Emperor Ashoka of Magadh Kingdom. En-route visit Kesaria (The spot where the Lichhavis of Vaisali farewell to the Buddha for the last time & a stupa was built by the Lichhavis in the shape of the arm bowl of the Buddha). Vaishali (the capital city of Lichhavi, a stupa built by Lichhavis with the relic of the Buddha, Asoka pillar and other monuments). O/N Hotel.

Day - 05     After breakfast drive to Rajgir (Gridhakut mountain the favorite place of the Buddha)  via Nalanda (the remains of world famous ancient university). O/NHotel.

Day - 06      Drive to Bodhgaya. Full day tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple & Bodhi Tree, Niranjana River, Sujata Kuti, Big Buddha Statue and Mahakala cave if the time permits. O/N Hotel.

Day - 07      After breakfast drive to Varanasi via Sarnath, visit Dhamekha Stupa, Mulgandha Kuti & Asokan Pillar. O/N Hotel.

Day - 08     Morning visit of Ganga Ghat to offer lights to departed soul. Drive towards Kushinagar, Evening visit Mahaparinirvan Temple, Mathakunwar Shrine and Rambhar cremation stupa,. O/N Hotel.

Day - 09     Depart for Bhairahawa, Nepal via Gorakhpur. On arrival transfer directly to Bhairahawa Airport for connect flight to Kathmandu. 

Day - 10     Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Visiting Monkey Temple, Durbar Square, ancient capital city of Kathmandu. After lunch visit Patan.

Day - 11      Morning tour of Bouddhanath & transfer to Airport for International Departure.

 

Buddha Route Opt: III

(Visiting 4 Steps of the Buddha's Life:  Lumbini in Nepal & Bodhgaya, Saranath, Kushinagar in India side returning via Agra & Delhi to fly back HOME.)

Day - 01      Arrive Kathmandu. Our Representative will meet you to transfer to Domestic Flight to Bhairahawa for arrival in Lumbini. Visit to Lumbini Mayadevi Temple, the Sacred Garden for SUNSET, at the Birth Place of Sakyamuni Buddha. O/N at Hotel.

Day - 02      Sightseeing tour of Ramgram (The only original relic stupa built by the Koliya of Rama Grama. After Lunch visit to sacred Garden, Monasteries of Thailand, China, Srilanka, Myanmar, Korea & other countries around Lumbini. O/N at Hotel.

Day - 03      Sightseeing Tour of Ancient Kapilavastu: Tilaurakot (the capital of the Sakya kingdom of Kapilavastu) Kudan (the ancient Nyagrodha monastery built by King Suddhodana for the Buddha and his community who visited Kapilavastu for the first time after enlightenment) Gotihawa (the nirvana stupa of Krakuchhanda Buddha where Emperor Asoka erected a pillar and built a stupa) Niglihawa (the birthplace of the kanakamuni Buddha, here emperor Asoka visited and erected a pillar with inscription) Sagarhawa (the place where the Sakyas were massacred) Banganga (ancient Bhagirathi River) Arorakot (the natal town of the Kanakamuni Buddha) O/N Hotel.

Day - 04      Drive to Patna, the capital of Emperor Ashoka of Magadh Kingdom.  En-route visit Kesaria (The spot where the Lichhavis of Vaisali farewell to the Buddha for the last time & a stupa was built by the Lichhavis in the shape of the arm bowl of the Buddha). Vaishali (the capital city of Lichhavi, here a stupa built by Lichhavis with the relic of the Buddha, Asoka pillar and other monuments). O/N Hotel.

Day - 05      After breakfast drive to Rajgir (Gridhakut mountain the favorite place of the Buddha) via Nalanda (the remains of world famous ancient university). O/N Hotel.             

Day - 06      Drive to Bodhgaya. Full day tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple & Bodhi Tree, Niranjana River, Sujata Kuti, Big Buddha Statue and Mahakala cave if the time permits. O/N Hotel.

Day - 07      After breakfast drive to Varanasi via Sarnath, visit Dhamekha Stupa, Mulgandha Kuti & Asokan Pillar. O/N Hotel.

Day - 08      Morning visit of Ganga Ghat to offer lights to departed soul. Drive towards Kushinagar.

Day - 09     Morning tour of Mahaparinirvan Temple, Mathakunwar Shrine and Rambhar cremation stupa. Afternoon drive toward Gorakhpur to board on Indian Tourist Train to travel to Agra.

Day - 10       Morning tour of Taj Mahal. Afternoon tour of Agra city. Travel to Delhi by the same Tourist Train. O/N Hotel.

Day - 11      Full day sightseeing tour of Delhi, Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Qutb Minar. India Gate, Rajghat, the cremation site of Indian Peace Saint, Mahatma Gandhi. O/N Hotel

Day - 12      Depending on choice of the group fly to Kathmandu by Jet Airways to connect flight to your Home Country or connect flight direct from New Delhi. 

Buddha Route Opt: IV

 (Tour of exotic places of Nepal & India visiting ancient Kashi, Taj Mahal & New Delhi)

Day - 01      Arrive Kathmandu. Meet & transfer to Hotel. & transfer to Domestic Flight to Bhairahawa for Lumbini. Visit to Lumbini Sacred Garden for sunset.

Day - 02     Sightseeing Tour of Ancient Kapilavastu: Tilaurakot (the capital of the Sakya kingdom of Kapilavastu) Kudan (the ancient Nyagrodha monastery built by King Suddhodana for the Buddha and his community who visited Kapilavastu for the first time after enlightenment) Gotihawa (the nirvana stupa of Krakuchhanda Buddha where Emperor Asoka erected a pillar and built a stupa) Niglihawa (the birthplace of the kanakamuni Buddha, here emperor Asoka visited and erected a pillar with inscription) Sagarhawa (the place where the Sakyas were massacred) Banganga (ancient Bhagirathi River) Arorakot (the natal town of the Kanakamuni Buddha) O/N Hotel.

Day - 03     Morning tour of Rama Grama (The only original relic stupa built by the Koliya of Rama Grama. Drive to Chitwan National Park & Jungle activities starts. O/N Hotel.

Day - 04      Full Day Jungle Activities in Chitwan National Park with elephant riding, Elephant Bath & O/N Hotel.

Day - 05      Drive to Pokhara. Day for rest around Lakeside & O/N Hotel

Day - 06      Morning:  Sunrise to Sarankot for close up view of Mount Annapurna & Lake Fewa of Pokhara. Afternoon: Flight back to Kathmandu, & drive to Nagarkot. O/N Hotel.

Day - 07     Full day sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swoyambhunath Stupa. Evening walking around Thamel. O/N

Day - 08     Morning tour of Boudhanath & transfer to Airport to catch flight for Varanasi, Old Kashi Civilization of the Aryans, by Buddha Air.

Day - 09     Morning visit of Ganga Ghat to offer lights to departed soul. Afternoon: Flight to Agra & sightseeing tour. Evening shopping. O/N Hotel.

Day - 10      Morning tour of Taj Mahal on the way to Golden Triangle. Afternoon: drive to Jaipur. O/N Hotel.

Day - 11      Morning: tour of Amber Fort Palace & Pink city. Afternoon: Drive to Delhi.

Day - 12     Full day sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Qutb Minar & Rajghat, the cremation site of Indian Peace Saint, Mahatma Gandhi. O/N Hotel.

Day - 13     Morning sightseeing tour of Delhi. Drive to Airport to connect flight to Kathmandu to connect flight to your Home Country or catch direct flight from Delhi.

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