Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Patna - Vaishali - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya ï

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Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Patna - Vaishali - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya ï

A spiritual journey through Northern India following the path of Buddha's life, this 10-day itinerary takes you through significant Buddhist sites, rich historical landmarks, and culturally vibrant destinations. From Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Patna - Vaishali - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya ï trip, each stop along the way offers a unique experience. Your journey begins in the bustling metropolis of Delhi, where you can explore historical sites like the Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar. Don't miss the Mahabodhi Society, an essential Buddhist institution in the heart of the city. The 'City of Nawabs,' Lucknow, is a blend of rich Mughal and Awadhi cultures. Visit the Bara Imambara and Chota Imambara, exquisite examples of Mughal architecture. Savor Awadhi cuisine, a culinary delight. One of the eight great places in Buddhism, Sravasti holds immense significance. Explore Jetavana Monastery and Anathapindika Stupa, where Buddha spent a substantial part of his life teaching and spreading his message. Cross the border into Nepal to reach Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Explore the Maya Devi Temple, the Ashoka Pillar, and various monasteries built by different countries, showcasing diverse architectural styles. This is where Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana, marking the end of his earthly journey. Visit the Ramabhar Stupa and the Nirvana Temple, commemorating this significant event. The ancient city of Patna, formerly Pataliputra, boasts a rich history. Explore Patna Museum, Agam Kuan (Unfathomable Well), and other historical sites.

Buddhist Pilgrimage through the Heart of Northern India

Vaishali is known for the historic significance it holds in Buddha's life. Visit the Kolhua Stupa and the Ananda Stupa, where Buddha delivered his last sermon. Home to the ancient Nalanda University, this site is a hub of Buddhist learning. Explore the ruins of Nalanda, visit the Nalanda Museum, and immerse yourself in the history of Buddhist education. The picturesque city of Rajgir is surrounded by hills and marks the location where Buddha delivered many important sermons. Explore Gridhakuta Hill, Venu Vana, and the Japanese Stupa. Your journey culminates in Bodhgaya, where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, attained enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree. Visit the Mahabodhi Temple, the Bodhi Tree, and the Great Buddha Statue. Meditate and soak in the spiritual atmosphere that continues to attract pilgrims from around the world.

Conclusion and Summary

This 10-day Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Patna - Vaishali - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya ï journey through these significant Buddhist sites offers a unique opportunity to connect with the profound spiritual teachings of Buddha and immerse yourself in the rich history, culture, and architecture of Northern India and Nepal. It's a transformative experience that allows you to trace the footsteps of one of the world's most influential spiritual leaders while enjoying the diverse and vibrant tapestry of the region.

Trip Highlights

  • Buddhism
  • Devotion and Spirituality
  • Buddhist temple and Architecture
  • Boat Ride at Varanasi
  • Photography and Sightseeing
  • Village Visits
  • Quaint Accomodation
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
  • Religious and Cultural Significance
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites


Day 01: Arrival at Delhi

Arrival at New Delhi International airport, welcome and assistances, then transfer to Hotel. Overnight in a hotel at Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi- Lucknow- Sravasti

Breakfast at hotel. Later check out and drive to airport to catch the flight for Lucknow. On arrival Lucknow transfer to hotel for Lunch. Then drive to Sravasti (180 Kms, 4:30 hrs. drive). Arrival Sravasti, transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in a hotel at Sravasti.

New Delhi has great historical significance as it was home to powerful people, such as the Pāṇḍavas and the Mughals. The city has many historical monuments and tourist attractions as well as lively marketplaces and great food, such as chaat.

Lucknow has always been known as a multicultural city that flourished as a North Indian cultural and artistic hub, and the seat of power of Nawabs in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The most popular tourist attraction in this ancient city is Miracle Stupa, where Lord Buddha is said to have spent his time after attaining enlightenment. His sermons and teachings made Sravasti an important centre for Buddhist learnings. A stupa was raised at the spot to commemorate Lord Buddha’s teachings.


Day 03: Sravasti- Lumbini

Breakfast at hotel then visit Jetvanaram and Angulimal Caves. Back to hotel for lunch. After lunch drive to Lumbini (190 kms. 5 – 6 hrs. drive). Lumbini is at Nepal. Arrival Lumbini, transfer to hotel, check-in, Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Lumbini- Kushinagar

Breakfast at hotel then visit birth place of Lord Buddha. Lunch will be served at Hotel. After lunch drive to Kushinagar (130 kms. 4 hrs. drive). Arrival Kushinagar, transfer to Mahaparnirvana temple and Ramabhar Stupa (Cremation center). Check-in hotel. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B.C. in the famous gardens of Lumbini, which soon became a place of pilgrimage. Among the pilgrims was the Indian emperor Ashoka, who erected one of his commemorative pillars there.

The ancient city of Kushinagar is the final resting place of Gautama Buddha and thus is considered to be the most important pilgrim spots for the Buddhist followers.

Day 05: Kushinagar- Patna via Vaishali

Breakfast at hotel then drive to Patna (280 kms. 07 hrs. drive) with pack lunch, enroute visit Vaishali. Arrival Patna, check-in hotel, dinner and overnight at hotel.

On the outskirts of Patna and explorable as day tours are the Buddhist, Hindu and Jain pilgrimage centres of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodh Gaya and Pawapuri. Patna City is also a sacred city for the Sikhs, it is here that the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh was born.

Vaishali is a great Buddhist pilgrimage and also the birthplace of Lord Mahavira. It is said that the Buddha visited this place thrice and spent quite a long time here. The Buddha also delivered his last sermon at Vaishali and announced his Nirvana here. After his death, Vaishali also held the second Buddhist Council.

Day 06: Patna- Rajgir- Nalanda- Bodhgaya

Breakfast at hotel, then drive to Nalanda (85 kms.), visit ruins of ancient university. Then drive to Rajgir (15 kms). Lunch will be served at good hotel. After lunch visit Gridhkutta Peak, Venuvanaram and Bimbisar Jail. Drive to Bodhgaya. Arrival Bodhgaya (65 kms), transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in a hotel at Bodhgaya.

Rajgir was the first capital of the ancient kingdom of Magadha, a state that would eventually evolve into the Mauryan Empire. It finds mention in India’s renowned literary epic, the Mahabharata, through its king Jarasandha.

Nalanda, is famous all over the world for the the ancient International Monastic University established in 5th century BC, which taught Vedas, Logic, Grammar, Medicine, Meta-Physics, Prose Composition and Rhetoric. Nalanda district is popularly known as Biharsharif.

Bodh Gayā is a religious site and place of pilgrimage associated with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is famous as it is the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have attained Enlightenment (Pali: bodhi) under what became known as the Bodhi Tree.

Day 07: Bodhgaya Sightseeing

Breakfast at the hotel. Later full day sightseeing at Bodhgaya, visiting places like MahaBodhi temple, Sujata Village, Niranjana River. All meals and overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Bodhgaya- Delhi

Early morning proceed for boat ride on holy river the Ganges with picturesque view of sunrise. Back hotel for breakfast, after breakfast at hotel

Day 09: Final Departure

Back hotel for breakfast, after breakfast at hotel then drive to airport to connect the flight for Delhi. On arrival Delhi proceed to catch the flight for onward destination.

Price Includes

  • The welcome drink’s on arrival.
  • 19Nights’ accommodation in a hotel
  • Daily morning tea, breakfast & Dinner.
  • 01 room On DBL Sharing for 02 Adults.
  • All sightseeing in Itinerary
  • Pick from and drop Delhi Volvo Station

Price Excludes

  • 05% GST extra.
  • Guide Charges.
  • Camera Fees or monument fees.
  • All activities by your own cost
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