On The Buddhas Footsteps

The 11 days' itinerary, On The Buddha’s Footsteps, will take you through the  Spiritual attractions of India which includes Varanasi, Sarnath, Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Vaishali, Patna,  Lumbini, Kushinagar & Lucknow. 

Our major Highlights would be as below:

  • We will walk through various narrow alleys of the city to observe the spirituality, rituals, and traditions of the place.
  •  In Varanasi enjoy a spiritual high while witnessing the Grand Ganga Arti on the bank of the Ganges, and an early morning boat rides on the following morning.
  • Also, we will visit Sarnath where Buddha delivered his first sermon. 
  • We have an enlightening time in Bodhgaya as well as in Rajgir, Nalanda, Vaishali, Lumbini & Kushinagar.    
  • Our itinerary also includes a visit to Lucknow where we will witness the major attractions of the city.  

Itinerary

Arrival / Delhi

Day 1 : Arrival / Delhi

Meeting and assistance upon arrival as our representatives welcome you and escort you to your car.

Whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would introduce the tour to you and hand over the documents to you.

Welcome to India, or as we say ‘atithi Devo bhava’ (the guest is an incarnation of God). Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. 

Overnight at Jaypee Siddhartha (Deluxe Room)

Delhi / Varanasi (Shiv Ganga Express – 1855 / 0650 Hrs)

Day 2 : Delhi / Varanasi (Shiv Ganga Express – 1855 / 0650 Hrs)

Following breakfast, we proceed on a guided tour of New Delhi

Later, we cross the city and into the walled gates of the Old City for a guided tour of Old Delhi.

The highlight of this tour would be a ride on cycle rickshaws.

Later, transfer to the train station to board your overnight train to Varanasi - as we feel the essence of real India. 

Overnight Train.

Varanasi

Day 3 : Varanasi

Meeting & assistance upon arrival in Varanasi, and later transfer to your hotel. 

After wash & change, we will visit several temples and the Hindu University at Benares.

Evening, we visit the ghats of Varanasi to witness the performance of Ganges Aarti.

Later return to the hotel.

Overnight at the Hotel Rivatas By Ideal (Deluxe Room)

Varanasi

Day 4 : Varanasi

At dawn, we visit the sacred Ganges for a boat ride.

Following the boat ride, we set off on foot to explore the inner city of Varanasi

Evening, we will also visit Matri Bhawan and Widows Ashram

Overnight at the Hotel Rivatas By Ideal (Deluxe Room)

 Varanasi / Bodhgaya (245 Kms) (05 Hrs Drive)

Day 5 : Varanasi / Bodhgaya (245 Kms) (05 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, we will drive to Bodhgaya.

Upon arrival check in to your Hotel

Bodhgaya - As the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buddhists.

Overnight at Royal Residency (Delux Room)

Tour Cost

Tour Cost Based On 02 People Traveling Together Sharing 01 Twin Room

  • Cost valid from 01st April 2020 till 30th September 2020: - INR 102,900* Per Person
  • Cost valid from 01st October 2020 till 31st March 2021: - INR 110,500* Per Person

*Cheaper & Standard price variants available upon request

*Luxury & Super Luxury options available upon request

*T & C apply

Includes:

Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis, Daily American breakfast, Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi, Morning boat ride and evening Ganga aarti in Varanasi, Food Walking Tour in the Nawabi city of Lucknow, All journeys as per itinerary in a fine air-conditioned Sedan Car, Train Journey as per the itinerary, Airfare for the Lucknow / Delhi sector in economy class (Discounted airfare subject to change & availability and 100% cancellation charge), Local English Speaking Guide in Varanasi / Accompanying Buddhism Special guide from Day 06 to Day 10), GST Levy

Optional Add-ons

Value Added Optional Tours Available (Request for prices and detailed information):-

  • Private Archeological Heritage Walks, Food Walks, Night Walks, Sufi Walks in Delhi.
  • Visiting a traditional family to witness the live classical music and dance performance in Varanasi.