Discover Buddhism Tour by Esprit journeys is an 18 days/ 17 nights tour package which takes you to the most beautiful destinations of the country. The destinations covered in this tour package include Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi, Lumbini, Kushinagar and Dharamshala.
This tour package makes you explore the different colors of the country. You get to visit well-known pilgrimage sites of the country like Varanasi and Kushinagar along with some great holiday destinations such as Agra and Dharamshala. Have a look at the itinerary below for more details:
- Visit to Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb, Jantar Mantar, Qutab Minar, India Gate – Delhi.
- Visit to Salim Chisti and the Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri
- Sightseeing at The City palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall, Vidhan Sabha and Birla temple – Jaipur
- Visit to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Sikandra Fort
- Visit to Bharat Mata Temple, Banaras Hindu University and Kasi Vishwanath Temple – Varanasi
- Evening prayer at Mahabodhi temple
- Visit to Vulture Hill, World Peace Stupa and Bamboo’s Garden – Rajgir
- Visit to Mahaparinirwana Temple, Rambhar Stupa, and Japan Temple – Kushinagar
- Visit to Namgyal Monastery of Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan Handicraft centre – Dharamshala
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL DELHI
On arrival in Delhi, meet our representative who will help you take a transfer to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel and take some rest. Have dinner and enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 2 : DELHI SIGHTSEEING
After having your breakfast in the morning, leave for a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Visit the famous attractions of the capital including Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb, Jantar Mantar, Qutab Minar, India Gate, President House and Parliament house. After exploring the place all day, return to the hotel and stay overnight.
DAY 3 : DELHI – JAIPUR
This morning, you take a transfer to your next destination, Jaipur which is around 263 kms from Delhi. On reaching Jaipur, check-in to the hotel. After you freshen up, go for a sightseeing tour around Jaipur.
Visit the beautiful attractions of the place including The City palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall, Vidhan Sabha and Birla temple. After your sightseeing tour all day, return back to the hotel and stay overnight.
DAY 4 : JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING
After having your breakfast in the morning, leave for exploring the various colors of this beautiful city, Jaipur. You can begin with a visit to the Amber Fort where you will get to enjoy elephant ride up to the Fort. Later, you can shop at the local market or spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel.
DAY 5 : JAIPUR – AGRA
This morning, you head towards your next destination, Agra via Fatehpur Sikri. On reaching Fatehpur Sikri, which is around 200 km from Jaipur, experience the beauty of Mughal architecture which is spread all over the city.
Do visit the tomb of Salim Chisti and the Buland Darwaza. Later, drive towards Agra. On reaching Agra, check-in to the hotel and have a comfortable stay.
DAY 6 : AGRA SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy this entire day with a city tour of Agra. Begin with a visit to the famous Taj Mahal. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal represents the greatest love story ever. After visiting Taj Mahal, visit attractions like Agra Fort and Sikandra Fort.
After sightseeing, take a transfer to the railway station and board your train to Varanasi. Have a comfortable journey overnight.
DAY 7 : AGRA – VARANASI
You will be reaching Varanasi, early in the morning. On reaching, check-in to hotel. After taking some rest, visit Sarnath which is about 10 kms from the holy city of Varanasi. It is the place where more than 2500 years ago Buddha delivered his first sermon. Later, drive back to Varanasi and stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 8 : VARANASI SIGHTSEEING
Also known as Kashi and Banaras, Varanasi is one of the holiest cities of the country. It is believed to be the center of learning and civilization. So, you begin this day with a boat ride on the river Ganges.
Enjoy the sunrise and later, you can spend some time at the bathing Ghats of this city. Do visit attractions such as Bharat Mata Temple, Banaras Hindu University and Kasi Vishwanath Temple. Stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 9 : VARANASI – BODHGAYA
This morning, you take a transfer to Bodhgaya which is 247 kms from Varanasi. On reaching Bodhgaya, check-in to the hotel. Take some rest during the day and you can leave for attending evening prayer at Mahabodhi temple. Later, return to the hotel and have a comfortable stay at night.
DAY 10 : BODHGAYA SIGHTSEEING
Bodhgaya is counted one among the four most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. After having your breakfast, leave for a sightseeing trip around this beautiful place. Explore the beauty of Buddhist culture and lifestyle with a stroll around this place. Visit places like the Great Buddha Statue, Niranjana River and Sujata Temple. After your sightseeing tour, return to the hotel and stay overnight.
DAY 11 : BODHGAYA – RAJGIR
Leave for Rajgir this morning, after having your breakfast. Rajgir is 74 kms from Bodhgaya. Treat your eyes with the beauty of this valley-town and its attractions like Vulture Hill, World Peace Stupa and Bamboo’s Garden.
After sightseeing around Rajgir, head towards, Nalanda which is 18 kms from Rajgir. Here, visit the ruins of world oldest University. It is one of the oldest Universities of the World and an International Centre for Buddhist Studies.
Later, drive towards Patna which is 76 kms from Nalanda. On reaching, check-in to the hotel and stay overnight
DAY 12 : PATNA – KUSHINAGAR
After having your breakfast, leave for Kushinagar which is approx 253 kms from Patna. En-route visit Vaishali, the ancient city of Bihar and enjoy your lunch. On reaching Kushinagar, check-in to the hotel. Freshen up and then leave for sightseeing at attractions like Mahaparinirwana Temple which is believed to be the place where Buddha took his last breathe and Rambhar Stupa, cremation site of lord Buddha and Japan Temple. Stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 13 : KUSHINAGAR – LUMBINI
Have your breakfast and then leave for your next destination, Lumbini. Lumbini is 170 kms from Kushinagar. While going to Lumbini (Nepal), complete all the formalities at India/Nepal border for Visa/Immigration.
On reaching, check-in to the hotel. Lumbini is one place which demands a must-visit from all the devotees of Lord Buddha. Explore the place with a stroll and later return to the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 14 : LUMBINI – SRAVASTI
This morning, after breakfast, leave for Kapilvastu which is 10 kms from Lumbini. Then, head towards Sravasti which is located at a distance of 150 kms. On reaching, go for sightseeing around at Sah Mahet which is known as the Capital of ancient kingdom of Kosala, Jetawana Gardens and Buddhist temples.
After enjoying sightseeing, take a transfer to the Balarampur railway station which is 19 Km from Sravasti and board your train to Delhi.
DAY 15 : SRAVASTI – DHARAMSHALA
On reaching Delhi, drive towards your next destination, Mcleoudganj which is located at a distance of around 500 kms. On reaching, check-in to the hotel.
DAY 16 : DHARAMSHALA SIGHTSEEING
Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station which offers scenic locations and a pleasant weather to all. So, spend this entire day, in the lap of nature with a visit to the different attractions of this destination including the Namgyal Monastery of Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan Handicraft centre. Later, return to the hotel and enjoy overnight stay.
DAY 17 : DHARAMSHALA – DELHI
In the morning, after you have your breakfast, leave for Delhi. On reaching Delhi, check-in to the hotel and stay overnight.
DAY 18 : DELHI DEPARTURE
This is the last day of your tour. Take a transfer to the airport in the evening and carry on with your onward journey.