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India is the south Asia country which is the root country of Buddhism religion. Nepal was earlier a part of ancient India and Lord Buddha was born into a royal family at Lumbini village of Nepal. And he spent his early years of life at Kapilvastu before the Common Era. There are several pilgrimage sites in India which are deeply revered in Buddhism like Sarnath, Rajgir, Nalanda, Kushinagar, Vaishali, etc. Nepal houses the two pilgrimage sites of Buddhism-Lumbini and Kapilvastu. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal is also a Buddhist destination which houses the Buddha stupas.

Bhutan, the Himalayan country is also a major Buddhist destination in South Asia; Buddhism was brought to this Himalayan land by the Tibetan Buddhist settlers. The major attractions of the Bhutan Buddhist tour is the Buddhist Mask dance festival which is a great cultural extravaganza.

The tourists may have interest on India Buddhist pilgrimage sites or destinations. All the details are covered by our Buddhist tour itineraries. The destinations like Leh and Dharamsala are the seats of the Buddhist monks who have preserved the art and culture of Buddhism. The famous monasteries of India are also attraction for the Buddhist tourists and those who have devotion to Buddhism.
 
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Itinerary Details
Day - 1 : Delhi
Arrive Delhi in the late evening and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day - 2 : Delhi
Full day city tour. Visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawahar lal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight Delhi.

Day - 3 : Delhi - Jaipur
Morning commence drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check in into hotel. Evening free time to enjoy the city atmosphere which by many means is fabulous. Overnight at hotel.

Day - 4 : Jaipur
The day is to be started with the Elephant ride at Amer Fort, followed by the city tour covering - Hawa Mahal, Royal Observatory, City Palace, Nawab Sahab Ki Haveli and Johari Bazar etc. Overnight at hotel.

Day - 5 : Jaipur - Agra
Today we will drive to Agra en-route visiting the old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty i.e. Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival, check in into hotel. Afternoon city tour covering Taj Mahal, Red Fort and the Tomb of Itmad-ud-daula's Tomb Overnight at hotel.
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Day - 6 ; Agra - Varanasi
Morning transfer to Airport to catch flight to Varanasi. On arrival , transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Sarnath: famous for its Dhamekh Stupa and for it being the place where Buddha preached his first sermon enshrining the principle of his teachings into laws. Overnight at hotel in Varanasi.

Day - 7 : Varanasi
At dawn enjoy boat ride at River Ganges, followed by a city tour covering - Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple etc. Overnight at hotel.
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Day - 8 & 9 : Varanasi - Bodhgaya
Stay there for two nights with excursions to Rajgir/ Nalanda / Sapta pari cave and Venevamas. Above two days you will come across with many locales of Buddhist significance, i.e., Rajgir : an important Buddhist pilgrimage since the Buddha spent 12 years here , and the first Buddhist council after the Buddha attained Nirvana was held here, Nalanda : founded in the 5th century known as center of intellectualism. Overnight at hotel.

Day - 10 : Bodhgaya - Vaishali - Kushinagar
Proceed to Vaishali, a very special place to Buddhists as The Lord delivered his last sermon & announced his impending " Nirwana". See the majesty of Ashok Pillar - Lotus tank, Chaumukhi & proceed to Kushinagar for overnight stay.

Day - 11 : Kushinagar - Lumbini
Morning visit Mahanirvana Temple, the modern Japan/Srilanka Buddhist center & monasteries , then proceed to Lumbini. Overnight at hotel.

Day - 12 : Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Sravasti - Balrampur
Morning visit to Ashoka's pillar (249 BC) rediscovered in 1890's inside thick sal forest, a temple of Mayadevi, the ruins of an old monastery and some new stupas, then in the afternoon proceed to Balrampur Enroute visiting Sravasti where you will see the extensive ruins of this ancient city & Jetavana Monastery. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day - 13 : Balrampur - Lucknow
Morning city tour. Later continue drive to Lucknow. On arrival check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day - 14 : Lucknow - Delhi
Morning city tour covering Imambara , Rumi Darwaza . P.M. Transfer to Airport for flight to Delhi. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day - 15 : Departure Delhi
After breakfast, day at leisure. Evening transfer to airport for return flight.