Day 01 : Bangkok/Varanasi by 6E-98 (0850/1110)
Today on arrival at Varanasi, our representative will assist you at the airport and transfer to hotel. (Check in time at hotel is 1400 hrs.). Rest of the day at leisure. Varanasi - one of the oldest city of the world that is still inhabited. It was the heart of Hinduism birth. At evening witness aarti ceremony at Ganga ghat (Highlight of Varanasi). Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Varanasi
Early morning you will enjoy sunrise boat ride on river Ganges (1 Hrs.) - It gives a glimpse of morning life along the ghats in Varanasi. These boats are slow moving and help us to see stunning sun rise over the horizon with Ganga in the foreground, the panoramic views of ghats and the morning life on ghats. Return to hotel for breakfast and later proceed to visit Kashi Vishwanath temple – a 300-year-old Lord Shiva temple. BHU-Banaras Hindu university (outside visit) - established way back in the year 1916 boasts about largest university campus in the entire Asian continent. Annapurna temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple & Bharat Mata temple.
Later proceed for excursion of Sarnath - an important Buddhist pilgrim spot. This is the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after enlightenment. Top attractions in Sarnath are Chaukhandi stupa, Buddha temple, Dhamekha stupa, archeological museum (closed on Friday). Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Varanasi/Bodhgaya (250 Kms/6 Hrs.)
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Bodhgaya - it is one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage center in the world.
on arrival check in at hotel. Later proceed to visit Mahabodhi temple, Bodhi tree and the Vishnupad Mandir. In the evening visit Chankramana and Ratnagarh. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Bodhgaya
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Bodhgaya covering - Brahm Yoni, Chinese Temple & Monastery, 80 ft Statue of the Buddha, International Buddhist House and Japanese Temple, Rajayatana, Thai Temple & Monastery, Tibetan Monastery, Lotus Tank, Buddha Kund, Burmese Temple, Buddhist Monastery of Bhutan, Archaeological Museum. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Bodhgaya/Rajgir/Patna (165 Kms/4 1/2 Hrs.)
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Patna. Enroute visit Rajgir - is the destination where Gautam Buddha is believed to have given many sermons and Lord Mahavir had lived here for some time. After visit continue drive to Patna, on arrival check-in at hotel. Later proceed to visit Golghar, Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan, Mahavir Mandir and the Patna Museum. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 : Patna/Vaishali/Kushinagar (245 Kms/6 Hrs.)
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Kushinagar, enroute visit Vaishali - a small village surrounded by banana and mango groves as well as rice fields. Visit Ashokan Pillar, Bawan Pokhar Temple, Budha Stupa-I & II, Abhiskek Pushkarn, Kundalpur and the Shanti Stupa in Vaishali. After sightseeing continue drive to Kushinagar - it is the place where Buddha finally attained Mahaparmirvana. On arrival check in at hotel. Later proceed to visit Sun temple, Kushinagar Museum, Mahaparinirvana Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Kushinagar/Lumbini (146 Kms/4 Hrs.)
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Lumbini - the birthplace of Buddha. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Later proceed to visit the holy temple of Maya Devi, Lumbini Grove, Rummendei pillar, Dharmaswami Maharaja Buddha Vihara. In the evening also visit Kapilvastu - Gautama Buddha was grown up and led a family life with his wife and son Rahul till he left for Nirvana. The Ashoka Pillar also situated at Kapilvastu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Lumbini/Sravasti (200 Kms/6 Hrs.)
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Sarvasti. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Later proceed to visit the Jetavana Monastery is an ancient monastery that was located near Sravasti. The remains of Lord Buddha’s hut can be seen at the monastery. The other major tourist attractions of the area are the Jain temple, Ananthapindika Stupa and the Agulimala Stupa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Sravasti/Lucknow (160 Kms/4 Hrs.)
Lucknow/Jaipur by 6E-451 (1630/1750)
After early breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Lucknow, transfer straight to airport to board the flight to Jaipur - the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building colour. On arrival, pick up from airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Jaipur
After breakfast proceed for an excursion to Amer Fort - Ascend the fort on Elephants back. In the afternoon take city tour of Jaipur visiting the City palace, the Jantar Mantar (observatory), the Palace of Winds, photo stop at Albert hall museum. At evening witness aarti ceremony at Birla Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : Jaipur/Agra (250 Kms)
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Agra, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri - built during 1571 and 1585. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height. After visit continue drive to Agra, on arrival at check-in at hotel. Later visit Agra Fort - which has the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-e-am (the hall of public audience) and Diwan-e-Khas (the hall of private audience). Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Agra/Delhi (210 Kms/4 Hrs.)
Delhi/Bangkok by SG-87 (2120/0300)
After breakfast check out from hotel and visit the famous Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) - built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete (1630-1652 AD). After sightseeing drive to Delhi and visit Lotus Temple - built in the shape of a lotus flower, completed in1986 it is set among the lush green landscaped gardens. The structure is made up of pure white marble The architect Furiburz Sabha chose the lotus as the symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism & Islam. Adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate. Gurudwara Bangla Shahib - the most prominent Sikh (religion) Gurudwara (place of worship). It is known for its association with 8th Sikh Guru – Guru Har Krishan. The complex of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib includes a large holy pond, temple, a kitchen, a school and a huge art gallery. Drive pass through Parliament House, Presidents house & India Gate. Later in time transfer to airport to board the flight to onward destination.
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Note : Kindly note distance & driving hours mentioned in the itinerary are approximate, it will be more or less depend on road condition & traffic on any particular day.