Day 2 - Morning full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Evening time transfer to railway station to connect evening train for Gorakhpur. Overnight on board the train.
Day 3 - Meeting and assistance on arrival at Gorakhpur and transfer to Lumbini. (150 kms/4.5 hrs approx). Later visit the birthplace of Lord Buddha at Lumbini. Over night at Hotel in Sidhartha Nagar. LUMBINI: THE BIRTH PLACE OF BUDDHA Lumbini is the birth place of Buddha. Situated on the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, it is near Kapilavastu, the Capital of Shakya clan. Immediately after his birth the prince is said to have taken seven steps in each direction with a lotus blossoming to every step.
Day 4 - Morning Drive to Kushinagar (160 kms/5 hrs approx). On arrival at Kushinagar check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit of Kushinagar.Overnight at the hotel. KUSHINAGAR: THE FINAL RESTING PLACE Set against a pastoral landscape, the small hamlet of Kushinagar is revered as the site of the Buddha's Mahaparinirvana. The Nirvana Stupa dating back to the early part of the fifth century A.D. was extensively rebuilt by Burmese Buddhists in 1927. Within the accompanying shrine is a large guilded reclining image of the Buddha. About 1.5 K.M. south-east of the main site, the crumbling bricks of the Ramabhar Stupa are said to be the original Mukutabandhana Stupa erected to mark the spot of the Buddha's cremation. To day Kushinagar is home to many modern monasteries and temples.
Day 5 - Morning departure for Varanasi (285 kms 7.5hrs approx) On arrival at Varanasi, check in at the hotel for overnight.
Day 6 - Morning proceed for sightseeing of Sarnath. Balance day at leisrure. Overnight at hotel. SARNATH: THE FIRST DISCOURS OF LORD BUDDHA 10 Kms. From Varanasi main town, Sarnath is the ancient pilgrimage for Buddhist where the Buddha preached his first sermon to his five disciples. The spot is today marked by the majestic Stupa. The near by Choukhandi Stupa is said to mark the place where the Buddha met his 5 disciples and give first speach to his 5 disciples. The Sarnath museum is the home to some of the finest ancient Buddhist sculptural arts. Other attractions include the celebrated Ashoka Pillar and the Mulgandha Kuti Vihara built by the Mahabodhi Society.
Day 7 - Morning drive from Sarnath to Bodh Gaya (265 kms 8hrs approx). On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 - Full day sightseeing of all the monasteries around Bodh Gaya. Overnight at Bogh Gaya BODHGAYA: THE ATTAINMENT OF ENLIGHTMENT Nestling on the banks of the river Phalgu, the holy city of Bodh Gaya is dominated by the elegant spire of the Mahabodhi Temple. At the rear of the temple is the cynosure of every Buddhist pilgrim, the Bodhi tree- an offspring of the original tree were the Buddha attained enlightenment. Chaukaramana - the raised platform marks the place where the Buddha paced in meditation. Numerous monasteries, temples and shrines founded by different Buddhist nations make Bodhgaya the most important pilgrimage site of international Buddhism. These includes the Gelukpa Tibetan temple, Karmapa Tibetan temple, Japanese Daijokyo temple, Thai temple and Indonesian Nipponji temple etc.
Day 9 - Morning drive to Patna (190 kms 4hrs approx.) and on arrival proceed directly to the airport to connect flight for Delhi. Evening at leisure. Later in time transfer to International Airport to connect flight for onward destination.