10-days India Travel Booking
India is referred to as a mysterious land in the Orient. Shielded by the majestic Himalayan mountains, India owns the 4th largest river in the world. Nature and history have created unique conditions for India to become one of the four largest centers of civilization in the East, beside Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China.
Right from centuries BC, in India appeared many paterns of temples - caves. These temples were carved deep into the mountain or cliff with the patience and architectural - sculpture talent that could amaze every visitors. This temple patern was maintained and developed through several centuries of the Christian eea and lasted until about the ninth or the tenth century. First temples were dedicated to Buddhist, followed by temples Hindu and Jaina religion.
Experiencing over 5000 years of flourishing history, Indian culture awakes the curiosity of almost travelers coming to this sacred land. Being the cradle of 2 among 4 largest religions, the spiritual world of India is extremely rich and mysterious. Indians worship Hindu god; and every year millions of devotees pilgrims to this holy land. The festival which is held annually on Ganges River attracts millions of tourists coming her to explore India unique religious rituals and mystical culture.
Tourists to India are surprised by the beauty of local people. Indian girls feature healthy dark brown skin, deep eyes and a red note put at the center of her forehead. Indian women are lovely and gentle in their colorful dresses and bandanas. Indian men have high foreheads and bushy eyebrows. The people show great love to dancing and singing.
India is such a wonderland that the more you expore it, the more fascinated and passionated you are. The mysterious beauty of Ganges River, along with an over-5000-year-old culture, will surely motivate visitors to come back India again.
Day 1: Delhi arrival
Upon your arrival at New Delhi International Airport, get warmly welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Delhi. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti
Early morning transfer to New Delhi railway station with pack breakfast to Lucknow. The train leaves New Delhi at 06:15 and arrives in Lucknow at 12:30. Transfer to hotel for lunch then drive to Sravasti (180 kms, 4.5 hrs). Sravasti was one of the six largest cities in India during Gautama Buddha's lifetime. According to Buddhist tradition, the city was called Savatthi because the sage Savattha lived there.
Arriving in Sravasti, transfer to hotel, check-in, dinner and overnight at hotel in Sravasti.
Day 3: Sravasti - Lumbini
Breakfast at hotel then visit Jetvanaram and Angulimar caves. Back to hotel. After lunch drive to Lumbini (190 kms, 5-6 hrs) - a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi district of Nepal. It is largely regarded as the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama. Arrive in Lumbini, transfer to hotel, check in, dinner and over night at hotel.
Day 4: Lumbini – Kushinagar
Breakfast at hotel then visit birth place of Lord Buddha. Lunch will be served at hotel. After lunch drive to Kushinagar (130lkms-, 4hrs). Arrival Kushinagar, transfer to Mahaparinirvana Temple and Rumba Stupa (Cremation Palace). Mahaparinirvana Temple houses the 6.10 meter long idol of Lord Buddha lying in a position when he left his mortal remains at the age of 80.
Check in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Kushinagar – Vaishali – Patna
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Patna (280kms-07hrs) with pack lunch, enroute visit Vaishali. Arrive in Patna situated on the southern bank of the Ganges. Check in to hotel, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Patna - Rajgir – Nalanda – Bodhgaya
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Nalanda (85kms), visit ruins of ancient university. Lunch will be served at Nalanda Tourist cafeteria. After lunch drive to Rajgir (15kms), visit Gridhkuta Peak where Lord Buddha before attaining the enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, used to do meditation here for few years, Venuvanaram and Bimbisara Jail where King Bimbisara was imprisoned. Drive to Bodhgaya (65kms). Transfer to hotel, have dinner and stay overnight in a hotel at Bodhgaya.
Day 7: Bodhi Gaya
Full day sightseeing at Bodhgaya, which is famous for being the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained Enlightenment (Bodhimandala). For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha. Visit Mahabodhi temple (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Sujata village, and Niranajana river. Sujata village is named after a girl who offered milk to Gautama on his way to Bodh Gaya.
Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Bodhgaya – Varanasi
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Varanasi (250, kms). On arrival check in to the hotel and then proceed to Sarnath (14kms), visit Dhamekha Stupa and Deer Park. The Dhamek Stupa is said to mark the spot of a deer park (Rishipattana) where the Buddha gave the first sermon to his five disciples after attaining enlightenment.
Travel back Varanasi. Check-in hotel, dinner and overnight at hotel in Varanasi.
Day 9: Varanasi - Delhi
Early morning boat ride on the holy river Ganges. Back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast free for Shopping, Varanasi is famous for its silk products. Lunch at hotel timely transfer to the airport to connect flight for Delhi. Proceed to dinner at Chinese restaurant. Check in hotel and overnight stay.
Day 10: Delhi - Agra - Delhi
Morning after having breakfast sightseeing Taj Mahal & Agra Fort and then proceed to Delhi. Lunch at local restaurant. If time permit visit India gate & parliament house after that transfer to International airport for connect flight onward next destinations.