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Taj Mahal with Lord Buddha Tour
Covered Destination : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Vaishali - Patna - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Balrampur
Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days

Day 01 : Delhi
On arrival at Delhi you will be received at the airport with garlands. Our executive would escort you to your pre-booked Deluxe / Luxury Hotel. We would have done a pre check-in for you at the hotel which saves you time in the middle of the night.

Day 02 : Delhi
Today you will take full day sightseeing tour of New Delhi and Old Delhi New Delhi visit includes Qutab Minar, one of the earliest remains of Imperial Delhi (13th century AD) Humayun's Tomb-the fine monument believed to be forerunner of Taj Mehal, India Gata, the 42 metre high arch was raised as a memorial to soldiers, drives past Parliament House, President's House, Secretariat Building, Laxminarayan Temple and The Connaught Place.
Delhi is just not a city but it is a book-- a book which narrates the history of India. The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to the various events which has brought India through the history books. Seven times this city went through the pain of being built and rebuilt.

Today as the capital of India Delhi is the seat of administration and the monuments which tell the saga of a bygone era stand there. These icons are testimony to the grandeur of past and also an attraction for the tourists. With an area of 1483 sq. Kms, Delhi is all set to acquire full statehood. The charm of Delhi has attracted Emperors, Conquerors and poor in equally. It is correctly said that Delhi is a land of 'Dilwalas' or for people with heart. This phrase acquires a true colour when one goes around the lanes of Delhi.

Day 03 : Jaipur
Today after a leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will be driven to Jaipur, after breakfast .The drive takes you through a wonderful country side, through the harvests of mustard and it appears like a yellow carpet spread throughout.
Then you arrive at Samode palace for an elaborate lunch served in a grand royal fashion. Later continue to drive to Jaipur and check in at the pre-booked Deluxe / Luxury hotel. Evening you have an option to explore the pink city and take a heritage walk in the illuminated bazaars witnessing the locals involved in their daily affairs.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 04: Jaipur

Today after a leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will take excursion to Amber Fort, set in a picturesque location. Amer is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Mansingh in red sandstone and white marble, the palace complex has some very interesting apartments. Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Ganesh Pol and Temple of Kali are some of the prominent areas of interest. Elephants are provided to ascend the fort to visit the complex.

Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, is popularly known as the ' Pink City ' because of the pink-colored buildings in its old city. It sits on a dry lake bed in a somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted by forts and crenellated walls. This buzzing metropolis is certainly a place of wild contrasts and a feast for the eyes. All through, Jaipur has retained its strong Rajputana flavour tempered by several influences - the mughal being the most prominent. The region's strong cultural heritage is distinctly evident even today. The city is a visitor's delight. From the intricate, delicate looking Hawa Mahal to the graphic forms of the Jantar Mantar - an open air observatory of outsized astronomical instruments, the Badi Chaupar lined with shops and business establishments on both sides to the majestic fort-palace at Amber; from the colorful fountains of life to the sublime Birla Temple; from the architectural delight of the City Palace to the serene Jal Mahal.

Day 05: Agra

The morning starts once again at leisure and you will be driven to the city of grand monuments from the mughal era.
The drive takes you once again through the country and you witness the lifestyle of the villagers living in the mud houses, plastered with cow dung and carrying loads of fire wood on their head.
After a comfort stop at the midway, you drive a couple of hours, before you reach the deserted city of the mughals , the fatehpur sikri.
Later continue to drive another hour to reach Agra. Check in and overnight stay will be in Deluxe / Luxury hotel.

Day 06: Agra - Varanasi
In morning, after breakfast we will be visiting the Taj Mahal (Friday Closed) one of the Seven Wonders of the World built by Emperor Shah Jehan in the memory oh his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum took 22 years to complete with a work force of 20,000. Craftsmen and master builders came from all over Asia to join in the great work - from Baghdad, Shiraz, Delhi, Samarkand and Turkey. The finest marble in the world was quarried at Makrana near Jaipur. Precious and semi precious stones were imported from distant lands: Jasper from Punjab, Jade & Crystal from China, Turquoies from Tibet, Lapis from Afganistan and Ceylon, Chrosolite from Egypt, Amethyst from Persia, Agates from Yemen, Malachite from Russia, Diamonds from Golconda. In late evening you will be transferred to Railway station to board Train to Varanasi. Overnight will in Train.

AGRA - Taj Mahal
one of the Seven Wonders of the World built by Emperor Shah Jehan in the memory oh his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum took 22 years to complete with a work force of 20,000. Craftsmen and master builders came from all over Asia to join in the great work - from Baghdad, Shiraz, Delhi, Samarkand and Turkey. The marble, India's finest; was quarried at Makrana near Jodhpur. Precious and semi precious stones were imported from distant lands : Jasper from Punjab, Jade & Crystal from China, Turquoise from Tibet, Lapis from Afghanistan and Ceylon, Chrysolite from Egypt, Amethyst from Persia, Agate from Yemen, Malachite from Russia, Diamonds from Golconda and Mother of Pearl from the Indian Ocean.

Also Visit one of the important architectural monuments in Agra - The Agra Fort built by Emperor Akbar, the maze of courtyards; mosques and Private Chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire.
The evening gives you an option to visit the legendary Taj once again for sun set.

Day 07: Varanasi

Upon arrival at Varanasi, you will be received by our representative to escort you to your pre-booked Deluxe / Luxury hotel.
Late evening you take a tour trough the down town, taking you the mother of all rivers, the Ganges.

Varansai, the city of learning and burning is often called as "Kashi", literally meaning the city of light. The visit offers you a journey into eternity.
You also take a boat ride on the ganges and participate in the evening aarti ceremony, where the brahmis, the priests salute the mother ganges for spreading life and wisdom. Overnight stay will be hotel.

Varanasi (the city of light / learning and cremation/ burning)
The venerable and ancient city Varanasi is the religious centre of the world for Hindus. It is a magnificent city, with myriad attractions, both as an exalted place of pilgrimage and a microcosmic centre of faith. Thousands of pilgrims visit the city from all parts of India and from across the world. Varanasi is a unique city where the past and present, eternity and continuity lives side by side .It is considered to be the immortal abode of Shiva. The life and activities in the city revolve around the holy river. Life on the banks of the Ganga begins before dawn when thousands of pilgrims -men, women and children, come down to the river to wait for the rising sun.

Day 08: Varanasi - Bodhgaya

Today in early morning you will take sunrise boat cruise over river Ganges. Later you will be departing by private a/c motor coach / Car to Bodhgaya. Arrive and check-in at your pre-booked deluxe / luxury hotel.

Day 09: Bodhgaya

Today morning after breakfast at hotel you will take full day visit to Bodhgaya a place where Lord Buddha entered a state of mediation under the 'Bodhi' tree and attained Nirvana. On the walls of Mahabodhi temple, one can see images of Lord Buddha in different aspects.
Bodhgaya is one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage center in the world. It was here under a banyan tree, the Bodhi Tree, Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha,the Enlightened One. Born in the foothills of the Himalayas as a Sakya prince of Kapilvastu (now in Nepal), most of the major events of his life, like enlightenment and last sermon, happened in Bihar. Buddhism as a religion was really born in Bihar and evolved here through his preaching and the example of his lifestyle of great simplicity, renunciation and empathy for everything living. Significantly, the state's name of 'Bihar' originated from 'Vihara' meaning monasteries which abounded in Bihar.

Several centuries after Buddha's passing away, the Maurya Emperor Ashoka (234-198 BC) contributed tremendously towards the revival, consolidation and spread of the original religion. It is the monasteries, Ashoka built for the Buddhist monks and the pillars known as Ashokan Pillars erected to commemorate innumerable historical sites associated with the Buddha's life, mostly intact to this day, that helped scholars and pilgrims alike to trace the life events and preaching of a truly extraordinary man. There is a magnificent Mahabodhi temple and the Tree from the original sapling still stands in the temple premises. The temple is an architectural amalgamation of many centuries, cultures and heritages. While its architecture has a distinct stamp of the Gupta era, it has later ages inscriptions describing visits of pilgrims from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and China between 7th and 10th century AD. It is perhaps still the same temple Hieuen Tsang visited in 7th century.

Day 10: Bodhgaya - Rajgir

Morning after breakfast departs by motor Coach / car to Rajgir. Arrive and check in at hotel. Visit Rajgir - a sacred town to all Buddhist where Lord Buddha meditated and preached on the Hill, Karanda Tank where Lord Buddha would bathe, and seven hot springs where Lord Buddha for its healing powers. Also visit the ancient Nalanda University founded in the fifth century B.C. Ancient Buddhist texts revelas that Lord Buddha studied here. A Chinese travel Heum Tsang, who spent several years at this University wrote about this great seat of learning. Visit the Archaeological museums.

Day 11: Rajgir - Vaishali - Patna

Morning after breakfast depart by private motor coach / car to Patna visiting en-route Vaishali - a place where Lord Buddha visited frequently and during the last visit here told his disciplines that they would see him no more as he was to attain the Mahaparinirvana. Visit the Buddhist stupas. Arrive Patna and check in at hotel.

Day 12: Patna - Kushinagar

Morning after break fast you will depart for Kushinagar by motor coach / car. Arrive and check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Kushinagar where Lord Buddha breathed his last and attained Mahaparinirvana saying decay is inherent in all component things. Visit the Nirvana temple which enshrines a colossal statue of Lord Buddha in a reclining position.

Day 13: Kushinagar - Lumbini - Balrampur

Morning after breakfast you will departs for Lumbinin by motorcoach/car on Indo-Nepal border. Lumbini, a tiny village situated on the fotthills of Himalayas witnessed the birth of a Prince called Shakyamuni Gautam Siddhartha who later vecame Lord Buddha the awakened one. Visit the sacred pond, Ashoka Pillar, Mahadevi temple. Later drive to Balrampur. Arrive and check in at hotel.

Day 14: Balrampur - Sahetath - Lucknow

Leave for Lucknow by motor coach/car via Satehmath famous for Buddhist Stupas. Arrive Lucknow and check in at hotel.

Day 15: Lucknow - Delhi
Today morning after breakfast at hotel you will be transferred to airport for flight to Delhi. Arrive and check in at hotel.

Day 16: Delhi - Onward Journey

Today morning after breakfast at hotel you will be free at leisure and in time you will be transferred to airport flight to your onward destination.

The tour includes

a) Accommodation in the prescribed category of hotels on twin sharing basis with breakfast on regular basis.
b) A/c Transport of high standards with soft beverages and mineral water served during drives with compliments.
c) Entrances at all the monuments and services of an excellent personal guide at all the destinations.
d) Assistance upon arrival and departure by our skilled representatives at all destinations.
e) Meals as prescribed
f) All internal flights Train (1st Ac).

Exclusions:

a) International Flight From Your Country to India and Back.
b) Any tips for the porters, drivers or the tour guides.
c) Any drinks and beverages during the paid meals, if not specified.






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