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  Taj Mahal Tours >>Taj Mahal With Buddhism

Duration: 14 Days Tour
Places Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Sravasti - Balrampur - Lucknow - Delhi
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Day 1 : Delhi Arrival
On your arrival at the international airport in Delhi, you will be meet & received by representative of The Travel Makers and helped to check into your hotel. Relax and fresh up. Later transfer to visit Old City of Delhi.

OLD DELHI - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India. Back to Hotel. Overnight Stay.
 
Day 2 : Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi.

NEW DELHI - An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun\'s Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President\'s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. The evening is free to be spent at your leisure. Overnight stay in Delhi.
 
Day 3 : Delhi - Jaipur [ 258 / 6 Hrs.]
Morning drive to Jaipur, the pink city.On arrival check into the hotel, evening free to relax and explore the city. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
 
Day 4 : Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast, visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Later visit the City Palace, Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a fašade, is encrusted with delicate screen sand carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Sing observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century.

Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi dani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various other interesting activities. Night stay in Jaipur.
 
Day 5 : Jaipur - Agra [ 232 Km / 5 Hrs.]
Morning after breakfast we proceed to Agra. On the way we stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a beautiful city built by Emperor Akbar but later abandoned. There are many grand monuments in Fatehpur Sikri, including a large mosque - the Jama Masjid, a beautiful palace - the Panch Mahal, and a grand gateway - the Buland Darwaza.

On arrive in Agra in the Afternoon check into your hotel, Then we leave for an Agra Tour where we will tour the grand Agra Fort. The Mughal Emperor Akbar built this majestic fort, with later additions by the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan. Within the fort there are grand palaces, halls of private and public audience and formal gardens. Return to your hotel and stay overnight stay at Agra.
 
Day 6 : Agra - Varanasi [ By Flight ]
After breakfast depart to varanasi by Flight. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath including visit to Dhamekh Stupa. Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.
 
Day 7 : Varanasi
Morning sightseeing at dawn boat cruise to River Ganges. Sightseeing tour of the city including Vishwanath Temple and Bharat Mata Temple.

Varanasi - Also known as Benaras or Kashi, this 3000-year old living city of India, holds an uppermost position in all the Hindu pilgrimage centres. Besides the holy Ghats of River Ganges, one must visit the Vishwanath temple or Golden Temple dedicated to Vishveswara-Shiva with 800 kg of gold plating on its towers provided by Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore, Benaras Hindu University, a great centre of learning and the largest residential university in Asia, Tulsi Manas Temple built in the modern marble shikhara-style, Durga temple built in the 18th century by Bengali maharani and is stained red with ochre, 17th century Ram Nagar Fort & Museum and Bharat Mata Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.
 
Day 8 : Varanasi - Bodhgaya [ 240 Km / 5 Hrs.]
After breakfast transfer to Bodhgaya. On arrival check into hotel. later excursions to Rajgir, Nalanda, Sapta pari cave and Venevamas. Overnight stay at hotel.
 
Day 9 : Bodhgaya - Kushinagar [ 110 Km / 3 Hrs.]
Morning Explore the city and the surrounding areas.

Bodhgaya - After several year of rigorous meditation, it was here that prince Siddhartha became enlightened and became the Buddha under a Peepal Tree. It is the most sacred spot for Buddhists from all over the world. The highlights of the city are the Bodhi Tree, the Mahabodhi Stupa besides several other monasteries to visit Tibetan Monastery, Thai Monastery, Myanmar Monastery, Chinese Monastery, Bhutanese Monastery, Japanese Monastery and Sri Lankan Monastery. Overnight stay at hotel.
 
Day 10 : Kushinagar - Lumbini [ 86 Km / 2 Hrs.]
Morning drive to Vaishali, where Buddha delivered his last sermon. Sightseeing tour of the city including Ashok Pillar, Lotus tank and Chaumukhi. Transfer to Kushinagar for overnight stay.
 
Day 11 : Lumbini - Balrampur
Morning drive to Lumbini enroute visiting Mahanirvana Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.
 
Day 12 : Balrampur - lucknow [ 140 Km / 3 Hrs.]
Morning visit to temple of Mayadevi, the ruins of an old monastery and some new stupas. Afternoon drive to Balrampur enroute visiting Sravasti seeing Jetavana Monastery.Transfer to hotel on arrival for overnight stay.
 
Day 13 : Lucknow - Delhi [ By Flight ]
Morning sightseeing tour of the city including Imambara and Rumi Darwaza. Evening flight to Delhi.

Transfer to hotel for overnight stay at Delhi.
 
Day 14 : Delhi Dept.
After breakfast, day free to relax and explore the city until evening transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.
 
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