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  Rural Tours >>Rural With Buddhism

Duration: 13 Days Tour
Places Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Pushkar - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Sravasti - Lucknow - Delhi
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Day 1 : Arrival Delhi
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.]
After break fast drive to Jaipur, On arrival visit the City Palace, Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, 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 4 : Jaipur - Pushkar [ 150 Km / 4 Hrs.]
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. Back to hotel.

Later proceed to Pushkar, Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage site, since many were deserted by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. It's marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site. Night stay in Pushkar.
 
Day 5 : Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra [ 232 Km / 5 Hrs.]
Rise early and visit the Taj Mahal at 6:00 a.m. See the breathtaking sight of the Taj Mahal, along with the sunrise. The early morning light is perfect for taking photographs of this beautiful monument in white marble. The best example of Islamic architecture in India, the Taj Mahal, built by the Emperor Shah Jahan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal, is a symbol of everlasting love.

In the afternoon we fly from Agra to Khajuraho. Khajuraho was the capital of the Chandela dynasty. The Chandela Kings claimed descent from the moon. The temples of Khajuraho are among the finest examples of temple craftsmanship in the whole of India.The rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay.
 
Day 6 : Agra - Varanasi [ By Flight ]
Rise early and visit the Taj Mahal at 6:00 a.m. See the breathtaking sight of the Taj Mahal, along with the sunrise. The early morning light is perfect for taking photographs of this beautiful monument in white marble. The best example of Islamic architecture in India, the Taj Mahal, built by the Emperor Shah Jahan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal, is a symbol of everlasting love.

Morning transfer to Airport to catch flight to Varanasi. On arrival , transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Sarnath: famous for its Dhamekh Stupa and for it being the place where Buddha preached his first sermon enshrining the principle of his teachings into laws. Overnight at hotel in Varanasi.
 
Day 7 : Varanasi
At dawn enjoy boat ride at River Ganges, followed by a city tour covering - Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple etc. Overnight at hotel. Guide Map of Uttar Pradesh.
 
Day 8 : Varanasi - Bodhgaya [ 240 Km / 5 Hrs.]
Stay there for two nights with excursions to Rajgir/ Nalanda / Sapta pari cave and Venevamas. Above two days you will come across with many locales of Buddhist significance, i.e., Rajgir : an important Buddhist pilgrimage since the Buddha spent 12 years here , and the first Buddhist council after the Buddha attained Nirvana was held here, Nalanda : founded in the 5th century known as center of intellectualism. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 9 : Bodhgaya – Vaishali – Kushinagar
Morning Proceed to Vaishali, a very special place to Buddhists as The Lord delivered his last sermon & announced his impending " Nirwana". See the majesty of Ashok Pillar – Lotus tank, Chaumukhi & proceed to Kushinagar for overnight stay.
 
Day 10 : Kushinagar – Lumbini
Morning visit Mahanirvana Temple, the modern Japan/Srilanka Buddhist center & monasteries , then proceed to Lumbini. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 11 : Lumbini – Kapilvastu – Sravasti
Morning visit to Ashoka's pillar (249 BC) rediscovered in 1890's inside thick sal forest, a temple of Mayadevi, the ruins of an old monastery and some new stupas, then in the afternoon proceed to Sravasti where you will see the extensive ruins of this ancient city & Jetavana Monastery. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 12 : Sravasti - Delhi
Morning after breakfast departure to Delhi, Late evening on arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.
 
Day 13 : Delhi Dept.
Day free to explore local market of Delhi, Evening transfer to Delhi International Airport to board your flight for next Destination.
 
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