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  Buddha Tours >>Buddha With Heritage Rajasthan

Duration: 20 Days Tour
Places Covered: Delhi - Mukundgarh - Khimsar - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Sravasti - Balrampur - 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. 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 - Mukundgarh
Morning after breakfast departure to Mukundgarh, On arrival check into the hotel. Evening free for your own activity. Overnight stay in. hotel.
 
Day 4 : Mukundgarh - Khimsar
Morning after breakfast check-out from hotel & visit Mukundgarh. This village of Mukundgarh belongs to the Shekhawati region and stand evidences of the medieval times. The true culture of Shekhawati region is reflected from the monuments located at this place. The major sightseeing places at Mukundgarh are Open air art gallery & Mukundgarh fort. Afternoon drive to Khimsar. Arrive Khimsar & check-in hotel. Night stay in Khimsar.
 
Day 5 : Khimsar - Jodhpur
Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Khimsar. Khimsar is steeped in history founded 2500 years ago by the Jain Saint Mahaveer, this is the starting point of the great Indian Desert tours. The founder of the castle, which was built in mid 15th century was Prince Karamsi, son of Jodhpur and very close to other places of interest like Osian and Nagaur. Well managed Khimsar Fort provides the visitors with all modern amenities- 50 luxuriously furnished rooms, theme dinners, a variety of continental and Indian meals as well as traditional Rajasthani are available. After sightseeing drive to Jodhpur. Arrive Jodhpur & check-in hotel. Night stay in Jodhpur.
 
Day 6 : Jodhpur - Udaipur
Morning depart for Udaipur. En route visit Ranakpur Jain Temples. Continue drive to Udaipur. On arrival check into hotel for overnight stay.
 
Day 7 : Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur- an oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan enroute visiting 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. Arrive Udaipur and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Udaipur.
 
Day 8 : Udaipur - Jaipur
Morning after breakfast departure to Jaipur, En route visit Chittorgarh Fort, Later continue transfer to Jaipur. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.
 
Day 9 : 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. Overnight stay in hotel.
 
Day 10 : Jaipur - Agra
After break fast 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.

Arrive in Agra, check into the hotel and refresh yourself. 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.
 
Day 11 : Agra - Varanasi [ By Flight ]
Check out for an early morning transfer to the airport to catch flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival, transfer and check-in into the hotel. Proceed for Senath in the afternoon to visit the Dhamekh Stupa. Sarnath is the place where Buddha preached his first sermon enshrining the principle of his teachings into laws. Overnight stay at Varanasi.
 
Day 12 : Varanasi
Morning enjoy boat ride on the River Ganges followed by the city tour visiting the Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple and other important landmarks. Overnight stay at Varanasi.
 
Day 13 : Varanasi - Sravasti [ 300 Km / 7 Hrs. ]
Early morning excursion to Varansi for seeing the spectacular sunrise at holy river Ganges. Take a boat ride in the holly river and from boat you may witness the marvelous sun rising above the waters. At the same time you can see many people offering prayers in the water. Afternoon drive to Sravasti. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Sravasti.
 
Day 14 : Sravasti - Lumbini [ 225 Km / 5 Hrs. ]
Morning after breakfast visit Sravasti where the Buddha preached most of his sermons also known as Sahet-Mahet, was founded by the legendary king Sravast. This place is important from Buddhism point of view because Lord Buddha performed a number of miracles here. It was in Sravasti that He displayed a million fold manifestation of himself. He was seated on a lotus (with thousand petals), with fire and water radiating from His body. During the monsoon, Buddha used to stay at the Jetavana monastery on the outskirts of this town. Visit Sahet Mahet and Angulimal caves.

Afternoon drive to Lumbini. Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi district of Nepal, near the Indian border. It is the place where Queen Mayadevi is said to have given birth to Siddhartha Gautama. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Lumbini.
 
Day 15 : Lumbini - Kushinagar [ 182 Km / 4 Hrs. ]
Morning after breakfast visit Lumbini. Lumbini has a number of temples, including the Mayadevi temple, The Ashokan Pillar, South of the Ashokan Pillar, there is the famous sacred pool Puskarni believed to be the same sacred pool in which Maya Devi took a holy dip just before giving birth to the Lord and also where infant Buddha was given his first purification bath. And other ruins. Later drive to Kushinagar. Kushinagar is named after the sacred death-place of Lord Buddha. At Kushinagar, Lord Buddha, an apostle of peace, compassion and non-violence, attained Mahaparinirvana (Salvation) in 483 BC.

Upon arrival check in at hotel and later visit the main site in Kushinagar. The two places most frequently visited in Kushinagar are the Mahaparinirvana Stupa, which is built on the place of Buddha's Mahaparinirvana (Great Nirvana or passing away), and the place of his cremation, which is 1.6 km away. Close to the Mahaparinirvana Stupa is located a 1500 year old image of Buddha as he attained Parinirvana. The Mahaparinirvana Stupa is surrounded by ruins of ancient monasteries. Overnight stay in Kushinagar.
 
Day 16 : Kushinagar - Vaishali [ 256 Km / 6 Hrs. ]
After breakfast drive to Patna en-route visiting Vaishali-The Buddha first visited Vaishali in the fifth year after his Enlightenment, and spent the rainy season here, It is the palace where Gautama Buddha delivered his last sermon and announced his Parinirvana. Visit Ananda Stupa, and Asokan pillar at Kolhua in Vaishali. Drive continue to Patna, Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at Patna.
 
Day 17 : Patna - Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Bodhgaya visiting Rajgir and Nalanda, Ragir - The city of Rajgir was the first capital of the kingdom of Magadha, a state that would eventually evolve into the Mauryan Empire. Its date of origin is unknown, although ceramics dating to about 1000 BC have been found in the city. Later visit Griddhkuta Gautama Buddha spent several months meditating, and preaching at Griddhkuta, ('Hill of the Vultures')

Further drive continues to Nalanda. Here you can visit the ruins of the oldest known university of the world. Drive continues to Bodhgaya. Bodhgaya is the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment and spiritual home of Buddhists. It attracts many believers from all over the world. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centers and in the second place of the four holy sites in Buddhism. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay in Bodhgaya.
 
Day 18 : Bodhgaya - Delhi
Morning after breakfast, take a tour of Bodhgaya. As the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buddhists. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres since it was here that Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Later proceed for the sightseeing including Mahabodhi Temple ,Sujata Village and Monasteries of different countrys around the city. Later in the evening transfer to Gaya railway station to board train for New Delhi.
 
Day 19 : Delhi
Morning after breakfast explore the local Market of Delhi. Evening Day free for your own activity. Overnight stay in hotel.
 
Day 20 : Delhi Dept.
Evening transfer to Delhi International Airport to board your flight for next Destination.
 
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