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8 Days Divine Steps of Buddha Tour from Bodhgaya

This is a very unique tour in which you will be able to follow the footsteps of lord Buddha and experience the various teachings and places associated with the life cycle of the Lord. This tour provides you the total comfort and privacy with all meals in Local restaurant serving Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian and Continental Cuisine. The tour covers all the expenses incurred during the monument visit and other state taxes.

• Money-back Guarantee.
• 100% Guest Satisfaction Assured.
• Includes All Entrance Tickets.
• Rush free and Comfortable Tour Itinerary.
• All tour carried out by Government Approved Guide with In-depth knowledge of
History.
• Traditional Indian Souvenir at Departure.

per adult from

$974

AUD

Duration

8 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Private transportation
    • Parking Fees
    • Monument Entry Fees
    • Guide Services
    • Entry/Admission - Mahabodhi Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Griddhakuta Peak
    • Entry/Admission - Nalanda University Ruins
    • Entry/Admission - Ashok Pillar
    • Entry/Admission - Dashashwamedh Ghat
    • Entry/Admission - Kashi Vishwanath Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Ganga Aarti
    What's excluded :
    • Restroom on board
    • Gratuities
    • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions.

  • Day 1: Arrival at Bodhgaya

    Stop At: Bodh Gaya, Bodh Gaya, Gaya District, Bihar
    Your Buddhist Trail tour begins today. Upon arrival at Gaya airport you will be greeted by our IML travel representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Check-in to your hotel and get relax to comfort yourself from the tiredness of your long tiring journey.
    Bodhgaya (also written Bodh Gaya) in north-eastern India is the site of the Buddha’s enlightenment and the most important of four main

    Buddhist pilgrimage destinations known as Uruvela in the Buddha’s time. The two major sacred sites in Bodhgaya are the Mahabodhi Temple and the Bodhi Tree, around which many other temple and monasteries of various Buddhist traditions (Japanese, Tibeten, Bhutanese, Vietnamese, Thai and others) have been built. Every year, millions of Buddhist pilgrims, mainly from Asian countries, flock to Bodhgaya to be inspired, despite negative karma and earn merit by visiting the holy site where the Buddha became Buddha (“Enlightened one”).


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mahabodhi Temple, Bihar 824231, Bodh Gaya 824231 India
    In evening pay a brief visit to the world heritage site of Mahabodhi Temple and drive to Neranchara River, Sujata village.
    Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel in Bodhgaya.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Maya Heritage, 3 Star Hotel located 200 mtrs from the Mahabodhi Temple and 15 Mtrs away from Japanese Indosan Monastery.

    Day 2: Full Day Bodhgaya City tour

    Stop At: Bodh Gaya, Bodh Gaya, Gaya District, Bihar
    Today after early morning breakfast proceed to visit Mahabodhi Buddha temple and walk around the deer park. Later see the monastery ruins area, Dhamekh Stupa, Archaeological museum etc.
    "Bodh Gaya is the place where Gautama Buddha attained unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment. It is a place which should be visited or seen by a person of devotion and which would cause awareness and apprehension of the nature of impermanence".

    Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha-to-be, had been dwelling on the banks of the Nairanjana River with five ascetic followers for six years practicing austerities. Realizing that austerities could not lead to realization he abandoned them. His five ascetic companions disgusted at his seeming failure, deserted him and left for Sarnath.
    Later Visit Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Chinese Monastery, Big Buddha Statue and Royal Thai Temple etc.
    Dinner & overnight at hotel.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Maya Heritage, 3 Star Hotel located 200 mtrs from the Mahabodhi Temple and 15 Mtrs away from Japanese Indosan Monastery.

    Day 3: Bodhgaya to Rajgir and Nalanda (80 Kms)

    Stop At: Griddhakuta Peak, Griddhakuta Hill, Rajgir India
    After early morning breakfast; proceed for a sightseeing tour of Rajgiri and Nalanda.

    Rajgir was the capital of Magadh Empire until Ajatshatru moved it to Pataliputra (Patna) in the 5th century BC. Rajgir is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site as Buddha had spent 12 years here and the first Buddhist council after the Buddha attained Nirvana was held here. Visit Ajatshatru's fort, Venuvana, Swarna Bhandar, the Cyclopean wall. Visit the Peace Pagoda on chair lift.

    Rajgir sightseeing Includes Gridhkuth Mountain, Venuvan, Hot Spring, Jivaka Amravan, Bimbisar Jail.

    Lunch at Local Restaurant in Rajgiri.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Nalanda University Ruins, Nalanda 803101 India
    After lunch proceed for Nalanda University.

    Nalanda founded in 5th century BC, was one of the world’s great universities. Visit the remains of the brick built Great Stupa and local archeological museum.

    After lunch drive to Rajgir and on arrival check-in at hotel. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Indo Hokke Hotel, 4 Star Hotel, It is located very near to the Hot water spring of Rajgir.

    Day 4: Rajgir to Kushinagar via Vaishali

    Stop At: Ashok Pillar, Kolhua Near Buddhist monastery, Vaishali India
    After Breakfast proceeds your drive to Kushinagar enroute visiting Vaishali, Vaishali or Vesali was a city in present-day Bihar, India, and is now an archaeological site. It is a part of the Tirhut Division.
    It was the capital city of the Vajjian Confederacy of (Vrijji mahajanapada), considered one of the first examples of a republic around the 6th century BCE. Gautama Buddha preached his last sermon before his death in c. 483 BCE, then in 383 BCE the Second Buddhist council was convened here by King Kalasoka, making it an important place in both Jain and Buddhist religions. It contains one of the best-preserved of the Pillars of Ashoka, topped by a single Asiatic lion.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kushinagar, Kushinagar, Kushi Nagar District, Uttar Pradesh
    On arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure and relaxation. After lunch proceed for sightseeing tour of Kushinagar. Visit Mahaparinirvana Temple and Ramabhar Stupa.
    Here at the age of 80 Buddha passed into Mahaparinirvana. Buddha was finally freed from the eternal cycle of re-birth leaving with us all the wisdom and knowledge of Muktabandhanastupa built by Malla dynasty to house Buddha’s relics after the cremation. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Royal Residency Kushinagar, 3 Star Hotel, It is located right besides the Mahaparinirvana Temple.

    Day 5: Kushinagar to Lumbini by road

    Stop At: Lumbini, Lumbini, Lumbini Zone, Western Region
    After scrumptious breakfast; check out from your hotel and proceed to Lumbini.
    Lord Buddha was born at Lumbini while his mother was on her way to parental home from Kapilavastu. Buddha was born in Lumbini during the full moon day in the month of Vaisakh in 623 BC. He was born under a Sal tree when Mayadevi was going to her maternal town on the occasion of delivery.
    Upon arrival proceed for a sightseeing tour of this adorable city Lumbini and its temples of Lord Buddha.
    After sightseeing check into the hotel for overnight stay. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Lumbini Hokke Hotel or Similar 3 Star hotel located in close vicinity to the Main temple.

    Day 6: Lumbini to Varanasi by Raod

    Stop At: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh
    After early morning breakfast; check out from your hotel and embark on a drive to Varanasi. Upon arrival check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening you may opt out to pay a visit to local markets of Varanasi to explore the glittering side of the city.
    Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel Costa Riviera, a 4 Star hotel Centrally located in Varanasi

    Day 7: Full Day Varanasi City tour

    Stop At: Dashashwamedh Ghat Rd, Ghats of varanasi, Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
    Early morning proceed for a boat ride in Ganga River during the sun rise in Varanasi, here you can experience the way of life of their people. Before the boat ride, you may also take a holy dip in Ganga which is the symbol of faith of spirituality and divinity of this holy Hindu river.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi 221001 India
    Varanasi is one of the oldest city in the world is famous for its cultural and spiritual heritage across the world. From the banks of Ganga to the narrow streets of the city from the educational hub of one of the finest univerVaranasi is one of the oldest city in the world is famous for its cultural and spiritual heritage across the world. From the banks of Ganga to the narrow streets of the city from the educational hub of one of the finest universities in Asia to the Temple Street of Kashi Vishwanath Temple and The Sarnath the city has a lot to offer to its patrons.
    sities in Asia to the Temple Street of Kashi Vishwanath Temple and The Sarnath the city has a lot to offer to its patrons.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ganga Aarti, Dashashwamedh ghat Road, Varanasi 221001 India
    Today after a brief rest at the hotel we will proceed for a sightseeing tour of the ancient city and experience in the Evening Arti Ritual performed by the local priest of the temple at the Banks of Ganga , it is one of the greatest spectacle to experience here. In the Evening take a stroll at the narrow lanes and market of Godowlia, here you can Shop for souvenirs. Later take a walk at local market and narrow lane of Banaras city, Glimpse of one of the world’s oldest living cities. You will be able to interact the local people, ask questions and sample local delicacies. Few tourists ever wind their way through the bazaars in the Northern Gullis of the old city where you will find hidden alleys leading directly through the sacred zone of Banaras to the oldest Ghats of the city. Winding through the street of the Bengalis, visiting hidden shrines and the vistas of life along the riverside to the historic bathing site called Dashashwamedh, the ten-horse sacrifice Ghat.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel Costa Riviera, a 4 Star hotel Centrally located in Varanasi.

    Day 8: Departure to Onwards Destination

    Stop At: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh
    rab a good breakfast and complete your check-out formalities at hotel and proceed to the Varanasi airport to board your return flight to your onwards destination. Come back to your home with the blessings and adorable memories of this tour.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Kalachakra Maidan, Birla Dharamshala Rd, Bodh Gaya, Bihar 824231, India
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The Guests are requested to be ready at the hotel lobby area or the pickup point 15 minutes prior to pickup time. IML Travel Representative will get in touch with the guest to inform the exact pickup time. However one can reach out to us on our helpline for any last minute assistance.Airports
    • Gaya Airport, Gaya India
    Departure Time :
    1:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by IML Travel

Activity ID: V-230043P17

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