Buddhist Pilgrimage by Train

Places : Delhi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Varanasi - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Agra - Delhi

Durations - 12 Nights / 13 Days


Day 01: Arrive Delhi-Gaya (Train No: 22824 by Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Exp 17:05/04:18 hrs)
Meeting and help on landing and exchange specifically to the railroad station to board train for Gaya. Overnight on board the train.

Day 02: Gaya-Bodhgaya
Land at Gaya railroad station and continue for Bodhgaya. On landing check in at inn. Later visit The Mahabodhi Temple Complex. Seven spots inside the mind boggling areas are particularly hallowed in light of the fact that it was at these recognizes that the Buddha spent a week each, reflecting, after his Enlightenment. The Bodhi tree - Buddha achieved illumination under this tree and spent the principal week after his edification under this tree. Evening allowed to contemplate, if one wish to. Overnight stay at lodging.

Day 03: Bodhgaya – Rajgir - Nalanda – Bodhgaya
Morning after breakfast visit Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda is the antiquated seat of taking in, the remains of the University uncover that it was the main International University of the world, where more than 2,000 educators and 1,000 understudies from everywhere throughout the Buddhist world lived and concentrated on. The unearthed vestiges are stupendous, with houses of prayer, religious communities and address lobbies symmetrically spread over an extensive region. Rajgir – It is another critical spot of journey for Buddhists and additionally Jains. Old Rajgirha, actually the house Kings, was the principal capital of Magadha. Vulture Peak, Griddhakuta, Ajatsatru Fort are the imperative spots to visit in Rajgir. Later proceed with your drive to Bodhgaya. Overnight stay at inn.

Day 04: Bodhgaya – Varanasi (275 Kms / 6 hrs approx)
Varanasi – Gorakhpur (Train No: 15003 by Chaurichaura Express (00:45/06:36* hrs)
After breakfast continue for Varanasi in transit going to Sarnath – where Buddha gave his first sermon subsequent to achieving illumination in Bodhgaya, today it shows the most extensive remains amongst spots on the Buddhist trail. At Sarnath visit Dhamek Stupa – which is presently an official image of Modern India. Chaukandi Stupa - this stupa was revamped by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Dhamarajika Stupa - just the vestiges of this stupa worked by Emperor Ashoka can be seen today. Moolgandha Kuti Vihara - worked in later times by the Mahabodhi Society, it has an existence size statue of ruler Buddha in the Dharmachakra Pravartan structure. The remains, the archeological exhibition hall and sanctuary are all inside strolling separation. (Sarnath Museum stays shut on each Friday.) Later proceed with your drive to Varanasi. On entry continue for city voyage through this old city incorporates The Bharat Mata Temple, which has a major help guide of India in marble, Benares Hindu University with its specialty exhibition, and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb based in favor of an antiquated Hindu sanctuary, showering Ghats, Kashivishwanath sanctuary and Durgakund. In time exchange to the railroad station to load up overnight prepare for Gorakhpur. Overnight on board the train.

Day 05: Gorakhpur – Kushinagar (51 Kms / 1 hr approx)
Land at Gorakhpur railroad station and continue for Kushinagar. On entry check in at inn. Later investigate the town of Kushinagar with a half day visit involving a visit to Mahaparinirvana Temple - This houses the more than 6 meters in length statue of leaning back Buddha unearthed in 1876. It speaks to the diminishing Buddha leaning back on his right side. Ramabhar - This expansive stupa ascends to a stature of 49 ft. It denote the site where the Lord Buddha was cremated. Mathakuar Temple - this altar lies around 400 yards from the Parinirvana stupa. The last sermon by Lord Buddha was given here. Overnight stay at inn.

Day 06: Kushinagar – Lumbini   (200 Kms / 6 hrs approx)
Morning after breakfast continue for Lumbini. On landing check in at lodging. Later continue for city voyage through Lumbini going to The Sacred Garden - spread at a range of more than 8 sq km it has every one of the fortunes of the notable territory. There are numerous sanctuaries, Monasteries and Stupas worked by different nations. Ashoka column conveying an engraving distinguishing the heavenly site as the origin is arranged close-by the Sacred Garden. Mayadevi Temple houses a bas alleviation portraying the nativity. Late unearthings have turned up a stone bearing a "foot engrave", demonstrating the accurate spot of birth. Puskarni Lake is the place Queen Mayadevi, the Buddha's mom, had scrubbed down before bringing forth Buddha. Overnight stay at lodging.

Day 07: Lumbini – Sravasti (250 Kms / 6 hrs approx)
Morning after breakfast continue for Sravasti. On landing check in at lodging. Later continue for city visit going to Maheth - covering a territory of around 400 sections of land. Unearthings have uncovered the gigantic entryways of the city, bulwarks furthermore the remnants of different structures, which stand confirmation to the flourishing of antiquated Sravasti. The Sobhanath Temple is situated here. Pakki Kuti and Kacchi Kuti were most likely Buddhist holy places, before they were changed over into Brahmanical sanctuaries. Overnight stay at lodging.

Day 08: Sravasti – Lucknow (175 Kms / 4 hrs approx)
   Lucknow– Agra   (Train No: 12003 by Swaran Shatabdi (15:35/19:18 hrs)
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Sravasti – Gonda (65 Kms / 1.4 hrs approx)
Gonda – Agra       (Train No: 15707 by KIR ASR Exp (15:20/23:10 hrs)

Morning after breakfast continue for Lucknow/Gonda. On entry exchange specifically to the railroad station to board train for Agra/Tundla. On landing exchange to lodging. Overnight stay at inn.

Day 09: Agra – Delhi          (205 Kms / 4 hrs approx) - Depart Delhi
Early morning visit the flawless Taj Mahal, * - a standout amongst the absolute best structural landmarks on the planet (an UNESCO World Heritage Site). *Taj Mahal stays shut on Friday. Later invest energy finding the forcing Agra Fort, - an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later continue for Delhi. On landing exchange straightforwardly to the worldwide air terminal to load up flight for your forward destination.