Buddhist Tours - Holly Havens



: 14 Nights / 15 Days
: Cultural & General
: Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Rajgiri, Nalanda, Patna, Viashali, Khushinagar, Lumbini, Kapilvastu, Sravasti, Balrampur, Lucknow, Kathmandu
: Delhi
: Delhi

Several religions of the world have their origins in India. Apart from Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism were born here. Buddhism has transcended India's boundaries and taken root in East, South and South East Asia. Gautam Buddha, born a prince in Lumbini set out towards India in search of the questions that troubled him about life and suffering. His penance and meditation for years showed him the path to 'nirvana'. After achieving enlightenment, he set about preaching and sermonizing on the middle path to salvation, till he left for his heavenly abode from Kushinagar.


On this guided tour, let's re-trace the steps of the Buddha from the place where he meditated, to where he attained enlightenment, to where he gave his first sermon, to where he donated his begging bowl before his death, and finally, to where he breathed his last.



Day 01 – Arrive Delhi

Arrive at New Delhi airport in the morning & meet our representative, will assist you till hotel and discuss tour briefly.

Embark on a half day of exploration of Old & New Delhi. Highlights include the Jama Masjid, the most important mosque in India; Chandni Chowk bazaar will show you more colours on your rickshaw ride. Visit Qutub Minar, the highest tower in India, and Humayun’s Tomb, an early example of Mughal architecture.

Day 02 – Delhi / Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan enroute visit local village to find India’s major part life style. Jaipur known as “Pink City” - is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Evening visit to Birla Ganesha temple to attend AARTI ceremony and be part of local’s daily prayer.

Day 03 – Jaipur

Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. Your further day tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments, used till date by astrologers when they make horoscopes.

Day 04 – Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikari / Agra

Morning drive to Agra, Journey overland through rural India, stopping at Fatehpur Sikri, arrive Agra and check in into hotel.

Day 05 : Agra - Varanasi

Morning visit to Taj Mahal – 7th wonder of the world, monument of love known as many names, considered the world’s finest example of Mughal architecture. Later visit to Agra Red Fort. Evening transfer to Railway Station to connect train for Varanasi. Overnight on Train. (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays)

Day 06 : Varanasi

Arrive Varanasi in the morning. Later proceed for the city tour visiting various temples including The Vishwanath Temples, Evening view "Aarti" ceremony on the Ghats.

Day 07: Varanasi - Bodhgaya

Morning we take a Boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats and later we drive to Bodhgaya (242 kms / 7 hrs). Arrive Bodhgaya and check - in at hotel. Bodhgaya is the most sacred place for Buddhists as it has a Peepul tree under which Gautama the Buddha attained enlightenment some 2500 years back.


Day 08: In Bodhgaya

After breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple - depicting the various phases of Buddha's journey towards enlightenment, showing different aspects of his life; Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum - houses a small collection of Buddhist sculpture from the 1st century B.C, to the 11th century A.D; Jagannath Temple close by has a four armed statue of Shiva in black stone.

Day 09: Bodhgaya / Rajgir / Nalanda / Patna

Morning drive to Patna, enroute visit Rajgir & Nalanda. Rajgir is 70 kilometres away from Bodhgaya. Lord Buddha spent many months of retreat during the rainy season here, and used to meditate and preach on the Griddakuta, the hill of the Vultures.

Day 10: Patna / Kushinagar

Morning drive to Kushinagar (253 Kms - 06 hrs). On arrival check - in at hotel. Later we visit the Rambhar Stupa - which marks Buddha's cremation ground. Our second stop is Mahaparinirvana temple - which houses the recumbent figure of Lord Buddha.

Day 11 : Kushinagar / Saravasti (Balrampur)

Morning drive to Saravasti (216 Kms - 05 hrs). Day at leisure

Day 12: Saravasti / Lumbini

Morning drive to Lumbini (197 Kms - 4.5 hrs) which is in Nepal. Arrive Lumbini and check - in at hotel. Lumbini is the place where Buddha was born 2500 years ago. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 13: Lumbini / Kathmandu (By flight)

Half Day sightseeing of Lumbini and later transfer to airport to board flight for Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu at 1620 hrs and transfer to hotel. Kathmandu - surrounded by green hills and mountains with snow-capped peaks against its northern and eastern background the Valley is indeed beautiful.

Day 14: In Kathmandu

we embark on a city tour of Kathmandu visiting Pashupatinath Temple - the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to lord Shiva, built in 1696. We carry on the sightseeing tour of the Patan - a city of architecture and fine arts. Sometimes known as "Town with a Thousand Golden Roofs".
Afternoon Sightseeing tour of Swayambhunath - the oldest Buddhist shrine. A short drive will take you to Boudhanath - the world’s largest stupa. We continue to Kathmandu Durbar Square - the temple of the Living Goddess and the old Royal Palace.

Day 15: Kathmandu / Delhi / Home Country

In time transfer to airport to board Delhi flight, on arrival Delhi airport transfer to home country flight.




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Prices include the following: -

  • 14 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • Assistance on arrival / departure of Fairy Tale India Representative
  • All transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa, sightseeing, excursions in air-conditioned car 
  • Local English speaking guide at each destination
  • Monument entrance fees  
  • Domestic flight – Lumbimi / Kathmandu, Kathmandu / Delhi
  • Boat cruise in Varanasi and Elephant ride at Amber fort
  • All applicable taxes / Domestic

* Luxury Guests will have Luxury Toyota Inova car / Cola & beer in the car throughout the tour


Does Not include: -

  • International flight
  • Fees for video cameras during the sightseeing
  • Personal expenses / Gratuities
  • Everything that was not mentioned as "included services"


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