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10D 07N Buddhist Trails & Varanasi

10D 07N Buddhist Trails & Varanasi
  • 10 days
  • Land Tour
  • Dec 2018 - Dec 2019
  • SGD 2598

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101 Upper Cross Street #02-56 People’s Park Centre Singapore 058357

Highlights
10D 07N Buddhist Trails & Varanasi
 

Inclusions:

  • 2-to-go Private Tour (Depart Daily)
  • Return economy airfare (International sector: Singapore Airlines, Domestic sector: Jet Airways)
  • Choice of accommodation & airline*

Sights

DELHI

  • Akshardham Temple

BODHGAYA

  • Mahabohi Temple,
  • Various countries Monasteries & Temples

RAJGIR

  • Japanese World Peace Stupa, Vulture Hill

NALANDA

  • Ruins of the World Ancient University

KUSHINAGAR

  • Mahaparinirvana Temple, Rambhar Stupa

LUMBINI

  • Maya Devi Temple
  • Sacred Tank

KAPILAVASTU

  • Ruins of the Ancient Capital

SRAVASTI

  • Jetavana Gardens

VARANASI

  • River Ganges

SARNATH

  • Ruins of Sarnath
  • Archaeological Museum

Note:

If you have your preferences to your dream holiday, a customised trip can be planned just for you. According to your schedule, specific needs and budget, we can tailor made the trip for you.


ITINERARY

Day 1 SINGAPORE → DELHI

  • Check in at Singapore Changi International Airport
  • Visit : Akshardham Temple

Go on an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind at Swaminarayan Akshardham. Take a 12minute fascinatingboat ride experiencing 10,000 years of Indi’s glorious heritage to learn about the discoveries and inventions of the rishi-scientists of India, see the world’s first university of Takshashila and sail through the cases of Ajanta Ellora and other attractions within the site.

Note : Rooms will not be ready due to early arrival / Akshardham Temple without guide

(Meal on Board)


Day 2 DELHI → VARANASI

  • Fly to Varanasi

VARANASI - The most sacred place for all Hindus

  • Visit : River Ganges (with boat ride)

Take a short rickshaw ride up to the River Ganges where you will witness the evening Aarti.

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)


Day 3 VARANASI → SARNATH → BODHGAYA

  • Visit : River Ganges
  • Return to your hotel for your breakfast
  • Drive to Sarnath

Take a boat ride on the Ganges at sunrise to witness the procession of life as pilgrims and devotees perform their rituals amidst the ringing bells from the countless temples.

SARNATH - Where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his 5 disciples

  • Visit : Ruins of Sarnath / Archaeological Museum

The place where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park

  • Continue the drive to Bodhgayathe place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment.

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
 

Day 4 BODHGAYA

BODHGAYA - Site of Lord Buddha’s Enlightenment
  • Visit : Mahabohi Temple
Mahabodhi Temple is the focal point of Bodhgaya. It marks the spot where Buddha gained enlightenment and set out on his life of preaching. It stands adjacent to a descendent of the original Bodhi tree under which Buddha meditated on the excesses of life and formulated his philosophy of a balanced approach to it.
  • Visit : Great Buddha Statue / Drive Pass : Various Monasteries and Temples

Monasteries - most countries with a large Buddhist population have a temple or a monastery in Bodhgaya usually built in a representative architectural style. Thus, there is a Thai Temple that looks very much like the colorful wats of Thailand. There is a Tibetan Temple and monastery that contains a large prayer wheel. The Burmese who had led a campaign to restore the Mahabodhi Temple in the 19th century also built their monastery. There is a Japanese temple (Indosan Nipponji) that has a very beautiful image of Buddha brought from Japan. There are also Chinese, Sri Lankan, Bhutanese, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Korean, Taiwanese and Bangladeshi monasteries. There is also a Tai Bodhi Khan Monastery built by Buddhist tribes from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
 

Day 5 BODHGAYA → RAJGIR → NALANDA → PATNA

  • Drive 3 hours to Rajgir

RAJGIR

  • Visit : Japanese World Peace Stupa

Take a chair lift up the hill to the Japanese World Peace Stupa

  • Visit : Vulture Peak (40 - 50mins walk)

The place where Lord Buddha mediated for couple of years.

NALANDA - Site of the great monastic university

  • Visit : Ruins of the World Ancient University

The most renowned University in ancient India. Nalanda is one of the greatest centres of learning in the ancient times.

  • Drive 3 hours to Patna

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
 

Day 6 PATNA → KUSHINAGAR

KUSHINAGAR - Where Buddha enter Mahaparinirvana
  • Visit : Mahaparinirvana Temple

Located in the ruins which various ancient monasteries were found during the 5th century AD. The temple is famous for its 6.10m long statue of Lord Buddha. According to the inscriptions in the ruins, the remains of Lord Buddha have been deposited here.

  • Visit : Rambhar Stupa

Ramabhar Stupa marks the place where Lord Buddha received the Mahaparinirvana or the Final Enlightenment. The 15m high stupa is also the most important pilgrim spot for the Buddhists.

Note : No guide and admission fees for Kushinagar

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
 

Day 7 KUSHINAGAR → LUMBINI

  • Drive 4 hours to Lumbini crossing the border into Nepal

LUMBINI - Birth place of Lord Buddha

  • Visit : Maya Devi Temple / Sacred Tank

It was in Lumbini, where Queen Mahamaya gave birth to Prince Siddhartha who later became Lord Buddha. It is the place where the Mayadevi Temple and the Sacred Tank exist. And it is here where Prince Siddhartha was given his purification bath.

Note : No guide and admission fees for Kushinagar and Lumbini

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
 

Day 8 LUMBINI → KAPILAVASTU → SRAVASTI

KAPILAVASTU - Hometown of Lord Buddha
  • Visit : Ruins of the Ancient Capital

According to Buddhist tradition, Kapilavastu is the name of the ancient city where Lord Buddha was raised and lived until the age of 29, when he renounced worldly life.

SRAVASTI - Teachings in the Jetavana Grove

  • Visit : Jetavana Gardens

According to legend, it is here where Buddha confounded his critics by making them witness a miraculous million-fold self-manifestation seated on a thousand-petalled lotus, as fire and water emanated from his body. The prophet of peace is also said to have spent 25 rainy seasons here, teaching people the essence of his gentle creed.

Note : No guide and admission fees for Kapilavastu and Sravasti

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
 

Day 9 SRAVASTI → LUCKNOW → DELHI → SINGAPORE

  • Transfer to Lucknow to catch your flight to Delhi
  • Connect your flight to Singapore

(Breakfast)
 

    Day 10 ARRIVE IN SINGAPORE

    (Meal on Board)
     

    IMPORTANT NOTES

    Revisions, if any, in itinerary are subject to the Company’s Terms and Conditions, a copy of which is available atwww.AsiaGlobalVacation.com/PackageTourTnCs. In particular, the Customer is requested to note the following:

    • Tour is conducted in English during city tours only unless otherwise specified (No guide service for days without tour)
    • Itinerary may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control.
    • Accommodation in designated cities is subject to room availability.
    • Sequence of itinerary may be subject to change.
    • Different tour groups may be merged.
    • Minimum 2 adults to move
    • Tippings at US$8 per person per day
    • Proposed changes, if any, that are not accepted will be subject to the refund provisions set out in the Terms and Conditions.
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