Buddhist Pilgrimage 08 Days (Luxury)

Special Tour 08 Days
Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India INDIA

The Buddhist Pilgrim Tour Package includes a trip to Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Varanasi, Sarnath, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Sravasti and more places. All these places have played an important role in Buddhism as the Buddha has contributed to learning and understanding the universe and himself. These was some of the moments in his life and places of his piety. This is why Buddhists are demanding pilgrimage packages in India.


DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION
Varanasi International Airport (Google Map)

DEPARTURE TIME
Please arrive to airport at least 3 hours before the flight.

INCLUDED
  • Rerun Air ticket.
  • 3 star hotel accommodation for 07 Nights.
  • All transfers by Luxury coach.
  • Nepal Single entry Visa.
  • Indian Double entry visa.
  • All meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Monument entrance fee.
  • Professional Sinhala Speaking guide

NOT INCLUDED
  • Any domestic airfares or transfer chargers for own arranged.
  • Tips for driver & guide.
  • Penalties for flight delays/cancellations.
  • Any extra chargers, which is beyond our handling.

PAYMENT POLICY, TERMS & CONDITION –

Kindly be informed we request full payment as our payment policy is as follows –

  • Pay an advance or full payment at the time of making the booking.
  • Balance payments must be pay full amount prior to departure date. (It will adjust type of tour) Karusan Holidays reserves the right to alter or change already published prices on the quotations without notice in the event of currency fluctuation, government taxes, or any such costs increases that is outside Holidays.
  • If you prefer to pay for your booking with a bank transfer, please contact Karusan Holidays and send us all the information regarding the booking, names of passengers, flight, accommodation and Departure / arrival date.
  •  Some bookings are confirmed instantly. However, packages that include overnight accommodation and transportation charges are may take a bit higher. So please try to contact our sales representatives before two business days (48 hours) to re-confirm the booking.
  • The travel documents will be delivered to you once the full payment has been received. You will receive your travel documents: e-tickets, vouchers and itinerary via email or you can collect it at our office. And please print out these documents, as you will need to show them for all services during your visit.
  • If you wish to pay for your booking with a credit card or any debit card, a bank service charge of 3% applies and will be added to the final invoice amount.
  • All Prices quoted on Karusan Holidays are in Rupees (LKR) and per person, unless otherwise specified. All payments and refunds are due in Rupees. Karusan Holidays is not responsible for any changes in currency exchange rates that might occur from the time of booking until a refund is made.

NOTE –

  •  The above-mentioned rates are net & non-commissionable.
  • Booking is not made yet and booking confirmation will be made based on hotel availability.
  •  Changes may apply to the itinerary depending on weather, traffic and any other conditions.
  •  Tour fare may change depending on availability of hotel & coach etc.
  •  The quote is valid for this particular inquiry only.

CANCELLATION:

If you cancel your bookings, we will charge a cancellation fee as follows:

Prior to tour arrival date (FIT customers / under 14 pax)

  • By 15 days                                                               No charge
  • By 14 days to 8 days                              50% of tour charge
  • By 7 days to 4 days                                80% of tour charge
  • By 3 days to on the day                      100% of tour charge

Prior to tour arrival date (Group customers / above 15 pax)

  • By 30 days                                                                No charge
  • By 29 days to 15 days                             20% of tour charge
  • By 14 days to 7 days                                50% of tour charge
  • By 6 days to on the day                        100% of tour charge

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DAY 01 – ARRIVE VARANASI (DINNER)

Arrive Varanasi and welcome by our represent officer at Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Varanasi Hotel.

DAY 02 – VARANASI – BODHGAYA (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER) > 5-6 HRS DRIVE

AM visit Saranath, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining enlightenment and becoming a Buddha. After gaining Enlightenment, Sakyamini traveled 250 kilometers from Bodhgaya to Varanasi seeking his five companions who had abandoned him at Rajgir. He found them at a deer park of Saranath. After Lunch, drive to Bodhgaya, on arrival check-into The Hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at Bodhgaya.

DAY 03 – BODHGAYA (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)

Morning visit Mahabodhi Temple for Danna/Religious activities. Later visit various temples in Bodhgaya, Here in about 500 BC, Lord Buddha sat beneath a Bodhi Tree to meditate, vowing to get up only if he attained supreme enlightenment. Visit Mahabodhi Temple stands in the center crowned by a pointed spire flanked by four corner turrets. A chamber on top houses a figure of Mayadevi, the Buddha’s mother. Outside in the sunken courtyard stands the fifth generation Bodhi Tree. Seven spots within the temple are sacred because it was at each of these spots spent a week meditating after attaining Enlightenment. Also, visit Great Buddha Statue & Sujatha Temple, Durgeshwari mountain. Dinner & Overnight at hotel.

DAY 04 – BODHGAYA – RAJGIR / NALANDA – VAISHALI (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER) > 6 HRS DRIVE + 4 HRS EN-ROUTE VISITS

Morning drive to Vaishali, via cover Rajgir, Girdkut Hill, World Peace Stupa, ruins of Bhimbisar Jail.  Visit Ruins of world’s ancient Nalanda University. Overnight stay at Vaishali.

DAY 05 – VAISHALI – KUSHINAGAR (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER) > 7 HRS DRIVE + 2 HRS – ENROUTE VISIT

Morning drive to Kushinagar. En route visit Vaishali, where five years after his enlightenment, Budha was received here by the Lichchavi nobility. Vaishali was one of the first republican states in the world it was in Vaishali that women were for the first time ordained into the Sangha. Later continue drive to Kushinagar, on arrival check in at The Royal Residency. Later visit Kushinagar, where Buddha chose to leave his corporeal body at the Sal grove on the banks of the Hiranyavati River. Visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple, which stands amidst a serene Sal grove, as if still reminiscing of the great demise. It enshrines a six-meter long statue of the Buddha in the Parinirvana posture. Evacuated in 1876 AD is a momentous sight. Also visit Rambhar Stupa – where Lord Buddha was cremated. Dinner & overnight at Kushinagar.

DAY 06 – KUSHINAGAR – LUMBINI – SRAVASTI (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER) > 12 HRS DRIVE + ENRUOTE 4-5 HRS VISITS

Early morning drive to Lumbini. Complete immigration formalities at Borders (Ensure Double Entry Visa for India & SGL Entry for Nepal). Visit Baby Buddha Birth Place. Afternoon drive to Sravasti. Entoute visit Kapilavasthupura. Evening on arrival checking to Hotel.

DAY 07 – SRAVASTI – VARANASI (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER) 8 HRS DRIVE

Morning visit Sravasti, Jetwana, Anand Bodhi Tree Angulimal Caves & Sri Lanka Temple. After early lunch drive to Varanasi and check-into Hotel.

DAY 08 – VARANASI-DEP (BREAKFAST)

After Breakfast, free with your own activities and evening transfer to airport in time to connect your return flight.

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