Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour 11 Days (Luxury)

Special Tour 11 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.


ARRIVAL LOCATION
Varanasi International Airport (Google Map)

DEPARTURE LOCATION
Delhi 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 11 Days.
  • 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

DAY 01 : ARRIVAL TO VARANASI (DINNER)
Arrive Varanasi and welcome by our represent officer at Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Varanasi Hotel.


Day 02 : SARANATH TEMPLE / VARANASI-BODHGAYA > 5.5 hrs (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

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 & other Buddhist Temples from different countries. Dinner & Overnight at hotel.


DAY 04 : BODHGAYA (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Today proceed to visit Dungeshwari Caves & Sujta Temple. Evening you may revisit the Mahabodhi temple. Overnight stay at Gaya.


DAY 05 : BODHGAYA – RAJGIR / NALANDA / VAISHALI (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER) 5 + 3 HOURS EN-ROUTE VISIT

After breakfast, leave for Bodhgaya, via visiting Rajgir/Nalanda. Rajgir, which was formerly known as Rajagriha (literally abode of kings). Prince siddhartha, after renouncing his royal heritage came here to seek the path to salvation. Visit Griddhakuta Hill, where in the rock-cut caves Buddha spent time meditating. Also visit World Peace Stupa built on top of the hill & visit ruins of Bimbisar Jail. Enjoy hot Lunch & thereafter visit the mostrenowned University in ancient India. Admissions were extremely coveted, and only two out of ten eminent scholars was admitted. Evacuations have yielded nine levels of occupation; temples and monasteries all built in red brick. Within the University compound, also visit Stupa of Sariputra, one of the chief disciple of Lord Buiddha. Later continue drive to Patna, on arrival check in at The Hotel. Dinner & overnight stay.


DAY 06 : VAISHALI – KUSHINAGAR (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER) 8 HRS EN-ROUTE 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.


DAY 07 : KUSHINAGAR – LUMBINI (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER) 5 + 2 HRS INDIA/NEPAL BORDER FORMALITIES

After breakfast, drive to Lumbini (NEPAL), stop at the India/Nepal board for the visa/immigration formalities. Lumbini being in Nepal, formalities of the India/Nepal Immigration have to be completed (Require Single Entry Visa for Nepal and Double Entry for India). On arrival, check in at hotel Redsun/Nirvana/New Crystal. After Lunch, proceed to visit Lumbini, the birthplace of prince Siddhartha, visit Mayadevi temple, sacred Mayadevi Pond, where Buddha’s mother took the ritual dip prior to his birth. Also visit Ashoka Piller which signifies the spot where Buddha was born. Dinner & overnight stay.


DAY 08 (11 OCT): LUMBINI-KAPILAVASTU-SRAVASTI (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER) 7 + 1 HRS EN-ROUTE VISIT

After breakfast, drive to Sravasti. enroute visit Kapilavastu has an important place in the life of Buddha. It was in Kapilvastu where Buddha decided to leave worldly pleasures and decided to look at life in a new perspective. Later continue onto Sravasti, on arrival check-in at hotel Pawan Palace/Lotus Nikko/Sravasti Residency. After Lunch, visit Sravasti, where Lord Buddha spent 24 monsoons meditating & preaching to the assembled audiences here the Buddha taught Dhamma and gave discourses. Visit the various monasteries including Anand Bodhi tree, a sampling of the original Bodhi tree in AnaradhapuraSri Lanka was planted by Ananda, a student of Buddha. In Sravasti the Master expounded a major part of the Tripitakas, and performed the only miracle of his life in response to a challenge from six non-believers. The Lord levitated on a thousand petal led lotus, causing fire and water to leap out of his body and multiplied his person in the air. Also visit ruins of Angulimal caves and Sri Lankan Temple. Dinner & overnight.


DAY 09 : SRAVASTI – SANKASIA-AGRA (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER) > 15 HRS + 1.5 HRS EN-ROUTE VISIT

Early morning 4.00 AM leave for Agra (with pack Lunch) en-route visit Sankasia & later continue drive to Agra & on arrival check-into your hotel Amar/The Royale Residency. Overnight stay at Sankasia.


DAY 10 : AGRA – DELHI (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER) 4.5 HRS DRIVE

Morning visit world famous Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah- Jehan for his Empress Mumtaz Mahal & drive past massive Agra Fort.  After early Lunch, drive to Delhi and visit Delhi Museum, check-into your hotel Almondz / Tulip Inn Essential.  Rest of the day free for shopping. Overnight.


DAY 11 : DELHI – COLOMBO (BREAKFAST) BY AI-283 ETD 2225 HRS

After breakfast transfer to airport to connect your flight to home.

 

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