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Indian culture & Buddha Tour
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations : New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Patna

Overview: Get mesmerized by the ancient temples and architecture of New Delhi, Jaipur, Khajuraho, etc., reveling in true art and culture, drinking in the rich spirituality of India and its religions by visiting temples and Islamic mosques. A perfect blend of religion, spirituality and art with the touch of soulful journey to the land of Buddha and find yourself spirituality enlightened.


Day 01: Arrival New Delhi
You will be met and greet at the airport by our staff. The Delhi is one of the most ancient habitable place on Earth, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope – that is India. Overnight Stay.

Day 02: New Delhi and Old Delhi
In the morning after leisure breakfast proceed for guided combined city tour of Old and New Delhi covering Jama Masjid - The largest mosque in Asia, Red Fort (closed on Monday) - The red stone magic, Gandhi memorial – The memoir of father of the nation, India Gate - The memorial of martyrs, Parliament House – The Government Headquarters beside these some other places to visit are - Qutab Minar Complex and Humayun’s Tomb. Later in the evening visit to Akshardham the latest attraction having being visited by almost 70,000 tourist per day. This is huge temple comple also known as Swami Narayan Temple Complex having some of the finest architecture. No photography is allowed and one has to wait in long queues for entry. Overnight return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur (269 kms/4.5 hours)
After an early breakfast drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival at hotel Check in and proceed for sightseeing of City Palace-A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. Jantar Mantar- This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. Hawa Mahal or the “Palace of winds”- This unique five-storey exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas that are decorated with intricate latticework. The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen, since they had to observe strict "purdah" (face cover). Overnight Stay.

Day 04: Jaipur
In the morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Amer fort with Elephant or Jeep ride on the rampart of the Fort like the king did in those days. Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace.Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. Also on the way see the Jal Vihar the palace is located inside the lake and one has to reach by boat. Later free time for shopping activities. In the evening traditional puppet shows along with traditional dance. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: Jaipur – Agra (245 kms)
After breakfast drive to Agra en route sightseeing Fatehpur Sikri. The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. Visit to the palaces of his Queen. Continue driving to reach Hotel. Upon arrival check in at Hotel Later sightseeing of Agra visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) Taj is known to world as 7th wonder of the world & Agra Fort is a Fort built by Red sand stone and is similar to Red Fort of Delhi. Overnight stay.

Day 06: Agra – Jhansi (By Train)- Khajuraho (By Road) 173 Kms. 4 hrs
After breakfast assistance and transfer to Agra cantt railways station to board Super Fast train to Jhansi Dep. 0815 Arr. 1040. Arrive Jhansi met by our representative and proceed to Khajuraho. On arrival and check-into hotel. Afternoon visit Khajuraho Temple of western or Eastern Part. Overnight stay.

Day 07: Khajuraho - Varanasi
Morning Half day city sightseeing of Khajuraho remaining western or eastern part. Later assistance and transfer to airport to connect flight for Varanasi. Upon arrival met by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Arrive Varanasi met with and transfer to Hotel. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening visit to Dashashvamedh Ghat for “ Live Ganga Aarti” ceremony which is being observed daily during evening and attracts many devotees or tourist. The ceremony will definitely give you relaxation and you will feel rejuvenated. To get the best position we advise you to seat well ahead of proceeding. Overnight stay.

Day 08: Varanasi
In the early morning at 5 a.m. drive through city of Ghats (stone steps) on the banks of the river, then embark on a boat excursion on the Ganges. This is being done during sunrise to witness the different morning activities like early morning ritual at Ghat and other places. Return to the hotel after breakfast visit Sarnath 10 Kms from the holy city of Varanasi, The beginning of the celebrated Mantra, " Buddham Sharanam Gachhami ", owes Its origin to Sarnath. Afternoon Varanasi city, The Vishwanath Temple & The Dugra Temple The Benaras Hindu University has an art gallery and a marble temple. Overnight stay.

Day 09: Varanasi – Bodhgaya ( 250 kms/5 hours)
After breakfast drive to Bodhgaya located in the state of Bihar in the North East of India. It was here some 2,500 years ago that Sidhartha Gautama sat in meditation beneath the Bodhi tree and gained Enlightenment. In so doing he became the Buddha - the 'Awakened One'. On arrival check in at Hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 10: Bodhgaya
After breakfast half day sightseeing of Bodhgaya, the place where Buddha attained enlightenment under the Mahabodhi tree also visit to Mahabodhi Temple originally built during the reign of Emperor Ashoka. Afternoon free for own activities. Overnight stay.

Day 11: Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna. (117 kms/3.5 hours)
After breakfast drive to Patna en route sightseeing of Rajgir, Rajgir is a hill station and a very scenic place. The small hill grit town is covered with lush green forest. There are some of the attractions related to Gautama Buddha and also associated places with Jainism. Later proceed to and visit to Nalanda- The ruins of the world's most ancient university lies here. On arrival check in at Hotel at Patna. Overnight Stay.

Day 12: Patna-Delhi (Flight)
After breakfast sightseeing of Patna visit to Golghar, Patna Museum and Mahatma Gandhi Setu Bridge. Later assistance at hotel and transfer to Hotel to board flight to Delhi. On arrival take connecting flight for flight to home.

FURTHER EXTENSION TO BUDDHIST PLACES IS ALSO AVAILABLE.

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