In the Footsteps of Lord Buddha
Delhi – Gaya – Bodhgaya – Nalanda – Rajgir – Gaya – Varanasi – Sarnath – Nautanwa – Lumbini – Kushinagar – Gorakhpur – Balrampur – Sravasti – Balrampur – Agra – Delhi
In the Mahaparinirvana sutra, the Buddha tells his followers that they can attain merit and a noble rebirth by going on pilgrimage to the places where he was born (Lumbini), gained enlightenment (Bodhgaya), first taught (Sarnath), and attained Nirvana (Kushinagar).
India, the country where Buddhisim originated, still has rich reminiscence of the Buddhist legacy. As part of its drive towards austerity, the only kind of art and architecture that it supported were Stupas (stone cased moulds that commemorated relics of Budha), Chaityas (prayer halls) and Viharas (cells for the monks).
Come, discover the path to enlightenment with the Buddhist Circuit Special Train.
Day 01Delhi - Gaya (990 kms)
Assemble at the Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station. Board the Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train.
Departure of the train for Gaya.
Dinner on board & proceed to Gaya.
Day 02Gaya - Bodhgaya (16 kms)
Early morning tea, Wash & Change & breakfast On-Board.
Arrive at Gaya. Depart to Bodhgaya by coach.
Check-in at the hotel. Lunch and relax.
Sightseeing of Bodhgaya including Mahabodhi Temple & Niranjana River. Continue sightseeing of Thai Temple, Japanese Temple, Buddha Statue.
Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03Bodhgaya - Nalanda - Rajgir - Gaya - Varanasi
Breakfast at the hotel.
Check Out and proceed to Rajgir by coach.
Arrival at Rajgir. Sightseeing of Rajgir including Bimbimsara Jail, Gridhakut hill &Venuvan.
Lunch at the hotel.
Proceed to Nalanda for sightseeing covering ruins of world famous Nalanda University & Nalanda Museum
Proceed to Gaya Railway Station.
Arrival at Gaya Railway Station and board the train.
Dinner on board & proceed to Varanasi.
Day 04Varanasi - Sarnath - Nautanwa
Early morning tea on-board and arrival at Varanasi. Breakfast onboard.
Disembark the train and proceed to visit Sarnath (10 kms) for sightseeing of Dhamekh Stupa, Sarnath Museum, Ashokan Pillar and Mulgandha Kuti Vihar.
Check in at Hotel for Lunch, wash and change.
Visit River Ganges Ghat for evening Aarti. Return to the Railway Station.
Dinner on board & proceed to Nautanwa for visit to Lumbini, Nepal
Day 05Nautanwa – Lumbini
Early morning tea followed by Breakfast onboard.
Arrival at Nautanwa Railway station. Proceed by coach to Lumbini, Nepal. (Tourists to keep their passport and Visa ready. In case Nepal visa not issued visa fees to be kept ready also along with passport size photographs).
Check-in at hotel. Lunch at hotel.
Sight-seeing of Lumbini including Maya Devi Temple and Ashokan Pillar.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06Lumbini – Kushinagar – Gorakhpur
Breakfast at the hotel.
Check-out of the hotel and proceed to Kushinagar by coach.
Arrive Kushinagar. Proceed for lunch at the hotel.
After lunch visit Mahaparinirvan Temple, Rambhar Stupa, Mata Kutir Temple and other sites.
Depart to Gorakhpur by coaches.
Arrival at Gorakhpur Railway Station. Depart to Balrampur by Buddhist Train.
Dinner on board & proceed to Balrampur for visit to Sravasti.
Day 07Balrampur – Sravasti – Balrampur – Agra
Arrival at Balrampur Railway station.
Early morning tea On-Board.
Departure by coach to Sravasti (15kms)
Arrival at the Hotel. Wash & change and breakfast.
Sight-seeing of Jetvana Vihara, Pakki Kuti & Sehat Mahet.
Lunch at the hotel. Free time.
Proceed to Balrampur Railway station.
Arrival at Balrampur Railway Station.
Proceed to Agra (450 kms). Dinner on board.
Day 08Agra - Delhi
Early morning tea and arrival at Agra City railway station.
Wash & change and breakfast On-Board.
Proceed for sight-seeing of the World famous Taj Mahal
Proceed to the Agra Cantt. Railway Station.
Depart by train to New Delhi (220 kms). Lunch on board.
Arrival at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station.