Walk the holy path of Lord Buddha and attain some self enlightenment with the wholesome and extremely sacred Dalai Lama tour package. For 16 days and 15 nights feel the divinity of the lord. This extremely sacred tour will make sure that you experience one of the most sacred time of your life.
|Tour Name||Dalai Lama tour|
|Tour Duration||16 Days / 15 Nights|
|Destinations Covered||Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Patna – Vaishali – Kushinagar – Lumbini – Kapilavastu – Sravasti – Balrampur – Lucknow|
|Tour Price||On Request/- Enquire Now|
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Upon arriving at Delhi you will be transferred to your allotted hotel, by our tour representative, for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Delhi sightseeing tour
Your full day of Delhi sightseeing tour will commence today by paying a visit to Raj ghat – where the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and also Shanti vana – the cremation site for the first prime minister of India, Jawahar lal Nehru. After this you will be taken to Jama Masjid – the red sandstone imposing structure which houses a wholesome museum; Qutab complex – which is home to one of the tallest brick tower (qutab minar); Lakshminarayn mandir – a modern day temple with magnificent architecture. You will also be driven past the president and parliament house. You will be takne on a shopping spree to janpath and Cp which are the radial centre of New Delhi before heading back to your allotted hotel for staying the night.
Day 3: Delhi – Jaipur
Early in the morning you will be made to head out to Jaipur which is located at a distance of 5 hours of road journey. Once you arrive at Jaipur you will be immediately checked in to your hotel for an overnight stay.
During the evening you are free to explore this land of kings and palaces on foot and experience the teeming and colorful marketplaces before proceeding towards hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Jaipur sightseeing
You will be taken on a complete sightseeing tour of Jaipur in the morning which will kick start with an elephant or a jeep ride at Amer Fort. Later you will be covering interesting sites of Hawa mahal (palace of winds); Royal observatory, city palace – the seat of maharaja of Jaipur and Nawaab sahib ki haveli and more. All these are some of the prime tourist attractions in Jaipur. You will then be taken to your hotel from an overnight stay.
Day 5: Jaipur – Agra
You will be driven to Agra today which will be a road journey of 5 hours. En route you will be making a stopover at an old and deserted town of the Mughal Dynasty i.e. Fatehpur Sikri. The remainder of your day is free for your leisure activities in Agra. You can shop for some local souvenirs and gorge on delicious local cuisines like petha, paranthas, chaat, jalebi and so much more.
Day 6: Agra – Varanasi
Early in the morning you will be taken on a sightseeing for the 7th wonder of the world – Taj Mahal; Agra fort will be your next destination which is located right next to the Taj. You will also be taken for a visit to Itmad – ud – daula. In the evening you will be transferred to the Agra railway station where you will be boarded on the train to Varanasi. You will be spending your night in the train.
*Taj mahal remains closed on Fridays.
Day 7: Varanasi sightseeing
You will be arriving at Varanasi early in the morning. And upon your arrival you will be duly checked in to your hotel for an overnight stay. You will then be made to proceed for a city wide sightseeing tour starting with a visit to Vishwanath mandir – one of the 12 jyotirlingas in India and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. You will then be taken to one of the most unique temples in the world – Bharat mata mandir which houses a highly detailed map of undivided India. tulsi manas mandir will be your next destination which is the exact place where Goswami Tulsidas wrote Ramcharitmanas.
Later in the evening, you will be made to witness one of the most majestic and spiritually uplifting Ganga aarti.
Day 8: Varanasi – Bodhgaya
Early in the morning you will be witnessing a magnificent sunrise on a boat ride on top of the holy River Ganga. Later, after breakfast you will be driven to Bodhgaya which will be a 7 hours of journey, where upon arrival you will be duly checked in to your hotel.
Day 9: Bodhgaya sightseeing
After breakfast you will be made to proceed for a sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya, starting with visiting the extremely sacred mahabodhi temple – which is home to the famous mahabodhi tree under which Lord Buddha had gained his enlightenment. Your next stop will be the Bodhgaya archeological museum – which houses an entire collection of Buddhist sculptures dating back to 1st and 11th century AD; Jagannath mandir will also be your next stop which houses a Lord Shiva statue with four arms in black stone.
You will then be made to head on towards your allotted hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 10: Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda – Patna
Post breakfast you will be made to head on towards Patna while en route you will be made to visit Rajgir and Nalanda. Rajgir is located at a distance of 70 km and the place where Lord Buddha had spent majority of his time. You will be made to visit the famous retreat spot of Gridha kuta (vulture hill) – the place from where Lord Buddha gave numerous of his discourses; world peace pagoda will be your next stop; Ajatshatru’s fort and Bimbisara’s jail will be your next destination.
Your journey towards Nalanda will commence from Rajgir which is located at a mere distance of 14 km. Nalanda University will be your next destination which was one of the oldest universities in the world where Lord Buddha gave teachings on Buddhism.
Finally you will be made to head on towards Patna which is located at a distance of 4 hours. Upon arrival and after getting checked in to your hotel you will be made to head out for a brief sightseeing tour of the city which will include visit to – Har mandir Sahib; Golghar – a large dome like structure which gives off a complete panoramic view of the city from above. Patna museum will be your next destination which houses a wholesome collection of Mauryan and Buddhist sculptures, terracotta along with numerous other items of interest.
Day 11: Patna – Kushinagar
Early in the morning you will head on towards Kushinagar – the death place of Lord Buddha, which is located at distance of 6 hours. Upon arrival you will be made to check in to your allotted hotel for an overnight stay.
In the afternoon or evening you will be made to visit important sites Rambhar stupa – which is the cremation ground of Lord Buddha; Mahaparinirvana mandir – which is home to a recumbent statue of Lord Buddha.
Day 12: Kushinagar – Sravasti (Balrampur)
You will be made to drive to Sravasti which is located at a distance of 5 hours where you will be made to visit some of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site of Sahet – Mahet. Here upon arrival you will be made to stay at your allotted hotel.
Day 13: Sravasti – Lumbini
Early in the morning you will be driven for 4.5 hours to Lumbini – UNESCO world heritage site – where Lord Buddha was born and spent most of his youth. Remainder of the day will be free for your leisure activities. You will be spending your night in an allotted hotel where you will be checked in upon arrival.
Day 14: Lumbini – Kathmandu
After spending your half a day at Lumbini, in the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport and be boarded on the flight heading for Kathmandu. After covering a distance of 1.5 hours you will be checked in to your hotel in Kathmandu for an overnight stay.
Day 15: Kathmandu sightseeing
Post breakfast your local sightseeing tour will commence from a visit to the famous and extremely sacred Pashupatinath mandir. Later you will be made to head on towards Patan – a city studded with mesmerizing architecture and fine arts, it is also known as town with a thousand golden roofs.
Post lunch you will be made to visit Swayambhunath – the oldest Buddhist shrine, from where you will be able to view the glorious Kathmandu below. You will be taken on a short drive to Boudhanath – the world’s largest stupa after which you will be taken to the famous Kathmandu darbar square – the temple of living goddesses and the royal palace. Your day will end with a visit to Kasthamandup – a temple built from a single tree and the city of Kathmandu drives its name from here.
You will then head back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 16: Kathmandu departure
Today your journey with us will conclude after our tour representative will take you to the airport where you will board the flight heading towards your preferred destination.