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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

(12DAYS / 11NIGHTS)

Day 1: Arrive New Delhi

Traditional welcome at Indira Gandhi International airport by Trail Blazers Expeditions executive. After welcome drive in your private air-conditioned deluxe car/coach to your pre-booked hotel for overnight stay to rest from jetlag.

Day 2: New Delhi

After breakfast full day guided sightseeing of New and Old Delhi visiting Red fort, Rajghat - cremation ground of Mahatama Gandhi, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (President's house), Parliament house and India Gate. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: New Delhi - Bodhgaya

After breakfast on time transfer to airport to board flight to Bodhgaya. On arrival check-into the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Bodhgaya

After breakfast proceed for guided tour of Bodhgaya to visit Bodhi Tree, Mahabodhi temple and Stupa, Lotus Tank and Chankaramana. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Bodhgaya - Nalanda/Rajgir - Bodhgaya

After breakfast proceed for an excursion to Nalanda and Rajgir to visit Nalanda university ruins, Hwen Tsang Museum, Ajatshatru fort, Shanti stupa and other attraction. Return by evening. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Bodhgaya - Varanasi

After breakfast on time transfer to airport to board flight to Varanasi. On arrival met and transfer to the hotel. Evening visit the ghats of Ganga to witness the spectacular Aarti ceremony - thouands of lamps floating on the river Ganges. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Varanasi

Early morning boat ride on river ganges. Later after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Varanasi visiting Banaras Hindu University - ancient centre of Hindu Education and excursion to Sarnath. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Varanasi - Khajuraho

After breakfast on time transfer to the airport to board flight to Khajuraho. Arrive and check-into the hotel. Evening visit souther group of Jain tempes. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Khajuraho

After Breakfast follow your expert guide to visit western ghat of Chandela dynasty temples famous for their spectacular sculptures and carvings. Visit the Northern and Eastern group of temples. Evening for leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Khajuraho - Bhopal

After Breakfast on time take a flight to Bhopal (if schedule permits) or drive to Jhansi to board shatabdi train to Bhopal. On arrival check -into the hotel. Evening at relax. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Bhopal - Sanchi - Bhopal

After Breakfast take and excursion to Sanchi - famous for its Stupas dating from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD. Return by evening, overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Bhopal - New Delhi - Onward destination

After Breakfast on time transfer to airport to board flight to New Delhi. On arrival met and transfer to airport to board onward destination flight with sweet memories of your India Visit.

  • Accommodation on Single/Twin/Triple sharing basis as per the itinerary & requirement.
  • Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel. Welcome or Farewell Dinner at New Delhi.
  • Private chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Services of an Excellent English Speaking local guide as per the itinerary.
  • Boat ride on river Ganga.
  • Light & Sound show tickets at Khajuraho.
  • Airfare for the sector New Delhi – Bodhgaya, Bodhgaya – Varanasi, Varanasi – Khajuraho, Khajuraho – Bhopal in economy class.
  • Service of our representative on arrival /departure at airport/railway station.
  • Mineral water bottles during intercity drives.
  • All presently applicable govt. taxes

Exclusion:

Any international airfare/trainfare, VISA fee, Entrance fee, Camera/Video Camera fee, if any. Any tips/gratuities to hotel/service staff, Portage, any expenditure of personal nature viz. alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, internet/fax/telephone usage, laundry, shopping or any other item not specifically mentioned in “Inclusion” column above.