Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
On arrival our representative will meet and assist you at the airport. Transfer and check into the hotel. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
Morning after breakfast proceed for the full day sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi including Birla temple, Red Fort (closed on Monday) , Jama Mosque , Rajghat (stands as a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi), Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus temple & Qutab Minar. Also have the view of India Gate, Parliament House of India, President Palace from outside. Back to hotel . Overnight at Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi - Varanasi by flight
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to the airport to catch the flight for Varanasi. On arrival our representative will meet and assist you at the airport. Later transfer and check into the hotel.Later proceed for excursion tour to Sarnath where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. Visit to Chaukhandi Stupa Dhamek Stupa and the Ashoka Pillar. Back to Varanasi.Overnight at Varanasi.
Day 04: Varanasi
Early morning enjoy the boat ride at Ganges. Breakfast at the hotel. Then proceed for full day sightseeing of Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas and the Banaras Hindu University. Overnight at Varanasi.
Day 05: Varanasi - Bodhgaya
Morning check out and drive to Bodhgaya - the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon visit to Bodhgaya Temple. Overnight at Bodhgaya.
Day 06: Bodhgaya – Rajgir – Nalanda -Patna
Morning drive to Patna enroute visit Rajgir (Buddha spent many years in Rajgir and delivered some of the most important discourses here). At Rajgir visit the Gridhkut Hill and Vishwa Shanti Stupa. Proceed to Nalanda and visit to Nalanda Univeristy (established in the 5th century B.C., & is recorded as the world's earliest university, Nalanda today is in ruins but still it imparts the scholarly look) & Archaeological Museum. Proceed to Patna and check in to the hotel. Overnight at Patna
Day 07: Patna –Bhubaneswar (Overnight Train Journey)
Morning after breakfast visit to Patna Sahib & Patna Museum. Later check out and transfer to railway station to board the train for Bhubaneswar. Overnight in Train.
Day 08: Arrival at Bhubneshwar
Morning on arrival at Bhubaneswar railway station met by our representative & transfer to hotel. Later visit to famous city temples including Rajarani, Parsurameswar, Mukteswar, Lingaraj & Vaital. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 09: Excursion to Diamond Triangle
After breakfast make a day Excursion to the diamond triangle (Ratnagiri-Udayagiri & Lalitgiri) & explore the chityas,Viharas and Stupas. Also visit the Museum at Ratnagiri. Back to Bhubaneswar. Overnight at Bhubaneswar.
Day 10: Bhubneshwar - Konark- Puri
Morning drive to Puri enroute visit Dhauli the peace pagoda , Pipli the appliqué viallge & Konark Sun temple (one of the world famous heritage site) . Proceed to Puri and check in to the hotel. Rest time relax on the golden beach. Overnight at Puri.
Day 11: Puri – Chilika – Gopalpur
Morning visit to Jagannath temple (from roof top as non hindus are not allowed) . Then drive to the Gopalpur enroute visit to the largest brackish water lake- Chilika lagoon and enjoy the boat cruise to discover the migratory birds island at Nalabana island. Proceed to Gopalpur and check in to the hotel. Overnight at Gopalpur.
Day 12: Excursion To Chandragiri
After breakfast drive to Chandragiri (situated in between the lush green forest - a unique destination for the Buddhist) to visit the Tibetian settlement. Back to Gopalpur. Overnight at Gopalpur.
Day 13: Gopalpur - Bhubaneswar – Kolkata
Morning after breakfast visit to Patisonapur beach (Quiet & Secluded beach). Back to hotel and check out from the hotel. Then drive to Bhubaneswar enroute visit Khandagiri & Udaigiri Jain caves. Evening transfer to airport to board the flight for Kolkata. On arrival at Kolkata transfer to hotel. Overnight at Kolkata.
Day 14: Kolkata
Morning after breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing including visit to Kali Temple of Kalighat, Birla Temple, Victoria Memorial Hall, St. John Cathedral Church, Indian Museum, Dalhousie Square, Howrah Bridge & flower Market. Back to hotel & Overnight.
Day 15: Departure From Kolkata
Departure transfer from hotel to airport for onwards journey.
|Some International flights operating to India from below buddhist countries|
|Cambodia - PNH - ThaiAirways - 1000||Bangkok - JetAirways - 1105-1450||New Delhi - 1800||0930m|
|New Delhi - AirIndia - 1350||Bangkok - BangkokAirways - 1935-2120||Cambodia - 2230||0710m|
|Cambodia - PNH - ChinaEastern - 1300||Kunming - ChinaEastern - 1825-2255||Kolkata - 2340||1210m|
|Kolkata - ThaiAirways - 0200||Bangkok - ThaiAirways - 0610-0755||Cambodia - 0905||0535m|
|Vietnam - SGN - ThaiAirways - 2050||Bangkok - ThaiAirways - 2215-2315||New Delhi - 0215||0655m|
|New Delhi - ChinaSouthern - 2310||Guangzhou - ChinaSouthern - 0650-0910||Vietnam - 1100||1020m|
|Vietnam - SGN - ThaiAirways - 2050||Bangkok - ThaiAirways - 2215-2345||Kolkata - 0045||0525m|
|Kolkata - ChinaEastern - 0030||Kunming - ChinaEastern - 0515-1550||Vietnam - 1810||1610m|
|China - PEK - ChinaSouthern - 1330||Guangzhou - ChinaSouthern - 1645-1850||New Delhi - 2210||1110m|
|New Delhi - ChinaSouthern - 1150||Guangzhou - ChinaSouthern - 1930-2100||China - 0010||0950m|
|China - PEK - AirChina - 1730||Hongkong - AirChina - 2105-2235||Kolkata - 0020||0920m|
|Kolkata - ChinaEastern - 0030||Kunming - ChinaEastern - 0515-0745||China - 1200||0900m|
|South Korea - KoreanAir - 1155||Jehu - KoreanAir - 1530-2010||New Delhi - 0100||1635m|
|New Delhi - ChinaSouthern - 2310||Hangzhou - ChinaSouthern - 0650-0955||South Korea - 1205||1500m|
|South Korea - ChinaEastern - 2240||Hangzhou - ChinaEastern - 2325-1410||Kolkata - 0115||1320m|
|Singapore - SingaporeAirlines - 1710||-||New Delhi - 2005||0525m|
|New Delhi - SingaporeAirlines - 0910||-||Singapore - 1730||0550m|
|Singapore - SilkairAir - 2100||-||Kolkata - 2235||0405m|
|Kolkata - SilkairAir - 2350||-||Singapore - 0640||0420m|
|Thailand - ThaiAirways - 1755||-||New Delhi - 2055||0430m|
|New Delhi - JetAirways - 1350||-||Thailand - 1935||0415m|
|Thailand - Indigo - 0205||-||Kolkata - 0310||0235m|
|Kolkata - Indigo - 1045||-||Thailand - 1440||0225m|
|Japan - AllNipponAirways - 1815||-||New Delhi - 0010||0925m|
|New Delhi - AllNipponAirways - 1935||-||Japan - 0650||0745m|
|Japan - AllNipponAirways - 1725||Bangkok - 2155-2345||Kolkata - 0045||1050m|
|Kolkata - AllNipponAirways - 0200||Bangkok - 0610-1025||Japan - 1845||1315m|
|Srilanka - Air India - 0820||-||New Delhi - 1210||03h50m|
|New Delhi - Sri Lanka - 1835||-||Sri Lanka - 2210||03h35m|
|Sri Lanka - Air India - 0820||New Delhi - 1210 - 1420||Kolkata - 1620||08h00m|
|Kolkata - Jet Airways - 0745||Dhaka - 0905 - 1205||Sri Lanka - 1505||07h20m|
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