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Buddhist Pilgrimage to Dambadiva

Buddhist Pilgrimage to Dambadiva


Buddhist Pilgrimage to Dambadiva

5 Days and 4 Nights Twin Sharing

50000.00 Price Per Adult

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Buddhist Pilgrimage to Dambadiva


Day 01  Arrive Varanasi (L/D)

Welcome on arrival. Meet & Transfer to the Hotel.

After lunch, travel to Sarnath, Sarnath is the place where the Buddha preached his first sermon in home to perhaps the most interesting landmark on India's religious and historical landscape. This remarkable structure honoring the Buddha was built by AshokaThere's the Deer Park, where the Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Towards the southern fringes of the Deer Park are the MulgandhaVihar, the DhamekStupa and the Ashoka Pillar. The 34-metre-high Dhamek Stupa towers over the gardened heart of Sarnath and marks the spot where the Buddha is said to have preached the famous first sermon. The majestic Ashoka Pillar to its east records the visit of Emperor Ashoka to Sarnath and was originally adorned by a capitol of four lions. Now, the four lions, adopted as the National Emblem of India. Also visit Museum and Srilankan Temple.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.

Day 02 - Varanasi  Bodhgaya (B/L/D)

Morning drive to Bodhgaya, check-in at Hotel.

Visit Mahabodhi Temple, In the 6th century B.C. Prince Siddhartha Gautama attained Supreme Enlightenment at this Holy place and became the Buddha.

The sacred Bodhi tree - the shades under which the Siddhartha Gautama meditated and attained Enlightenment on the full Moon day of VaisakhPurnima (May month). It was under this tree that the Buddha spent the first week in meditation after attaining Enlightenment. The present tree is probably the fifth succession of the original tree.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 03  Bodhgaya (B/L/D)

Full day visit Bodhgaya Temples including Sujata Temple & Scared Niranjana River.

Sujata VillageAbout 2 km to the west of Bodh Gaya, flows the Phalgu River. There lies a small shrine (Sujata temple) dedicated to Sujata, the tribal woman who offered kheer (rise pudding) to the Lord Buddha.

River Niranjana, running South to North, on the bank of which Buddhagaya is situated. The river Niranjana is flowing on in glossy stream, showing the bathing places with gradual descents of steps, presenting a charming land scape, and affording glimpses into the neighbouring hamlets easy to access. This must needs be the fitting place for a scion of a noble race streanously striving after the highest attainments

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 04  Bodhgaya  Rajgir/Nalanda - Patna (B/L/D)

AM drive to Patna, via cover Rajgir Gridhakuta Hill  The Rajgirhills, also known as "Rajhara" hills, lie near the city of Rajgir in central regions of the Indian state of Bihar. It is an important Buddhist, Hindu and Jain pilgrimage site.

The hills consist of two parallel ridges extending around 65 km. At their highest point, the hills rise to an altitude of 388 meters, but most of the hills are around 300 meters high. Between these two ridges lie a number of places of historical importance, dating from the period of the Mahabharata, Gautam Buddha, Mahavira, Mauryas and the Guptas.

World Peace Stupa  Pokhara Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument on a hilltop in Ananda hill of PumdiBhumdi Village Development Committee, in the district of Kaski, Nepal. Shanti Stupa in Pokhara was built by Nipponzan-Myohoji monk Morioka Sonin with local supporters under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii, a Buddhist monk and the founder of Nipponzan-Myohoji.

Ruins of Bimbisar Jail - Bimbisara (558 BC 491 BC) was a King, and later, Emperor of theMagadha empire from 542 BC till 492 BC and belonged to the Haryanka dynasty. His expansion of the kingdom, especially his annexation of the kingdom of Anga to the east, is considered to have laid the foundations for the later expansion of the Maurya Empire.

He is also known for his cultural achievements and was a great friend and protector of the Buddha. Bimbisara built the city of Rajagriha, famous in Buddhist writings. He was succeeded on the throne by his son Ajatashatru.

Visit Ruins of worlds ancient Nalanda University. Historical sources indicate that the University had a long and illustrious life which lasted almost continually for 800 years from the fifth to the twelfth century CE. It was a completely residential university with over 2,000 teachers and 10,000 students. The Nalanda ruins reveal through their architectural components the holistic nature of knowledge that was sought and imparted at this University. It suggests a seamless co-existence between nature and man and between living and learning.

Afternoon continue to Patna. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 05  PatnaVaishaliKushinagar (B/L/D)

Early morning drive to Kushinagar via visit Vaishali, check-in Hotel Lotus Nikko. Visit Kushinagar Temple&RamabharStupa.

Kushinagar is another principal centre of Buddhism, worth a sincere admiration, is the place where Lord Buddha passed away at this place near the Hiranyavati River and was cremated at the Ramabharstupa. It was once a celebrated center of the Malla kingdom.In 543 BC, on a full moon night of Magh the legend delivered lecture to his Sangha and declared that he is going to leave the mortal world soon enough.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Kushinagar.

Day 06  Kushinagar-Lumbini (B/L/D)

Early morning drive to Lumbini. Complete immigration formalities at India & Nepal Borders (Ensure Double Entry Visa for India & SGL Entry for Nepal). Visit Birth place of Lord Buddha. The Lord Buddha was born in 623 BC in the sacred area of Lumbini located in the Terai plains of southern Nepal, testified by the inscription on the pillar erected by the Mauryan Emperor Asoka in 249 BC. Lumbini is one of the holiest places of one of the world's great religions, and its remains contain important evidence about the nature of Buddhist pilgrimage centres from as early as the 3rd century BC.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Lumbini.

Day 07  Lumbini-Sravasti Via Kapilvastu (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Sravasti, en-route visit Kapilvastu. Kapilavastu, formerly Taulihawa, is a municipality and administrative center of Kapilvastu District in the Lumbini Zone of southern Nepal. It is located roughly 25 kilometres to the northwest of Lumbini, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is widely believed to be the birthplace of Gautama Buddha.

On arrival, Sravasti, transfer to Hotel for Lunch. After that proceed to Visit Jetvana, Jetavana was one of the most famous of the Buddhist monasteries in India. It was the second monastery donated to Gautama Buddha, after the Veluvana in Rajagaha. Jetavana is located just outside the old city of Savatthi.

Jetavana was the place where the Buddha gave the majority of his teachings and discourses, having passed at Jetavana 19 (out of 45) rainy seasons more than in any other monastery.

Also visit Anand Bodhi Tree &Angulimal Caves &Srilanka Temple.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Sravasti.

Day 08  Sravasti  Lucknow (By surfaces) Lucknow  Delhi (by afternoon train) (B/L/Dinner on board Train)

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Lucknow. On arrival, transfer to hotel for lunch. Timely transfer to Railway station to catch the Train for Delhi.Dinner on board Train.
On arrival Delhi, transfer to hotel, overnight stay at Delhi.

DAY 09  Delhi + Dep. (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for visit National Museum, The National Museum in New Delhi is one of the largest museums in India. Established in 1949, it holds variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art. The Museum has around 200,000 works of art, both of Indian and foreign origin, covering over 5,000 years.

India gate  At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.

Parliament & President House - The Parliament house is a cirular colonnaded building. It also houses ministerial offices,numerous committee rooms and an excellent library as well. Conceived in the Imperial Style, the Parliament House consists of an open verandah with 144 columns.
The domed circular central hall with oak paneled walls and the three semi-circular buildings are used for the RajyaShabha and LokShabha meetings.

Lunch at city restaurant.

Transfer to Delhi international airport for return flight to Colombo.


Package Cost Is valid 31st December 2016

SHARING TWIN     LKR 126,895/- per person
SINGLE ROOM       LKR 151,995/- per person
SHARING TRIPLE   LKR 126,495/- per person
CHILD                   LKR 124,495/- per child (Between 2- 12YEARS)

INFANT                 LKR 19,995/- (Between 0  2 YEARS)



•  Economy Class Return Air Fare
•   Visa fee for India/Nepal.
•  Assistance with visadocumentation and submission of visa
•  Travel Insurance (Coverage: US $ 75,000/-) (Subject to conditions as per insurance policy)
•  Hotel Accommodation in India as per the itinerary
•  Daily Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
•  Arrival/Departure/Transfers and Sightseeing in India, NepalA/C Coach as per the itinerary
•  English speaking local guide/representative throughout the tour
•  Train ticket from Lucknow to Delhi in air-con chair class.
•  Boat Ride at river Ganges
•  01 Bottle mineral water per pax per day.
•  Airport taxes in Sri Lanka
•  Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
•  Assistance on Arrival & Departure
•  Tips for the Guides, Drivers, Hotel, Restaurant staff & Airport Representative


•  Transportation to/from Colombo Airport
•  Any Meals during transit at the Airports
•  Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
•  Transportation to/from Colombo Airport
•  Excess baggage charges
•  Liquor/Laundry
•  Expenses of a personal nature
•  Camera/video entrance fees
•  Excess baggage charges
•  Beverages during the meals / Laundry

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