Kushinagar Holidays

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Varanasi Ghats

Day 1: Varanasi

Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! Arrive Varanasi, included transfer to hotel. Hotel check in time 14:00. This afternoon, we visit the River Ganges to attend the evening pilgrimage.

Bathers in the morning

Day 2: Varanasi

This morning, we enjoy a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges where we’ll view the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the many riverbank ghats (riverside steps). Afterwoods, enjoy a city tour including Bharat Mata Temple and Hindu University. This afternoon, we visit Sarnath, the site where Bhuddha gave his first sermon.

Saris drying

Day 3: Varanasi - Bodhgaya

Today, we drive to Bodhgaha which is roughly a 5 hour journey.

Day 4: Bodhgaya

Today, we enjoy a guided tour of Bodhgaha including Maha Bodhi Temple, Bodhi Treee, Sujatha Temple and Buddha Statue.

Day 5: Bodhgaya - Kushinagar

We have a long drive today, our journey to Kushinagar is roughly 9 hours.

Day 6: Kushinagar - Lumbini

This morning, we enjoy guided tour of Kushinagar including Mahapari Nirvana Temple, Museum and Ramabhar Stupa. This afternoon, we leave Kushinagar heading for Lumbini which will take us roughly 5 hours.

Day 7: Lumbini - Varanasi

This morning we visit the birth place of Lord Bhuddha and surrounding Monesteries and Maya Davi Temple before driving roughly 8 hours back to Varanasi.

Varanasi boats

Day 8: Varanasi

Departure transfer to the airport.

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last updated - 18 Dec 2014 3:23 AM