Sravasti Holidays

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Day 1: Bodhgaya

Welcome to the start of your voyage of discovery through 'Incredible India'! You will be met at Delhi International Airport by our friendly local team and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to explore or relax as you like.

Day 2: Bodhgaya

Our day of exploring Gaya starts with a visit to the Mahabodhi temple “This holy place was built by Emperor Ashoka and has been documented by the UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Other highlights today include the Animesh Lochana Temple, the massive Buddhist Dharma Chakra, Lotus tank, the Archaeological Museum, Thai Temple, Indosan Nipponji Temple, Gelugpa Tibetan Monastery and the Giant statue of Buddha.

Day 3: Bodhgaya - Varanasi

Today we transfer you by road to Varanasi. Along the way your driver will stop in Aurangabad and drive you to various sites for you to visit at leisure. Highlights include Deo which is famous for its ancient Sun Temple, Siris here you can see a mosque that was built when Aurangzeb was the Mughal emperor. Onward to Umga that houses an ancient temple devoted to Lord Vishnu. We conclude wit visiting the ancient forts of Chandangadh, Pawai, and Mali. Arriving in Varanasi relax for a short time before our local guide will take you to the see evening ritual worship that places on the sacred Riiver Ganges a short walk from your hotel.

Varanasi Ghats

Day 4: 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). Later, we embark on a guided exploration of Sarnath, this is where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon to the five holy men; preaching the middle way to final 'NIRVANA’.

Bathers in the morning

Day 5: Varanasi - Sravasti

This morning we depart Varanasi and drive to Sravasti. En-route we will make a stop in the town of Ayodhya & Faizabad here your driver will drop you off to see a few different sites such as Fort Calcutta, Golap Bari (Rose Garden) in Faizabad and in particular the Hanuman Ghati in Ayodhya - You will also have time to eat lunch before we continue to Sravasti.

Day 6: Sravasti - Lumbini

Enjoy the morning to see the highlights of Sravasti such as Sobhanath Temple, Saheth and Maheth. After, we drive to Lumbini that involves crossing the border into Nepal - Arriving in the evening.

Day 7: Lumbini - Kushinagar

This morning we visit the birthplace of Lord Buddha in 623BC. The Lumbini Garden is famous for the Ashokan Pillar, which offers epigraphic evidence of Lord Buddha’s birth. After, we cross back into India and drive to Kushinagar.

Day 8: Kushinagar - Patna

This morning enjoy visiting the Wattthai Temple, Nirvana Stupa, Mathakuar Shrine, Mahaparinirvana Temple, Ramabhar Stupa and the Japanese Temple. We then drive to Patna stopping along the way to have time for a late lunch in Vaishali and then visiting it's historic sites such as the Ashokan Pillar, Bawan Pokhar Temple and the two Buddha Stupas. Arriving into Patna in the late evening.

Day 9: Patna - Rajgir

Today we drive onward to Rajgir, enroute we visit Nalanda visiting highlights there such as Hiuen Tsang Memorial Hall, the Nalanda Archaeological Museum, The Great Stupa and Bihar Sharif.Arriving into Rajgir in the earlier evening.

Day 10: Rajgir - Bodhgaya

Morning have a walk around town. This town is an ancient place full of artifacts, ruins, temples dating back to 1000 BC have been found here. After, we transfer you to Bodhgaya, making a stop en-route to visit Domasaree.

Shankar Bhagwan

Day 11: Bodhgaya

Your journey through 'Incredible India' comes to an end today, we will be sure to transfer you to Gaya airport in time for your flight home.

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