Day 01 : Delhi
arrival at Delhi by air you will be met by our
local representative who will assist you to
board a vehicle to out Hotel, afternoon we
depart for local sightseeing of Delhi covering
Rajpath, the capital's broadest avenue, for a
view of Parliament House, the President's House,
India Gate. Visit the Humayun's Tomb, Qutab
Minar and Birla Temple. Eveining return to
Hotel. Overnight stay at New Delhi.
02 : Delhi - Agra
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Agra :
TAJ MAHAL- Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a
white marble memorial to his beautiful wife
Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be
completed and was designed, and planned by
Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its
stunning design balance and perfect symmetry,
the Taj is also noted particularly for its
elegant domes, intricately carved screens and
some of the best inlay work ever seen.
AGRA FORT- Fort built in red sandstone with
its magnificent palaces, halls of public and
private audience and the beautiful gardens. This
is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house
arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the
last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from
across the river Jamuna.
Afternoon drive to Jaipur enroute visiting
FATEHPUR SIKRI -the deserted red Sandstone City,
Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and
palace in the late 16th century is an
exhilarating experience. It a veritable
fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine
condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the
court life must have been like in the days of
it's grandeur. and overnight stay in
Day 03 - Agra - Varanasi
After breakfast proceed for Agra - The city
of Taj. Upon arrival chech -in hotel. After
lunch visit famous Taj Mahal built by the mughal
emperor shah Jahan, in memory of his beloved
wife Mumtaj Mahal. Also visit Agra fort. Evening
transfer to railway station to board overnight
express train to Varanasi.
Day 04 - Varanasi
On arrival and transfer to hotel. Var4anasi
is probably the oldest living city in India and
one of the world's most ancient. It was earlier
known as Kasi - is a city that can not be
described, only experienced. Sunrise on the
riverfront, as seen from the board, can be a
spiritually uplifting sight. After breakfast
drive to Sarnath - where Buddha preached his
first sermon after he had attained enlightenment
at Bodhgaya. Visit the Ashok Pillar with its
four guardian lions that has been used as
independent India's national emblem. On return
back to Varanasi lunch at hotel or in a local
restaurant. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner
and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5 : Varanasi
After Breakfast Full Day Sightseeing and enjoy
boat ride at River Ganges, followed by a city
tour covering - Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata
Temple etc. and evening back to Hotel.
Day 06 - Varanasi - Bodhgaya
Early morning visit Ganga, bathing ghats and
boat ride. After breakfast drive to Bodhgaya. It
is here that Buddha attained enlightenment under
the Bodhi tree, the saplings of which can be
seen in the temple premises. Upon arrival check
in hotel. After freshen up take your hot lunch
at hotel. rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and
overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07 - Bodhgaya
Full day visit Mahabodhi temple - The Bodhi
tree, situated in the premises of the temple, is
the one under wich Buddha attained illumination.
White, Green and Red Flags, tied on to the tree,
form a canopy over seven sadred shrines, which
symbolizes the seven weeks that Buddha spent
here. Free to mediate in this holist spot of
Buddhism. Overnight Bodhgaya.
Day 08 - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Patna
Morning depart for Rajgir. Rajgir was the
capital of Magadh Empire around 800 BC. This is
evident from the remains of the cyclopean dry
stone that once enclosed the ancient city. Visit
the Ajatshtru Fort. Venuvana, and the bamboo
grove where Lord Buddha spent some time. Located
close is the Jivakamarvana Monastery (4-3rd BC).
After this take the cable car ride to visit the
Visvs Shanti Stupa built by the Japanese on top
of Ratnagiri mountain. From here you can have a
good view of the Griddakuta Hill (the hill of
vultures) from where Lord Buddha, delivered many
important sermons and also of the Sattapani
Cave, where the First Buddhist Council was one
of the greatest monastic university for years.
There is even monument to facilitate Chinese
traveller monk and writer hiuen Tsang who
studied at this university in th 7th century
A.D. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Patna - Delhi
After Breakfast Transfer to Patna Airport
and Evening Back to Delhi Airport.