Day 02 : Delhi - Gonda
Gonda by Night Train.
Day 03 : Gonda - Sravasti
Arrive Gonda and proceed to Sravasti. Upon arrival transfer to hotel.
Sravasti is located near the Rapti River is said to have been founded by the mythological king, Sravast. Its modern name is Saheth-Maheth. Bifurcated into two parts, namely Saheth and Maheth, Sravasti contains the ruins and relics of Jain and Buddhist temples, forts and stupas.
In Buddhist times (6th century BC-6th century AD), Sravasti was the capital of the kingdom of Kosala and was important both as a prosperous trading centre and for its religious associations. Shravasti or Sravasti is intimately associated with the life of Buddha. Buddha is believed to have spent 24 monsoons of his life, in the city.
Day 04 : Sravasti - Lumbini
Morning drive to Balrampur enroute visit Lumbini- the birthplace of Lord Buddha and the Lumbini Garden. In the afternoon visit the Mayadevi temple.
Day 05 : Lumbini - Kushinagar
From Lumbini proceed Kushinagar. One of the principal centers of Buddhist pilgrimage is Kushinagar where Shakyamuni entered Mahaparinirvana his death and cremation, that marked his final liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth.
Overnight in Kushinagar.
Day 06 : Kushinagar - Vaishali - Patna
These cities mark the ancient glory of the Ashokan & Chanakyan Era.
Morning leave for Patna en-route visit Vaishali. The site where Buddha was offered a bowlful of honey by the monkeys, a miracle at the nature. It was here that Lichchhavis erected a Stupa over their share of the relics of the Buddha after Parinirvana of the latter.
Continue journey to Varanasi. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 07 : Patna - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya
Morning journey to Patna. Arrive and drive to Bodh Gaya for Patna enroute visiting Rajgir, which is a great holy place of the Buddhists. It is the ancient Rajagriha or Girivraja, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Magadha.
Continue to Nalanda, the world famous ruins of Nalanda University.
Continue drive to Bodhgaya. Arrive and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 08 : Bodhgaya - Varanasi
Morning leave for Varanasi enroute visit Sarnath. Sarnath. The site where Buddha delivered his first sermon to his five disciples, preaching the middle path for attaining 'Nirvana'. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 09 : Varanasi - Allahabad - Kanpur
Morning leave for Kanpur en-route visit Allahabad. Later city sight seeing.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 : Kanpur - Sanksya - Agra
Proceed to Agra th next day en-route visit Sanksya. Arrive and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 11 : Agra - Delhi
Breakfast at hotel. Later city sight seeing.
Lunch at hotel. Proceed for Delhi.