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Sonepur Fair With Buddhist Circuit Tour

Package Duration
13 Days / 12 Nights
Destination Covered
New Delhi - Sravasti - Lumbini - Patna - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Kushinagar

  • Day 1 : 24th, Nov 2012 Delhi Arrival

    Description :

    Fly to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, you will be Greeted and Escorted by Prudent Travels Holidays to your Hotel.

    On arrival at hotel check in. (Room will be available from 1200 Noon).

    In its 3000 years of existence; seven cities have risen where the present capital of India stands. Here you'll encounter a fascinating blend of the ancient and the contemporary. Where government buildings, medieval palaces and bazaars exist beside a modern metropolis. Delhi is a city waiting to be explored.

    Overnight at the Hotel.

    Day 2 : 25th, Nov 2012 Delhi

    • India Gate

    Description :

    After breakfast enjoy a full day city tour of Old & New Delhi. Visit the Red Fort the 17th century imposing fortress built in red sandstone is surrounded by a huge 33m high boundary wall. Inside are exquisite palaces and beautiful gardens.

    Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656 at a cost of one million Rupees has perfect proportions. India's largest mosque where more than 20.000 people can kneel in prayer. The interior of the prayer hall is divided into aisles by arches. The walls and floors are of marble inlay panels.

    Also visit the Raj Ghat on the banks of the river Yamuna is Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. The memorial lies in the midst of landscaped gardens and made of a simple square platform of black marble inscribed with his last words "Hey Ram". An eternal flame burns 24 hours.

    Drive through Lutyens Delhi and see India Gate Built of Bharatpur stone, commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the 1st world war. 13516 names of British and Indian soldiers killed in the Afghan War of 1919 are engraved on the arch and foundations. Photo stop at Rashtrapati Bhawan once the Viceroy's residence is now the official residence of the President of India.

    Later in the afternoon explore New Delhi. Visit the Humayun's Tomb, built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th. Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal. The elements in its design a squat building, lighted by high arched entrances, topped by bulbous dome and surrounded by the char bagh (garden divided into quadrants), water channels and fountains.

    Later visit the Qutub Minar the landmark of Delhi, a huge tower of victory started in 1199 and completed in 1368. The Minar is 72.5m high with a diameter at the base 14.4m and 2.7m at the top. The tower has 379 steps to the top.

    Overnight at the Hotel.

    Day 3 : 26th, Nov 2012 Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti

    Description :

    Morning, transfer to the railway station to board the train Lucknow Swaran Shatabdi at 0615 Hrs to Lucknow.

    On arrival in Lucknow at 1230 Hrs drive to Sravasti.

    Sravasti seems to have fascinated Lord Buddha very much for he spent over 1/4th of his life over here, recollecting the Jatakas or the stories of his previous births. Today Sravasti is full of old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples. The city is believed to be founded by Mythological King Sravasti and has old stupas, majestic monasteries and several; temples.

    Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 4 : 27th, Nov 2012 Sravasti - Lumbini

    Description :

    Morning visit the stupa and monasteries town and then drive to Lumbini. Prince Siddhartha was born here in about BC 563.

    Lumbini - a place in the South-Western Terai of Nepal, evokes a kind of holy sentiment to the millions of Buddhists all over the world-as do the Jerusalem to Christians and Mecca to Muslims. Lumbini is the place Lord Buddha - the apostle of peace and the light of Asia, was born in 623 B. C. On arrival, check in at the Hotel.

    Later visit Sacred Garden, a small complex lying at the southern end of Lumbini. It marks the place where the Buddha is reputed to have been born and contains all of the area's important historical monuments and archaeological finds. You will visit Maya Devi Mandir, believed to date as far as the 3rd or 4th century BC. Peepul tree, under which Maya Devi is believed to give birth, Ashokan Pillar and Pushkarni.

    Overnight at the Hotel.

    Day 5 : 28th, Nov 2012 Lumbini - Kushinagar

    Description :

    After breakfast, drive to Khushinagar- a small wooded town. It was here Lord Buddha ended his earthly journey passed into Mahaparinirvana. In the evening visit Mutkabandha Stupa - believed to have been built to preserve the relics of Buddha.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Package Excludes :
    • Any airport taxes.
    • Any airfares.
    • Any new tax imposed by the Government.
    • Any entrances.
    • Any meals other than specified.
    • Any expenditure of personal nature such as tips, drinks, telephone charges, laundry etc.

Contact Detail

Prudent Travels Holidays

Contact Person :-

Mr Ajay Kumar Singh

Address :- 102, Jyoti Ower,New Dakbunglow Road, Patna, Bihar, India - 800001

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