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DAY 01: COLOMBO-GAYA-BODHGAYA.
Met upon arrival and after assistance at the airport, transfer to your hotel at Bodhgaya, 16 Kms. Arrive in Bodhgaya and check-in at your Hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. (Dinner).
DAY 02: BODHGAYA -VARANASI.
Morning proceed with the visit of Mahabodhi temple. It
was in Bodhgaya under the Bodhi tree that Gautam, the
prince, attained enlightenment to become Buddha. King
Ashok erected a shrine near the Bodhi tree, which was
replaced by Mahabodhi Temple in the 2nd century BC. It
houses a gilded image of the Buddha in the pose
signifying enlightenment, there are carvings on the Stupa
depicting tales from Buddha's lives. After lunch depart
by surface for Varanasi. (240 Kms). Arrive in Varanasi
and check-in at your hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch &
DAY 03: VARANASI-SARNATH-VARANASI.
After breakfast at hotel, proceed with visit of Sarnath,
the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his
first sermon. Sarnath was renowned schools of
learning from 6th century B.C. to 12th century A.D.
visit the ruins, the Stupa, the Buddhist temple and the
Museum. Rest of the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
DAY 04: VARANASI-KATHMANDU.
Early morning before sunrise, proceed with tour of the
famous ghats on the bank of holy river Ganges. On board the
boat, to see the bathing ghats and cremation site of Hindus.
Watching people religious bathing dips in the river with
offering of flowers etc to the holy river and worshipping at
the Ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a
visit to India. A true balance of Life and Death. Return to
hotel after the tour. Afternoon in time transfer to airport to
board flight for Kathmandu. Met upon arrival and after assistance at the airport transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast, lunch & Dinner).
DAY 05: KATHMANDU.
After breakfast at hotel, proceed with the sightseeing tour of city. Morning visit the temple of Bodhnath, the colossal Stupa, one of the largest in the World. This Stupa has the all seeing-eyes of the Buddha, constructed by king Mana Deva in expiation of his sins of the advice inset with prayer wheels. Also visit the Hindu’s holy, Pashupatinath Temple that is noted for its erotic woodcarvings of the struts. After lunch proceed with visit to the Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residential quarter, Mahadev and Parvati temple, Machhender Bahl-holy place for the Buddhists and Hindus, temple house of Kumari, the vestal virgin or the living Goddess. Walk around the local bazaars. Also visit Swayambhunath, the 2500 years old site with 5 Dhayani Buddha enshrined at the base of the Stupa.
DAY 06: KATHMANDU-VARANASI.
Morning at leisure. Afternoon in time transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi. Met upon arrival in Varanasi and Transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner).
DAY 07: VARANASI-BODHGAYA OR DELHI.
Morning at leisure. After early lunch at hotel, depart by surface for Bodhgaya (240 Kms). On arrival check-in at hotel. Dinner and overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast, lunch
DAY 08: BODHGAYA-GAYA-COLOMBO.
After breakfast at hotel, in time transfer to airport at Gaya to board flight for Colombo.