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India Buddhist Tour with Lumbini

Buddhist
  • Starts Delhi
  • +10 destinations
  • Ends Delhi
63000
-30%
90000 Special Discount
(Starting Price Per Person On Twin Sharing Basis)
11 Days / 10 Nights
Inclusions

AGE RANGE - 1 to 80 Years Old
PHYSICAL RATING - Easy
BEST TIME TO VISIT - Round the Year
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Duration: 11 Days
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Tour Highlights

  • Cycle Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
  • Visit Jetavana and Ananda Bodhi Tree at Shravasti - the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala.
  • Visit Lumbini - the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
  • Visit Nirvana Temple and Ramabhar Stupa in Kushinagar.
  • Visit Vaishali - mentioned in the Ramayana and in the Buddhist literature, it is also reputed as the birthplace of Lord Mahavira and the capital of Lichchavis.
  • Visit the Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya.
  • Boat Cruise and Evening Aarti in Varanasi.
  • Exclusive shopping tours in local markets to get a feel of real Indian art and culture.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Stay - Delhi

On the day of arrival at the New Delhi airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city's bustling streets or wander its wide tree-lined boulevards to get your first taste of India. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Accommodation, Transfers

Stay - New Delhi

Embark on a full day of sightseeing beginning in Old Delhi with a visit to the stunning Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Asia, and the Raj Ghat, a moving memorial to Mahatma Ghandi. Take a short rickshaw ride at the Chandni Chowk (A huge market of spices and clothes), also visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, and Qutub Minar. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Shravasti

After breakfast, we will transfer you to New Delhi Railway Station to board an express train to Lucknow. Upon arrival at Lucknow, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to Shravasti - the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, it has the honor for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetavana Gardens. Upon arrival at Shravasti, rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Lumbini

After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing around Shravasti, visit Jetavana and Ananda Bodhi Tree. Later we will transfer you to the Indo-Nepal border, where you will be received by Alkof Holidays Nepal counterpart and he will get you transferred to Lumbini - the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Lumbini is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival at Lumbini, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Kushinagar

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Lumbini visit the Ashoka Pillar, built in 259BC by Ashoka The Great - the Emperor of India. In the 7th century, the pillar was struck by lightning and split into two parts, the site was lost for six centuries, re-founded in 1895. Also take a walk through the monasteries made by many nationals. Also visit Maya Devi Temple, dedicated to the mother of lord Buddha, Maya Devi. The temple was built during the 2nd century. After sightseeing of Lumbini, drive to Kushinagar crossing Indo-Nepal border. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, and later for sightseeing of Kushinagar, visit Nirvana Temple and Ramabhar Stupa. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Rajgir

After breakfast leave for Rajgir. On the way, visit Vaishali - mentioned in the Ramayana and in the Buddhist literature, it is also reputed as the birthplace of Lord Mahavira and the capital of Lichchavis from early times. At Vaishali, visit Ashoka Pillar, Buddha stupa and Shanti stupa. After Vaishali sightseeing, proceed toward Rajgir for night stay.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Bodhgaya

After breakfast, head out for sightseeing of Rajgir. Lord Mahavir, spent 14 years of his life at Rajgir and Nalanda. Visit the monastery of Venuvana Vihar built by King Bimbisara for Lord Buddha to reside. Later leave for Bodhgaya. Upon arrival at Bodhgaya, check-in at the hotel for night stay.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Bodhgaya

After breakfast, head out for an escorted tour of Bodhgaya. Visit The Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Great Buddha Statue, Niranjana River, Sujata Temple and lots of other significant temples. The Mahabodhi temple is built on the east of the sacred tree stands majestically 17 feet high on a base 5 feet square, and consists of a soaring pyramidal tower surmounted by a stupa. Besides the Mahabodhi temple, visit several Buddhist temples built by the followers of Buddhism from all over the world. In the evening, drive back to the hotel for night stay.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Varanasi

Early in the morning, check-out from the hotel and leave for Varanasi. On the way visit Sarnath. Sarnath enjoys the extraordinary privilege of Lord Buddha delivering his first sermon after attaining enlightenment 2500 years ago. At Sarnath, visit a number of Buddhist sites that include the famous Dhamekh Stupa, the seat of the holy 'Buddha' and the ruins of Dharmarajika Stupa and Mulagandhakuti Temple. Also visit the most popular "The Ashoka Pillar" built by the emperor Ashoka. The Lion Capital on top of this pillar is now the National Emblem of India and stands apart for its excellent artistry and carvings. Overnight stay at the hotel in Varanasi.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing

Stay - Delhi

Early morning enjoy a boat ride in river Ganges looking at the beautiful Ghats passing by. The experience will be completely ecstatic as boat’s helm cuts through clam waters of Ganges creating ears pleasing music. Take a holy dip in the water of river Ganga. Stroll around various ghats and visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple or Golden Temple - One of the popular and must visit temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. After enjoying your trip, our representative will accompany you to the airport from where you will board your flight to IGI Airport, New Delhi. Upon arrival, our representative will transfer you to the hotel for night stay.


Includes: Breakfast, Accommodation, Transfers, Sightseeing


After breakfast at the hotel, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to the New Delhi airport to board the flight to your home or onward destination.


Includes: Breakfast, Transfers


Inclusions

  • Assistance during arrival and departure
  • 10 Nights accommodation based on double/twin sharing basis
  • Meals - Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel
  • Express train from Delhi to Lucknow
  • One way flight from Varanasi to Delhi
  • Transportation - Entire Trip, Including Airport Transfers, Sightseeing by an AC vehicle.
  • Sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • Cycle Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • 1 Mineral water bottles per person per day
  • All currently applicable taxes

Transport

  • 1-2 persons - Air-conditioned sedan car such as Etios/Dezire or similar
  • 3-4 persons - Air-conditioned MUV car such as Toyota Innova or similar
  • 5-10 persons - Air-conditioned mini-van such as Tempo Traveler or similar

Exclusions

  • Visas Fee (if applicable)
  • Any International or Domestic Flight which is not mentioned in Inclusion part
  • Porterage, laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines and alcoholic beverages, mineral water, items of personal nature and food or drink which is not part of the itinerary
  • Any Entrance Fees, Camera Fees
  • Anything not mentioned in the Itinerary

How to book a trip?

If you are interested in booking any of our brochure tours, you may simply send us an email giving us your details. We normally need an advance amount once we confirm the arrangements for the tour. The amount depends on the services you may require for the tour. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash. We need balance payment before arrival or as per below schedule.


  • 30 days or more before the date of departure: 25% of the total cost
  • 29 - 20 days before the date of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • 19 - 16 days before the date of departure: 100% of the total cost

Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 16 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.

Cancellation

If you cancel your holiday:

You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges per person applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:


  • Between 30 - 45 days before the date of departure: 25% of the total cost
  • Between 17 - 29 days before the date of departure: 50% of the total cost
  • Up-to 16 days before the date of departure: 100% of the total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday:

We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.


Travel Documents

Documents to be submitted:

  • Photo ID proof.
  • Passport (Only for Foreign Tourists / NRI).
Payment & Collect - Pay the registration amount / full tour price by Cheque, Demand Draft, Online and collect:

  • Tour itinerary, travel and hotel details (On Email & Hard Copy)
  • Receipt of payment (On Email & Hard Copy)
  • Visa folder for World Tour(s) (Hard Copy)

Note: After the payment is successful, an acknowledgement message is sent to the guest's registered email ID. This message contains the bank details, the amount credited along with the date and place of payment. In case the message is not received, you are requested to contact your dedicated tour manager or call Alkof Holidays corporate office immediately on +91-9717930209


Frquently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Travel is one of those things that naturally gives rise to queries, concerns and doubts, so we’re here to put your mind at ease. Various "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" on your travel to India will be covered into the document. Kindly go through the same and if there are other unanswered questions and clarifications, it would be our pleasure to address the same too.


Many of our travelers join because they are traveling solo. So yes it is absolutely safe to travel solo on this tour. As a solo traveler, you have to pay single supplement charges. Please let us know at time of booking and we’ll arrange the rooming configuration accordingly.
Our tour cost includes personal assistance during arrival and departure, hotel accommodations with breakfast, all transfers, sightseeing and excursions by private air-conditioned car/van/coach depending on a number of persons with as per itinerary, English speaking local guide, all applicable taxes and dedicated manager with 24x7 support. We can also include lunch and dinner, domestic flights, and other services on request at an additional cost.
The check-in and the check-out timings in a majority of the hotels are 1400 hours and the 1200 hours respectively. Early check-in's and late check-out's are subject to availability of the rooms, thus we suggest you to book your room(s) previous night itself if you arriving early then the normal check-in time or if you have a late check-out. Just let us know your arrival and departure timing at the time of booking your tour with us and we will help you in managing your stay for the extra hours.
We provide 3 star comfort hotels in our standard tour packages. However you can always upgrade your accommodations to 4 star hotels or 5 star luxury hotels or charming boutique hotels/heritage palaces or any special hotel of your choice at an additional cost.
Alkof Holidays is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. We ask that you carefully consider whether you are physically and mentally able to complete the itinerary. We will make reasonable adjustments to the operation of our trip to facilitate the requirements of disabled travelers – such as booking ground floor accommodation or having your tour manager communicate important directions in writing as well as verbally. Further please let us know at the time of booking and we’ll arrange your tour accordingly.
One must possess a passport which is valid for minimum 6 months from the date of entry into India. Many countries have been included in the list of countries whose citizens are provided E-Visa facility provided they apply 72 hours in advance. Other nationals need to obtain Indian visa in advance to enter India.
Yes. It is advisable that you buy a comprehensive medical/travel insurance in advance from your country before traveling to India.
You will be greeted by our representative at the airport on your arrival. He shall be holding a company placard with your name written on it for your identification. We shall also provide you list of emergency 24 hours contact phone numbers for your assistance.
We provide dedicated tour managers to all our guest with 24 X 7 personal assistance. Our office is open 24 hours a day which means that you will always have someone to assist you even at any point of time. We shall also give you mobile nos. of our executives who you may call, email or whatsapp in case of any need.
YES. You can surely custom design the holiday packages as per your preferences.
If you are interested in booking any of our brochure tours, you may simply send us an email giving us your details. We normally need an advance amount once we confirm the arrangements for the tour. The amount depends on the services you may require for the tour. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash. We need balance payment before arrival.
We shall do our best to make changes as per your request and shall not charge you anything unless there is penalty charged by hotels etc, for making these changes.

Questions & Answers

Our team of travel expert are there for you always! If you have any questions about this tour, then please don't hesitate to contact us 24/7 and we will get back to you latest within 6 hours!





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