Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour of India

1N Mumbai , 2N Aurangabad , 2N Bhopal , 1N Agra , 2N Varanasi , 2N Bodhgaya and 1N Patna

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What's Included

Car Details
Road transport from Mumbai - A/c Vehicle
Hotel Details
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Destination Nights Hotel and Room Meals
Mumbai 1 night(s) Stay in camps/tents Breakfast
Aurangabad 2 night(s) Stay in camps/tents Breakfast
Bhopal 2 night(s) Stay in camps/tents Breakfast
Agra 1 night(s) Stay in camps/tents Breakfast
Varanasi 2 night(s) Stay in camps/tents Breakfast
Bodhgaya 2 night(s) Stay in camps/tents Breakfast
Patna 1 night(s) Stay in camps/tents Breakfast
Sightseeing and Transfers
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  • Air Conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Local English Speaking Guide for the sightseeing places.
  • Assistance on arrival & departure transfers.
  • All applicable taxes included.
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Day Wise Itinerary

This tour takes you from the Ajanta caves, created nearly thousand years after the Nirvana of Lord Buddha to the place where he attained his enlightenment. On this tour you will visit Mumbai,Aurangabad, Bhopal, Agra, Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Delhi, and more.

Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1

Day 01 : Arrival At Mumbai

On arrival at Mumbai, our representative will receive and transfer to the hotel. The seven islands that came to constitute Mumbai were home to communities of fishing colonies. For centuries, the islands came under the control of successive indigenous empires before being ceded to the Portuguese and subsequently to the British East India Company. During the mid-18th century, Bombay was reshaped by the British with large-scale civil engineering projects, and emerged as a significant trading town. It was renamed Mumbai in 1996. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2

Day 02 : Mumbai To Aurangabad

  • Morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Aurangabad. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visiting Ajanta caves 2000 year old 30 rock-hewn caves where paintings recount the life of Lord Buddha and the tales of this prince's earthly experiences.The beautiful murals and the frescoes still retain their colour and charm, which attracts thousands of tourists to this place every day.
  • Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Things to see and do

Ajanta Caves

The Ajanta Caves depict the stories of Buddhism spanning from the period from 200 B.C. and 650 A.D. These caves were discovered in the 19th century by some British Officers ...

Ajanta Caves Nr. Jalgaon, Aurangabad, India
Phone: Not Available

Travel from Mumbai to Aurangabad


1hrs 55min


6hrs 0min


6hrs 20min


8hrs 53min

Day 3

Day 03 : Sightseeing Tour Of Aurangabad

  • Morning after breakfast visit Ellora caves. Ellora's shrines are not exclusively Buddhist, but of the Hindu and Jain faiths as well.These monolithic carvings are intricate and are carved from top to bottom. The most famous amongst these is the Kailash cave dedicated to Lord Shiva.Afternoon visit Daulatabad Fort Just 13 km from Aurangabad,we can see a massive hill fortress,the Daulatabad fort.
  • Overnight stay at hotel.

Things to see and do

Ellora Caves

Ellora also known as Ellooru, is an archaeological site, 29 km North-West of the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra built by the Rashtrakuta dynasty. Well ...

Ellora Caves, Badlabai, MH 431101, India , Aurangabad
Phone: Not Available

Daulatabad Fort

Daulatabad is a 14th-century fort city in Maharashtra, India, about 16 kilometers northwest of Aurangabad. The place, was once as known as Devagiri, circa the sixth century AD...

Maharashtra State Highway 22, Daulatabad, Maharashtra 431002 , Aurangabad
Phone: 1800 22 9930

Kailash cave

Kailash cave is an archaeological site, 29 km (18 mi) North-West of the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra built by the Rashtrakuta dynasty . It ...

Sarafa Road, Near Mohan Talies Sarafa Road Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431...
Phone: Not Available

Day 4

Day 04 : Aurangabad To Mumbai - Bhopal

Morning after breakfast take flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival, take a small city tour visiing the Gate Way of India, Elephanta Caves and the Prince of Wales Museum. Drive pass the Marine drive and the Victoria Terminus. Evening board train for overnight journey to Bhopal. Overnight on board.

Things to see and do

Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves, Elephanta Island, Mumbai . Check out these fine examples of rock sculptures dedicated to Shiva. Even though many of them have been vandalized by Portuguese ...

Gharapuri, Maharashtra 400094 , Mumbai
Phone: 022 2204 4040

Gateway of India

The Gateway of India is a monument built during the British Raj in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. It is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai ...

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Phone: Not Available

Marine Drive

Also called the Queen's Necklace (a romanticized perception of the streetlights), Marine Drive was built in 1920 on reclaimed land from the back bay. The five kilometer-long ...

Mumbai, India
Phone: NA

Victoria Terminus

Victoria Terminus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic railway station which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways in Mumbai, India.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Chhatrapati Shiva...

Travel from Aurangabad to Bhopal


8hrs 5min


8hrs 33min


11hrs 25min

Day 5

Day 05 : Sightseeing Tour Of Bhopal

Morning arrive and transfer to hotel. Afternoon excursion of Sanchi stupa. Sanchi is a place of Buddhist Piligrimage. Overnight stay at hotel.

Things to see and do

Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi

Sanchi is a small village in Raisen District of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, it is located 46 km north east of Bhopal, and 10 km from Besnagar and Vidisha in the ...

Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh 464661, India , Bhopal
Phone: NA

Day 6

Day 06 : Bhopal To Agra

  • Morning after breakfast go for local sightseeing. Afternoon departure transfer to railway station to depart for Agra. It remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Arrive Agra and transfer from railway station to hotel for overnight stay.

Things to see and do

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, It is built by the bank of the Yamuna river not very far from the Agra Fort. Taj Mahal is a masterpiece of the Mughal ...

Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282010, India
Phone: 915222308916

$ 0 Average Cost

Agra Fort

Agra Fort built in red sand stone, it is the one of the famous sights of Agra other than Taj Mahal. The semi circular fort was started by Akbhar in 1565, and completed in ...

Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Phone: 0522 230 8017

$ 0 Average Cost

Panch Mahal - Fatehpur Sikri

It is also known as " Badgir ", which means wind catcher tower. Panch Mahal stands close to the Zenana quarters or Harem and that supports the fact that it acted as a ...

Travel from Bhopal to Agra


7hrs 1min

Fly to Delhi, train

7hrs 34min


9hrs 35min

Fly to Agra

11hrs 45min

Day 7

Day 07 : Agra To Varanasi

  • After breakfast visit Fatehpur-Sikri (40 kms. from Agra)-once the capital of Mughal Empire and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. Its fortifications and Palaces are in a wonderful state of preservation. Afternoon half day city tour visiting the World famous Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in the year 1652 as a memorial for his beloved wife MumtazMahal. The grandeur called the Taj is perhaps the most photographed, filmed, described and sketched building of the world. Agra Fort built and renovated over the centuries, this massive fort gained recognition only during the Mughal reign. Tomb of Itmad-ud-daullah- built by Empress Noorjehan in the memory of her father.Late evening departure transfer to railway station for overnight train to Varanasi.
  • Board on train.

Things to see and do

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, It is built by the bank of the Yamuna river not very far from the Agra Fort. Taj Mahal is a masterpiece of the Mughal ...

Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282010, India
Phone: 915222308916

$ 0 Average Cost

Agra Fort

Agra Fort built in red sand stone, it is the one of the famous sights of Agra other than Taj Mahal. The semi circular fort was started by Akbhar in 1565, and completed in ...

Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001
Phone: 0522 230 8017

$ 0 Average Cost

Travel from Agra to Varanasi

Fly from Agra

2hrs 5min

Train to Delhi, fly

6hrs 53min


8hrs 17min

Train via Mughal Sarai Junction (MGS)

10hrs 31min

Day 8

Day 08 : Sightseeing Tour Of Varanasi

  • Morning arrive and check in at hotel. After breakfast visit the temples of Varanasi.Varanasi is said to be the oldest surviving city of the world. Varanasi is also called as Kashi or Benaras. Being the most venerated pilgrim place in Hindu religion, Varanasi is said to be a museum of temples. Also called the city of temples, Varanasi is home to about 2,000 temples. People from all parts of India as well as the world come to Varanasi to visit these temples, making the holy temples of Varanasi amongst the most visited temples in India. Many important and famous temples are located at Ganga Ghats (river front), adding to the religious value of the holy river, Ganges.Most of the temples that are located on the Ganga Ghats are old and date back to the medieval period. According to legends the first Siva Jyotirlinga, the fiery pillar of light, came through the earth here and flared into the sky. Therefore Varanasi is also called Kashi, "the City of Light." The Kashi Vishwanath temple, located near the Ganga Ghats, is the most famous and important temple of Varanasi. In this temple resides the guardian of the holy city, Lord Shiva. Other important temples of Varanasi are the new Vishwanath temple, the Sankat Mochan temple, the Durga temple, the Kal Bhairav temple and the Mritunjaya temple.Afternoon visit to Sarnath- the holy shrine of the Buddhist where LORD BUDDHA preached his first sermon after he had gained Enlightenment. Sarnath, located just 12 km from the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, is the site of the deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma after his enlightenment. Sarnath is one of four holy Buddhist sites sanctioned by the Buddha himself for pilgrimage. The other three sites are: Lumbini (birth); Bodh Gaya (enlightenment); and Kushinagar (death).
  • The decaying ruins of the Mulagandhakuti Vihara mark the place where the Buddha spent his first rainy season in meditation. In the 7th century, a writer described it as 200 feet high and containing 100 niches containing a Buddha carving along each wall. A life-sized statue shows the Buddha turning the wheel of the law.
  • Overnight stay at hotel.

Things to see and do


Mumbai has several art galleries and museums, which preserve some of the most valuable ancient and medieval artifacts. Some of the most popular museums and galleries are the ...

159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Kala Ghoda, Fort Mumbai, Maharashtra 40002...
Phone: 022 2284 4519

Kashi Vishwanath temple

The Kashi Vishwanath temple considered as one of the holiest temples of India, is located in the heart of the cultural capital of India, Varanasi. It stands on the western ...

Kashi Vishwanath temple, Varanasi, India
Phone: 0542 239 2629

New Vishwanath Temple

The temple is a must visit while in Varanasi. This elegant temple structure is located almost at the centre of the BHU campus.

Banaras Hindu University Campus, Varanasi, India
Phone: Not Available

Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)

Durga temple, also known as the "monkey temple" is one of the important temples of Varanasi. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The Durga temple was built in the ...

Monkey Temple (Durga Temple), Varanasi, India
Phone: Not Available

Sri Sankata Mochan Hanuman Temple

Sankat Mochan temple is one of the sacred temples of Varanasi. It is located in the southern part of Varanasi, near the Banaras Hindu University. It is dedicated to the Hindu ...

Saket Nagar, Nagwa Lanka, Varanasi,
Phone: Not Available

Day 9

Day 09 : Varanasi To Bodhgaya

  • Morning Ghat tour of Varanasi.Varanasi or Kashi is older than traditions. Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity. Ghats of Ganga are perhaps the holiest spots of Varanasi. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the place to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins.
  • There are number of temples on the bank of the Ganga river in Varanasi. It is believed that people are cleansed physically, mentally and spiritually at Ganga Ghats. It is at the Ganga Ghats where we see life and death together. For thousands of years people have been thronging these Ghats to offer their morning prayers to the rising sun. There are more than 100 ghats along side Ganga in Varanasi. Some of the prominent and popular Ghats at Varanasi are the Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harischandra Ghat, Kabir Ghat and Assi Ghat. After early lunch drive down to Bodhgaya.On arrival check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Things to see and do

Ghat Tour

Spiritual life in Varanasi revolves around the ghats, the long string of bathing steps leading down to the water on the western bank of the Ganges. Most are used for bathing ...

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Dasaswamedh Ghat

Dashashwamedh Ghat is the main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganges River. It is located close to "Vishwanath Temple" and is probably the most spectacular ghat. Two Hindu ...

Dasaswamedh Ghat, Dashaswmedh Ghat Road, Ghats of varanasi, Bangali To... , Varanasi
Phone: Not Available

Assi Ghat

Assi Ghat is the southernmost ghat in Varanasi . To most visitors to Varanasi, it is known for being a place where long-term foreign students, researchers, and tourists ...

Assi Ghat, Varanasi, India

Manikarnika Ghat

MManikarnika Ghat is one of the ghats in Varansi and is most known for being a place of Hindu cremation. It is one of the oldest ghats in Varanasi. It is revered in Hindu ...

Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi, India
Phone: Not Available

Travel from Varanasi to Bodhgaya


3hrs 30min


4hrs 21min

Day 10

Day 10 : Sightseeing Tour Of Bodhgaya

  • Morning after breakfast full day sightseeing of Bodhgaya.
  • Here under the Bodhi tree (Tree of Awakening).Shakyamuni Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha, the "Enlightened One", the propounder of one of the great religions of the world.The tree that stands today is believed to have grown from the original Peepal tree under which Lord Buddha meditated. River Niranjana in which the Buddha bathed after attaining enlightenment flows quietly outside the tiny hamlet where the story of Prince Siddhartha ended and the saga of the Buddha began.
  • Overnight stay at hotel.

Things to see and do

Bodhi Tree

The Bodhi Tree, also known as Bo (from the Sinhalese Bo) and 'peepal tree' in Nepal and Bhutan, was a large and very old Sacred Fig tree (Ficus religiosa)[1] located in Bodh ...

Bodh Gaya, India , Bodhgaya
Phone: Not Available


Bathe Over 60,000 people come down to the waters edge every day to take a dip in the sacred waters of the Ganges. Try not to think too much about the dozens of sewage pipes ...

varanasi,india , Varanasi

Day 11

Day 11 : Bodhgaya To Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna

Morning after breakfast drive to Patna. Enroute lunch in Rajgir via Nalanda unversity ruins.Rajgir is 12 kms south of Nalanda on the road to Bodhgaya and is located in a verdant valley surrounded by rocky hills. It is sacred to the memory of founders of both Buddhism and Jainism. Lord Buddha spent many months of retreat during the rainy season here and used to meditate and preach on the Griddhankuta, the hill of the Vultures. An aerial ropeway provides the link with a hilltop stupa built by the Japanese. One one of the hills is the cave of Saptparni, the first Buddhist Council was held. The Saptparni cave is also the source of the Rajgir hot water springs that have curative properties and are sacred to Hindus.Nalanda is famous as an ancient seat of learning and has the ruins of one of the world's most ancient university. Founded in the 5th Centuary AD, this great seat of learning flourished until the 12th Century. Both the founders of the two religions Buddhism and Jainism, the Buddha and Parsvanath Mahavir, visited Nalanda. The Chinese chronicler Huien Tsang spent many years here both as a student and as a teacher. Arrive Patna and check-in at hotel for overnight stay.

Travel from Bodhgaya to Patna


1hrs 39min


1hrs 50min


2hrs 22min

Day 12

Day 12 : Departure Day

Early Morning after breakfast transfer to airport to take the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival transfer to city for sight seeing of the city. Drive past President House, Parliament House (House of Representatives) and India Gate- War Memorial (stop for photography). You may visit the Qutab Minar and the Lotus Temple. Later transfer to airport for onward destination.

Hotels Included


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  • Check-out time is until 12:00 hrs.
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