Delhi - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Delhi

DAY 01: FLY DELHI - BODHGAYA

Morning pick up from your place of stay in Delhi & in time assisted departure transfer to Delhi airport to connect flight for Bodhgaya.

Depart: Delhi at 1210 Hrs by Air India (AI) 433
Arrive: Bodhgaya at 1340 hrs

Meeting assistance on arrival at Bodhgaya airport & transfer to the hotel.

BODHGAYA

Bodh Gaya is the place where Gautama Buddha attained unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment. It is a place which should be visited or seen by a person of devotion, which would cause awareness and apprehension of the nature of impermanence. Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha-to-be, had been dwelling on the banks of the Nairanjana river with five ascetic followers for six years practicing austerities. Realizing that austerities could not lead to realization he abandoned them. His five ascetic companions disgusted at his seeming failure, deserted him and left for Saranath.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 02: IN BODHGAYA

Morning sightseeing tour of the religious town revered both by the Buddhists and Hindus alike. Visit the Mahabodhi Temple, known for its Bodhi tree, where Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha. The tree which stands today is believed to have been grown from the original Pepal tree under which lord Buddha meditated. After tour, return to your hotel and check-in. Later visit the various monasteries like Thai, Korean, Japanese and the Sri Lankan. Also visit the Tibetan Monastery built in the style of Tibet with slopping tiled roofs.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 03: FLY BODHGAYA - VARANASI

Morning in time assisted departure transfer to the airport to connect flight for Varanasi.

Depart: Bodhgaya at 1415 hrs by Air India (AI) 433
Arrive: Varanasi at at 1450 hrs

Meeting assistance on arrival at Varanasi airport & transfer to the hotel.

VARANASI

Varanasi is a very powerful city in its own way. It kind of weaves into one’s self. Be it the revered river, religiosity, rituals, life going 360 degrees (birth to death), the chaos etc which casts a spell the more one takes him/her off the mundanity of existence & gets oblivious of the obvious at the eye level. Be it the crowds, crazy traffic, hordes of populace spilling in the narrow alleys, the reverberating temple bells, trying to reach eternity or anything a sensitive traveller can co-relate & feel the experience.

At the evening, experience this ancient town intimately when you go on a leisurely rickshaw, ride through the narrow streets and alleys of Varanasi. You can visit the Ghats and temples which will be lit with oil-lamp lights or candles. Participate in an `aarti’ ceremony (collective prayer) and watch the floating `diyas’ (lamps) on the river Ganges.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: IN VARANASI

Morning boat cruise on river Ganges. The western banks of Ganges has a string of Ghats - the chain of stone steps, all built with pavilions, palaces and terraces, most of which are mainly used as Dharamsalas where the pilgrims stay during their visit to the holy city. At dawn, the Ghats are buzz with activity of the devotees performing their ablutions in the river or offering prayers to the rising sun and performing other religious rituals. A boat ride along the Ghats gives you vantage views of this activity. The sunrise on the Ganges is a soul-lifting experience.

Afternoon proceed to Saranath, the fabled place, which bears testimony to its great past where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples, expounding the principles of Buddhism. The remains date back to as far as the 3rd-Century BC when Emperor Ashoka founded various institutions, stupas, monasteries and pillar Edicts. Visit the art collection at the Archaeological Museum. The main attraction is the Ashokan Pillar - the Ashokan symbol of four back-to-back Lions which has been adopted as the national symbol of Independent India. Also visit the Mahabodhi' Buddha temple and walk around the Deer Park. Later see Dhameka Stupa.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 05: FLY VARANASI-DELHI

After visiting Varanasi, there will be time assisted departure transfer to the airport to connect flight for Delhi.

Depart: Varanasi at 1650 hrs by Air India (AI) 405
Arrive: Delhi at 1830 hrs

On arrival, you will be in transit to connect flight for onwards journey. (No accommodation envisaged in Delhi).

Price Sheet

PAYING PAX-TWIN SHARING COMBINATION I COMBINATION II
USD 923 per person USD 890 per person
USD 520 per person USD 490 per person
USD 490 per person USD 420 per person
USD 410 per person USD 375 per person
USD 385per person USD 350per person
USD 190 USD 155

Additional

Entrance at the monuments in India USD 18 per person
Airfare: Economy Class
Delhi-Bodhgaya-Varanasi-Delhi
USD 190 per person**

***REMARKS: Above mentioned airfare &flight schedule are prevailing and subject to change without prior notice. The reservation cannot be held on time limit basis. For any last minute changes/amendment & cancellation additional charges of USD 40 net per person per sector will be applicable. As of now we have suggested above fare based on current/today’s fare. Once we have confirmation for booking the flight, shall advise you the revised/updated fare accordingly.

Hotel envisaged or similar*

City Combination I Combination II Nights
Bodhgaya Oaks Bodhgaya-Standard Room Bodhgaya Regency-Standard Room 02
Varanasi Hotel Ramada-Superior Room Hotel Radisson-Superior Room 02

* or Similar Category Hotels

  • Check-in time is 1400 hours and check out time is 12 noon at all the hotels
  • Total Number of Night/s: 04 Nights

IMPORTANT

Kindly note that names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of accommodation not becoming available at any of the above mentioned hotels we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.

RATES INCLUDED FOR FOLLOWING:-

HOTEL

  • 04 Nights hotel accommodation on single room including all existing taxes

MEALS

  • Accommodation on room plus breakfast at all places

TRANSPORT

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival / departure by LPTI representative
  • Transfers, sightseeing, excursions and surface travel as per program using private air-conditioned Innova car

VISITS

  • Visit to Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya
  • Boat cruise on river Ganges in Varanasi

GUIDE

  • Services of an English speaking local guides during the sightseeing only in Bodhgaya & Varanasi

EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGDES

  • 24x7 English Concierge service in Delhi
  • Water on board the vehicle

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Items of Personal nature such as laundry, table drinks, telephone bills, Gratuities to room boys, drivers, guides, Wi-Fi, personal clothing including sleeping bags etc.
  • Any Domestic airfare
  • Anything not mentioned in the “Cost Includes” column
  • Video camera fees to the places of visit
  • Monuments entrance fees