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North & Eastern India Heritage, Buddhist With Temple Tour

14 Days / 13 Nights
New Delhi –Agra- Orchha- Khajuraho- Varanasi- Bodhgaya- Rajgir- Bhubaneswar – Puri
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Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights Language: Hindi  English  Oriya  Malvi  Marathi  
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Primary Activities: Buddhist Monuments Heritage Walk Historical Temple Tours Other Activities: Food Safari Hills & Mountains Nature Walk Photography Walking Tour
Nearest City: BHUBANESWAR Konark Puri New Delhi Agra Khajuraho Orchha Bodhgaya Rajgir Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar ( Bhubaneswar Airport (BBI) ) Indira Gandhi International Airport ( Delhi DEL )
Nearest Railway Station: Bhubaneswar ( BBS ) New Delhi ( NDLS ) Rajgir Station ( RGD ) Activity Level: Basic
Traveler: Domestic International Transportation: Most of the places are connected in the state by good road network.
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This is a very popular inbound itinerary that covers major heritage destinations of North, Central and Eastern India Tour such as New Delhi, Agra, Khajuraho and Varanasi alongwith Buddhist circuit destinations such as Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Bhubaneswar and Puri.   

    Trip Highlights Activities (Included):- New Delhi –Agra- Orchha- Khajuraho- Varanasi- Bodhgaya- Rajgir- Bhubaneswar – Puri.
    New Delhi: - 
    • Jama Masjid Delhi - Jama Masjid of Delhi commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in mid 17th century, is the largest and best-known mosque in India.
    • Red Fort (Lal Quila) - The Red Fort or Lal Qila was started in 1638 by Shah Jahan and completed in 1648. The Red Fort was the seat of Mughal power from 1639 to 1857.The red sandstone walls of the fort vary from 18m to 33m and the fort covers over 2 kilometers. This is UNESCO World heritage site.
    • Humayuns Tomb - Humayuns Tomb is a lofty mausoleum set in a square garden. The tomb was constructed with white marble and red sandstone, and was designed as a prototype of the Taj Mahal in Agra. It is an excellent example of Mughal architecture. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Humayuns Tomb is one of the most visited monuments and has kind of become must visit. Isa Khans Tomb is a popular monument that is also visited alongwith.
    • Dilli Haat - A market where artisans from all over India have set up shop. Its an excellent one point stop for souvenirs and some genuine handicrafts.
    • National Railway Museum - Collection of over 100 real size exhibits of Indian Railways. Static and working models, signaling equipments, antique furnitures, historical photographs and related literature etc. are displayed in the museum.
    • Bahai Temple - Lotus Temple - The Bahai House of Worship in Delhi also popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape. It's spread over a large area with gardens around it and is a major tourist draw.
    • Qutab Minar - The Qutub Minar is a UNESCO world heritage site and was completed in the 13th C. The Qutub Minar rises over 230 feet in the air, has five stories and is covered with intricate carvings. The carvings feature the history of Qutub and inscriptions from the Koran. The Complex is also home to Imam Tamims Tomb and Alai Minar. There is a large garden around it as well for tourists to spend some time to marvel at the monument.
    • Sulabh International Museum of Toilets - A Museum by Sulabh, pioneer in Sanitation and Public toilets in India. It features toilet collecton from 2500 BC to modern times. There are hundreds of them on display and can be an interesting visit.  
    Agra: -
    • Jama Masjid Agra - Jama Masjid in Agra is opposite the Agra fort, is one of the larger mosques in India and a most visited monument after Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
    • Agra Fort - Agra Fort is a UNESCO World heritage site and one of the most visited monuments after Taj Mahal. There are several areas to explore and a guided visit can take upto an hour and a half to explore. Diwan-e-aam, Diwaan-e-khaas, Khas Mahal (white marble palace, one of the best examples of painting on marble), Sheesh Mahal, Mina Masjid, Moti Masjid are some of the areas that are worth a visit.
    • Taj Mahal - The Taj Mahal is often the reason to visit India. It’s a monument built by Shahjehan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and became symbol of love world over. Taj Mahal today is a major attraction and one of the original seven wonders of the world.
    • Mehtab Bagh - Mehtab Bagh overlooks The Taj Mahal from otherside of the river and offers excellent views. The Mehtab Bagh garden was the last of eleven Mughal-built gardens along the Yamuna opposite the Taj and the Agra Fort.
    • Fatehpur Sikri - Built during the 16th century, the Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best preserved collection of Mughal architecture in India. Fatehpur Sikri often referred to as the lost city and has a number of monuments to visit.
    Khajuraho: -
    • Khajuraho Group of Temples - The Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Khajuraho is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculptures. The temples are grouped into three geographical divisions: western, eastern and southern. The Khajuraho Group of Monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India. ·         Light and Sound Show at Khajuraho - The Khajuraho temple complex offers a professional light and sound show every evening. The first show is in English language and the second one in Hindi. The show is about an hour long and covers the history, philosophy and the art of sculpting of these temples. It is held in the open lawns in the temple complex.
    • Varanasi: -
    • Kashi Vishwanath Temple - Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples and most significant in Hinduism especially for a Lord Shiva devotee. The security around here is tight making entrance off limits to foreigners.
    • Banaras Hindu University - Banaras Hindu University is a large campus having approx. 124 independent departments built during Indian freedom struggle and is known as Oxford of the East. Guests also visit Bharat Kala Bhavan, a museum of Art and Archeology inside the university having collection of sculptures, paintings and textiles.
    • Ghats of Varanasi - A ghat is a series of steps leading down to the river, used by bathers and pilgrims, and riverside Varanasi consists of a long sequence of these. The best option for viewing the ghats is to charter a boat and see them from the river. Hindus consider it auspicious to die in Varanasi, so some ghats are known as burning ghats, where bodies are cremated (in full view) before their ashes are placed in the Ganges.
    • Sarnath Stupa - It is believed that in Sarnath Buddha gave his first sermon to his disciples after getting enlightenment. There is also a Museum in Sarnath. Stupas in Sarnath and Buddhist temples around here built by different Asian countries are worth a visit.    
    Bodhgaya: -
    • Mahabodhi Temple Bodhgaya - Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites for Buddhism and life of Gautama Buddha. Mahabodhi Temple, located in Bodh Gaya, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is renowned for being the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have achieved Enlightenment.
    • Shanti Stupa Nalanda - Nalanda was an ancient center of higher learning in Bihar. Rajgir (7 kms) was monsoon retreat of Buddha for over a decade. Attraction of the region is the ropeway at Nalanda that leads uphill to the Vishwa Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda),Makhdoom Kund and monasteries built by Japanese devotees of the Buddha on top of the Ratnagiri Hills.
    Rajgir: -
    • Shanti Stupa Nalanda - Nalanda was an ancient center of higher learning in Bihar. Rajgir (7 kms) was monsoon retreat of Buddha for over a decade. Attraction of the region is the ropeway at Nalanda that leads uphill to the Vishwa Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda),Makhdoom Kund and monasteries built by Japanese devotees of the Buddha on top of the Ratnagiri Hills.   ·         
    • Mahabodhi Temple Bodhgaya - Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites for Buddhism and life of Gautama Buddha. Mahabodhi Temple, located in Bodh Gaya, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is renowned for being the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have achieved Enlightenment.
    Odisha:-
    • Bhubaneshwar- is the capital of Odisha, formerly known as Orissa. Bhubaneswar, derived its name from Tribhubaneswar, which literally means the Lord (Eeswar) of the Three World (Tribhuban), which refers to Shiva. Bhubaneswar has been known by names such as Toshali, Kalinga Nagari, Nagar Kalinga, Ekamra Kanan, Ekamra Kshetra and Mandira Malini Nagari ("City of Temples").
    • Puri- Puri, the holy land of Lord Jaganath, has many names. It is mentioned in Puranas as Srikshetra, Shankhakshetra, Neelāchala, Neelādri, Purusottama Dhāma, Purusottama Kshetra, Purusottama Puri and Jagannath Puri. The word "Puri" in Sanskrit means 'town', or 'city' and is cognate with polis in Greek. It is possible that Puri is a shortened name for Jagannath Puri or Purusottama Puri.

Day 1: Arrival At Delhi

Highlight: Red Fort and Jama Masjid. Upon your Arrival at New Delhi you will be escorted to hotel. New Delhi is capital of India, access point to North India and one of the major heritage destinations. Half-day sightseeing to renowned heritage monuments in Old City Area such as Red Fort and Jama Masjid. Overnight stay at Delhi.

Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing

Highlight: Bahai Temple, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, Dilli Haat. After having breakfast start Delhi Visit Bahai Temple near Nehru Place (Lotus Temple), Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb and visit Dilli Haat (Craft from all over India). In the late evening guests can either explore Delhi. Overnight stay at Delhi.

Day 3: Delhi - Agra Via Mathura (210 Kms - 4.5 Hours)

Highlight: Mathura Krishna Temple. Today Moring to proceed to Agra. The Agra is a renowned Heritage Destination and home to the Taj Mahal, one of the original Seven Wonders of the World. Enroute possibly visit Mathura Krishna Temple. Overnight at Agra.

Day 4: Agra Local Sightseeing

Highlight: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri, Mehtab Bagh. After having breakfast start visit Taj Mahal, one of the original seven wonders of the world and the Monument Agra is renowned for. Early morning is the ideal time to visit Taj Mahal. Later in the day visit Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza. In the afternoon excursion to Fatehpur Sikri (a heritage town at 60 kms - 1.5 hours). Time permitting visit Mehtab Bagh in Agra in the evening for another view of the Taj Mahal across the River. Overnight at Agra.

Day 5: Agra- Orchha Via Gwalior (234 Kms - 6 Hrs)

Highlight: Heritage walk in the evening. To morning start drive to Orchha (234 kms - 6 hrs ) via Gwalior Fort enroute (Alternatively a Shatabdi Express straight to Jhansi is also popular). Orchha is a riverside town by the River offering unique heritage character and is visited on the Agra - Khajuraho route. Heritage walk in the evening. Overnight stay at Orchha.

Day 6: Orchha – Khajuraho (174 Kms - 4 Hours)

Highlight: Western group of temples. Evening Light and Sound. Today morning Leave for Khajuraho is a heritage destination renowned for its temples having sculptures carved in erotic poses and is visited by guests from world over. Visit Western Group of Temples in the late afternoon. In the Evening Light and Sound Show. Overnight stay at Khajuraho.

Day 7: Khajuraho - Varanasi

Highlight: Eastern and Southern group of Temples. Fly to Varanasi. Boating in river in the evening around the evening Arti on Ghats. After having breakfast start visit Eastern and Southern group of Temples at Khajuraho. Take afternoon flight for Varanasi. Varanasi is a holy river Ganges riverside destination and one where guests arrive for a spiritual experience. Arrive at Varanasi by evening. Overnight stay at Varanasi.

Day 8: Varanasi Local Sightseeing

Highlight: Sarnath, Jantar Mantar, Museum, Bharat Mata Temple. After morning breakfast start visit to Sarnath (12 kms), a centre for Buddhist heritage and a destination on Buddhist circuit. Stupas at Sarnath are magnificient and worth a visit for any traveller. Spend afternoon visiting Bharat Kala Bhavan (Musem with a collection of clay and bronze sculpture, paintings, silks and embroidered textiles). Overnight stay at Varanasi.

Day 9: Varanasi – Bodhgaya (260 Kms - 7 Hrs)

Highlight: Mahabodhi temple. Today morning start Proceed to Bodhgaya is where Buddha attained enlightment under a tree, Visit to the Mahabodhi temple. There are number of temples set up by different South East Asian Countries. Guests may visit them time permitting. Overnight Stay at Bodhgaya.

Day 10: Bodhgaya – Rajgir- Bhubaneswar

Highlight: Vishwa Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda) Today morning start proceed to Rajgir is also known as Panchpahari with shrines on five hills. Visit Vishwa Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda) and monasteries built by Japanese devotees of the Buddha on top of the Rajgir Hills. Check out from pre hotel & drive to Rajgir Railway station for proceed to Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Overnight in Train.

Day 11: Arrival At Bhubaneswar

Highlight: Lingaraj Temple, Ananta Basudev Temple, Bindusagar Lake, Mukteswar, Rajarani, Kedargouri Temple, Betal Deula Temple, Brahmeswar Temple, Megheswar Temple, Shri Ram Temple, Chintamaniswar Temple. Our vehicle will receive you at Bhubaneswar Railway Station, Check in into Hotel at Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar is often referred to as a Temple City of India and together with Puri and Konark it forms the Swarna Tribhuja (Golden Triangle); one of the most visited destinations in eastern part of India. Visit Lingaraj Temple, Ananta Basudev Temple, Bindusagar Lake, Mukteswar, Rajarani, Kedargouri Temple, Betal Deula Temple, Brahmeswar Temple, Megheswar Temple, Shri Ram Temple, Chintamaniswar Temple. Evening will be at leisure and can enjoy shopping. Overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.

Day 12: Bhubaneswar – Puri Via Konark

Highlight: Dhauligiri (Shanti Stupa- Peace Pagoda), Khandagiri & Udaigiri Excavated Buddhist Monuments, 64 Yogini Temple, Kakatapur Mangala, Konark Temple, Chandrabhaga Beach, Maa Ramchandi Temple. Early morning after breakfast start leave for Puri via Konark. On the way we will visit many places like Dhauligiri (Shanti Stupa- Peace Pagoda), Khandagiri & Udaigiri Excavated Buddhist Monuments, 64 Yogini Temple, Kakatapur Mangala, Konark Temple, Chandrabhaga Beach, Maa Ramchandi Temple. Evening Reach at Puri, If time permits you can visit Lord Jagannath Temple and can enjoy Flag Hosting. Overnight Stay at Puri.

Day 13: Puri Local & Satapada Tour

Highlight: Satpada (Chilka Lake), Mata Baliharchandi, Lord Alarnath Temple, Lokanath Temple, Mata Matha, Gundicha Temple, Swarga Dwar, Tota Gopinath Temple, Gour Vihar. Early morning after breakfast guests will leave for Puri local sightseeing visit Lord Jagannath Temple to perform Morning Puja later visit Satpada (Chilka Lake), Mata Baliharchandi, Lord Alarnath Temple, Lokanath Temple, Mata Matha, Gundicha Temple, Swarga Dwar, Tota Gopinath Temple, Gour Vihar. Evening will be at leisure & enjoy Puri Beach. Overnight Stay at Puri.

Day 14: Departure- Puri – Bhubaneswar

Early morning after breakfast start drive to Bhubaneswar Airport / Railway station for your own destination.

    Trip Includes
    • All sightseeing will be by Indigo/Tavera
    • 13 night stay at hotel.
    • Pickup/Drop from/to Airport / Railway Station.
    • All meals (breakfast & dinner).
    • Services of local guides and drivers.
    Trip Excludes
    • To & From Train, Bus, Flight Ticket Fares.
    • Alcoholic beverages and sodas.
    • Laundry, phone and other items of a personal nature.
    • Extra fees Monuments ,Boating & other actives.  
 
   
   
 
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