01 ARRIVE KOLKATA
Arriving Kolkata - a city of love and warmth, sorrow and despair,
dreams and hopes, poverty and squalor, grandeur and glory. Kolkata
is compelling , effervescent, teeming with life and traditions
- a medley of moods, styles, cultures, politics, industry and
commerce. Meet and Greet at the Airport. Transfer to Hotel for
check in. Break fast at the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Kolkata
visiting the Viceroy's residence, Chowringhee, Indian Museum,
Botanical Gardens, Fort William, Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's
Cathedral, etc. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 02 KOLKATA / BODHGAYA
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Howrah Railway Station
to board the train for Gaya. On arrival, transfer to Bodhgaya,
the place where Gautam, later called the Buddha attained Enlightenment.
And here under a peepal tree one of the great religions of the
world, Buddhism, was created. On arrival, check in and overnight
DAY 03 BODHGAYA
After breakfast, visit Mahabodhi Temple, 80 Feet Budha Temple
and many other budhist temples. Evening free and overnight at
DAY 04 BODHGAYA / NALANDA / RAJGIR / BODHGAYA
After breakfast, take an excursion of Nalanda, a vast ancient
ruin which was probably founded by the Gupta Emper or Kumaragupta
(c.AD. 413-55). It was one of the greatest universities of ancient
times and a famous centre of Oriental art and learning. Afternoon
proceed to Rajgir, the erstwhile capital of the great Magadha
Empire, Rajgir, or Rajgriha (meaning the Home of the Kingdom)
is intimately connected with the life and times of the Buddha,
for the Lord delivered many celebrated sermons in the garden
of Veluvana which was gifted to him by King Bimbisara.And it
was here in the Saptaparni Cave that the first Buddhist Council
was held shortly after the Buddha's death. Evening drive back
to Bodhgaya. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 05 BODHGAYA / VARANASI
After breakfast, morning free. Check out at noon anf transfer
to Gaya Railway Station to board the train to Varanasi, the
city of temples. On arrival, transfer to hotel and check in.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 06 VARANASI / SARNATH / VARANASI
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges to see the beautiful
sunrise at Ganges.After the boat ride see the holi ghats & temples.
Afternoon visit Sarnath, a famous Budhist pilgrim where
Lord Budhdha gave his first sermon to his disciples. Evening
free and overnight at hotel.
DAY 07 VARANASI / KOLKATA
After breakfast, morning free. Afternon check out from hotel
and transfer to Railway Station to board the train for Kolkata.
Overnight on board.
DAY 08 KOLKATA
On arrival, transfer to hotel. Breakfast at local restaurant.
Late evening check out and transfer to International Airport
to connect the flight for onward destination.
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