Dambadiva Pilgrimage Tours - 12 Days / 11 Nights

A must its said that for all Buddhists during their life to visit the four main places, namely, Lumbini – the birthplace of Buddha; Bodhgaya – where Buddha attained enlightenment; Sarnath – where Buddha gave his first discourse of Dhamma to the world; and Kushinagar – place of Buddha’s Maha Parinibbana.

Rs. 159,000/=

* Per Passenger

      • TOUR OPERATING DATES - 2017
        Dambadiva 05 Aug 2017 : 16 Aug 2017
        Dambadiva 19 Aug 2017 : 30 Aug 2017
        Dambadiva 02 Sep 2017 : 13 Sep 2017
        Dambadiva 16 Sep 2017   27 Sep 2017

 

  • FLIGHT SCHEDULE
    UL 195   Colombo - Delhi   1410 - 1745
    UL 150   Varanasi - Colombo   1410 - 1740

ITINERARY

         
Day 01 : Colombo - Delhi   
(D)
 

Arrive Delhi, meet and assist on arrival and transfer to the hotel for check in. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

         
Day 02 : Delhi – Agra (205 Kms/05-06 hrs)
(B/L/D)
 

After breakfast visit Shakati Pithan, where Sathipattana Suttra held (Greater Kailash), National Museum to see Budhist Relices, drive past Indian Gate, Parliament house and President house.  After lunch drive to Agra. On arrival check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

         
Day 03 : Agra - Sankasiya - Lucknow (400 Kms/08-09 hrs)
(B/L/D)
 
After early breakfast, morning visit Taj Mahal (Friday Closed) on sun rise. After sightseeing drive to Lucknow, enroute visit Sankasiya Stupa and Pillar. Hot Lunch at Sankasiya. Later drive to Lucknow. On arrival check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
         
Day 04 : Lucknow – Sravasti (180 Kms/ 05 hrs)
(B/L/D)
 

After breakfast drive to Sravasti. On arrival check in at hotel. After lunch visit  Sravasti, where Buddha spent his 24 monsoons, visit Jethavana and Ananda Bodhi Tree. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

         
Day 05 : Sravasti – Lumbini (225 Kms/05-06 hrs)
(B/L/D)
 

After breakfast drive to Lumbini (Nepal). While going to Lumbini, stop at India/Nepal border for Visa/Immigration formalities. Later check-in at Hotel. 15 Min. drive from the Nepal Border. After lunch visit Lumbini, the Birth place of Lord Buddha. Visit Maya Devi Temple and Ashokan Pillar. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

         
Day 06 : Lumbini – Kushinagar (180 Kms/05 hrs)
(B/L/D)
 

After breakfast drive to Kushinagar. On arrival check in at hotel. After lunch visit Maha Parinirwana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of Lord Buddha) & Japan Temple. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

         
Day 07 : Kushinagar – Vaishali (175 Kms/ 04 hrs)
(B/L/D)
  : Vaishali – Rajgir (150 Kms/04 ½ hrs)
 

After breakfast drive to Rajgir. Enroute visit Vaishali stupa and pillar. Hot lunch at Vaishali. later continue to Rajgir. On arrival check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

         
Day 08 : Rajgir – Bodhgaya (90 Kms/02 hrs)
(B/L/D)
 
After breakfast visit Rajgir - visit the vulture Hill, hot spring in Rajgir, world peace Stupa, Bamboo's Garden. After lunch at hotel drive to Nalanda to visit the ruins of world oldest University. Later drive to Bodhgaya. On arrival check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
         
Day 09 : Bodhgaya - Observe Sil  
(B/L/D)
 

Morning visit Mahabodhi Temple. Offer Milk Rice to Bodhi Tree and Observe Sil.

Full day on Sil at Bodhgaya. Evening visit Bahabodhi Temple.  Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
         
Day 10 : Bodhgaya – Varanasi (253 Kms/05-06 hrs)
(B/L/D)
 

After Breakfast sight scene at Niranjana River, Sujata Temple - which is across the Niranjana river & it's 30 minutes walk,Then visit Dungeshwari Caves.  After lunch drive (243 Kms/ 05-06 hrs) to Varanasi. On arrival check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

         
Day 11 : Varanasi  
(B/L/D)
 
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges to see the burning Ghats. After breakfast free for leisure. After lunch visit SARNATH along with Pirith ceremony (where Buddha delivered his first sermon). Visit Sarnath Meausam and Stupa and attend to Pirith Ceremony. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel
         
Day 12 : Varanasi - Colombo  
(B)
 

After breakfast on time departure to the airport to board the flight for onward journey.

         

- End of the Tour  -

 
 
Contact Details :
 
    Ashoka Hettiarachchi 
Assistant Manager - Tours
1st Floor, Bank Of Ceylon, Super Grade Branch Building, Baseline Road, Col – 08
M : 
+94 727942864 | T: +94 11 2688154-8
E : ashoka@boctravels.com
     
    Pasindu Dissanayaka
Tours Executive
1st Floor, Bank Of Ceylon, Super Grade Branch Building, Baseline Road, Col – 08
M : 
+94 727 212 955 | T: +94 11 2688154 - 8
E : pasindu@boctravels.com
     
     
     
 
Visa Requirements
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  • Indian Visa - Double Entry & Nepal Visa - Single Entry
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  • Passport (Validity should be more than 6 Months)
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  • 4 colour photographs size 2'' & 2 ''with white background
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  • Photocopy of the National Identity Card or Birth Certificate
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  • Any previous passports available
     
     
     
 
Hotel Names
  - Bodhgaya
:
Sujatha – Old Wing
  - Varanasi
:
The Amayaa
  - Kushinagar
:
Om Residency
  - Sravasthi
:
Lotus Nikko
  - Rajgir : Gargi Gautam Vihar
  - Lumbini
:
Nirwana / Red sun Resort
  - Delhi
:
Pluto's
  - Agra
:
Crystal Sarovar Premium / For Point by Sheraton
  - Lucknow
:
Golden Tulip / Linage
     
 
Special Events
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  • Full Day Sil Program at Gaya
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  • Attend to Pirith at Saranath
     
 
Package Includes
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  • Return Air Tickets
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  • Hotel Accommodation On Sharing Basis
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  • All Meals As Per The Itinerary
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  • Double Entry Indian Visa Fees
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  • All Entrance Fees
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  • Transport by A/C Delux Coach
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  • Singhala Speaking Tour Guide For All Tours More Than 20 Passengers
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  • English speaking Accompanying  Guide
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  • Bottled Drinking Water
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  • Medical Insurance for Passengers age below 75 Yrs.