Dambadiva Pilgrimage Tours (Varanasi) - 7 Nights / 8 Days

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.


TOUR OPERATING DATES - 2018
OCTOBER
BOC Travels 12 Oct 2018 : 19 OCT 2018

Rs. 137,000/=

* Per Passenger


  • FLIGHT SCHEDULE
  Colombo – Varanasi UL 149 09:35 - 13:00
  Varanasi – Colombo UL 150 14:00 - 17:30

ITINERARY

         
Day 01 : Colombo Varanasi -Bodhgaya (by Drive 255 km/5 hrs.)
( L/D )
 

Arrive Varanasi Apt, meet and assist on arrival and transfer to hotel for Lunch,after Lunch drive to Bodhgaya.

Check in to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya

         
Day 02 :

Bodhgaya – Observe Sil

  ( B/L/D )
 

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

After Breakfast attend to Sath Sathi Vandana.

After Lunch sight scene at Niranjana River, Sujata Temple - which is across the Niranjana river & it's 30 minutes walk,Then visit Dungeshwari Caves.

Evening back to Mahabodhi Temple and attend Bodhi Pooja.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya Hotel.

         
Day 03 : Bodhgaya - Rajgir – (Nalanda) (90 km/2 hrs)
(B/L/D)
 

Early Morning offer Heel Danaya to Sri Lanka Monks at Mahabodhi Society.

After breakfast drive to Rajgir visit the Vulture Hill, Hot spring in Rajgir, World Peace Stupa and Veluwana (Bamboo's Garden).

After lunch at Rajgir Hotel visit the ruins of world oldest University.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Rajgir.

         
Day 04 : Rajgir-Vaishali-Kushinagar ( 325 km/8 hrs)
(B/L/D)
 

After breakfast drive to Kushinagar enroute visit Vaishali Stupa and Ashoka Pillar, Hot Lunch at Vaishali after Lunch drive to Kushinagar.

On arrival check in at hotel. Evening 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 05 : Kushinagar- Lumbini (180 Kms/05 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-Sravasti (225 Kms/06 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 Jetvana and Ananda Bodhi Tree.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

         
Day 07 : Sravasti-Varanasi (325 km/8 hrs.)
(B/L/D)
 

After Breakfast drive to varanasi on arrival varanasi check-in at Hotel.

After lunch visit Sarnath along with Pirith Ceremony (where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon). Also visit Sarnath Museum (every Friday is closed) and Stupa.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

         
Day 08 : Varanasi- Colombo  
(B)
  Early morning boat ride on river Ganges to see the bathing Ghats After breakfast  on time departure transfer to 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
+94 702 942 864
 
T
+94 112 688 154-8
 
F
+94 112 688 175
 
E
ashoka@boctravels.com
     

  Pasindu Dissanayaka
    Tours Executive
    1st Floor, Bank Of Ceylon, Super Grade
    Branch Building, Baseline Road, Col – 08.
  M +94 702 812 955
  T +94 112 688 154-8
  F +94 112 688 175
  E pasindu@boctravels.com

     
Hotel Names
   
Bodhgaya 

Sujatha – Old Wing
   
Lumbini 

Nirwana / Red Sun Resort
   
Varanasi 
Hotel Amaya / Grape Vine
   
Kushinagar

Om Residency / Lotus Nikko
   
Sravasthi

Lotus Nikko / Lotus Sutra
   
Rajgir 

Gargee Gautam Vihar
       
Special Events
 
  • Half Day Sil Program at Gaya
  Attend to Pirith at Saranath
  aa Offering Heel Danaya at Bodhgaya
  aa Bodhi Pooja at Ananda Bodhi
 
Package Includes
 
    Return Air Tickets
 
    Hotel Accommodation On Sharing Basis
  All Meals As Per The Itinerary
  a Double Entry Indian Visa Fees
  d All Entrance Fees
  sd
    Transport by A/C Delux Coach
  ss Singhala Speaking Tour Guide For All Tours More Than 20 Passengers
  ss English speaking Accompanying  Guide
  ss Bottled Drinking Water
  ss
    Medical Insurance for Passengers age below 75 Yrs.