Buddhist Highlights by Train

Buddhist Highlights by Train

8 Days / 7 Nights

Price fromUSD$945

Delhi • Bodhgaya • Rajgir • Nalanda • Varanasi • Sarnath • Kushinagar • Lumbini • Shravasti • Agra

Board the Maha Parinirvan Express and discover Buddha's path to enlightenment in some of the most significant Buddhist cities in the world.

Buddhist Highlights by Train map

Day 1: Delhi Enjoy a traditional welcome as you board the Maha Parinirvan Express and depart for Bodhgaya. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 2: Bodhgaya Tour Mahabodhi Temple and the Niranjana River. Enjoy a traditional lunch before exploring the Thai and Japanese temples and the 80 foot tall Buddha statue.

Day 3: Rajgir & Nalanda Take a sightseeing tour of Rajgir, visiting Bimbimsara's jail, Gridhakut hill, and Venuvan monastery. After lunch, visit the ancient Nalanda University and Museum. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 4: Varanasi & Sarnath Visit the buried Buddhist city of Sarnath and the Sarnath Museum. Witness a sunset prayer ceremony by the Ganges River. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 5: Kushinagar Drive to Kushinagar, tour Mahaparinirvan Temple, Rambhar Stupa, Mata Kutir Temple, and more. This evening, participate in a chanting and meditation session.

Day 6: Lumbini Arrive in Lumbini, Nepal. Enjoy a traditional lunch followed by a tour of the Goddess Temple, Ashokan Pillar, and Pushkarni Lake. Continue to Gonda station. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 7: Shravasti Drive to Shravasti. Visit Jetvana Monastery, the archaeological sites of Pakki Kuti and Sahet Mahet, and a Thai temple. Have a traditional lunch at a hotel. Dinner and overnight on board as you continue to Agra.

Day 8: Agra > Delhi An early start this morning for a sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal. Lunch on board as the train heads to Delhi, the final stop.

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