IRCTC Tourism Offers 8-Day Tour package to explore Buddhist sites
IRCTC has come up with an exciting offer giving an opportunity to explore the Buddhist sites across the country. The tour will be via Delhi and cover all the Buddhist spots in eight days.
Here’s the Itinerary as per the official website:
Day 1: Depart Delhi for Gaya- From Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station- Departure for Gaya.
Day 2: Gaya/Bodhgaya- Arrive Gaya & Proceed to Bodhgaya- Visit Mahabodhi Temple and Niranjana River. Also visit Thai Temple, Japanese Temple and Buddha Statue.
Day 3: Rajgir/Nalanda- Visit Bimbisara Jail and Gridhkut hill- Visit ruins of Nalanda University and Nalanda Museum- Departure for Varanasi.
Day 4: Varanasi/Sarnath- Visit Sarnath, Dhamekh Stupa and Ashokan Pillar- Visit to Ganges Ghat, Boat ride and Aarti- Deparature for Gorakhpur.
Day 5: Gorakhpur/Lumbini- Proceed to Lumbini (Nepal) by bus- Visit Mayadevi temple and Ashokan Pillar-
Day 6: Lumbini/Kushinagar- Proceed by coach to Kushinagar- Visit Mahaparinirvan Temple, Rambhar stupa and Matakutir Temple- Departure for Gorkahpur Railway Station then Gonda by train.
Day 7: Gonda/Sravasti- Arrive Gonda. Proceed by coach to Sravasti- Visit Jetvana Vihara and Pakki Kuti- Return to Gonda Railway Station
Day 8: Agra/Delhi- Arrive Agra- Visit World famous Taj Mahal- Departure for New Delhi- Arrival at Delhi Safdarung Railway Station.
To plan your tour, visit the website
Enter your “Tour Dates”, “No. of Guests” and “Class”.
Some Salient features of Buddhist circuit special Tour:
Exclusive Train for the Buddhist Circuit Tour:
The Buddhist Circuit Special Train is an exclusive air conditioned train for Buddhist circuit destinations and does not carry passenger other than the tourist booked with IRCTC for this special tour.
Security on train
Private Security Guards in each coach for constant & close watch to ensure safety of the passengers.
On-board Hygienic Kitchen Car Facility
The passengers can choose from an assortment of sumptuous hot meals (Veg / Non Veg), snacks and cold drinks. Packaged drinking water, tea and coffee are also available to the passengers in ample quantity.
All passengers are provided with Travel Insurance Cover for the duration of the tour.
In case of any exigency, medical support can be provided through an extensive network of Indian Railways medical facilities.
NOTE: “Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train is also Available for Charter Trips on Regular and Customized Itineraries on Request Basis”, the official website says.
For more such features and other facilities to plan your tour, click here.