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Darshan Trail – UP to Bodhgaya – 09 Nights & 10 Days

Lucknow - Ayodhya - Prayagraj - Varanasi - Bodhgaya
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Duration

09 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Itinerary

Day 1

LUCKNOW

Arrival at Lucknow airport, transfer to pre-booked hotel, later move for city tour of Lucknow (Bada Imambada, Chota Imambada, Rumi Darwaza, Hazratganj Market, Dr. Ambedkar park, Husainabad Clock tower). Evening is free to visit market of SEWA chikankari place. Overnight in Lucknow.

Day 2

LUCKNOW – NAIMISARANYA (90 Km 1-2 Hrs. one way)

After early breakfast day trip to Naimisaranya (Naimisharanya (Neemsar) is a land steeped with Hindu mythology linking it to Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Sati and Lord Shiva. The place is unique owing to the belief that it is the land where the pantheon of 33 Hindu God & Goddesses reside. It also believed to be the first most sacred of all pilgrim centres for Hindus. It is said that if one performs penance for 12 years on this land, one moves to Brahmaloka. The place is located on the banks of River Gomti in Sitapur district at a distance of 94 Km from Lucknow. This place finds mention as a dense forest in several ancient scriptures, including the Mahabharata. It is definitely worth a day trip to visit the various shrines) Evening return to Lucknow. Overnight in Lucknow.

Day 3

LUCKNOW – AYODHAYA (140 Km 2-3 Hrs. one way)

After breakfast checkout from hotel and transfer to Ayodhaya (Ayodhya, also known as Saketa, is an ancient city of India, believed to be the birthplace of Rama and setting of the epic Ramayana. It is adjacent to Faizabad city in the central region of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Ayodhya used to be the capital of the ancient Kosala Kingdom. Owing to the belief as the birthplace of Rama, Ayodhya (Awadh) has been regarded as one of the seven most important pilgrimage sites (Saptapuri) for Hindus. It is believed that the birth spot of Rama). Return hotel check in and overnight stay in Faizabad.

Places of Interest:- Ram Janam Bhoomi; Kanak Bhawan; Hanuman Garhi; Raj Darbar; Karsevak Sthal.

Day 4

AYODHAYA – PRAYAGRAJ (180 Km 4-5 Hrs. one way)

After early breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Prayagraj. (The city's original name – Prayag, or "place of offerings" – comes from its position at the Sangam (confluence) of the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati rivers. It is the second-oldest city in India, and plays a central role in Hindu scriptures. Allahabad was originally called Kaushambi (now a separate district) by the Kuru rulers of Hastinapur, who developed it as their capital. Since then, Allahabad has been a political, cultural and administrative centre of the Doab region. Mughal emperor Akbar renamed it Ilahabad, which the British changed to Allahabad. In 1833 it became the seat of the Ceded and Conquered Provinces region before its capital was moved to Agra in 1835. Allahabad became the capital of the North-Western Provinces in 1858, and was the capital of India for a day. The city was the capital of the United Provinces from 1902 to 1920 and remained at the forefront of national importance during the struggle for Indian independence.) Overnight in Prayagraj.

Day 5

PRAYAGRAJ - CHITRAKOOT (120 KM, 3 Hrs. approx. one way)

After breakfast day trip to Chitrakoot (Chitrakoot, "the hills of many wonders" is indeed a gift of nature and the gods. Located in the Banda district of modern Uttar Pradesh(U.P), on the banks of river Paisuni(Mandikini), Chitrakoot is a tranquil retreat on the northern spur of the Vindhyas. Just 6 km south of Karvi and 72 km south east of Banda district on the road to Allahabad, Chitrakoot Dham is one of the most ancient holy pilgrim places of India. Legends have it that it was the abode of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and brother Lakshman for eleven years of their fourteen years of exile. This is also the place,where they came in contact with sage Atri and sati Anasuya.This abode of the gods is credited to have seen the incarnations of Brahma,Vishnu and Mahesh.

Day 6

ALLAHABAD – VARANASI (130 KM, 3 Hrs. approx. one way)

After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Varanasi. Check later in evening transfer to Ganges for Boating & evening Ganga Aarti on famous Dashashwamedh Ghat (Dashashwamedh Ghat is the main ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga River. It is located close to Vishwanath temple and is probably the most spectacular ghat. Two Hindu legends are associated with it. According to one, Lord Brahma created it to welcome Lord Shiva. According to another legend, lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses during Dasa - Ashwamedha yajna performed here). overnight in Varanasi.

Day 7

VARANASI

Early morning Temple darshan (Kashi Vishwanath, Annapurna Mandir, Kala Bhairov Mandir) followed with Sankat Mochan Mandir, Durga Mandir, Tulsi Manas Mandir & Benaras Hindu University (BHU). After breakfast move for Sarnath (Sarnath is the place where Gautam Buddha after attain enlightenment delivers his first sermon to 5 followers). Sightseeing of Sarnath including Sarnath Museum (Our National Emblem excavated from Sarnath is on Display built by Samrat Ashoka), Ancient ruins, Mahabodhi society Temple. Evening is free. Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 8

VARANASI – BODHGAYA (270 KM, 6 Hrs. approx. one way)

After breakfast checkout from hotel and transfer to Bodhgaya (It is famous as it is the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained Enlightenment (Pali: bodhi) under what became known as the Bodhi Tree). On reaching before check in visit Mahabodhi Temple. Return hotel check in and overnight stay in Bodhgaya.

Places of Interest: Mahabodhi Temple, Buddhist Temples, Vishnu Pad Temple, Sita Kund.

Day 9

BODHGAYA – VARANASI (270 KM, 6 Hrs. approx. one way)

Early morning visit Vishnupad Temple for Pind DAAN, Akshayavat. Afternoon checkout from hotel and transfer to Varanasi. Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 10

VARANASI - DEPART

After breakfast, checkout from hotel and drop at Varanasi airport for onward/return journey. (VEHICLE IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR AIRPORT DROP).

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FAQs

When and where does the tour end?
Your tour will conclude in San Francisco on Day 8 of the trip. There are no activities planned for this day so you're free to depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to give yourself time to fully experience the wonders of this iconic city!
When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore Los Angeles. The only planned activity for this day is an evening welcome meeting at 7pm, where you can get to know your guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
What is the age range?
This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out G Adventures self-assessment form.

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