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14 Days Itinerary - Footprints of Buddha

 
 
TOUR NAME: Footprints of Buddha
 
TOUR DAYS: 13 Nights/14 Days Tour Programme
 
MUMBAI (ARRIVAL) – AURANGABAD – MUMBAI – BHOPAL – AGRA – VARANASI – BODHGAYA – PATNA – KUSHINAGAR – SHRAVASTI – LUCKNOW – DELHI (DEPARTURE)
 
 
PLACE NIGHTS STANDARD SUPERIOR DELUXE
Mumbai 01 Godwin Fariyas Taj President
Aurangabad 02 Quality Inn Meadows Ambassador Hotel Rama International
Bhopal 01 Raj Hans Amer Palace Jehnuma Palace
Agra 01 Royal Residency Utkarsh Vilas Jaypee Palace
On Train 01 Magadh Express
Varanasi 01 Pradeep Ideal Tower Ramada Hotel
Periyar 02 Silver Crest Wilder Nest Shalimar spice garden
Bodhgaya 02 Taj Durbar Tokyo Vihar Lotus Nikko
Patna 01 Chanakya Chanakya Maurya Patna
Kushinagar 01 Pathik Lotus Nikko Lotus Nikko
Saravasti/Balrampur 01 Hotel Maya Hotel Maya Hotel Maya
Delhi 01 Clarks Heights City Park Le-Meridien
 
 
     *12 nights Hotels and 1 Night on Train
     *If above listed hotels are not available we will provide similar hotel.
 
 
PRICES AND DATES : send query or call for more information.
 
 
TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1: ARRIVE MUMBAI
 
On arrival meet and assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel
 
Day 2: MUMBAI-AURANGABAD
 
Breakfast at Hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to airport to board flight for Aurangabad. Arrive Aurangabad and transfer to hotel. Afternoon take an excursion to Ellora caves. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 3: AURANGABAD
 
Breakfast at Hotel.
After breakfast, full day excursion to Ajanta Caves. Overnight at Hotel.
 
Day 4: AURANGABAD-MUMBAI-BHOPAL
 
Breakfast at Hotel.
Morning transferred to Aurangabad airport to connect flight to Bhopal via Mumbai. Upon arrival at Mumbai, you will be met and taken for short city tour of Mumbai. After the tour you will be transferred to Mumbai airport to connect flight to Bhopal. Upon arrival at Bhopal, met and transferred to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
 
Day 5: BHOPAL-AGRA
 
Breakfast at Hotel.
Morning excursion to Sanchi. Afternoon, transfer to railway station to board train for Agra.
(Shatabdi express 14:50 / 20:35 hrs)
Arrive Agra by late evening. Meet and assist at Railway station and drive towards Hotel and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 6: AGRA-VARANASI
 
Magadh Express at 23:40 hrs - 07:40 hrs) AGRA
Breakfast at Hotel.
After breakfast, city tour of Agra. Visit the Taj Mahal, Red Fort & Itmad-ud-daulah. Evening, transfer to the railway station to board train for Varanasi. Overnight in the train.
 
Day 7: VARANASI
 
Arrive at MughalSarai station and leave for Varanasi by road (30 KMS-45 min)
Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel.
Afternoon, excursion to Sarnath - the place where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 8: VARANASI - BODHGAYA (220 Kms/ 5 hrs)
 
Breakfast at Hotel.
Early morning, leave for boat ride on the Ganges. Return to hotel for breakfast. Later, city tour of Varanasi. Afternoon, leave for Bodhgaya. Arrive Bodhgaya and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 9: BODHGAYA
 
Breakfast at Hotel.
After breakfast Visit to Mahabodhi Temple and Niranjana river. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 10: BODHGAYA - PATNA (94 Kms/ 2 hrs)
 
Breakfast at Hotel.
After breakfast, leave for Patna. Enroute visit Rajgir and Nalanda. Arrive Patna by evening and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 11: PATNA-KUSHINAGAR (105 Kms /3 Hours)
 
Breakfast at Hotel.
After breakfast, leave for Kushinagar. Enroute visit Vaishali. Arrive Kushinagar and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 12: KUSHINAGAR-BALRAMPUR (216 Kms/ 5 Hours)
 
Breakfast at Hotel.
After breakfast, leave for Balrampur. Enroute visit Lumbini - The Birth Place of Lord Budhha. Arrive Balrampur by Evening and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 13: BALRAMPUR-LUCKNOW -DELHI (185 Kms/ 4 hrs)
 
Breakfast at Hotel.
After breakfast, leave for Lucknow. Enroute visit Saravasti. Arrive Lucknow and take connecting flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 14: DEPART DELHI
 
Breakfast at Hotel.
Full day sightseeing of New and Old Delhi visiting Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate. In the evening transfer to the airport to board flight back home.
 
TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Accommodation on twin sharing basis with daily buffet breakfast.
-Transportation by Air Conditioned Vehicle for entire tour.
-Sightseeing as per package details.
-Local English speaking guide at the places of visit
-Train Tickets for Bhopal-Agra by A/c Chair Car and Agra (30 kms 45 minutes) -Varanasi (Mughalsarai 45 minutes) by 2 Tier A/c Sleeper Class.
-All Applicable Taxes.
 
TOUR PACKAGE NOT INCLUDES:
- Lunch and dinner.
- Entrances at monuments.
- Safari unless stated otherwise/camel ride/Extra excursion programs / Light & sound program.
- Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
- Domestic airfare (mentioned separately in the supplement).
 
TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY:
You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing, which must be signed by the person that signed the Reservation Form. If you cancel on or before 30 days before the first day of the tour, we will retain your deposit to cover our costs. In addition, if the cancellation notification is received less than 30 days prior to the first day of the tour, additional cancellation charges shall be as follows:
 
Amount of Cancellation Charges:
 
45-30 Days before the first day of the tour - 50%
29-15 Days before the first day of the tour - 75%
Less than 14 Days before arrival 100%
(Cancellation conditions for Maldives may differ)
 
CHANGES BY YOU:
If you request any changes to your travel arrangements once we have confirmed a booking, all out of pocket charges, including charges imposed by our suppliers, will be payable by you, plus an amendment fee of $50.00 per revision per booking. If after the commencement of your tour you request any changes to your travel arrangements, we will do our best to implement them, but we cannot guarantee that it will be possible. In the event of such change(s) being made, you will be liable for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by us and our suppliers in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Any name changes must be provided to us in writing and are subject to any airline fees or penalties.
 
HOW TO BOOK:
If you are happy with the arrangements outlined within this itinerary and would like to book, please forward your completed booking form and the deposit. If you would like to revise the itinerary, feel free to contact us and we can prepare another version which will hopefully match your requirements. The deposit is 25% of the total cost, plus any applicable insurance premiums and can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or credit / debit card.
 
PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD:
Please note, we do not charge a credit card fee on deposits, however, a credit card fee is charged on the balance of the price of your current trip or if full payment is made. Credit card fees are detailed within the enclosed information booklet. Please note we charge a credit card fee due to the high fees charged to tour operators by the credit card companies. We have chosen to make this transparent rather than including it within the trip price. You may therefore wish to pay the balance by bank transfer, debit card or personal cheque.
 
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