Kalachakra itinerary with Buddhist Sector

Kalachakra Special Tour with Buddhist Sector

Duration:19 Nights / 20 Days
Destination :Delhi – Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Patna – Vaishali - Kusinagar- Kapilvastu - Lumbini - Sravasti – Lucknow

The Kalachakra is a very important teaching from the Dalai Lama.The 34th Kalachakra will be held in 2017 in Bodhgaya – where the Buddha become enlightened and therefore the most important site for any Buddhist. Spend time in Bodhgaya attending the Dalai Lama’s teachings followed by a Pilgrimage to the Buddha’s Sites including his birth in Lumbini, the turning of the first wheel in Sarnath and his death in Kushinagar.

Day 1 : Arrive Delhi

Pickup from Airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Delhi – Varanasi – Sarnath - Ganga Arti

Pickup from Airport and check-in to Hotel.
After lunch, we will be taken for an excursion to Sarnath. Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples. The attractions at Sarnath are the Buddha temples, the Dhamekha stupa, Chaukhandi stupa and the archaeological museum.

At evening, get ready to experience one of the most memorable moments of your life, as you will be taken for Ganga Aarti. Get a glimpse of the spiritualism at the Ganga Ghats (river front). Night stay at hotel in Varanasi.

Summary :
  • Sarnath (Dhamekh Stupa, the Chaukhandi Stupa and the Archaeological museum)
  • Ganga Arti

Day 03- (2nd jan-17) Varanasi - Bodhgaya (300 Kms 6 Hrs) - Kalachakra Registration

Early morning, we will be taken for a boat ride on the Ganges. It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges. Experience the different ghats of varanasi. Each ghats has his own history and Hinduism value.Come back to hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast drive to Bodhgaya, check in to Hotel. Register for your Kalachakra passes immediately afterwards. Visit Lord Buddha Temple, Bodhi Tree . Evening overview of Kalachakra with Ven Yaki Platt
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Bodhgaya.

Summary :
  • Early morning(at sunrise) boat rides in Varanasi (Complimentary from Holy Voyages)
  • Visit Lord Buddha Temple, Bodhi tree

Day 04-Day 6 (3 to 5 January’17):- Bodhgaya- Kalachakra preparation:

After breakfast at the hotel, Kalachakra activities - His Holiness the Dalai Lama, along with the monks of Namgyal Monastery and senior lamas, will conduct rituals which prepare and consecrate the venue. These include chanting of prayers, creation of the sand mandala and other rituals.

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 07- Day 9 (6 to 8 January’17):- His Holiness Preliminary teachings

After breakfast at the hotel, Kalachakra activities- His Holiness will give preliminary teachings on Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (chodjug) and Kamalashila's The Middling States of Meditation (gomrim barpa). Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 10:-( 9 January’17):- Kalachakra Ritual Dance.

After breakfast at the hotel, Kalachakra activities- the Kalachakra Ritual Dance will be performed by the monks of Namgyal Monastery. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 11-Day 14 :-( 10 to 13 January’17) - His Holiness confer Kalachakra Initiation.

After breakfast at the hotel. Kalachakra activities- His Holiness will confer the Kalachakra Initiation Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Bodhgaya.

Day 15:- (14 January’17) :- Prayer for log life of His Holiness.

After breakfast at the hotel. Kalachakra activities- a long life empowerment (tsewang) and a ceremony offering prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be performed. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Bodhgaya.

Read More : Kalachakra 2017 schedule.

Day 16: Bodhgaya - Rajgir (65 KM , 1.5 Hr) – Nalanda (12 Km, 30 min) – Patna (90 KM 1.5 hr)

After breakfast we will drive to Rajgir (65 Kms). visit Gridhkutta (Vulture 's peak), World Peace Stupa, Venuvanaram & Bimbisar Prison. Drive continue to Nalanda (12 kms) to visit the ruins of world ancient University. It was one of the oldest Universities of the World & International Centre for Buddhist Studies. Drive to Kushinagar . On arrival check in to the hotel..Evening back to hotel and overnight stay at a hotel.
Latter drive to Patna. Night stay at Hotel in Patna

Summary :
  • Gridhkutta (Vulture 's peak), World Peace Stupa, Venuvanaram & Bimbisar Prison
  • Nalanda university

Day 17: Patna – Vaishali (50 KM, 1 hr) - Kushinagar (250 KM, 6 hrs)

After breakfast, proceed to Vaishali.
Vaishali : Gautama Buddha delivered his last sermon at Vaishali and announced his Parinirvana there. Vaishali is also renowned as the land of Ambapali (also spelled as Amrapali), the great Indian courtesan, who appears in many folktales, as well as in Buddhist literature. Ambapali became a disciple of Buddha.
Night stay at hotel in Kusinagar.

Day 18: Kusinagar- Kapilvastu - Lumbini (180 KM, 4 hrs)

After Breakfast, proceed to visit Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of lord Buddha) and Japan Temple. Latter drive toward Lumbini (in Nepal).En-route visit Kapilvastu. Kindly obtain double entry visa for India & single entry visa for Nepal). On arrival, check in at hotel. Dinner and night stay at hotel in Lumbini.

Day 19: Lumbini - Sravasti (225 KM, 5hrs)

After breakfast, proceed to visit Holy Birth place of Lord Buddha. Latter drive toward Saravasti. Night stay at Sravasti.

Day 20: Sravasti – Lucknow (170 KM 4 hrs)

After breakfast, proceed to Lucknow Airport for flight to onward destination.

Includes :

Hotel s/ guest houses as below on twin/ triple sharing basis, Breakfast In Delhi, Bodhgaya and Patna but all meals at other places, Ac transport ( detail below) entrance fee, accompanying tour guide, mineral water during the tour only and all Present applicable taxes.

Price Include :
  • 13 nights accommodation in full board in BodhGaya 3 Stars hotel. ( based on double room).
  • 1 Night accommodation in Delhi , Varanasi, Patna, Lumbini, Sravasti 4/3 star Hotel
  • Complimentary Breakfast at each places
  • Guidance of Geshe/Scholar
  • Local English speaking guide.
  • All attractions and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • All the Transportation for itinerary bases.
  • Domestic flight Delhi to Gaya to Delhi
  • Per day one mineral bottle per person
  • Transportation to and from Delhi airport

Excludes :

Any International /domestic air fare, Visa fee ( Nepal Visa US $ 25 available at border ), tips ( hotels, driver ,helper, guide), & other personal expenses (e.g. phone calls laundry etc) not given above.

Price Excludes :
  • Airfares to and from India (International Flight)
  • Indian visas
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Personal expenditure
  • Tips to Guide, Driver and staff of hotel.
Hotel Detail :

Grade A : Ashok Country Inn Delhi, Lotus Nikko Bodhgaya, Kushinagar & Srawasti , Patliputra Exotica Patna, Radsun Resorts Lumbini, & Ideal Tower Varanasi or Similar.

Grade B : Country Inn Delhi, Galaxy Bodhgaya, Lotus Nikko Kushinagar & Srawasti , Gautam Grand Patna, Radsun Resorts Lumbini, & India Varanasi or Similar.

Grade C : Metro Heights Delhi, Delta Bodhgaya, Adelphi Kushinagar , Pathik Srawasti , Windsor Patna, White Lotus Lumbini, & Parks Plaza Varanasi or Similar.