Spiritual India (FI-069)
Destinations : Delhi - Amritsar - Dharamshala
- Shimla - Dehradun - Rishikesh - Delhi - Varanasi - Kushinagar - Patna -
Bodhgaya - Delhi - Departure
Duration : 21 Days / 20 Nights
For centuries India has maintained its secular character despite it being
home to so many religious communities and faiths. Various religions have co
- existed peacefully in India for generations. The Spiritual tour takes us
on a journey through the state of Punjab where we visit the Golden Temple at
Amritsar , This follows with a trip to Dharamshala - the seat of Buddhism in
India . The tour then moves on to centres of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
The underlying message from each of these great religions are of peace,
harmony and brotherhood which assume a greater significance in today's
Day 01 : Arrive
A warm welcome on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at the
Day 02 : Delhi - Amritsar
Transfer to airport to board flight to Amritsar, the holy city of the
Sikhs. Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon
set out for a tour of Jalianwala Bagh. Also witness a spectacular Flag
Ceremony at the Wagah check post on the Indo Pak border. Return to the city
and witness the Palki Sahib ceremony at the Golden Temple . Overnight at the
Day 03 : Amritsar - Dharamshala
Drive to Dharamshala, the seat of the Tibetan Government in exile. On
arrival check-in at a hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 : Dharamshala
Full day at Dharamshala. Visit Buddhist monasteries. Overnight at the
Day 05 : Dharamshala
Full day at Dharamshala. Visit Buddhist monasteries.Shop for Tibetan curios
like Prayer beads, Thangkas, etc. Return to your hotel. Overnight at the
Day 06 : Dharamshala
Drive to Shimla via Bilaspur. Shimla is the old summer capital of India and
boasts of a number of Imperial buildings. Arrive at Shimla and check-in at a
hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Day 07 Shimla Enjoy a full day sight seeing
tour of Shimla. Return to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 : Shimla - Dehradun
Drive to Dehradun visiting the Gurudwara at Paonta Sahib en route. Dehradun
is also the home for the Mindroling Monastery. Arrive at Dehradun and
check-in at a hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09 : Dehradun - Rishikesh
to Rishikesh. Located by the River Ganges, Rishikesh is one of the
holiest cities for the Hindu religion and is home to several prominent
ashrams. On arrival check-in at a hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10 : Rishikesh
Witness the evening Aarti on the Ganges in the evening. Overnight stay
at the hotel.
Day 11 : Rishikesh - Delhi
Morning visit to ashrams of Rishikesh. In the afternoon drive back to
Delhi and check-in at a hotel.
Day 12 : Delhi - Varanasi
Transfer to the airport for flight to Varanasi .Assistance on arrival
and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon excursion to Sarnath.
Overnight at the hotel in Varanasi. Day 13 Varanasi Early morning boat
ride on the Ganges followed by a city tour of Varanasi .
Day 14 : Varanasi - Kushinagar
Drive from Varanasi to Kushinagar - the location of Lord Budhha's
Mahaparinirvana at the age of 80 years. Upon arrival check-in at hotel.
Overnight at the hotel. Day 15 Kushinagar - Patna arrive at Patna, the
capital of Bihar state and used to be known as Pataliputra during the
Magadh Empire. On arrival check-in at a hotel for overnight stay.
Day 16 : Patna - Bodhgaya
Drive to Bodhgayavia via Nalanda and Rajgir . Nalanda was the home to
the university for Buddhist learning. He attained enlightenment under
the Mahabodhi tree in Bodhgaya. On arrival in Bodhgaya check-in at hotel
for overnight stay. Day 17 Bodhgaya Full day sightseeing of Bodhgaya.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 18 : Bodhgaya - Patna
Drive back from Bodhgaya to Patna in the evening. Transfer to hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel. Day 19 Patna - Delhi Transfer to airport
for flight to Delhi. Enjoy Sound and light show in the evening at the
red fort. Return to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 20 : Delhi - Depart
Full day Old and New Delhi tour. Farewell dinner in the evening before
proceeding to the International airport to connect your flight back
Day 21 : Flight