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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

08 DAYS DEP - 09 AUGUST

Welcome to the Jetwing Buddhist Pilgrimage where you get to experience the wonderful sites of Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Vishali, Keshariya, Kushinara, Lumbini, Kapilawasthu, Sarasvathi and Varanasi.  Enjoy 3 star hotel comforts as a part of this 9 day tour that lets you visit the ruins of Nalanda University along with a stopover at the Mahaparinivane Temple, where Buddha was cremated. The Buddhist pilgrimage tour also lets you encounter many significant sites like the Keshriya Stupa where Buddha gave his last sermon, along with a serene boat ride along the River Ganges.

Day 01

COLOMBO / BODHGAYA / RAJGIR

Welcome to “ JETWING BUDDHIST PILGRIMAGE ”
Transfer from Jetwing office in Nawam mawatha to Airport. Coach
departs at 0130 hours.
Departure from BIA Airport to Bodhgaya on Mihin Lanka Airlines flight No.
MJ 311 at 0510 Hrs from Colombo; arrive Bodhgaya at 0940 Hrs.
On arrival in Bodhgaya our representative greets you and transfer
comfortably to Rajgir.
Check-in to Hotel and early Lunch.
In the evening visit Rajgir
Dinner and overnight stay at Rajgir.

Meals Included Breakfast N/ALunch at RajgirDinner at Rajgir
Day 02

RAJGIR/ NALANDA / VISHALI / KESHARIYA / KUSHINARA

After breakfast transfer to Kushinara via Nalanda ,Vishali and Keshariya.
Visit ruins of Nalanda University.
Lunch at Vishali .
Visit the Relic Stupa of Buddha built by the King of Lichchavi, Ashokan
pillar, and Monkey pond, the place where Buddha chanted the Rathana
Sutra at Vishali.
Photo stop at Keshriya Stupa where Buddha gave last sermon.
On arrival check-in to hotel
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals Included Breakfast at Rajgirlunch at VishaliDinner at Kushinara
Day 03

KUSHINARA / LUMBINI

Early in the morning visit Mahaparinivane Temple, Cremation place of
Buddha, Mathakuhara.
Return to hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast transfer to Lumbini.
Stop for Immigration and Emigration clearance at the Indian- Nepal
border ( Enter to Nepal)
On arrival check-in to hotel and Lunch.
In the evening visit Mayadevi temple ( Birth place of Prince Siddhartha )
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals Included Breakfast at KushinaraLunch at LumbiniDinner at Lumbini
Day 04

LUMBINI /KAPILAWASTHU / SRAVASTI

After early breakfast transfer to Sravasthi via Kapilawastu.
Stop for Immigration and Emigration clearance at the Indian- Nepal
border ( Return from Nepal).
Visit Kapilawastu ( Nigrodarama and Ruins of Palaces) and continue to
Sravasthi.
Check-in to hotel on arrival and Lunch at Hotel.
Visit Jethawana Monastery( Gandakuti, Ananda Bodhi Tree, etc.) and
other sites in Sravasthi ( Palace of Siduththa, Angulimala Stupa).
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals Included Breakfast at LumbiniLunch at SravasthiDinner at Sravasthi
Day 05

SRAVASTHI /VARANASI

After early breakfast transfer to Varanasi with packed lunch.
Visit Saranath (visit Mulagandakuti , Dhammika Stupa, Dhammarajika
stupa , Saranath museum etc),
In the evening participate in Chanting of Dharmachakra Parivartan
Suttra in Mulgandha Kuti Vihara.
Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals Included Breakfast at SravasthiPacked lunch from SravasthiDinner at Varanasi
Day 06

VARANASI / BODHGAYA

Early in the morning a boat ride in River Ganges.
After breakfast transfer to Bodhgaya.
Check-in to hotel on arrival and lunch at hotel.
After Lunch visit Durgeshwari Cave and Sujatha Village.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals Included Breakfast at VaranasiLunch at BodhgayaDinner at Bodhgaya
Day 07

BODHGAYA (SILL PROGRAM)

Early in the morning prepare milk rice and transfer to Sri Maha Bhodhi Tree
premises for religious activities.
Return to Hotel for Breakfast.
After breakfast transfer to Bodhi Tree premises to participate in “Sathsathi
wandhana program “at 0900 a.m.
Return to hotel for Lunch.
In the afternoon transfer back to Bodhi Tree premises for religious activities.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals Included Breakfast at BodhgayaLunch at BodhgayaDinner at Bodhgaya
Day 08

BODHGAYA/COLOMBO

After breakfast transfer to airport.
Mihin Lanka Flight (MJ 112) departs at 0940 Hours from Bodhgaya and
arrives at 1310 Hours in Colombo.

Meals Included Breakfast at Bodhgaya
Flight Details
MJ 311 CMBGAY 0510 0840
MJ 312 GAYCMB 0940 1310
Hotel Details
Rajgir Rajgir Residency /Indo Hokke
Kushinagar Lotus Nikko / Imperial
Lumbini Red Sun Resort
Sravasti Lotus Nikko / Pawan Palace
Varanasi Ideal Tower / Hindustan International
Bodhgaya Lotus Nikko
Included in the Tour
  • Economy Class Air Fare including current applicable taxes on Mihin Lanka Airline.
  • Accommodation sharing a double/twin/triple bedded room at the hotels given above
  • Meals as indicated in the program. (B denotes - breakfast, L – Lunch, PL - Packed Lunch & D - Dinner)
  • All transfers, tours by luxury A/C Vehicle.
  • 01 Bottle of water per passenger per day
  • Religious activities in main Buddhist destination
  • Monument entrance fee ( SL passport holders only )
  • An Indian guide throughout the tour
  • Tour manger from Jetwing Travels
  • Indian and Nepal Visa handling ( SL passport only )
Excluded in the above price
  • Future increase of tax, Nepal Visa fee ( 2nd time traveller within the year ), Meals other than those specified above, Mineral Water, Camera fees, Tips to Driver/Guides/helper, Laundry, Phone Calls, Personal expenses or any other expenses which are not specified above as included.
  • (All others should apply from their respective Country of Residence and submit a copy of the visa to our office at least 3 weeks prior to travel ) Minimum double entry visa is required.
  • Clients should check that minimum double entry/ multiple entries is permitted on their visa. This is mandatory
  • 2 Colour photographs on pure white background. (2 in x 2 in)
  • NIC copy, Copy of birth certificate
  • Details of occupation (Place, address, designation, contact)
  • Home Address and contact
  • Valid Passport (validity should be more than 6 months from the date of departure)
  • Previous passport
  • 01 Colour Photograph (3.5 cm*4.5 cm)
  • Advance payment: LKR 50000/= per passenger for seat reservation ( 1st come 1st service basis ) Maximum group size ; 25
Important Notes

INSURANCE

Jetwing Holidays recommends all its valuable customers to obtain an Insurance policy for the duration of your travel. Various travel insurance schemes are available mainly offered by Janashakthi ,Ceylinco PLC & Chartis Insurance. Kindly Contact your destination

representatives for further information.

Insurance cover by Credit Card

 Please enquire with the relevant bank for your entitlement

Cancellation Policy

Air Tickets

Non refundable after issuing the tickets.

Land arrangements

The following cancellation policy will apply.

 

  • 30 Days prior to departure – 10 % of the Tour cost.
  • 20 Days prior to Departure – 25% of the Tour cost.
  • 10 Days prior to departure – 50% of the Tour cost
  • Within 10 days & below – Nil Refund.