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					                        MAHAPARINIRVAN EXPRESS -
                      BUDDHIST CIRCUIT TOURIST TRAIN


                                 07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS

DAY 1     DELHI – GAYA (990 KMS)
          Assemble at the Delhi Safdurjung Railway Station. Traditional
          Welcome and check – in to your respective coaches.

          Departure of the train for Gaya. Evening Tea & Dinner served
          on-board. Over night stay on-board.



DAY 2    GAYA – BODHGAYA (16 KMS)
         Arrive at Gaya Railway Station early morning. Disembark and assemble for boarding
         the coaches for road journey of approx one hour to Bodhgaya.

                                    Arrive at Bodhgaya Hotel and check-in. Wash & Change,
                                    followed by the breakfast. After breakfast proceed by coach
                                    for sightseeing of Bodhgaya including Mahabodhi Temple &
                                    Niranjana River.

                                    Return to the Hotel for lunch and relax for some time.
                                    Proceed for sightseeing of Thai Temple, Japanese Temple
                                    and Buddha Statue.

                                    Evening. – Return to Hotel, dinner and overnight stay at hotel
                                    in Bodhgaya.




  PRIME DESTINATIONS (The Leisure Wing of Hemas Travels), Level 5, No 75, Braybrooke Place, Colombo 02,
   Tel: 11 2313313 / 11 4720720 Email: prime.destinations@hemas.com Website: www.hemastravels.com
        DAY 3    BODHGAYA – NALANDA – RAJGIR – GAYA – VARANASI

         Early morning tea & breakfast followed by checkout
         from the Hotel. Departure for Rajgir by bus (85
         Kms).
          Arrival at Rajgir. Sightseeing at Rajgir of
         Bimbimsara Jail, Gridhakut hill, Venuvan.
         Proceed to a Restaurant in Rajgir for lunch. After
         lunch, proceed to Nalanda for sightseeing covering
         ruins of world famous Nalanda University & Nalanda Museum
         Depart back to Gaya Railway Station..
          Arrival at Gaya Railway Station and board the train. Dinner on-board. Departure
         from Gaya at 2330 hrs to Varanasi (220 kms) by train. Overnight stay on-board.


DAY 4     Early morning tea on-board and arrival at Varanasi. Proceed to the hotel for wash &
          change and breakfast.
                                            After breakfast, visit Sarnath (10 kms) for to see
                                            Dhamekh Stupa, Sarnath Museum, The Ashokan
                                            Pillar, Mulgandha Kuti Vihar.
                                            Afternoon – Lunch at the hotel. Followed by
                                            some free time. Tourists can either opt for
                                            shopping or other activities.
                                            Evening – Visit to the river Ganges Ghat, Boat
                                            ride, Evening Arti. Return to the Train.

                                             20:00 hrs. –– Arrival at the Varanasi Railway
          Station and board the train Dinner on board. Departure for Gorakhpur (224kms).
          Overnight stay on-board.

DAY 5     Early morning tea on board. Arrive at Gorakhpur
          Railway Station. Proceed by coach to Hotel at
          Kushinagar.
          Arrive at the Hotel in Kushinagar and check-in.
          Breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast, visit
          Mahaparinirvan Temple, Rambhar Stupa, Mata Kutir
          Temple etc.
          Afternoon – Lunch at the Hotel. Evening participate
          in a chanting and meditation session. (Subject to availability of appropriate
          teachers).

                                      Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.




  PRIME DESTINATIONS (The Leisure Wing of Hemas Travels), Level 5, No 75, Braybrooke Place, Colombo 02,
   Tel: 11 2313313 / 11 4720720 Email: prime.destinations@hemas.com Website: www.hemastravels.com
  DAY 6     Early morning tea and breakfast at the hotel.

                 Check-out of the Hotel and proceed to Lumbini. (Nepal) by bus. Tourists must
                             obtain the Nepal visa from their respective countries. Otherwise, lot
                             of time required at the border to process the visa.
                             Arrive Lumbini and proceed to a hotel / restaurant for Lunch. Visit
                             Lumbini including Maya Devi Temple, Ashokan Pillar and
                             Pushkarni lake.
                             Departure        for       Gorakhpur.        Arrive      Gorakhpur
                             Railway Station. Board at around 20:30 hrs and board the Train.
                             Dinner on-board, Depart by train to Gonda. Overnight stay on-
                             board.


  DAY 7         Early morning tea on-board and arrival at Gonda
                Railway
                Station.
                Departure for Sravasti (65kms) by bus. Arrival at the
                hotel, wash & change and breakfast.
                After breakfast, visit Jetvana Vihara, Pakki Kuti &
                Sehat Mahet, Thai Temple.
                Afternoon – Lunch at the Hotel and proceed to back to
                Gonda railway station to board the train.

                Arrival at the Gonda Railway Station to board the
                Train. Depart by train to Agra (450 kms) Evening Tea
                and dinner served on-board. Overnight stay on-board.

DAY 8       Early morning tea, wash & fresh and breakfast on-board. After breakfast,
            proceedforthesight-seeing of the World famous Taj Mahal.

                                         12:30 hrs. – Proceed to the Agra Railway Station.
                                         Departure by train for New Delhi (220 kms) at 14:15 hrs.
                                         Onboard lunch and evening tea.

                                         Arrival at the Delhi Safdurjung Railway Station. Around
                                         18:00 hrs.

                                                                “ END OF TOUR “




    PRIME DESTINATIONS (The Leisure Wing of Hemas Travels), Level 5, No 75, Braybrooke Place, Colombo 02,
     Tel: 11 2313313 / 11 4720720 Email: prime.destinations@hemas.com Website: www.hemastravels.com
                         Key Features of Mahaparinirvan Express -
                              Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train

1)       Exclusive Train for The Maha Parinirvan Tour : The Maha Parinirvan
         Special Tour Train is an exclusive air conditioned train and does not carry
         passengers other than those booked with IRCTC for this special tour.

2)       Security on Train : Private Security Guards in each coach

3)       On-board Hygienic Kitchen Car Facility : The passengers can choose
         from an assortment of sumptuous hot meals ( Veg / Non Veg), snacks and
         cold drinks. Packaged drinking water, tea and coffee are also available to the
         passengers in ample quantity.

4)       Laundry Facility : Laundry facility is provided at Gorakhpur – Day 5 (on
         payment basis).

5)       On-board Clean and Hygienic Lavatories & Showers : For the
         convenience of the passengers, clean and hygienic lavatories and showers
         are provide.

6)       Accommodation in comfortable Hotels of the Buddhist Circuit :
         Accommodation in comfortable hotels of the Buddhist Circuit.

7)       Visa Facilitation for Lumbini : For visiting Lumbini (Nepal), acquiring the
         Nepal visa is facilitated by IRCTC. The passenger needs to carry the
         requisite documents, photographs etc. It is, however, recommended that
         tourists should obtain the visa in advance before arriving in India.

8)       Insurance Cover : All passengers are provided with Comprehensive
         Insurance Cover for the duration of the tour.

9)       Medical Facility : In case of any exigency, medical support can be
         provided through an extensive network of Indian Railways medical
         facilities.




     PRIME DESTINATIONS (The Leisure Wing of Hemas Travels), Level 5, No 75, Braybrooke Place, Colombo 02,
      Tel: 11 2313313 / 11 4720720 Email: prime.destinations@hemas.com Website: www.hemastravels.com
Package Includes ;

   Journey by Exclusive Air-conditioned Train
   Meet & assist on arrival at Safdarjung Railway Station
   All inclusive tour package – accommodation in comfortable hotels based on Double/Twin
   sharing basis.
   All Meals .
   Entry Fees at places of visits
   Professional English speaking Escort throughout as per Program.
   Tips / Porterage at Hotels and restaurant boys.
   Visa facilitation for Lumbini
   Travel Insurance


Package Excludes ;

   Airfare Colombo / Delhi / Colombo
   Hotel stay in Delhi before & after the trip.
   Road Transfers to and from Delhi-Safdarjung Railway Station in Delhi
   India / Nepal Visa Fees
   Mineral Water/Drinks
   Camera Fees
   Laundry, telephone calls,
   Rajgir Chair Lift charges / Lumbini Rickshaw charges
   Tips to Drivers / Assistant / Escort etc,
   Personal expenses or any other items not specified above as included.




   PRIME DESTINATIONS (The Leisure Wing of Hemas Travels), Level 5, No 75, Braybrooke Place, Colombo 02,
    Tel: 11 2313313 / 11 4720720 Email: prime.destinations@hemas.com Website: www.hemastravels.com

				
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