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Buddhist Culture

Trip code TJ1995
Theme: Himalayan Terrain
Suitable for: 14+
Group Size Unlimited
Activities

Walking

Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights
Activity Level: Moderate
Rating:
Destinations: Agra, Varanasi, Rajgir, Jaipur, Patna, Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Khajuraho

Overview



Buddhist Culture Tour

Are you missing the rush of exploring somewhere new, or rediscovering hidden gems in your favourite destinations with like-minded travellers? We understand. Theres nothing like the sheer anticipation of counting down the days to your next big trip.

Our expert team is continuously reviewing the latest travel requirements at home and abroad so we can bring you the most up-to-date advice. Below, weve highlighted a selection of trips from destinations that are currently open for quarantine-free travel, so you can start planning your next adventure right now.

Where a country is listed as Amber, travellers from England who are fully vaccinated at least two weeks before departure can avoid quarantine on their return journey from 19th July. This rule also applies to children under 18. For people travelling from other locations, please find out the latest travel advice on our Travel Hub. Our Amber destinations only include countries where the FCDO does not advise against travel. As soon as any country-level FCDO advice against travel is lifted, we will update this page.

As always, you can continue to book and travel with confidence on an Exodus trip. Not only have we been named Which? recommended provider, for the 6th consecutive year, but we also have an industry-leading booking flexibility policy in place to give our customers that added peace of mind when they travel. Find out more about your stress-free travel experience; one of the many reasons our customers have rated us excellent on Trustpilot.


Itinerary



The guests will be escorted at the airport and taken to the hotel. Take rest after a long flight to India. Your sightseeing would begin in the morning.
The next day, post breakfast Delhi famous India Gate, Parliament House, and Presidents House will be toured in drive past. Then, the guests will be taken to the Lotus temple, Akshardham and Qutub Minar. The magnificent Red Fort built-in 1639 is a must-visit for a traveler. Enjoy the early evening in the streets of Chandani Chowk shopping. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Drive to Jaipur 230km away in the morning post breakfast. After reaching Jaipur, the tourists will be taken to the City Palace which is a heritage monument that serves as a museum styled in Mughal architecture. Jal Mahal and the markets of the old city can be explored with full swing. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Post delicious breakfast in Jaipur leave for Agra 230 km away. In Agra, visit the haven on Earth, Taj Mahal. Witnessing the Taj Mahal at sunset is a breathtaking experience. The Jama Mosque, a Muslim worship place will be worth your time. The beautiful Red Fort and Jahangir Palace will be covered in the latter part of the journey. Your next destination awaits you 400 km away. Overnight journey to Khajuraho via train.
Famous for exotic sculptures, Khajuraho is a world UNESCO heritage site housing one of the largest groups of Jain and Hindu temples. Visit the Kandariya Mahadev temple which is a historic Hindu temple. Overnight stay in Khajuraho.
The next day, the trip will cover the Kandariya Mahadev shrine houses beautiful postures of women adorning its walls. The Laxman temple is one of the temples where the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva is worshipped. Later, you can visit the State Museum known for its folk art. Having soaked in the ancient exotic sculptures, the overnight train journey to Varanasi 400 km away.
Varanasi shrines are the sites of worshipping the trio of Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. In the 16th century under Mughal emperor Akbar, Varanasi saw a major cultural revival. Youll be visiting the Manikarnika and Ganges Ghats and taking part in the aarti also taking a dip in the holy Ganga river.
The next day, visit the deer park at Sarnath and fill your day with great adventures. Go for hiking and birdwatching in the sanctuary. In the evening, visit Ramnagar Fort.
The next stop would be Bodhgaya. Visit the Mahabodhi temple where lord Gautam Buddha spent his days of strict meditation and attained enlightenment under a bodhi tree. Also, visit the Giant Buddha which houses an enormous statue of Lord Buddha near Rajgir. En route, you may take a visit to Nalanda University, one of the oldest educational institutions which have been given global recognition.
The last stop, Patna is a beautiful city with several tourist attractions. Firstly, you will visit the Gol Ghar which is a dome-shaped historic granary. The Patna Museum is next on your list. Next, visit the Buddha Smriti park which is a sacred memorial of Buddha built to celebrate his birthday anniversary. Your journey comes to an end here. Take a flight to Delhi for your return international flight home.

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Sustainable Travel

Tourism can be a real help to local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchange, and a financial incentive to protect their natural environment. Ours is a total approach to sustainable tourism, covering everything from the way we plan and operate our trips to the practices of Exodus as a company. 

As much as possible, we try to use accommodation that is locally owned or at least employs local staff and uses local produce. This ensures that our visit directly benefits the local community by providing them with job opportunities and a chance to generate income. Water is especially important and whilst we must stay hydrated, it is also vital to not cause too much waste from single use plastic bottles. Hence, we provide large water containers so that clients can refill their reusable water bottles.

In Jordan we are very proud to work with a local partner that received the Travelife Partner award in July 2021. Travelife is a certification system dedicated to achieving sustainable practices in the global tourism industry. In order to receive the award our Jordanian partner had to comply with over 100 criteria related to Corporate Social Responsibility. The Travelife standard is formally recognised for full compliance with the UN Sustainable Tourism Criteria.

Where Can I Travel?

Are you missing the rush of exploring somewhere new, or rediscovering hidden gems in your favourite destinations with like-minded travellers? We understand. Theres nothing like the sheer anticipation of counting down the days to your next big trip.

Our expert team is continuously reviewing the latest travel requirements at home and abroad so we can bring you the most up-to-date advice. Below, weve highlighted a selection of trips from destinations that are currently open for quarantine-free travel, so you can start planning your next adventure right now.

Where a country is listed as Amber, travellers from England who are fully vaccinated at least two weeks before departure can avoid quarantine on their return journey from 19th July. This rule also applies to children under 18. For people travelling from other locations, please find out the latest travel advice on our Travel Hub. Our Amber destinations only include countries where the FCDO does not advise against travel. As soon as any country-level FCDO advice against travel is lifted, we will update this page.

As always, you can continue to book and travel with confidence on an Exodus trip. Not only have we been named Which? recommended provider, for the 6th consecutive year, but we also have an industry-leading booking flexibility policy in place to give our customers that added peace of mind when they travel. Find out more about your stress-free travel experience; one of the many reasons our customers have rated us excellent on Trustpilot.

Not ready to book yet? Why not create an Exodus Wish List? Wee will let you know when your chosen country is open for travel, so you can secure your spot on that dream trip. In need of inspiration? Browse through some of our best-selling holidays to see where 2021 and 2022 will take you.


Essentials Info



Sustainable Travel

Tourism can be a real help to local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchange, and a financial incentive to protect their natural environment. Ours is a total approach to sustainable tourism, covering everything from the way we plan and operate our trips to the practices of Exodus as a company. 

As much as possible, we try to use accommodation that is locally owned or at least employs local staff and uses local produce. This ensures that our visit directly benefits the local community by providing them with job opportunities and a chance to generate income. Water is especially important and whilst we must stay hydrated, it is also vital to not cause too much waste from single use plastic bottles. Hence, we provide large water containers so that clients can refill their reusable water bottles.

In Jordan we are very proud to work with a local partner that received the Travelife Partner award in July 2021. Travelife is a certification system dedicated to achieving sustainable practices in the global tourism industry. In order to receive the award our Jordanian partner had to comply with over 100 criteria related to Corporate Social Responsibility. The Travelife standard is formally recognised for full compliance with the UN Sustainable Tourism Criteria.

Where Can I Travel?

Are you missing the rush of exploring somewhere new, or rediscovering hidden gems in your favourite destinations with like-minded travellers? We understand. Theres nothing like the sheer anticipation of counting down the days to your next big trip.

Our expert team is continuously reviewing the latest travel requirements at home and abroad so we can bring you the most up-to-date advice. Below, weve highlighted a selection of trips from destinations that are currently open for quarantine-free travel, so you can start planning your next adventure right now.

Where a country is listed as Amber, travellers from England who are fully vaccinated at least two weeks before departure can avoid quarantine on their return journey from 19th July. This rule also applies to children under 18. For people travelling from other locations, please find out the latest travel advice on our Travel Hub. Our Amber destinations only include countries where the FCDO does not advise against travel. As soon as any country-level FCDO advice against travel is lifted, we will update this page.

As always, you can continue to book and travel with confidence on an Exodus trip. Not only have we been named Which? recommended provider, for the 6th consecutive year, but we also have an industry-leading booking flexibility policy in place to give our customers that added peace of mind when they travel. Find out more about your stress-free travel experience; one of the many reasons our customers have rated us excellent on Trustpilot.

Not ready to book yet? Why not create an Exodus Wish List? Wee will let you know when your chosen country is open for travel, so you can secure your spot on that dream trip. In need of inspiration? Browse through some of our best-selling holidays to see where 2021 and 2022 will take you.


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