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Price starting from: STARTING FROM USD$735 ONWARDS
Duration: 9 DAYS

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  • Overview
  • Itinerary


  • Day I – Departure Delhi (Delhi Safdarjung Station in the afternoon) for Gaya.
  • Day II - Arrive Gaya in the morning. Visit Bodhgaya. Over night stay at the hotel.
  • Day III - Visit Rajgir & Nalanda. Departure for Varanasi in the evening.
  • Day IV - Arrive Varanasi in the morning. Visit Sarnath. Visit the Ganges for the evening Aarti. Departure for Gorakhpur in the
  • Day V/VI - Arrive Gorakhpur in the morning. Visit Kushinagar/Lumbini. Overnight stay at hotel. Breakfast at hotel, Sightseeing.
    Lunch at hotel. Return to Gorakhpur. Departure for Gonda.
  • Day VII - Arrive Gonda in the morning. Visit Sravasti. Departure Gonda for Agra in the evening.
  • Day VIII - Arrive Agra in the morning. Visit Taj Mahal. Departure for Delhi in the afternoon. 
    Arrive Delhi (Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station) in the evening.
  • TOUR DATES (Commencement from Delhi)
  • SEP 2010    25th
  • OCT 2010    16th & 30th
  • NOV 2010    13th & 27th
  • DEC 2010    11th & 25th
  • JAN 2011    8th & 22nd
  • FEB 2011     12th & 26th
  • MAR 2011    12th & 26th
  • Charter trips also available on request.
  • Tour Price


Class of Travel   October 2010 to March 2011 (per night) Full Tour
First AC Coupe US$ 168 1176
INR 7896 55272
AC – First Class US$ 150 1050
INR 6950 48650
AC – Two Tier US$ 125 875
INR 5950 41650
AC – Two Tier
(Side Berth)
US$ 110 770
INR 5170 36190
AC – Three Tier US$ 105 735
INR 4950 34650
  • Notes:
  • 1. First AC Coupe consist only two passengers sharing a cabin during the train journey.
  • 2. Tour costs mentioned above are based on per person per night on twin sharing.Half fare for children between 5 and 12 yearsof age with bed in the same room(Age proof of children is to be furnished, which is required at the time of issuance of tickets)
  • 3. The above rates are subject to change on the basis of currency fluctuation.4/22/2010
  • 4. IRCTC would be pleased to offer you very attractive rates for Pre & Post Train Tour Arrangements such as - Airport Hotel Transfer,Hotel Accommodation in Delhi,Sightseeing in Delhi etc. Please send your such request at
  • Hotel Single Occupancy :
  • Passenger who would like to have Single occupancy i.e. do not wish to share the room with anyone else should choose 
    the option at the time of booking by paying additional amount of US$ 50 per night or US$ 200 for the full tour.

    Note: - Single Occupancy is not be applicable for Train journey.
    • Package price Includes:-
    • Journey by Exclusive Air-conditioned Train as per the Itinerary.
    • Road transport by AC coaches as per the itinerary.
    • Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
    • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
    • Meals as per the itinerary.
    • English / Hindi speaking Tour Escort.
    • Entrance fees of monuments/sightseeing trips as per the itinerary.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Package price does not Include:-
    • India and Nepal visa fees
    • Items of personal nature, e.g. Laundry, Medicine, Alcoholic drinks etc.
    • Road Transfers to and from Delhi-Safdarjung Railway Station.
    • Hotel stay in Delhi before & after the trip, air ticket, visa charges etc.
    • Any other services not mentioned in ‘Package Price Includes.
    • Fees for Still/ Flash Video camera at the monuments and other places.
    • Weather, Time, Currency:-
    • India is tropical country with different and extreme climatic conditions which are witnessed from month to month.
      It is advisable to carry clothes suitable to a tropical climate and medium & heavy woollens during winter time.
    • Time difference – India follows + 05:30hrs (GMT)
    • Currency - US$ 1 = INR 47 (approx)
    • Cancellation terms:-
    • No. of days before commencement of Trip* Total Deductions
      45 Days and above(excluding departure date) 10% of the Package cost.
      Within a period of 44 to 15 Days (excluding departure date) 25% of the package cost
      Within a period of 14 to 7 Days (excluding of Departure Date) 50% of the package cost
      Within the period of 7 Days or before the scheduled date of departure 100% of the package cost
      *Excluding the day of start of journey.  
    • Important Notes:-
    • 1. The accommodation booked under this ticket is not transferable.
    • 2. The voucher is to be carried by the passenger during the journey along with the above photo identity card in original and is valid
      only when presented with this photo identity card. If the relevant photo identity card is not accompanied with this voucher,
      it will be considered as ticket-less travel and treated accordingly.
    • 3. The exact train timings are subject to minor modifications. All the travelling passengers must reconfirm the timings with IRCTC, 
      corporate office before the start of their journey.
    • 4. On demand from ticket checking staff the passenger should produce this voucher along with the above mentioned
      photo identity card.
    • 5. All Foreign Tourists other than Indian Passport Holders must obtain a valid Indian visa allowing them to visit Nepal
      (as per the tour itinerary) during the tour and come back to India to complete the tour. All foreign tourists must recheck
      with visa section at the Indian Embassy / Indian Consulate / Visa Processing authority in their respective countries for the 
      appropriate visa (Double Entry or Multiple Entry) as per their travel program.
    • 6. All Foreign Tourists other than Indian Passport Holders must have valid Nepal visa. In case foreign tourists are unable to 
      process their Nepal visa before joining the tour, IRCTC will facilitate visa processing at the entry post. Such passengers should
      carry 2 passport size photographs with them.The visa fees if any will be paid by the passengers directly.
    • 7. Indian Nationals must carry a government issued photo identity card (passport, driving license, PAN card etc.) for Nepal visit.
    • 8. IRCTC reserves the right to refuse booking or travel of any passenger without assigning any reason.
    • 9. No refund or adjustment will be made in the event of interruption / non-use of full or any part of the tour or tour service by a
      tourist on his own after the commencement of the tour or closure of a sightseeing place or monument due any unknown
      reasons or closure on account of the decision /order of the local municipal administration /any other government 
      authority / unforeseen events, circumstances, situations etc.
    • 10. In case any sightseeing being missed on account of the delay in local transportation buses / train due to the reasons beyond
      our control, no refund shall be made.
    • 11. Being a group tour, passengers would be required to share the bus / buses and train accommodation with other passengers.
      In case any passenger / passengers wish to travel in separate bus/buses, he/she should inform IRCTC at least one month in
      advance. IRCTC would try to make appropriate arrangement for which passenger / passengers would be required to make
      additional payment. For the smooth operation of the tour, passengers would need to adhere to the instructions given by the 
      Tour Manager from time to time.
    • 12. As per the tour program, this tour involves few long road journeys also. Due to inadequate infrastructure (toilets etc.) en-route,
      passengers may get little uncomfortable. However, efforts will be made to give breaks at the appropriate places and as &
      when required by the tourists.
    • 13. Train / Road journey time may exceed the expected travel time due to unforeseen circumstances such as traffic jams, break
      down of buses etc. This may result in late meal service, shortened / late/or no sightseeing etc.
    • 14. Meals in hotels and on train are of pre-fixed menus and are generally decided keeping the palate of the overall tourists.
      Menus according to the specific preferences would not be possible.
    • 15. As per the tour itinerary, hotel rooms at certain places are only provided for wash & change purpose. Passengers should 
      not expect rooms to given to them for longer duration. Check–in at hotel rooms at certain places may be delayed to the due 
      delay from hotel in providing the rooms.
    • 16. AC First class – has cabins with 4 berths (two lower & two upper). The cabins can be locked from inside as it has a 
      sliding door.
    •        AC First class Coupe – has cabins with 2 berths (one lower & one upper). The cabins can be locked from inside as it has
      a sliding door
    •        AC Two Tier –has open cabins with 6 seats (Four on one side of the pathway and two on other side). Four seats cabin has
      two lower & two upper berths. The cabin does not have door and instead has a curtain. Two Seats (one lower & one upper)
      are on the other side of the pathway. These two seats also have curtains.
    •        AC Two Tier (Inner Berth) -has open cabins with 4 seats on one side of the pathway. Four seats cabin has two lower &
      two upper berths. The cabin does not have door and instead has a curtain.
    •        AC Two Tier (Side berth) -2 seats on other side of the pathway. Side berths have one lower and one upper berth. 
      The cabin does not have door and instead has a curtain.
    •        AC Three Tier -has open cabins with 8 seats (Six on one side of the pathway and two on other side). Six seats cabin has
      two lower, two middle & two upper berths. This cabin neither has door nor a curtain. Two Seats (one lower & one upper)
      are on the side of the pathway.
    •        There is a limited storage place inside the train. The luggage can be placed under the seats / berths while on train. Hence,
      passengers are advised to travel with minimum luggage.
    • 17. Passengers are required to take care of their luggage / belongings themselves. IRCTC will not be responsible for any loss or
      damage of any of the luggage / belongings at the Railway Stations / Train / Bus / Hotels etc.
    • 18. It is the responsibility of the tourist to carefully read and fully understand all the terms and conditions / services to be
      offered / type of services to be offered etc. of this tour before making booking. In case of any doubts / clarifications, the same
      should be cleared with IRCTC before making the booking.
    • 19. The journeys are well planned in advance. We reserve the right to make changes to the programme if necessary at any point of
      time. Should the minimum number of passengers not be met or due to certain operational reasons & conditions, we reserve
      the right to cancel the departure or amend the same. Most of the changes made by us would be minor, but on certain occasions
      there could be possibility of making significant change. A change is defined as significant if it involves change of date or
      destination. In such an eventuality, we would inform the passengers on the contact details given by them in their booking forms.
      In such cases, we would inform you as soon as possible and provide you following solutions :
    • (a)Accepting the changed arrangements or transferring your tour to another available tour date.
    • (b)Cancelling or accepting the cancellation where you will receive a refund of payment without interest remitted to us. However,
      there will be no refund of any service such as pre /post tour accommodation, airline tickets, visa charges etc.
      that have been booked by you and /or your travel agent.


Day Sector Programme
Day 1 Delhi – Gaya (990 kms) 15:00 hrs.– Assemble at the Delhi Safdurjung Railway Station. Traditional Welcome and check – in to your respective coaches.

16:00 hrs.– Departure of the train for Gaya. Evening Tea & Dinner served on-board. Over night stay on-board.
Day Sector Programme
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.
Day Sector Programme
Day 3 Bodhgaya – Nalanda – Rajgir – Gaya – Varanasi 05:00 hrs. – Early morning tea & breakfast followed by checkout from the Hotel. Departure for Rajgir by bus (85 Kms).

10:30 hrs. – Arrival at Rajgir. Sightseeing at Rajgir of Bimbimsara Jail, Gridhakut hill, Venuvan.

12:30 hrs. – Proceed to a Restaurant in Rajgir for lunch. After lunch, proceed to Nalanda for sightseeing covering ruins of world famous Nalanda University & Nalanda Museum.

16:00 hrs. – Depart back to Gaya Railway Station.

20:00 hrs. – 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 Sector Programme
Day 4 Varanasi – Sarnath – Gorakhpur Early morning tea on-board and arrival at Varanasi. Proceed to the hotel for wash & change (room given only 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) at 23:30 hrs. Overnight stay on-board.
Day Sector Programme
Day 5/6 Gorakhpur – Kushinagar

Kushinagar – Lumbini – Gorakhpur
Early morning tea on board. Arrive at Gorakhpur Railway Station. Proceed by coach to Hotel at Gorakhpur/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. Followed by some free time. Tourists can either opt for shopping or other activities.

Afternoon – Lunch at the Hotel. Evening participate in a chanting and meditation session. (Subject to availability of appropriate teachers/instructors).

Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.

05:00 hrs. : Early morning tea and breakfast at the hotel.

06:00 hrs. – 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.

16:00 hrs – 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 at 23:30 hrs. Overnight stay on-board.
Day Sector Programme
Day 7 Gonda – Sravasti – Gonda – Agra Early morning tea on-board and arrival at Gonda Railway Station. Departure for Sravasti (65kms) by bus. Arrival at the hotel, wash & change (room given only for 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.

17:00 hrs – Arrival at the Gonda Railway Station to board the Train. Depart by train to Agra (450 kms) at 18:00 hrs. Evening Tea and dinner served on-board. Overnight stay on-board.
Day Sector Programme
Day 8 Agra – Delhi Early morning tea, wash & fresh and breakfast on-board. 

After breakfast, proceed for the sight-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 Safdarjung Railway Station at approximately 18:30 hrs.
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