5 days in India & Lumbini Itinerary

5 days in India & Lumbini Itinerary

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Fly to Gautam Buddha Airport, Drive to Lumbini
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Lumbini, Nepal
— 1 day
Drive
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Bodh Gaya, India
— 1 night
Drive
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Sarnath, India
— 1 night
Drive
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Kushinagar, India
— 1 night
Drive to Gorakhpur Airport, Fly to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport

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Lumbini, Nepal

— 1 day
An important place of Buddhist pilgrimage, Lumbini represents the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Eternal Peace Flame and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Maya Devi Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lumbini trip itinerary website.

Amritsar, India to Lumbini is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amritsar to Lumbini is 0.2 hours. Traveling from Amritsar in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Lumbini. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bodh Gaya.

Things to do in Lumbini

Historic Sites

Bodh Gaya, India

— 1 night
One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Bodh Gaya has risen to international fame as the place where Prince Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree and gained enlightenment some 2,600 years ago.
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thai Monastery and then appreciate the history behind Great Buddha Statue. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Mahabodhi Temple and then don't miss a visit to Bodhi Tree.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bodh Gaya road trip site.

Drive from Lumbini to Bodh Gaya in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Nepal Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -0.2 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sarnath.

Things to do in Bodh Gaya

Historic Sites

Sarnath, India

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Ashoka Pillar.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sarnath trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bodh Gaya to Sarnath takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kushinagar.
Highlights from your trip

Kushinagar, India

— 1 night
On the 8th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Matha Kuar Shrine and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parinirvana Stupa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kushinagar trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sarnath to Kushinagar in 6.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kushinagar

Historic Sites

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.