About Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train

The Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train, a special tourist train launched by IRCTC, is a comfortable, safe and hassle free tour on the Buddhist Circuit covering important places connected with the life of Gautama Buddha.

The package includes train journey, hotel accommodation at selected destinations, read transportation in 2x2 AC Busses, Tour Guide, all meals and monument entry free.

The train was awarded National Tourism Award by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in 2009.

Some Tour Highlights

  • Dining car
  • Travel Insurance
  • Foot Massager
  • Security
  • AC Transportation
  • Mini Library
Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train
Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train
Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train

Embarkation & Disembarkation

Check In Venue & Timing: 13:30 Hrs Assemble at the Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station

Check Out Venue & Timing: 18.00 Hrs at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station

Package Starting From:

USD 945


Notes: All Foreign Nationals are required to obtain Tourist VISA to visit India.

Journey Details

13:30 Hrs: Assemble at the Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station. Board the Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train.

14:30 Hrs: Departure of the train for Gaya.

20:00 Hrs: Dinner on board & proceed to Gaya.

06:30 Hrs: Early morning tea, Wash & Change & breakfast On-Board.

10:30 Hrs: Arrive at Gaya. Depart to Bodhgaya by coach.

11:30 Hrs: Check-in at the hotel. Lunch and relax.

14:30 Hrs: Sightseeing of Bodhgaya including Mahabodhi Temple & Niranjana River. Continue sightseeing of Thai Temple, Japanese Temple, Buddha Statue.

19:30 Hrs: Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel.

05:30 Hrs: Breakfast at the hotel.

07:30 Hrs: Check Out and proceed to Rajgir by coach.

09:30 Hrs: Arrival at Rajgir. Sightseeing of Rajgir including Bimbimsara Jail, Gridhakut hill & Venuvan.

12:30 Hrs: Lunch at the hotel.

13:30 Hrs: Proceed to Nalanda for sightseeing covering ruins of world famous Nalanda University & Nalanda Museum.

17:00 Hrs: Proceed to Gaya Railway Station.

19:30 Hrs: Arrival at Gaya Railway Station and board the train.

20:30 Hrs: Dinner on board & proceed to Varanasi.

05:00 Hrs: Early morning tea on-board and arrival at Varanasi. Breakfast onboard.

06:00 Hrs: Disembark the train and proceed to visit Sarnath (10 kms) for sightseeing of Dhamekh Stupa, Sarnath Museum, Ashokan Pillar and Mulgandha Kuti Vihar.

12:30 Hrs: Check in at Hotel for Lunch, wash and change.

17:00 Hrs: Visit River Ganges Ghat for evening Aarti. Return to the Railway Station.

20:00 Hrs: Dinner on board & proceed to Nautanwa for visit to Lumbini, Nepal.

06:00 Hrs: Early morning tea followed by Breakfast onboard.

07:00 Hrs: Arrival at Nautanwa Railway station. Proceed by coach to Lumbini, Nepal. (Tourists to keep their passport and Visa ready. In case Nepal visa not issued visa fees to be kept ready also along with passport size photographs).

11:30 Hrs: Check-in at hotel. Lunch at hotel.

15:30 Hrs: Sight-seeing of Lumbini including Maya Devi Temple and Ashokan Pillar.

19:30 Hrs: Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

05:00 Hrs: Breakfast at the hotel.

06:15 Hrs: Check-out of the hotel and proceed to Kushinagar by coach.

12:30 Hrs: Arrive Kushinagar. Proceed for lunch at the hotel.

13:30 Hrs: After lunch visit Mahaparinirvan Temple, Rambhar Stupa, Mata Kutir Temple and other sites.

17:30 Hrs: Depart to Gorakhpur by coaches.

19:00 Hrs: Arrival at Gorakhpur Railway Station. Depart to Balrampur by Buddhist Train.

20:30 Hrs: Dinner on board & proceed to Balrampur for visit to Sravasti.

04:00 Hrs: Arrival at Balrampur Railway station.

05:30 Hrs: Early morning tea On-Board.

06:30 Hrs: Departure by coach to Sravasti (15kms).

07:30 Hrs: Arrival at the Hotel. Wash & change and breakfast.

09:30 Hrs: Sight-seeing of Jetvana Vihara, Pakki Kuti & Sehat Mahet.

13:00 Hrs: Lunch at the hotel. Free time.

17:30 Hrs: Proceed to Balrampur Railway station.

18:00 Hrs: Arrival at Balrampur Railway Station.

18:30 Hrs: Proceed to Agra (450 kms). Dinner on board.

05:00 Hrs: Early morning tea and arrival at Agra City railway station.

07:00 Hrs: Wash & change and breakfast On-Board.

08:00 Hrs: Proceed for sight-seeing of the World famous Taj Mahal.

12:30 Hrs: Proceed to the Agra Cantt. Railway Station.

14:15 Hrs: Depart by train to New Delhi (220 kms). Lunch on board.

16:00 Hrs: Evening Tea.

18:00 Hrs: Arrival at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station.

Departure Dates: 2020 & 2021

08 February 2020


22 February 2020


14 March 2020


28 March 2020


26 September 2020


10 October 2020


24 October 2020


07 November 2020


21 November 2020


05 December 2020


19 December 2020


02 January 2021


16 January 2021


30 January 2021


13 February 2021


27 February 2021


13 March 2021


27 March 2021


25 September 2021


09 October 2021


23 October 2021


06 November 2021


20 November 2021


04 December 2021


18 December 2021



For Foreign Passport Holders - Per Person (in USD)

Class of Train Journey Capacity Per Night Cost Total Cost (7 Nights)

AC 1st Class

A/C 1st Coupe

72 Guests





AC 2nd Class

92 Guests



For Indian Nationals - Per Person (in INR)

Class of Train Journey Capacity Per Night Cost Total Cost (7 Nights)

AC 1st Class

A/C 1st Coupe

72 Guests





AC 2nd Class

92 Guests



All rates are on per person per journey on twin sharing basis.


  • USD 150 Per Pax for confirmed 2 berth cabin in AC 1st Class for Full/Partial Tour.
  • USD 200 Per Pax for single occupancy in hotel for entire tour or USD 50 per night.
  • USD 580 Per Pax ( full / partial ) would be applicable for confirmed allocation of one lower berth only in a 2 seater first class cabin. Upper berth would not be allocated to other passenger.

Points to Notice:

  • Rates subject to change in case of any change or amendment in the routing, itineraries, inclusions etc.
  • Package rates are inclusive of GST.
  • For Child Policy and other details, please refer to agreement or website www.irctcbuddhisttrain.com
  • Itineraries and scheduled departures are subject to approval from Ministry of Railways and may change without prior notice.
  • For the latest updates, kindly visit our website www.irctcbuddhisttrain.com


  • Exclusive Train for the Buddhist Circuit Tour: The Buddhist Circuit Special Train is an exclusive air conditioned train for Buddhist circuit destinations and does not carry passengers other than the tourist booked with IRCTC for this special tour.
  • Security on Train: Private Security Guards in each coach for constant and close watch to ensure safety of the passengers and their belongings. In addition, CCTV is provided in the train.
  • On-board Hygienic Kitchen Car and Dinning Car Facility: The passengers can choose from an assortment of sumptuous hot meals (Veg / Non Veg) and snacks. Packaged drinking water, tea and coffee are available freely to the passengers.
  • On-board Clean and Hygienic Toilets and Showers: For the convenience of the passengers, clean and hygienic toilets and hot and cold water showers are provided.
  • Accommodation in comfortable Hotels on the Buddhist Circuit: IRCTC provides accommodation in best available hotels on the Circuit for stay as well as wash-and-change.
  • Insurance Cover: All passengers are provided with Travel Insurance Cover for the duration of the tour.
  • Transportation: Transportation by AC Deluxe Coaches.
  • Foot Massager and Library: Facility of a Foot Massager & Small Library.


  • Journey by exclusive Air- Condition Train as per itinerary.
  • All rates are per person per Journey on Twin sharing basis.
  • Road transport by Air condition deluxe coach as per itinerary.
  • Visit to monuments and location as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
  • Meal as per the itinerary.
  • Service of Tour Manager.
  • Services of language Tour Guide.
  • Entrance Fees of Monuments/Locations as per itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Package rates are inclusive of GST.


  • 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.
  • India and Nepal visa fees.
  • Items of personal nature, e.g. Laundry, Medicine, Alcoholic drinks etc.

  • Itinerary, destinations and scheduled departures may change without prior notice.
  • Please contact your Guest Relations Executive for further details, prices and bookings of optional activities.

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Destinations Covered by Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train