Trip to India

We took an 8-day trip to India in early Spring 2010. We spent most of the time to visit well-known Buddhist holy sites in India: the Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar. Taj Mahal, Ganges river and some places in New Delhi are also included in this trip. Enjoy the pictures!

Pictures of India:

The Mahabodhi temple at Bodh Gaya.

Some Buddhist sacred sites and temples at Bodh Gaya, Varanasi and Kushinagar.

Taj Mahal.

The Ganges river at Varanasi.

Some sceneries in New Delhi.

Some means of transportations in India.

People, animals... on the roads.

This is our trip to India from Vietnam:

Day 1: Fly from Vietnam to New Delhi via Bangkok by Thai International Airline.

Day 2: Travel by car to Agra to visit Taj Mahal (distance: 253 km or 157 miles).

Day 3: Visit New Delhi, then take the night train to Gaya (12 hrs).

Day 4: Visit Mahabodhi temple and other Buddhist temples at Bodhgaya. Take a night train to Varanasi (4 hrs).

Day 5: Visit Ganges river in the early morning. Then visit Sarnath, where the Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma after his enlightenment. Take the night train to Gorakhpur (6 hrs).

Day 6: Kushinagar, visit Makutabandhana, the cremation-site of Gautama Buddha's body, and other Buddhist temples in this area.

Day 7: Take a train back to New Delhi (13 hrs). Visit more places in New Delhi.

Day 8: Fly back to Vietnam via Bangkok.