Neighbouring Places

Southern Asia has the tropical island country called Sri Lanka where original soul of Buddhism is still alive. Sri Lanka is a magnificent combination of picturesque landscapes, immaculate beaches and impressive cultural heritage. It makes us feel a unique experience.

Egypt Tour Package (7 Days/6 Nights)

Day 01 : Ahmedabad – Cairo

You will be happy to meet all other tour members when everybody assembles at the SARDAR PATEL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (AHMEDABAD). Your flight will take you to Cairo – the capital city of EGYPT – where, after completing all immigration and customs formalities, you will board a coach to proceed to your Hotel. Overnight in Cairo. Indian Dinner.

Day 02 : Cairo – Aswan

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the three Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, the only wonder of the world that still exists, getting to know the secret of this marvelous construction and see the Sun boat. Visit the galleries of Papyrus and perfume factories to know how flamboyant and stylish were the ancient Egyptians. Transfer to train station to visit Aswan by sleeper train “Spanish first class”. Overnight in train.

Day 03 : Aswan – Nile Cruise

Embarkation lunch on boarding the cruise. Afternoon tour by felucca Elephantine Island, the Botanical garden and Agha Khan. Dinner and overnight stay on board the cruise in Aswan.

Day 04 : Nile Cruise – Luxor

After breakfast on board and proceed with the visits of Aswan including the high dam and unfinished obelisk. Lunch will be served on board, and sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to gods sobek and Haroeris. Afternoon sail to Edfu. Dinner & overnight on board the cruise to Edfu.

Day 05 : Luxor

This lovely city of Luxor is home to some of the greatest wonders of ancient EGYPT, including the Temple Complex of Karnak and The Valley of the Kings, which houses the tombs of the pharaohs. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 06 : Luxor (Valley of Kings)

After breakfast on the board, disembark and proceed with visits of west bank of Nile including the two colossi of Memnon, the temple of Queen Hatchepsut at Deir EI-Bahari and The Valley of Kings. Transfer to Luxor station for return to Cairo by Spanish train “seater first class”. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 07 : Luxor – Ahmedabad

Today is the last day of the tour, pack your bags and check – out of the Hotel and proceed towards the Airport to board your flight for Ahmedabad. Meet your friends, relatives and dear ones and share your wonderful moments of the tour.

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Dubai Tour Package

Day 01 : Desert Safari

Arrive at Sharjah /Dubai international airport meet our local representative after clearance of immigration formalities, transfer to Dubai & Check in at hotel. Rests of the day is free for leisure to relax and freshen up. In the evening get ready for an adventurous Desert Safari Tour : - A magical evening in the Deserts with an exciting drive on the sand Dunes, watch the sunset, relax in the Arabian tent having Barbeque Dinner and a traditional belly dance by professionally trained belly dancers to give you high feeling of Kings, Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 02 : Dhow Cruise

After morning breakfast, the day is free for you to explore on your own, gold & electronic explore malls & souks etc. & in the evening get ready to experience the Dhow Cruise with Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 : City Tour

After morning breakfast, we will get ready for half day city tour of Dubai which includes Jumeirah Mosque, Old Arabian Houses, Dubai Museum, 150 yr old Dubai Fort, etc. Afternoon we go back to the hotel; the day is free for you to explore the Shopper’s Paradise. You can explore the famous shopping malls of Dubai, and shop till you drop. There are lots of restaurants and fast food joints where you can splurge over your taste buds. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 04 : Bid Good Bye

Today, we conclude our tour with a sumptuous breakfast, its time to say good bye to this Golden Paradise. We Check out of the hotel and are transferred to the airport. Board your flight back home with lovely memories of your trip.

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Mauritius Tour Package

Day 01 : Depart for exotic holiday in Mauritius

Today start your tour “Ile Maurice” means island Mauritius. On your arrival in Mauritius, you will be greeted by Pacific tour director, at SSRG International airport, Mauritius. Transfers to your hotel, on arrival welcome drink at your hotel, rest of the day is free for you. In evening enjoy your delicious Indian or your choice of Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian dinner, overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 : Visit beautiful South of Island

After delicious breakfast we take a tour to west & south of island, we start with Réduit, Mauritius University Complex, Quatre bornes, Trou aux Cerfs (Volcano crater), Curepipe town, Grand Basin (Pari Talao), Hanuman temple, Mauritius Warnath temple, Black River Gorges, Alexandra Fall, Chamarel (Cascade & Seven colored earth). In evening, enjoy your delicious Indian or your choice of Vegetarian / Non- Vegetarian dinner, overnight at Hotel.

Day 03 : Time to return home

After a delicious breakfast, spend the last morning lazing around; later transfers to SSRG International Airport, Mauritius, for your flight back home with wonderful memories of your tour with Pacific.

Day 04 : Visit Pamplemousses gardens and North of Island

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, we visit Port Louis, “Le Caudan” waterfront, Cita del, famous Pamplemousses gardens, ranking among the finest botanical gardens in the world, are particularly famous for the giant water lilies, a spice garden and the talipot palms, said to flower once every sixty years!. Thereafter Mont Choisy, Trou aux Biches, Grand Baie & Super-U shopping mall etc. In evening enjoy your delicious Indian or your choice of Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian dinner, overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Your chance to visit ‘Ile aux cerfs’

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, we visit Grand Baie, Pereybére, Cathedral, Cap Malheureux, we spend a full day at “IIe aux cerfs”, means “Island of dear” this magical place, with limpid lagoon, white sand and palm fringed beaches brings you close to the paradise. The day will surely provide the abiding memory of Mauritius. Water-sports facilities like water ski, banana boat & speed boat ride are available. In evening, enjoy your delicious Indian or your choice of Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian dinner, overnight at the hotel.

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Sri Lanka Tour Package

Day 01 : Colombo

Arrive at Bandaranaike International airport in Colombo. Check into the hotel. A sightseeing tour of Colombo after breakfast. Visit the Fort and Pettah, Town Hall, Independence Square, BICH (Bandaranaike International Convention Hall) and National Museum. Drive through Cinnamon Gardens, Dehiwala zoological gardens, elephant circus. Buddhist temple and a Hindu temple. Overnight Stay at Colombo.

Day 02 : Colombo / Anuradhapura / Giritale

Drive towards Anuradhapura after breakfast. Go for a sightseeing tour of Anuradhapura. Proceed to Giritale for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03 : Giritale / Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa

In the morning drive to Sigiriya. Climb the Sigiriya rock fortress to view the famous frescoes. See the mirror wall and thereafter proceed to Polonnaruwa. Sightseeing tour of Polonnaruwa when you visit the ruins of the audience hall, council chamber, the royal citadel, the Kumara Pokuna (pond) Royal Pavillion, Siva Dewale, the Thuparama, the Vatadage relic house, Kiriwehera, Gal Vihare etc. Return to Giritale for an overnight stay.

Day 04 : Giritale / Kandy

Morning drive to Kandy visiting Dambulla rock cave temples enroute. Visit a spice garden at Matale and a wood carving factory and a batik factory. Continue to drive towards Kandy. Check into the hotel in Kandy. Visit Dalada Maligawa in the late evening. Thereafter view a cultural performance in the city. Overnight stay at Kandy.

Day 05 : Kandy / Pinnawela / Colombo

Sightseeing tour of Kandy in the morning. Visit the Peradeniya Botanical gardens with an exotic collection of tropical and indigenous flora along with the famous orchid house. Drive back to Colombo. Visit Pinnawela elephant orphanage, which takes care of the feeding of elephants. Overnight stay at Colombo.

Day 06 : Departure

Reach the Colombo airport in the morning to board a flight to your onward destination or way back home.

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Europe Tour Package

Day 01 : Airport – Hotel

After arriving at Heathrow Airport you will be taken to your Hotel. Your day will be at leisure for the rest of the evening, during which you can explore the local surroundings. In the evening you will be taken to an Indian restaurant for a meal.

Day 02 : Monday London-Dover-Calais-Hotel

Today morning your executive coach and Tour Manager will meet you at your chosen pick-up point where you board the coach and depart for Dover. Upon arrival you embark the ship for the cross Channel sailing to Calais. Whilst on board, you have some free time to purchase refreshments or indulge in some French tax paid shopping. From Calais, we start our journey towards our hotel which is situated near the German border, after checking into your hotel enjoy a delicious Indian dinner especially prepared for you.

Day 03 : Tuesday Heidelberg-Black Forest-Rhine Falls-Switzerland

Departing from our hotel in Germany our first stop is to marvel at Heidelberg Castle, we proceed by driving through the fascinating and somewhat Lush Black Forest. Later we make a stop at the enchanting Lake Titisee. Here we visit an original Cuckoo Clock Factory and get a chance to purchase and see how these must have souvenirs are made. Continuing our journey we cross the Swiss border and arrive at the most spectacular waterfalls in Europe, the Rhine falls, here you can take a perfect photo postcard to send to your family back home.

Day 04 : Wednesday Mt Titlis-Luzern

After breakfast we drive towards the town of Engelberg, to commence our ascent to the Magnificent Mt. Titlis via a ride aboard the world’s first ever revolving cable car which gives you a 360 degree breathtaking view of Switzerland. Arriving at the peak of 10.000ft above sea level you can enjoy the surrounding snow topped mountains. Here you have time to play in snow or visit the ice caves. After our descent we visit the most sacred sights of Luzern, the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge, you will also have some free time to explore the town yourself and engage in some shopping.

Day 05 : Thursday Interlaken-Jungfrau-Geneva

Today is a day of spectacular sightseeing, we commence by taking the cogwheel train to the peak of Jungfrau Mountain. Lying at 3454 meters above sea level this is Europe's highest altitude railway station ensuring you snow & ice all year round. Whilst at the top visit the Ice Palace, which is 30 meters under the surface of the glacier. Marvel at the life-size ice sculptures. You can then proceed to stand on the Sphinx - Europe's highest altitude vantage point at 3571 meters for a spectacular view of Aletsch glacier. Walk on the longest ice stream in the Alps with a length of 22 km. Later drive towards the famous town of Interlaken, this picturesque town lies between two Lakes, hence it's name is Interlaken and is also a well known town for the many Bollywood films shot here. Here we have some free time for shopping before departing for the International Capital City of Geneva.

Day 06 : Friday Geneva-Paris

Checking out of the hotel in the morning, you will be taken for a short City tour which includes the United Nations building, Flower Clock and Geneva Rose Garden. In the early afternoon we depart Geneva and drive towards the French capital, Paris. It is a long but comfortable journey of approx 6-7hrs. Upon arrival in Paris, we proceed for a boat cruise along the enchanting River Seine, from here you can see the many historic and famous buildings as well as get a real taste of Parisian life.

Day 07 : Saturday Sightseeing (Optional Lido Show)

After breakfast we depart for a full day sightseeing tour of Paris, our tour starts with a visit to Versailles gardens. Later we proceed towards the centre of Paris to see the renowned Champs Elysee Street, Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, Opera house and visit a real French Perfumery where you will have the opportunity to shop for French perfumes. Later enjoy some free time to wander around and take in the atmosphere of this amazing city. This evening enjoy a sumptuous Indian dinner especially prepared for you before returning back to your hotel. This evening there is an amazing Optional to the World Famous Lido Cabaret show.

Day 08 : Sunday Paris-Calais-Dover-London

This morning after checking out of our hotel we proceed towards the centre of Paris and take a visit to the top floor of the Eiffel Tower from where you have some breathtaking views of Paris. After lunch, we commence our journey to Calais, time permitting we make a short stop at a local cash & carry before boarding our ferry for the short cross channel sailing to Dover. We arrive back to London late evening.

Day 09 : Sightseeing

After breakfast depart from the hotel for a full day sightseeing tour of London. You will visit Madame Tussauds, here you will see the life-size wax figures of famous celebrities and film stars along with figure of Amitabh Bachchan & Aishwarya Rai, continuing your tour visit Trafalgar Square, Picadilly circus, The Parliament House, The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and lots more. During the tour you will also have the opportunity for some light shopping. In the evening you will be taken for a meal.

Day 10 : Day free at leisure

After breakfast, enjoy London city by your own. Meet your family and friends. Delicious Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11 : Hotel-Airport

After breakfast check out of the hotel and start your journey back home. You will be transported to Heathrow Airport.

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Special Tour to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is the oldest continually Buddhist country in the world. The religion was introduced in Srilanka in 2nd century BC by Mahinda-the son of Indian Emperor Ashoka-during the reign of King Devanampiya Tissa. Later on Ashoka's daughter Sanghamitta brought southern branch of the original Bodhi tree-under which Buddha attained enlightenment. The branch was planted at Anuradhapura and is today considered very sacred by Buddhists all over the world.

Buddhism has two major schools-Theravada and Hinayana. In Sri Lanka Theravada school is followed. Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka itself can be divided into three different sects.

Siyam Nikaya

In the 18th century, the official line of monastic ordination had been broken since monks at that time no longer knew the Pali tradition. The Kandyan king invited then the Theravada monks from Thailand to ordain Sinhalese novices; it was set up later as a reformed sect that enlivened study and proliferation of Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

Amarapura Nikaya

This sect was initiated by members of rising low-country castes discontent with monopoly over the monastic community by the upper castes in the 19th century. The sect was subsequently slit along the caste lines.

Ramanna Nikaya

This sect was established in the late nineteenth century as a result of disputes over some points of doctrine and the practice of meditation.

Buddhist Destinations in Sri Lanka

Being predominantly a Buddhist country, Sri Lanka has a number of worth visiting Buddhist destinations.

  • Anuradhapura

    Located at a distance of around 205 km north of the Sri Lankan capital city, Colombo, Anuradhapura spreads over an area of 40 sq km. It is also one of the first destinations in Sri Lanka which a Buddhist tourist visits during his trip to the country.

  • Polonnaruwa

    Polonnurawa is situated at a distance of 216 km northeast of Colombo, 140kms northeast of Kandy and 104kms southeast of Anuradhapura.

Buddhism in Anuradhapura

Buddhism came to Sri Lanka some 236 years after the death of Buddha and at that point of time, Anuradhapura was the capital of the country. The ruler during this period was Devanampiya Tissa, a contemporary of the great India king Ashoka who spread Buddhism to many countries. With the introduction of Buddhism, the city grew in importance and the great building era began. This era saw the construction of a number of huge monastery complexes and some of the tallest buildings of the ancient world.

Attractions in Anuradhapura

Primary Buddhist attractions in Anuradhapura are the Atamasthana or the 8 main places of worship. These eight places include Sri Maha Bodhi, Lovamahapaya, Ruwanwelisaya, Thuparamaya, Abhayagiri, Jetavanaramaya, Mirisawetiya and Lankarama.

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