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13 Days Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Gain an Insight into the History of Buddhism and Its Basic Tenets

An ancient civilization and culture, India has let to foster and grow many religions and faiths of the world. Among many other faiths, Buddhism also got birth and spread across the world from here. Lord Buddha introduced Buddhism to masses in the 6th century BCE from the ancient kingdom of Magadha. The disciples of the Lord Buddha, including emperors and kingdom let the faith not only develop in India but pass across the Indian shores including far-east and other Asian countries. This wave of spread of Buddhism has left many architecturally magnificent shrines and monasteries scattered throughout India. The four most prominent pilgrimage site of Buddhist interest in India are Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar. Each of these destinations has distinct relation with life of Lord Buddha and are associated with Growth of Buddhism in India. However, Buddhist sites are limited only to India and Nepal but a tourist can visit to distant and far lands as Sri Lanka, Mynamar and Tibet. Thus Buddhist sites in India are great center of Holy Voyages for devotees from all across the world.

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  • Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

    On arrival at Indira Gandhi International airport In Delhi meet with our representative and after a warm welcome proceed to the pre-booked hotel for a night stay.

  • Day 02 : Delhi to Sravasti

    This morning fly to Lucknow. On arrival in Lucknow, drive to Sravasti. This city was the capital of the ancient kingdom Kosala and has the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetvana Gardens. After freshen up enjoy guided visit to Maheth and Saheth. Maheth, Identified with the remains of the city, cover an area of about 400 acres. Excavations have exposed the massive gates of the city, ramparts and also the ruins of the structures, which stand testimony to the prosperity of the ancient Saravasti, Saheth known primarily as the site of the Jetvana monastery covers an area of 32 acres, lying about quarter of a mile to south west of Maheth, it become an important place of pilgrimage, adorned with numerous shrines, stupas and monasteries. Overnight stay at Sravasti.

  • Day 03 : Sravasti to Lumbini

    Drive down to Lumbini - the place where Lord Buddha was born. Enroute visit Kapilvastu here Lord Buddha spent the first Twenty nine years of his life. Overnight stay at Lumbini

  • Day 04 : Lumbini to Kushinagar

    Visit the birth place of Lord Buddha also attend the religious ceremony. Later in the day drive down to Kushinagar. This is the place where Lord Gautam Buddha breathed his last. Enjoy guided tour of Kushinagar, visiting Nirvana Stupa. Nirvana temple script houses the 6 mtr. long statue of reclining Buddha which was unearthed in 1876,carved from the chunar sand stone, the statue has an inscription below that dates the statue to the 5 century AD. Ramabhar stupa - referred to as Mukt Bandhan Vihar in ancient Buddhist. This stupa marks the site where the Lord Buddha was cremated. This large stupa rises to a height of 49 ft.

  • Day 05 : Kushinagar to Patna

    Today drive down to Patna(previously known as Patliputra) was capital city of Kingdom of Magdha. Enroute to Patna visit Vaishal, a special place as Lord Buddha delivered his last sermon here, and announced his impending “Nirvana”, the 2 Buddhist council was held here after100 years of Buddha's”parinirvana”. Overnight stay at Patna.

  • Day 06 : Patna to Rajgir

    Start the day with visit to Patna museum. Later in the day drive down to Rajgir. Enroute enjoy sightseeing tour of Nalanda, visiting the ruins of Nalanda University (the center of one of the oldest known universities of the world). The ruins contain a number of Buddhist Stupas & Chaityas, Monasteries, hostels, rooms on four sides with the central courtyard. Overnight stay at Rajgir

  • Day 07 : Rajgir to Bodhgaya

    Today enjoy guided sightseeing tour of Rajgir visit- Gridhkuta (Vulture's peak)-a hill on which Buddha meditated, Bimbisara prison-King Bimbisar was imprisoned here by his son Ajatsatru, Venuvan Vihara-a bamboo garden of King Bimbisar which he gifted to LordBuddha. Afternoon drive down to Bodhgaya

  • Day 08 : Bodhgaya

    Bodhgaya is the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. This place is most sacred for Buddhism. Visit Mahabodhi Temple main shrine of supreme enlightenment, the Mahabodhi temple is unique among other north Indian temples. It is an architectural amalgamation of many century and culture, The Bodhi tree-situated inside the temple premises, under which Buddha attained illumination. Overnight at Bodhgaya

  • Day 09 : Bodhgaya to Varanasi

    Day is free at Bodhgaya. Afternoon, transferred to Gaya railway station to board for train to Varanasi. On reaching at Varanasi, get transferred to the hotel for an overnight stay at Varanasi.

  • Day 10 : Varanasi

    Today enjoy excursion trip to Sarnath; one of the most sacred town for Buddhism here Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Visit Dhamekh Stupa it is one of the prominent Buddhist structures in India. Dhamekh Stupa was constructed by the great Mauryan King, Ashoka. Also visit Ashok Stambha and Sarnath Museum. Evening drive back to Varanasi and enjoy a boat ride on river Ganges to witness the prayers. Overnight stay at Varanasi.

  • Day 11 : Varanasi to Agra

    Varanasi is the oldest living city of this world and also most sacred place for Hinduism. Today enjoy guided temple tour of Varanasi. Evening, transferred to Railway station for your overnight train to Agra - the city of Taj Mahal. Night aboard the air conditioned sleeper accommodation.

  • Day 12 : Agra

    Arrive Agra in the morning and transfer to the hotel. Later enjoy visit to Taj Mahal-Taj Mahal is a tear on the face of eternity - as described by the famous Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and symbolises eternal love frozen in white Marble. Also visit Agra fort.

  • Day 13 : Agra to Delhi

    Day 13 : Agra to Delhi Early morning drive to Delhi. On arrival, visit some important monuments in Delhi like Raj Ghat, India Gate, President Palace, Humayun's Tomb and Qutab Minar. Later in the evening an escorted transfer to the International airport will be arranged as per your flight schedule.

What’s Included

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Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

12 nights in handpicked hotels, 01 night aboard air conditioned sleeper train

12 Breakfasts

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Rickshaw ride, boat ride, aarti at Ganges

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

International or domestic flights are not included

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa fee and charges

Monument and museum tickets

Meals not specified

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

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13 Days Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

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