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Buddhist Monastery Tour Package in India

The Buddhist monastery tour, which includes all the important locations connected to Lord Buddha, draws a lot of followers from all over the world. The holy sojourn, regarded as one of the well-liked pilgrimage trips in India, leads you to enlightenment. One can see locations like Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Sarnath, etc., while following in the footsteps of the Lord Buddha. The tour includes stops at the Buddha's birthplace and the spot where he attained enlightenment. It is wonderful to see Sarnath and Kushinagar firsthand. In other words, the carefully designed Buddhist tour provides ample opportunity to immerse yourself in the unmatched heritage. During your journey, you gain a comprehensive understanding of the existence of the disciplined spirit. The justification for this is that most places included in the itinerary serve as evidence of different occurrences that shaped the past.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Bodh Gaya, then sightseeing tour of Lord Buddha Temple

    Upon reaching Bodhgaya, proceed to your hotel and check-in. Later, enjoy your lunch and visit the Mahabodhi Temple, the Lord Buddha Temple. You can also explore other local attractions of Bodhgaya, such as the Bodhi Tree, where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment and various Buddhist monasteries. The Mahabodhi Temple, constructed in the 6th century AD, is a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular destination for Buddhist pilgrims worldwide.

    Afterwards, return to Bodhgaya and spend the night at your hotel or in one of the nearby monasteries. Enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring for the night, and soon we will continue with our Buddhist monastery tour.

  • Day 2 Bodhgaya to Dungeshwari Cave Temples

    After breakfast, explore the Dungeshwari Cave Temples, also called the Mahakala Caves, where Lord Buddha practised years of penance before moving on to Bodhgaya. Additionally, make sure to visit the Sujata Village Temple.

    Next, spend half a day meditating at any of the monasteries constructed by various nations, such as the Indosan Nipponji Temple, Tibetan Karma Temple, Thai Monastery, Namgyal Monastery, Bhutanese, Chinese Burmese, Vietnamese, Nepali Buddhist Monastery and Tamang, Daijokyo.

    From October to March, monks from Dharmshala journey to Bodhgaya to meditate in Buddhist Monasteries.Conclude the day with a heritage tour of Buddhist monasteries with dinner and a night's stay at a hotel or monastery in Bodhgaya.

  • Day 3 Bodhgaya to Rajgir then to Nalanda then to Patna

    Following breakfast, we shall journey towards Rajgir, an ancient capital of the Magadha Empire that holds great significance for Buddhists. The Vishwa Shanti Stupa, a colossal structure constructed by Japanese Buddhists on Ratnagiri Hill, showcases Buddha's four stages of life - birth, enlightenment, teaching, and death. Another site of interest is Griddhakuta (Vulture Peak), where Lord Buddha halted to preach. Remember to visit Venuvanaram and Bimbisar Prison.

    Spend some time in the nearby Buddhist monastery and practice meditation.

    Later, after lunch, we will head towards Nalanda to explore the Nalanda University Archaeological Complex. Upon wandering around the ruins, visit the Chinese Pagoda, Xuan Zang Memorial Hall.

    Our journey on the Buddhist monastery tour will continue toward Patna, where we will check in at our hotel. Stay overnight in Patna. Hence concluding our Buddhist monastery tour for the day.

  • Day 4 Patna to Vaishali & Local Sites, then to Kesaria Stupa

    Afterwards, proceed to Kushinagar, and on the way, stop by the Last Sermon Place of Lord Buddha in Vaishali. Continue to more Vaishali sights, including the Ashokan Pillar, Ananda Stupa, Abhishek Pushkaran, Buddha Stupas, Kutagar Shala Vihara, and more.

    Next, head to Kesaria to see the most significant ancient Buddhist stupa, Kesaria Stupa.

    Continue driving towards Kushinagar and check in to your hotel. Spend the evening at a monastery in Kushinagar. Enjoy dinner and spend the night at the hotel or monastery.

  • Day 5 Kushinagar to Mahaparinirvana Temple to Rambhar Stupa-Varanasi

    Following breakfast, explore the Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha breathed his last), the remains of the Rambhar Stupa, also known as Mukutbandhan Maha chaitya (the place where Lord Buddha was cremated), and a stunning statue of the Reclining Buddha.

    Subsequently, proceed to Varanasi, check-in at your hotel, and spend the night at a hotel or a monastery in Varanasi.

  • Day 6 Varanasi, then a morning boat ride, then to Sarnath

    In the wee hours of the morning, experience the spiritual essence of Subah-e-Banaras in Varanasi as you take a serene boat ride during sunrise on the holy Ganges. Explore the various Ghats of Varanasi, each with its unique history and significance. Return to the hotel for breakfast.

    Post breakfast, depart on an exciting excursion to Sarnath. This is where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples at Deer Park (Rishipattana). Other local attractions in Sarnath include the Buddha Temples, Dhamekha Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Mulagandh Kuti Vihara, and the Archaeological Museum.

    In the evening, witness the beautiful rituals at the Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple in Sarnath.

    Alternatively, indulge in a peaceful meditation session at one of the Buddhist monasteries near Sarnath. Hence exploring Buddhism and the monastic way. Enjoy a delicious dinner at your hotel/monastery in Varanasi and stay the night in the hotel.

  • Day 7 Departure from Varanasi

    After breakfast, head to Varanasi Cantt, Lal Bahadur Shastri, or Varanasi Airport. Railway Station to depart on your flight or train for your next destination with fond recollections of your sacred journey. Here your Buddhist monastery tour comes to an end.

What’s Included

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Private air conditioned vehicle for airport assistance and staff assistance

06 night stay in handpicked hotels

07 Breakfasts, 06 Lunch, 06 Dinners

All ground transport services for sightseeing trips by air conditioned car

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours in each city

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

International or domestic flights are not included

Please carry a valid travel Insurance

India tourist visa can be easily obtained in your country. Visa fee and charges are payable directly by the travellers to Indian Embassy or High Commission at the time of Visa application.

Monument and museum entry tickets are not covered in the package cost

Meals not specified in the package are not included

Any kind of personal expenses/bills, tips to guide, driver, waiters etc

Trip Reviews

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Samantha Mitchell | UK

11 Jan 2023

Our trip with Max Holidays was beyond incredible. They organized this Buddhist tour that completely blew us away. From exploring ancient temples to meditating in serene monasteries, every moment felt deeply spiritual. Their guides were so knowledgeable, offering insights that truly enriched our understanding of Buddhism. Plus, they took care of every little detail, making sure we could fully immerse ourselves in the experience. It was more than just a vacation; it was a soul-enriching journey that left us feeling profoundly inspired.

  • 4.5

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Christopher Harris | USA

13 May 2022

Our adventure with Max Holidays was absolutely amazing. The Buddhist tour they arranged was a highlight. We got to witness breathtaking temples and engage in peaceful meditation sessions. Their guides were incredibly informative, adding depth to our spiritual journey.

  • 4.5

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Benjamin Turner | USA

10 Apr 2024

Our trip with Max Holidays was nothing short of extraordinary. The Buddhist tour they organized was a transformative experience. From visiting sacred sites to learning about Buddhist philosophy, every moment was deeply meaningful. Their guides were passionate and knowledgeable, making the journey truly memorable.

  • 4.5

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Sophie Evans | UK

16 Mar 2017

Embarking on a journey with Max Holidays was a dream come true. The Buddhist tour they crafted was profound. We had the opportunity to delve into centuries-old traditions, immersing ourselves in the serene ambiance of monastic life. Their dedication to providing an authentic experience was evident in every aspect of the tour.

  • 4.5

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Rebecca Hughes | USA

03 Apr 2024

Our experience with Max Holidays was incredible. The Buddhist tour they arranged was enlightening and spiritually fulfilling. From exploring ancient temples to engaging in meditation sessions, it was a journey of self-discovery. Their guides were supportive and insightful, fostering a deep connection to the teachings of Buddhism.

  • 4.5

Trip Highlights

Buddhist Monastery Tour Package in India

Travel Style

Signature

Duration

07 Days

From
US $850
per person on twin sharing
5 reviews
Start Point

Bodh Gaya

End Point

Varanasi

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