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Buddhist Tour Packages India

Along with Hinduism, India is home to several other religions too, one of which is Buddhism that went even beyond the borders of India, towards East, South and South East Asia. Gautam Buddha was born a prince in Lumbini as King Siddhartha. He began his journey towards India in search of the answers to a number of questions about life and suffering. Finally, after years of meditation, he attained ‘nirvana’ (enlightenment). Later, he preached and taught sermons, till leaving to his heavenly abode from Kushinagar.

The Buddhist Circuit Tour comprises of the four places that were extremely significant in the life of Buddha– the place where he was born, attained Enlightenment, preached first Sermon and then reached Nirvana. Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar are important places in the Buddhist Circuits that are linked to the life and teachings of Lord Buddha. Along with these, there are various other important sites too where Buddha had travelled to, during his lifetime.

The teachings of Lord Buddha became popular after King Ashoka of India, embarked on a journey where he visited the important sites following the Footsteps of Lord Buddha. These places include Lumbini in Nepal and Bodhgaya, Sarnath as well as Kushinagar in India. The other important places of Buddha’s life include Vaishali, Rajgir and Sravastii (India) and his early home at Tilaurakot in Kapilvastu, Nepal.

Lumbini

The birth place of Prince Siddhartha, Lumbini is situated in southern region of Nepal near Shakya, the capital of Kapilvastu. His mother was Queen Mayadevi. The major attractions here are the site of the birth of Siddhartha, the Pashkarni pond, the Mayadevi temple and the Ashoka pillar. It was in the year 1886, that an archeologist chanced upon a stone pillar, which confirmed that Lumbini was the exact place where Lord Buddha was born.

Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya in Bihar is popular as that site where Prince Siddhartha found nirvana (Enlightenment) after meditating for 49 days under the Bodhi tree. After the title of a bodhisattva that is a mentor, he now became Lord Buddha, the Enlightened One. The list of important sites here include the Bodhi tree, the Mahabodhi Temple, the Vajrasan throne donated by King Ashoka, the Muchalinda Lake, the Animesh Lochana chaitya,  the Ratnagaraha, the Ajapala Nigrodha Tree, the Rajayatna Tree and the Ratnachankramana.

Sarnath

Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after he attained enlightenment. It is around 10 kms from the holy city of Varanasi. During his first sermon, Dharamchakra Privartna, beginning his wheel of the teaching, he taught his followers the 4 noble truths and the concept of the 3 jewels of Buddha- Dharma and Sangha through the 8 fold path, for attaining inner peace and enlightenment. Sarnath was the place where he founded his first disciples (sangha) for the promotion of his new doctrine. Dhamekha Stupa was erected by King Ashoka as the famous lion capital pillar, an important attraction now.

Kushinagar

While on his way to Kapilvastu, in Kushinagar, near Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Lord Buddha fell ill and left this world in 543 BC. His earthly remains had been preserved in 8 commemoration Chortens that were later furthered by King Ashoka into 84,000 Stupas all around his kingdom. Once here, visit the Mukatanabandhana Stupa and the reclining Buddha statue made up of red sandstone during of the Gupta period.

Vaishali

Before passing away, Buddha had taught his last sermon at Vaishali in Bihar, around 60 kms from Patna. This was the place where he informed Ananda, his disciple about his forthcoming death. After around 110 years, Vaishali played host to the Second Buddhist Council.

Rajgir and Nalanda University

Rajgir, around 70 kms from Bodhgaya, was the home of Buddha for 12 years when he was spread his principles. Up on the Gridhkuta Hill, he talked about his principles of Lotus Sutra and the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra. The Saptaparni Caves, on Vaibhar Hill was the place where the First Buddhist Council was organized. During the events, after Buddha’s death, all his teachings were compiled. Nalanda University, a world-renowned university is another major attraction here.

Shravasti

Shravasti, popular in the form of Buddha’s favorite rainy season retreat, was also the place where he performed his first miracle. It is around 150 kms from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.



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17 Nights / 18 Days Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Lumbini - Rajgir –Kushinagar – Sravasti - Dharamshala – Delhi

Trip Highlights
  • Explore attractions of Delhi
  • Jaipur city tour
  • Visit Fatehpur Sikri
  • Excursion to Agra
  • Guided tour of Sarnath
  • Pray at Kasi Vishwanath Temple
  • Bodhgaya sightseeing
  • Day trip to Rajgir
  • Enjoy at Kushinagar
  • Rejoice at Dharamshala
     
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13 Nights / 14 Days Buddhist Tour with Nepal

Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti - Lumbini - Kushinagar - Patna - Vaisali - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Kathmandu - Delhi

Trip Highlights
  • Visit Sahet Mahet
  • Explore Kapilavastu
  • Guide tour of Kushinagar
  • Vaishali sightseeing
  • Worship at the Bodhi temple
  • Boat cruise on River Ganga
  • Witness the Swayambhunath Stupa
  • Pray at Pashupatinath temple
     
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9 Nights / 10 Days Land of Buddhist

Delhi - Bodhgaya - Patna - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Varanasi - Delhi

Trip Highlights
  • Sightseeing tour of Delhi
  • Excursion to attractions of Bihar
  • Explore the ruins of Rajgir and Nalanda
  • Visit Kushinagar, Mahanirvana Temple, Mukutbandhan Stupa
  • Lumbini pilgrimage site tour
  • Enjoy boat ride on Ganges River
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10 Nights / 11 Days Buddhist Pilgrimage Package

Delhi - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Saravasti - Lucknow - Delhi

Trip Highlights
  • Sightseeing tour of Delhi
  • Guided tour of Agra
  • Marvel at Taj Mahal
  • Explore Sikandra
  • Embrace bliss of Bodhgaya
  • Explore touristy trails of Patna
  • Pay a visit Kushinagar
  • Visit holy sites in Sarvasti
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10 Nights / 11 Days Buddhist Culture and Heritage Tour

Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna - Delhi

Trip Highlights
  • Visit top places of Delhi
  • Jeep or Elephant ride to Amer Fort
  • Trip to Khajuraho Group of Temples
  • Boat ride in Varanasi
  • Touch down the ancient ruins in Bihar
  • Sightsee the attractions of Patna
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11 Nights / 12 Days North East With Bhutan

Delhi – Bagdogra – Darjeeling – Pelling – Gangtok – Lachung – Gangtok – Phuentsholing – Thimpu – Paro – Delhi

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6 Nights / 7 Days Andhra Pradesh Buddhist Tour

Hyderabad - Warangal - Vijayawada- Amravati - Visakhapatnam - Delhi

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14 Nights / 15 Days At the Footsteps of Buddha

Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Shrawasti - Balrampur - Lucknow - Delhi

Trip Highlights
  • Delhi sightseeing tour
  • Elephant ride at Amer Fort
  • Sightsee Fatehpur Sikri
  • Tour to Taj Mahal
  • Enjoy boat ride in Ganges
  • Seek blessings at Mahabodhi Temple
  • Visit the tourist spots of Patna
  • Excursion to Kushinagar, Mahanirvana Temple
  • Explore Jetavana Monastery
  • Lucknow city tour
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14 Nights / 15 Days Buddhist Circuit Tour

Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilvastu - Sravasti - Balrampur - Lucknow - Delhi

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16 Nights / 17 Days Buddhist Temple with North East India Tour

Delhi - Varanasi -Bodhgaya - Patna -Kolkata - Bagdogara - Darjeeling - Pelling (Pemayangtse)- Gangtok - Kalimpong -Bagdogra – Delhi

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12 Nights / 13 Days India Nepal Buddhist Tour

Delhi – Kathmandu – Chitwan – Lumbini – Kushinagar – Patna – Bodhgaya – Delhi

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11 Nights / 12 Days Experience North East with Tawang

Kolkata – Guwahati – Balukpong – Dirang – Tawang – Bomdila – Nameri – Jorhat – Kolkata

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2 Nights / 3 Days Buddhist Circuit with Agra with Chartered Plane

Delhi – Gorakhpur (Kushinagar/ Lumbini) – Bodh Gaya- Varanasi (Sarnath) – Agra – Delhi

Trip Highlights
  • Sightseeing tour in Kushinagar
  • Visit the marvellous sites in Bodhgaya
  • Explore the soothing Varanasi
  • Behold the ethereal Taj Mahal
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