Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
Duration 8 Nights / 9 Days
Places Covered Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Patna, Kushinagar, Lumbini, Kapilavasti, Sravasti & Varanasi
Tour Highlights Temples, Monasteries & Architectural wonders

Day 01: Arrive Gaya / Bodhgaya

Arrival Gaya airport you will be met and transfer to hotel in Bodhgaya – one of the sacred Buddhist towns in India, afternoon sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple – The temple, witness Maha- bodhi tree – The tree is considered holy since Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under it. Also visit monasteries of different countries and Archaeological Museum. Overnight stay in Bodhgaya

Day 02: Bodhgaya – Rajgir

After breakfast drive to Rajgir capital of 6th Century Magadha Empire, It was revered site of Buddha’s discourses. Buddha spent many years here. Visit Gridhrakula, Sapataparni cave, Ajatsatru fort and Venuvana, later visit Nalanda – the world’s oldest university founded in the 5th Century. Also visit monasteries and temples with impressive Buddhist & Hindu images. The Institute for research into Buddhism and Pali literature which houses rare manuscripts, is also worth visiting for the enthusiasts. Archaeological musuem is also not to be missed for the rare collections overnight in Rajgir

Day 03: Rajgir – Patna

Day excursion to Vaishali where Lord Buddha preached his last sermon announcing his approaching Nirvana. Visit stupas holding urns containing ashes of Buddha and Ashok pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka to mark places sanctified by Buddha. The place is also known now for famous Madhubani paintings. Overnight in Patna

Day 04: Patna – Vaishali – Kushinagar

After breakfast drive to Kushinagar enroute visiting Vaishali – place where Buddha announced the approaching of his Mahaparinirvana, further drive to Kushinagar (place where Lord Buddha had left the world behind him after offering an invaluable contribution to humanity, the great religion known as Buddhism). On arrival Kushinagar, transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of Lord Buddha) overnight in Kushinagar 

Day 05: Kushinagar – Lumbini

Morning drive to Lumbini – the birth place of Lord Buddha, check into your hotel after noon visit Mayadevi Temple, the place is a blessed one for its serenity and the natural beauty, purely coinciding to the perception of a place where the legend was born overnight in Lumbini 

Day 06 : Lumbini – Kapilavastu – Sravasti

After breakfast drive to Sravasti enroute visiting Kapilavastu – the childhood home of Gautam Buddha, continue to Sravasti where the Buddha preached most of his sermons. Here he is said to have performed many miracles, and levitated, during the monsoon, Lord Buddha used to stay at the Jetavana monastery on the outskirts of this town and visit Sahet Mahet and Angulimal caves. overnight in Sravasti

Day 07: Sravasti – Varanasi

After breakfast drive to Varanasi – one of the oldest living cities of the world, check into your hotel after noon take a trip to Sarnath, is the place where Lord Buddha had preached His first sermon to His five disciples after attaining enlightenment. Visit to Dhamekh Stupa – one of the most visited and most revered Buddhist Shrines in the world. Also visit Sarnath Museum, overnight in Varanasi

Day 08: Varanasi – Bodhgaya

Early morning boat ride at River Ganges to view Sunrise. After breakfast, drive to Bodhgaya, on arrival, transfer to hotel followed by visit to Dungeswari Caves where Buddha had meditated for some time and Niranjana River overnight in Bodhgaya

Day 09: Bodhgaya – Onward Destination

After breakfast transfer to Bodhgaya airport for your flight back home

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