Buddhist Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Start Point Main Entrance, Varanasi Airport, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India to End Point Main Entrance, Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Kanpur Road, Amausi, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Buddhism is a religion and philosophy that developed from the teachings of the Buddha (Sanskrit “Awakened One”), a teacher who lived in northern India between the Mid-6th and mid-4th centuries BCE (Before the common Era). Preading from India to central and south last Aisa China, Korea and Japan, Buddhism, has played  a central role in the spiritual, cultural, and social life of Asia, and during the 20th century it spread to the west. Ancient scripture and doctrine developed in several closely related literary language of ancient India.They are known as Buddhists.Highlights • Sarnath (Dhamekh Stupa, the Chaukhandi Stupa and the Archaeological museum). • Bodhgaya- Mahabodhi Temple, Thai Temple and Bodhi Tree • Visit the ruins of Nalanda and Rajgir • Kushinagar- Mahaparinirvana Temple and Mukutbandhan Stupa • Lumbini- Birthplace of lord Buddha
Day 01: ( New Delhi to Varanasi By Flight ) Arrive at Varanasi and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon proceed on a half day temple tour of Sarnath, 10 km from Varanasi, where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park, contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modern temple. The Dharmarajika, Chaukhandi and Dhamek stupas are outstanding. There are also the remains of a monastery, and the beautifully polished Lion Capital of Ashoka. Return to hotel for overnight stay. Day 02: Varanasi - Bodhgaya :-Morning proceed for Bodhgaya which is about 247 kms / 6-7 hrs drive. Bodhgaya is the place where Gautama Buddha attained unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment. On arrival check into hotel and after lunch enjoy the sightseeing of Bodhgaya is counted one among the four most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Explore the beauty of Buddhist culture and lifestyle with a stroll around this place. Visit places like the Great Buddha Statue, Niranjana River and Sujata Temple. Sightseeing of Maha Bodhi Temple and Bodhi Tree. Visit the Chinese Temple.overnight stay at Hotel Bodhgaya.Day 03: Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda  Patna :-In and around Nalanda Morning leave Bodhgaya for Patna (182 kms - 6 hrs) enroute visiting Rajgir and Nalanda. Rajgir is a site of great sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Rajgir is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site since the Buddha spent 12 years here and the first Buddhist council after the Buddha was hosted here at the Saptaparni caves. Afternoon visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail. Drive to Nalanda which is 14 kms drive and it was one of the oldest Universities of the World and International Centre for Buddhist Studies. Patna transfer to hotel for overnight stay.Day 04: Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar:-Morning proceed to Kushinagar  Enroute visiting Vaishali - place where Buddha announced the approaching of his Mahaparinirvana. After that continue 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. Day 05: Kushinagar - Lumbini :-Morning drive to Lumbini - the birth place of Lord Buddha. . Afternoon visit the birth place of Buddha - Mayadevi Temple. Overnight stay at Lumbini hotel.Day 06 : Lumbini - Kapilavastu - Shravasti :- Morning leave for Sravasti Enroute visiting Kapilavastu - the childhood home of Gautam Buddha. After that proceed to Sravasti where the Buddha preached most of his sermons. . Overnight stay in Sravasti.Day 07: Shravasti - Lucknow :-Morning leave shravasti to Lucknow covers Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and other historical monuments. In the evening transfer to Lucknow Airport for flight for onward journey to New Delhi.

What’s included

  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking private guide for 7 days
  • 6 Nights accommodation in 3- star hotels With Breakfast
  • Boat Ride at Varanasi
  • Tuk-Tuk Ride

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Itinerary

Day 01: ( New Delhi to Varanasi By Flight ) Arrive at Varanasi and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon proceed on a half day temple tour of Sarnath, 10 km from Varanasi, where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park, contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modern temple. The Dharmarajika, Chaukhandi and Dhamek stupas are outstanding. There are also the remains of a monastery, and the beautifully polished Lion Capital of Ashoka. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Varanasi - Bodhgaya :-Morning proceed for Bodhgaya which is about 247 kms / 6-7 hrs drive. Bodhgaya is the place where Gautama Buddha attained unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment. On arrival check into hotel and after lunch enjoy the sightseeing of Bodhgaya is counted one among the four most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Explore the beauty of Buddhist culture and lifestyle with a stroll around this place. Visit places like the Great Buddha Statue, Niranjana River and Sujata Temple. Sightseeing of Maha Bodhi Temple and Bodhi Tree. Visit the Chinese Temple.overnight stay at Hotel Bodhgaya.
Day 03: Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda  Patna :-In and around Nalanda Morning leave Bodhgaya for Patna (182 kms - 6 hrs) enroute visiting Rajgir and Nalanda. Rajgir is a site of great sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Rajgir is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site since the Buddha spent 12 years here and the first Buddhist council after the Buddha was hosted here at the Saptaparni caves. Afternoon visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail. Drive to Nalanda which is 14 kms drive and it was one of the oldest Universities of the World and International Centre for Buddhist Studies. Patna transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04: Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar:-Morning proceed to Kushinagar  Enroute visiting Vaishali - place where Buddha announced the approaching of his Mahaparinirvana. After that continue 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. 
Day 05: Kushinagar - Lumbini :-Morning drive to Lumbini - the birth place of Lord Buddha. . Afternoon visit the birth place of Buddha - Mayadevi Temple. Overnight stay at Lumbini hotel. Day 06 : Lumbini - Kapilavastu - Shravasti :- Morning leave for Sravasti Enroute visiting Kapilavastu - the childhood home of Gautam Buddha. After that proceed to Sravasti where the Buddha preached most of his sermons. . Overnight stay in Sravasti.
Day 07: Shravasti - Lucknow :-Morning leave shravasti to Lucknow covers Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and other historical monuments. In the evening transfer to Lucknow Airport for flight for onward journey to New Delhi.
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