Destinations: Bodhgaya – Dungeshwari Caves – Rajgir – Nalanda Patna – Vaishali – Kesaria – Kusinagar – Kapilvastu – Lumbini – Sravasti – Varanasi – Lucknow
Tour Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
In Buddhism, there are four main pilgrimage sites. Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar, and Lumbini are the four most important sites. But in later Buddhist tradition, other four sites were given a special status since these sites had experienced some certain miracles by Lord Buddha. Our Buddhist Pilgrimage tour package covers all 8 most important sites of Buddhism.
Embark on a 09 days trip to Bodhgaya and admire the impressive structural design and get a glimpse of art collections, Buddhist Pilgrimage tour package is a perfect trip of great ethical importance. This tour package include visit to various Buddhist sites like Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Kushinagar, Sravasti and Lucknow. The travel offers you the opportunity of knowing everything about Lord Buddha’s Life, also known as Siddhattha Gotama. All these Buddhist sites are incomparable in their own way. Book best Buddhist Pilgrimage tour and experience equanimity, peace and Buddhist teachings.
– Pick-up and Drop from Delhi Hotel/Homestay.
– Fuel, Toll Taxes, Interstate Taxes, Driver Charges, and Parking at each sightseeing place.
– Sightseeing & Excursion Tour by AC Car.
– All applicable taxes and service charges.
– Personal insurance coverage. (personal loss, illness or damages incurred during trip)
– Monument Entrance Fee.
– Lunch and Dinner
– Tips to the tour guide/driver.
Day 01: Arrival Bodhgaya Local Sightseeing - Gaya - Bodhgaya
Pickup from railway station/Airport and check-in to Hotel. After Lunch, we drive to visit Lord Buddha Temple. Visit other sightseeing places Sita Kund, Janki temple, Bodhi Tree. Night stay at Hotel in Bodhgaya. Summary: 1. Visit Lord Buddha Temple. 2. Bodhi Tree
Day 02: Bodhgaya Sightseeing - Dungeshwari Caves - Gaya (12 KM) - Bodhgaya
After breakfast, we drive to Gaya (12 Kms). En route visit the Dungeshwari cave temples are also known as the Mahakala caves located 12 kms northeast of Bodhgaya.Lord Budha underwent years of penance here before he descended to Bodhgaya. A path across the river and up to the temples is 9km from Bodhgaya on the road to Gaya. There are three main caves containing Hindu and Buddhist shrines. Latter Visit Vishnu Temples or Vishnupad Temple is sacred among Hindus and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Back to Bodhgaya. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Bodhgaya. Summary: 1. Dungeshwari Caves 2. Vishnu Temples or Vishnupad Temple(Optional)
Day 03: Bodhgaya - Rajgir (65 KM, 1.5 Hr) Nalanda (12 Km, 30 min) Patna (90 KM 1.5 hr)
After breakfast, we will drive to Rajgir (65 Kms). visit Gridhkutta (Vulture's peak), World Peace Stupa, Venuvanaram Bimbisar Prison. Unch at hotel Rajgir. Drive continue to Nalanda (12 kms) to visit the ruins of world ancient University. It was one of the oldest Universities of the World International Centre for Buddhist Studies. Drive to Patna. Night stay at hotel in Patna. Summary : 1. Gridhkutta (Vulture 's peak), World Peace Stupa, Venuvanaram & Bimbisar Prison 2. Nalanda university
Day 04: Patna Vaishali (50 KM, 1 hr) - Kesaria - Kushinagar (250 KM, 6 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Vaishali. Visit Ashokan Pillar - Emperor Ashoka built The Lion Pillar at Kolhua. It is made of a highly polished single piece of red sandstone, surmounted by a bell shaped capital. Bawan Pokhar Temple: An old temple built in the Pala period stands on the northern bank of Bawan Pokhar and enshrines beautiful images of several Hindu gods. Budha Stupa-I: Abhiskek Pushkarn (Coronation tank): Latter drive to Kesaria and then to Kusinagar. Night stay at Hotel in Kusinagar.
Day 05: Kusinagar - Kapilvastu - Lumbini (180 KM, 4 hrs)
After Breakfast, proceed to visit Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of lord Buddha) and Japan Temple. Latter drive toward Lumbini (in Nepal).En-route visit Kapilvastu. Kindly obtain double entry visa for India single entry visa for Nepal). On arrival, check in at hotel. Dinner and night stay at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 06 : Sravasti Varanasi (300 KM 6 hrs) - Ganga Arti
After breakfast, proceed for visit Saheth (Jetvanaram) and Maheth (AngulimalCaves). Latter drive toward Varanasi. Check-in to hotel. After breakfast, drive toward Varanasi. Check-in to hotel. At evening, get ready to experience one of the most memorable moments of your life, as you will be taken for a boat ride on the River Ganges. Enjoy Ganga Aarti. Get a glimpse of the spiritualism at the Ganga Ghats (river front).Night stay at Hotel in Varanasi.
Day 07: Varanasi Morning Boat Ride - Sarnath
Early morning, we will be taken for a boat ride on the Ganges. It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges. Experience the different ghats of Varanasi. Each ghat has his own history and Hinduism value. Latter visit some temples on the Ghats, followed by the Kashi Vishwanath Temple - one of the famous Hindu temple and is dedicated to Lord Shiva, where at least once in life a Hindu is expected to do pilgrimage, Anpurna Temple, Bharat Mata Mandir. These are optional if have time and interest. Come back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we will be taken for an excursion to Sarnath. Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples. The attractions at Sarnath are the Buddha temples, the Dhamekh Stupa, Chaukhandi stupa and the archaeological museum. Night stay in Varanasi
Summary: 1. Early morning(at sunrise) boat rides in Varanasi 2. Sarnath (Dhamekh Stupa, the Chaukhandi Stupa and the Archaeological museum)
Day 08: Varanasi - Lucknow
Early drive 7 hr to Varanasi, check-in at Hotel. Noon is free for shopping etc. O/n stay at Varanasi Hotel
Day 09: Lucknow Sightseeing and Departure
Morning begin the sightseeing tour of Lucknow later drop to the Railway station/Airport.
- Explore must-see Lord Buddha Temple, Mahabodhi temple, and Bodhi tree
- Visit the Dungeshwari cave temples, Vishnu Temples or Vishnupad Temple
- Enjoy Rajgir Gridhkutta (Vulture's peak) to Nalanda's oldest Universities
- Drive to Vaishali. Visit Ashokan Pillar, Bawan Pokhar Temple
- Explore Mahaparinirvana temple and Thai Temple
- Visit Saheth (Jetvanaram) and Maheth (Angulimal Caves) and Ganga Arti
- Morning boat cruise on the river Ganges and visit Sarnath Dhamekh Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa
- Visit Varanasi to Lucknow Sightseeing and Departure