Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Duration

07 Nights/08 Days

Destination

Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Kushinagar - Vaishali - Lumbini - Saravasti - Lucknow

Day 01 : Arrival Varanasi

Arrival at varanasi meet with our rep. & transfer to hotel, check in with traditional welcome. Later visit Sarnath - Sarnath Tour the holiest place for Buddhist peoples, Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha preached fist sermon after getting enlightenment. One can visit all about Buddhism like Buddhist temple, Ruins, Stupas and collection from Buddha period in archaeological Museum. Evening ceremony of Ganga Aarti. Dinner & overnight stay at Varanasi.

Day 02 : Varanasi - Bodhgaya

Early morning boat ride tour on River Ganges at the time of Sun rise, The morning of Varanasi is famous in the world. This is the time people come to have their bath and pray and many other religious activities can be see during the Boat ride. These rituals remind one of the nature worship prevalent in India. Back to hotel for breakfast & proceed drive to Bodhgaya, check in hotel. Evening visit Mahabodhi temple under the holy Bodhi tree where Lord Buddha have enlightenment. Dinner & overnight stay at Bodhgaya.

Day 03 : Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya

Morning after B/fast visit Bodhgaya -As the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buddhists. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centre. Since it was here that Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Later visit Mahabodhi Temple & proceed to Nalanda & Rajgir. NALANDA -Nalanda was the most renowned university in ancient India. It derived its name from Na-alam-da, meaning Insatiable in Giving, one of the names by which the Lord Buddha was known. RAJGIR -The picturesque Rajgir, or Rajagriha as it was known in the past (literally, the abode of kings) is surrounded by the meandering river Banganga and 5 hills. During the lifetime of the Buddha this was the capital of the powerful Magadhan kingdom, ruled by the virtuous King Bimbisara. The hills and caves surrounding Rajagriha were home to spiritual teachers, ranging from the materialism of the early Charavaka School to the metaphysics of Upanishadic philosophers. Like many others in search of truth, Prince Siddhartha, after he renounced his royal heritage came to this city to seek the path of vation. Dinner & overnight stay at Bodhgaya.

Day 04 : Bodhgaya - Vaishali - Kushinagar

Morning after breakfast proceed drive to Kushinagar via visiting Vaishali. a very special place to Buddhists as The Lord Buddha delivered his last sermon & announced his impending “Nirvana". See the majesty of Ashok Pillar - Lotus tank, Chaumukhi. On arrival at Kushinagar, check in hotel. Dinner & overnight stay at Kushinagar.

Day 05 : Kushinagar - Lumbini

Morning after B/fast sightseeing of Kushinagar visit Mahaparinirvana temple where Lord Buddha take his last breath, Ranbhar Stup the creamation site of Lord Buddha. proceed to Lumbini with packed Lunch. While going to Lumbini, stop at India/Nepal border for Visa / Immigration formalities. Later check-in at Hotel. After noon visit Lumbini, the Birth place of Lord Buddha. Dinner & overnight stay at Lumbini.

Day 06 : Lumbini - Saravasti

Morning after B/fast proceed to Saravasti, visit Buddhist temple, Ananda cave, Angulimal Cave & jetvan garden etc. Lunch at Saravasti hotel, evening free. Dinner & over night stay Saravasti.

Day 07 : Saravasti - Lucknow - Delhi

Morning after B/fast proceed to Lucknow, check in hotel, Later city tour of Lucknow to visit some historical & Mughal period monuments and enjoy to city of Nawabs. Late evening transfer to station to connect train to New delhi. Overnight at train.

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