Buddhist Circuit in India – Buddhism in India – Buddhist Circuit Sites – Monastery Stupa Gompa Tour

Duration : 09 nights / 10 days

Siddhartha Gautama: the prince of a small kingdom in Nepal, found enlightenment in India and came to be known as Gautam Buddha. Beautiful Buddhist monasteries and stupas scattered across whole India represents art, culture and architecture.

There are many numbers of legendary religious sites attracting huge number of devotees, monks and lamas every year. Most of the sites are situated around the River Ganges. Some of the significant sites are Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Kushimagar, Shravasti, Nalanda, Rajgir, Sanchi stupa and Ajanta Ellora.

Destinations Covered: Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda, Patna, Vaishali, Kushinagar, Lumbini, Sravasti and Lucknow.

Tour Program:

Day 01: Arrival Delhi

Arrival at International Airport in Delhi. Our tour representative will greet and assist to transfer to the pre-booked hotel. Refresh and relax at the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi – Agra – Varanasi

Early morning transferred to railway station to board train for Agra. Arrival in Agra and Transfer to hotel for refreshment. Visit world famous Taj Mahal- one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Tajmahal is build by Mughal Emperor and Red fort: a royal red-sandstone fort situated on banks of the river Yamuna. In evening, transferred to railway station to board train to Varanasi.

Day 03: Varanasi

Arrival in Varanasi. Tour representative will assist and transfer to hotel. After breakfast drive to excursion of Sarnath- a place where Lord Buddha deliver his first sermon in the Deer Park after getting enlightenment.

Day 04: Varanasi – Bodhgaya

Take breakfast at hotel and after-that drive to Bodhgaya. Arrival in Bodhgaya, representative will assist you and transfer to hotel. Bodhgaya – is spiritual home of Buddhists and is place where Lord Buddha got enlightenment under a tree called a Bodhi tree. See Mahabodhi Temple and Niranjana River.

Day 05: Bodhgaya – Ragjir – Nalanda – Patna

Have a hearty breakfast at hotel and further drive to Patna – the capital of the Bihar en-route visiting sightseeing of Nalanda with Rajgir. Arrival in Patna and transferred to pre-booked hotel.

Rajgir – ancient name is Rajagriha which means abode of kings is surrounded by the meandering river Banganga and five hills. Buddha sermons many number of sermons here during his 12 years of long stay.

Nalanda – one of the most renowned universities in ancient India.

Day 06: Patna – Vaishali – Kushinagar

After hearty breakfast, drive to Kushinagar- where the Buddha attained Mahaparmirvana. En-route visit Mukutbandhan Stupa and a grand statue of the reclining Buddha. Arrival in Kushinagar and transferred to hotel by our tour executive.

Day 07: Kushinagar- Lumbini

After hearty breakfast visit Mahaparinirvana temple & Stupas. After lunch drive to Lumbini- birthplace of the Buddha. Arrival in Lumbini, tour representative will assist and transfer to the hotel.

Day 08: Lumbini – Sravasti

After breakfast and drive Sravasti – the capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala. En-route see Lucknow-capital city of Uttar Pradesh. Sravasti is the place where Lord Buddha live for Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in the Jetvana Gardens. Arrival in Sravasti, tour representative will assist you to transfer to the hotel. In Sravasti visit Saheth – Maheth & Jetvan.

Day 09: Sravasti – Lucknow – Delhi

After hearty breakfast drive to Lucknow & transfer to railway station to board the air conditioned train for Delhi. Arrival in Delhi, tour representative will assist and transfer to hotel.

Day 10: Delhi – Departure

Have a hearty breakfast at hotel and proceed to sightseeing Tours of Delhi. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate, President House, President House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial, Laxmi Narayan temple. After farewell dinner, transfer to International Airport to board flight for onward destination.

Buddhist Tour offers Buddhist Circuit tour package India which covers Buddhist heritage sites as Lucknow, Shravasti, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Bodhgaya and Varanasi. Visit and explore homeland of Lord Buddha.

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In the Footsteps of Buddha – Life of Buddha – Buddhist Pilgrimage Destinations – Buddhism in India

Buddhism is an admired and major region of the world founded by Lord Buddha. Buddhism is based on the teachings of Buddha. It is a tradition of personal spiritual development and it comes from Budhi- means awaken.

Duration: 11 nights / 12 days

Destinations Covered duering the trip of Footsteps of Lord Buddha: Delhi – Agra – Varanasi – Bodhgaya – Patna – Kushinagar – Lumbini – Balrampur – Lucknow – Delhi

Tour Program:

Day 01 – Delhi: Arrival in Delhi-capital territory of country and a traditional welcome by Buddhist Tour representative. Check in to a hotel and stay for overnight.

Day 02 – Delhi / Agra: In morning transfer to railway station to board train for Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Arrival in Agra and our representative meets you and assists you to check in to a hotel. Later excursion to the Fatehpur Sikri. In evening explore Taj Mahal and red Fort and came back to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 03 – Agra / Varanasi: Transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi. Arrival in Varanasi and check in to a hotel. Later excursion to Sarnath- a place where Lord Buddha deliver his sermons after enlightenment. Come back to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 04 – Varanasi / Bodhgaya: Get rejoices with boat ride in the morning at holy river Ganges and come back to the hotel for breakfast. Later visit topmost attractions of religious capital Varanasi as Benaras Hindu University, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Manas Mandir and Bharat Mata Temple. Afternoon drive to Bodhgaya, Bihar. Arrival in Bodhgaya and check in to a hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure and stay for overnight.

Day 05 – Bodhgaya: Visit Maha Bodhi Vihar- a Buddhist Temple and UNESCO world heritage sites. Spend rest of the day at leisure and stay overnight. Bodhgaya is the place your Siddhartha Gautama got enlightenment under tree, called as Bodhi tree.

Day 06 – Bodhgaya / Patna: Drive to Patna- capital city of the state Bihar. En-route visit Nalanda and Rajgir. On arrival check in to a hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 07 – Patna / Kushinagar: On the morning drive to Kushinagar via Vaishali. On arrival check in to a hotel. Visit Maha Pari Nirvana temple & Ramabhar Stupa. Came back to the hotel. Kushinagar is the place where Buddha finally got nirvana.

Day 08 – Kushinagar / Lumbini: Morning drive to Lumbini. Arrival in Lumbini, check in to a hotel. Afternoon proceed to explore Mayadevi temple, stupas and the Ashokan Pillar. Overnight stay at the hotel in Lumbini- birth place of Lord Buddha.

Day 09 – Lumbini / Balrampur: On the morning drive to Balrampur and en-route visit Kapilvastu. Spend the evening at leisure and stay overnight at the hotel in Balrampur.

Day 10 – Balrampur / Lucknow / Delhi: On the morning drive to Lucknow- capital city of the state Uttar Pradesh. En-route visit Saravasti. On arrival at Lucknow transfer to the railway station to board a train for Delhi. On arrival check in to hotel for an overnight stay in capital city.

Day 11 – Delhi: Enjoy sightseeing a tour of Delhi comprises of monuments, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Chandni Chowk, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Akshardham Temple. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi, India.

Day 12 – Departure Delhi: Morning transfer to the International Airport to board flight for onward destination.

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Buddhist Temples Monuments – Buddhism &Pilgrimage Sites India – Significance of Buddhist Temples

India is adorned with many number of Buddhist temple, monasteries, stupa and monuments including ancient rock temple, caves, carved and stupas which representing great Buddhism- a admired religion founded by Lord Gautama Buddha.

Amaravati Stupa: It is ruined Buddhist monument regarded as great stupa and is established in Amaravathi village of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh. Temples complex have an Archaeological Museum containing Buddhist sculptures.

Bharhut Stupa: Located in a village of Satna district of Madhya Pradesh. The inscriptions written at Bharhut stupa are significant and representing earliest Indian and Buddhist art.

Dhauli Hill: A hill station situated on banks of the river Daya in Odisha. There are numerous rock cut temples. Dhauli is a significant centre of Buddhist activities has numerous chaityas, stupas and pillars. You can see a dazzling white peace pagoda on the top of the hill built by Japan Buddha Sangha and the Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangha.

Hirapur Temple: Known as Chausathi Jogini Mandir situated in a hamlet called Hirapur in Bhubaneswar-capital city of eastern state Odisha. This temple is built by Queen Hiradevi of Bramha dynasty. Circular wall of temple has cavities in which each housing statue of a Goddess.

Itanagar Temple: A Buddhist temple located atop of hill-side in Arunachal Pradesh. It is representing Tibetan Buddhism. You can see a stupa in front of temple containing portrait of a Buddhist monk. Temple complex has a tree planted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Itanagar – capital city of the Arunachal Pradesh is termed as land of the dawn lit mountains.

Langudi: There are an ancient Buddhist mahavihara situated on the top of Langudi Hills in Jajpur, Odisha. Temple complex has ruins of stupas and rock-cut sculptures. In ancient time it is Buddhist learning centre. Explore series of 34 rock-cut Buddhist stupas and medieval Buddhist monuments.

Maha Bodhi Temple: Regarded as Mahabodhi Vihar or Great Awakening Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bodh Gaya, where Gautama Buddha got enlightenment under a Bodhi tree. Bodhgaya is counted top four pilgrimage sites in Buddhism.

Ratnagiri Temple: A ancient temple situated in Thirumanikundram,Vellore built during 14th century and is established on a hill-top. According to a poem written by 14th Century poet Arunagirinathar Murugan- the God of Devas lives in Rathinagiri. Temple is visited by many number of devotees every day.

Sanchi Stupa: A Buddhist complex located on a hilltop at in Sanchi Town Madhya Pradesh. It is an oldest stone structure in India built by King Ashoka in 3rd century BCE. Its nucleus was a hemispherical brick structure built over the relics of the Buddha. Sanchi is centre of pilgrimage shrines including Satdhara, Morel Khurd, Andher, Mawas, Sonari.

Sirpur Temple: Sirpur is a historical town located on banks of river Mahanadi in Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh. It was an significant Buddhist centre during 6th to 10th century A.D. and was visited by 7th Century renowned Chinese Pilgrimist and Scholar Hieun Tsang. Sirpur is famous for its pilgrimage site having followers of Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism. It housing to His Holiness Dalai Lama in March 2013.

Udaigiri Temple Tour: Udayagiri forms a Buddhist Triangle with Ratnagiri and Lalitagiri in India. Udaigiri is situated in Orissa and have one of largest Buddhist complex. This city is famous for a monastery named as Madhavapura Mahavihara- adorned with a lots of Buddhist sculptures. Udayagiri is counted among topmost Buddhist destinations in India.

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Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites Uttar Pradesh – Buddhism Uttar Pradesh – Buddhist Tour Operators India

Explore great Buddhist places in  Uttar Pradesh:

Sarnath: You can see the mesmerizing glowing countenance of the Buddha. Sarnath is one of the most devoted places among the Buddhists from all over the world because of first sermon of the Buddha. Sarnath was the place where Lord Gautam Buddha met his first five disciples. The three jewels of Buddhism are ‘Buddham Sharnam Gachchhami’, Dhammam Sharanam Gachchhami’, and ‘Shangham Sharanam Gachchhami’ traces their origins to the first sermon of the Buddha or rather Sarnath. Sarnath is home to Dhamekha stupa, the Ashoka pillar and numerous stupas & monasteries.

Kushinagar: Lord Buddha attained ‘Mahaparinirvana’ at Kushinagar near the Hiranyawati river in Uttar Pradesh. Kushinagar, known as Kushinara is one of the most revering places for the Buddhists. The entire village was became a memorial site blessed with stupas containind the holy relics of the Buddha after the death of Buddha. You can see a huge statue of the Buddha.

Sankisa: Sankisa, a city in Farrukhabad district is referred as the place where Buddha, along with Brahma and Devraj Indra descended after giving sermons to His mother. Sankisa has a temple of Buddha and Ashoka pillar.

Kaushambi: This city was visited by the Buddha in the 6th and 9th years after His enlightenment. Lord Buddha delivered several sermons during his both visits. You can see an Ashokan pillar, old fort and the Ghositaram monastery in Kaushambi .

Sravasti: Sravasti have witnessed the presence of the Lord Buddha and his sermons for almost 24 years. The Buddha had spent long duration in the Jetavana garden, where they preached many sermons. Sravasti is blessed with Anaanda Bodhi tree, stupas, temples and ruins of kutis in the Jetavana garden.

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Buddhism in Odisha – Buddhism Tourism – Lalitagiri, Ratnagiri Udaygiri Hills

Odisha: formerly known as Orissa located in the eastern coast. 1st April is celebrated as Odisha Day. Bhubaneswar, capital as well as largest city of Odisha is a centre of economic and religious sites.

Buddhism was known in Odisha, right from the time of its inception. Odisha, named as Odra or Orissa is known for its tribal cultures and numerous ancient temples. There are huge numbers of stupas, viharas, monasteries and gompa found across Odisha to represent Buddhism. Some newly made Buddhist sites increases the charm of Odisha with Lalitagiri, Ratnagiri and Udaygiri hills attracting travelers every years across the globe.

Major Buddhist attractions of Odisha are:

Ratnagiri: The Ratnagiri Hill is one of most extensive ruins and is famous for Pushpagiri monastery.

Lalitagiri: The Lalitagiri hills in Odisha serve as an important historical site. An ancient stupa containing relics preserved in caskets of stone is one of the recent and spectacular discoveries.

Dhauli: The Shanti Stupa at the Dhauli Hill situated on the bank of the River Daya is another world renowned Buddhist sites in Odisha.  Nippon-Buddha Sangha established a peace pagoda or Shanti Stupa at Dhauli.

Udaygiri: Udayagiri is the largest Buddhist complex of Odisha. It is make up with major stupas and monasteries, viharas.

Other Attractions:

Pipli, The Nandan Kanan National Park, Langudi, Motifs

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Buddhism in Sikkim- Buddhist Tour – Monastey Stupas Gompa in Sikkim – Rumtek Monastery

Explore Buddhism in Sikkim, one of the most beautiful states of India. This state is home of more than 200 Buddhist monasteries or gompas.

Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre: Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre is the largest monastery of Sikkim.

Do-Drul Chorten: It is one of the most sacred sites in Sikkim visited by thousand of Buddhists and monks.

Deer Park: The Deer Park, also termed as Rustamjee Park is homage to Himalayan Bears, Red Pandas and species of Deer.

Khecheopalri Lake: Khecheopalri Lake, also termed as wishing lake is a sacred lakes of Sikkim.

Namgyal Research Institute of Tibetology: A renowned Buddhism learning centre having huge collection of the books and manuscripts of the Mahayana Buddhism in the world.

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Discover Buddhism in India- Buddhist Sites – Temple Monuments Monasteries Stupas Gompa – Buddhist Tour

Buddhism is based on the teachings of Lord Gautama Buddha. The goal of Buddhism is escape from suffering and cycle of rebirth means the attainment of nirvana.

Amaravati Stupa: Amaravati Stupa, located in Andhra Pradesh is also known as Mahachaitya Stupa and it is one of the largest stupa in India. Amaravati is situated on the right bank of the river Krishna. Amaravati is referred as Amaresvaram, home of 2000 years old Buddhist relics. Amaravati is recognized as Dhanyakataka by many scholars.

The Bharhut Stupa: The Bharhut stupa have numerous stories related to reincarnations of the Buddha.  It is a unique example of Buddhist art. Bharhut is a small village in the Satna district, Madhya Pradesh in Central India.

Dhauli Hill: Dhauli Hill is one of the most favored and visited Buddhist heritage site in India. This hill station in situated in the Khurda district of Odisha. A major tourist attraction of the Dhauli Hills is a Shanti Stupa (Peace Pagoda). Dhauli Hill is also renowned for Saddharma Vihar Monastery and numerous rock-cut caves.

Hirapur Temple: It is a home of Mahamaya temple. Hirapur is a census town in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh. This temple shows an extraordinary architectural and sculptural style of the temple.

Itanagar Temple: This temple is established located on top of the hill in Arunachal Pradesh. It reflects an extensive Tibetan influence. A stupa is also made in front of the temple which carries the portrait of a Buddhist monk. Itanagar is known as the land of the dawn lit mountains and is the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh.

Langudi: This Buddhist sites is located in the Langudi hills in the Jajpur district of Orissa and is one of the important Buddhist sites of the state.  Langudi is a lower hilly region. Langudi is a home of rock-cut Buddhist stupas and shrines. It has remarkable place in all major sects of Buddhism – Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana or Tantrayana.

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Maha Bodhi Temple: Maha Bodhi Temple is located in Bodhgaya, a place where Buddha attained enlightenment under a bodhi tree. Maha Bodhi Temple is one of the four major sites of Buddhism. Mahabodhi Vihar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ratnagiri Temple: It is a superb Buddhist site Jajpur district of Orissa. This site is situated on a small hill, surrounded by rivers from all the sides. This monastery adorned with spectacular doorways, cella sanctum, a huge stupa and shrines. There are numerous sculptural relics on the walls. Ratnagiri have a large number of monolithic stupas.

Sanchi Stupa: The Sanchi stupa is well known for its scriptures located in Madhya Pradesh. It is second largest stupa in India after Amravati. Sanchi stupa is surrounded by four carved gateways facing towards all four directions. The use of lotus in stupa is emblematizing the rise of people from the mud of materialism to the reality and spirituality of life.

Sirpur Monastery: This is a largest and most important Buddhist monastery in India. It comprises the remains of 100 Buddha Viharas, 4 Jain Vihara, 200 mounds and more than 100 Shiva temples.  Sirpur is historical town in Mahasamund district in Chhattisgarh state. It was an important centre of Buddhism during 6th to 10th century BCE.

Udayagiri Temple: Udayagiri forms Buddhist Triangle along with Ratnagiri and Lalitagiri. Udayagiri is the largest Buddhist complex in Odisha. Udayagiri monastery is adorned with a large number of Buddhist sculptures. Huge number of art lovers, history buffs, tourists and researchers came to have a look from various parts of India as well as the world.

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