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.

Visit tour of Footsteps of Lord Gautama Buddha with Buddhist Tour, a religious travel packages provider in India.

 

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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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