There are four most important pilgrimage sites in the Buddhism. The four most important sites are Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar, and Lumbini that is located in Nepal. The four other sites are also important because Lord Buddha had performed a certain miracles there. Our Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour package covers all 8 most important sites of Buddhism. Besides 8 holy places of Budhha people also like to visit Sankissa and Kaushambi once it was under region of King Udyana. These are the main holy places where Buddhism follower visits in India and Nepal.
For Sketch itinerary and ready reference we offer 07 Nights /08 Days Buddhist Tour Package. However we can offer different itinerary based on your interest like -special prayers or long stay in Bodh Gaya. We make the tailor-made itinerary for India Nepal Buddhist Tour Package. The outlined tour package takes you to the most beautiful sacred pilgrimage sites of Buddha’s Followers. Travelers will explore some important sites of Buddhism during Buddhist India and Nepal Tour. For more details please look at the itinerary below.
Earlier it was a tough task to complete Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Package due to poor infrastructures. In the recent years India Government started many infrastructure development works in Buddhist circuit. Specially roads and airport development works. Buddhist Followers can use 3 International airport to complete Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour. These international airports are : Varanasi, Gaya and Kushinagar international airport. Many countries now directly operating flights to Buddhist Circuit airports. Varanasi and Gaya International airports are operating flights for Asian countries.
Arrive at Varanasi, our representative will help you with check-in at the hotel. Varanasi was well known as Banaras a holy city. It is said that Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world. After freshen up proceed to the sightseeing of Varanasi in which you will visit BHU( Bharat Hindu University) and Art Gallery. Besides the city tour, we visit Ganga ghat in the evening for the Aarti ceremony. Joining the Aarti ceremony will be a prime experience. Varanasi is one of the most important places for Buddhist Pilgrimage and Hinduism. Stay overnight at Varanasi hotel
In the morning after breakfast proceed to the boat ride in the holy river Ganga. Sarnath is the most important place for today’s sightseeing. Sarnath is a deer park where Lord Buddha first taught Dharma. Here you must visit the Museum to explore many thing related the Buddha. Leave Sarnath on time because we have to reach another place of Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Stay overnight Shravasti hotel
In the morning after breakfast start Shravasti local tour. Shravasti is said to be founded by legendary king Shravasti. The place is devoted to Lord Buddha. It is believed that Lord Buddha performed many miracles at Shravasti. Jetavan is the most important place to visit in Shravasti. Besides regular sightseeing also visit Sahet Mahet and Angulimal cave. Later, drive to Lumbini the birth place Lord Budhha. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, you must make a visit to Lumbini and around. It features a number of temples in the Lumbini. Lumbini is the place where Rani Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautam. The most important temples in Lumbini is the Mayadevi Temple. Besides the temple visit, we will take a tour of the Ashoka Pillar. Later in the afternoon drive to Kushinagar. It is the final resting place of Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana in 483 BC. On arrival check-in at the hotel. After resting, continue visiting prominent destinations in Kushinagar. This includes a visit to Mahaparinirvana Stupa where Lord Buddha attained salvation.After dinner at the hotel, a night spent in Kushinagar.
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Patna and the en-route visit to Vaishali. Lord Buddha visited Vaishali in his fifth year of enlightenment. Vaishali is one of the most important sites in Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour. Lord Buddha spent the rainy season here. Vaishali is the place where Lord Buddha declared his parinirvana. Other most important places to visit is Ananda Stupa and Ashoka Pillar in Vaishali. Later continue our drive to Patna. On arrival, check-in hotel. After dinner, spent a night in Patna.
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Bodhgaya. On the way visit to Rajgir and Nalanda. People like to glide Ropeway to reach “World Peace Pagoda” in Rajgir. It is an ultimate experience while gliding to explore scenic hill view of Rajgir. Mauryan Empire evolved Rajgir as the former capital of the Magadha kingdom. Also, visit Griddhkuta which means ‘Hill of Vultures’. Later visit Nalanda, which is the ruin of the oldest university in the world. besides the regular sightseeing, we can enjoy a ropeway ride in Rajgir. Bodhgaya is the principal center of Buddhism. On arrival at Bodhgaya, check-in hotel. In Bodhgaya you can join prayer meetings at various monasteries. Stay overnight in a Bodhgaya hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, we will start our Bodhgaya tour. Bodhgaya is considered as one of the four most important holy sites in Buddhism. Buddhist Pilgrimage tour is incomplete without visiting Bodhgaya. Bodhgaya is the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. It is believed that Lord Buddha penanced here under the Bodhi tree. In the course of the day, mainly visit Mahabodhi Temple, Sujata Village. Bodhgaya is also famous for its monasteries, therefore, we will visit the Royal Bhutan Monastery, Thai Monastery, etc. Besides sightseeing, we visit for prayer gathering or join prayer meetings held in the temple.
Stay overnight at Bodhgaya hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, we will check-out from the hotel. We can visit Sujata Village in Bodhgaya. Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour comes to an end. Based on your flight schedule we will transfer you to the Gaya airport or Varanasi Airport. If your flight is booked from Varanasi airport then leave early Bodhgaya to reach Varanasi on time.
We provide economy, mid range and luxury cars and buses for Buddhist Tour Packages. If a traveler creates his own group that is always cheaper to traveling in a group. Private tour is always expensive than travelling in a group. We have a panel list of approved tour guides for Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour. Some area is still needed infrastructure developments like roads and midways for dinning options. Once you placed your inquiry we check and suggest you the most suitable vehicle for your tour. July to March are the best time to take India Buddhist Tour Package.
A foreign traveler requires valid visa to get entry in India. Visa on arrival facility is available for many countries. Traveler can check country list while they plan for India Buddhist Tour. It is important to know that Lumbini falls in Nepal hence few travelers need multiple entry visa for India. To get Nepal visa please carry cash and passport size photos. Nepal visa is available on the India Nepal border, our driver will assist to the travelers for that.
During Buddhist Tour we have many hotel options in Varanasi. There are limited hotels in Kushinagar and Shravasti. During peak season October to March many hotels are operational but some of them get closed in summer time. There are no international chain hotels Kushinagar and Shravasti. Mid scale hotels are available at places in Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour. Small chain hotels are planning to open hotels for Buddhist circle.