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Buddhist Circuit of India
Lumbini- India
8 Days
2 Persons
English/Hindi
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Brief

1. Lumbini : The Birthplace of Lord Buddha 2. Bodh Gaya : Where he attained enlightenment 3. Kapilvastu : Where he grew up 4. Sarnath : His first public discourse 5. Kaushambi : Where he delivered sermons 6. Sravasti : His monsoon resort 7. Kushinagar : Where he attained demise

Tour Detail

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrive Varanasi

Arrival at Varanasi, transfer to hotel. Later sightseeing of Sarnath, the principle centre of Buddhism. It was here around 530 B.C that Buddha preached his 1st sermon after gaining enlightenment. In evening visit local market and enjoy evening Puja and boat ride in holy river “The Ganges”.


Overnight at Hotel

Day 2 – Varanasi to Bodhgaya (250 Kms / 06 hours)

Early morning boat ride at holy river “The Ganges” and visit BHU, Bharat Mata Temple. Breakfast at hotel. Then drive to Bodhgaya On arrival sightseeing of Bodhgaya one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres. It was here that Gautama attained enlightenment and became Buddha under the “Bodhi” tree. Visit Mahabodhi Temple built by Ashoka the Great in 3rd Century BC one can also visit the Sacred Bodhi tree also visit Sujata House a temple dedicated to aUruvela tribeswoman who offered food to the starving Siddhartha. The neighboring purlieu and the shrine itself evoke a sense of sanctity, not to be missed Niranjana River.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 3 – Bodhgaya- Rajgir-Patna (200 Kms/ 06 hours)

After having breakfast drive to Rajgir and enroute visit Nalanda, the ancient Buddhist university, one of the world’s oldest university founded in the 5th century. Also visit monasteries and temples with impressive Buddhist & Hindu images. The Institute for research in Buddhism and Pali literature which houses rare manuscripts is also worth visiting for the enthusiasts.
After visiting Nalanda drive further to Rajgir. During the lifetime of the Buddha, Rajgir (Rajgriha) was the capital of the powerful Magadh kingdom, ruled by the virtuous king Bimbisara. Visit the Vishwa Shanti Stupa. It is a marble structure with niches bearing golden images of the Buddha, built by the Nipponza Myohoji sect of Japan. Then we will drive further to Griddhakuta. The strange rock protrusion resembling a vulture’s beak probably gave the hill its name. In the rock cut caves here the Buddha spent many rainy seasons, meditating and preaching VenuvanaVihara- Site of the monastery Venuvana Vihar built by king Bimbisara for Lord Buddha to reside. This was the king’s first offering to Lord Buddha.Jivakameavan Gardens: Seat of the Royal Physician’s dispensary where Lord Buddha was once brought to have wound dressed by Jivaka, the royal physician during the reign of Ajatshatru and Bimbisara. Continue your drive and arrive Patna. Arrive and check in to hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 4 – Patna-Vaisali-Kushinagar (235 Kms / 07 hours)

After breakfast drive to Kushinagarenroute visit Vaishali. Lord Buddha visited Vaishali frequently and at Kolhua, close by, preached his last sermon. To commemorate the event, Emperor Ashoka, in the third century B.C. erected one of his famous lion pillars here. A hundred years after the Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha – Vaishali hosted the second great Buddhist council. Two stupas were erected to commemorate this event.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 5 – Kushinagar to Lumbini (180 Kms / 06 hours)

Kushinagar is the place that the Buddha chose for his Mahaparinirvana or final exit from this earth. There are several new monasteries and temples. visit the Rambhar Stupa that marks Buddha’s cremation ground. Mahakashyapa lit the funeral pyre at Mukutabandha Vihara (Rambhar Stupa) in Kushinagar. Today not much remains of this stupa expect a large brick mound rising to a height of almost 15 meters set within a well-kept park. Also Visit Mahaparinirvana Temple. After lunch leave Kushinagar for Lumbini.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 6 – Lumbini to Saravasti (225 Kms / 07 hours)

Lumbini is the place where Lord Buddha was born. Visit the Maya-Devi Temple–This temple is dedicated to Maya Devi, who is Buddha’s mother, which seems natural as Lumbini in famed as the birth place of Buddha. The temple was built during the 2nd century. Next to the temple there is a pool where Maya Devi used to bath, now days the Japanese Buddhist Federations is re constructing new temple at this site. Ashoka Pillar: built in the year 259BC, this pillar was built by King Ashok, who was great Buddhist disciple, when he constructed this pillar, the King exempted the villagers from paying tax and gave out 100 golden coins to the people. In the seventh century, the pillar was struck by lightening and split in at two parts. The site was lost for six centuries and covered with dense forest before being re found in 1895. The place was cleared and the pillar reconstructed and the sacred pond which are associated to the roots of Buddhism. After lunch proceed for Lumbini and transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 7 – Saravasti to Lucknow (140 Kms / 04 hours)

After Breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Sravasti. Sahet&Mahet, capital of the ancient Kingdom of Kosala, an active centre for Buddhism.JetvanaViharhas the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in and has the famous Anand Bodhi tree, age-old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples. After lunch drive to Lucknow and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 8 – Lucknow- Departure

Morning after breakfast at hotel transfer to airport/ railway station.

Tour Ends

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Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Buddhist Circuit of India
Lumbini, India
8 Days
2 Persons
English/Hindi
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Brief

1. Lumbini : The Birthplace of Lord Buddha 2. Bodh Gaya : Where he attained enlightenment 3. Kapilvastu : Where he grew up 4. Sarnath : His first public discourse 5. Kaushambi : Where he delivered sermons 6. Sravasti : His monsoon resort 7. Kushinagar : Where he attained demise

Tour Detail

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrive Varanasi

Arrival at Varanasi, transfer to hotel. Later sightseeing of Sarnath, the principle centre of Buddhism. It was here around 530 B.C that Buddha preached his 1st sermon after gaining enlightenment. In evening visit local market and enjoy evening Puja and boat ride in holy river “The Ganges”.


Overnight at Hotel

Day 2 – Varanasi to Bodhgaya (250 Kms / 06 hours)

Early morning boat ride at holy river “The Ganges” and visit BHU, Bharat Mata Temple. Breakfast at hotel. Then drive to Bodhgaya On arrival sightseeing of Bodhgaya one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres. It was here that Gautama attained enlightenment and became Buddha under the “Bodhi” tree. Visit Mahabodhi Temple built by Ashoka the Great in 3rd Century BC one can also visit the Sacred Bodhi tree also visit Sujata House a temple dedicated to aUruvela tribeswoman who offered food to the starving Siddhartha. The neighboring purlieu and the shrine itself evoke a sense of sanctity, not to be missed Niranjana River.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 3 – Bodhgaya- Rajgir-Patna (200 Kms/ 06 hours)

After having breakfast drive to Rajgir and enroute visit Nalanda, the ancient Buddhist university, one of the world’s oldest university founded in the 5th century. Also visit monasteries and temples with impressive Buddhist & Hindu images. The Institute for research in Buddhism and Pali literature which houses rare manuscripts is also worth visiting for the enthusiasts.
After visiting Nalanda drive further to Rajgir. During the lifetime of the Buddha, Rajgir (Rajgriha) was the capital of the powerful Magadh kingdom, ruled by the virtuous king Bimbisara. Visit the Vishwa Shanti Stupa. It is a marble structure with niches bearing golden images of the Buddha, built by the Nipponza Myohoji sect of Japan. Then we will drive further to Griddhakuta. The strange rock protrusion resembling a vulture’s beak probably gave the hill its name. In the rock cut caves here the Buddha spent many rainy seasons, meditating and preaching VenuvanaVihara- Site of the monastery Venuvana Vihar built by king Bimbisara for Lord Buddha to reside. This was the king’s first offering to Lord Buddha.Jivakameavan Gardens: Seat of the Royal Physician’s dispensary where Lord Buddha was once brought to have wound dressed by Jivaka, the royal physician during the reign of Ajatshatru and Bimbisara. Continue your drive and arrive Patna. Arrive and check in to hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 4 – Patna-Vaisali-Kushinagar (235 Kms / 07 hours)

After breakfast drive to Kushinagarenroute visit Vaishali. Lord Buddha visited Vaishali frequently and at Kolhua, close by, preached his last sermon. To commemorate the event, Emperor Ashoka, in the third century B.C. erected one of his famous lion pillars here. A hundred years after the Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha – Vaishali hosted the second great Buddhist council. Two stupas were erected to commemorate this event.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 5 – Kushinagar to Lumbini (180 Kms / 06 hours)

Kushinagar is the place that the Buddha chose for his Mahaparinirvana or final exit from this earth. There are several new monasteries and temples. visit the Rambhar Stupa that marks Buddha’s cremation ground. Mahakashyapa lit the funeral pyre at Mukutabandha Vihara (Rambhar Stupa) in Kushinagar. Today not much remains of this stupa expect a large brick mound rising to a height of almost 15 meters set within a well-kept park. Also Visit Mahaparinirvana Temple. After lunch leave Kushinagar for Lumbini.
Overnight at Hotel

Day 6 – Lumbini to Saravasti (225 Kms / 07 hours)

Lumbini is the place where Lord Buddha was born. Visit the Maya-Devi Temple–This temple is dedicated to Maya Devi, who is Buddha’s mother, which seems natural as Lumbini in famed as the birth place of Buddha. The temple was built during the 2nd century. Next to the temple there is a pool where Maya Devi used to bath, now days the Japanese Buddhist Federations is re constructing new temple at this site. Ashoka Pillar: built in the year 259BC, this pillar was built by King Ashok, who was great Buddhist disciple, when he constructed this pillar, the King exempted the villagers from paying tax and gave out 100 golden coins to the people. In the seventh century, the pillar was struck by lightening and split in at two parts. The site was lost for six centuries and covered with dense forest before being re found in 1895. The place was cleared and the pillar reconstructed and the sacred pond which are associated to the roots of Buddhism. After lunch proceed for Lumbini and transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 7 – Saravasti to Lucknow (140 Kms / 04 hours)

After Breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Sravasti. Sahet&Mahet, capital of the ancient Kingdom of Kosala, an active centre for Buddhism.JetvanaViharhas the honour for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons in and has the famous Anand Bodhi tree, age-old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples. After lunch drive to Lucknow and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 8 – Lucknow- Departure

Morning after breakfast at hotel transfer to airport/ railway station.

Tour Ends

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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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