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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Duration: 6 Nights/7 Days

Discover Yatra presents an insightful journey covering the important places in the life of Lord Buddha. Around 2500 years ago King Suddhodhana and Queen Maya Devi in Nepal gave birth to a child called Siddhartha Gautam as prince of Royal Kingdom of Kapilvastu, Lumbini. In quest of enlightenment Prince Siddhartha traveled an unknown path from Nepal to India. The little child Sidhhartha was latter known as Buddha - The Awakened One, founder of the World's youngest religion.

The 6 nights 7 days package covers all the important places associated with Lord Buddha such as Lumbini - The birthplace of Lord Budhha. At Sarnath, which is located in Uttar Pradesh is the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon to his five companions after his enlightenment. This event is referred to as Turning of the Wheel of Dhamma and marks the foundation of the Sangha.

Bodh Gaya, situated in the state of Bihar where under the Bodhi tree- Tree of Awakening, Siddhartha Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha- "Enlightened One".

Kushinagar - the place where Lord Buddha breathed his last, leaving a message for all mankind to find their salvation fall ill and left this world in 543 BC.

Sravasti where Buddha performed most of his sermons. During the monsoon, he used to stay at the Jetavana Monastery on the outskirts of this town. Sravasti was founded by legendary king Sravast. The place is devoted to Lord Buddha and it is believed that Lord Buddha performed many miracles at Sravasti.

Places visited on Tour:

Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Kushingar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Lucknow

Itinerary

Day 1:Patna - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya

Arrival at Patna or Bodhgaya by air. Drive to Bodhgaya where the Buddha attained enlightenment and which is one of the most sacred pilgrimage place for the Buddhist. Enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda-a great center of Buddhist learning and one of the most famed university citadels of ancient times. Rajgir, it was once the ancient capital of the powerful Kingdom of Maghada. From the out-skirts of Rajgir, a historic road leads to Gridhakuta or vultures peak where the Buddha preached. Here the first Buddhist Council was held after the Lord's Mahaparinirvana. Arrive in Bodhgaya and overnight in Bodhgaya.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Bodhgaya

Post breakfast visit the sacred Mahabodhi Temple - where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under a Bodhi tree. Later enjoy the sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Niranjana River, Sujata Village and many beautiful monasteries.

Also visit the Great Buddha Statue, Mahakala (Dungeswari Cave), Vajrasana, Vishnupada temple & other attractions.

Overnight stay at Bodhgaya.

Day 3: Bodhgaya - Varanasi

After breakfast proceed to Varanasi one of the oldest living cities of the world. On reaching Varanasi, trip to Sarnath (12 kms from Varanasi). Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha had preached his first sermon to his five disciples after attaining enlightenment. Visit Dhamekh Stupa, Archeolocial Museum & other attarctions at Sarnath & later return back to Varanasi in the evening. You can join the famous Ganga Aarti.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Varanasi.

Day 4: Varanasi - Sarnath - Kushinagar

Early morning we will have a boat ride on the holy river Ganges. The boat ride gives us an opportunity of rendezvous with the ghats of Varanasi. After the boat ride we will proceed to hotel for breakfast and then will head towards Kushinagar. It is the place where Lord Buddha breathed his last here, leaving a message for all mankind to find their salvationfall ill and left this world in 543 BC. His mortal remains were preserved in eight commemorative chortens, and then further distributed by King Ashoka into 84,000 stupas across his kingdom and beyond.

After reaching Kushinagar, check-in to hotel for night stay.

Day 5: Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti

In the morning leave Kushinagar & proceed for Lumbini. It is the birth place of Buddha - Mayadevi Temple. It is recognised as a supreme pilgrimage site and symbol of world peace. Lumbini evokes the same kind of holy sentiment to the millions of Buddhists all over the world as does Jerusalem to Christians and Mecca to Muslims.

Later proceed for Sravasti. It is the place where Buddha performed most of his sermons. During the monsoon, he used to stay at the Jetavana monastery on the outskirts of this town. Sravasti was founded by legendary king Sravast. The place is devoted to Lord Buddha and it is believed that Lord Buddha performed many miracles at Sravasti.

Day 6: Sravasti - Lucknow

Morning visit Sravasti (Sahet-Mahet), capital of the ancient Kingdom of Kosala, an active centre for Buddhism. After sighseeing proceed to Lucknow. Overnight in Lucknow.

Day 7: Lucknow

In the morning leave Lucknow for your destination.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in Standard rooms
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary by AC Cab.
  • Assistance at the airport while arriving and departing.
  • All applicable road taxes, fuel charges, driver charges and parking charges
  • All applicable hotel taxes

Exclusions

  • Airfares/train fare upto pick-upo & drop locations.
  • Any monastery entrance fees, Any Joy ride or rafting.
  • Medical expenses and insurance of any kind.
  • Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, camera fee and items of personal nature.
  • Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the programme, any extra running will be charges extra.
  • Any other item not mentioned in the cost includes section.

Hotels

Package Cost

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Package starts from Rs. /- per person on twin sharing basis

For more details or to book your package please mail us at sales@discoveryatra.com or call us at +91-9814324607

Terms & Conditions

  • G.S.T @3.09% extra on total cost.
  • Rates and dates are subject to availability.
  • Discover Yatra will not be responsible for any cancelations due to any political reasons or weather conditions.
  • Table drinks, laundry, porter, pony, tips, camera fee, ropeway charges, entrance charges, travel insurance, personal expenses of the clients or any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides etc. and anything not specified in cost include.

Payment Options

You can book your tours by transferring money in our following bank account.

Beneficiary Name: Discover Yatra
Account No.: 2448201000716
Bank: Canara Bank
Branch: Sec - 32, Chandigarh
IFSC Code: CNRB0002448
MICR Code: 160015002