Land of Buddha Tours - 11N/12D

Delhi - Patna - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Delhi

Overview

Buddhism is a religion followed in various parts of India and Nepal. Buddhist tour India is an enchanting experience that brings the followers near to the truths of life. Most of the selected destinations in this Buddhist tour are associated with the life of Lord Buddha. Buddhism is a way of finding peace within oneself. It is a religion that helps us to find the happiness and contentment we seek. Buddhists develop inner peace, kindness, and wisdom through their daily practice; and then share their experience with others bringing real benefit to this world. They try not to harm others and to live peacefully and gently, working towards the ultimate goal of pure and lasting happiness for all living beings.

This Buddhist tour will take you to the journey of most famous Buddhist circuits of India along with the golden triangle of North India. Buddhist pilgrims and tourists while touring these Buddhist pilgrim sites of India and Nepal can explore the monasteries, temples and other heritage attractions. Among these Buddhist sites, Lumbini is in Nepal and Bodhgaya is a place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Our Buddhist tour India is a blend of the royal history of Rajasthan and Buddhist sites of India.

Arrival Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
Languages English, Spanish, German, Italian, French
Highlights
  • Guided tour of Delhi including Qutab Minar,Humayun's Tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, Raj Ghat, Shanti Vana, Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and Red Fort.
  • Explore Buddha Stupas, Ashoka Pillar and Bawan Pokhar Temple in Vaishali
  • Guided tour to Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda is known for its Archaeological Complex and Museum.
  • Explore Bodhgaya including Mahabodhi temple, Bodhi Tree (Peepal) Shaivite Monastery and famous Jagganath Temple
  • Guided tour to Varanasi including, Ganges Ghat, Ganges Boat Ride, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University, Sightseeing of ancient city.
  • Explore Kushinagar including Buddhist pilgrimage sites & Nirvana Temple
  • Guided tour to Lumbini including Sacred Garden, Maya Devi Mandir, Peepul tree, Ashokan Pillar and Pushkarni.
Important Note
  • Incase of waitlisted booking we have to hold the alternate, for which we will advise the supplement OR reduction accordingly.
  • The above rates are based on presently prevailing taxes and entrances to the monuments. If there is any change, prices will also change accordingly.
  • Check in and Check out time is 1200 Hrs.
  • Given rates are based on present rate of exchange and it may be change.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 01: Flight to Delhi

    On arrival in India, you will be greeted and escorted by India Holiday Mall's staff to your hotel. In its 3000 years of existence; seven cities have risen where the present capital of India stands. Here you'll encounter a fascinating blend of the ancient and the contemporary. Where government buildings, medieval palaces, and bazaars exist beside a modern metropolis. Delhi is a city waiting to be explored.

    Overnight in the Hotel

    (Rooms will be available from 1200 Hrs.)

  • Day 02: Delhi

    Early morning arrival in Delhi. On arrival, you will be greeted and escorted by India Holiday Mall staff to your hotel.

    After breakfast visit Red Fort (Photo stop) – the 17th-century imposing fortress, the Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), India's largest mosque where more than 20,000 people can kneel in prayer and Raj Ghat -Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial.

    In the afternoon visit New Delhi. You will drive past President's Palace and India Gate (42m high), built to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the 1st world war. Later visit Humayun's Tomb, and the Qutub Minar, the highest sands stone minaret in the world ( 73 meters).

  • Day 03: Delhi - Patna

    Transfer to airport to connect flight for Patna. On arrival, assistance, and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon excursion of Vaishali - known for Buddha Stupas, Ashoka Pillar and Bawan Pokhar Temple. This is the place where Buddha announced his Mahaparinirvana and happens to be the birthplace of Lord Mahavira.

  • Day 4: Patna - Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya

    Morning drive to Bodhgaya en route visiting Nalanda and Rajgir. Rajgir, the place where Buddha meditated and preached; first Monastery BodhgayaBuddhist Council was held here and further is known for Hot Springs, which have curative powers, and is sacred to Hindus. Nalanda is known for its Archaeological Complex and Museum. On arrival, check-in at hotel.

  • Day 5: Bodhgaya

    Full-day visits - Bodhgaya, in the state of Bihar, reckoned as the most important Buddhist pilgrimage center, is the place where Lord Sakyamuni (Gautam Buddha) entered into meditation after being moved by the sufferings of mankind. The giant Bodhi Tree (Peepal) that we see today is believed to have grown from the original Bodhi Tree under which, sitting on the raised platform, Prince Siddharth meditated and finally attained Nirvana. Then there is Chaukramana, the jewel Walk, where it is believed that the Buddha strolled while in deep thought.

    Also visit Shaivite Monastery and famous Jagganath Temple.

  • Day 6: Bodhgaya - Varanasi

    Drive to Varanasi and check in at hotel.

  • Day 7: Varanasi

    Early morning boat excursion on the river Ganges , a ferry pilgrimage from ghat to ghat. People bathe early in the morning to Varanasi Touroffer the prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Morning sightseeing tour of the city visiting the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangazeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu Temple. Afternoon excursion of Sarnath - visit the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century B.C. to 12th century AD. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum (Museum closed on Fridays).

  • Day 8: Varanasi - Kushinagar

    Drive to Kushinagar and check in at hotel. Afternoon visits - Kushinagar, one of the principal centres of Buddhist pilgrimage, is the place of Mahaparinirvana. The monuments of Kushinagar are situated in three distinct comprising the main site of the Nirvana Temple , the central stupa and surrounding monasteries.

  • Day 9: Kushinagar - Lumbini

    Drive to Lumbini and check in at hotel. Afternoon visits - in the village of Lumbini in Nepal , the Queen Mahamaya gave birth to LumbiniPrince Siddhartha who later became the Buddha. Over 2000 years ago the Emperor Ashoka set up a commemorative pillar here. The pillar carries the inscription - Here the Buddha was born-. Another shrine preserves an ancient image depicting the nativity of the Lord.

  • Day 10: Lumbini - Sravasti

    Drive to Sravasti and check in at hotel. Afternoon visits - sacred city for Buddhists because it is here that Lord Buddha performed the greatest of his miracles to confound the Tirthika heretics. These miracles include that of the Lord Buddha creating multiple images of himself and have been among the favorite themes of Buddhist art. Buddha himself spent many summers here to deliver important sermons. Here Anathapindaka was built in the garden of Prince Jeta for the reception of the Buddha. Today, the remains unearthed testify to the flourishing condition of this sacred spot in the Gupta period.

  • Day 11: Sravasti - Lucknow - Delhi

    Morning free. Transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi .

    On arrival, wait in the transit and later connect flight back home.

  • Day 12: Delhi Departure

    Morning free. Check out at 1200 hrs. Transfer to international airport to connect flight back home.

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