Buddhist Circuit

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9 Nights/10 Days
Shravasti:
Shravasti was Buddha’s favourite rainy season retreat. It was located about 150 km from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh and it was at this place Buddha performed his first miracle.

Lumbini:
Situated in the Rupandehi district of Nepal, Lumbini is the place where Lord Buddha was born. Today, it is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. Being a neighbour country, Lumbini is also sometimes included in the Buddhist Circuit in India by tour operators.

Kushinagar:
This place is located in the Gorakhpur district in eastern Uttar Pradesh, India. It is en route to Kapilavastu, the place where Lord Buddha fell ill and died in 543 BC. It is said that the mortal remains of Lord Buddha were distributed by King Ashoka into more than 80,000 stupas across his kingdom and outside. Important places to see here are Mukatanabandhana Stupa and the reclining Buddha statue in red sandstone.

Bodhgaya:
Located in Bihar, this is the place where Prince Siddhartha found enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree. After meditating for 49 days, he became Lord Buddha, the Enlightened One. In Bodhgaya, the important tourist attractions are Bodhi Tree, Mahabodhi Temple, Vajrasana Throne donated by King Ashoka, Muchalinda Lake, Animesh Lochan Chaitya, some other holy trees like Ratnachankramana, Ratnagaraha, Ajapala Nigrodha and Rajyatna.

Sarnath:
This is the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. This was given after he achieved enlightenment. Sarnath is about 10 km from the holy city of Varanasi. It was at Sarnath that Buddha established his sangha or first disciples to promote his new doctrine. The proud symbol of India, the famous lion capital pillar or the Ashoka pillar was erected by King Ashoka originally at Dhamekh Stupa in Sarnath. You also can see Chaukhandi Stupa, Mulagandha Kuti Vihar and Sarnath Ashram here.

Things To Do

  • Visit Monuments
  • Visit Jetvana Monastery
  • Visits to Jantar Mantar, Museum, Bharat Mata Temple etc.
  • Visit Shanti Stupa
  • Evening Arti on Ghats
  • Boating

Itinerary

Day 1
ARRIVE DELHI

Upon arrival at Delhi meeting and assistance followed by transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2
DELHI - LUCKNOW - SHRAVASTI

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to railway station to connect train for Lucknow.
Upon arrival at Lucknow meeting and assistance followed by transfer to Shravasti. On arrival at Shravasti check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3
SHRAVASTI - LUMBINI

After breakfast visit Sahet & Mahet. Later drive to Lumbini enroute visit to Kapilvastu, Kingdom of king Suyodhan, father of prince Siddhartha. On arrival at Lumbini check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4
LUMBINI - KUSHINAGAR

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to visit birth place of Lord Buddha, Ashoka pillar and Maya devi temple. Later drive to Kushinagar. On arrival at Kushinagar check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5
KUSHINAGAR - PATNA

Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to visit Rambhar stupa and Mahaparinirvana temple. Afternoon drive to Patna via Vaishali. On arrival at Patna check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6
PATNA - BODHGAYA

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bodhgaya. On arrival at Bodhgaya check-in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya. The Mahabodhi Temple built on the east of the sacred tree stands majestically 17 feet high on a base 5 feet square, and consists of a soaring pyramidal tower surmounted by a stupa. The Vajrasana or Diamond Throne lying between the Bodhi Tree and the temple marks the actual Spot.
where Buddha sat in meditation and attained supreme knowledge. A gilded Buddha smiles upon the visitors from a niche in the wall of the temple, and his footsteps carved in stone hold flower offerings from the devout. Unbelievable peace pervades the atmosphere giving credence to legend, besides the Mahabodhi temple, we would visit several Buddhist temples built by the followers of Buddhism from all over the world. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 7
BODHGAYA - VARANASI

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Varanasi. On arrival at Varanasi check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8
VARANASI

Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Later an excursion to Sarnath. It enjoys the extraordinary privilege of Lord Buddha delivering his first sermon after attaining enlightenment 2500 years ago. It is about 10 km from Varanasi and holds a number of Buddhist sites that include the famous Dhamekh Stupa, the seat of the holy ‘Buddha’. You can also visit the ruins of Dharmarajika Stupa and Mulagandhakuti Temple, where Lord Buddha is said to have rested and meditated while in Sarnath. The Ashoka Pillar built by the emperor Ashoka is a must see in Sarnath. The Lion Capital on top of this pillar is now the National Emblem of India and stands apart for its excellent artistry and carvings. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 9
VARANASI - DELHI

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi.
Upon arrival at Delhi meeting and assistance followed by transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10
DELHI DEPART

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.

Trip Facts

  • Best time to visit Buddhist Circuit is during the months of January to March and October to December.

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