09 nights / 10 days
Delhi - Patna - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kathmandu - Delhi
Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour or Buddhist Temple Tour is a superb trip of great moral importance. Book 9 nights 10 days Buddhist temple tour packages and experience tranquility, peace and Buddhist teachings. Our Buddhist pilgrimage tour packages include various Buddhist sites like Bodhgaya, Varanasi, Sarnath, Kushinagar, Lumbini and Kathmandu. Lumbini the birthplace of Lord Buddha visited by king Ashoka in 250 BC and he erected a monolithic pillar, 36 feet in height to mark the birthplace of Lord Buddha. In Kushinagar Buddha passed away into Mahaperinirvana. This Buddhist pilgrimage tour journey offers you the opportunity of knowing the life story of Lord Buddha. All these Buddhist sites in India are matchless in their own way. Take up the best package and experience tranquility, peace and Buddhist teachings.
Begin your tour.
Arrive into Delhi
Welcome to Vardhman's 'Buddhist Temple Tour'! On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel.
This morning after a leisurely breakfast we will proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.
Combined city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Transfer to airport to connect flight to Patna.
On arrival in Patna proceed to Bodhgaya, by surface, enroute visiting Nalanda and Rajgir.
Early morning visit temple of Bodhgaya.
Set in silvan solitude on the banks of river Nirnjana, came to this place after a long-hard journey in search of Supreme Knowledge. Here under the Bodhi tree, he attained enlightenment.
Later leave for Varanasi by surface.
Boat Cruise on River Ganges
Early morning boat excursion on the holy river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India.
Half day tour of Sarnath.
Half-day tour of Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, Sarnath was a renewed school of learning from 6th Century B.C. to 12th Century A.D. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist Temple and the Museum.
Leave for Kushinagar by surface after breakfast.
Kushinagar known earlier as Kushinara. It was here that Buddha passed away into Mahaperinirvana. In this place the Mukutbandhana Stupa (Ram Stupa), which was built to hold the Buddha's cremated remains is naturally considered of great sanctity. There is also a large recline stone figure of Lord Buddha.
After an early breakfast proceed to Lumbini the birthplace of Lord Buddha. King Ashoka visited Lumbini in 250 BC and erected a monolithic pillar, 36 feet in height to mark the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Shakyamuni has remnants of an old monastery and an image of Maya Devi (Lord Buddha's mother is preserved here).
Leave for Kathmandu by surface.
Rest of the day at leisure.
After breakfast proceed for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.
Pashupatinath Temple is situated 5 km east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva, Pathupatinath with two tierd golden roof and silver doors is considered one of the holiest shrines of Hindus.
The stupa of Boudhanath lies 8kms east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal stupa is one of the biggest in the world and the center of Buddhism in the world. It was listed in the UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979.
After lunch we drive to Nagarkot.
Nagarkot is situated at 32 km east of Kathmandu and at an altitude of 2175 m above sea level, Nagarkot is a popular destination for the view of sunrise and sunset and panoramic view of Himalayas including Mount Everest.
Today in-time transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of your tour escorted by Vardhman Vacations.
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