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Buddhist Circuit, Nepal and India - 11 days

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Buddhist circuit, Nepal and Inida trip is designed for Buddhist devotees and all interested travelers covering  the important paths of Buddha including all major holy and historical sites; Lumbini in Nepal where he was born,  lived  as a prince, Bodhgaya where he did meditation and got enlightened, Sarnath where he turned the wheel of Dharma first time and Kushinagar where he embarked into Nirvana.  You are free to participate or not in prayers, rituals and meditation. 

Buddhist Holy Sites in Nepal and India:

Lumbini, Nepal;  place of birth – sanctum of the birthplace where the marker stone is preserved in Maya Devi Temple, Puskarini holy pond, The Ashoka Pillar, 25 Buddhist monasteries and monuments from around different countries in the world. 

Bodhgaya, India;  place of enlightenment -  other attractions; Mahabodhi Temple, Mahabodhi Tree, Chinese Temple Monastery and other monasteries from countries like; Japan,Thailand, Butan and so on plus Ratnanagar, Animeshlochan Stupa.

Sarnath;  teaching of Buddhism – Dhamekh Stupa, Sarnath Buddhist Museum, Ashoka Pillar, Choukhahndi Stupa and Mulagandha Kuti Bihar.

Kushinagar, place of Mahanirvana -  Mahaparinirvana Temple, Nirvana Chaitya, Ramabhar Chaitya, Mathakuar Shrine, Meditation Park, Kushinagar Museum and temples built different Buddhist countries.

Trip Highlights

Trip Type: Tour
Grade: Easy
Season: All season
Elevation: N.A
Group Size: 2pax to 16pax
Trip Departure Date: Date of your choice
Confirmed Group Member/s Min. 2pax
Price: Reasonable, Contact us
Best Months: 12 months

Day
1)  - 2)  Lumbini Sacred Garden, Nepal tour:  visiting Maya Devi Temple, Puskarini holy pond, Ashoka Pillar, Niglihawa, Gotihawa, Devdaha etc.
  
03)  Nepal, Lumbini to India, Sravasti   :-  Arrival assistance from Indian border and transfer to the Sravasti. Check into the hotel.  Evening  free.

4) Sravasti/Kushinagar :- Morning visit Jeetvana Park and other ruins. Then proceed to Kushinagar. On arrival check into the hotel. Evening free.

5) Kushinagar/Patna:- The Place where Buddha passed into Parinirvana. Visit Ramabha stupa, Mahaparinirvana  temple where the body of the Lord was cremated. Then drive to Patna.  On the way visit to Vaishali possibly lunch there and continue to Patna.  
Overnight at the  hotel. 

6) Patna/Nalanda/Rajgir :- Proceed to Rajgir, enroute visit  ruins of Nalanda University. On arrival check into the hotel. Evening free.

7) Rajgir /Bodhgaya :- In the morning visit Vulture’s peak and Japanese Peace Pagoda. There after visit Hot Spring, King Bimbisara Jail and the Cave. After lunch leave for Bodhgaya. Stay overnight at Bodhgaya.

8) Bodhgaya :- Morning visit Mahabodhi Temple and all different kind of Buddhist temples, the place where Lord Buddha had his six years meditation and where lady called Sujata offered a bowl of milk to Lord Buddha after his six years meditations. 

9) Bodhgaya/Varanasi :- After breakfast depart to Varanasi and on arrival check into the hotel. Evening free.

10) Varanasi :- In the morning visit River Ganges to witness the Bathing Ghats & Cremation Site by riding on boat. After breakfast a day excursion to Sarnath to observe Dharmekha Stupa, Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies Sarnath Museum and Deer Park. 

11)  Varanasi/Delhi :- Depart Varanasi either by train or by flight towards the onward destinations like; Kathmandu or Delhi.

  • Transportation - All airport/hotel and overland transfers, sight-seeing tours by private
    coach. 
  •  Nepal domestic flights.
  •  Hotels -    Bed & breakfast basis
  •  Tour & Sight-seeing -  All monastery and heritage site entry fees and  tour  guide.
  •  Agency's service charge.

  • Visa Fee, Flights,
  • Your medical and rescue insurance,
  • Tips,
  • Other expenses of your personal nature and
  • Any other not stated as inclusive