Bodhi Pilgrimage Tour

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Overview

Buddhism is a divine practice that mainly emphases on personal development as well as spiritual progress and achievement of Nirvana state that offers deep insight into the true nature of life. It’s about spreading goodness, teaching beliefs, based on the lessons left by Gautama Buddha. There are more than 376 million Buddhist admirers and devotees all around the world. If you wish to know about this tradition and want to some peaceful time then you must visit Buddhist sites in South East Asia and Eastern Asia. If you have little less time to explore then you should visit main four pilgrimage Buddhist sites that are most sacred and have vital significance in Buddhism tradition. Bodhgaya, Lumbini, Rajgir and Kushinagar are four main pilgrimage sites among all.

 

Tour Plan

Arrive Kolkata. Meeting & Greetings at the Airport. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Kolkata.

Morning sight-seeing tour of Kolkata visiting the Victoria Memorial, Birla Planetarium, Fort William. Later transfer to Railway Station to connect Train Jan Shatabadi Exp. departure and arrival Patna. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Patna.

Morning drive to Kushinagar en-route visit Vaishali. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Kushinagar.

Morning sightseeing of Kushinagar visiting various stupas and Mahaparinirvana temple – which houses the recumbent figure of Lord Buddha. Later drive to Lumbini. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Lumbini.

Morning sightseeing of Lumbini where Lord was born. Emperor Ashoka, in the twenty first year first year after his coronation, visited this Birthplace and raised a pillar on the spot. Later drive to Sravasti.

Morning drive to Varanasi. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Varanasi.

Early Morning boats ride on River Ganges to visit Bathing Ghats, return to hotel for breakfast. City tours of Varanasi visiting various temples and noted Banaras Hindu University. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath. It was here that the Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon and set in motion the wheel of law of Buddhist faith. Overnight in Varanasi

Morning drive to Bodhgaya. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Bodhgaya.

After breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple – depicting the various phases of Buddha’s journey towards enlightenment, showing different aspects of his life; Bodhgaya Archaeological Museum – houses a small collection of Buddhist sculpture from the 1st century B.C, to the 11th century A.D; Jagannath Temple close by has a four armed statue of Shiva in black stone. Overnight in Bodhgaya.

Morning excursion to Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda-a great center of Buddhist learning and one of the most famed university citadels of ancient times. From the out skirts of Rajgir, a historic road leads to Gridha – Kuta or vultures peak where the Buddha preached, here the first Buddhist Council was held after the Lord’s Mahaparinirvana and return back to Gaya Railway Station to connect TrainCal Rajdhani Exp. Overnight on Board.

Arrive Delhi.  On arrival transfer to Hotel. Later sightseeing of Delhi visiting of Old Delhi visiting Jama Masjid – the largest mosque of Emperor Shahjahan, Red Fort, Raj Ghat- cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Afternoon Sightseeing of New Delhi & Drive past the President’s House & Parliament House, Humayun’s Tomb (a memorial of the Mughals, its design is inspired by the Taj Mahal), Qutab Minar. Overnight in Delhi.

Full day free for own activities. Evening transfer to Railway Station to connect Train  Jhelum Exp. Overnight on board.


Arrive Dharamshala. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Later sightseeing of Dharamshala visiting Dal Lake, Bhagsu Nath Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, and Dalai Lama Palace etc. Overnight in Dharamshala.

Full day free for attending the religious functions inside the temple. Evening transfer to Chakki Bank Railway Station to connect Train (#12426) Jammu Rajdhani Exp. departure at 21:30 hrs. Overnight on Board.

Arrive Delhi. On arrival transfer to Hotel. On arrival Delhi transfer to International Airport to connect flight for onward destination.

 

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