Dig Deep into the Buddhist History and Get Familiar with the Teachings of Buddha
Gautama Buddha, regarded by his followers as an enlightened teacher, spent a considerable part of his life in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent. His teachings and insights are followed throughout the world. And the birthday of Buddha is celebrated as the Buddha Purnima in Nepal, Bangladesh and India. Buddha travelled to the present day states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Nepal to spread his message which focused on putting an end to the suffering and pains of life. According to Buddha, the suffering of life can be ended by following the Noble Eightfold Path - right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration.
During the Enlightening Buddha tour, you will visit all those places where Buddha spent his life and become familiar with what Buddha taught. If you are looking to dig deep into the history of Buddhism, this tour is made for you. After your arrival in Delhi and sightseeing tour of the city, you will see the numerous famous Hindu temples of Varanasi, located on the banks of the Ganges. Then, you will head straight to Sarnath, the place where Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon in 590 BC. Your next stop is Bodh Gaya where Gautama gained enlightenment to become known as 'Buddha', meaning the 'enlightened one'.
Later, drive to the cities of Rajgir and Nalanda where you will uncover plenty of history about the Magadha Empire and multiple facts about Buddha. Next, you will visit Vaishali where Buddha gave his last sermon before reaching Kushinagar which is where Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana. From Kushinagar, you will drive to Lumbini (situated in Nepal), the birthplace of Buddha. Also visit Sravasti which is yet another Buddhist pilgrimage destination. Finally, get back to Delhi via Lucknow to catch your flight back home.
Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Day 02 Delhi- Varanasi (By Overnight Train)
Day 03 Arrive Varanasi
Day 04 Varanasi – Sarnath - Varanasi
Day 05 Varanasi - Bodhgaya
Day 06 Bodhgaya
Day 07 Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda – Patna
Day 08 Patna - Vaishali – Kushinagar
Day 09 Kushinagar - Lumbini– Sravasti
Day 10 Sravasti – Lucknow – Delhi
Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance
08 nights in handpicked hotels, 01 night aboard air conditioned sleeper train.
All ground transport for sightseeing trips
Guides / Escorts
Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours
Boat ride, Evening arti
Govt of India taxes and Company service charges
What’s not included
International or domestic flights are not included
Please carry a valid travel insurance
Visa fee and charges
Monument and museum tickets
Meals not specified
Any kind of personal expenses / bills
Stay in standard 3 star city hotels for 09 nights with en suite facilities. One night in an air conditioned train from Delhi to Varanasi will be in a 2 tier class. It is to be noted that the standard of Indian trains is not in line with European trains.
The cost for a single room for this Buddhist tour package of India can be obtained from our office and the same will depend on the period of your travel.Remark : There are hotels of higher style and standard available at additional cost.
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