Buddhism is one of the vey old religion in India and perhaps the only religion which crossed India border for the very first time. With Buddhist tours you will be exploring all the great sites in India which are very significant to monks and people going on pilgrimage tours.
There are four most important sites which are also popular not only in India but also in the world, these sites are Bodh Gaya, Lumbini, Khushinagar and Rajgir.
Your Buddhist tour will start from Bodh Gaya, one of the four main important sites. The significant of this site can be stated in few words as – It is the holy place where Buddha meditated under a Bodhi tree and achieved the state of Nirvana for the very first time. After becoming the enlightened one Buddha had many followers, he started with only few of his followers. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana, there are many great sites for you to visit in Bodh Gaya these includes Bodh Tree, The Maha Bodhi Temple also visit many of the monasteries and stupas built by devotees from other countries.
After Bodh Gaya of Bihar state of India, your next tourist destination of your Buddhist tours is the holy city Varanasi. After arrvi9ing in Varanasi rest for the night at your booked hotel, later in the morning drive to Khushinagar located around six and half hour’s drive from Varanasi. Before proceeding to Khushinagar you can also take a look around at Sarnath in Varanasi, it is also a famous Buddhist pilgrimage destination. At Khushinagar, the famous lying statue of Buddha can found which signifies the fact that Buddha attained the state of Mahaparinirvana after his death here. Night stay will be at Khushinagar hotel, later in the morning proceed for your final tour destination Lumbini. It is the birthplace of Buddha, when Buddha was born Lumbini was part of India, it is now part of Nepal, many people have dilemma over the country where Buddha was born, from the above information it is clean that he was born in India. In Lumbini, you will also find the Maya Devi temple, a temple devoted to the mother of Buddha. Other sites to visit while in Lumbini are The Ashoka Pillar – built by the famous emperor Ashoka during his pilgrimage tour, there are also many monasteries and Stupas built by various devotees from countries like China, Bhutan, Japan etc.
With many cities to visit during your Buddhist tours , all the facilities like hotel stay, vehicle for driving purpose and tour guide will be provided to you by your hired tour and travel company, charges such as toll tax and fuel costing will also be inclusive to your tour package, so that you can have a wonderful time expiring all these holy sites with having to worry about anything. After your tour ends at Lumbini, you will be transferred back to Delhi, where you will be dropped off at Delhi’s airport or your preferred hotel, where we will say our goodbyes and you many carry onwards with your journey with lots of happy memories of your tour.
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Rahul Patel organizes varous Buddhist tours in India on the behalf of Jatak travel, which is one of the leading tour and travel company.