India is popular worldwide for its architecture, culture, history and religion, thus making the marvellous land wealthy in heritage. It is the only land where distinct legends, warriors and great personalities took birth giving a unique feature to India's religious culture. India is the only country that has more then ten religion thrives in perfect harmony.
Among numerous religions, Buddhism is one such religion which originated in the fortunate and sacred land of India by Lord Gautam Buddha and is practiced in whole Asia. India has remained an important part in the life of Lord attracting pilgrims from all across the world who are enamoured by His Life and teaching. The popular Buddhist Tours will take you destinations of Buddha birth, lived, attained enlightenment, and died. Apart from the birth place of Lord Buddha i.e. Lumbini which is now situated in Nepal, all other Holy destination of Buddhists are situated in India like Bodhgaya, where he attained enlightenment. Situated in north east state of Arunachal Pradesh is Tawang monastery having superb collection of ancient scriptures, images, thangkas and an 8 m high gilded image of Lord Buddha. More than 500 monks lives here and practice Buddhism.
Another popular Buddhist Destination in India is Sarnath, situated near holy city Varanasi is also quite popular for the first sermons Gautam Buddha gave to his disciples. You can further visit to Kushinagar, which is last place where Buddha stayed and later entered mahaparnirvana. It is also one of the beautiful Holy destinations in India where magnificent golden statue of sleeping Lord Buddha is present. Moving towards south you will come across world famous Stupa of Sanchi, a lovely epitome of the early Buddhist stupa architecture. Here you can also witness monolithic Ashokan pillar, temples, monasteries and sculptural wealth, thus popular as UNESCO World heritage Site.
With Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours in India you can go deep inside the sects, rituals and customs followed by the Buddhism followers in earlier times. You can move to the world famous Ajanta & Ellora caves where you get to watch great paintings and art about Buddhism. The 29 caves of Ajanta are carved on the sides of hills and show finest specimens of cave temple architecture. The wall highlights the rich tales of several incarnations of the Buddha. Likewise the 34 caves of Ellora are adorned and dedicated to Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. Buddhist Tours in short will take you close to Lord Buddha.