Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days
Destinations Covered : Kolkata - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Varanasi - Kushinagar - Lumbini – Sravasti - Delhi
Embark upon this journey to spiritually enlighten yourself under the guidance of Lord Buddha and visit places like that of Rajgir, Lumbini, Nalanda and Varanasi which were important in his life. Take up this tour to visit all the Buddhists sites important for a devote Buddhist. This guided Footsteps of Buddha Tour will show you glory of the life of Lord Buddha and would help you have memories for life.
Upon your arrival check into the hotel which is pre-booked for you and relax. The evening is at leisure. Stay at the hotel for the night.
After a hearty breakfast, go for a visit to Victoria Memorial, Ramakrishna Math, Kalighat and Mother Teressa Hospice. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, board a flight to Bodh Gaya. Stay at the hotel for the night in Bodh Gaya.
Proceed towards a guided tour to Bodh Gaya and visit the Mahabodhi Temple where you are going to see various sculptures of Lord Buddha. Don’t forget to see the footprints of Buddha in the complex. Also visit the Bodhi Tree, one of the most important location and pilgrimage site. Stay at the hotel for the night.
After breakfast we would visit Nalanda University and then proceed towards a 20km journey to Griddhkta “Hill of Vultures” for a little meditation. Halt and visit the Rajgir. After that we would proceed towards Saptarni Caves which are the source of Rajgir’s hot springs. Return to Bodhgaya and stay there for the night. Dine and relax.
We would now move towards Varanasi and upon arrival check into the hotel and relax for a while. Then we would visit the Sarnath, 10 kms away from Varanasi. Visit the Dhammekh stupa there. Also visit the Dharmarajika Stupa and the Mulagandha Kuti temple. Also visit the Asoka pillar here. Stay at the hotel for the night.
In the morning go on to a cruise to the River Ganges. After that we would go on to drive towards Kushinagar. As you arrive there, check into the hotel pre-booked for you. After that we would visit the sites where Buddha attained Nirvana. Do not forget to visit the stupas and the modern temples. Do not forget to visit the Asoka pillar also. Stay at the hotel for the night.
After breakfast we would drive towards Sravasti, and in the mid journey we would visit the birthplace of Lord Buddha – Lumbini. Also visit the Lumbini Park. We would also visit the Mayadevi temple which is important as it is sacred to the mother of Lord Buddha. In the latter half of the day go and visit the China Temple. Upon arrival at Sravasti, check into the hotel and stay.
After a light breakfast we would visit the sites of Sravasti such as Ananda Bodhi tree and then visit the Jetavana, where Lord Buddha had meditated. By the evening board a flight to Delhi. Stay there for the night.
After the breakfast, move towards the airport and board a flight to your home country. Your Footsteps of Buddha Tour ends here.
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