The Buddhist tour package includes visit to one of the oldest cities in the world – Varanasi. Varanasi is considered pious in Hindu religion and is mentioned by many famous scholars in their work. The tour package also covers many prominent destinations in Buddhist culture. Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha is also covered in our Buddhist Tour package. For booking related information contact The Land of Buddha now.
Tour Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destinations covered: Sravasti – Lumbini – Kushinagar – Vaishali – Patna – Ragir – Nalanda – Bodhgaya
Day 1: Arrival Varanasi
On arrival at Varanasi our representative will escort and assist you with hotel check-in procedure. Varanasi is a holy city and commonly known as Banaras. The city is erected on the banks of river Ganga in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi is believed to be one of the oldest city of the world and possibly the oldest city in India. After dinner at the hotel, night spent in Varanasi.
Day 2: Varanasi – Sravasti (300 Km, 7 hours’ drive)
Early in the morning we leave for a tranquilizing boat ride in the holy river Ganga. During the dawn of the day, river Ganga appears as serene and calm. The picture of bright sun rising above the water is mesmerising. During Sunrise many pilgrims can be seen offering prayers to holy river Ganga. After boat ride, head back to the hotel for a healthy and tasty breakfast. Visit to Sarnath is planned for the day. Sarnath is a deer park where Lord Buddha first taught Dharma. Later in the afternoon drive to Sravasti. On arrival check in hotel and after dinner, night spent in Sravasti.
Day 3: Sravasti – Lumbini (225 Kms, 6 hours’ drive)
Early in the morning after breakfast, we leave for Sravasti. Sravasti is the place where Lord Buddha performed most of his sermons. Sravasti is said to be founded by legendary king Sravast. The place is devoted to Lord Buddha and it is believed that Lord Buddha performed many miracles at Sravasti. After Sravasti we also visit Sahet Mahet and Angulimal cave. Later in the afternoon drive to Lumbini. On arrival, check-in hotel. Night spent in Lumbini.
Day 4: Lumbini – Kushinagar (182 Kms, 5 hours’ drive)
Early in the morning after breakfast at the hotel, leave for Lumbini. Lumbini features a number of temples. Lumbini is the place where Rani Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautam. The most prominent temples in Lumbini include Mayadevi Temple and Ashoka Pillar. Later in the afternoon drive to Kushinagar. Kushinagar is final resting place of Lord Buddha where he attained Mahaparinirvana in 483 BC. On arrival check in hotel and after resting a while, continue visiting prominent destinations in Kushinagar. This includes visit to Mahaparinirvana Stupa where Lord Buddha attained salvation. After dinner at hotel, night spent in Kushinagar.
Day 5: Lumbini – Kapilavastu- Sravasti/ Balrampur (225 Kms, 6 hours’ drive)
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Patna and en-route visit to Vaishali. Vaishali was visited by Lord Buddha in his fifth year of enlightenment. Lord Buddha spent the rainy season here. Vaishali is the place where Lord Buddha declared his parinirvana. We will also visit Ananda Stupa, Ashoka Pillar and continue our drive to Patna. On arrival, check-in hotel. After dinner, night spent in Patna.
Day 6: Patna – Rajgir/ Nalanda – Bodhgaya (182 Km/ 6 hours)
Early in the morning after breakfast at the hotel we will drive to Bodhgaya, en-route visit to Rajgir and Nalanda. Rajgir was the former capital of Magadha kingdom and evolved as Maurayan Empire. Also visit Griddhkuta which means ‘Hill of Vultures’. Later visit Nalanda, which is the ruin of the oldest university in the world. On arrival at Bodhgaya, check in hotel. After dinner at the hotel, night spent in Bodhgaya.
Day 7: Bodhgaya
in the morning after breakfast at the hotel we will start our Bodhgaya tour. Bodhgaya is considered as one of the four most holy sites in Buddhism. Bodhgaya is the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. It is believed that Lord Buddha penanced here under the Bodhi tree. In the course of the day we visit Mahabodhi Temple, Sujata village and many monasteries. Night spent in Bodhgaya.
Day 8: Bodhgaya – Gaya – onward destinations
in the morning after breakfast we drive to International airport to board flight back home or further destinations.