Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour 7 Nights 8 Days

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour 7 Nights 8 Days

Hotel stay Stating from @2500

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BUDDHIST PILGRIMAGE TOUR 7 NIGHT/ 8 DAYS

Day 1: DELHI – GAYA FLIGHT

On arrival at Gaya airport, you will be received by a Punpun Trails representative and transferred to your hotel. Bodhgaya is the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment and the spiritual home of Buddhists.

In the evening, visit The Mahabohi temple, also called the "Great Awakening Temple, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bodhi tree: The tree is considered holy since Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under it. Dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Bodh Gaya

Post breakfast; visit Sujata Village (Senani Village). The next Buddhist site marks the location where the young maiden, Sujata, offered the rice milk bowl and ended Sakyamuni’s hard asceticism. This incident also inspired him to walk on a middle Path’ in every aspect of life. Such is the glory of Sujata Village. Here, the exact site where he received the offering is marked by the Sujata Temple.

Later, proceed to visit International monasteries like Sri Lanka, Burmese, Thai, Japan, etc., and the 80th-foot statue.

After lunch, proceed to visit Dungeshwari Cave Temples, also known as Mahakala Caves. It is believed that Lord Buddha meditated in the three caves here before continuing his journey to Bodhgaya. The caves here also feature Buddhist shrines, which are called Sujata Sthan by the natives.

In the evening, attend to Bodhi Pooja at the scared Bodhi Tree. Dinner and Overnight stay at Bodh Gaya.

Day 3: Bodh Gaya – Rajgir – Nalanda - Vaishali ( 65 Kms + 15 Kms + 122 Kms / 6 Hours )

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Vaishali; en route, visit Rajgir (65 km/approximately 2 Hours). Rajgir is a site of great sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Rajgir is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site since the Buddha spent 12 years here, and the first Buddhist council after the Buddha was hosted here at the Saptaparni caves.

Visit Vulture Hill ( Gijjakuta ) ,World peace Stupa , Velumanaramya ( Bamboo Garden)

Lunch at Rajgir Later, proceed to Nalanda, 15 km away (approximately 30 minutes), one of the oldest Universities in the World and the International Centre for Buddhist Studies. Nalanda Museum (closed on Friday) Later, Drive to Vaishali (122 km, approx. 3:30 hours). Dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Vaishali – Kushinagar ( 215 Kms / 05 Hours Drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, Visit Vaishali, the place where Buddha announced the approaching of his Mahaparinirvana. Visit the Ananda Stupa (Ashoka Pillar) and the famous Relic Stupa. Drive to Kushinagar (approx. 200 km, 6 hours) (the place where Lord Buddha left the world behind him after offering an invaluable contribution to humanity, the great religion known as Buddhism). On arrival in Kushinagar, transfer to the hotel. Lunch at Kushinagar Later, visit Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breath) and Rambhar Stupa (the creation site of Lord Buddha). Dinner and Overnight stay at the Kushinagar hotel.

Day 5: Kushinagar- Lumbini (180 Kms / 05 Hours Drive)

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

Stop at the India/Nepal border for visa and immigration formalities (ensuring a double or multiple entry visas for India). On arrival, check into the hotel. Lunch at Lumbini Later, visit the birthplace of Buddha, Maya Devi Temple. This place is blessed for its serenity and natural beauty, purely coinciding with the perception of a place where the legend was born. Dinner and Overnight stay at Lumbini

Day 6: Lumbini – Kapilvastu- Saravasti ( 170 Kms / 4.30 Hours Drive)

After breakfast at hotel drive to Saravasti en-route visiting Kapilavastu - the childhood home of Gautam Buddha. Later proceed to Sravasti (Sahet-Mahet) capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala where the Buddha preached most of his sermons. Here he is said to have performed many miracles, and levitated. During the monsoon, he used to stay at the Jetavana monastery on the outskirts of this town. Lunch at Hotel .

Visit Jetavana (one of the most famous of the Buddhist monasteries) and Ananda Bodhi Tree also known as peepal tree. These holy sites mark the 24 rainy seasons spent by Lord Buddha.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Sarvasti.

Day 7: Saravasti - Varanasi - ( 340 Kms / Approx 8 Hours )

After breakfast at hotel drive to Varanasi one of the oldest living cities of the world. Upon arrival Check In Hotel. Rest of the day is free. Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 8: Varanasi – Sarnath - Delhi by Flight

Early morning enjoy boat ride to watch the sunrise over the Ganges when hundred of people are worshiping & taking bath. Later return back to hotel.

breakfast at hotel . Proceed to Sarnath - Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha had preached His first sermon to His five disciples after attaining enlightenment. Visit to Dhamekh Stupa - one of the most visited and most revered Buddhist Shrines in the world. Also visit Sarnath Museum ( Closed on Friday ).Ashokan Pillar and Mulgandha Kuti Vihar.

In time transfer to Airport for onward journey.