Buddhist Circuit Tour
Buddhism is one of the major religions in India having millions of people following it. There are parts in the country, popularly known as the Buddhist Circuit which represents a panorama of the entire life of Gautam Buddha. Visiting these places will not only make you able to understand this religion better, but will also introduce you to the colors and traditions of this prosperous religion. Raj Travels India offers a Buddhist Circuit tour which covers all important cities of Buddhism.
Upon arrival to Delhi International Airport, our representative will greet you and will transfer to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Start your day with exploring the best attractions of Delhi including the India Gate, Qutab Minar, Raj Ghat, Lotus Temple, Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Later, return to your hotel for a comfortable night stay.
Check out from your hotel in Delhi and drive for Agra. The 210km distance would be covered in less than 3 hours through Yamuna Expressway. Upon reaching, visit some attractions in Agra including the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Other attractions include the Agra Fort and Baby Taj. From here, you will be taken to the railway station to catch the train for Varanasi. Dinner will be served in the train.
Upon arrival to Varanasi, check into your hotel and rest for some time. Later, drive for Sarnath, a place which holds high value for Buddhism. There are many attractions to visit in the town including Ashoka Pillar, the Choukhandi Stupa, the Mulagandya Kuti Vihar, Museum and Dhamekh Stupa. Return to Varanasi and visit some notable places in the town. Participate in the evening worship at the banks of Holy River Ganga. Overnight stay in your hotel in Varanasi.
Early morning, leave your hotel and reach the Ghats to attend the morning worship. Enjoying a boat ride on the Ganges will be once in a lifetime moment. Later, return to your hotel and enjoy a healthy breakfast. Later drive to reach Bodhgaya, the place where Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment. The Bodhi Tree is located here which is the most important site for Buddhism followers. Overnight stay in your hotel in Bodhgaya.
The day will be spent in exploring the life of Gautam Buddha. First, visit the Mahabodhi Temple dedicated to Buddha. There are many more temples located in vicinity. You may also consider shopping in the local market which offers many souvenirs related to Buddha. Collect a few to keep for your remembrance. Later, return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Check out from your hotel and drive for Rajgir, the place where Gautam Buddha delivered his lessons after getting enlightenment. There are many places located in the town dedicated to Buddha. Next destination is Nalanda, one of the oldest towns in the world. Located here is the Nalanda University, the oldest university in the world. You will also find many learning centers of Buddha in this town. Continue driving to reach Patna and check into your hotel upon arrival.
Early morning, visit a few places in Patna related to Buddhism. Vaishali is a place where Gautam Buddha delivered his last sermon. Next stop is Kushinagar, a place which Buddha chose for his Mahapari Nirvana. The town has many places related to Buddha such as Mathakaur Shrine, Rambhar Stupa, Mahapari Nirvana Temple and Kushinagar Museum. Later, drive to reach Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Buddha. The town is located in Nepa. Due to being the birthplace of Buddha, it has immense religious value for Buddhism followers. Some places worth visiting are Maya Devi Temple, the Japan Peace Stupa and Chinese Temple. Later drive to reach Sravasti and check into your hotel for overnight stay.
Sravasti is the place where Buddha spent a large part of his life and delivered sermons to his followers. Due to this reason, this place is full of sites dedicated to Gautam Buddha. Visit these places before leaving for Lucknow. Overnight stay would be arranged in Lucknow.
On the last day of Buddhist Circuit tour, spend some time exploring the local attractions of Lucknow. Later, reach the airport to catch your flight for Delhi. After arriving at Delhi, you may catch your flight back home or for next journey.