Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
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Arrival at Varanasi international airport by flight you will be warmly welcome by Varanasi Pick My Journey English speaking tour guide and transferred to Varanasi.Varanasi is the oldest city of the world. Varanasi is more than 3000 years old and is famous as the city of temples.In Varanasi, there are temples at every few paces.The Ganga Ghats (river front) are the most popular pilgrimage spot of Varanasi and are centers of music and learning. Overnight in Varanasi.
Breakfast at Hotel transfer to Bodhgaya.This day you will visit Mahabodhi Temple.Bodh Gaya is a religious site and place of pilgrimage associated with the Mahabodhi temple Complex in Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is famous as it is the place where gautama Buddha is said to have obtained Enlightment under what became known as the Bodhi tree.Overnight in Bodhgaya.
After breakfast at hotel transfer to Bodhgaya.Then you will visit Sujatha temple & Scared Niranjan River.The Excavation Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India undertook excavation at the ancient site of Bakraur(Sujata-Kuti), near Buddhagaya, located on the right bank of the river Niranjana. The site, that is situated just north of the village, is traditionally known by various names like, Sujata Kuti, Sujatagarh and Sujata Quila, named after the maiden Sujata, the daughter of the chief of the village. It was she who offered milk-rice pudding or kheer to the Buddha after he had undergone severe austerities for six years to gain Enlightenment.Overnight in Bodhgaya.
Breakfast at Hotel transfer to Patana for further sightseeing Rajgir Girdkut Hill,World peace Stupa,Ruins of Bhimbisar Jail & Nalanda University.Nalanda University (also known as Nalanda International University) is located in Rajgir, near Nalanda, Bihar, India. The University began its first academic session on September 1, 2014 with 15 students including five women. Initially set up with temporary facilities in Rajgir, a modern campus is expected to be finished by 2020Overnight in Patana
Breakfast at Hotel the tour will continue to Kushinagar Sightseeing Kushinagar temple & Rambhar Stupa.The present Kushinagar is identified with Kushawati ( in pre- Buddha period ) and Kushinara (in Buddha period). Kushinara was the capital of Mallas which was one of the sixteen mahajanpads of the 6th Century B.C. According to the Valmiki's Ramayana, the Mallas was earlier part of Kosala Janpad.Overnight in Kushinagar.
Breakfast at Hotel you will visit Lumbini.Enroot visit Kushinagar temple & Birth Place of Lord Buddha.Lumbinī is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in theRupandehi District of Nepal. It is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE.Gautama, who achieved Enlightment some time around 528 BCE, became the Buddha and founded Buddhism. Lumbini is one of many magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha.Overnight in Sravasti.
Breakfast at hotel transfer to Varanasi.This day you will visit Sravasti,Sravasti,Jetwana,Anand bodhi Tree,Angulimal Caves.The Bodhi tree at the Mahabodhi Temple is called the Sri MahaBodhi. Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment (bodhi) while meditating underneath a Ficus religiosa. According to Buddhist texts the Buddha, meditated without moving from his seat for seven days under this tree.Overnight in Sravasti.
Breakfast at hotel There is a free time to relax or further explore Varanasi. The tour ends after your transfer to Varanasi Airport for departure. End the services of Pick My Journey.
- 7 Night stay on sharing basis at 3* Type hotels listed in itinerary/similar
- Meals as indicated above in the program. (B denotes - Breakfast, L – Lunch & D - Dinner)
- Private A/C Vehicle with driver for all transfers, visits & intercity drives as per program.
- Services of English Speaking Guides at Varanasi/Bodhgaya only (10 Pax & above accompanying Guide provided)
- Airport taxes
- Entry fees at places of visits, Camera fees,
- Mineral Water/Drinks, Tips to driver/ guides/porters/restaurant boys etc
- Personal expenses OR any item not specified above as included
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