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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Package Duration
11 Days / 10 Nights
Destination Covered
New Delhi - Lucknow - Sravasti - Kushinagar - Patna - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi

  • Day 1 : Flight to India (New Delhi)

    Description :

    You arrive in Delhi by international flight. After a traditional 'Swagat' (welcome) our representatives would assist to our hotel for check in and overnight stay.

    Day 2 : New Delhi - Lucknow (by train)

    Description :

    This morning city tour of old and New Delhi. In the afternoon we will drive to the railway station for the train to Lucknow. Overnight in Train.

    Day 3 : Lucknow - Sravasti (about 170 km)

    Description :

    Upon arrival in Lucknow, we will drive further to Sravasti. Sravasti (ancient Savatthi) was the capital of Kosala Mahajanapada and was the biggest town in the Gangetic plains during the Buddha's lifetime. Sravasti was host to the Master for 25 year during the annual vassavasa (rain retreat) when the Sangha congregated at one place. Sravasti is situated in Gonda district in eastern Uttar Pradesh called Sahet-Mahet. In Sravasti we visit the famous monastery where Lord Buddha spent 24 rainy seasons preaching.

    Day 4 : Sravasti - Kushinagar (about 380 km)

    • Kushinagar Museum

    Description :

    Today in the morning drive from Sravasti to Kushinagar. Kushinagar is the place that the Buddha chose for his Mahaparinirvana, or final exit from this earth. Kushinagar or Kushinara as it was then known was the capital of the Malla Republic, one of the republican states of northern India during the 6th and 5th centuries BC. There are several new monasteries and temples. Today we visit the Rambhar Stupa that marks Buddha's cremation ground. Mahakashyapa lit the funeral prayer at Mukutabandha Vihara (Rambhar Stupa) in Kushinagar. Today not much remains of this stupa except a large brick mount rising to a height of almost 15 metres set within a well-kept park. We also visit the large Burmese Chandramani Bhikshu Bharamasala. This is the oldest monastery in Kushinagar. We will also visit the Kushinagar Museum.

    Day 5 : Kushinagar - Patna (about 253 km)

    Description :

    In the morning after having breakfast we drive further to Patna. Patna, the was thriving township ancient Indian town of Pataliputra was thriving townshipduring the Buddha's lifetime. Patna, the state capital of Bihar is situated on the banks of the Ganga. It is the major Entry point for pilgrims who wish to travel in the footsteps of the Buddha. Today we will drive to Kumrahar to see the ruins of Pataliputra which is about 6 km from Gandhi Maidan. The remains of a massive assembly hall with bases of 80 pillars have been excavated at the site, of which only one pillar remains intact.

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Contact Detail

Saarcline India Travels & Tours

Contact Person :-

Mr. Bhavesh Singh / Mr. Ram Kishore

Address :- C-133/B, Sec-A, Nr Mahanagar Civil Hospital, Mandir Mg, Mahanagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India - 226006


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