India is the place of Buddhism. Book 9 Days Spiritual Buddhist Tour on Footsteps of Lord Buddha. This religion was originated centuries by the lord BUDDHA. Running on the path of BUDDHA many temples, Stupas, monasteries, and viharas can be seen here. If you follow the teachings and principles of Buddha, then this tour is worthwhile for you. This pilgrimage tour especially customized tour for Buddhist pilgrimages who inclined towards Buddhism spirituality. It will take you to all spiritual sites related to Gautam Buddha-like Lumbini, Bodh Gaya- his enlightenment place, Sarnath and Kushinagar. For more information about Buddha tourism, go with Yesme Tours and Travels for the best Buddhist pilgrimage tour packages. Read more about the detailed itinerary mentioned below.
Day 01: Arrive Kolkata
Get welcome on arrival by Yesme Tours & Travels representative at Kolkata Airport. After meet & assist services at the airport, transfer to the already booked Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kolkata.
Day 02: Overnight drive-by Coach For Bodhgaya
Arrive Bodhgaya in the morning and check-in to hotel. After breakfast full day tour at Bodhgaya. Proceed to visit Mahabodhi Temple, Sujata Village, Niranjana river, 80 feet high Lord Buddha Statue & Various international monasteries. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Bodhgaya to Rajgir & Nalanda
After taking overnight stay in Bodhgaya. Get a delicious breakfast at the hotel and start the tour to Rajgir. Explore here one of the oldest Universities of the World & International Centre for Buddhist Studies Rajgir (70 Kms). visit Gridhkutta (Vulture‘s peak), World Peace Stupa, Venuvanaram & Bimbisar Prison. Get lunch at the hotel in Rajgir. After lunch drive to Nalanda (15 km) to visit the ruins of world ancient University. After the visit drive continues to Bodhgaya. On arrival check-in at hotel for Dinner & overnight stay.
Day 04: Bodhgaya to Kushinagar
Early Morning starts a trip to Kushinagar. The Place where Buddha entered perfect tranquility – the state of Mahaparinirvana. Lunch on way at a local restaurant or Packed (09 hrs drive). Enroute visit Vaishali continues to drive toward Kushinagar On arrival transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Kushinagar to Lumbini
Breakfast at hotel then leave from hotel to visit Mahaparinirvana temple &Rambhar stupa, the huge statue of the Reclining Buddha, Mukutbandhana After early lunch at hotel or packed drive to Lumbini (180 km / approx 6 hrs drive), Arrival Lumbini & transfer to hotel Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06: Lumbini to Sravasti
After breakfast visits the Birthplace of Lord Buddha. Shakyamuni Buddha was born in Lumbini, in southern Nepal, two thousand five hundred years ago. Since his time, Nepal has been a sacred ground for Buddhists as the birthplace of Buddha. After an early Lunch drive Sravasti (190 km, 05 hrs drive) Arrive & transfer to hotel, dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: Sravasti – Varanasi
After Breakfast at the hotel, visit Jetvanaram, Angulimal Caves and Anathapindika House. After the visit, back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch, drive to Varanasi (08/09 hrs drive) Arrive & transfer to the hotel. Dinner &overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08: Varanasi – Bodhgaya
Early morning boat ride on Holy River the Ganges, Back to Hotel for breakfast. After then excursion of Sarnath, Visit Dhamekha stupa, Deer Park & museum(Closed on Friday). Back to the hotel for lunch. After then drive to Bodhgaya. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09: Bodhgaya – Kolkata + Departure
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel in Bodhgaya and a trip to Kolkata. Lunch will be served enrooted at a restaurant. On arrival, Kolkata, proceed for Dinner at a local restaurant and transfer to airport to catch the flight for onwards destination along with Sweet Memories.
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