The Path to Enlightenment Begins With Buddha

The Path to Enlightenment Begins With Buddha

Destination : Bodhgaya - New Delhi - Rajgir

Category: Buddhist Holiday Packages

Duration : 07 nights / 08 days

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Day 01: New Delhi

New Delhi is the international airport connected with major cities of the country and the world.

On arrival our representative will meet and assist you at the airport. Transfer and check into the hotel. After lunch half day sightseeing of places – Red Fort (closed on Monday), Jama Mosque, Qutab Minar, Humayan’s Tomb, Rajghat (stands as a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi)Etc. Overnight stay at New Delhi .

 

Day 02: Delhi – Lucknow By flight/Shatabdi Express

Proceed to Sravasti – by road –Journey and overnight stay at Sravasti

Sravasti: The nearest airport is in Lucknow and the railhead is in Balrampur.

 

Day 03: Sravasti – Lumbini (in Nepal) by road

After breakfast at the hotel, visit Sravasti, the capital of the Ancient Kingdom of Kosola. It was in the Jetvana Garden of this prosperous city that Buddha spent 24 rainy seasons. Here also visit Sri Lanka temple, the Chinese temple, the Thai temple, the Tibetan Buddhist monastery and the Korean temple. After lunch Proceed for Lumbini and overnight stay at Lumbini.

Lumbini: The nearest airport is in Bhairawah, Nepal, and Varanasi. The nearest railhead is in Gorakhpur (via Sonauli). Buses ply upto the Indian side of the

international border, from where the passengers have to take another bus after crossing the border.

 

Day 04: Lumbini – Kushinagar by road

After breakfast at the hotel visit Lumbini Grove, the sacred site of Lord Buddha’s birth place and also one of the holiest spots for Buddhists. Some of the major monasteries are Japanese and Chinese Buddhist Monasteries, the Nepal Mahayana Temple and the Mayanmar Golden Temple etc. After lunch proceed to Kushinagar – By road , Overnight stay at Kushinagar.

 

Kushinagar: The nearest airport is in Varanasi and the Railhead is in Gorakhpur . The place is well connected by Road via Gorakhpur with major towns in India.

 

Day 05: Kushiniagar – Sarnath by road

After breakfast at the hotel visit Kushinagar, where Lord Buddha Attained Mahaparinirvana in his eightieth year. Mahaparinirvana Temple where you can find the reclining statue of Lord Buddha is 6.10 m long ,represents the dying Buddha, and is carved out of single standstone. Besides, Nirvana Chaitya excavated in 1876

 Ramabhar Stupa – the cremation place of Buddha, Matha Kuar Shrine – black statue of Buddha carved Out of one block etc could also be visited. After lunch proceed to Saranath By road Overnight Stay at Saranath.

Sarnath: The nearest airport and the railhead is in Varanasi (10 kms.)

which is also well connected by road with major cities of India.

 

Day 06: Saranath – Bodhgaya by road

After breakfast at the hotel visit Saranath where Lord Buddha Preached first sermon to his five disciples called the Dharmachakra Pravartana or “Turning of the Wheel of Law”. Also Visit of Chaukhandi and Dhamek Stupas, the Ashokan Pillar etc.

After Lunch proceed to Bodhgaya and in the evening visit Mahabodhi Temple and overnight stay at Bodhgaya.

Bodhgaya: The nearest airport and the railhead is in Gaya (15 kms.)

Bodhgaya is also well connected to all the major cities in the country

Road.

 

Day 07: Bodhgaya- and Excursion to (Rajgir – Nalanda) and back to Bodhgaya.

After early breakfast, proceed for excursion to Rajgir, where many sites of historical and archaeological significance surround the holy city. Here the Gridhakuta Hill was the seat from where Buddha delivered many of his sermons. Japanese

Have built at Vishwa Shanti Stupa on the Gridhakuta Hill where an aerial ropeway takes the visitors up the hill. Nalanda - The Buddhist University of Nalanda, once the most

Prestigious centre of learning of Asia, established in the 5th Century BC and remained a centre for learning till the 12th century. Return to Bodhgaya and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 08: Departure

Morning transfer to Bodhgaya airport to board the flight for onwards journey. 

Places Covered: New Delhi-Lucknow-Sravasti-Lumbani- (Nepal) Kushinagar-Saranath-Bodhgaya-Rajgir-Nalanda-Bodhgaya

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The Path to Enlightenment Begins With Buddha