Buddhist Pilgrimage tour I
Duration : 04 Nights / 05 Days
Destination : Bodh Gaya - Kushinagar - Lumbibi - Varanasi
Day 1 : Arrival Gaya
Arrive in Gaya, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel at Bodhgaya. (Approx. 20 minutes drive). Bodhgaya - As the place of the Buddhas Enlightenment, Bodhgaya is the spiritual home of Buddhists. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centers since it was here that Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree . Later proceed for city sightseeing of Bodhgaya covering Mahabodhi Temple, Niranjana River, Sujata Village. Night stay in Bodhgaya.
Day 2 : Bodhgaya - Kushinagar( By road ) Approx.380 KM, 07 hrs.
After breakfast drive to Kushinagar, Kushinagar is place where the Buddha finally attained Mahaparmirvana. Arrive Kushinagar & transfer to hotel. Latter visit, Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breath) , the ruins of the Mukutbandhan Stupa, Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of lord Buddha) and a beautiful statue of the reclining Buddha. Night stay in Kushinagar.
Day 3 : Kushinagar - Lumbini( By road ) Approx.170 KM 04 hrs. drive
After breakfast, proceed to Lumbini. Kindly obtain double entry visa for India & single entry visa for Nepal) . On arrival, check in at hotel. Latter visit - the birth place of the Buddha. It was located in 1890 after being untraced for 1,500 years. Night stay in Lumbini.
Day 4 : Lumbini - Varanasi ( By road ) Approx.320 07 hrs.
After early breakfast drive to Varanasi. On arrival in Varanasi transfer to hotel. Latter visit Sarnath. Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples. The attractions at Sarnath are theBuddha temples, the Dhamekha stupa, Chaukhandi stupa and the archaeological museum. Have some leisure time in Sarnath. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 5 : Varanasi - Departure
Early morning, we will be taken for a boat ride on the Ganges. It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges. Experience the different ghats of varanasi. Each ghats has his own history and Hinduism value. Come back to hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast drive to Airport to board the flight or train for your onwards journeys.