9 days 8 night
Buddhism emphasizes the idea that each person is in charge of determining their level of happiness in life. One of the world’s oldest religions is Buddhism. It is one of the world’s major religions, rooted in northeastern India and spread across the globe. This Buddhist pilgrimage tour package in India is one of the most sensational and remarkable experiences one can have during their trip. Covering cities like Delhi, Varanasi, Bodhgaya, etc.
You will learn a lot about Buddha’s sermon on this Buddhist pilgrimage tour package in India. There are numerous places of pilgrimage in India that Buddhism profoundly reveres. This personalized tour package of 9 days from Traveda Tour offers unsurpassed tranquility and spirituality to the tourist’s mind. As a result, pilgrims visit these locations frequently throughout the year.
Once you reach the New Delhi international airport, your journey with us will begin. A Traveda Tour representative will meet and greet you before dropping you off at your pre-arranged hotel for check-in and rest. Because of its vibrant culture and extensive history, Delhi, the capital of India, draws visitors from all over the world. The day is free for you to relax and refuel before Buddha's sermon trip. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
You will begin your sightseeing tour of Buddha's learning today. The day starts with a nutritious breakfast before heading off to see the sights in Delhi. Begin your journey with a visit to Qutub Minar, one of the city's oldest structures and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After that, you'll go to Lotus Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, and Humayun's Tomb and have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we'll see the parliament and president's houses and the India Gate. We'll head back to the hotel for dinner and some rest later in the day.
Enjoy a great breakfast in the morning at the hotel before heading to New Delhi international airport to catch your flight to Varanasi. You will be greeted by another agent at the Varanasi airport who will assist you with your next steps. You'll first be dropped off at the hotel, where you may check-in and freshen up. The city is known by other names such as Banaras and Kashi and is one of India's holiest destinations. The Kashi tour includes participation in an aarti ritual in the evening on the banks of the Ganga River. Dinner will be served later, and you will spend the night at the hotel.
We'll depart early on the fourth day for a boat tour along the Ganga River's Ghat. We go to ghats to witness the most significant religion in the world's live rituals. On the boat journey, you will see the spectacular sunrise over the Ganga and people bathing in the holy water. You will then go back to the hotel for breakfast. Later, we'll travel on an excursion to Sarnath, one of the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage tourism locations. Visit the Dhamekh Stupa, Sarnath's most beautiful and enormous edifice.
In Sarnath, the Stupa has a special significance because it represents the location where the Buddha gave his first speech after obtaining enlightenment in Bodh Gaya. Here he made his first address to his five former companions. The Buddha passed on what he had learned to them, and they became enlightened. The first Buddhist sangha, or monastic community, was established. Finally, I'll return to Varanasi and stay at a hotel.
After the Varanasi tour, you will head to Bodhgaya after a hearty and tasty breakfast. You will be driven off at Varanasi airport for your flight to Bodhgaya. You will be met by a Traveda Tour agent upon arrival and taken to the booked hotel for relaxation. Bodh Gaya, where Gautama Buddha (Prince Siddhartha) attained enlightenment and transformed into a Buddha under the revered Bodhi tree, is one of the holiest locations for Buddhists. You'll learn about Emperor Ashoka's shrine and the Vedic gods Indra and Surya. Finally, you will stay in a hotel and eat dinner.
After breakfast on the sixth day, we will continue our tour of Buddha's sermons. We'll travel to Rajgir, stopping at the Barabar caves along the way. Buddha should have visited and stayed here countless times to spread Buddhism. He delivered some of his most essential lectures here, including the one that converted King Bimbisara to Buddhism and several others.
Jarasandh is another name for this city that appears in the Mahabharata. Although we could not see it, a Jarasandh Akhara is claimed to still exist in the town where the fighters practice. After completing the Bodhgaya sightseeing tour, you will be dropped off at your overnight lodging.
Check out of the accommodation and travel to Nalanda after an excellent breakfast. The city of Nalanda was founded in the fifth century AD. The ancient seat of knowledge, C., is well-known. The ruins of the world's oldest university can be found here, 62 kilometers south of Bodhgaya and 90 kilometers south of Patna. One of the essential stops on Buddha's sermon tour was Nalanda. Hieun Tsang, who remained here in the seventh century AD, wrote a thorough account of the higher education system and the sanctity of the monastic life lived here.
In ancient Kushan architectural style, you'll also see how the Gupta kings supported these monasteries, arranged in a row of cells around a courtyard. In the state of Bihar in eastern India, Nalanda was once the world's most prominent Buddhist monastery. After that, you will be driven back to your hotel for a restful night and dinner.
After breakfast, travel to Vaishali, a Buddhist pilgrimage site where the Lord Buddha preached his final discourse and attained nirvana. It has a solid connection to Buddha's sermon. Lord Buddha is supposed to have made multiple trips to Vaishali after achieving enlightenment. Finally, we'll return to Patna and check into our hotel. You can spend the remaining time of the day relaxing or discovering the neighborhood and market. We'll spend the night in the hotel.
Here comes the end of the Buddha's sermon tour journey. Get packed up and ready to leave for Delhi airport after breakfast. Our guide will drop you at Delhi airport by our guide along with the memories and learnings of the Buddha's sermon tour.