BUDDHISM SPIRITUAL TOUR
Travelling makes life interesting. But for those who desire to enrich their spiritual knowledge by seeking divine intervention through travel, Lord Buddha may be their guiding light. The principles of the widely followed Buddhism religion are considered correspond to very high ideals and appeal to people of various cultures. To get a glimpse of the highly spiritual way of life, we offer you, a well-planned Spiritual Buddhism Package.
The itinerary of the same is given below:
Duration of the tour- 7 nights, 8 days
Destinations to be covered- Bodhgaya, Patna, Kushinagar, Lumbini , Sravasti, Varanasi.
Schedule of events-
Day 1- Bodhgaya:
Arrival at the religious city of Bodhgaya and migration to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2- Bodhgaya- Patna (190 km):
Breakfast served in hotel. Post breakfast, the guest shall proceed to Rajgir and Nalanda (80 km, 4 hrs. Drive). Sight -seeing session at Rajbir and Nalanda for insight into the places. Further, the journey will be taken to Patna, the capital city of Bihar. After checking-in the hotel, rest and overnight stay.
Day 3- Patna – Kushinagar- (via Vaishali, about 350 kms, 8 hrs. Drive):
After breakfast in morning from Patna’s hotel, proceed to Kushinagar enroute Vaishali. Kushinagar is the place where Buddha attained perfect tranquility through meditation; this state is referred to as MahaPariNirvana.
Day 4- Kushinagar -Lumbini (located in Nepal, approximately 170 kms, 4 hrs drive):
After breakfast at Kushinagar, proceed to Lumbini. Lumbini is situated in Nepal, about 25 kms from the Indian border. A quick stoppage at Lumbini for clearing the Immigration and Custom formalities . Then proceed to Lumbini for sightseeing of the holy birth-city of Buddha.
Post sight -seeing, proceed directly to the hotel for night- stay.
Day 5- Lumbini/ Sravasti – (240 kms, in India, 6 hrs. Drive):
Sravasti in India is very essential for those who wish to seek from this spiritual quest. Located in India, it is also known as the place of miracles.
After having breakfast at the Lumbini hotel, the guests shall be taken to visit Sravasti for sight -seeing. After the session, transfer to a hotel shall be provided. Overnight stay at hotel to soothe the guests from the travel.
Day 7- Sravasti/ Varanasi (300 kms, 7 hrs drive):
Varanasi , considered to be one of the most sacred places of India, is of utmost importance for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is the place of the first sermon for followers of Buddhism. The guest will be taken to the city of Varanasi, after breakfast. Sight-seeing will be done for the guest to understand the places’ historical significance. Post this, check-in at the hotel for over night stay.
Day 8- Varanasi/ Bodhgaya ( 300 kms, 7 hrs drive):
A pleasant morning boat ride on the Ganges. The Ganges is related to sanctity as well as purity in India. After breakfast , an excursion to Sarnath will be held( 12 kms from Varanasi). Then, in afternoon, the guest will travel to Bodhgaya and directly be transferred to hotel for rest. Overnight stay at hotel will refresh the guest from the tiredness of the journey, if any. Bodhgaya, is the place of enlightenment of Buddha. This makes it a must- visit place for all spiritual travellers.
Day 9- Bodhgaya and end of trip:
Sightseeing at Bodhgaya for giving the guests insights into the life of Buddha. Visits will be made to Maha Bodhi temple and monasteries. After completing Bodhgaya, transfer to airport for further travel. Successful completion of the trip and travel back home!