Buddhism is a way of finding peace within oneself. It is a religion that helps us to find the happiness and contentment we seek. Travellers who are looking for such an enlightening experience should opt for the Buddhist Tour with Nepal Vardhman Vacations. Most of the selected destinations in this India Nepal Buddhist tour packages are associated with the life of Lord Buddha. India and Nepal has many Buddhist pilgrimage sites, Monasteries and Stupas where you can experience the live culture of the people and the way of life in a religious way. In this India Nepal Buddhist tour we re-trace the steps of the Buddha from the place where he meditated, to where he attained enlightenment, to where he gave his first sermon, to where he donated his begging bowl before his death, and finally, to where he breathed his last.
Begin your tour.
Arrive into Delhi.
Welcome to Vardhman's 'Buddhist Tour With Nepal '! On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel.
Later, proceed on a full day combined city tour of Old and New Delhi. Overnight: Hotel
This morning after breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the railway station to board the train for Lucknow. On arrival at Lucknow, drive to Sravasti. On arrival check into the hotel. Sravasti - Saravasti, the capital of Kosala Mahajanapada , was the biggest town in the Gangetic plains during the Buddha's lifetime. Saravasti was host to the Master for 25 years during the annual vassavasa (rain retreat) when the Sangha congregated at one place. Overnight: Hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed to visit Sahet Mahet. Later leave for Lumbini enroute visit Kapilavastu - the place where the Lord spent the first thirty years of his life. It was Kapilavastu, where he witnessed four events - sorrow of a beggar, sadness of an old man, pain of a sick and a dead body and finally decided to renounce all the worldly pleasure and search for the truth and salvation. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight: Hotel
After an early breakfast proceed to Lumbini the birth place of Lord Buddha. King Ashoka visited Lumbini in 250 BC and erected a monolithic pillar, 36 feet in height to mark the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Shakyamuni has remnants of an old monastery and an image of Maya Devi (Lord Buddha's mother is preserved here). Lunch at local restaurant. After sightseeing of Lumbini drive to Kushinagar. Arrive Kushinagar and check into hotel. Overnight: Hotel
Kushinagar known earlier as Kushinara. It was here that Buddha passed away into Mahaperinirvana. In this place the Mukutbandhana Stupa (Ram Stupa), which was built to hold the Buddha's cremated remains is naturally considered of great sanctity. There is also a large recline stone figure of Lord Buddha. After an early breakfast visit all the places and drive to Patna. En-route visit Vaishali, which is 55 kms from Patna. Vaishali was thrice visited by Lord Buddha and the scene of the second great Buddhist council and it long remained a strong hold of Buddhism. Arrive Patna and check into hotel. Overnight: Hotel
After an early breakfast drive to Rajgir, en-route visit Nalanda (2 hours drive from Patna), then drive to Rajgir. Rajgir is situated in a lush green valley enclosed by five hills and historic stonewalls. Rajgirha, Now Rajgir, was once the ancient capital of powerful kingdom of Magadh. The Buddha chose this famous for many of his retreats and sermons. It was here the first Buddhist council was held. After sightseeing of Rajgir drive again for 3 hours to Bodhgaya. Arrive Bodhgaya and check into hotel. Overnight: Hotel
Early morning visit temple of Bodhgaya.
Set in silvan solitude on the banks of river Nirnjana, came to this place after a long-hard journey in search of Supreme Knowledge. Here under the Bodhi tree, he attained enlightenment. Overnight: Hotel
Breakfast at hotel. Check out and drive to Varanasi. On arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Sarnath - where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park, contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modern temple. Varanasi - one of the oldest living cities in the world, contemporary of Thebes and Babylon. It is also one of the holiest Hindu cities and still thriving on its religious past. Overnight: Hotel
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges. Breakfast at hotel.
Later, transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu. On arrival, our representative will meet and assist you at the airport and will transfer to your hotel.
Afternoon proceed for the city tour of Kathmandu including, Durbar Square - This large square is the historic seat of the Nepalese Royalty. The Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. It is here where Kings of Nepal are crowned. Akash Bhairav Temple - This temple is a three-story structure located on a busy market street, called Indra Chowk. The image of Akash Bhairav is displayed outside for a week during Indra Jatra, the festival of Indra, the god of rain. Overnight: Hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing which includes: Patan City - The ancient city of Patan, lying 5 km southeast of Kathmandu, is known as the city of fine arts. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments.The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today's visitors. Swamyabhunath - The stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. It is listed as a World Heritage Site. Golden temple - Also known as the Hiranya Varna Mahabihar, this unique Buddhist monastery is only a few minutes walk north of Durbar Square. Legends relate the monastery was founded in 12th century. The rectangular building has three roofs and a copper gilded facade. Inside the shrine are the images of the Buddha and Avalokiteswar and a stairway lead to the 1st floor where monks will show you the various Buddha images. Bodhnath - The stupa of Boudhanath lies eight kilometers east of Kathmandu. On this colossal and ancient stupa, one of the biggest in the world, are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is said to have been built by Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the fifth century A.D. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. Overnight: Hotel
Today in-time transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of your tour escorted by Vardhman Vacations.