Buddhist Pilgrimage to Dambadiva

Buddhist Pilgrimage to Dambadiva
  • location: India
  • Duration: 08 Days

Buddhist pilgrimage to Dambadiva – 08 Days

Itinerary 

Day 01

Arrive in India Airport. Meet & greet on arrival and thereafter transfer to hotel.

Evening free for local shopping - Varanasi is famous for silk sarees, Brassware , wooden & clay work toys & antique designs of gold jewellery.

Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 02

Early morning proceeds for boat ride on holy river the Ganges with picturesque view of sunrise.

Back to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast drive to Bodhgaya (250km, 5hrs)
Arrive at Bodhgaya & transfer to hotel.

Lunch at hotel.

Thereafter visit the Mahabodhi temple - The Bodhi tree, situated in the premises of the temple, is the one under which Buddha attained illumination and also visit various monasteries.

Evening free for own activities or local shopping.

Dinner and overnight at hotel

 

Day 03

Early morning visit Mahabodhi temple to offer Gee Rice Pooja (Kiripidu Dhana) Thereafter return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at hotel drive to Rajgir. Rajgir is la site of great Sanctity and significance for Buddhists.
 
Afternoon visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail & Ajatashatru's Fort.

Drive to Nalanda. (12km, 15mins) It was one of the oldest Universities of the World & International Centre for Buddhist Studies. Nalanda was one of the greatest monastic universities of the ancient world. The university established in 5th century BC. It is believed that Lord Buddha and also the founder of Jainism religion Lord Mahavir taught at this university for years. There is even a monument to facilitate Chinese traveler monk and writer Hiuen Tsang who studied at this university in the 7th century A.D.

Lunch

Evening drive back to Bodhgaya (105kms, 2.5hrs)

Dinner and overnight at hotel

 

Day 04

Breakfast at hotel.

Early Morning drive to Kushinagar - The Place where Buddha entered perfect tranquility in the state of Mahaparinirvana (9hrs)

Lunch on the way at a local restaurant

Enroute visit Vaishali. Thereafter continues the drive toward Kushinagar.

On arrival transfer to hotel 

Dinner and Overnight stay hotel

 

Day 05

Breakfast at hotel.

Visit Mahaparinirvana Temple & Rambhar Stupa (Mukutbandhana Chaitya), the huge statue of the Reclining Buddha.
 
After lunch at the hotel drive to Lumbini (180 kms , apprx 6 hrs )

Arrive in Lumbini.

Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 06

Breakfast at hotel.

After breakfast drive to the Birth place of Lord Buddha. Shakyamuni Buddha was born in Lumbini in southern Nepal two thousand five hundred years ago. Since his time, Nepal has been a sacred ground for Buddhist as the birth place of Buddha.

Lunch

Drive to Sravasti (190 kms , 5 hrs). Arrive in Sravasti.

Transfer to hotel Dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 07

Breakfast at hotel.

After breakfast visit to Jetvanaram and Angulimal Caves.

Lunch

Drive to Varnasi (08 / 09 hrs drive) Arrive in Varnasi.

Transfer to hotel Dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 08

Breakfast at hotel.

After breakfast drive to Saranath (10 kms)

Visit the holy city Saranath - where Buddha preached his first sermon after he had attained enlightenment at Bodhgaya.

Thereafter visit to Dhamekha Stupa. The Dhamekha Stupa is the most remarkable and massive structure at Saranath. Built partly in stone and partly in brick. The Dhamekha Stupa is 28 meter in diameter at the base and 43.6 meter in height. The stone facing the lower part is decorated with delicate floral carvings of Gupta period.

Thereafter Tour continues to visit Deer Park & Museum.

Lunch at hotel.
Timely transfer to the airport for departure flight.

Tour Ends


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