13 Days India Buddhist Pilgrimage

Take a journey to around India and discover the life of Sakyamuni Buddha as we visit the important sites as recorded in the text. Follow us as we visit the 8 main sacred places and pay respects to the Buddha for a complete Buddhist pilgrimage of India.

Highlights

LUMBINI

The Birthplace of Buddha Sakyamuni

BODHGAYA

The place where Buddha attained enlightenment

SARNATH

The place The Buddha gave his first sermon

KUSHINAGAR

The place of Mahaparinirvana

SRAVASTI

The place where Buddha performed miracles

RAJGIR

The place where the Buddha delivered some of his famous sermons

SANKASIA

The place where the Buddha descended back to Earth

VAISHALI

The place where the Buddha was offered honey by the monkey

Price includes

International economy class airfare excluding fuel surcharge and airport taxes

Domestic airfare

12 nights accommodation in 3-4* hotels,

Meals & sightseeing as per itinerary

English speaking tour guide

Itinerary

01 SINGAPORE DELHI

On arrival, check in hotel for your night of rest.

02 DELHI  VARANASI  SARNATH  VARANASI

Upon arrival at Varanasi travel to Sarnath, the place where Sakyamuni Buddha first gave his sermons and visit Dhamekh Stupa. It is said to mark the place where Buddha gave his first sermons. Following that, visit Sarnath Archaeological Museum the oldest Archaeological Museum in India and it exhibits the Buddhist artifacts recovered within Sarnath. Lastly, see the Chaukhandi Stupa an important Buddhist Stupa which was originally built as a temple to mark the site where Buddha met his first disciples.

(Lunch, Dinner)

03 VARANASI BODHGAYA

In the morning go on a Ganges River sunrise cruise where you can witness the sunrise and see the Bathing and Cremation Ghats. To see the day unfold at the Ghats, you must rise before dawn to join the pilgrims. Following that, travel to Bodhgaya and rest for the night.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

04 BODHGAYA

After breakfast, visit the Maha Bodhi Temple which is an architectural amalgamation of many cultures. The temple is also said to mark the site of Buddha’s enlightenment. Then head over to Sujata Kuti, a Stupa created in memory of Sujata, the daughter of the Senani (Village chief) of Uruvela, who offered Buddha a meal of milk rice and honey and Sujata Village, the Village named after Sujata located near the Maha Bodhi Temple.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

05 BODHGAYA NALANDA RAJGIR

After breakfast, travel to Nalanda and visit Nalanda University, one of the oldest universities of the World & International Centre for Buddhist Studies. Thereafter, visit Gridhakuta Hill in Rajgir, the seat from where Buddha delivered many of his sermons. It was here that the teaching of Buddha was recorded in writing for the first time.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

06 RAJGIR VAISHALI

In the morning, travel to Vaishali and visit Buddha Stupa I and II. The stupas are 2 of the eight that contain part of the ashes of Buddha.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

07 VAISHALI KUSHINAGAR

In the morning, travel to Kushinagar. There, visit the MahaPariNirvana Temple, the temple built to commemorate the place of the great passing with reclining statue of Lord Buddha. Following that, visit the Ramabhar Stupa the site where Lord Buddha was cremated and relics divided into eight equal parts

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

08 KUSHINAGAR LUMBINI

Travel to Lumbini and visit the Mayadevi Temple, The main temple of Lumbini that sits above the birth place of the Buddha. Then, visit an Ashokan Pillar which was erected by King Ashoka during his reign inscribed with edicts or inscriptions on Buddhism.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

09 LUMBINI KAPILVASTU SRAVASTI

Start the journey to Sravasti and enroute, stop at Kapilvastu – The capital of the Shakya Kingdom. It is also the place where Buddha spent most his younger years growing up in the midst of luxury away from the miseries of life.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

10 SRAVASTI LUCKNOW

In the morning, visit Jetvana Vihar the temple which sheltered Buddha for 24 rainy seasons as he gave his teachings. Then, see the Angulimala Stupa, one of the stupa taht was excavated in Sravasti built by Angulimala, a dacoit who became an important disciple of Buddha after hearing his words.

(Breakfast, Lunch Dinner)

11 LUCKNOW SANKASIA AGRA

In the morning head to the last site Sankasia – The site where Buddha descended from heaven after giving sermons to his mother in heaven. It is also known for its temple dedicated to Bisari Devi. However, today, it is a site of ruins. Following that, travel to Agra for the night’s rest.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

12 AGRA DELHI

Before going to Delhi for your flight, visit the Taj Mahal – One of the 7 wonders of the world. The world famous white marble mausoleum. It was commissioned by Emperor Shah Jehan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Then, spend some time for shopping at Connaught Place if time permits.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

13 DELHI  SINGAPORE

After breakfast (packed breakfast), transfer to the airport for your flight back to Singapore

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