Highlights

   Visit Pilgrimage Sites at Sarnath

   Sunrise Boat Ride

   Varanasi Temple Tour

   Visit Pilgrimage Sites at Bodh Gaya

   Visit Pilgrimage Sites at Rajgir & Nalanda

   Visit Pilgrimage Sites at Vaishali

   Visit Pilgrimage Sites at Shravasti

   Visit Kapilavastu & Lumbini Pilgrimage Sites

   Visit Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites in Kathmandu

   Sightseeing Tour of Patan


Overview:

In the Footsteps of Buddha Pilgrimage Tour is a 9 Nights, 10 Days Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour that spans India and Nepal. Visit the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India and Nepal - right from the birthplace of Buddha to the place where he delivered his first sermon. Visit monasteries and stupas, visit the ruins of ancient cities where Buddha spent his days, and end the tour with a sightseeing tour of Patan.

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In the Footsteps of Buddha


Day 01 : Arrival at Varanasi - Visit Pilgrimage Sites at Sarnath

In the Footsteps of Buddha Pilgrimage Tour begins with your arrival at the Varanasi airport. A Jetways representative will meet you on arrival and escort you to the pre-booked hotel for check-in.

Relax and refresh yourself. After a short while, we will embark on an Excursion to Sarnath, the first stop on this Buddhism Pilgrimage Tour. Sarnath was the place where Buddha met his first disciples and delivered his first sermon, and is hence, a very important pilgrimage site for Buddhists.

Visit the pilgrimage sites at Sarnath, including the Chaukhandi Stupa, the Dhamekh Stupa & Monastery Ruins, the Archaeological Museum, and the famous Chinese, Burmese, Japanese, and Thai Temples and Monasteries.

Later, we will return to the hotel in Varanasi and retire early to bed, for tomorrow holds a very special experience and we need to be ready before sunrise for the special experience.

Day 02 : Sunrise Boat Ride - Varanasi Temple Tour - Visit Pilgrimage Sites at Bodh Gaya

Day 2 of this Buddha pilgrimage tour begins with a very special experience of Varanasi - a Sunrise Boat Ride down the Holy River Ganges. Witness the beautiful way the sun's first rays illuminate this holy city and the way the ghats come alive with praying devotees offering their adulations in the early morning.

The boat ride concludes at one of the ghats; we will visit the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, one of the most famous temples of Varanasi before returning to the hotel. After breakfast and checkout, we will embark on the road trip to Bodh Gaya - a 5 hour journey, with a break for lunch.

Bodh Gaya is the second holy site that we will visit on this Buddhist pilgrimage tour. On arrival at Bodh Gaya, we will proceed directly to the pilgrimage sites of Bodh Gaya to pay our respects. Our first stop will be at the Bodhi Tree, under which Buddha meditated until he gained enlightenment.

We will also visit the Mahabodhi Temple, the Royal Bhutan Monastery, the Great Buddha Statue, the Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple, and the Royal Thai Monastery in Bodh Gaya.

Later, we will check in at a pre-booked hotel in Bodh Gaya.

Overnight in Bodh Gaya

Day 03 : Visit Pilgrimage Sites at Rajgir & Nalanda - Night Halt at Patna

On Day 3 of this Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour, we will visit the Buddhist monastery ruins at Rajgir and Nalanda. Both these sites are located in the state of Bihar and were once renowned as great places of learning.

Our road trip will then continue thereon to Patna, where we halt for the night. On arrival at Patna, check in at pre-booked hotel.

Overnight in Patna

Day 04 : Visit Pilgrimage Sites at Vaishali - Night Halt at Kushinagar

Today, our Buddhist pilgrimage tour takes us to Vaishali, where Buddha received his spiritual training after renunciation and delivered his last sermon. After visiting the important sites related to Buddha, our pilgrimage tour continues on to Kushinagar.

We will check in at a pre-booked hotel on arrival at Kushinagar.

Overnight in Kushinagar

Day 05 : Visit Pilgrimage Sites at Shravasti - Night Halt at Balrampur

Today, we will visit Shravasti, a city that is closely associated with Buddha. He is believed to have spent many months here and the city is scattered with many stupas, viharas, and temples related to Buddha.

After a tour of the Buddhist sites, we will continue on our road trip to Balrampur, where we halt for the night. Check in at pre-booked hotel on arrival at Balrampur.

Overnight in Balrampur

Overnight in Mumbai

Day 06 : Across the border to Nepal - Visit Kapilavastu & Lumbini Pilgrimage Sites

On Day 6 of this Buddhist pilgrimage tour, we will cross the border to Nepal. Our first stop will be at Kapilavastu, the ancient city in Nepal, where Buddha spent much of his youth. He was raised as a child and lived here until his renunciation.

Continuing on, we will reach Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha and check in at a pre-booked hotel. After refreshing ourselves, we will continue on our pilgrimage tour and visit the many Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Lumbini, including the Holy Pond, where Buddha had his first bath as a baby and the Maya Devi temple. Lumbini is also the home to the famous Ashoka Pillar and the ruins of many ancient monasteries and stupas.

Later, we will return to our hotel.

Overnight in Lumbini

Day 07 : On to Kathmandu

This Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is coming to an end and on Day 7, we will make our way to the last point on this tour - Kathmandu. Check in at pre-booked hotel on arrival at Kathmandu.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 08 : Visit Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites in Kathmandu

Today, we will visit the Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu, including the Swayambhunath Stupa, the Boudhanath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 09 : Sightseeing Tour of Patan

Today, we will enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Patan - we will visit the Patan Durbar Square and the Tibetan Refugee Camp at Patan.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 10 : Flight back home

Proceed to airport in time for your flight back home with peace in your heart and mind after your In the Footsteps of Buddha - a Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour with JetwaysHolidays.com

Package Price

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Inclusions

   Visit Pilgrimage Sites at Sarnath

   Sunrise Boat Ride

   Varanasi Temple Tour

   Visit Pilgrimage Sites at Bodh Gaya

   Visit Pilgrimage Sites at Rajgir & Nalanda

   Visit Pilgrimage Sites at Vaishali

   Visit Pilgrimage Sites at Shravasti

   Visit Kapilavastu & Lumbini Pilgrimage Sites

   Visit Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites in Kathmandu

   Sightseeing Tour of Patan

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    GST Extra as applicable on Complete Booking Amount

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