Upon arrival in Bodhgaya, you will be greeted by our tour representative and Transfer to the hotel. Check in to Hotel. Relax for Some time and Proceed for Bodhgaya tour which includes Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree as well as the Thai Temple.
Bodhgaya , the most important site of Buddhist pilgrimage in the world, is situated in the state of Bihar. The place is a sacred site of the first order, and its central temple, the UNESCO World Heritage listed Mahabodhi Temple, is an obligatory stop on the Buddhist pilgrimage circuit. Adjacent to the Mahabodhi Temple is the Bodhi tree itself under which Gautama Buddha is said to have attained Enlightenment 2,500 years ago. Bodh Gaya or Uruvela, as it was known during Buddha’s times, is also a major pilgrimage centre for Hindus as Buddha is acknowledgedto be the ninth incarnation of Vishnu.
The Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya is located on the putative spot where the Buddha attained enlightenment. The temple’s principle relic is a distant descendant of the Bo tree under which the Buddha sat when his enlightenment took place. The site, having been sacred to Buddhists since the earliest days of the faith, is of unknown antiquity.
On the left of the Mahabodhi Temple lies the Bodhi tree, a central symbol in Buddhism. It marks the spot where the original Bodhi tree once stood, under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. For more than a month, Siddhartha (as Buddha was earlier called) meditated beneath a sacred fig tree in Bodhgaya. Every year on December 8, Buddhist followers across the world celebrate Bodhi Day, a celebration of Buddha’s enlightenment underneath the Bodhi tree
To strengthen the Relationship between India and Thailand, the Monarch built the Thai Temple in Bodhgaya in the year 1956. The impressive Thai Temple has a brightly coloured wat with gold leaf shimmering from its arched rooftop and manicured gardens. Meditation sessions are held here mornings and evenings. Return to Hotel. Enjoy Dinner time and Overnight stay at Bodhgaya.
After having Buffet Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed for Rajgir, Nalanda and Patna Sightseeing. Rajgir It is the destination where Gautam Buddha is believed to have given many sermons and Lord Mahavir had lived here for some time. One can also explore Buddhist monks meditating at a site known as Vultures Peak. The knowledge of Buddha was written in this place and it also serves as the place for the first Buddhist Council.
Proceed to Nalanda Nalanda, ancient university and Buddhist monastic centre southwest of Bihar Sharif in central Bihar state, northeastern India. Nalanda’s traditional history dates to the time of the Buddha (6th–5th centuries BCE) and Mahavira, the founder of the Jaina religion.
Continue Driving to Patna. The capital city of Bihar located at the southern bank of the river Ganga, Patna is the largest town of the state. The history of this city stretches beyond 2500 years back. The ancient name of this city was Pataliputra which remained as the capital of Magadha under multiple dynasties for about thousand years.
Visit Attractions Like Ajatshatru Fort, The Vishwa Shanti Stupa, The bamboo forest of Venu Vana, cyclopean walls. Return to Hotel. Enjoy Dinner time and Overnight stay at Bodhgaya.
After having Buffet Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Kushinagar. Enruote Visit Vaishali. Vaishali find its origin way back in history from the Mahabharata period. It is the place where democracy found its origin around 600BC. Numerous references to Vaishali are found in texts pertaining to both Jainism and Buddhism, which have preserved much information on Vaishali and the other Maha Janapadas.
Visit Vaishali Shanti Stupa, Ashokan Pillar, Abhishek Pushkarna.
Continue drive to Kushinagar. A Religious pilgrimage center in Kushinagar District in the beautiful state of Uttar Pradesh, Kushinagar is a place where Lord Buddha attained Nirvana. The much explored site of this beautiful town is Mahaparinirvana Stupa which is positioned above the location where Gautam Buddha is finally resting. So Plan your trip to this beautiful place and relish your delightful retreat.
Check In to Hotel. Have relax for rest of the Day. Enjoy Dinner time and Overnight stay at Kushinagar.
Later Proceed for Visit Wat Thai Temple, Matha Kuar Shrine. Return to Hotel. Enjoy Dinner time and Overnight stay at Kushinagar.
After having Buffet Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed for Kushinagar Sightseeing. Visit to Wat Thai Temple, Matha Kuar Shrine, Indo – Japan Srilanka Temple. Later continue driving to Varanasi. The combination of Kashi – the holy city, Ganga- the sacred river and Shiva- the supreme God, makes Varanasi an immortal destination. Check in to Hotel. Enjoy Dinner time and Overnight stay at Varanasi.
Proceed for Excursion to Sarnath- is one of the most revered Buddhist pilgrimage centers. It is believed that after attaining the Enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, it was here that Lord Buddha preached his first sermon, sanctified as Maha Dharm Chakra Parivartan.
Later Proceed for Varanasi Sightseeing. Visit famous Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, The Sankat Mochan Temple, Assi Ghat, Jain Shrines and Tulsi Manas Mandir. Attend the Famous Ganga Arti and Return to Hotel. Have leisure time at Dinner. Overnight at Hotel.
Enjoy Morning Boat Ride at River Ganga-Holy River in India. After having Buffet Breakfast at Hotel, Transfer to Airport for your Flight to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, you can Continue your Onward Journey. Tour Ends with Happy Indian Memories.