Nepal & India Buddhist circuit tour

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  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Difficulty: Easy Trip
  • Tour Type: Guided Buddhist Sites Tour
  • Max altitude: 1750m.
  • Transportation: Land & Air
  • Best Time: Whole Year

Nepal and India Buddhist circuit tour design for those who want to follow the Buddha steps. Nepal, the land where Lord Buddha was born is popular destination for Buddhist pilgrims. The Largest Stupa of Budhha, Boudhanath stupa & Swayambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu valley are popular Buddhist sites to visit in your lifetime. After couples of day visit of Buddhist sites in Kathmandu, we will takeyou to the greatest Buddhist site and birth place of Lord Buddha “Lumbini”. You will stay in couples of night in Lumbini and we will try to cover all monastery and historical places of Lumbini in the tour.  Then our guide will take to another country (India) where Lord Buddha got enlightenment & parinirvana.  In India site we will take you to Vanarasi, Bodhgaya (Where Lord Buddha were Enlightened), Rajgir (Gautam Budhha meditating for several months) &  Kushinagar (The last place of Lord Buddha). From Kushinagar, we will take you to Nepal part Kapilvastu for a day visit and back to India part for overnight stay at Sravasti.  Another day we will drive to Bhairahawa (Nepal) and take a domestic flight for Kathmandu and another day you will depart from Nepal.

Please find some importance notes about India-Nepal Buddhist scared places;

Lumbini (The birthplace): Lumbini lies in southern Nepal, where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Prince Siddhartha. A short distance from the Shakya capital of Kapilavastu. Pilgrimages center are sacred garden which contains the site of the birth, the Mayadevi temple, the Pashkarni pond and the Ashoka pillar.

Bodhgaya (Enlightenment): It is located at Bodhgaya in Bihar, Prince Siddhartha attained Enlightenment (nirvana) under the Bodhi tree , meditating for 49 days. He is no longer a bodhisattva (mentor), he became Lord Buddha, the Enlightened One.

Sarnath (First sermon): After attainment of enlightenment, Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath. It is situated about 10 km from the ancient holy city of Varanasi. he made his first disciples (Sangha) to promote his new doctrine. The splendid Dhamekha Stupa at Sarnath was originally erected by King Ashoka, now known as was the famous lion capital pillar.

Kushinagar (Parinirvana): Lord Buddha fell ill and left this world in 543 BC at Kushinagar.His mortal remains were preserved in eight commemorative Chortens, and then further distributed by King Ashoka to 84,000 stupas across his kingdom and beyond.

As the tour covers most highlighted places where lord Buddha spend his lifespan, we can name this trip “Complete Buddhist Circuit Tour”.

Nepal and India Buddhist circuit tour highlights

  • Kathmandu valley, visit old heritage Buddhist sites around Kathmandu valley and enjoy Himalayan panorama from Namobuddha
  • Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha is a major Buddhist pilgrimage site in the world
  • Sravasti city ruins located on the banks of Rapti river, Angulimala'sstupa, Anathapindika'sstupa, and the Jetavana monastery
  • Kushinagar, the Mahaparinirvana Stupa, which is built on the place of Buddha's Great Nirvana
  • Visit Mahabodhi Temple and the Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya
  • Visit Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city where Buddha gave his first sermon
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Trip Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

Up on arrival at Kathmandu airport meet our tour official representative, complete the custom and immigration formalities and drive to hotel and evening free time on you own.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: None Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 02: Buddhist sites tour around Kathmandu

Full day guided sightseeing around Buddhist shrines in Kathmandu - Pharping Monastery, Visit Patan Durbar Square area (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), Boudhanath Stupa & Swyambhunath Stupa which will take you to visit Kathmandu’s most popular Buddhist attractions.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Namo Buddha - Kathmandu

Early monring drive to Namobuddha (42km). Namo Buddha is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal after Lumbini. Tourist are also attracted to the artistic monasteries and the idol of "Sacrifice to the Tigress" located around the hilltop famous for viewing sunrise and sunset. On a clear weathery day one can enjoy magnificent Himalayan view from Namobuddha. Then drive back to Kathmandu and visit Kopan Monastery at Kopan.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1750m.

Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Lumbini

After breakfast drive to domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport and fly to Bhairahawa (30 mins.) and drive to Lumbini (Birth place of Lord Buddha) 16km. Late afternoon walking tour around various monasteries inside Lumbini heritage site.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Lumbini Maximum Altitude: 150m.

Day 05: Lumbini buddhist tour

Full day guided sightseeing around- visit the most popular Peace Pagoda, Lumbini Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Tara Foundation, World China Temple, Thai Monastery, Burmese (Myanmar) Temple, Nepal Buddha Temple and Dharmaswami Buddhist monastery. The tour will be on foot and rikshaw.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Lumbini Maximum Altitude: 150m.

Day 06: Drive from Lumbini to Shravasti (250 km) (India)

After breakfast drive to Shravasti. Shravasti is one of the eight holy places of Buddhist pilgrimage. You can see huge ruins of ancient stupas and Buddhist sites called Sahet Mehet. You will be visiting Angulimar's cave and Sujata House.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Shravasti Maximum Altitude: 200m.

Day 07: Drive from Shravasti to Khusinagar. (300 km).

After breakfast drive to Kushinagar following the town Basti & Gorakhpur. In the afternoon you will visit Mahaparinirvana Temple and Ramabhar Stupa. Ramabhar Stupa is the place where Lord Buddha preached his last sermon and said, "All Things must Pass. Decay is inheritance in all things’". Kushinagar was an important center under Mauryan King Ashoka, a great Buddhist follower. Ramabhare Stupa is the most important landmark of Kushinagar, the Stupa is said to have been built on the same spot where Lord Buddha was cremated in 543 BC. Mahaparinirvana Temple is another attraction in Kushinagar with a huge statue of Lord Buddha in reclining position. Mathakuar shrine is the place where Lord Buddha had given his last sermon.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Kushinagar Maximum Altitude: 80m.

Day 08: Drive from Khusinagar to Patna via Vaishali (350 Km).

After breakfast drive to Patna and on the way make a visit of Vaishali. Vaishali derives its name from King Vishal and was the capital city of Lichchavi. One of the eight portions of Buddha’s relics is reverentially encased at the Vaishali Stupa, which was received after the Mahaparinirvana. Bhikshu Sangha was organized here by Buddha and was later handed over to his maternal aunt Maha Prajavati Gautami for further caretaking. After visiting Vaishali, drive to Patna.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Patna Maximum Altitude: 53m.

Day 09: Drive from Patna to Bodhgaya via Nalanda & Rajgir (165 km).

After breakfast drive to Bodhgaya. On the way you will be visiting Rajgir and Nalanda. Visit Saptaparni Cave, hot springs, the Vishwa Shanti Stupa at Rajgir and ruins of Nalanda University, Museum, temples and stupas at Nalanda. Then continue drive to Bodhgaya.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Bodhgaya Maximum Altitude: 113m.

Day 10: Bodhgaya sightseeing

You will visit Mahabodhi Temple which is one of the most popular temple in Bodhgaya. It is where Buddha attained enlightenment on a full moon under the Bodhi Tree. Mahabodhi Temple was built after 250 years of the enlightenment of Buddha by emperor Ashoka when he visited Bodhgaya. You will find many temples/monasteries constructed by the people from the different countries. You may attend the religious activities for rest of the day

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Bodhgaya Maximum Altitude: 113m.

Day 11: Drive from Bodhgaya to Varanasi via Sarnath (260km)

After breakfast drive to Varanasi via Sarnath. Sarnath is famous as the site where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, or where Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. It is also the place where the original Sangha was formed. On Buddha Purnima, (the birthday of Lord Buddha), relics of the Buddha are taken out in procession. The beginning of the celebrated Mantra, 'Buddham Saranam Gachhami', owes its origin to Sarnath. The three Jewels - "I go for refuge to the Buddha, I go for refuge to the Wheel of Law, I go for refuge to the Sangha" - first laid here, have remained unchanged ever since. Hence rightly, every Buddhist pilgrim endeavors to be blessed with a visit to Sarnath in his lifetime. After visiting Sarnath, drive to Varanasi for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Varanasi Maximum Altitude: 81m.

Day 12: Free day in Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world, dating back to 5000 years. It is famous for its spiritual and cultural history and Hindu people believe that death and cremation in Varanasi leads to salvation. You will see many temples, river banks, small lanes, food, culture and the ancient look of the entire atmosphere.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Varanasi Maximum Altitude: 81m.

Day 13: Final Departure

You can fly from Varanasi to Kathmandu or Delhi or your onward destination. Trip ends!

Accommodation: None Meals: Breakfast Place: - Maximum Altitude: -

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Inclusion in the Package

Included

In Nepal

  • Admission fees to sightseeing spots & activities specified
  • Tour guide-excellent English-speaking guide
  • Hotel accommodation wtih breakfast (Twin sharing or double basis)
  • Domestic flight fare & airport tax
  • Transportation by private vehicle, Car, van or mini bus as per group size

In India

  • Hotel accommodation wtih breakfast (Twin sharing or double basis)
  • Point to point basis land transfer by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary with local English speaking tourist guide
  • All entrance fees and permits as per tour program

Excluded

  • International flight tickets and airport tax
  • Nepal and India Visa fee
  • Meals- Lunch & Dinner
  • Costs extra-in case of flight cancellation, bad weather forecast, road blockage and extra days stay except package 
  • Travel Insurance and expenses of personal nature
  • Tips & gratuity for guide, driver and staffs
  • Escort tour guide in Indian side

Availability

This trip is a private guided one and can be arranged on your requested date. The group size for this trip is one to above.

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