Experience the spiritual odyssey of a lifetime with our Nepal India Buddhist tour, meticulously crafted for those who seek to follow in the footsteps of Buddha. This profound pilgrimage, also known as the Buddhist circuit tour, will take you on a transformative adventure through revered sites of ancient Buddhist history.
In Nepal, the birthplace of Lord Buddha "Lumbini", you'll be captivated by the serene ambiance of the Boudhanath stupa and the majestic Swayambhunath stupa, the largest stupas of Buddha in the Kathmandu valley. These iconic landmarks beckon pilgrims from all corners of the world, offering a chance to soak in the spiritual essence of Buddhism. Journeying deeper into Nepal, you'll reach Lumbini, the hallowed ground where Lord Buddha's divine journey began. Spending a few nights in Lumbini, you'll have the privilege to explore its monasteries and historical sites, connecting with the profound legacy of the enlightened one.
Crossing borders to India, where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment and parinirvana, the tour will lead you to a plethora of sacred destinations. Sravasti, Vaishali, Kushinagar, Nalanda, Rajgir, Bodhgaya, Sarnath, and finally concluding at the sacred city of Varanasi. Each site holds a unique significance in the life of Buddha, offering moments of reflection and spiritual awakening. Bodhgaya, the site of enlightenment, and Rajgir, where Gautam Buddha meditated for months, will leave an indelible mark on your soul. Kushinagar, the place of Lord Buddha's final sermon, and Sarnath, where he first taught the Dharma, will leave you awestruck by their historical and spiritual significance.
This transformative tour is a gateway to immerse yourself in the vibrant Buddhist culture of Nepal and India. Traverse ancient pathways, visit sacred monuments, and discover the wisdom that continues to inspire millions across the globe. Join us on this sacred journey of self-discovery, where the past and present converge in a timeless quest for enlightenment.
Please find some importance notes about India-Nepal Buddhist circuit tour and covered places;
Lumbini (The birthplace): Located in southern Nepal, Lumbini is the birthplace of Prince Siddhartha, where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to him. Lumbini is situated near the Shakya capital of Kapilavastu, and is considered a significant pilgrimage center. The sacred garden at Lumbini houses several important sites, including the Mayadevi temple, the Pashkarni pond, and the Ashoka pillar.
Bodhgaya (Enlightenment): Bodhgaya in Bihar is the location where Prince Siddhartha achieved Enlightenment (nirvana) under the Bodhi tree after meditating for 49 days. He transitioned from being a bodhisattva (mentor) to becoming Lord Buddha, the Enlightened One.
Sarnath (First sermon): Sarnath, located around 10 km from the ancient holy city of Varanasi, is where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Here, he established his first disciples (Sangha) to promote his new doctrine. The magnificent Dhamekha Stupa at Sarnath, originally built by King Ashoka, and the famous lion capital pillar are well-known landmarks of the region.
Kushinagar (Parinirvana): In 543 BC, Lord Buddha passed away due to illness in Kushinagar. His remains were preserved in eight commemorative Chortens, which were then distributed by King Ashoka to over 84,000 stupas across his kingdom and beyond as a mark of respect and reverence.
As the tour covers most highlighted places where lord Buddha spend his lifespan, we can name this trip “Complete India Nepal Buddhist 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