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