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Bodhi Pilgrimage Tour

Buddha Pilgrimage Tour

Duration of Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour : - 14 Nights/15 Days Tour
Destination covered : Kolkata- Patna- Vaishali- Kushinagar- Lumbini- Sravasti- Varanasi- Nalanda- Rajgir- Delhi- Dharamsala- Delhi

Day 1:- Arrival at Kolkata

Arrival at Kolkata. Welcomed by representatives at the airport. Get into chosen lodge, stay during the night in Kolkata.

Day 2:- Kolkata- Patna

Day begins with sightseeing tour of Kolkata. Visit captivating places of this traditional and colorful city like Birla Planetarium, Fort William, Victoria Memorial. Afterward, transfer to Railway station to reach Patna. After reaching Patna, stay at the inn for overnight.

Day 3:- Patna- Vaishali- Kushinagar

Total distance- 253 kms, Time Taken- 6 Hours

Day 3 of the tour starts with morning drive to Kushinagar on the way to visit Vaishali. After reaching Vaishali, you will be transferred to your hotel. Stay for the night in Kushinagar.

Day 4:- Kushinagar- Lumbini

Total Distance- 160 kms, Time Taken- 4 Hours

Morning begins with visiting the attractions of Kushinagar like Mahaparinirvana temple and stupas- that contains the recumbent figure of Lord Buddha. Afterward, drive to Lumbini. Arrival at the lodging place and overnight stay.

Day 5:- Lumbini- Sravasti

Total Distance- 150 kms, Time Taken- 4 Hours

Day 5 includes the sightseeing of the places like the birthplace of Lord Buddha; Emperor Ashoka visited this place after his coronation and constructed a pillar on this place. Later on drive to Sravasti.

Day 6:- Sravasti-Varanasi

Total Distance- 330 kms, Time Taken- 6 Hours

Reach Varanasi after morning drive. Arrival at Varanasi, get into lodge. Stay for the night in Varanasi.

Day 7:- Varanasi

Day 7 of the tour begins with early morning boat ride to see the sanctified bathing ghats at Varanasi. After this, get back to your accommodation place and take breakfast. After this, the Varanasi city tour starts that includes various sanctified shrines and temples, along with well-known Banaras Hindu University. After taking tour to Sarnath you reach to the place where Gautam Buddha conveyed his first sermon. Later, stay overnight in the lodge.

Day 8:- Varanasi- Bodhgaya

Total Distance- 275 kms, Time Taken- 7 Hours

Day 8 starts with early morning drive to Bodhgaya. After reaching Bodhgaya, you will transfer to the lodge. Stay at the inn for a night in Bodhgaya.

Day 9:- Bodhgaya

Take breakfast; embark on a tour of must visiting places of Bodhgaya like- Bodhgaya Archeological Museum that features a small and unique collection of Buddhist statues of 1st century AD and 11th century BC. Jagannath Temple is another worth visiting shrine that includes a four armed idol of Lord Shiva in black stone. Stay in Bodhgaya for overnight.

Day 10:- Bodhgaya- Nalanda- Rajgir- Bodhgaya- Delhi

Morning starts with touring to Nalanda and Rajgir. Nalanda is famous as one of the best fortress of bygone days. It was a great centre of learning and students from various corners of the world used to come here to learn about Buddhist culture and traditions. After visiting Nalanda, drive to Rajgir, the momentous road leads to vulture’s peak or Gridha-Kuta. It is the place where Lord Buddha set up the first council and delivered the sermon. Later on, return back to Gaya Railway Station and spend a night on the board.

Day 11:- Delhi

Arrival at Delhi. After reaching to metropolitan city, check-in hotel. Afterward, visit mesmerizing places of Old Delhi like Raj Ghat-the entombment of Mahatma Gandhi, awe-inspiring monument Red Fort, Jama Masjid- one of the greatest and largest mosque framed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, Humayun’s tomb- a memorial structure that reminds us about the golden era of Mughals, Qutub-Minar- one of the tallest monuments of the world.

Day 12:- Delhi- Dharamsala

Day 12 of the trip gives you complete one day for your personal doings. You will be transfer to Railway Station. Spend one night on the board.

Day 13:- Dharamsala

Arrival at Dharamsala, reach to selected lodging place. Later on, the tour includes visiting places like Chamunda Devi Temple, Dalai Lama Palace, Bhagsu Nath and Dal Lake. Stay all night in Dharamsala.

Day 14:- Dharamsala- Delhi

A full day for enjoying the spiritual functions inside the temple of Chamunda Devi and Bhagsu Nath temple. In evening you will be dropped to Chakki Bank Railway Station. Stay overnight on board.

Day 15:- Delhi Arrival

Reach to Delhi and get into the lodge. After reaching Delhi, transfer to International Airport for next destination.

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