Buddhist Circuit Tour

Duration: 11 Nights 12 Days

Buddhist Circuit Tour

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 Ashok, now known as was the famous lion capital pillar.

Kushinagar (Parinivara): 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 Ashok to 84,000 stupas across his kingdom and beyond.

Itinerary & Map

  • Day 01
    Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
  • Day 02
    Morning tour of Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath & Patan Durbar Square
  • Day 03
    Fly to Bhairahawa, drive to Lumbini
  • Day 04
    Sightseeing tour of Lumbini – visit Maya Devi Temple, Ashok Pillar, Lumbini Garden, sacred pond & other ruins.
  • Day 05
    Drive Lumbini to Varanasi
  • Day 06
    Morning Boat Ride on River Ganges. Visit Sarnath, drive to Bodhgaya
  • Day 07
    Full day tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple & Tree, Niranjana River, Sujata Kuti, Big Buddha Statue and some international temple.
  • Day 08
    Drive to Rajgir via Nalanda. Visit Nalanda University, Vulture peak, Jeevak Van and Bhimbsar Jai.
  • Day 09
    Drive to Kushinagar via Vaishali. Visit Ashoka Pillar, Monkey tank, Kutagar Shala, Relic Stupa and Coronation Tank. Also visit Mahaparinirvan Temple, Mathakunwar Shrine and cremation stupa at Kushinagar.
  • Day 10
    Drive to Sravasti via Kapilvastu. Visit ruins at Kapilvastu and visit Jetvan, Gandh Kuti, Sudath Kuti, Angulimal Kuti etc. at Sravasti.
  • Day 11
    Onward journey to Kathmandu or Lucknow or Delhi.
  • Day 12
    Final Departure