Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour‎

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour‎

Let the blessed grounds where Lord Buddha dwelled be an inspiration to stimulate to bring out the true Buddhist in you. This is a 10 day journey that opens up an opportunity to reflect yourself, and capture the days of the Buddha.

Day 01

Colombo/ Gaya (L/D)

Morning Arrival Gaya International Airport by Mihin Lanka Airlines. Meet & greet on arrival and transfer to hotel. Lunch at Hotel Evening free for own activities or visit to mahabodhi temple for prayer Early Dinner at hotel and overnight at Bodhgaya hotel.

Day 02

Bodhgaya

After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour at Bodhgaya, visiting the place like Mahabodhi temple - The Bodhi tree, situated in the premises of the temple, is the one under which Buddha attained illumination. Lunch at hotel. After lunch visit to Sujata Village, Niranajana River, various monasteries, Dinner and overnight at Hotel in BodhGaya

Day 03

Bodhgaya / Kushinagar

Early Morning drive to Kushinagar Lunch on way at local restaurant or packed ( 09 hrs drive) Kushinagar (The Place where Buddha entered perfect tranquility - the state of Mahaparinirvana ).On arrival transfer to hotel . After short break , leave from hotel to visit Mahaparinirvana temple & Rambhar stupa , the huge statue of the Reclining Buddha, Mukutbandhana, come back to hotel for Dinner and Overnight stay at kushinagar hotel

Day 04

Kushinagar / Lumbini / Sravasti

After breakfast at hotel drive to Lumbini (170 kms / apprx 5 hrs drive) with packed lunch from hotel , Arrival Lumbini , visit Maya Devi Temples in Lumbini.: The place where enlightened Gutam Buddha was born. Evening Drive to Sravasti (190 kms / apprx 5 hrs drive) . Arrival Sravasti , on arrival check in at hotel . Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 05

Sravasti / Varanasi

After breakfast visit Sahet Mahet (Capital of ancient kingdom of Kosala, Jetawana Gardens Buddhist temples etc.after Lunch at hotel drive to Varanasi (8/9 hrs aprx.).Arrival Varanasi and check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Varanasi

Day 06

Varanasi / Bodhgaya

After early Breakfast at hotel drive to Sarnath (10 kms) Visit - about 10 kms from the holy city of Varanasi – is the blessed locale where more than 2500 years ago Buddha choose to deliver his first sermon. After lunch drive to Bodhgaya (apprx 06 hrs drive). Arrival Bodhgaya on arrival check in at hotel Dinner and overnight at Bodhgaya

Day 07

Bodhgaya / Rajgir – Nalanda / Bodhgaya

At 0700 hrs after breakfast drive to Rajgir .Reaches Rajgir at 0900 hrs (from Bodhgaya which is 85 s) Rajgir is la site of great Sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Afternoon visit Gridhkutta Hill, Bimbisar jail & Ajatashatru's Fort. Drive to Nalanda, which is 12kms. Drive (15 minuts), and It was one of the oldest Universities of the World & International Centre for Buddist Studies., Nalanda was one of the greatest monastic universities of the ancient world University established in 5th century BC. It is believed that Lord Buddha and also the founder of Jainism religion Lord Mahavir taught at this university for years. There is even a monument to facilitate Chinese traveler monk and writer Hiuen Tsang who studied at this university in the 7th century A.D Lunch at Nalanda Cafetaria. evening drive back to bodhgaya ( 105 KMS , 02.5 Hrs Drive )on arrival check in at hotel. Dinner at hotel and O/N at bodhgaya.

Day 08

Bodhgaya / Rajgir – Nalanda / Bodhgaya

Breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport