A good part of Gautam Buddha's life was spent in India as this was the place where he went through the journey from attaining Nirvana to Parinirvana (nirvana-after-death). During his life, he has been to many locations with his disciples to preach and teach the principles of moral thoughts and actions. Most of these places have now temples, stupas, gardens or monasteries. If this holiday, you want to spend some time in serenity to unwind your spirits then there are no better places than the Buddha temples sprinkled in India and Nepal. Considering all the good number Buddhist temples in India and Nepal, Tour My India has designed a package - Buddhist Pilgrimage with Goldern Triangle Tour. In just sixteen days, this tour will take you to not only the major Buddhist pilgrimages but also to the Golden Triangle sites- Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi. A visit to all these places will be inspirational and offers an insight into the life of Buddha.
This sixteen-day extravagant tour commences the movement you will arrive in Delhi. In the initial five days of the tour, you will explore the classic golden triangle cities- Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. From Agra, you will board a train for Varanasi to visit the Sarnath, the city where Buddha came after attaining enlightenment and delivered his first sermon. After visiting the place where he gave his first speech, you will proceed to Bodh Gaya to see the place where Buddha obtained enlightenment. After spending a day in Bodh Gaya, drive to Patna. To make the four-hour journey, from Bodh Gaya to Patna, more interesting, you will enjoy a stopover at the Nalanda to see the ancient university; Gridhakuta Hill to see the places where Buddha delivered dialogues to his disciples; and Rajgir, the place where Buddha first council was held. From Patna, you will drive to Kushinagar to see the place where Buddha attained Parinirvana after his death but before that there will be a small stopover at Vaishali to see the place where Buddha preached his last sermon. Further, visit Shravasti to see the age-old stupas, majestic viharas, and several temples. On the day thirteen, leave India territory and visit the Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. In Lumbini, visit the Maya Devi Temple, which according to the Buddhist scholars is the birth place of Buddha On this tour you will also visit the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, which is also the last destination of the trip.
Departure from Kathmandu marks the end of the tour. For detailed information about the tour, go through the detailed itineraries mentioned below.