Receive the traditional blessings from monks by visiting some of the finest Buddha shrines in India and Nepal. Accompanied by an experienced guide, this seven-day tour will help you to understand a unique experience, and you'll hear chanting and prayers as you sit before the monks. Your seven day guided tour will commence from Kolkata, where you will spend a day to visit the monuments like Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral, Ramakrishna Math, Kalighat and Mother Teresa Hospice. Continue your tour to Bodh Gaya, which is famous for its Bodhi tree, the spot where Buddha meditated to attain enlightenment. In Bodh Gaya visit the Mahabodhi Temple, one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha, where you can see the tall stone lotuses, figures of Buddha sitting in different postures on the walls, Buddha footprints on the stones and a colossal golden that has a statue of Buddha in the sanctum sanctorum. When in Bodhgaya, you will go for a day tour to Nalanda (a major Buddhism centre), Griddhkuta "Hill of Vultures' (the place where Buddha spent many years meditating and teaching) and Saptparni caves (where Buddha's first council was organized immediately after he attained Nirvana). After spending some good number of days at Bodhgaya, embark on a drive to Varanasi to unfold new chapters from Buddha's life. When you arrive in Varanasi, visit Sarnath, where Buddha preached his first famous sermon after attaining enlightenment. On this guided tour, you will also be visiting the place where Budha attained Parinirvana after his death, Kushinagar, and the holy site where he was born, Lumbini. And not top forget is Sravasti, an ancient city where Buddha spent significant years of his life. From Sravasti, you will drive to Lucknow to board a train to your journey onwards.
On this tour, you will be visiting all the ancient cities that are connected with the lives of Gautam Buddha for the scores of reason.