Footstep of Lord Buddha- as the name says this tour follows the Buddha footsteps from Bodh Gaya, where he attained enlightenment; to Sarnath where he preached his first sermon; through other places he visited regularly, and finally to Kushinagar where he attained Parinirvana in 486 BC. This nine day, guided tour will allow you to see the journey of Siddartha Gautama and how he achieved enlightenment and became a "Buddha" - an enlightened one.
The tour starts with sightseeing tour of Delhi where you will explore some popular attractions of Delhi like India Gate, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Red Fort..etc. After witnessing the beauty of Delhi, board a train for Lucknow and then drive to Shravasti. In Shravasti, Buddha spent 24 rainy days when his disciple built a monastery for him at Jetavana and even performed some miracles when a rival challenged him. Uncover the monasteries, temples and gardens at Shravasti and then make way to Lumbini in Nepal. Reckoned as the birthplace of Buddha, here you can visit the Lumbini Park, Mayadevi temple, and China temple. A world heritage site, Lumbini has an enormous religious significance and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. Next day, drive to Kushinagar, the place where Gautama Buddha attained Parinirvana after his death. When in Kushinagar, you will visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple, Kushinagar Museum, Ramabhar Stupa and Sun Temple. Following a day trip to Kushinagar, travel to Varanasi. From Varanasi, visit the Sarnath, the ancient town where Buddha came to preach his message of the middle way to nirvana after he achieved enlightenment. Further, visit Bodh Gaya to visit Mahabodhi Temple Complex, which features a black statue of Lord Buddha in a sitting position; Bodhi Tree, the tree under which Buddha meditated to gain supreme knowledge and a stupa calledAnimesh Lochan Chaitya. Explore Bodh Gaya for a day and next day proceed to Patna via Rajgir and Nalanda. When in Patna, board a flight or train for the journey onward.
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