Uttar Pradesh has been graced significantly by the presence of Lord Budhha. The state had witnessed two important events in the life of Buddha - his first ever sermon in Sarnath and his attainment of Mahaparinirvana in Kushinagar. Apart from this, Buddha travelled extensively in this state teaching and preaching. Thus, Buddhism in Uttar Pradesh has strong roots and eminent religious significance that contribute in making it an important Budhhist pilgrimage destination in the world. The state’s tourism outlines a convenient and well-sorted travel itinerary for the Buddhist Circuit Tour. It ensures that all the important destinations along with Sarnath and Kushinagar are also included in the pilgrimage tour of the Buddhist devotees.
There are total 6 Buddhist religious destinations in Uttar Pradesh that are of the uttermost importance. Kaushambi, Sankisa, Kushinagar, and Sravasti are the other 4 pilgrimage places that are included in almost every Buddhist Circuit Tour in the state. Each of these Buddhist pilgrimages have the archaeological ruins, artefacts, and pillars that either date back to the time of Buddha or to the time when the religion was flourishing in India. This offers devotees and tourists a chance to relish a detailed history tour along with a spiritual one.