Buddhist Pilgrimage with Nepal

Buddhist Pilgrimage with Nepal

Buddhist Pilgrimage with Nepal

The Package of Skylines for Nepal is one of the main centres of Buddhism. This tour is especially made to highlight the major Buddhist heritage sites of Nepal. The Packages are made For those who are curious to know aboutdetails of Buddhism. It will bring the major Buddhist pilgrimages in the valley and the birth place of Lord Buddha to Lumbini.The Emperor Ashoka had visited Nepal and had a pillar erected at the Buddha's birthplace at Lumbini and constructed several stupas at Patan.In the valley you will visit Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO and Lumbini (birth place of Lord Buddha) out of the valley. During the trip, visitors can see the Buddhist devotees chanting religious hymns in their religious attire totally devoted to Buddhism.

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Destination: Kathmandu - Pokhra - Lumbini - Sravasti - Kushinagar - Vaishali- Patna Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Agra - Delhi

 

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (D)

Arrive Kathmandu via a scheduled International Flight and in evening continue the sightseeing of the capital of Nepal. Visit the world heritage site, Boudhanath known for the world's largest stupa and the oldest Buddhist shrine of Swayambhunath temple during the beginning of Indo Nepal Tour. Transfer to hotel for overnight.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu - Pokhra (B/L/D)

After breakfast, continue the drive to Pokhra, the second largest valley in Shivalik Mountains. Later continue the sightseeing of Pokhra Phewa Lake, the second-largest lake in Nepal and the most important landmark of this valley. Later visit Bindyabasini Temple, the oldest structure in Pokhara built by Newari traders way back in the 16th century. On arrival, check into Hotel for overnight.

 

Day 03 : Pokhra - Lumbini - Sravasti (B/L/D)

After breakfast, continue the pleasurable sightseeing of witnessing the sunrise in the tucks of Shivaliks. After breakfast, continue schedule transfer to Pokhra airport to board connecting flight for Bhairahawa. Transfer from Bhairahawa airport and proceed for Lumbini, the world heritage site renowned for its intrinsic connection with the birth of Buddha. On arrival, begin the sightseeing of Lumbini through a visit to Maya Devi Temple, dedicated to the mother of Buddha. Pay respects to Pushakarini Pond and other unique ruins of Lumbini. Later drive to Sravasti. Overnight in Sravasti.

 

Day 04 : Sravasti - Kushinagar (B/L/D)

After breakfast, continue sightseeing of Sravasti, known for its Jetavana rain shelters that served as a monastic complex of Buddha for 24 years. Presently, this sacred site is characterized with the presence of Sahet Mahet ruins, Anand Bodhi tree, age-old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples. Later proceed for Kushinagar. Overnight in Kushinagar.

 

Day 05: Kushinagar - Vaishali - Patna (B/L/D)

Kushinagar is the place chosen by Lord Buddha for his Mahaparinirvana, or final exit from this earth. Visit the Rambhar Stupa enshrining the cremation ground of Lord Buddha. Drive to Patna. Enroute visit Vaishali, where he announced his Mahaparinirvana. Overnight in Patna.

 

Day 06: Patna - Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya (B/L/D)

After breakfast, continue the drive to Rajgir and enroute visit Nalanda, a 5th century ancient Buddhist university. Reach Rajgir, the ancient Magadha kingdom capital denoted with many Buddhist attractions including Griddhakuta where Lord preached his followers, Venuvana Vihara, the monastery built by King Bimbisara for Lord Buddha to reside. Continue your drive and arrive Bodhgaya. Bodhgaya is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres in the Buddhist world. Visit Mahabodhi Temple where one can easily come across the Sacred Bodhi tree where the chosen one attained enlightenment. Also visit Sujata House, Niranjana River during the Bodhgaya city tour. Overnight in Bodhgaya.

 

Day 07: Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Agra (B/L/D)

After early breakfast, proceed for Varanasi. Here around 530 B.C., Buddha preached his first sermon after gaining enlightenment. Evening Ganga Arti o/n hotel.

 

Day 08: Varanasi - Agra (B/L/D)

Breakfast Proceed Sarnath sightseeing lunch and transfer to airport for flight to Agra. Arrival visit Taj-Mahal o/n hotel.

 

Day 09 : Agra - Delhi (B/L/D)

After breakfast, proceed to delhi and transfer to airport as per your flight.

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