The Skylines India Package for Nepal is renowned as a significant hub of Buddhism. This tour has been crafted with the aim of showcasing the major Buddhist heritage sites in Nepal, and is ideal for those who have an interest in delving deeper into the details of Buddhism. The tour will take you to important Buddhist pilgrimage sites both within the valley and beyond, including Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha, where Emperor Ashoka had erected a pillar during his visit to Nepal and constructed several stupas at Patan. In addition to these locations, visitors will also get the opportunity to explore Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath, both World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO. Throughout the journey, visitors will be able to witness devoted Buddhist followers chanting religious hymns in their traditional attire, completely immersed in their faith.
The Buddhist Pilgrimage with Nepal tour offers an enriching and immersive experience for those interested in Buddhism. During the tour, you can expect to visit some of the most significant Buddhist sites in Nepal, including Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha, as well as Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath, both listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
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.
After breakfast, continue the drive to Pokhara, the second-largest valley in Shivalik Mountains. Later continue the sightseeing of Pokhara 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 an overnight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breakfast Proceed Sarnath sightseeing lunch and transfer to the airport for flight to Agra. Arrival visits Taj-Mahal o/n hotel.
After breakfast, proceed to delhi and transfer to airport as per your flight.
The Buddhist Pilgrimage with Nepal Tour is a spiritual journey that takes you to some of the most sacred and significant Buddhist sites in Nepal, including Lumbini (the birthplace of Buddha), Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and more.
No, you don’t need to be a Buddhist to go on this tour. People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to join.
The best time to go on the tour is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is mild and dry. However, the tour can be taken at any time of the year.
It’s a good idea to bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellent, appropriate clothing for visiting religious sites, and a camera to capture your memories.