If you are seeking the peace of mind and want to spend some time amidst the divine tranquility, you must take a Buddhist tour India. The towering stupas, peaceful monasteries, and the extremely melodic Buddhist chants will relieve you from all your stress and you will lose yourself in the world of divinity for sure.
The vast land of India is bestowed with a plethora of Buddhist pilgrimage sites that attract travelers from across the globe. Lord Buddha traveled to different places in India and delivered his sermon. His ardent devotees love to explore these places and bask in the bliss. They become happy to follow the path of their highly revered deity and experience his life from close quarters.
Our specially designed Buddhist pilgrimage tour packages include all the destinations which are related to the life of Buddha. Many temples and stupas were built by the great followers of Buddhism at different times, which later turned into famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites. By visiting these sites you can enhance your knowledge about the life of Buddha and the culture of Buddhism. The famous sites that one should visit for in-depth knowledge about Buddhism include places that are described in detail below.
Lumbini is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Buddha and without visiting this place your Buddha tour is incomplete. The prime attractions here include a number of Buddhist monasteries and temples made by different nations to initiate the cultural exchange. The other sites to explore are Mayadevi Temple and World Peace Pagoda.
Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under a ‘Peepal’ tree which is located in Bodhgaya. This sacred city is situated on the bank of the river Phalgu and is a must-visit destination while on a Buddhist pilgrimage tour. The city is dotted with a number of monasteries, constructed by followers of Buddhism from Japan, Thailand, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. The most famous temple here is the Maha Bodhi Temple that features the biggest statue of Buddha in India. Another famous attraction of Bodhgaya is the Chaukramama or the Jewel Walk where Buddha used to come for a walk in the morning and evening.
Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first speech on enlightenment. Today, the place has become one of the most important Buddhist sites of worship in India. It is a must-visit destination included in a majority of the Buddhist tour packages. The major attraction of Sarnath is the Chaukhandi Stupa constructed by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd-century BC. The other attractions include the Dhamek Stupa, where Buddha delivered his first teachings, Mulagandha Kuti Vihar and Sarnath Museum.
Located about 53 km from Gorakhpur in UttarPradesh, Kushinagar is the place of ‘Mahaparinirvana’ of Lord Buddha. A Buddhist pilgrimage Indiais incomplete without a visit to this site. The main attractions include 50-feet tall Ramabhar Stupa where Lord Buddha was cremated, Mahanirvana Temple and Mathakuar Temple. Here you can see the stone image of the Buddha and inscriptions that date back to the 10th and 11th-century, Thai Temple, Japanese Temple and the Chinese Temple.
Shravasti is the place where Lord Buddha spent 24 years with his disciples. This city is dotted with several age-old stupas, monasteries, and temples. Shravasti is also famous for the World Peace Bell installed by Japanese devotees.
A tour to all these sacred Buddhist sites enlightens you from within and help you inculcate a few habits or teaching of Lord Buddha in your life.