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Most Sacred Buddhist Pilgrimage - 2016 2017

 

Bodhi Tree- Mahabodhi Temple- Sarnath- Lumbini - With Dalai Lama & Famous Himalayan Monasteries  Key-Guru-Ghantal-Nako-Tabo-Monastery Tour - 15 days

 

World's Best - Most Sacred - Buddhist Pilgrimage 2016 2017

 

 

World's Most Sacred Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour - Overview

 

This Great Buddhism Tour Package is a most popular package for Buddhists all over the world & is especially custom made to cover Top Buddhist Sites in North India i.e Sarnath & Bodhgaya as well as prestine Buddhist Monasteries located in Remote Indian Himalayas. Along with these Buddhism sites in India, it also offers great Sites Seeing and Glimpses of North India.

 

This package is carefully designed with 15 Nights 16 days starting from Delhi, We tour the

Epicenter of BuddhismSarnath Bodh Gaya, Vaishali, Kushinagar and Bodhi Tree (under

which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment), once we are done with these, We

visit Heritage Monasteries in Himalayan State of India (Himachal Pradesh), some of these

monasteries are UNESCO Heritage and very Picturesque.

 

 

Bodhi Tree-Mahabodhi temple - Sarnath - Lumbini Buddhism Package with Himalayan

Monasteries North India Site Seeing - Highlights

 

 

  • 2 Night stay at Delhi with Site Seeing - Old Delhi & New Delhi.
  • 1 Nights in Agra, Taj Mahal Visit, Agra Fort Visit.
  • 1 Night in Jaipur & Site Seeing of City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort
  • 2 Nights Stay in Varanasai & Sarnath Visit
  • 2 Nights Stay in Bodh Gaya & Site Seeng
  • 2 Night stay at Shimla with Monastery Visits and sight Seeing.
  • 3 Nights Stay in Remote Himalayan Villages where we will show you the Heritage Monasteries
    • Kay Monastery
    • Guru Ghantal
    • Dhankar
    • 1 Night stay in Kalpa - Place of eternal beauty
    • 1 night stay at Kaza - Highest Village
    • 1 night stay at Lahul Spiti Valley - Remote Tribal Village
  • 1 Night stay in Manali for relaxation
    • ​Famous and Most Beautiful Hill Station of India
  • 2 Nights stay in Dharamshala/Mcleodganj
    • Meeting Dalai Lama.
    • Tibetan Capital in Exile
  • 1 Night Stay in Amritsar with Golden Temple in Amritsar.

 

 

Bodhi Tree-Mahabodhi temple - Sarnath - Lumbini with Himalayan Remote

Monasteries Package - Costs, Rates Dates

 
  • Deluxe 3 star Package: - At just $2999 per couple enjoy 15 days / 14 nights in North India Buddhist Package which cover best tourist destinations with 3 star hotel.
  • Super Deluxe 4 star Package: - At just $3500 per couple enjoy 15 days / 14night in North India Buddhist Package which cover best tourist destinations with luxury hotel.

 

 

Bodhi Tree-Mahabodhi temple - Sarnath - Lumbini - Himalayan Monasteries -Buddhism

Package with North India Site Seeing - Itinerary

 

 

North India Buddhist Monastery and BodhGaya Package start from Delhi - Package Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi

 

Arrival at Delhi- the capital city of India on day one. You will be greeted by our officials at the airport after which you will be taken to Hotel. After Relaxation, You will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Various Historical places like the Jama Masjid- a mosque, Lotus Temple- Baha’i faith temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple- ; Ancient monuments like Red Fort, India Gate, Qutab Minar; National Museum, Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, and crafts museum. You can also visit the famous Sulabh International Museum of Toilets etc.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.

 

DELHI Site Seeing Covered in package

 

Monuments of Mughal Islamic Era

  • Red Fort

Delhi's most famous monument, the Red Fort, stands as a powerful reminder of the Mughal emperors who ruled India. Its walls, which stretch for over two kilometers (1.2 miles), Red Fort was built in 1638 to keep out invaders. We will take your imagination back to the ancient Mughal era, Spend a one hour sound and light show showcasing  fort's history in evening.

  • Jama Masjid

Next to Red Fort, Jama Masjid is another marvelous treasure of the Old City, and is the largest mosque in India. Its courtyard can hold 25,000 devotees. The mosque took 13 years to build, and was completed in 1650. A strenuous climb to the top of its southern tower will reward you with a stunning view across the rooftops of Delhi. Be sure to dress appropriately when visiting the mosque or you won't be allowed in. This means covering your head, legs and shoulders.

  • Humayun's Tomb

If you think Humayun's Tomb looks a bit like the Taj Mahal in Agra, that's because it was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal's creation. The tomb was built in 1570, and houses the Grave of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun. It was the first of this type of Mughal architecture to be built in India, and the Mughal rulers followed it up with an extensive period of construction all over the country. The tomb is part of a greater complex that's set amongst beautiful gardens

  • Lodi Gardens

Lodi Gardens provides a serene retreat from city life, The vast Gardens were built by the British in 1936 around the tombs of 15th and 16th century rulers. Joggers, yoga practitioners, and young couples all enjoy this park.

  • Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, is an incredible example of early Indo–Islamic architecture. It was built in 1206, but the reason remains a mystery. Some believe that it was made to signify victory and the beginning of Muslim rule in India, while others say it was used to call the faithful to prayer. The tower has five distinct stories, and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Quran.

 

Modern Monuments in Delhi

  • India Gate

The towering archway of India Gate at the center of New Delhi is a war memorial, built in memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army in World War I. At night it glows warmly under floodlights, and the gardens that line its boulevard are a popular.

  • Swaminarayan Akshardham

A relatively new attraction, this massive temple complex was built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha spiritual organization and opened in 2005. It's dedicated to showcasing Indian culture. As well as the astonishing architecture of the pink stone and white marble shrine, the complex includes sprawling garden, sculptures, and boat ride. 

 

Best Chinese Restaurant in New Delhi

  • Tian - Asian Cuisine Studio Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri | ITC Maurya, New Delhi 110021, India. (Ranked #3 of 4,097)
  • Big Yellow Door Hudson lane, Kingsway Camp, Vijay Nagar, North campus, New Delhi 110009, India (Ranked #25 of 4,097 )
  • Shanghai Club Plot No.3, Sector-10, District Center,, New Delhi 110075, India (Ranked #38 of 4,097)

 

Best THAI RESTAURANT in New Delhi

  • Tian - Asian Cuisine Studio Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri | ITC Maurya, New    Delhi 110021, India (Ranked #3 of 4,097 )
  • Thai High at The Qutab 1091/1, Ambawatta Complex, Mehrauli, Kalka Das Marg | Kalka Das Marg, New Delhi 110030, India (Ranked #60 of 4,097)
  • Mamagoto 53, Khan Market | Khan Market, New Delhi 110003, India(Ranked #105 of 4,097)

 

Best JAPNESE RESTAURANT in New Delhi

  • Tian - Asian Cuisine Studio Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri | ITC Maurya, New Delhi 110021, INDIA.      (Ranked #3 of 4,097 )
  • Pan Asian District Centre, Sector 6 | Sheraton New Delhi Hotel, Saket, New Delhi 110017, India (Ranked #7 of 4,097 )
  • Wasabi By Morimoto Mansingh Road, | The Taj Mahal 1, Lower Lobby Level, Khan Market, New Delhi 110011, India (Ranked #27 of 4,097 )
  • Sakura Bangla Sahib Road | The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, New Delhi 110001, India (Ranked #45 of 4,097 )

 

Best Korean RESTAURANT in New Delhi

  • Tian - Asian Cuisine Studio Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri | ITC Maurya, New Delhi 110021, INDIA.      (Ranked #3 of 4,097)
  • Pan Asian District Centre, Sector 6 | Sheraton New Delhi Hotel, Saket, New Delhi 110017, India (#7 of 4,097)
  • Gung - The Palace D-1B, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Green Park, New Delhi 110016,  India (Ranked #288 of 4,097)

 

Day 02:  Best of India - Taj Mahal - Agra Fort - Delhi -Agra-Delhi (approx 231 km)

Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. Check out from the hotel to reach Agra by an assisted drive (Stopover at Akbar’s tomb in Sikandra). Reach Agra & Transfer to a hotel..

Visit Taj Mahal, Taj Mahal is a monument that tells the love tale of Shahjahan and Mumtaz. It was built by Shahjahan using white marble signifying the purity of his love and it took 22 years to complete it. Also Visit the Agra Fort- a fortress rebuilt by Akbar, Mughal gardens are some sites which are included in your sightseeing schedule.

Overnight at Agra

 

Agra Attractions covered in the package

 

  • The Taj Mahal

Emperor Shah Jahan built this white marble mausoleum for his queen Arjumand Bano Begum or Mumtaz Mahal. The building aside, the Taj Mahal is one of the most glorious symbols of love. Great builder that he was, the Emperor commissioned a building that has lasted centuries to remain a thing of rare breathtaking beauty. The building was commissioned in 1631 and decorated with the landmark technique of intricate marble inlay work.

 

  • Agra Fort

Akbar, the greatest empire-builder of the Mughals, commissioned the Agra Fort in 1565. Shah Jahan made alterations by pulling down many of the original buildings and replacing them with marble ones.

His son Aurangzeb, who was in constant conflict with local chieftains and neighbouring principalities, added the outer ramparts. The tourist entry is through the Amar Singh Gate, which was used by General Lake and his army to capture the fort.

 

BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT IN AGRA

  • Green Park Restaurant Fatah bad Road | Near Ganpati Textile Emporium, Agra 282001,
  • Pinch of Spice 1076/2, Fatehabad Road, | Opposite Hotel ITC Mughal, Agra 282001, India 
  • Mughal Room 54, Clarks Shiraz Hotel, Taj Road, Ajmer Road | Sadar Bazaar Area, Agra, India 

BEST THAI RESTAURANT IN AGRA

  • Qaisar Bagh Restaurant Fateahabad Road | Near Purani Mandi Crossing, Agra 282001, India 
  • The Great Wall Restaurant E-21 Shopping Arcade, Sadar Bazar, Agra, Agra 282001, India
  • Yash Cafe Taj Ganj, Agra, India 

 

BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT IN AGRA

  • Shankara Vegis Restaurant Chowk Kaghzi | Near Taj South Gate Road, Agra 282001, India 
  • Mughal Room 54, Clarks Shiraz Hotel, Taj Road, Ajmer Road | Sadar Bazaar Area, Agra, India 

BEST JAPNESE RESTAURANT IN AGRA

  • Shankara Vegis Restaurant Chowk Kaghzi | Near Taj South Gate Road, Agra 282001, India 
  • Mughal Room 54, Clarks Shiraz Hotel, Taj Road, Ajmer Road | Sadar Bazaar Area, Agra, India 

 

Day 03: Delhi - Agra - Shimla (approx 346 km)

Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. Shimla, the capital of himachal Pradesh and former summer capital or British India. Where you can see the nature beauty. Reach Shimla by Late Evening

Overnight stay at Shimla hotel.

 

Day 04: Shimla (local sightseeing)

After Breakfast in Misty air of Shimla, Proceed to for shimla local sight seeing in Shimla City

Local sightseeing in Shimla

  • The Mall

 It is the main attraction in Shimla, lined with shops selling woolen garments and shawls, handicrafts, departmental stores, eateries and old colonial timber houses. Dominating the eastern end of the Ridge is the Christ Church, which was consecrated in 1857. On the other extreme of the central square is the Scandal Point.

  • The Kali Bari

 It is close to Scandal Point enshrines the idol of Shyamla Devi, the presiding deity of Shimla.

  • The Lakkar Bazaar

 Is famed for its woodcrafts and souvenir shops, while the Subzi Mandi or lower Bazaar has stalls stocked with fruits, vegetables and dry fruits.

  • The Jakhu Temple

 It is sitting on top of Jakhu hill at 2,455 meters is the highest point on the ridge.

Return in the Evening after Shimla Tour & Overnight stay at shimla hotel.

 

Shimla Buddhist Monasteries covered in Site Seeing

  • Dorje Drak Monastery - Shimla

Dorje Drak (meaning Indestructible Rock) monastery is a Nyingma monastery located in Shimla. It is run by the Tibetan exiles. The current head of the monastery is H.H. Taglung Kyabgon Tsetrul Thupten Gyaltsen Rinpoche. There are almost a 100 monks in the monastery.

 

  • Jonang Takten Phunstok Choeling Monastery-Shimla

The Jonang Takten Phunstok Choeling Monastery is a small Monastery and is mainly established with the aim of providing shelter and good education to poor children.

 

Best Chinese Restaurant in Shimla

  • Sichuan Palate 20, Mall road. Scandal Point, Shimla, Shimla 171001, India (Ranked #10 of 72)
  • Scandal Delights 18, the Mall, Shimla 171001, India (Ranked #14 of 72)
  • Nag sons Paitpooja Hotel Nag sons | Near Dduz Hospital, Shimla 171001, India (Ranked #12 of 72)
  • China Town Restaurant Middle Bazaar, Shimla, India (Ranked #33 of 72)

Best THAI Restaurant in Shimla

  • Scandal Delights 18, The Mall, Shimla 171001, India 
  • Seventh Heaven Restaurant Hotel Comber mere, Mall Rd, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001 ‎    

 

   Best KOREAN Restaurant in Shimla

  • The Restaurant at the Oberoi Cecil Chaura Maidan Rd | Nabha, Shimla 171001, India.
  • Seventh Heaven Hotel Comber mere | Opposite Tourism Lift, The Mall, Shimla, India 

 

Best JAPNESE Restaurant in Shimla

  • The Restaurant at the Oberoi Cecil Chaura Maidan Rd | Nabha, Shimla 171001, India 
  • Seventh Heaven Hotel Comber mere | Opposite Tourism Lift, The Mall, Shimla, India 

 

 

Day 05:- Shimla- Sarahan-Sangla-Chitkul-Kalpa (approx 238 km)

After Breakfast,  check out from shimla hotel. And proceed to other destinations Fruther Up North.. We proceed to Sarahan, Sangla, Chitkul, Kalpa and Finally Kaza to see some of the Majestic Remote Monasteries in World..

 

Visit Sarahan Bhimakali Temple - Confluence of Hinduism, Buddhist, Tibetan Cultures

Enroute, Stop  in Sarahan and Visit Bhimakali Temple, reputed to be at least 800 years old, is dedicated to Goddess Durga or Bhimakali, and is considered one of the significant Shakti Peeths of Shaivite Hindus   the temple is Tibetan in its architectural style, with Buddhist and Hindu influences and bronze statues of both religions in the shrines. 

 

After Sarahan, Proceed to Sangla and overnight stay in Sangla Resort

 

Day 06:-Sangla Chitkul Site Seeing

Today we will Cover Sangla Attractions..Proceed to see sangla attractions after Breakfast

  • Sangla Meadow Trek

The Sangla Meadows Also Known As Sangla Kanda Is another Natural Sightseeing Attraction In Sangla. This Place Is Completely Covered In Greenery And Surrounded By Snow Capped Mountain Ranges Of The Himalayas. It Also Forms A Perfect Site To See The Kinner Kailash In An 180o View. This Place Will Also Provide A View Of The Local Huts Of Himachal Along With The Customs And Lifestyle Of Its Local People.

 

  • Chitkul

Chitkul Is The Last Inhabited Village Situated Near Indo-Tibet Border At A Distance Of 20 Km From Sangla. This Village Lies On The Right Bank Of River Baspa. The Most Popular Attraction Of This Village Is The Temple Of Local Goddess ‘Chitkul Maathi’ Also Known As ‘Mata Devi’. People Of The Entire Kinnaur District Come To Worship At This Temple. Chitkul Also Experiences Heavy Snowfall During Winters, Due To Which It Also Becomes Completely Un-Inhabited.

 

  • The Baspa River

The Baspa River Is A Fast Flowing River That Passes Through The Hills Of Sangla. The Surroundings Of Baspa River Provide An Opportunity To View Timely Rainbows And Brown Trout. It Is Also An Angler’s Paradise For Being Home To A Vast Variety Of Fishes. Crossing This River Is Also Quite An Attraction Amongst The Visitors As This Process Involves Ride In A Basket Along The Way. Its Surrounding Areas Also Stand Appropriate For Campers And Trekkers.

 

  • The Kamru Fort

The Kamru Fort Is Situated At An Altitude Of 2600 M Above The Sea Level At 229 Km From Shimla And 2 Km From The Sangla Valley. It Is Located In The Picturesque Location Of The Sangla Valley. At The Main Gate Of This Fort Is A Large Image Of Lord Buddha That Welcomes You And An Idol Of Kamakhya Devi Is Installed In Its Third Floor.

 

  • Buddhist Monastery

There is also a fine Buddhist Monastery situated near Sangla. This monastery lies near the Reckong Peo in Brelengi due to which it is also known as Brelengi Gompa. This monastery displays modern Buddhist edifice. It was constructed by the Mahabodhi Society in 1992 for facilitating the Dalai Lama to perform the Kalachakra ceremony. Near to this monastery is a 10 m statue of standing Buddha, visible from a considerable distance.

 

  • The Tibetian Wood Carving Centre

The Tibetans Wood Carving Centre Is One Of The Most Popular Sightseeing Destinations Of Sangla Valley. It Is Situated Near The Saffron Farms In The Outskirts Of Sangla. Its Main Attractions Are the Items Made out Of Wood Carvings in Tibetan Style. These Items Are Presented Here For Both Display And Sale Purposes.

 

 

Day 07:-Sangla - Kalpa-Nako-Tabo- Kaza (approx 211km)

Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. Proceed to kaza enroute visit the Nako, Tabo kaza where famous Buddhist temples Kaza is capital of the Spiti valley and its largest town. Kaza is characterized by Monasteries, villages, high altitude farming, a rugged / rocky terrain and rocky mountain slopes. Kaza has monasteries (Most notably Key Monastery), world's highest petrol pump, World's highest inhabited villages and amazing high altitude views.

Kaza lies on the Tibetan Plateau and one gets a feel of Tibet and Ladakh moving around the area. Kaza is the last point before one move towards Manali and joins the legendary Manali-leh road enroute. Kunzumla pass journey enroute is considered an epic for bikers and self-drive adventure enthusiasts.

Overnight stay in Kaza.

 

Day 08:-Kaza Monasteries Visit and Site Seeing

 

Major Buddhist Monasteries Around Kaza in Package

 

  • Key Monastery

Key Monastery is situated 12 kms. North of Kaza in Lahaul and Spiti district and serves the western population of Spiti. It is the oldest and biggest monastery of the valley and located above Key village. It houses beautiful scriptures and paintings of Buddha and other goddesses. Lamas practice dance, sing and play on pipes and horns. Religious training to Lama's is imparted here. It has murals and books of high value.

  • Kibber Serkong Rimpoche Monastery

 18 km from Kaza, Kibber is the highest settlement in the world which is connected by motor able road, has electricity and satellite dishes. This place is home to a monastery which is named after Serkong Rimpoche of Tabo. He expired in this monastery in the year 1983 and at the place where he was being cremated, a water source erupted. Even today, water coming out from the source is utilized by the people of Kibber.

  • Lalung Gompa

 A small gompa occupies a prominent position in the village of Lalung. Notwithstanding its size, the gompa attracts tourists in considerable number because of its heavily carved wooden Paneling. 

Kungri gompa lies at a distance of 10 km from Attar go which itself is around 12 km from Kaza. The monastery was constructed in the first half of the 14th century and reflects the impact of the tantric cults of Buddhism’s.

  • Guru Ghantal Monastery

Guru Ghantal Monastery is situated on the right bank of Chandra River about 4 kms. above Tandi and is believed to be the oldest Gompa of Lahaul having wooden structure with pyramidal roofs, wood carving, preserving the idols of Padmasambhava and Brajeshwari Devi. On the full moon night in mid-June a festival called "GHANTAL" is celebrated by Lamas and Thakurs together.

  • Khardong Monastery

Khardong Monastery is about 5 kms. From Key long across Bhaga river. It is believed to be built in 12th century. This monastery has a large library of Kangyur and Tangyur volumes of Buddhist scriptures in Bhoti.

  • Shashur Monastery

Shashur Monastery is situated on a hill about 3 kms from Key long in Lahaul and Spiti district towards north. During June/ July this monastery attracts a large number of visitors when Lamas perform the devil dance. It was founded in the 17th century AD. It belongs to red hat sect and is located among the blue pines. The paintings represent the history of 84 Buddha’s.

  • Tayul Gompa

Tayul Gompa is 6 kms. From Key long in the Lahaul and Spiti district and is one of the oldest monasteries of the valley having a huge statue of Guru Padmasamhava about 5 m high and houses library of Kangyur having 101 volumes. In Tibetan language Ta-Yul means the chosen place.

  • Thang Yug Gompa

Thang Yug Gompa is located 13 kms. Above Kaza in Lahaul and Spiti serving western part of central Spiti. Situated in a secluded place in the narrow gauge of Kaza Nallah, it generally has a Lama from Tibet. Above this there is a long plateau which leads to Shilla peak.

  • Dhankar Monastery

Dhankar Monastery is situated about 25 kms. East of Kaza and serves eastern part of central Spiti. Dhankar is a big village and erstwhile capital of Spiti King. On top of a hill there is a fort which used to be a prison in olden times. The Monastery has about 100 Lamas and is in position of Buddhist scriptures in Bhoti language. Principal figure is a Statue of "Vairochana" (Dhayan Buddha) consisting of 4 complete figures seated back to back. It has relics in the shape of paintings and sculptures.

  • Tabo Monastery

Tabo Monastery is another large gompa serving the population of eastern side. It has its origin in the tenth century old and is located 50 kms. From Kaza in Lahaul and Spiti district. In fame it is next to Tholing Gompa in Tibet. It has about 60 Lamas and houses a large collection of Scriptures, wall paintings etc. Murals of this gompa have similarity to that of the Ajanta paintings.

  • Nako

The legendary footprints of the Guru Padamsambhava are enshrined at the Lotsabaage Monastery at Nako. This high altitude village in Kinnaur is located near a limpid lake.

  • Tashigang Gompa

Tashigang Gompa can be visited by taking diversion from Khab to Namgya and then trekking to the Gompa.

  • Tilasangh Monastery

Tilasangh Monastery is 12 km. short of Yangthang, about 1 km. trek from Kaza.

 

 

Day 09:- Kaza - Spiti Valley-Lahul valley   (184 km)

After Breakfast, we proceed to Lahul spiti valley. Approx 184 Km.  The monastery in lahul spiti valley like, Sha-shur in the local parlance means in the blue pines. This is very apt as good patches of blue pine can still be seen around the monastery. Kardang Village Kardang which was once the capital of Lahaul has the most popular and the biggest monastery of the area. The monastery is situated on the left bank of the river Bhaga just above the village of Kardang.other monasteries in this valley like TAYUL, GURU GHANTAL, GHEMUR, etc.

Overnight stay in lahul spiti valley hotel.

 

DAY 10-11:-Lahul Spiti valley –Manali (approx 115 km)

  After visit the monasteries of lahul spiti valley proceed to Manali. And check in to the Manali hotel .after that visit the famous Buddhist monasteries in Manali like The Tibetan Monasteries have preserved Tibetan culture in the form of three colorful monasteries. Manali has the largest Tibetan settlement in the valley, standing out by their colorful new gompas, many prayer wheels, and prayer flags fluttering over the house. Gadhan Thekchokling Gompa, built in 1969 has a prominent yellow colored pagoda roof and bright frescoes on the walls. Inside the vividly painted prayer hall is a statue of Shakyamuni (form of Buddha) Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar, and "VASHIST" Well known for its hot springs? There are old temples dedicated to the sage Vashisth and to Lord Rama.   

We check in Hotel Manali. 

Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

Attractions Covered in Manali

The Tibetan Monasteries have preserved Tibetan culture in the form of three colorful monasteries. Manali has the largest Tibetan settlement in the valley, standing out by their colorful new gompas, many prayer wheels, and prayer flags fluttering over the house.

 

  • Gadhan Thekchokling Gompa

 This is built in 1969 has a prominent yellow colored pagoda roof and bright frescoes on the walls. Inside the vividly painted prayer hall is a statue of Shakyamuni (form of Buddha). Beside the main entrance is a roll of honor listing Tibetans killed in the late 80s during the many violent uprisings against the Chinese occupation in Tibet. The monastery is maintained through donations and the sale of carpets woven by the lamas within the temple workshop.

 

  • The Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa

 It is situated near the market place in Manali. It has been nicely designed in a very modern style. The monastery glows at night with light bulbs. There is a huge gold faced statue of Lord Buddha preserved inside the monastery.

The Tibetan Monasteries are known for their rich handicrafts, especially carpets and paintings. With the aroma of Tibetan incense sticks filling the air, hymns, and chants in the background, the ambience of the monastery is captivating. There is another monastery which is located at Aleo on the bank of River Beas. You can visit the monasteries at anytime during the day.

 

Chinese restaurant in Manali 

  • Johnson Bar and Restaurant Circuit House Road | Circuit House Road, Manali 175131, India (Ranked #4 of 73)
  • River Music Garden Restaurant & German Bakery Club House Road, Manali, India (Ranked #9 of 73 )
  • Sa ba restaurant Nehru Park | The Mall, Manali 175131, India (Ranked #25 of 73)

 

 

DAY 13:-MANALI –Dharamshala (approx 214 km)

After breakfast check out from Manali hotel and proceed to dhramshala. And after reach out then check in dhramshala hotel. And take some rest. It is also renowned for its beauty, elegance and charm that it expresses through the natural scenarios and the mystic ambience of religious associations. It the centre of preaching of the Tibetan religious Guru and Nobel peace prizewinner, the Dalai Lama.

Dharamshala is like a small piece of diamond, which multiplies its beauty manifold. The landscape is splendid, with green surroundings, swift rivers, and the mighty hill ranges, the small city is a perfect resting destination after some rush hours of journey. Overnight stay at dhramshala hotel.

 

DAY 14:-DHARAMSHALA local sightseeing

Dip Thekchen Choeling Monastery, Dharamshala – home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama -- is also known as Lhasa of India. Tsuglag Khang – the temple complex houses the Buddhist pilgrimage monastery  .McLeodganj is also famous for various authentic Tibetan products like carpets, thangkas, jewellery, and other knick-knacks .In case you are interested in the history of Tibet then you can visit the Losels Doll Museum which is located in the Norbulingka complex .The main Buddhist temple or Tsuglagkhang (cathedral) is a five-minute walk from the main bazaar .The Norbulingka Institute, named after the 18th century residence of the 7th Dalai Lama, teaches about 100 students various skills including wood and metal-craft, silk weaving and thangka paintings.

Overnight stay in dhramshala hotel.

 

Tourist attractions Covered in Dhramshala

 

  • Sightseeing in Dharamshala

Sightseeing in Dharamshala includes visiting museums, or marveling at the architectural splendor of Buddhist monasteries here. The lower town of Dharamshala is crowded with shops, local houses, and government offices. The Museum of Kangra Art is the only significant site to visit on the main road in Dharamshala.

 

Buddhist Monasteries Covered in Dharamshala

 

  • Tsuglagkhang monastery ( Dalai Lama temple)

An important Buddhist shrine (located opposite to the Namgyal Monastery in the same courtyard) in the town is the Tsuglagkhang or Tsuglag Khang, known as the Dalai Lama's temple. It houses the statues, in sitting postures, of Shakyamuni (gilded)- the central image, Avalokiteśvara (the deity of compassion sculpted in silver with eleven faces and thousand arms and eyes -linked to a legend), and Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) - both facing the direction of Tibet - and also the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts.

Dalai Lama's residence is opposite to this temple. A festival is held here every year, during April and May, when traditional dances and plays are enacted .

A small monastery called the Gompa Dip Tse-Chok Ling, the Gangchen Kyishong (called Gangkyi in short by Tibetans and Library by Indians is the premises of the Tibetan government-in-exile), Mani Lakhang Stupa, Nechung Monastery, Norbulingka Institute, Sidhpur are located. The Karmapa (who was in Norbulinga in Tibet before taking refuge in India) is now living in Gyato monastery.

 

  • Kalachakra Temple

Kalachakra Temple is located adjoining the Tsulagkhang which is dedicated to the Kalachakra. The temple has fresco decorations of 722 deities of the mandala, Shakayamuni Buddha, and the central Kalachakra image. Dalai Lama personally directed the painting of the frescos done by three master painters over a period of three years. The walls and columns here have many traditional Tibetan Thangka paintings.

 

  • Gyuto Monastery, Dharamshala

Gyuto Monastery is located at Sidbhari, 6 km from Dharamshala on the main road to Palampur. It is the abode of Karmapa (Head of the Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism). Also called TCV School this monastery houses the image of Sakhyamuni Buddha enclosed in a small chamber.

 

Chinese restaurant in Dhramshala

  • Common Ground Cafe Swarg Ashram Road, Dharamsala | Dist. Kangra, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 486447, India (Ranked #5 of 46)
  • Peace Cafe Main Mall, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 176219, India (Ranked #6 of 46)
  • Tibet Kitchen Jogiwara Road, House #1 | McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 176215, India (Ranked #8 of 99 )

 

DAY 15:- DHARAMSHALA -AMRITSAR (approx 199 km)

 After morning breakfast check out from dhramshala hotel and then proceed to Amritsar.Amritsar is a prime and popular pilgrim destination in India. A synonym of Sikh religion, every pious Sikh desires to be hallowed with a pilgrimage to Amritsar and to have a divine bath at the Golden Temple. A visit to Amritsar is supposed to cleanse the soul of the pilgrim. Amritsar is not just an ordinary Indian city bestowed with tremendous attractions; it displays a stunning elegance and a lifestyle. In spite of its modern outlook, the city still preserves and emanates a vital and enriching uniqueness. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, involving the killing of hundreds of Indian civilians on the orders of a senior British military officer, Reginald Edward Harry Dyer, took place on 13 April 1919 in the heart of Amritsar, the holiest city of the Sikhs, on a day  to them as the birth anniversary of the Khalsa (Vaisakhi day).

Overnight stay in Amritsar hotel.

 

Tourist attractions Covered in Amritsar

 

  • Golden Temple
  • Wagah Border

The international border between India and Pakistan. The pomp and pageantry of the Beating Retreat and the Change of Guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces makes for a most charming spectacle.

 

  • Jallian Wala Bagh

The memorial at this site commemorates the 2000 Indians who were killed or wounded, shot indiscriminately by the British under the command of Gen Michael O"Dyer on April13, 1919 while participating in a peaceful public meeting. This was one of the major incidents of India's freedom struggle. 

 

Chinese restaurant in Amritsar

  • Sarhad Nh-1 Attari Wagah Border | Attari, Amritsar 143108, India (Ranked #6 of 121)
  • Brother's Amritsar Dhaba near Golden Temple | Adjacent to Jallianwala Bhag, Amritsar 143001, India (Ranked #10 of 121)
  • Moti Mahal Deluxe - The Golden Bytes S.C.O. 121, B-Block, R

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    World's Best - Most Sacred - Buddhist Pilgrimage 2016 2017

     
    • 2 Night stay at Delhi with Site Seeing - Old Delhi & New Delhi.
    • 1 Nights in Agra, Taj Mahal Visit, Agra Fort Visit.
    • 1 Night in Jaipur & Site Seeing of City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort
    • 2 Nights Stay in Varanasai & Sarnath Visit
    • 2 Nights Stay in Bodh Gaya & Site Seeng
    • 2 Night stay at Shimla with Monastery Visits and sight Seeing.
    • 3 Nights Stay in Remote Himalayan Villages where we will show you the Heritage Monasteries 
      • Kay Monastery 
      • Guru Ghantal 
      • Dhankar
      • 1 Night stay in Kalpa - Place of eternal beauty
      • 1 night stay at Kaza - Highest Village
      • 1 night stay at Lahul Spiti Valley - Remote Tribal Village
    • 1 Night stay in Manali for relaxation
      • ?Famous and Most Beautiful Hill Station of India
    • 2 Nights stay in Dharamshala/Mcleodganj 
      • Meeting Dalai Lama.
      • Tibetan Capital in Exile
    • 1 Night Stay in Amritsar with Golden Temple in Amritsar.

     

     

     

    North India Buddhist Monastery and Pilgrimage Tour package from China/Japan/Thailand

     

    Delhi Best Recommended Hotels

    • 3 star hotel bloom rooms @ New Delhi Railway Station RS.3500  per night 8591 Arakashan Road | Opposite New Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi 110055, India (Formerly bloomrooms @ New Delhi Railway St) ( Ranked #11 of 608 hotels ).
    • 4  star    Radisson Blue Hotel New Delhi Dwarka Rs.7500 Per night ,  Plot 4 Sector 13 Next to Metro Station, Near IGI Airport | Dwarka City Centre, New Delhi 110075, India (Ranked #86 of 608 Hotels )

     

    Shimla best Recommended Hotels

    • Kapil Hotel Rs 3000 per night   Elysium Hill, Bharari Road, Near Jass Radisson | Lakkar Bazaar, Shimla     171001, India (Ranked #5 of 96 Hotels in Shimla)
    • Radisson Hotel Shimla Rs 8000 per night    Good wood Estate | Lower Bharari, Shimla 171001, India   (Ranked #16 of 96 Hotels in Shimla).

     

    Kalpa best Recommended Hotels

     

    • Hotel Apple Pie2 star hotel Kalpa RS.2500 PER NIGHT (#2of 8 hotels in Kalpa)

     

    • The Monk Kalpa  Rs. 3000 per night Roghi Road kalpa Kalpa 172108, India (#1of 8 hotels in Kalpa)

     

    Kaza best Recommended Hotels

    • Sakya Abode near Monastery RS. 2000 PER NIGHT | Lahaul and Spiti, Kaza 172114, India (Ranked #2 of 7)
    • Spiti Valley India Rs 3000 per night   (Ranked #1 of 416)

     

    Lahul spiti valley best Recommended Hotel

    The Nomad's Cottage, Losar, Spiti Valley Rs. 2700 per night .

     

    Manali best Recommended Hotels

     

    • Hotel Snow Park RS.2500 per night Aleo, Naggar Road New Manali, Manali 175131, India (Ranked #27 of 103 hotels in Manali)

    • Honeymoon Inn Manali RS.3400 per night Left Bank, Aleo, Manali 175131, India (Ranked #5 of 103 hotels in Manali).

     

    Dhramshala Best Recommended Hotels

    • Bob's n Barley RS. 2700 per night Naddi, Dharamsala 176216, India (Ranked 4 of 57)
    • Bella Heights RS. 3500 per night Temple Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India (Ranked #7 of 15)

     

    Amritsar Best RECOMMENDED Hotels

    • Hotel City Park Amritsar RS.3100 per night near Post Office, Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar 143001, India (Ranked #5 of 70)
    • Radisson Blu Hotel Amritsar RS. 5800 per night Airport Road, Amritsar 143001, India( Ranked #3 of 70 hotels in Amritsar)

     

    Patna Best RECOMMENDED Hotels

    • Hotel Chanakya RS. 7500   per night Beer Chand Patel Marg, Patna, Patna 800001, India (Ranked #10 of 18)
    • Hotel Gargee Grand RS. 9500 per night Plot No 825, Exhibition Road, Patna 800001, India (Ranked #1 of 18).

     

    BodhGaya Best RECOMMENDED Hotels

    • Hotel R.K. Palace Rs.5250 per night Do Muhan Road, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (#2 of 17 hotels in Bodh Gaya)
    • Hotel Tokyo Vihar Rs. 5300 per night opposite to Japanese temple, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (Ranked #3 of 17)

     

     

    North India Buddhist Tour package – Cheap Flights to Delhi from China

    ·         Flights from china to Delhi (china southern)

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    • Guangzhou (CAN) Dep: 0730hrsCZ - 3027 H Class Delhi (DEL) Arr: 1130hrs (+1)

     

    Returning from Delhi to China (China southern)

    • Delhi (DEL) Dep: 1245hrsCZ - 3028 E Class Guangzhou (CAN) Arr: 1950hrs
    • Guangzhou (CAN) Dep: 1735hrsCZ - 3375 Q ClassBeihai (BHY) Arr: 1845hrs (+1)

     

    Cheap DOMESTIC FLIGHT Amritsar to Patna to Delhi

     

    ·         Flights from Amritsar to Patna (jet konnect)

    ATQ (10:50) - PAT (12:55) (1 Stop)

    • Returning from Patna to Delhi (GO)

    PAT (13:45) - DEL (15:25)

     

    Why you must book This North India Buddhist Package

     

    Golden Triangle in India is symbol of Indian Tourism on World Tourism Map. From every corner of World million of tourists want visit India and spend their vacations in Golden Triangle Tours in India. Delhi, Agra is the main city of the Golden Triangle tour package. Taj Mahal a beautiful structure on love, which describes the passion of human being regarding their love one. Delhi is the capital of Modern India and mixture of Old and New structure of Indian History.

    For your consideration we have designed some of our best tour itinerary on Golden Triangle Tour Package in India. We specialize in custom-made trips, but we work to organize the tour around your exact plan and as per your budget. Golden Triangle tour packages are our specialized tour area. We choose hotels which are centrally located in each destinations of our tour itinerary selected carefully which will suite you at time of your journey. We constantly check the reviews of our clients regarding our tour packages and our transportation, means behavior of our driver and their services to our clients. We handle all details from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave.

     

    Destinations Covered in North India Buddhist Package

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Shopping in Destinations Covered

     

    Shopping in Delhi

    The main shopping markets in Delhi are concentrated in and around Connaught Place, Palika Bazaar, and the underground air-conditioned market in CP and Jan path. More traditional markets are in the Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi and in Karol Bagh. With the expansion of the city, other shopping complexes, including the chic Hauz Khas village, Santushti complex, the South Extension market and Khan Market have been developed. For handlooms and handicrafts from all states of India, visit the state emporia on Baba Kharak Singh Marg and the Central Cottage Industries Emporium off Connaught Place. Antiques and art are sold at the Tibetan Market on Jan path and some shops in Sunder Nagar Market.

     

    Shopping in Agra              

    Shopping can be both an exciting as well as taxing experience in Agra. There is a lot one can pick up in handicrafts, but beware of the touts who lead you into shops that overcharge and pay a hefty commission. It is best to go by yourself, and bargain hard. The main shopping area is the Sadar Bazaar, besides Kinari Bazaar, Gwalior Road, Mahatma Gandhi Road and Munro Road. The Taj complex also has emporia of several state governments. These offer a good range of items at fixed prices. You should not let your credit card out of sight, and avoid having goods shipped later, since many people have been cheated on them.

     

           

    SHOPPING IN PATNA

    For a lifetime experience of shopping in Patna, visit the Maurya Lok market at Dak Bungalow Road, where you can buy the renowned Madhubani paintings done by the Mithilanchal womenfolk using earthy colors to depict vibrant motifs and deities.

    Check out the Bihar handicrafts emporium, which offers among other items papier Mache art, Tikulis, printed Chunris, Khari Mica paintings, Pattharkatti stone-craft, Sujini quilt embroidery, Khatwa appliqué work and wood inlays in various beautiful geometrical designs. 




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  • 2 Night stay at Delhi with Site Seeing - Old Delhi & New Delhi.
  • 1 Nights in Agra, Taj Mahal Visit, Agra Fort Visit.
  • 1 Night in Jaipur & Site Seeing of City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort
  • 2 Nights Stay in Varanasai & Sarnath Visit
  • 2 Nights Stay in Bodh Gaya & Site Seeng
  • 2 Night stay at Shimla with Monastery Visits and sight Seeing.
  • 3 Nights Stay in Remote Himalayan Villages where we will show you the Heritage Monasteries 
    • Kay Monastery 
    • Guru Ghantal 
    • Dhankar
    • 1 Night stay in Kalpa - Place of eternal beauty
    • 1 night stay at Kaza - Highest Village
    • 1 night stay at Lahul Spiti Valley - Remote Tribal Village
  • 1 Night stay in Manali for relaxation
    • ?Famous and Most Beautiful Hill Station of India
  • 2 Nights stay in Dharamshala/Mcleodganj 
    • Meeting Dalai Lama.
    • Tibetan Capital in Exile
  • 1 Night Stay in Amritsar with Golden Temple in Amritsar.

 

 

 

North India Buddhist Monastery and Pilgrimage Tour package from China/Japan/Thailand

 

Delhi Best Recommended Hotels

  • 3 star hotel bloom rooms @ New Delhi Railway Station RS.3500  per night 8591 Arakashan Road | Opposite New Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi 110055, India (Formerly bloomrooms @ New Delhi Railway St) ( Ranked #11 of 608 hotels ).
  • 4  star    Radisson Blue Hotel New Delhi Dwarka Rs.7500 Per night ,  Plot 4 Sector 13 Next to Metro Station, Near IGI Airport | Dwarka City Centre, New Delhi 110075, India (Ranked #86 of 608 Hotels )

 

Shimla best Recommended Hotels

  • Kapil Hotel Rs 3000 per night   Elysium Hill, Bharari Road, Near Jass Radisson | Lakkar Bazaar, Shimla     171001, India (Ranked #5 of 96 Hotels in Shimla)
  • Radisson Hotel Shimla Rs 8000 per night    Good wood Estate | Lower Bharari, Shimla 171001, India   (Ranked #16 of 96 Hotels in Shimla).

 

Kalpa best Recommended Hotels

 

  • Hotel Apple Pie2 star hotel Kalpa RS.2500 PER NIGHT (#2of 8 hotels in Kalpa)

 

  • The Monk Kalpa  Rs. 3000 per night Roghi Road kalpa Kalpa 172108, India (#1of 8 hotels in Kalpa)

 

Kaza best Recommended Hotels

  • Sakya Abode near Monastery RS. 2000 PER NIGHT | Lahaul and Spiti, Kaza 172114, India (Ranked #2 of 7)
  • Spiti Valley India Rs 3000 per night   (Ranked #1 of 416)

 

Lahul spiti valley best Recommended Hotel

The Nomad's Cottage, Losar, Spiti Valley Rs. 2700 per night .

 

Manali best Recommended Hotels

 

• Hotel Snow Park RS.2500 per night Aleo, Naggar Road New Manali, Manali 175131, India (Ranked #27 of 103 hotels in Manali)

• Honeymoon Inn Manali RS.3400 per night Left Bank, Aleo, Manali 175131, India (Ranked #5 of 103 hotels in Manali).

 

Dhramshala Best Recommended Hotels

  • Bob's n Barley RS. 2700 per night Naddi, Dharamsala 176216, India (Ranked 4 of 57)
  • Bella Heights RS. 3500 per night Temple Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India (Ranked #7 of 15)

 

Amritsar Best RECOMMENDED Hotels

  • Hotel City Park Amritsar RS.3100 per night near Post Office, Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar 143001, India (Ranked #5 of 70)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Amritsar RS. 5800 per night Airport Road, Amritsar 143001, India( Ranked #3 of 70 hotels in Amritsar)

 

Patna Best RECOMMENDED Hotels

  • Hotel Chanakya RS. 7500   per night Beer Chand Patel Marg, Patna, Patna 800001, India (Ranked #10 of 18)
  • Hotel Gargee Grand RS. 9500 per night Plot No 825, Exhibition Road, Patna 800001, India (Ranked #1 of 18).

 

BodhGaya Best RECOMMENDED Hotels

  • Hotel R.K. Palace Rs.5250 per night Do Muhan Road, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (#2 of 17 hotels in Bodh Gaya)
  • Hotel Tokyo Vihar Rs. 5300 per night opposite to Japanese temple, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (Ranked #3 of 17)

 

 

North India Buddhist Tour package – Cheap Flights to Delhi from China

·         Flights from china to Delhi (china southern)

  • Beihai (BHY) Dep: 1410hrsCZ - 3376 M Class Guangzhou (CAN) Arr: 1530hrs
  • Guangzhou (CAN) Dep: 0730hrsCZ - 3027 H Class Delhi (DEL) Arr: 1130hrs (+1)

 

Returning from Delhi to China (China southern)

  • Delhi (DEL) Dep: 1245hrsCZ - 3028 E Class Guangzhou (CAN) Arr: 1950hrs
  • Guangzhou (CAN) Dep: 1735hrsCZ - 3375 Q ClassBeihai (BHY) Arr: 1845hrs (+1)

 

Cheap DOMESTIC FLIGHT Amritsar to Patna to Delhi

 

·         Flights from Amritsar to Patna (jet konnect)

ATQ (10:50) - PAT (12:55) (1 Stop)

  • Returning from Patna to Delhi (GO)

PAT (13:45) - DEL (15:25)

 

Why you must book This North India Buddhist Package

 

Golden Triangle in India is symbol of Indian Tourism on World Tourism Map. From every corner of World million of tourists want visit India and spend their vacations in Golden Triangle Tours in India. Delhi, Agra is the main city of the Golden Triangle tour package. Taj Mahal a beautiful structure on love, which describes the passion of human being regarding their love one. Delhi is the capital of Modern India and mixture of Old and New structure of Indian History.

For your consideration we have designed some of our best tour itinerary on Golden Triangle Tour Package in India. We specialize in custom-made trips, but we work to organize the tour around your exact plan and as per your budget. Golden Triangle tour packages are our specialized tour area. We choose hotels which are centrally located in each destinations of our tour itinerary selected carefully which will suite you at time of your journey. We constantly check the reviews of our clients regarding our tour packages and our transportation, means behavior of our driver and their services to our clients. We handle all details from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave.

 

Destinations Covered in North India Buddhist Package

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shopping in Destinations Covered

 

Shopping in Delhi

The main shopping markets in Delhi are concentrated in and around Connaught Place, Palika Bazaar, and the underground air-conditioned market in CP and Jan path. More traditional markets are in the Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi and in Karol Bagh. With the expansion of the city, other shopping complexes, including the chic Hauz Khas village, Santushti complex, the South Extension market and Khan Market have been developed. For handlooms and handicrafts from all states of India, visit the state emporia on Baba Kharak Singh Marg and the Central Cottage Industries Emporium off Connaught Place. Antiques and art are sold at the Tibetan Market on Jan path and some shops in Sunder Nagar Market.

 

Shopping in Agra              

Shopping can be both an exciting as well as taxing experience in Agra. There is a lot one can pick up in handicrafts, but beware of the touts who lead you into shops that overcharge and pay a hefty commission. It is best to go by yourself, and bargain hard. The main shopping area is the Sadar Bazaar, besides Kinari Bazaar, Gwalior Road, Mahatma Gandhi Road and Munro Road. The Taj complex also has emporia of several state governments. These offer a good range of items at fixed prices. You should not let your credit card out of sight, and avoid having goods shipped later, since many people have been cheated on them.

 

       

SHOPPING IN PATNA

For a lifetime experience of shopping in Patna, visit the Maurya Lok market at Dak Bungalow Road, where you can buy the renowned Madhubani paintings done by the Mithilanchal womenfolk using earthy colors to depict vibrant motifs and deities.

Check out the Bihar handicrafts emporium, which offers among other items papier Mache art, Tikulis, printed Chunris, Khari Mica paintings, Pattharkatti stone-craft, Sujini quilt embroidery, Khatwa appliqué work and wood inlays in various beautiful geometrical designs. 

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 North India day tours are offering you day excursions and sight-seeing tours. Choose from an exciting range of day excursions from the best in the field.

 

North India Buddhist Monastery and BodhGaya Package start from Delhi - Package Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi

Arrival at Delhi- the capital city of India on day one. You will be greeted by our officials at the airport after which you will be taken to a hotel that has been pre-booked for you .you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Various places of worship like the Jama Masjid- a mosque, Lotus Temple- Baha’i faith temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple- devoted to Lord Vishnu; ancient monuments like Red Fort, India Gate, Qutab Minar; etc.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.

 

DELHI Site Seeing Covered in package

 

There are plenty of sightseeing places in New Delhi. Popular for its art galleries, museums and archaeological sites, New Delhi offers a wide variety of sightseeing choices. Interested in history? Check out the various museums like National Museum, Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, and crafts museum. You can also visit the famous Sulabh International Museum of Toilets.

 

  • Red Fort

Delhi's most famous monument, the Red Fort, stands as a powerful reminder of the Mughal emperors who ruled India. Its walls, which stretch for over two kilometers (1.2 miles), were built in 1638 to keep out invaders. However, they failed to stop the fort being captured by the Sikhs and the British. To take your imagination back to the ancient era, a one hour sound and light show of the fort's history is held each evening

 

  • Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is another marvelous treasure of the Old City, and is the largest mosque in India. Its courtyard can hold an incredible 25,000 devotees. The mosque took 13 years to build, and was completed in 1650. A strenuous climb to the top of its southern tower will reward you with a stunning view across the rooftops of Delhi. Be sure to dress appropriately when visiting the mosque or you won't be allowed in. This means covering your head, legs and shoulders.

 

  • Swaminarayan Akshardham

A relatively new attraction, this massive temple complex was built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha spiritual organization and opened in 2005. It's dedicated to showcasing Indian culture. As well as the astonishing architecture of the pink stone and white marble shrine, the complex includes sprawling garden, sculptures, and boat ride. Allow plenty of time to explore it thoroughly -- at least half a day. Do note that cell phones and cameras are not permitted inside.

 

  • Humayun's Tomb

If you think Humayun's Tomb looks a bit like the Taj Mahal in Agra, that's because it was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal's creation. The tomb was built in 1570, and houses the body of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun. It was the first of this type of Mughal architecture to be built in India, and the Mughal rulers followed it up with an extensive period of construction all over the country. The tomb is part of a greater complex that's set amongst beautiful gardens

  • Lodi Gardens

Lodi Gardens provides a serene retreat from city life, and is the place to come if you're feeling tired and worn out. The vast Gardens were built by the British in 1936 around the tombs of 15th and 16th century rulers. Joggers, yoga practitioners, and young couples all enjoy this park.

  • Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, is an incredible example of early Indo–Islamic architecture. It was built in 1206, but the reason remains a mystery. Some believe that it was made to signify victory and the beginning of Muslim rule in India, while others say it was used to call the faithful to prayer. The tower has five distinct stories, and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Quran. There are also a number of other historic monuments on the site.

  • India Gate

The towering archway of India Gate at the center of New Delhi is a war memorial, built in memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army in World War I. At night it glows warmly under floodlights, and the gardens that line its boulevard are a popular.

 

Chinese Restaurant in New Delhi

  • Tian - Asian Cuisine Studio Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri | ITC Maurya, New Delhi 110021, India. (Ranked #3 of 4,097)
  • Big Yellow Door Hudson lane, Kingsway Camp, Vijay Nagar, North campus, New Delhi 110009, India (Ranked #25 of 4,097 )
  • Shanghai Club Plot No.3, Sector-10, District Center,, New Delhi 110075, India (Ranked #38 of 4,097)

 

Day 02:  Delhi -Agra-Delhi (approx 231 km)

Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. Check out from the hotel to reach Agra by an assisted drive (Stopover at Akbar’s tomb in Sikandra). Transfer to a hotel with the guidance of our professionals on arrival.

Agra today has great remains of Mughal architecture, the best example being Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is a monument that tells the love tale of Shahjahan and Mumtaz. It was built by Shahjahan using white marble signifying the purity of his love and it took 22 years to complete it. On day three, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort- a fortress rebuilt by Akbar, Mughal gardens are some sites which are included in your sightseeing schedule.

 

Overnight at Delhi.

 

Agra Attractions covered in the package

In Agra, layers of history are peeled away to reveal an amazing tapestry of life - of wars waged, of great architectural magnificence and above all a testimony of the undying love of a king for his queen.

The first time you travel to Agra, the city can be a bit overwhelming with its noise and big crowds. There are government run and private tourist information centers galore and you should take advantage of them. Most of them offer tour guide services, which is useful if you're stuck in a chaotic Indian city, particularly if you're low on knowledge about its premier attraction. There are also nearly as many touts as tourists! Beware of them and stay with registered guides. However, no matter how many times you've done Agra and the Taj Mahal, their attraction never fades. If you're an old Agra hand of course, you'll be quite at home in this crazy bustling town.

 

  • The Taj Mahal

Emperor Shah Jahan built this white marble mausoleum for his queen Arjumand Bano Begum or Mumtaz Mahal. The building aside, the Taj Mahal is one of the most glorious symbols of love. Great builder that he was, the Emperor commissioned a building that has lasted centuries to remain a thing of rare breathtaking beauty. The building was commissioned in 1631 and decorated with the landmark technique of intricate marble inlay work.

 

  • Agra Fort

Akbar, the greatest empire-builder of the Mughals, commissioned the Agra Fort in 1565. Shah Jahan made alterations by pulling down many of the original buildings and replacing them with marble ones.

His son Aurangzeb, who was in constant conflict with local chieftains and neighbouring principalities, added the outer ramparts. The tourist entry is through the Amar Singh Gate, which was used by General Lake and his army to capture the fort.

 

BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT IN AGRA

  • Green Park Restaurant Fatah bad Road | Near Ganpati Textile Emporium, Agra 282001, India (Ranked #1 of 170)
  • Pinch of Spice 1076/2, Fatehabad Road, | Opposite Hotel ITC Mughal, Agra 282001, India (Ranked #2 of 170)
  • Mughal Room 54, Clarks Shiraz Hotel, Taj Road, Ajmer Road | Sadar Bazaar Area, Agra, India (Ranked #24 of 170)

 

 

Day 03: Delhi - Shimla (approx 346 km)

Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. Shimla, the capital of himachal Pradesh and former summer capital or British India. Where you can see the nature beauty.

Overnight stay at shimla hotel.

 

Day 04: Shimla (local sightseeing)

 Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. Proceed to for shimla local sight seeing Sightseeing in Shimla is all about visiting the focal point of Shimla which is the Ridge and the Mall running around its south slope. From this central area, the town spills downwards, with winding roads linking up settlements and stone steps connecting each layer. Other places to visit while in Shimla are mentioned below for your convenience. 

The Mall is the main attraction in Shimla, lined with shops selling woolen garments and shawls, handicrafts, departmental stores, eateries and old colonial timber houses. Dominating the eastern end of the Ridge is the Christ Church, which was consecrated in 1857. On the other extreme of the central square is the Scandal Point.

The Kali Bari close to Scandal Point enshrines the idol of Shyamla Devi, the presiding deity of Shimla.

 The Lakkar Bazaar is famed for its woodcrafts and souvenir shops, while the Subzi Mandi or lower Bazaar has stalls stocked with fruits, vegetables and dry fruits.

The most impressive colonial edifice of Shimla is the Vice Regal Lodge, now known as the Rashtrapati Niwas (President’s House).

The Jakhu Temple, sitting on top of Jakhu hill at 2,455 meters is the highest point on the ridge.

Overnight stay at shimla hotel.

 

Shimla Buddhist Monasteries covered in Site Seeing

  • Dorje Drak Monastery - Shimla

Dorje Drak (meaning Indestructible Rock) monastery is a Nyingma monastery located in Shimla. It is run by the Tibetan exiles. The current head of the monastery is H.H. Taglung Kyabgon Tsetrul Thupten Gyaltsen Rinpoche. There are almost a 100 monks in the monastery but sadly they are facing a lot of financial crisis.

 

  • Jonang Takten Phunstok Choeling Monastery-Shimla

 Jonang Takten Phunstok Choeling Monastery in ShimlaThe Jonang Takten Phunstok Choeling Monastery is a small Monastery and is mainly established with the aim of providing shelter and good education to poor children.

 

Local sightseeing in Shimla

  • The Mall

 It is the main attraction in Shimla, lined with shops selling woolen garments and shawls, handicrafts, departmental stores, eateries and old colonial timber houses. Dominating the eastern end of the Ridge is the Christ Church, which was consecrated in 1857. On the other extreme of the central square is the Scandal Point.

  • The Kali Bari

 It is close to Scandal Point enshrines the idol of Shyamla Devi, the presiding deity of Shimla.

  • The Lakkar Bazaar

 Is famed for its woodcrafts and souvenir shops, while the Subzi Mandi or lower Bazaar has stalls stocked with fruits, vegetables and dry fruits.

  • The Jakhu Temple

 It is sitting on top of Jakhu hill at 2,455 meters is the highest point on the ridge.

 

Chinese restaurant in Shimla

  • Sichuan Palate 20, Mall road. Scandal Point, Shimla, Shimla 171001, India (Ranked #10 of 72)
  • Scandal Delights 18, the Mall, Shimla 171001, India (Ranked #14 of 72)
  • Nag sons Paitpooja Hotel Nag sons | Near Dduz Hospital, Shimla 171001, India (Ranked #12 of 72)
  • China Town Restaurant Middle Bazaar, Shimla, India (Ranked #33 of 72)

 

 

Day 05:- Shimla- Sarahan-Sangla-Chitkul-Kalpa (approx 238 km)

Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. After that check out from shimla hotel. And proceed to other destinations. Like sarahan, sangla, chitkul, and last kalpa. . Sightseeing in Sarahan is all about visiting the Bhimakali Temple, reputed to be at least 800 years old, is dedicated to Goddess Durga or Bhimakali, and is considered one of the significant Shakti Peeths of Shaivite Hindus   the temple is Tibetan in its architectural style, with Buddhist and Hindu influences and bronze statues of both religions in the shrines. Sightseeing in sangla   Sangla Meadow Trek, The Baspa River, The Kamru Fort, Buddhist Monastery, The Tibetian Wood Carving Centre, and The Bering Nag Temple.

 

In last overnight stay in Kalpa hotel.

 

Sangla Site Seeing Covered in Package

  • Sangla Meadow Trek

The Sangla Meadows Also Known As Sangla Kanda Is another Natural Sightseeing Attraction In Sangla. This Place Is Completely Covered In Greenery And Surrounded By Snow Capped Mountain Ranges Of The Himalayas. It Also Forms A Perfect Site To See The Kinner Kailash In An 180o View. This Place Will Also Provide A View Of The Local Huts Of Himachal Along With The Customs And Lifestyle Of Its Local People.

 

  • Chitkul

Chitkul Is The Last Inhabited Village Situated Near Indo-Tibet Border At A Distance Of 20 Km From Sangla. This Village Lies On The Right Bank Of River Baspa. The Most Popular Attraction Of This Village Is The Temple Of Local Goddess ‘Chitkul Maathi’ Also Known As ‘Mata Devi’. People Of The Entire Kinnaur District Come To Worship At This Temple. Chitkul Also Experiences Heavy Snowfall During Winters, Due To Which It Also Becomes Completely Un-Inhabited.

 

  • The Baspa River

The Baspa River Is A Fast Flowing River That Passes Through The Hills Of Sangla. The Surroundings Of Baspa River Provide An Opportunity To View Timely Rainbows And Brown Trout. It Is Also An Angler’s Paradise For Being Home To A Vast Variety Of Fishes. Crossing This River Is Also Quite An Attraction Amongst The Visitors As This Process Involves Ride In A Basket Along The Way. Its Surrounding Areas Also Stand Appropriate For Campers And Trekkers.

 

  • The Kamru Fort

The Kamru Fort Is Situated At An Altitude Of 2600 M Above The Sea Level At 229 Km From Shimla And 2 Km From The Sangla Valley. It Is Located In The Picturesque Location Of The Sangla Valley. At The Main Gate Of This Fort Is A Large Image Of Lord Buddha That Welcomes You And An Idol Of Kamakhya Devi Is Installed In Its Third Floor.

 

  • Buddhist Monastery

There is also a fine Buddhist Monastery situated near Sangla. This monastery lies near the Reckong Peo in Brelengi due to which it is also known as Brelengi Gompa. This monastery displays modern Buddhist edifice. It was constructed by the Mahabodhi Society in 1992 for facilitating the Dalai Lama to perform the Kalachakra ceremony. Near to this monastery is a 10 m statue of standing Buddha, visible from a considerable distance.

 

  • The Tibetian Wood Carving Centre

The Tibetans Wood Carving Centre Is One Of The Most Popular Sightseeing Destinations Of Sangla Valley. It Is Situated Near The Saffron Farms In The Outskirts Of Sangla. Its Main Attractions Are the Items Made out Of Wood Carvings in Tibetan Style. These Items Are Presented Here For Both Display And Sale Purposes.

  • Nako

The legendary footprints of the Guru Padamsambhava are enshrined at the Lotsabaage Monastery at Nako. This high altitude village in Kinnaur is located near a limpid lake.

  • Tashigang Gompa

Tashigang Gompa can be visited by taking diversion from Khab to Namgya and then trekking to the Gompa.

  • Tilasangh Monastery

Tilasangh Monastery is 12 km. short of Yangthang, about 1 km. trek from Kaza.

 

 

Day 06:-Kalpa-Nako-Tabo-  Kaza (approx 211km)

Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. Proceed to kaza enroute visit the Nako, Tabo kaza where famous Buddhist temples Kaza is capital of the Spiti valley and its largest town. Kaza is characterized by Monasteries, villages, high altitude farming, a rugged / rocky terrain and rocky mountain slopes. Kaza has monasteries (Most notably Key Monastery), world's highest petrol pump, World's highest inhabited villages and amazing high altitude views. Kaza lies on the Tibetan Plateau and one gets a feel of Tibet and Ladakh moving around the area. Kaza is the last point before one move towards Manali and joins the legendary Manali-leh road enroute. Kunzumla pass journey enroute is considered an epic for bikers and self-drive adventure enthusiasts.

Overnight stay in Kaza.

 

Major Buddhist monasteries Covered in Kaza in Package

  • Lalung Gompa

 A small gompa occupies a prominent position in the village of Lalung. Notwithstanding its size, the gompa attracts tourists in considerable number because of its heavily carved wooden Paneling. 

Kungri gompa lies at a distance of 10 km from Attar go which itself is around 12 km from Kaza. The monastery was constructed in the first half of the 14th century and reflects the impact of the tantric cults of Buddhism’s.

  • Kibber Monastery

 18 km from Kaza, Kibber is the highest settlement in the world which is connected by motor able road, has electricity and satellite dishes. This place is home to a monastery which is named after Serkong Rimpoche of Tabo. He expired in this monastery in the year 1983 and at the place where he was being cremated, a water source erupted. Even today, water coming out from the source is utilized by the people of Kibber.

 

  • Key Monastery

Key Monastery is situated 12 kms. North of Kaza in Lahaul and Spiti district and serves the western population of Spiti. It is the oldest and biggest monastery of the valley and located above Key village. It houses beautiful scriptures and paintings of Buddha and other goddesses. Lamas practice dance, sing and play on pipes and horns. Religious training to Lama's is imparted here. It has murals and books of high value.

  • Guru Ghantal Monastery

Guru Ghantal Monastery is situated on the right bank of Chandra River about 4 kms. above Tandi and is believed to be the oldest Gompa of Lahaul having wooden structure with pyramidal roofs, wood carving, preserving the idols of Padmasambhava and Brajeshwari Devi. On the full moon night in mid-June a festival called "GHANTAL" is celebrated by Lamas and Thakurs together.

  • Khardong Monastery

Khardong Monastery is about 5 kms. From Key long across Bhaga river. It is believed to be built in 12th century. This monastery has a large library of Kangyur and Tangyur volumes of Buddhist scriptures in Bhoti.

  • Shashur Monastery

Shashur Monastery is situated on a hill about 3 kms from Key long in Lahaul and Spiti district towards north. During June/ July this monastery attracts a large number of visitors when Lamas perform the devil dance. It was founded in the 17th century AD. It belongs to red hat sect and is located among the blue pines. The paintings represent the history of 84 Buddha’s.

  • Tayul Gompa

Tayul Gompa is 6 kms. From Key long in the Lahaul and Spiti district and is one of the oldest monasteries of the valley having a huge statue of Guru Padmasamhava about 5 m high and houses library of Kangyur having 101 volumes. In Tibetan language Ta-Yul means the chosen place.

  • Thang Yug Gompa

Thang Yug Gompa is located 13 kms. Above Kaza in Lahaul and Spiti serving western part of central Spiti. Situated in a secluded place in the narrow gauge of Kaza Nallah, it generally has a Lama from Tibet. Above this there is a long plateau which leads to Shilla peak.

  • Kungri Gompa

Kungri Gompa is situated in the Pin valley about 10 kms. From Attar go where Spiti river has to be crossed to enter Pin valley. It serves the population of Pin valley.

  • Dhankar Monastery

Dhankar Monastery is situated about 25 kms. East of Kaza and serves eastern part of central Spiti. Dhankar is a big village and erstwhile capital of Spiti King. On top of a hill there is a fort which used to be a prison in olden times. The Monastery has about 100 Lamas and is in position of Buddhist scriptures in Bhoti language. Principal figure is a Statue of "Vairochana" (Dhayan Buddha) consisting of 4 complete figures seated back to back. It has relics in the shape of paintings and sculptures.

  • Tabo Monastery

Tabo Monastery is another large gompa serving the population of eastern side. It has its origin in the tenth century old and is located 50 kms. From Kaza in Lahaul and Spiti district. In fame it is next to Tholing Gompa in Tibet. It has about 60 Lamas and houses a large collection of Scriptures, wall paintings etc. Murals of this gompa have similarity to that of the Ajanta paintings.

 

 

Day 07:- Kaza - Spiti Valley-Lahul valley   (184 km)

After Breakfast, we proceed to Lahul spiti valley. Approx 184 Km.  The monastery in lahul spiti valley like, Sha-shur in the local parlance means in the blue pines. This is very apt as good patches of blue pine can still be seen around the monastery. Kardang Village Kardang which was once the capital of Lahaul has the most popular and the biggest monastery of the area. The monastery is situated on the left bank of the river Bhaga just above the village of Kardang.other monasteries in this valley like TAYUL, GURU GHANTAL, GHEMUR, etc. overnight stay in lahul spiti valley hotel.

 

DAY 08 - 09:-Lahul spiti valley –Manali (approx 115 km)

  After visit the monasteries of lahul spiti valley proceed to Manali. And check in to the Manali hotel .after that visit the famous Buddhist monasteries in Manali like The Tibetan Monasteries have preserved Tibetan culture in the form of three colorful monasteries. Manali has the largest Tibetan settlement in the valley, standing out by their colorful new gompas, many prayer wheels, and prayer flags fluttering over the house. Gadhan Thekchokling Gompa, built in 1969 has a prominent yellow colored pagoda roof and bright frescoes on the walls. Inside the vividly painted prayer hall is a statue of Shakyamuni (form of Buddha) Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar, and "VASHIST" Well known for its hot springs? There are old temples dedicated to the sage Vashisth and to Lord Rama.   

We check in Hotel Manali. 

Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

Attractions Covered in Manali

The Tibetan Monasteries have preserved Tibetan culture in the form of three colorful monasteries. Manali has the largest Tibetan settlement in the valley, standing out by their colorful new gompas, many prayer wheels, and prayer flags fluttering over the house.

 

  • Gadhan Thekchokling Gompa

 This is built in 1969 has a prominent yellow colored pagoda roof and bright frescoes on the walls. Inside the vividly painted prayer hall is a statue of Shakyamuni (form of Buddha). Beside the main entrance is a roll of honor listing Tibetans killed in the late 80s during the many violent uprisings against the Chinese occupation in Tibet. The monastery is maintained through donations and the sale of carpets woven by the lamas within the temple workshop.

 

  • The Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa

 It is situated near the market place in Manali. It has been nicely designed in a very modern style. The monastery glows at night with light bulbs. There is a huge gold faced statue of Lord Buddha preserved inside the monastery.

The Tibetan Monasteries are known for their rich handicrafts, especially carpets and paintings. With the aroma of Tibetan incense sticks filling the air, hymns, and chants in the background, the ambience of the monastery is captivating. There is another monastery which is located at Aleo on the bank of River Beas. You can visit the monasteries at anytime during the day.

 

Chinese restaurant in Manali 

  • Johnson Bar and Restaurant Circuit House Road | Circuit House Road, Manali 175131, India (Ranked #4 of 73)
  • River Music Garden Restaurant & German Bakery Club House Road, Manali, India (Ranked #9 of 73 )
  • Sa ba restaurant Nehru Park | The Mall, Manali 175131, India (Ranked #25 of 73)

 

 

DAY 11:-MANALI –Dharamshala (approx 214 km)

After breakfast check out from Manali hotel and proceed to dhramshala. And after reach out then check in dhramshala hotel. And take some rest. It is also renowned for its beauty, elegance and charm that it expresses through the natural scenarios and the mystic ambience of religious associations. It the centre of preaching of the Tibetan religious Guru and Nobel peace prizewinner, the Dalai Lama.

Dharamshala is like a small piece of diamond, which multiplies its beauty manifold. The landscape is splendid, with green surroundings, swift rivers, and the mighty hill ranges, the small city is a perfect resting destination after some rush hours of journey. Overnight stay at dhramshala hotel.

 

DAY 12:-DHARAMSHALA local sightseeing

Dip Thekchen Choeling Monastery, Dharamshala – home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama -- is also known as Lhasa of India. Tsuglag Khang – the temple complex houses the Buddhist pilgrimage monastery  .McLeodganj is also famous for various authentic Tibetan products like carpets, thangkas, jewellery, and other knick-knacks .In case you are interested in the history of Tibet then you can visit the Losels Doll Museum which is located in the Norbulingka complex .The main Buddhist temple or Tsuglagkhang (cathedral) is a five-minute walk from the main bazaar .The Norbulingka Institute, named after the 18th century residence of the 7th Dalai Lama, teaches about 100 students various skills including wood and metal-craft, silk weaving and thangka paintings.

Overnight stay in dhramshala hotel.

 

Tourist attractions Covered in Dhramshala

 

  • Sightseeing in Dharamshala

Sightseeing in Dharamshala includes visiting museums, or marveling at the architectural splendor of Buddhist monasteries here. The lower town of Dharamshala is crowded with shops, local houses, and government offices. The Museum of Kangra Art is the only significant site to visit on the main road in Dharamshala.

 

Buddhist Monasteries Covered in Dharamshala

 

  • Tsuglagkhang monastery

An important Buddhist shrine (located opposite to the Namgyal Monastery in the same courtyard) in the town is the Tsuglagkhang or Tsuglag Khang, known as the Dalai Lama's temple. It houses the statues, in sitting postures, of Shakyamuni (gilded)- the central image, Avalokite?vara (the deity of compassion sculpted in silver with eleven faces and thousand arms and eyes -linked to a legend), and Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) - both facing the direction of Tibet - and also the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts. Dalai Lama's residence is opposite to this temple. A festival is held here every year, during April and May, when traditional dances and plays are enacted .A small monastery called the Gompa Dip Tse-Chok Ling, the Gangchen Kyishong (called Gangkyi in short by Tibetans and Library by Indians is the premises of the Tibetan government-in-exile), Mani Lakhang Stupa, Nechung Monastery, Norbulingka Institute, Sidhpur are located. The Karmapa (who was in Norbulinga in Tibet before taking refuge in India) is now living in Gyato monastery.

 

  • Kalachakra Temple

Kalachakra Temple is located adjoining the Tsulagkhang which is dedicated to the Kalachakra. The temple has fresco decorations of 722 deities of the mandala, Shakayamuni Buddha, and the central Kalachakra image. Dalai Lama personally directed the painting of the frescos done by three master painters over a period of three years. The walls and columns here have many traditional Tibetan Thangka paintings.

 

 

  • Library of Tibetan works and archives

A Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) were also set up by the Dalai Lama, in June 1970, to provide exhaustive information on Buddhist and Tibetan culture. The LTWA boasts of more than 110,000 titles in the form of manuscripts books and documents; hundreds of thanks (Tibetan scroll paintings), statues and other artefacts; and over 6,000 photographs, and many other materials. The LTWA has nine departments guided by a governing body. The library conducts seminars, talks, meetings and discussions and also brings out an annual 'News Letter.' On the third floor of this library there is a museum (opened in 1974) that houses notable artifacts such as a three-dimensional carved wooden mandala of Avalokiteshvara and items that date back to the 12th century.

 

  • Norbulingka Institute

The Norbulingka Institute founded in 1988, by the present Dalai Lama has the primary objective of preserving the Tibetan language and cultural heritage. This institute has been patterned on the same lines as Norbulingka, the traditional summer residence of the Dalai Lamas, in Lhasa, amidst a well-maintained garden setting, and the emphasis here is more on traditional art. A temple named as the “Seat of Happiness Temple” (Deden Tsuglakhang) is located here. Around this temple, craft centers are located, which specialize in traditional forms of Thanka painting to Metal art that are considered integral to Tibetan Monastery architecture. 300 artisans work here and also impart training to their wards.

  • Gyuto Monastery, Dharamshala-

Gyuto Monastery is located at Sidbhari, 6 km from Dharamshala on the main road to Palampur. It is the abode of Karmapa (Head of the Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism). Also called TCV School this monastery houses the image of Sakhyamuni Buddha enclosed in a small chamber.

 

  • Tibet Museum, Dharamshala

In a small building in the complex of Dalai Lama's temple, you'll find the Tibet Museum. The pristine white interiors are sparingly filled with photographs and Tibetan artifacts’. More than a museum, the Tibet Museum is a library of facts, documents, videos, installations.

 

  • Norbulingka Institute, Dharamshala

Norbulingka Institute is an educational and training institute in Dharamshala which was established for preserving Tibetan culture and art. It was established by Dalai Lama and got its name from his official residence situated at Lhasa.

 

Chinese restaurant in Dhramshala

  • Common Ground Cafe Swarg Ashram Road, Dharamsala | Dist. Kangra, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 486447, India (Ranked #5 of 46)
  • Peace Cafe Main Mall, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 176219, India (Ranked #6 of 46)
  • Tibet Kitchen Jogiwara Road, House #1 | McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 176215, India (Ranked #8 of 99 )

 

DAY 13:- DHARAMSHALA -AMRITSAR (approx 199 km)

 After morning breakfast check out from dhramshala hotel and then proceed to Amritsar.Amritsar is a prime and popular pilgrim destination in India. A synonym of Sikh religion, every pious Sikh desires to be hallowed with a pilgrimage to Amritsar and to have a divine bath at the Golden Temple. A visit to Amritsar is supposed to cleanse the soul of the pilgrim. Amritsar is not just an ordinary Indian city bestowed with tremendous attractions; it displays a stunning elegance and a lifestyle. In spite of its modern outlook, the city still preserves and emanates a vital and enriching uniqueness. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, involving the killing of hundreds of Indian civilians on the orders of a senior British military officer, Reginald Edward Harry Dyer, took place on 13 April 1919 in the heart of Amritsar, the holiest city of the Sikhs, on a day  to them as the birth anniversary of the Khalsa (Vaisakhi day).

Overnight stay in Amritsar hotel.

 

Tourist attractions Covered in Amritsar

 

  • Golden Temple
  • Wagah Border

The international border between India and Pakistan. The pomp and pageantry of the Beating Retreat and the Change of Guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces makes for a most charming spectacle.

Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border - between Amritsar and Lahore, is an elaborate complex of buildings, roads and barriers on both sides. The daily highlight is the evening "Beating the Retreat" ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervor rises and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause.

 

  • Jallian Wala Bagh

The memorial at this site commemorates the 2000 Indians who were killed or wounded, shot indiscriminately by the British under the command of Gen Michael O"Dyer on April13, 1919 while participating in a peaceful public meeting. This was one of the major incidents of India's freedom struggle. The story of this appalling massacre is told in the Martyr's Gallery at the site. A section of wall with bullet marks still visible is preserved along with the memorial well, in which some people jumped to escape. "The impossible men of India shall rise and liberate their mother land", declared Mahatma Gandhi, after the Jallian Wala massacre. "This disproportionate severity of punishment inflicted upon the unfortunate people and method of carrying it out is without parallel in the history of civilized govt." wrote Rabindra Nath Tagore the noble laureate while returning knighthood.

 

Chinese restaurant in Amritsar

  • Sarhad Nh-1 Attari Wagah Border | Attari, Amritsar 143108, India (Ranked #6 of 121)
  • Brother's Amritsar Dhaba near Golden Temple | Adjacent to Jallianwala Bhag, Amritsar 143001, India (Ranked #10 of 121)
  • Moti Mahal Deluxe - The Golden Bytes S.C.O. 121, B-Block, Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar 143001, India (Ranked #19 of 121)

 

DAY 14:--AMRITSAR-PATNA (by flight)

After breakfasts proceed for Patna (Bihar) by flight .At the time of Buddha, the city of Patna was known as Pataliputra. One of the world's oldest capital cities with a continuous history of many centuries, Patna is a base point to explore the Buddhist footprints in the state. Overnight stay at Patna.

 

DAY 15:- Patna-Patna Museum-Vaishali-Nalanda-Bodhgaya. (Approx 112 km)

Located on the Buddha Marg, the Patna Museum is a must visit for a Buddhist tourist. The museum displays a rich collection of Buddhist art that date back mostly to Pala period, from 8th to 12th century.  At a distance of 55km from Patna, Vaishali is regarded as the world's first republic. It was also associated with Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira. Nalanda is located at distance of 95 km from Patna and preserves the ruins of one of the most centers of learning in the ancient world Nalanda University. Overnight stay in bodgaya hotel.

 

DAY 16:-Local sightseeing of Bodhgaya

After breakfast in hotel proceed to local sightseeing like, mahabodhi temple, mahabodhi tree, vajrasana etc. overnight stay in bodgaya hotel.

Buddhist Attractions Covered in Bodhgaya Patna (Bihar)

  • Mahabodhi Temple

 

The Mahabodhi Temple (Literally: "Great Awakening Temple"), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment. Bodh Gaya (located in Gaya district) is located about 96 km (60 mi) from Patna, Bihar state, India. Next to the temple, on its western side, is the holy Bodhi tree. In the Pali Canon, the site is called Bodhimanda, and the monastery there the Bodhimanda Vihara.

 

  • Patna Museum

 Located on the Buddha Marg, the Patna Museum is a must visit for a Buddhist tourist. The museum displays a rich collection of Buddhist art that date back mostly to Pala period, from 8th to 12th century. Of special notice are two exceptionally beautiful statues of Avalokitesvara and Maitreya in the main gallery. The statues have their heads tilted to one side and their face conveying a gentle smile. The statues very effectively portray the ideal that the two statues stand for – compassion. On the upper gallery, you can see the bronze statues from Kurkihar. Also to be seen in the museum is a collection of Tibetan thanks (not in a very good state) that were donated by the renowned Indian monk, Rahula Sankrityayana. The museum is open between 10.30 am to 4.30 pm every day except Monday.

 

  • Vaishali

 At a distance of 55km from Patna, Vaishali is regarded as the world's first republic. It was also associated with Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira.

 

  • Nalanda

Nalanda is located at distance of 95 km from Patna and preserves the ruins of one of the most centers of learning in the ancient world. Nalanda University. The University existed during the 5th century and was supported by the Buddha.

  • Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

The Mahabodhi Temple (Literally: "Great Awakening Temple"), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment. Bodh Gaya (located in Gaya district) is located about 96 km (60 mi) from Patna, Bihar state, India.

 

  • Rajgir

Rajgir is located 110 Km from Patna and is surrounded by verdant green hills. It was the ancient capital of the Magadha emperors and became an important place

Chinese restaurant in Patna (Bihar)

  • CROWN CASTLE FINE DINE RESTAURANT near Boring Road Crossing, Patna 800001, India (Ranked #1 of 103)
  • Mainland China Bakarganj Road, Dunda Shahi Complex | Salimpur Ahra, Bakerganj, Patna 563101, India (Ranked #2 of 103)
  • Raj Rasoi South Gandhi Maidan | Hathwa Twin Towers, Patna 800001, India (Ranked #3 of 103)

 

DAY 15:- Patna- Delhi (by flight)

 After Breakfast or with take away Breakfast (Depending on Departure flight timing) transfer to Airport for Departure.

 

 

 

 

Various Himachal Buddhism Monastery Tours:-

1. Dharamshala Buddhism Circuit Tour - One Day ( Approx 120 Kms) - New Delhi - Una - Dharamshala - Mcleodganj - Sidhbari ( Norbolinka) - Toshijong - Bir - Dharamshala

2. Tribal Buddhism Circuit Tour - 10 Days ( Approx 800 Kms) -  - New Delhi - Shimla - Kalpa - Nako - Tabo - Dhanbkar - Kaza - Kibber - Pooh -Kalpa

3. Himachal Tribal Buddhism Circuit Tour - 5 Days ( approx 160 kms) - - New Delhi - Manali - Kyelang - Udaipur - Trilokinath - Khardong - Gondla - Keylang - Manali


 

Ki Monastery Route Guide:


From Shimla : Arrive in Shimla by air, rail or road. Drive to Kaza ( 12 km. from Ki ) in the following stages.


Day 1 : Shimla to Rampur or Sarahan.
Day 2 : Drive to Sangla or Recong Peo, Day 03 = Drive to Tabo or Kaza. 

From Manali : Arrive in Manali by air or road.
Day 1 : Drive to Keylong over the Rohtang Pass.
Day 2 : Drive to Kaza over the Kunzum Pass.
 
Important Distances of Himachal Monastries :

Bodhi Tree- Mahabodhi Temple- Sarnath- Lumbini - With Dalai Lama & Famous Himalayan Monasteries  Key-Guru-Ghantal-Nako-Tabo-Monastery Tour - 15 days

 

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  • 2 Night stay at Delhi with Site Seeing - Old Delhi & New Delhi.
  • 1 Nights in Agra, Taj Mahal Visit, Agra Fort Visit.
  • 1 Night in Jaipur & Site Seeing of City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort
  • 2 Nights Stay in Varanasai & Sarnath Visit
  • 2 Nights Stay in Bodh Gaya & Site Seeng
  • 2 Night stay at Shimla with Monastery Visits and sight Seeing.
  • 3 Nights Stay in Remote Himalayan Villages where we will show you the Heritage Monasteries 
    • Kay Monastery 
    • Guru Ghantal 
    • Dhankar
    • 1 Night stay in Kalpa - Place of eternal beauty
    • 1 night stay at Kaza - Highest Village
    • 1 night stay at Lahul Spiti Valley - Remote Tribal Village
  • 1 Night stay in Manali for relaxation
    • ?Famous and Most Beautiful Hill Station of India
  • 2 Nights stay in Dharamshala/Mcleodganj 
    • Meeting Dalai Lama.
    • Tibetan Capital in Exile
  • 1 Night Stay in Amritsar
    • Sikh's Most Sacred Golden Temple Tour

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Delhi Best Recommended Hotels

  • 3 star hotel bloom rooms @ New Delhi Railway Station RS.3500  per night 8591 Arakashan Road | Opposite New Delhi Railway Station, New Delhi 110055, India (Formerly bloomrooms @ New Delhi Railway St) ( Ranked #11 of 608 hotels ).
  • 4  star    Radisson Blue Hotel New Delhi Dwarka Rs.7500 Per night ,  Plot 4 Sector 13 Next to Metro Station, Near IGI Airport | Dwarka City Centre, New Delhi 110075, India (Ranked #86 of 608 Hotels )

 

Shimla best Recommended Hotels

  • Kapil Hotel Rs 3000 per night   Elysium Hill, Bharari Road, Near Jass Radisson | Lakkar Bazaar, Shimla     171001, India (Ranked #5 of 96 Hotels in Shimla)
  • Radisson Hotel Shimla Rs 8000 per night    Good wood Estate | Lower Bharari, Shimla 171001, India   (Ranked #16 of 96 Hotels in Shimla).

 

Kalpa best Recommended Hotels

 

  • Hotel Apple Pie2 star hotel Kalpa RS.2500 PER NIGHT (#2of 8 hotels in Kalpa)

 

  • The Monk Kalpa  Rs. 3000 per night Roghi Road kalpa Kalpa 172108, India (#1of 8 hotels in Kalpa)

 

Kaza best Recommended Hotels

  • Sakya Abode near Monastery RS. 2000 PER NIGHT | Lahaul and Spiti, Kaza 172114, India (Ranked #2 of 7)
  • Spiti Valley India Rs 3000 per night   (Ranked #1 of 416)

 

Lahul spiti valley best Recommended Hotel

The Nomad's Cottage, Losar, Spiti Valley Rs. 2700 per night .

 

Manali best Recommended Hotels

 

• Hotel Snow Park RS.2500 per night Aleo, Naggar Road New Manali, Manali 175131, India (Ranked #27 of 103 hotels in Manali)

• Honeymoon Inn Manali RS.3400 per night Left Bank, Aleo, Manali 175131, India (Ranked #5 of 103 hotels in Manali).

 

Dhramshala Best Recommended Hotels

  • Bob's n Barley RS. 2700 per night Naddi, Dharamsala 176216, India (Ranked 4 of 57)
  • Bella Heights RS. 3500 per night Temple Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India (Ranked #7 of 15)

 

Amritsar Best RECOMMENDED Hotels

  • Hotel City Park Amritsar RS.3100 per night near Post Office, Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar 143001, India (Ranked #5 of 70)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Amritsar RS. 5800 per night Airport Road, Amritsar 143001, India( Ranked #3 of 70 hotels in Amritsar)

 

Patna Best RECOMMENDED Hotels

  • Hotel Chanakya RS. 7500   per night Beer Chand Patel Marg, Patna, Patna 800001, India (Ranked #10 of 18)
  • Hotel Gargee Grand RS. 9500 per night Plot No 825, Exhibition Road, Patna 800001, India (Ranked #1 of 18).

 

BodhGaya Best RECOMMENDED Hotels

  • Hotel R.K. Palace Rs.5250 per night Do Muhan Road, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (#2 of 17 hotels in Bodh Gaya)
  • Hotel Tokyo Vihar Rs. 5300 per night opposite to Japanese temple, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (Ranked #3 of 17)

 

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