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Buddhist Circuit Chhattisgarh Package Tour with Ranchi

Nagpur/Raipur - Dongargarh - Sirpur - Turturia - Mohda - Turturia - Mainpat - Bilaspur/Ranchi

 

Chhattisgarh Buddhist Circuit Tour (3 Night/ 4 Days)

Starts from Raipur , You visit Dongargarh, Sirpur, Bilaspur, Mainpat, and terminate at Ranchi

Embrace completespiritual bliss as you feel closer to Lord Buddha. Let tranquility touch your heart as you escape into the enigmatic charms of the most soul-stirring environs.

                 Maa Bamleshwari Shaktipeeth Temple

                                                                                  (courtesy ebharat.in)

 

Sirpur - Mainpat - Chhattisgarh Buddhist Circuit Tour Inclusions

  • One night stay in Raipur - Hotel Johar Chhattisgarh Raipur
  • Two nights in Sirpur - Hiuen Tsiang Tourist Cottage,
  • Two night stay in Mainpat - Shaila Tourist Resort Mainpat
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Full Site seeing of Buddhist Attractions and Places of interest.
  • Airconditiond car SUV

 

Chhattisgarh Buddhist Circuit Tour - Sirpur & Mainpat - Rates Dates

 
S. no  Cost Per Pax (INC) Details
1 14,499  Cost per Person with 2 Pax travelling together in AC Indica/Indigo
2 10,499 Cost per Person with 4 Pax travelling together in AC Indica/Indigo
3 9,499  Cost per Person with 6 Pax travelling together in AC Scorpio/Tavera
4 9,999 Cost per Person with 6 Pax travelling together in AC Innova

 

* Cost Includes transportation by above mentioned vehicles for the entire itinerary with a kilometer limit of 1225 kms.

 

Sirpur - Turturia- Mohda - Mainpat Tour - Chhattisgarh Buddhist Circuit Tour Itinerary

 

Nagpur/Raipur-Dongargarh -Sirpur- mahoba - Turturia - Mainpat-Bilaspur/Ranchi

 

Day - 1 - Arrive Raipur - Dongargarh Tour

Arrive Raipur via Flight and drive to Dongargarh, visit to Pragyagiri and Maa Bamleshwari Shaktipeeth Temple at Dongargarh. visit to Kaiwalya Dham Jain Temple at Kumhari, departure back for Raipur.

Dinner and night stay at Hotel Johar Chhattisgarh Raipur. (Total road travel of approx 150 km in 7 hrs)

 

Day - 2 Arrive in Sirpur - Buddhist Attractions Tour

Arrive in Sirpur Proceed on full day site seeing tour of Sirpur Buddhist Attractions and other attractions.

Turturia Village Tour
 
Turturia is situated at a distance of  24 KMs from Sirpur. This place is of great significance.Turturia is a forest village situated on the banks of Tuturiya Spring (also known as Sursuri Ganga). It is a place of great archaeological and anthropological interest. Turturia comprises several Buddhist ruins believed to be from the 8th century AD which shows the influence and spread of Buddhism, as well as Brahmanical ruins of a later period. The Buddhist ruins includes exquisitely carved pillars, remains of fine brick stupas etc, traces of bathing ghats, lingams, figures of four armed Vishnu and Ganesha idols etc.

There is a Valmiki Ashram located in Turturia and every year from Vaisakh Purnima to Amavasya a huge festival is organized here. There are PWD rest houses at Sirpur and Balodabazar. 

Turturia SPRINGS - Sursuri Ganga Tour

The springs are located at the banks of the river sursi ganga. The site is famous as it has Brahmanical remains belonging to the 8th century. The site accommodates a number of stupas, bathing ghats and figurines of lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesha. The place is must visit for people who have an interest in archaeological and anthropology.

Buddha Vihar

The rising popularity of Sirpur can be accredited to the various Buddhist excavations discovered here. Truly blessed with the scenic beauty, the Buddha Vihara exudes warmth and portrays religious harmony. Brick constructions and underground rooms stand testimony to a mystical era. The tone blend reminds of the Gupta dynasty’s temples and residential buildings. Witness unmatched designs and architectural brilliance as you come across the six feet tall statue of Buddha touching the earth and let mystery enchant you as many residential, meditation and study rooms give you a glimpse of Lord’s long lived glory. The Buddha Vihara is also the meeting point of Avalokiteshwar and Makarwahini Gange. The Buddha Vihara flaunts wonderful inscriptions which reveal that the ardent Buddha follower bhikshu Anandprabhu created the shelter during the period of Mahashivgupt Balarjun. 14 marvellous rooms have been built in the Vihara having welcome gates with dwarpals on either side carved in the stone pillars. Named after the creator, this shelter is called as ‘Anandprabhu Kutir Vihara’. The world of the lord continued to reveal itself with the ‘Swastika Vihara’ that was also excavated to reveal a huge Buddha statue and metal idols relating to the Buddhist era.

 

Buddha Vihara (Teevar dev Maha Vihara):

Today popular as the biggest monastery in Dakshin Kosala, this Vihara is located at about 1 km away from the Laxman temple. Complete in every sense, this monastery reflects the entire Buddhist culture and emanates a sense of pride for the entire nation. It is beautifully crafted in every sense and has stood the test of time with its amazing brick construction.

 

Metal idols at Sirpur
 

Sirpur was known for the mastery of creating metal idols in the 7th-8th A.D. Metal idols were discovered in Sirpur as early as in 1939. Metal idols found here are showcased in Raipur, Nagpur, New Delhi museums and Mumbai’s Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan. Sirpur has always been in international limelight for its amazing excavations including the metal idols. These idols have also been sported in Germany, England and America. Sirpur’s metal idols include Buddha, Avlokiteshwar, Padmapani, Vajrapani, Manjushri, Tara and intricately crafted Vishnu and Rishabhnath idols. These statues are sculpted with such excellence that the tranqility on their faces, the peacefully closed dove eyes and intricately carved out palms and fingers depict unmatched artistry and faith!

Night, reach back to hotel and Night stay with dinner in Sirpur

 

Day - 3 Sirpur Other Attractions ( 150 kms)

After breakfast, Proceed for Sirpur. Reach Sirpur by afternoon.

Afternoon proceed on sightseeing at Sirpur and cover below attractions.

 

Lakshmana Temple - World Famous

Visit India’s finest brick temples ever created, the magnificent Laxman temple. A remarkable product of unique Symmetry, precise construction and exquisite carvings.

The Lakshmana Temple found here is a brick temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It was discovered in 1872 by Lord Cunningham, the then Director General of Archeological Survey. The temple is the only brick temple of its size still standing in this State. The door frame is of stone and a figure of the reclining Vishnu on the Sheshnag may be found on the Lintel. 

This temple was built by Vasata, the widow queen of Harsh Gupta of the Somvansh.  the Laxman temple is a portrayal of ageless art and devotion. Explore Indian mythology as the beautiful Sheshnaag serving as an umbrella to Lord Vishnu catches your attention at the entrance. The ‘Panchrath’ type of a temple boasts of a Mandapa (shelter), Antral (passage) and the Garbha Griha (the main house). Exquisite carving work on pillars depicting religious segments like Vatayan, Chitya Gawaksha, Bharwahakgna, Aja, Kirtimukha and Kama Amalak breathe life into the exterior walls of the temple. The many incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Krishna leela ornamental symbols and erogenous pictures give the temple a uniquely sacrosanct appeal. It feels as if the walls, pillars, arches are telling stories of the Gods that hailed the rich land. Inside the main house, sits a beautifully crafted statue of Naagraj. Believed to be constructed by the mother of Mahashivgupt Balarjun Vasta, the Laxman temple was built in the memory of her husband Harshgupta in 650 A.D.

 

Ram temple

Like two brothers residing in the beloved company of each other, the Ram temple is situated close to the Laxman temple. The Ram temple charms visitors with a unique star-like projection at the top. Crafted with brilliance, this star-like structure gives the temple, its own artistic appeal. Interestingly, the records say that the two temples have a gap of several decades in their construction.

 

 


Baleshwar Mahadev temple

The name of this excavated temple complex is probably put to commemorate the great king Mahashivgupt Balarjun whose inscriptions are found all over Sirpur. He is also attributed to have built most of the monuments at this site. There are about 3-4 temples in the complex, at each corner. All the temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and are built upon Jagati, high rise platform, similar to Laxman temple. Beautiful stories are carved on the pillars and inscriptions allure you with an incessant mystery.


GANDHESHESHWARA TEMPLE

Another temple is the GANDHESHESHWARA TEMPLE (formerly Gandharveshvara) and is interesting because of the Epigraphic records and Genealogy of the Kings of the Somvansh. Some extremely good Vaishnav sculptures are to be found in the Mandapa and several Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Sculptures have been collected in the precincts of the temple .

 

Dinner and night stay at Hiuen Tsiang Tourist Cottage, Sirpur. 

 

 

 

Day - 4- Sirpur to Mainpat Tour ( 550 kms - 11 hours)

After Breakfast, Check out and Departure for Mainpat. It is a long drive today but scenic route.

Dinner and Night stay at Shaila Tourist Resort Mainpat. 

 

Day - 5- Mainpat Site Seeing Tour

After Breakfast, proceed on full day tour of Mainpat including Buddhist Monasteries as below

  • Dhakpo Monastery
  • Fish Falls: Located near the Tibetan camp number 6. This is a beautiful place and a must see place. The place got its name from a particular kind of fish found in the place.
  • Tiger Point: This is another waterfall near the Tibetan camp number six and a good place for picnics. There are steps leading to the falls. The other waterfalls are Sarbhanja and Kings Waterfalls. Tiger Point is also the gateway to Mainpat.
  • Tibet Refugee Camp: The camp 3 is worth visiting.
  • Mehta Point and Pharphatia: These places are good places to view the entire surrounding areas.
  • Jaljali: The place is a unique one. Jumping at this place, one can create an earthquake.
  • Tatapani: It is in the same district and is famous for the hot water reservoirs.

Reach back to Hotel in the Night, Dinner & Night Stay in Mainpat ( Night stay at Shaila Tourist Resort Mainpat)

 

Day - 6 Proceed back to Bilaspur

After Breakfast, Check out and Proceed back to Bilaspur. Tour Ends but sweet memories                

 



Sirpur - Mainpat - Chhattisgarh Buddhist Circuit Tour Inclusions

  • One night stay in Raipur - Hotel Johar Chhattisgarh Raipur
  • Two nights in Sirpur - Hiuen Tsiang Tourist Cottage,
  • Two night stay in Mainpat - Shaila Tourist Resort Mainpat
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Full Site seeing of Buddhist Attractions and Places of interest.
  • Airconditiond car SUV

 

Chhattisgarh Buddhist Circuit Tour - Sirpur & Mainpat - Rates Dates

 
S. no  Cost Per Pax (INC) Details
1 14,499  Cost per Person with 2 Pax travelling together in AC Indica/Indigo
2 10,499 Cost per Person with 4 Pax travelling together in AC Indica/Indigo
3 9,499  Cost per Person with 6 Pax travelling together in AC Scorpio/Tavera
4 9,999 Cost per Person with 6 Pax travelling together in AC Innova

 

* Cost Includes transportation by above mentioned vehicles for the entire itinerary with a kilometer limit of 1225 kms.




Sirpur - Mainpat - Chhattisgarh Buddhist Circuit Tour Inclusions

  • One night stay in Raipur - Hotel Johar Chhattisgarh Raipur
  • Two nights in Sirpur - Hiuen Tsiang Tourist Cottage,
  • Two night stay in Mainpat - Shaila Tourist Resort Mainpat
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Full Site seeing of Buddhist Attractions and Places of interest.
  • Airconditiond car SUV

 

Chhattisgarh Buddhist Circuit Tour - Sirpur & Mainpat - Rates Dates

 
S. no  Cost Per Pax (INC) Details
1 14,499  Cost per Person with 2 Pax travelling together in AC Indica/Indigo
2 10,499 Cost per Person with 4 Pax travelling together in AC Indica/Indigo
3 9,499  Cost per Person with 6 Pax travelling together in AC Scorpio/Tavera
4 9,999 Cost per Person with 6 Pax travelling together in AC Innova

 

* Cost Includes transportation by above mentioned vehicles for the entire itinerary with a kilometer limit of 1225 kms.

Sirpur - Mahoba Turturia - Mainpat Tour - Chhattisgarh Buddhist Circuit Tour Itinerary

 

Nagpur/Raipur-Dongargarh -Sirpur- Turturia - mohda -  - Mainpat-Bilaspur/Ranchi

 

Day - 1 - Arrive Raipur - Dongargarh Tour

Arrive Raipur via Flight and drive to Dongargarh, visit to Pragyagiri and Maa Bamleshwari Shaktipeeth Temple at Dongargarh. visit to Kaiwalya Dham Jain Temple at Kumhari, departure back for Raipur.

Dinner and night stay at Hotel Johar Chhattisgarh Raipur. (Total road travel of approx 150 km in 7 hrs)

 

Day - 2 Arrive in Sirpur - Buddhist Attractions Tour

Arrive in Sirpur Proceed on full day site seeing tour of Sirpur Buddhist Attractions and other attractions.

Turturia Village Tour
 
Turturia is situated at a distance of  24 KMs from Sirpur. This place is of great significance.Turturia is a forest village situated on the banks of Tuturiya Spring (also known as Sursuri Ganga). It is a place of great archaeological and anthropological interest. Turturia comprises several Buddhist ruins believed to be from the 8th century AD which shows the influence and spread of Buddhism, as well as Brahmanical ruins of a later period. The Buddhist ruins includes exquisitely carved pillars, remains of fine brick stupas etc, traces of bathing ghats, lingams, figures of four armed Vishnu and Ganesha idols etc.

There is a Valmiki Ashram located in Turturia and every year from Vaisakh Purnima to Amavasya a huge festival is organized here. There are PWD rest houses at Sirpur and Balodabazar. 

Turturia SPRINGS - Sursuri Ganga Tour

The springs are located at the banks of the river sursi ganga. The site is famous as it has Brahmanical remains belonging to the 8th century. The site accommodates a number of stupas, bathing ghats and figurines of lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesha. The place is must visit for people who have an interest in archaeological and anthropology.

Buddha Vihar

The rising popularity of Sirpur can be accredited to the various Buddhist excavations discovered here. Truly blessed with the scenic beauty, the Buddha Vihara exudes warmth and portrays religious harmony. Brick constructions and underground rooms stand testimony to a mystical era. The tone blend reminds of the Gupta dynasty’s temples and residential buildings. Witness unmatched designs and architectural brilliance as you come across the six feet tall statue of Buddha touching the earth and let mystery enchant you as many residential, meditation and study rooms give you a glimpse of Lord’s long lived glory. The Buddha Vihara is also the meeting point of Avalokiteshwar and Makarwahini Gange. The Buddha Vihara flaunts wonderful inscriptions which reveal that the ardent Buddha follower bhikshu Anandprabhu created the shelter during the period of Mahashivgupt Balarjun. 14 marvellous rooms have been built in the Vihara having welcome gates with dwarpals on either side carved in the stone pillars. Named after the creator, this shelter is called as ‘Anandprabhu Kutir Vihara’. The world of the lord continued to reveal itself with the ‘Swastika Vihara’ that was also excavated to reveal a huge Buddha statue and metal idols relating to the Buddhist era.

 

Buddha Vihara (Teevar dev Maha Vihara):

Today popular as the biggest monastery in Dakshin Kosala, this Vihara is located at about 1 km away from the Laxman temple. Complete in every sense, this monastery reflects the entire Buddhist culture and emanates a sense of pride for the entire nation. It is beautifully crafted in every sense and has stood the test of time with its amazing brick construction.

 

Metal idols at Sirpur
 

Sirpur was known for the mastery of creating metal idols in the 7th-8th A.D. Metal idols were discovered in Sirpur as early as in 1939. Metal idols found here are showcased in Raipur, Nagpur, New Delhi museums and Mumbai’s Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan. Sirpur has always been in international limelight for its amazing excavations including the metal idols. These idols have also been sported in Germany, England and America. Sirpur’s metal idols include Buddha, Avlokiteshwar, Padmapani, Vajrapani, Manjushri, Tara and intricately crafted Vishnu and Rishabhnath idols. These statues are sculpted with such excellence that the tranqility on their faces, the peacefully closed dove eyes and intricately carved out palms and fingers depict unmatched artistry and faith!

Night, reach back to hotel and Night stay with dinner in Sirpur

 

Day - 3 Sirpur Other Attractions ( 150 kms)

After breakfast, Proceed for Sirpur. Reach Sirpur by afternoon.

Afternoon proceed on sightseeing at Sirpur and cover below attractions.

 

Lakshmana Temple - World Famous

Visit India’s finest brick temples ever created, the magnificent Laxman temple. A remarkable product of unique Symmetry, precise construction and exquisite carvings.

The Lakshmana Temple found here is a brick temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It was discovered in 1872 by Lord Cunningham, the then Director General of Archeological Survey. The temple is the only brick temple of its size still standing in this State. The door frame is of stone and a figure of the reclining Vishnu on the Sheshnag may be found on the Lintel. 

This temple was built by Vasata, the widow queen of Harsh Gupta of the Somvansh.  the Laxman temple is a portrayal of ageless art and devotion. Explore Indian mythology as the beautiful Sheshnaag serving as an umbrella to Lord Vishnu catches your attention at the entrance. The ‘Panchrath’ type of a temple boasts of a Mandapa (shelter), Antral (passage) and the Garbha Griha (the main house). Exquisite carving work on pillars depicting religious segments like Vatayan, Chitya Gawaksha, Bharwahakgna, Aja, Kirtimukha and Kama Amalak breathe life into the exterior walls of the temple. The many incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Krishna leela ornamental symbols and erogenous pictures give the temple a uniquely sacrosanct appeal. It feels as if the walls, pillars, arches are telling stories of the Gods that hailed the rich land. Inside the main house, sits a beautifully crafted statue of Naagraj. Believed to be constructed by the mother of Mahashivgupt Balarjun Vasta, the Laxman temple was built in the memory of her husband Harshgupta in 650 A.D.

 

Ram temple

Like two brothers residing in the beloved company of each other, the Ram temple is situated close to the Laxman temple. The Ram temple charms visitors with a unique star-like projection at the top. Crafted with brilliance, this star-like structure gives the temple, its own artistic appeal. Interestingly, the records say that the two temples have a gap of several decades in their construction.

 

 


Baleshwar Mahadev temple

The name of this excavated temple complex is probably put to commemorate the great king Mahashivgupt Balarjun whose inscriptions are found all over Sirpur. He is also attributed to have built most of the monuments at this site. There are about 3-4 temples in the complex, at each corner. All the temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and are built upon Jagati, high rise platform, similar to Laxman temple. Beautiful stories are carved on the pillars and inscriptions allure you with an incessant mystery.


GANDHESHESHWARA TEMPLE

Another temple is the GANDHESHESHWARA TEMPLE (formerly Gandharveshvara) and is interesting because of the Epigraphic records and Genealogy of the Kings of the Somvansh. Some extremely good Vaishnav sculptures are to be found in the Mandapa and several Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Sculptures have been collected in the precincts of the temple .

 

Dinner and night stay at Hiuen Tsiang Tourist Cottage, Sirpur. 

 

 

 

Day - 4- Sirpur to Mainpat Tour ( 550 kms - 11 hours)

After Breakfast, Check out and Departure for Mainpat. It is a long drive today but scenic route.

Dinner and Night stay at Shaila Tourist Resort Mainpat. 

 

Day - 5- Mainpat Site Seeing Tour

After Breakfast, proceed on full day tour of Mainpat including Buddhist Monasteries as below

  • Dhakpo Monastery
  • Fish Falls: Located near the Tibetan camp number 6. This is a beautiful place and a must see place. The place got its name from a particular kind of fish found in the place.
  • Tiger Point: This is another waterfall near the Tibetan camp number six and a good place for picnics. There are steps leading to the falls. The other waterfalls are Sarbhanja and Kings Waterfalls. Tiger Point is also the gateway to Mainpat.
  • Tibet Refugee Camp: The camp 3 is worth visiting.
  • Mehta Point and Pharphatia: These places are good places to view the entire surrounding areas.
  • Jaljali: The place is a unique one. Jumping at this place, one can create an earthquake.
  • Tatapani: It is in the same district and is famous for the hot water reservoirs.

Reach back to Hotel in the Night, Dinner & Night Stay in Mainpat ( Night stay at Shaila Tourist Resort Mainpat)

 

Day - 6 Proceed back to Bilaspur

After Breakfast, Check out and Proceed back to Bilaspur. Tour Ends but sweet memories       

Raipur - Sirpur - Turturia - Mainpat - Chhattisgarh Buddhist Circuit Tour - Rates & Dates

  • One night stay in Raipur - Hotel Johar Chhattisgarh Raipur
  • Two nights in Sirpur - Hiuen Tsiang Tourist Cottage,
  • Two night stay in Mainpat - Shaila Tourist Resort Mainpat
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Full Site seeing of Buddhist Attractions and Places of interest.
  • Airconditiond car SUV

 

Chhattisgarh Buddhist Circuit Tour - Sirpur & Mainpat - Rates Dates

 
S. no  Cost Per Pax (INC) Details
1 14,499  Cost per Person with 2 Pax travelling together in AC Indica/Indigo
2 10,499 Cost per Person with 4 Pax travelling together in AC Indica/Indigo
3 9,499  Cost per Person with 6 Pax travelling together in AC Scorpio/Tavera
4 9,999 Cost per Person with 6 Pax travelling together in AC Innova

 

* Cost Includes transportation by above mentioned vehicles for the entire itinerary with a kilometer limit of 1225 kms.

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