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India Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Package - from China Japan Thailand Korea

 

Overview of India & Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Package

 

This Great India Tour Package is a most popular package for Buddhists from China-Japan-Korea-Thailand-Burma etc..Andis especially custom made to cover Top Buddhist Sites in India. Along with Buddhist Pilgrimage in India, it also offers enough SitesSeeing and Glimpses of Real India.

This package is carefully designed with 11 nights start from Kolkata.  We offer you Tour of Bihar Nepal Buddhist sites bodhgaaya kushinagar lumbini vaishali etc. Then we also tour the Epicenter of Buddhism – The Bodh Gaya and Bodhi Tree (under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment)

 

Destinations & Nights Covered under the package

 

We offer you 2 night stay at Kolkata with Site Seeing,  1 night stay at patna with sight Seeing, 2 nights Stay at bodgaya, 2 night stay at kushinagar,2 night stay at sarnath, 2 night stay at lumbini. We offer you Tour of Bihar Nepal Buddhist sites bodhgaaya kushinagar lumbini vaishali etc. Then we also tour the Epicenter of Buddhism – The Bodh Gaya and Bodhi Tree.

 

India & Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Package - Costs

 

Deluxe 3 star India Buddhist Package: - At just Rs.267000/- ( $3999) per couple enjoy 12days / 11nightsin India Buddhist Package which cover best tourist destinations. . With 3 star hotel. ( Group of 10 pax)

 

Deluxe 4 star India Buddhist Package: - At just Rs.299,000/- ( $ 4200) per couple enjoy 12days / 11night in India Buddhist Package which cover best tourist destinations. With luxury hotel.( Group of 10 pax)

 

 

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India Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Package start from Kolkata - Package Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival at Kolkata

Arrival at Kolkata - the capital city of west Bengal 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 Kolkata. Various places like the Sunder ban Tiger Reserve, Botanical Gardens, Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial, Japanese Buddhist temples, Hsuan Tsang Chinese Buddhist Temple (Monastery), Myanmar (Burma) Buddhist Temple, Kolkata, etc.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Kolkata.

 

Day 02:  Kolkata site seeing - Optional

 

KOLKATA Site Seeing Covered in package

 

There are plenty of sightseeing places in Kolkata. Kolkata offers a wide variety of sightseeing choices. Interested in history? Check out the various sightseeing Sunder ban Tiger Reserve, Botanical Gardens, Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial, Japanese Buddhist temples, Hsuan Tsang Chinese Buddhist Temple (Monastery), Myanmar (Burma) Buddhist Temple, Kolkata, etc.

 

Local sightseeing in Kolkata

 

  • Sunder bans Tiger Reserve

Sunderbans, the world’s largest delta and mangrove swamp, is formed by the merging of three rivers- the Ganga, the Brahmaputra and the Meghna- and has a 2,585 sq km wildlife sanctuary that extends into Bangladesh. The Wildlife Sanctuary, which is the world’s largest estuarine sanctuary, has some of India’s most interesting wildlife, and is worth a visit. Spreading over a series of densely forested islands and saline water channels, Sunderbans is home to spotted deer, wild pigs, monkeys, herons, kingfishers, white bellied eagles and over 200 Royal Bengal tigers.

  • Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens of Kolkata were established by the British officer Col. Kyd in the year 1786, who wished to create an institute for research, and facilitate cultivation of a variety of crops from across the world. Situated at a convenient distance of 8 km away from the city, the gardens cover an area of around 273 acres. The Kolkata Botanical garden is credited with being one of the oldest and largest botanical gardens of India, containing an astonishing 12,000 living perennial plants and millions of dried out plants gathered from across the globe.

  • Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge, located over the Hooghly River in Kolkata, West Bengal, is said to be the busiest bridge in the world. Also known by the name 'Rabindra Setu', Howrah Bridge was set up in 1874 and was opened to traffic in 1943. It derived its name owing to the fact that it connects the city of Howrah to Kolkata.  Howrah Bridge, also termed as the gateway of Kolkata, is one such structure which due to its magnificence and stately appeal has been the face of Kolkata for over a century.

  • Victoria Memorial

One of the renowned monuments in Kolkata, Victoria Memorial was built in the loving memory of Queen Victoria in 1921. Built and designed by Sir William Emerson, the Victoria Memorial Hall is an impressive edifice, which is made in white marble and is a perfect blend of Mughal and European architectural styles.  The Victoria Memorial is also a museum that houses some rare pictures, and statues of men and women who played a prominent part in the history of India and develop a pride in their past especially in relation to the history of Calcutta. In addition the museum also houses dresses, along with several artillery weapons from the Battle of Plassey, the Whispering Gallery in the dome and the famed Rosewood piano.

  • Japanese Buddhist temples

The only Japanese Buddhist temple in Kolkata is located on the southern fringe of the Rabindra Sarovar. It was established in 1935 by Nichidatsu Fujii, founder of the worldwide Buddhist association, the Nipponzan Myohoji. Monks offer prayers in Japanese, to the sound of beating drums, in the early morning hours and at dusk. There are no restrictions on entry to the main temple even when prayers are in progress. Outside the main temple building there is a pillar, with a message of peace engraved in Japanese, and a pair of lions that symbolise the guardians of the faith.

  • Hsuan Tsang Chinese Buddhist Temple (Monastery)

The Hsuan Tsang Monastery has remarkable resemblance with his Himalayan counterparts like Rumtek, Hemis and Tawang, each of which built over a large area containing several temples and other religious structures.Located in Paschim Chowbaga of the Tiljala region the Monastery is best approached from the Ruby Hospital on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. Regular auto services are available from Ruby to just sort of the Hsuan Tsang Monastery.

 

  • Myanmar (Burma) Buddhist Temple, Kolkata

The Maynmar (Burma) Buddhist Temple is located on 10 A Eden Hospital Road, next to the horse mounted statue of Rana Pratap, just off the Central Avenue. The two boards on the no descriptive three storied building are the only evidence of the Myanmar (Burma) Buddhist Temple in Kolkata (Calcutta).The Myanmar (Burma) Buddhist Temple of Kolkata (Calcutta) was established in 1928 by U San Min and the building was purchased for Rs 47,000. It was called the Burma Buddhist Dharmmasala which later came to be known as the Myanmar Buddhist Temple.

  • Kolkata Travel Guide  

Kolkata is the culture capital of India. Kolkata city means- communist stronghold; cricket crazy; Kolkata- Lapierre and Collin's City of Joy and Mother Teresa's karmbhoomi is overcrowded, vibrant, volatile, exciting, snobbish, academic and erudite, all that and it still has a charisma that is unbeatable and a personality that is hard to resist.

 

Best Time to Visit Kolkata

The best time to visit Kolkata is between October and March when you will conveniently miss the sweaty, humid and suffocating Bengal summer. You will also be in time for the frenzied celebrations of Durga Puja the worship of the goddess of strength, symbolising good over evil. It is a ten-day ritual held in the month of October.

 

Things to do in Kolkata

Kolkata has a whole variety of things to do and see for her visitors -- wonderful sights of historical landmarks, architectural wonders, Botanical Gardens, a boat ride on Outram Ghat or a leisurely stroll by the river. Kolkata’s lungs are the vast expanse of lawns called the Maidan, bordered by the Hooghly River at one end and the elegant boulevard, Chowringhee, at the other. Towering over the northern end of the Maidan is the Shahid Minar, 48m column erected in 1828 in an intriguing combination of Turkish, Egyptian and Syrian architectural styles.  You can go to watch Kolkata’s historical landmarks like the magnificent Fort William, St. John’s Church, the Royal Calcutta Turf Club and Eden Gardens, which has a cricket stadium to seat 100,000 persons - a site where many a great sporting battle has been contested.

  • The National Library in the stately Belvedere House, the erstwhile residence of the Lieutenant governor of Bengal, has the largest collection of books (one million) in India.
  • The Botanical Gardens in Howrah were laid out in 1786 on the west bank of the river. There is a great variety of carefully classified flora and fauna.
  • Howrah Bridge is an engineering marvel of its day and a vital link across the river Hooghly. The third largest bridge in the world has around 2 million people crossing over it daily (be prepared for the crowds.

 

Shopping in Kolkata

Kolkata is full of bazaars. Every area in the city has its own market. You can go for shopping in Kolkata in 'The New Market' that is worth a visit- even if you don’t want to shop! Under one roof you can shop for fabric, leather shoes, toys, household items – just about anything under the sun

The Gariahat, Hathibagan and Barabazaar markets stock inexpensive textiles and household items that are most often the best bargains. The emporia stock handicrafts from all states. Terracotta Bankura horses, kantha embroidered saris, mirror work wall hangings, carved wooden panels – they are all available here.

 

Festivals and Events in Kolkata

The most famous festival in Kolkata is Durga Puja that is held in October. People buy new clothes, the entire city gets a festive look and the devout pray to the Goddess for blessings. Amongst other events the most attended is the Book Fair and the Calcutta Festival of food that is held in the month of January. The city also hosts a cultural annual event called Dover Lane Music Festival during January.

 

Recommended Chinese restaurant in Kolkata

  • Mainland China3A, Gurusaday Road | Uniworth House, Ballygunge, Kolkata 700016, India (Ranked #14 of 1,358 Restaurants in Kolkata)
  • Zen - The Park No 17, Park Street | The Park Hotel, First Floor, Kolkata 700016, India (Formerly Zen (The Park) (Ranked #2 of 1,358 Restaurants in Kolkata )
  • Mocambo 25B, Park Street, Mirza Ghalib Street | Taltala, Kolkata 700016, India (Ranked #15 of 1,358 Restaurants in Kolkata)

 

Recommended Japanese restaurant in Kolkata

  • Tamara by Pipal Tree Hotel Rgm-AS/465, Main Arterial Road, New Town, Kolkata 700 157,  (Ranked #74 of 1,358)
  • Zen - The Park No 17, Park Street | The Park Hotel, First Floor, Kolkata 700016, India (Formerly Zen (The Park) (Ranked #2 of 1,358 Restaurants in Kolkata)
  • Sushi Oke Hungerford St, Kolkata 700017, India  (Ranked #548 of 1,358 Restaurants in Kolkata)

 

Recommeded Thai restaurant in Kolkata

  • Tamara by Pipal Tree Hotel  Rgm-AS/465, Main Arterial Road, New Town, Kolkata 700 157, (Ranked #74 of 1,358)
  • Zen - The Park No 17, Park Street | The Park Hotel, First Floor, Kolkata 700016, India (Formerly Zen (The Park)(Ranked #2 of 1,358 Restaurants in Kolkata)
  • Sushi Oke Hungerford St, Kolkata 700017, India (Ranked #548 of 1,358 Restaurants in Kolkata)

 

 

Day 03:  Kolkata to Patna (Approx 588 km)

Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. Check out from the hotel to reach Patna by Flight or Assisted Drive.. Transfer to a hotel with the guidance of our professionals on arrival. After a long journey check in the hotel of Patna. And take some rest and overnight stay in Patna best recommended hotel.

 

DAY 4: Patna-Patna Museum-Vaishali-Nalanda-Bodhgaya. (Approx 112km)

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.

 

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, DundaShahi Complex | SalimpurAhra, Bakerganj, Patna 563101, India (Ranked #2 of 103)
  • Raj Rasoi South Gandhi Maidan | Hathwa Twin Towers, Patna 800001, India (Ranked #3 of 103)

 

Thai restaurant in Patna (Bihar)

  • CROWN CASTLE FINE DINE RESTAURANT Near Boring Road Crossing, Patna 800001, India (Ranked #1 of 103 )
  • Kapil Dev's Elevens Lower Ground Floor,Dumraow Kothi | Frazer Road,, Patna 800001, India (Ranked #7 of 103 )

 

DAY 5: Local sightseeing of Bodhgaya

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

Tourist Attractions Covered in 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 BodhimandaVihara.

 

  • Patna Buddhist 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.

 

Major Buddhist Attractions Covered

  • The Bodhi Tree

The Bodhi tree is an auspicious ficus tree, the fifth generation plant of the original one, under which prince Siddhartha had attained enlightenment or the perfect knowledge. Under the tree is the Vajrasan, the platform on which Siddhartha had sat in meditation. Close to Vajrasan is Buddhapada, the footprints of the Buddha on stone and Chaukramana, the Jewel Walk, where it is believed that the Buddha strolled while in deep thought. Many sacred trees in India and other countries are originally raised from seeds brought from the ancient Bodh Gaya tree. Bhikkhuni Sanghamitra, daughter of the Indian emperor, Ashoka had taken a shoot of the original Bodhi tree to Sri Lanka in the 3rd century BCE, where it was planted by the Sri Lankan ruler, Devanampiya Tissa at the Mahavira monastery in Anuradhapura, and is still a sacred place for the Buddhists.

  • Lotus Tank

 In the north of the Maha Bodhi temple lies a large tank full of lotus plant. The Buddha is believed to have spent a week at this site.

 

  • Shaivite Monastery

The Shaivite monastery is situated adjacent to the Maha Bodhi temple, and has a cluster of four temples. These temples are surrounded by enchanting greenery and marked by architectural marvels and have several 'Samadhi' in their vicinity.

 

  • Bodh Gaya Museum:

 The Bodh Gaya museum fulfills the requirement of religious art lovers as it initiates one into the age of the Buddha's centered art forms. The museum houses artistic Buddhist sculpture collection from 1st century BCE to the 11th century CE.

 

  • 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.

 

  • Gaya

 Gaya is just 12 km from Bodhgaya and is the base from where you can undertake a trip to very famous Barabar caves.

 

  • 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 for many important events in the life of the Buddha.

 

  • Other Monasteries

A number of Tibetan, Japanese and Burmese monasteries are located around the Maha Bodhi temple. The Tibetan monastery houses the massive Dharma Chakra or the Wheel of Law, while the Japanese monastery is famous for conducting vital discourse on Buddhism.

 

Other Attractions Near Bodhgaya

  • Jagannath Temple

The Jagannath temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, and has a statue of the deity, carved in glistening black stone.

 

  • Nearby Attractions

Gaya and Barabar cave are two of the major attractions near the holy place of Bodh Gaya. Gaya is a place of religious sanctity for the Hindus and lies 12 kilometers from Bodh Gaya between Pretshila and Ramshila hills. It has a large number of the Buddhist temples. The Barabar caves are 32 kilometers away from Bodh Gaya and present a vivid picture of the Buddhist architecture.

 

FESTIVALS IN BODGAYA

  • Buddha Jayanti in Vaishakh Purnima in the month of May.
  • Sangha Dana on every Full Moon day.
  • Anagarika Dharmapala Birth anniversary on 17th September every year.
  • Boddhisatva Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti on 14th April.
  • The Revival day for Buddhism in Modern India on 14th October.
  • Peace prayer meetings every year in the month of October

 

Chinese restaurant in Bodhgaya

  • Mahamaya restaurant Opposite Mahabodhi Society | Near Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (Ranked #11 of 24 Restaurants in Bodh Gaya)
  • Mahamaya Palace restaurant Near Sujata Bridge, | Bakrour,, Bodh Gaya, India (Ranked #14 of 24 Restaurants in Bodh Gaya)

 

Thai restaurant in bodhgaya

  • Samim Thai Restaurant Near Canara Bank, Main road, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Bodh Gaya)
  • Siam Thai Bodhgaya road, Bodh Gaya, India (Ranked #10 of 24 Restaurants in Bodh Gaya)

 

Japanese restaurant in Bodhgaya

  • Hari Om Cafe Near Kaalchkra Field | (North) Bodh Gaya, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (Ranked #4 of 24 Restaurants in Bodh Gaya)
  • Mahamaya restaurant Opposite Mahabodhi Society | Near Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (Ranked #11 of 24 Restaurants in Bodh Gaya)
  • Mahamaya Palace restaurant Near Sujata Bridge, | Bakrour,, Bodh Gaya, India (Ranked #14 of 24 Restaurants in Bodh Gaya)

 

DAY 6:  Bodhgaya –kushinagar (approx 346 km)

Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. Check out from the hotel to reach kushinagar  by an assisted drive Transfer to a hotel with the guidance of our professionals on arrival. After a long journey check in the hotel of kushinagar. And take some rest and overnight stay in kushinagar best recommended hotel.

 

DAY 7:  Local sightseeing in kushinagar

Kushinagar is one of the most frequented Buddhist pilgrimage destinations in the Indian Sub-continent. The city has lots to offer when it comes to Stupas and Temples. Almost each and every corner of the city has some or other famous tourist attraction. While most of these sites are old, there is a sizable number modern architecture too.

 

Tourist Attractions Covered in Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh)

 

Major Buddhist attraction in kushinagar

 

  • Japanese Temple

Japanese Temple is one of the most beautiful temples in Kushinagar. This is a must visit site during your tour to Kushinagar. A magnificent 'Ashta Dhatu' or 'Eight Metals' statue of Lord Buddha marks this temple. This statue has been brought from Japan in dismantled form and was later joined before it was established in this temple. The temple itself is worth appreciation. The Atago Isshin World Buddhist Cultural Association has erected this temple that w0as generously funded by the Japanese Monarchy. The temple consists of a single circular chamber, housing a golden image of Buddha, softly lit through small stained-glass window.

 

  • Watt Thai Temple

Watt Thai Temple is one of the most beautiful and most visited temples in Kushinagar. Watt Thai Temple is only one of its kinds not only in Kushinagar but also in whole of Indian Sub-continent. The temple is centrally located in Kushinagar and that is why it can be seen from anywhere and everywhere in Kushinagar. The Temple has been laid out on a lush green lawn that is spread in several acres of land. This beautiful Temple was designed in order to serve as a Forest-Monastery. That is why the campus of this temple boasts off innumerable kinds of trees, plants, herbs and shrubs that make it more beautiful and watch able. This temple was erected to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of His Majesty King Bhumibol’s accession to the throne of Thailand. The gates of this truly magnificent temple was opened to the general public in the year 2001; since then this temple has remained at the helm of affairs in Kushinagar.

 

  • Chinese Temple

Chinese Temple is another fairly frequented tourist destination in Kushinagar. The temple is famous for its distinct architecture that puts it away from the numerous Buddhist Temples in Kushinagar. The architecture of this temple is predominantly 'Han Chinese' and has design elements that have been borrowed from various provinces of Mainland China. The exteriors of the temple have a subtle fusion of Chinese and Vietnamese architecture. A beautiful statue of Chinese Buddha marks the temple that attracts thousands of devotees as well as casual visitors every year. The temple also provides free stay to the pilgrims.

 

Nirvana Temple Kushinagar

Nirvana Temple is one of the most frequented amongst Buddhism shrines in the world. Nirvana Temple is a must visit destination during tour to India. The place evokes emotion for every Buddhist because it is the same temple near which, Buddha died.

Nirvana Temple houses a statue of reclining Lord Buddha that is 6 meters long. It is believed that this statue represents the very last moments of Lord Buddha i.e. moments before he attained Mahaparinirvana. The sculpture was unearthed during the excavations of 1876. Carved from Chunar sandstone, the statue represents the dying Buddha reclining on his right side. An inscription below dates the statue to the fifth century AD.

The temple stands on the same plinth as the Stupa behind it. As mentioned above the ruins of this temple, Carlleyl discovered Nirvana statue inside in 1876. By sinking a vertical trench at the center of its mound he first discovered the great statue in a much-shattered condition lying on a broken pedestal and then he unearthed other ruins.

 

  • Ramabhar Stupa

Ramabhar Stupa can be counted as one of the most sacred shrine of Buddhism in the world. Situated just a kilometer off from the city center, Rambhar Stupa is a must visit for every tourist flocking India. Ramvara Stupa is said to mark the site where Lord Buddha was cremated and got Mahaparinirvana. Kushinagar is a place that has been frequented by Lord Buddha. There are sources, which confirm that Lord Buddha had many discourses at this place.

 

  • Mathakaut Temple

Mathakaut Temple is one of the most famous and most visited shrines in Kushinagar. The Mathakaut shrine is situated at the distance of 300 meters from Maha-Parinirvana Stupa, another famous Buddhist shrine in Kushinagar. The place is famous for because this is the site from where a black stone image of the Buddha in the 'Bhumi Sparsha Mudra' was recovered during early excavations. 'Bhumi Sparsha Mudra' in Hindi means 'Kneel down Posture'.

 

Thai restaurant in kushinagar

  • The Imperial Restaurant Buddha Marg, Kushinagar H O, Kushinagar - 274403
  • Lotus Nikko Hotel Kushinagar Buddha Marg, Kushinagar 274403, India (Ranked #2 of 3)

 

JAPNESE restaurant in kushinagar

  • The Imperial Restaurant Buddha Marg, Kushinagar H O, Kushinagar - 274403
  • Lotus Nikko Hotel Kushinagar Buddha Marg, Kushinagar 274403, India (Ranked #2 of 3)

 

CHINESE restaurant in kushinagar

  • Lotus Nikko Hotel Kushinagar Buddha Marg, Kushinagar 274403, India (Ranked #2 of 3)
  • Vipassana & Cafe, West to Mathakuwar shrine's temple, Near Rahi Pathik Niwas Hotel, Buddha Road, At+Post+Disrict- Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh,

 

DAY 8: Kushinagar –Sarnath (approx 217 km)

Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. Check out from the hotel to reach Sarnath by an assisted drive Transfer to a hotel with the guidance of our professionals on arrival. After a long journey check in the hotel of Sarnath. And take some rest.

 Overnight stay at Sarnath best recommended hotel.

 

DAY 9: Local sightseeing in Sarnath

Sarnath is the third major holy place that glorifies Buddhism. It was at Sarnath where Lord Buddha, after attaining enlightenment, gave his first sermon (Dharma chakra Pravartan) to his five disciples. The five disciples, who had followed Him earlier in His quest for truth, were surprised to see the mesmerizing glowing countenance of the Buddha, who convinced them and delivered His first sermon before them. Buddha preached the middle path to avoid extremes, the Four Noble Truths, and prescribed the Eight Fold path to remove the causes of sufferings. This sermon set in motion the great Buddhist tradition of the Sangha in order to popularize the Buddha's teachings throughout the world. Every Buddhist in the world feel blessed having paid a visit to Sarnath.

 

Major Buddhist Attractions Sarnath

  • Dhamekha Stupa

 Dhamekha Stupa signifies 'the seat of the holy Buddha' and occupies the space of the most prominent structure at Sarnath. This is the spot where the Buddha delivered his first sermon. The size of the Stupa is 31.3 meter in height and 28.3 meter in diameter, while its lower part has been beautifully carved with stones.

  • Choukhandi Stupa

The Choukhandi Stupa is believed to be the place where the Buddha met his five disciples, including his favorite, Anand.

  • Ashoka Pillar

 The great Indian emperor, Ashoka, when converted into a Buddhist, paid a visit to the holy place of Sarnath. A smooth glistening stone pillar, known better as the Ashoka Pillar, commemorates Ashoka's visit of Sarnath. The lion capital that was found on the top of the Ashoka pillar is now the National Emblem of India.

  • Sarnath Museum

The Sarnath museum is the proud owner of the Buddhist artifacts, manuscripts, and statues.

  • Mulagandha Kuti Vihar

 This is a modern temple built by the Mahabodhi society and has excellent frescoes by a famous Japanese painter, Kosetsu Nosu.

  • Bodhi Tree

 Bodhi tree is another sacred place for the Buddhists as it originated from the sapling of the Sri Lankan Bodhi tree, which is also a branch of the original Bodhi tree (Bodh Gaya) under which the Buddha attained enlightenment in 528 BCE.

 

Other Attractions in Sarnath

  • Digambara Jain Temples :

 Besides Buddhist temples and monasteries, the holy city of Sarnath boasts of the Digambara Jain temples, a sacred place for the Jains. Besides, a statue of Lord Mahavira, there is a museum related to the life of the Jain 'teerthankars' in the temple's premises.

 

Nearby Attractions of Varanasi:-

  • Varanasi

 Varanasi is situated on the bank of the river Ganges or the Ganga at a distance of 10 kilometers from Sarnath. Earlier known as Banaras, Varanasi is a holy place for the Hindus. Boats on Varanasi Ghat.

  • Kaushambi

 A major Buddhist site, Kaushambi, which lies 185 kilometers away from Varanasi, is though in ruins today, but still its importance lies in its year’s old history. The ancient city of Kaushambi was visited by Lord Gautama Buddha in the sixth and ninth year after He was showered with the divine light of enlightenment. It was due to the Buddha's sermons that a large section of people at Kaushambi had converted to Buddhism, which further helped in the spread of the Buddhist doctrine. Even today, the ruins of the ancient city speak of the golden days of Buddhism in India.

  • Vindhyachal  

One of the major Shaktipeeths, Vindhyachal is highly revered by the Hindus. Located 80 kilometers from Varanasi, the small hilltop of Vindhyachal is a home to Vindhyavasini Devi temple, Ashtabula temple and Kalikhoh temple, all of which have been dedicated to different forms of the Goddess Durga. 

  • Ramnagar

 A historical village, which lies 14 kilometers away from Varanasi on the other side of the holy river Ganges, Ramnagar, is famous for its old fort. The fort, once the residence of the Maharaja (ruler) of Varanasi, now comprises a museum, which displays the royal collection consisting of arms and weapons, old cars, palkies, ivory works and several others. Besides, Ramnagar also houses two major temples for the Hindus - the Chhinnamastika temple and the Durga temple. 

  • Shopping

Buddhist items and Banarasi Silk Sarees and Handloom clothes are the best buys of the place.

  • Sarnath Festivals

 In Sarnath Full Moon day of Vaishakha (April-May) celebrated as Buddha's birth and enlightenment. The Full Moon in the month of Asadh (July-August) rejoiced as the anniversary of Buddha's first sermon.

 

Japanese restaurant in sarnath (Varanasi)

  • Megu Cafe Megu Cafe | D. 8/1, Kalika Gali, Varanasi, India (Ranked #28 of 149 Restaurants in Varanasi)
  • Shanti Restaurant d32/52 Hathi Phatak, Chowsatti Ghat, Varanasi, India (Ranked #48 of 149 Restaurants in Varanasi)
  • Rudra Ruf Top Restaurant Rudra Guest House D. 17/71 Bansi Gali Bangali Tola Dashaswmedh | Rudra Guest House D. 17/71 Bansi Gali Bangali Tola Dashaswmedh, Varanasi 221001, India (Ranked #70 of 149 Restaurants in Varanasi)

 

Chinese restaurant in sarnath (Varanasi)

  • The Mark Cafe Plot No. 52 Dumraun Bagh Colony Assi Varanasi, Varanasi 221005, India (Ranked #8 of 149 Restaurants in Varanasi)
  • Sri Annapurna J 12/16 A Ramkatora, Varanasi 221002, India (Ranked #12 of 149 Restaurants in Varanasi )
  • Ming Garden Pandit Manmohan Malviya Road, 34B-Ravindrapuri Colony, Varanasi, 221005, Varanasi, India (Ranked #40 of 149 Restaurants in Varanasi)

 

Thai restaurant in sarnath (Varanasi)

  • Ambience Restaurant at Hotel Vibhavharsh Jangambari Road Godowalia | ., Varanasi 221001, India (Ranked #105 of 149 Restaurants in Varanasi )

 

DAY 10: Sarnath-Lumbini (approx 284 km)

Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. Check out from the hotel to reach lumbini by an assisted drive Transfer to a hotel with the guidance of our professionals on arrival. After a long journey check in the hotel of lumbini. And take some rest.

 Overnight stay at Lumbini best recommended hotel.

 

DAY 11:  Local sightseeing in Lumbini

    Major Buddhist Attractions

The place itself is interesting as a whole, the landscapes and the green forestry. However Maya Devi temple and the Stupas and the Pillar built by Ashoka are really worth a visit. Recently, several beautiful shrines have been constructed by devotees from all over the world. A visit to Lumbini is not only for spiritual enlightenment but also for solace and satisfaction that one gets in such a calm and peaceful place.

  • Maya Devi Temple

 Lumbini remained neglected for centuries. In 1895, a famous German archaeologist discovered the great pillar, further exploration and excavation of the surrounding area revealed the existence of a brick temple and a sandstone sculpture within the temple itself which represents the scenes of Buddha’s birth. On the south of the Maya Devi temple there is the famous sacred bathing pool known as Puskarni. It is believed that Maha Devi took a bath in this pool before the delivery. The temple is built gradually and is composed of many temples, one after the other. It is also found that there is possibility that a Ashoka Stupa existed in the place of temple.

  • The Ashokan pillar

 The Ashokan Pillar, essentially erected by Ashoka (249 BC) visited Lumbini and erected an inscribed Ashokan Pillar on the spot of Buddha's birth. The inscription of the pillar (the oldest in Nepal) declares that Ashoka granted Lumbini tax-free status in honor of Buddha’s birth. It is 6m high and half of it is beneath the ground. It is behind the Maya Devi Temple, to the west of the temple. Emperor Ashoka erected many other pillars throughout India. The carved top of the pillar has never been found.

  • The Buddhist monastery

 It’s built in the way of the modern Buddhist temples of Nepal but is quite important in the purview of architecture of the walls. The middle hall contains some exquisite murals resembling the medieval periods'.

 

Lumbini -Buddhist Circuit Tour

The circuit provides insight into the life of Lord Buddha and the development of Buddhism. There are 62 archaeological sites scattered around Lumbini. The tour goes through Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gothihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurorakot, Devadaha and Ramagrama - all bearing significance to the life and enlightenment of the Buddha.

  • Puskarni Pond

Where Queen Mayadevi had taken a bath before the birth of Buddha lies to the south of the pillar. It was also in this pond that the infant Buddha was given his first bath.

  • Tilaurakot

Identified by archaeologists as the capital of Kapilvastu, Tilaurakot lies 27 km west of Lumbini, where excavations are on to unearth the ancient palace of King Suddhodhan, Siddhartha Gautam’s father. The Buddha is believed to have spent the first 29 years of his princely life in Tilaurakot.

  • Kudan

 Located some 4.5 km south of Tilaurakot, Kudan is where King Suddhodhan met Lord Buddha for the first time after returning from his enlightenment. It was here that the Kasaya (yellow robe worn by monks) was presented to Lord Buddha. It was also here that the Kasaya was presented by Lord Buddha to Rahul, his son.

  • Gothihawa

 About 5 km from Tilaurakot, Gothihawa is where Krakuchanda Buddha, who preceded Shakyamuni Buddha, was born. Remains of a broken Ashoka Pillar and relics can be seen here.

  • Niglihawa

About 8 km from Tilaurakot, Niglihawa is where Kanakmani Buddha was born. Here too one can see remains of a broken Ashokan Pillar.

  • Devdaha

The capital of the Koliya kingdom and maternal home of Mayadevi, Devdaha is 35 km to the northeast of Lumbini. This is where Siddhartha Gautam spent his childhood.

  • Sagarhawa

Forest site is identified by archeologists as the “Palace of the Massacre of the Shakyas” by the invading forces. The ruins of the ancient site lie on the west and south banks of a large rectangular pond known locally as Lumbu Sagar, or long pond, in Niglihawa village. Sagarahawa is 12 km north of Taulihawa municipality in Lumbini

  • Lumbini Village Tour

A walk through the villages surrounding Lumbini and interaction with the warm and hospitable local people, buying their handicrafts and observing their traditional rituals will bring one closer to understanding the diversity of the Terai cultures in Nepal. Village tours also give an opportunity to observe the Terai landscape and a peek into the locals’ agro-based rural lifestyle, colorful costumes, festivals which they celebrate with much joy and enthusiasm, and gracious hospitality. Visitors can also visit the local temples and mosques or partake in the cultural ceremonies.

 

Chinese restaurant in lumbini Nepal

  • Maitri Restaurant Buddha Nagar | Hotel Anamda Inn, Lumbini, Nepal (Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Lumbini.

 

DAY 12:  Lumbini-Lucknow airport (approx 300 km)

 Check out from the Lumbini hotel to reach Lucknow airport by an assisted drive.

 Transfer to an airport and take flight from luck now to Kolkata.



India Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Package - from China Japan Thailand Korea - Inclusions

 

Destinations & Nights Covered under the package

 

We offer you 2 night stay at Kolkata with Site Seeing,  1 night stay at patna with sight Seeing, 2 nights Stay at bodgaya, 2 night stay at kushinagar,2 night stay at sarnath, 2 night stay at lumbini. We offer you Tour of Bihar Nepal Buddhist sites bodhgaaya kushinagar lumbini vaishali etc. Then we also tour the Epicenter of Buddhism – The Bodh Gaya and Bodhi Tree.

 

What is included in India Buddhist package?

•Arrival Pick Up on arrival & Airport Drop for Departure with assistance.

•The accommodation in Single Rooms in the hotels mentioned or similar. Check-in / Check-out

•Meals on Bed & Breakfast Basis for 12 nights

•Sightseeing as per program Without Entrance Fees.

•All Transportation by Air-conditioned private vehicle with English Speaking Driver

•Fuel and Local Insurance for the vehicle.

•All Relevant Taxes.

What is excluded in India Buddhist package?

•Cost of personal spending (tips, laundry, mini bar, telephone, fax etc)

•Cost of Extra Meals & Beverages

•Peak Supplements & Other Supplements (If travel dates change, or if higher category rooms are taken)  

• Rights to use cameras / video (in most places it’s free)

•Medical expenses

•Travel Insurance

•Visa Fees  

•Air Tickets

 

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

 

 

 

Kolkata Best RECOMMENDED Hotels

The Oberoi Grand RS. 14000 PER NIGHT    15, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata 700013, India (Ranked #1 of 191)

Swissotel Kolkata RS.7800 PER NIGHT, City Center New Town, Action Area 2D | Plot No. 11/5, Rajarhat, Kolkata 700157, India (#7 of 191)

Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences Rs. 8100 per night CF11 Action Area 1C | New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata 700156, India (#16 of 191)

 

 

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).

 

BodhGayaBest 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 Vicars. 5300 per night opposite to Japanese temple, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (Ranked #3 of 17)

 

Best recommended hotel kushinagar

  • The Royal Residency’s. 5000 PER NIGHT Buddha Marg, Kushinagar, 274403 (Ranked #1 of 2 Kushinagar)
  • Lotus Nikko Hotel RS.6000 Buddha Marg, Kushinagar 274403, India (Ranked #2 of 3)
  • Shivoy Hotel RS.4600 Town Hall, Gorakhpur 273001, India (Ranked #1 of 8)

 

 

Best recommended hotel sarnath (Varanasi)

  • Hotel Rivatas by Ideal Rs. 6500 per night  The Mall Road | Cantonment Varanasi, Varanasi 221002 , India (#2 of 56 hotels in Varanasi)
  • Hotel Surya Rs.4200 per night S20/51, A-5, | Varuna Bridge, Varanasi 221002, India (#12 of 56 hotels in Varanasi)
  • Hotel Buddha Rs.3100 per night C-26/35 Ramkatora Lahurabir | (Near Lahurabir Crossing), Varanasi 221001, India (#5 of 56 hotels in Varanasi)

 

Best recommended hotels in  lumbini

  • Dreamland Gold Resort RS.4000 PER NIGHT  Manigram 3, Rupendehi, Lumbini, Nepal
  • Hotel Lumbini International Rs. 3200 per night Si Na Pa-1, Bhairahawa | Lumbini Area, Lumbini 0097771, Nepal ( Ranked #2 of 14 )
  • Hotel Club De Novo Rs.3600 per night Kalika Nagar 11, Butwal 111, Nepal (Ranked #1 of 4 )

 

India Buddhist Tour package – Cheap Flights to Kolkata from China

 

Flights from china to kolkata (china eastern)

 

Beihai (BHY)Dep: 1410hrsMU - 3490 Y Class Guangzhou (CAN)Arr: 1530hrs

Guangzhou (CAN)Dep: 1855hrsMU - 5738 B ClassKunming (KMG)Arr: 2130hrs

Kunming (KMG) Dep: 2355hrsMU - 555 L ClassKolkata (CCU) Arr: 2340hrs

Returning from kolkata to China (China eastern)

Kolkata (CCU) Dep: 0030hrsMU - 556 V Class Kunming (KMG) Arr: 0515hrs

Kunming (KMG) Dep: 1310hrsMU - 5741 B Class Guangzhou (CAN) Arr: 1500hrs

Guangzhou (CAN) Dep: 1735hrsMU - 3489 Y ClassBeihai (BHY) Arr: 1845hrs

 

Flights from Bangkok (Thailand) to kolkata (indigo)

Bangkok (BKK) Dep: 1605hrs6E - 76 E ClassKolkata (CCU) Arr: 1730hrs

Returning Flights from Delhi to Thailand (indigo)

Kolkata (CCU) Dep: 1100hrs6E - 75 E ClassBangkok (BKK)Arr: 1505hrs

 

Flights from Fukuoka (Japan) to Kolkata (Multiple airlines)

Fukuoka (FUK) Dep: 1000hrsSQ - 655 E Class Singapore (SIN) Arr: 1535hrs

Singapore (SIN) Dep: 1900hrsSQ - 516 E ClassKolkata (CCU) Arr: 2045hrs

 

Returning Flights from kolkata to Fukuoka (Multiple airlines)

Kolkata (CCU) Dep: 0030hrsMU - 556 R ClassKunming (KMG) Arr: 0515hrs

Kunming (KMG) Dep: 0945hrsCZ - 9562 L ClassShanghai (SHA) Arr: 1300hrs

Shangai (PVG) Dep: 1810hrsMU - 531 S ClassFukuoka (FUK) Arr: 2050hrs

 

Flights from CHEJU (SOUTH KOREA ) to kolkata (Multiple airlines)

Cheju (CJU) Dep: 1350hrsMU - 5060 R ClassShangai (PVG) Arr: 1420hrs

Shangai (PVG) Dep: 1630hrsMU - 505 R ClassHong Kong (HKG) Arr: 1920hrs

Hong Kong (HKG) Dep: 2115hrsKA - 168 Y ClassKolkata (CCU) Arr: 2315hrs

Returning Flights from kolkata to CHEJU (Multiple airlines)

Kolkata (CCU) Dep: 0030hrsMU - 556 T ClassKunming (KMG) Arr: 0515hrs

Kunming (KMG) Dep: 0805hrsMU - 747 B ClassShangai (PVG) Arr: 1115hrs

Shangai (PVG) Dep: 1610hrsMU - 2543 T ClassCheju (CJU) Arr: 1800hrs

 

Cheap DOMESTIC FLIGHT Luck now to Kolkata (jet konnect)

LKO (10:40) - CCU (22:55) (1 Stop)

 

Why you must book This India Buddhist Package

 

For your consideration we have designed some of our best tour itinerary on India 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. 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.

 

       

SHOPING 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.

 




India Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Package - from China Japan Thailand Korea - Inclusions

 

Destinations & Nights Covered under the package

 

We offer you 2 night stay at Kolkata with Site Seeing,  1 night stay at patna with sight Seeing, 2 nights Stay at bodgaya, 2 night stay at kushinagar,2 night stay at sarnath, 2 night stay at lumbini. We offer you Tour of Bihar Nepal Buddhist sites bodhgaaya kushinagar lumbini vaishali etc. Then we also tour the Epicenter of Buddhism – The Bodh Gaya and Bodhi Tree.

 

What is included in India Buddhist package?

•Arrival Pick Up on arrival & Airport Drop for Departure with assistance.

•The accommodation in Single Rooms in the hotels mentioned or similar. Check-in / Check-out

•Meals on Bed & Breakfast Basis for 12 nights

•Sightseeing as per program Without Entrance Fees.

•All Transportation by Air-conditioned private vehicle with English Speaking Driver

•Fuel and Local Insurance for the vehicle.

•All Relevant Taxes.

What is excluded in India Buddhist package?

•Cost of personal spending (tips, laundry, mini bar, telephone, fax etc)

•Cost of Extra Meals & Beverages

•Peak Supplements & Other Supplements (If travel dates change, or if higher category rooms are taken)  

• Rights to use cameras / video (in most places it’s free)

•Medical expenses

•Travel Insurance

•Visa Fees  

•Air Tickets

 

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

 

 

 

Kolkata Best RECOMMENDED Hotels

The Oberoi Grand RS. 14000 PER NIGHT    15, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata 700013, India (Ranked #1 of 191)

Swissotel Kolkata RS.7800 PER NIGHT, City Center New Town, Action Area 2D | Plot No. 11/5, Rajarhat, Kolkata 700157, India (#7 of 191)

Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences Rs. 8100 per night CF11 Action Area 1C | New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata 700156, India (#16 of 191)

 

 

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).

 

BodhGayaBest 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 Vicars. 5300 per night opposite to Japanese temple, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (Ranked #3 of 17)

 

Best recommended hotel kushinagar

  • The Royal Residency’s. 5000 PER NIGHT Buddha Marg, Kushinagar, 274403 (Ranked #1 of 2 Kushinagar)
  • Lotus Nikko Hotel RS.6000 Buddha Marg, Kushinagar 274403, India (Ranked #2 of 3)
  • Shivoy Hotel RS.4600 Town Hall, Gorakhpur 273001, India (Ranked #1 of 8)

 

 

Best recommended hotel sarnath (Varanasi)

  • Hotel Rivatas by Ideal Rs. 6500 per night  The Mall Road | Cantonment Varanasi, Varanasi 221002 , India (#2 of 56 hotels in Varanasi)
  • Hotel Surya Rs.4200 per night S20/51, A-5, | Varuna Bridge, Varanasi 221002, India (#12 of 56 hotels in Varanasi)
  • Hotel Buddha Rs.3100 per night C-26/35 Ramkatora Lahurabir | (Near Lahurabir Crossing), Varanasi 221001, India (#5 of 56 hotels in Varanasi)

 

Best recommended hotels in  lumbini

  • Dreamland Gold Resort RS.4000 PER NIGHT  Manigram 3, Rupendehi, Lumbini, Nepal
  • Hotel Lumbini International Rs. 3200 per night Si Na Pa-1, Bhairahawa | Lumbini Area, Lumbini 0097771, Nepal ( Ranked #2 of 14 )
  • Hotel Club De Novo Rs.3600 per night Kalika Nagar 11, Butwal 111, Nepal (Ranked #1 of 4 )

 

India Buddhist Tour package – Cheap Flights to Kolkata from China

 

Flights from china to kolkata (china eastern)

 

Beihai (BHY)Dep: 1410hrsMU - 3490 Y Class Guangzhou (CAN)Arr: 1530hrs

Guangzhou (CAN)Dep: 1855hrsMU - 5738 B ClassKunming (KMG)Arr: 2130hrs

Kunming (KMG) Dep: 2355hrsMU - 555 L ClassKolkata (CCU) Arr: 2340hrs

Returning from kolkata to China (China eastern)

Kolkata (CCU) Dep: 0030hrsMU - 556 V Class Kunming (KMG) Arr: 0515hrs

Kunming (KMG) Dep: 1310hrsMU - 5741 B Class Guangzhou (CAN) Arr: 1500hrs

Guangzhou (CAN) Dep: 1735hrsMU - 3489 Y ClassBeihai (BHY) Arr: 1845hrs

 

Flights from Bangkok (Thailand) to kolkata (indigo)

Bangkok (BKK) Dep: 1605hrs6E - 76 E ClassKolkata (CCU) Arr: 1730hrs

Returning Flights from Delhi to Thailand (indigo)

Kolkata (CCU) Dep: 1100hrs6E - 75 E ClassBangkok (BKK)Arr: 1505hrs

 

Flights from Fukuoka (Japan) to Kolkata (Multiple airlines)

Fukuoka (FUK) Dep: 1000hrsSQ - 655 E Class Singapore (SIN) Arr: 1535hrs

Singapore (SIN) Dep: 1900hrsSQ - 516 E ClassKolkata (CCU) Arr: 2045hrs

 

Returning Flights from kolkata to Fukuoka (Multiple airlines)

Kolkata (CCU) Dep: 0030hrsMU - 556 R ClassKunming (KMG) Arr: 0515hrs

Kunming (KMG) Dep: 0945hrsCZ - 9562 L ClassShanghai (SHA) Arr: 1300hrs

Shangai (PVG) Dep: 1810hrsMU - 531 S ClassFukuoka (FUK) Arr: 2050hrs

 

Flights from CHEJU (SOUTH KOREA ) to kolkata (Multiple airlines)

Cheju (CJU) Dep: 1350hrsMU - 5060 R ClassShangai (PVG) Arr: 1420hrs

Shangai (PVG) Dep: 1630hrsMU - 505 R ClassHong Kong (HKG) Arr: 1920hrs

Hong Kong (HKG) Dep: 2115hrsKA - 168 Y ClassKolkata (CCU) Arr: 2315hrs

Returning Flights from kolkata to CHEJU (Multiple airlines)

Kolkata (CCU) Dep: 0030hrsMU - 556 T ClassKunming (KMG) Arr: 0515hrs

Kunming (KMG) Dep: 0805hrsMU - 747 B ClassShangai (PVG) Arr: 1115hrs

Shangai (PVG) Dep: 1610hrsMU - 2543 T ClassCheju (CJU) Arr: 1800hrs

 

Cheap DOMESTIC FLIGHT Luck now to Kolkata (jet konnect)

LKO (10:40) - CCU (22:55) (1 Stop)

 

Why you must book This India Buddhist Package

 

For your consideration we have designed some of our best tour itinerary on India 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. 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.

 

       

SHOPING 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.

 

India Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Package start from Kolkata - Package Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival at Kolkata

Arrival at Kolkata - the capital city of west Bengal 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 Kolkata. Various places like the Sunder ban Tiger Reserve, Botanical Gardens, Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial, Japanese Buddhist temples, Hsuan Tsang Chinese Buddhist Temple (Monastery), Myanmar (Burma) Buddhist Temple, Kolkata, etc.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Kolkata.

 

Day 02:  Kolkata site seeing - Optional

 

KOLKATA Site Seeing Covered in package

 

There are plenty of sightseeing places in Kolkata. Kolkata offers a wide variety of sightseeing choices. Interested in history? Check out the various sightseeing Sunder ban Tiger Reserve, Botanical Gardens, Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial, Japanese Buddhist temples, Hsuan Tsang Chinese Buddhist Temple (Monastery), Myanmar (Burma) Buddhist Temple, Kolkata, etc.

 

Local sightseeing in Kolkata

 

  • Sunder bans Tiger Reserve

Sunderbans, the world’s largest delta and mangrove swamp, is formed by the merging of three rivers- the Ganga, the Brahmaputra and the Meghna- and has a 2,585 sq km wildlife sanctuary that extends into Bangladesh. The Wildlife Sanctuary, which is the world’s largest estuarine sanctuary, has some of India’s most interesting wildlife, and is worth a visit. Spreading over a series of densely forested islands and saline water channels, Sunderbans is home to spotted deer, wild pigs, monkeys, herons, kingfishers, white bellied eagles and over 200 Royal Bengal tigers.

  • Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens of Kolkata were established by the British officer Col. Kyd in the year 1786, who wished to create an institute for research, and facilitate cultivation of a variety of crops from across the world. Situated at a convenient distance of 8 km away from the city, the gardens cover an area of around 273 acres. The Kolkata Botanical garden is credited with being one of the oldest and largest botanical gardens of India, containing an astonishing 12,000 living perennial plants and millions of dried out plants gathered from across the globe.

  • Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge, located over the Hooghly River in Kolkata, West Bengal, is said to be the busiest bridge in the world. Also known by the name 'Rabindra Setu', Howrah Bridge was set up in 1874 and was opened to traffic in 1943. It derived its name owing to the fact that it connects the city of Howrah to Kolkata.  Howrah Bridge, also termed as the gateway of Kolkata, is one such structure which due to its magnificence and stately appeal has been the face of Kolkata for over a century.

  • Victoria Memorial

One of the renowned monuments in Kolkata, Victoria Memorial was built in the loving memory of Queen Victoria in 1921. Built and designed by Sir William Emerson, the Victoria Memorial Hall is an impressive edifice, which is made in white marble and is a perfect blend of Mughal and European architectural styles.  The Victoria Memorial is also a museum that houses some rare pictures, and statues of men and women who played a prominent part in the history of India and develop a pride in their past especially in relation to the history of Calcutta. In addition the museum also houses dresses, along with several artillery weapons from the Battle of Plassey, the Whispering Gallery in the dome and the famed Rosewood piano.

  • Japanese Buddhist temples

The only Japanese Buddhist temple in Kolkata is located on the southern fringe of the Rabindra Sarovar. It was established in 1935 by Nichidatsu Fujii, founder of the worldwide Buddhist association, the Nipponzan Myohoji. Monks offer prayers in Japanese, to the sound of beating drums, in the early morning hours and at dusk. There are no restrictions on entry to the main temple even when prayers are in progress. Outside the main temple building there is a pillar, with a message of peace engraved in Japanese, and a pair of lions that symbolise the guardians of the faith.

  • Hsuan Tsang Chinese Buddhist Temple (Monastery)

The Hsuan Tsang Monastery has remarkable resemblance with his Himalayan counterparts like Rumtek, Hemis and Tawang, each of which built over a large area containing several temples and other religious structures.Located in Paschim Chowbaga of the Tiljala region the Monastery is best approached from the Ruby Hospital on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass. Regular auto services are available from Ruby to just sort of the Hsuan Tsang Monastery.

 

  • Myanmar (Burma) Buddhist Temple, Kolkata

The Maynmar (Burma) Buddhist Temple is located on 10 A Eden Hospital Road, next to the horse mounted statue of Rana Pratap, just off the Central Avenue. The two boards on the no descriptive three storied building are the only evidence of the Myanmar (Burma) Buddhist Temple in Kolkata (Calcutta).The Myanmar (Burma) Buddhist Temple of Kolkata (Calcutta) was established in 1928 by U San Min and the building was purchased for Rs 47,000. It was called the Burma Buddhist Dharmmasala which later came to be known as the Myanmar Buddhist Temple.

  • Kolkata Travel Guide  

Kolkata is the culture capital of India. Kolkata city means- communist stronghold; cricket crazy; Kolkata- Lapierre and Collin's City of Joy and Mother Teresa's karmbhoomi is overcrowded, vibrant, volatile, exciting, snobbish, academic and erudite, all that and it still has a charisma that is unbeatable and a personality that is hard to resist.

 

Best Time to Visit Kolkata

The best time to visit Kolkata is between October and March when you will conveniently miss the sweaty, humid and suffocating Bengal summer. You will also be in time for the frenzied celebrations of Durga Puja the worship of the goddess of strength, symbolising good over evil. It is a ten-day ritual held in the month of October.

 

Things to do in Kolkata

Kolkata has a whole variety of things to do and see for her visitors -- wonderful sights of historical landmarks, architectural wonders, Botanical Gardens, a boat ride on Outram Ghat or a leisurely stroll by the river. Kolkata’s lungs are the vast expanse of lawns called the Maidan, bordered by the Hooghly River at one end and the elegant boulevard, Chowringhee, at the other. Towering over the northern end of the Maidan is the Shahid Minar, 48m column erected in 1828 in an intriguing combination of Turkish, Egyptian and Syrian architectural styles.  You can go to watch Kolkata’s historical landmarks like the magnificent Fort William, St. John’s Church, the Royal Calcutta Turf Club and Eden Gardens, which has a cricket stadium to seat 100,000 persons - a site where many a great sporting battle has been contested.

  • The National Library in the stately Belvedere House, the erstwhile residence of the Lieutenant governor of Bengal, has the largest collection of books (one million) in India.
  • The Botanical Gardens in Howrah were laid out in 1786 on the west bank of the river. There is a great variety of carefully classified flora and fauna.
  • Howrah Bridge is an engineering marvel of its day and a vital link across the river Hooghly. The third largest bridge in the world has around 2 million people crossing over it daily (be prepared for the crowds.

 

Shopping in Kolkata

Kolkata is full of bazaars. Every area in the city has its own market. You can go for shopping in Kolkata in 'The New Market' that is worth a visit- even if you don’t want to shop! Under one roof you can shop for fabric, leather shoes, toys, household items – just about anything under the sun

The Gariahat, Hathibagan and Barabazaar markets stock inexpensive textiles and household items that are most often the best bargains. The emporia stock handicrafts from all states. Terracotta Bankura horses, kantha embroidered saris, mirror work wall hangings, carved wooden panels – they are all available here.

 

Festivals and Events in Kolkata

The most famous festival in Kolkata is Durga Puja that is held in October. People buy new clothes, the entire city gets a festive look and the devout pray to the Goddess for blessings. Amongst other events the most attended is the Book Fair and the Calcutta Festival of food that is held in the month of January. The city also hosts a cultural annual event called Dover Lane Music Festival during January.

 

Recommended Chinese restaurant in Kolkata

  • Mainland China3A, Gurusaday Road | Uniworth House, Ballygunge, Kolkata 700016, India (Ranked #14 of 1,358 Restaurants in Kolkata)
  • Zen - The Park No 17, Park Street | The Park Hotel, First Floor, Kolkata 700016, India (Formerly Zen (The Park) (Ranked #2 of 1,358 Restaurants in Kolkata )
  • Mocambo 25B, Park Street, Mirza Ghalib Street | Taltala, Kolkata 700016, India (Ranked #15 of 1,358 Restaurants in Kolkata)

 

Recommended Japanese restaurant in Kolkata

  • Tamara by Pipal Tree Hotel Rgm-AS/465, Main Arterial Road, New Town, Kolkata 700 157,  (Ranked #74 of 1,358)
  • Zen - The Park No 17, Park Street | The Park Hotel, First Floor, Kolkata 700016, India (Formerly Zen (The Park) (Ranked #2 of 1,358 Restaurants in Kolkata)
  • Sushi Oke Hungerford St, Kolkata 700017, India  (Ranked #548 of 1,358 Restaurants in Kolkata)

 

Recommeded Thai restaurant in Kolkata

  • Tamara by Pipal Tree Hotel  Rgm-AS/465, Main Arterial Road, New Town, Kolkata 700 157, (Ranked #74 of 1,358)
  • Zen - The Park No 17, Park Street | The Park Hotel, First Floor, Kolkata 700016, India (Formerly Zen (The Park)(Ranked #2 of 1,358 Restaurants in Kolkata)
  • Sushi Oke Hungerford St, Kolkata 700017, India (Ranked #548 of 1,358 Restaurants in Kolkata)

 

 

Day 03:  Kolkata to Patna (Approx 588 km)

Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. Check out from the hotel to reach Patna by Flight or Assisted Drive.. Transfer to a hotel with the guidance of our professionals on arrival. After a long journey check in the hotel of Patna. And take some rest and overnight stay in Patna best recommended hotel.

 

DAY 4: Patna-Patna Museum-Vaishali-Nalanda-Bodhgaya. (Approx 112km)

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.

 

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, DundaShahi Complex | SalimpurAhra, Bakerganj, Patna 563101, India (Ranked #2 of 103)
  • Raj Rasoi South Gandhi Maidan | Hathwa Twin Towers, Patna 800001, India (Ranked #3 of 103)

 

Thai restaurant in Patna (Bihar)

  • CROWN CASTLE FINE DINE RESTAURANT Near Boring Road Crossing, Patna 800001, India (Ranked #1 of 103 )
  • Kapil Dev's Elevens Lower Ground Floor,Dumraow Kothi | Frazer Road,, Patna 800001, India (Ranked #7 of 103 )

 

DAY 5: Local sightseeing of Bodhgaya

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

Tourist Attractions Covered in 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 BodhimandaVihara.

 

  • Patna Buddhist 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.

 

Major Buddhist Attractions Covered

  • The Bodhi Tree

The Bodhi tree is an auspicious ficus tree, the fifth generation plant of the original one, under which prince Siddhartha had attained enlightenment or the perfect knowledge. Under the tree is the Vajrasan, the platform on which Siddhartha had sat in meditation. Close to Vajrasan is Buddhapada, the footprints of the Buddha on stone and Chaukramana, the Jewel Walk, where it is believed that the Buddha strolled while in deep thought. Many sacred trees in India and other countries are originally raised from seeds brought from the ancient Bodh Gaya tree. Bhikkhuni Sanghamitra, daughter of the Indian emperor, Ashoka had taken a shoot of the original Bodhi tree to Sri Lanka in the 3rd century BCE, where it was planted by the Sri Lankan ruler, Devanampiya Tissa at the Mahavira monastery in Anuradhapura, and is still a sacred place for the Buddhists.

  • Lotus Tank

 In the north of the Maha Bodhi temple lies a large tank full of lotus plant. The Buddha is believed to have spent a week at this site.

 

  • Shaivite Monastery

The Shaivite monastery is situated adjacent to the Maha Bodhi temple, and has a cluster of four temples. These temples are surrounded by enchanting greenery and marked by architectural marvels and have several 'Samadhi' in their vicinity.

 

  • Bodh Gaya Museum:

 The Bodh Gaya museum fulfills the requirement of religious art lovers as it initiates one into the age of the Buddha's centered art forms. The museum houses artistic Buddhist sculpture collection from 1st century BCE to the 11th century CE.

 

  • 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.

 

  • Gaya

 Gaya is just 12 km from Bodhgaya and is the base from where you can undertake a trip to very famous Barabar caves.

 

  • 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 for many important events in the life of the Buddha.

 

  • Other Monasteries

A number of Tibetan, Japanese and Burmese monasteries are located around the Maha Bodhi temple. The Tibetan monastery houses the massive Dharma Chakra or the Wheel of Law, while the Japanese monastery is famous for conducting vital discourse on Buddhism.

 

Other Attractions Near Bodhgaya

  • Jagannath Temple

The Jagannath temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, and has a statue of the deity, carved in glistening black stone.

 

  • Nearby Attractions

Gaya and Barabar cave are two of the major attractions near the holy place of Bodh Gaya. Gaya is a place of religious sanctity for the Hindus and lies 12 kilometers from Bodh Gaya between Pretshila and Ramshila hills. It has a large number of the Buddhist temples. The Barabar caves are 32 kilometers away from Bodh Gaya and present a vivid picture of the Buddhist architecture.

 

FESTIVALS IN BODGAYA

  • Buddha Jayanti in Vaishakh Purnima in the month of May.
  • Sangha Dana on every Full Moon day.
  • Anagarika Dharmapala Birth anniversary on 17th September every year.
  • Boddhisatva Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti on 14th April.
  • The Revival day for Buddhism in Modern India on 14th October.
  • Peace prayer meetings every year in the month of October

 

Chinese restaurant in Bodhgaya

  • Mahamaya restaurant Opposite Mahabodhi Society | Near Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (Ranked #11 of 24 Restaurants in Bodh Gaya)
  • Mahamaya Palace restaurant Near Sujata Bridge, | Bakrour,, Bodh Gaya, India (Ranked #14 of 24 Restaurants in Bodh Gaya)

 

Thai restaurant in bodhgaya

  • Samim Thai Restaurant Near Canara Bank, Main road, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Bodh Gaya)
  • Siam Thai Bodhgaya road, Bodh Gaya, India (Ranked #10 of 24 Restaurants in Bodh Gaya)

 

Japanese restaurant in Bodhgaya

  • Hari Om Cafe Near Kaalchkra Field | (North) Bodh Gaya, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (Ranked #4 of 24 Restaurants in Bodh Gaya)
  • Mahamaya restaurant Opposite Mahabodhi Society | Near Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (Ranked #11 of 24 Restaurants in Bodh Gaya)
  • Mahamaya Palace restaurant Near Sujata Bridge, | Bakrour,, Bodh Gaya, India (Ranked #14 of 24 Restaurants in Bodh Gaya)

 

DAY 6:  Bodhgaya –kushinagar (approx 346 km)

Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. Check out from the hotel to reach kushinagar  by an assisted drive Transfer to a hotel with the guidance of our professionals on arrival. After a long journey check in the hotel of kushinagar. And take some rest and overnight stay in kushinagar best recommended hotel.

 

DAY 7:  Local sightseeing in kushinagar

Kushinagar is one of the most frequented Buddhist pilgrimage destinations in the Indian Sub-continent. The city has lots to offer when it comes to Stupas and Temples. Almost each and every corner of the city has some or other famous tourist attraction. While most of these sites are old, there is a sizable number modern architecture too.

 

Tourist Attractions Covered in Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh)

 

Major Buddhist attraction in kushinagar

 

  • Japanese Temple

Japanese Temple is one of the most beautiful temples in Kushinagar. This is a must visit site during your tour to Kushinagar. A magnificent 'Ashta Dhatu' or 'Eight Metals' statue of Lord Buddha marks this temple. This statue has been brought from Japan in dismantled form and was later joined before it was established in this temple. The temple itself is worth appreciation. The Atago Isshin World Buddhist Cultural Association has erected this temple that w0as generously funded by the Japanese Monarchy. The temple consists of a single circular chamber, housing a golden image of Buddha, softly lit through small stained-glass window.

 

  • Watt Thai Temple

Watt Thai Temple is one of the most beautiful and most visited temples in Kushinagar. Watt Thai Temple is only one of its kinds not only in Kushinagar but also in whole of Indian Sub-continent. The temple is centrally located in Kushinagar and that is why it can be seen from anywhere and everywhere in Kushinagar. The Temple has been laid out on a lush green lawn that is spread in several acres of land. This beautiful Temple was designed in order to serve as a Forest-Monastery. That is why the campus of this temple boasts off innumerable kinds of trees, plants, herbs and shrubs that make it more beautiful and watch able. This temple was erected to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of His Majesty King Bhumibol’s accession to the throne of Thailand. The gates of this truly magnificent temple was opened to the general public in the year 2001; since then this temple has remained at the helm of affairs in Kushinagar.

 

  • Chinese Temple

Chinese Temple is another fairly frequented tourist destination in Kushinagar. The temple is famous for its distinct architecture that puts it away from the numerous Buddhist Temples in Kushinagar. The architecture of this temple is predominantly 'Han Chinese' and has design elements that have been borrowed from various provinces of Mainland China. The exteriors of the temple have a subtle fusion of Chinese and Vietnamese architecture. A beautiful statue of Chinese Buddha marks the temple that attracts thousands of devotees as well as casual visitors every year. The temple also provides free stay to the pilgrims.

 

Nirvana Temple Kushinagar

Nirvana Temple is one of the most frequented amongst Buddhism shrines in the world. Nirvana Temple is a must visit destination during tour to India. The place evokes emotion for every Buddhist because it is the same temple near which, Buddha died.

Nirvana Temple houses a statue of reclining Lord Buddha that is 6 meters long. It is believed that this statue represents the very last moments of Lord Buddha i.e. moments before he attained Mahaparinirvana. The sculpture was unearthed during the excavations of 1876. Carved from Chunar sandstone, the statue represents the dying Buddha reclining on his right side. An inscription below dates the statue to the fifth century AD.

The temple stands on the same plinth as the Stupa behind it. As mentioned above the ruins of this temple, Carlleyl discovered Nirvana statue inside in 1876. By sinking a vertical trench at the center of its mound he first discovered the great statue in a much-shattered condition lying on a broken pedestal and then he unearthed other ruins.

 

  • Ramabhar Stupa

Ramabhar Stupa can be counted as one of the most sacred shrine of Buddhism in the world. Situated just a kilometer off from the city center, Rambhar Stupa is a must visit for every tourist flocking India. Ramvara Stupa is said to mark the site where Lord Buddha was cremated and got Mahaparinirvana. Kushinagar is a place that has been frequented by Lord Buddha. There are sources, which confirm that Lord Buddha had many discourses at this place.

 

  • Mathakaut Temple

Mathakaut Temple is one of the most famous and most visited shrines in Kushinagar. The Mathakaut shrine is situated at the distance of 300 meters from Maha-Parinirvana Stupa, another famous Buddhist shrine in Kushinagar. The place is famous for because this is the site from where a black stone image of the Buddha in the 'Bhumi Sparsha Mudra' was recovered during early excavations. 'Bhumi Sparsha Mudra' in Hindi means 'Kneel down Posture'.

 

Thai restaurant in kushinagar

  • The Imperial Restaurant Buddha Marg, Kushinagar H O, Kushinagar - 274403
  • Lotus Nikko Hotel Kushinagar Buddha Marg, Kushinagar 274403, India (Ranked #2 of 3)

 

JAPNESE restaurant in kushinagar

  • The Imperial Restaurant Buddha Marg, Kushinagar H O, Kushinagar - 274403
  • Lotus Nikko Hotel Kushinagar Buddha Marg, Kushinagar 274403, India (Ranked #2 of 3)

 

CHINESE restaurant in kushinagar

  • Lotus Nikko Hotel Kushinagar Buddha Marg, Kushinagar 274403, India (Ranked #2 of 3)
  • Vipassana & Cafe, West to Mathakuwar shrine's temple, Near Rahi Pathik Niwas Hotel, Buddha Road, At+Post+Disrict- Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh,

 

DAY 8: Kushinagar –Sarnath (approx 217 km)

Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. Check out from the hotel to reach Sarnath by an assisted drive Transfer to a hotel with the guidance of our professionals on arrival. After a long journey check in the hotel of Sarnath. And take some rest.

 Overnight stay at Sarnath best recommended hotel.

 

DAY 9: Local sightseeing in Sarnath

Sarnath is the third major holy place that glorifies Buddhism. It was at Sarnath where Lord Buddha, after attaining enlightenment, gave his first sermon (Dharma chakra Pravartan) to his five disciples. The five disciples, who had followed Him earlier in His quest for truth, were surprised to see the mesmerizing glowing countenance of the Buddha, who convinced them and delivered His first sermon before them. Buddha preached the middle path to avoid extremes, the Four Noble Truths, and prescribed the Eight Fold path to remove the causes of sufferings. This sermon set in motion the great Buddhist tradition of the Sangha in order to popularize the Buddha's teachings throughout the world. Every Buddhist in the world feel blessed having paid a visit to Sarnath.

 

Major Buddhist Attractions Sarnath

  • Dhamekha Stupa

 Dhamekha Stupa signifies 'the seat of the holy Buddha' and occupies the space of the most prominent structure at Sarnath. This is the spot where the Buddha delivered his first sermon. The size of the Stupa is 31.3 meter in height and 28.3 meter in diameter, while its lower part has been beautifully carved with stones.

  • Choukhandi Stupa

The Choukhandi Stupa is believed to be the place where the Buddha met his five disciples, including his favorite, Anand.

  • Ashoka Pillar

 The great Indian emperor, Ashoka, when converted into a Buddhist, paid a visit to the holy place of Sarnath. A smooth glistening stone pillar, known better as the Ashoka Pillar, commemorates Ashoka's visit of Sarnath. The lion capital that was found on the top of the Ashoka pillar is now the National Emblem of India.

  • Sarnath Museum

The Sarnath museum is the proud owner of the Buddhist artifacts, manuscripts, and statues.

  • Mulagandha Kuti Vihar

 This is a modern temple built by the Mahabodhi society and has excellent frescoes by a famous Japanese painter, Kosetsu Nosu.

  • Bodhi Tree

 Bodhi tree is another sacred place for the Buddhists as it originated from the sapling of the Sri Lankan Bodhi tree, which is also a branch of the original Bodhi tree (Bodh Gaya) under which the Buddha attained enlightenment in 528 BCE.

 

Other Attractions in Sarnath

  • Digambara Jain Temples :

 Besides Buddhist temples and monasteries, the holy city of Sarnath boasts of the Digambara Jain temples, a sacred place for the Jains. Besides, a statue of Lord Mahavira, there is a museum related to the life of the Jain 'teerthankars' in the temple's premises.

 

Nearby Attractions of Varanasi:-

  • Varanasi

 Varanasi is situated on the bank of the river Ganges or the Ganga at a distance of 10 kilometers from Sarnath. Earlier known as Banaras, Varanasi is a holy place for the Hindus. Boats on Varanasi Ghat.

  • Kaushambi

 A major Buddhist site, Kaushambi, which lies 185 kilometers away from Varanasi, is though in ruins today, but still its importance lies in its year’s old history. The ancient city of Kaushambi was visited by Lord Gautama Buddha in the sixth and ninth year after He was showered with the divine light of enlightenment. It was due to the Buddha's sermons that a large section of people at Kaushambi had converted to Buddhism, which further helped in the spread of the Buddhist doctrine. Even today, the ruins of the ancient city speak of the golden days of Buddhism in India.

  • Vindhyachal  

One of the major Shaktipeeths, Vindhyachal is highly revered by the Hindus. Located 80 kilometers from Varanasi, the small hilltop of Vindhyachal is a home to Vindhyavasini Devi temple, Ashtabula temple and Kalikhoh temple, all of which have been dedicated to different forms of the Goddess Durga. 

  • Ramnagar

 A historical village, which lies 14 kilometers away from Varanasi on the other side of the holy river Ganges, Ramnagar, is famous for its old fort. The fort, once the residence of the Maharaja (ruler) of Varanasi, now comprises a museum, which displays the royal collection consisting of arms and weapons, old cars, palkies, ivory works and several others. Besides, Ramnagar also houses two major temples for the Hindus - the Chhinnamastika temple and the Durga temple. 

  • Shopping

Buddhist items and Banarasi Silk Sarees and Handloom clothes are the best buys of the place.

  • Sarnath Festivals

 In Sarnath Full Moon day of Vaishakha (April-May) celebrated as Buddha's birth and enlightenment. The Full Moon in the month of Asadh (July-August) rejoiced as the anniversary of Buddha's first sermon.

 

Japanese restaurant in sarnath (Varanasi)

  • Megu Cafe Megu Cafe | D. 8/1, Kalika Gali, Varanasi, India (Ranked #28 of 149 Restaurants in Varanasi)
  • Shanti Restaurant d32/52 Hathi Phatak, Chowsatti Ghat, Varanasi, India (Ranked #48 of 149 Restaurants in Varanasi)
  • Rudra Ruf Top Restaurant Rudra Guest House D. 17/71 Bansi Gali Bangali Tola Dashaswmedh | Rudra Guest House D. 17/71 Bansi Gali Bangali Tola Dashaswmedh, Varanasi 221001, India (Ranked #70 of 149 Restaurants in Varanasi)

 

Chinese restaurant in sarnath (Varanasi)

  • The Mark Cafe Plot No. 52 Dumraun Bagh Colony Assi Varanasi, Varanasi 221005, India (Ranked #8 of 149 Restaurants in Varanasi)
  • Sri Annapurna J 12/16 A Ramkatora, Varanasi 221002, India (Ranked #12 of 149 Restaurants in Varanasi )
  • Ming Garden Pandit Manmohan Malviya Road, 34B-Ravindrapuri Colony, Varanasi, 221005, Varanasi, India (Ranked #40 of 149 Restaurants in Varanasi)

 

Thai restaurant in sarnath (Varanasi)

  • Ambience Restaurant at Hotel Vibhavharsh Jangambari Road Godowalia | ., Varanasi 221001, India (Ranked #105 of 149 Restaurants in Varanasi )

 

DAY 10: Sarnath-Lumbini (approx 284 km)

Welcome the morning with a delicious breakfast. Check out from the hotel to reach lumbini by an assisted drive Transfer to a hotel with the guidance of our professionals on arrival. After a long journey check in the hotel of lumbini. And take some rest.

 Overnight stay at Lumbini best recommended hotel.

 

DAY 11:  Local sightseeing in Lumbini

    Major Buddhist Attractions

The place itself is interesting as a whole, the landscapes and the green forestry. However Maya Devi temple and the Stupas and the Pillar built by Ashoka are really worth a visit. Recently, several beautiful shrines have been constructed by devotees from all over the world. A visit to Lumbini is not only for spiritual enlightenment but also for solace and satisfaction that one gets in such a calm and peaceful place.

  • Maya Devi Temple

 Lumbini remained neglected for centuries. In 1895, a famous German archaeologist discovered the great pillar, further exploration and excavation of the surrounding area revealed the existence of a brick temple and a sandstone sculpture within the temple itself which represents the scenes of Buddha’s birth. On the south of the Maya Devi temple there is the famous sacred bathing pool known as Puskarni. It is believed that Maha Devi took a bath in this pool before the delivery. The temple is built gradually and is composed of many temples, one after the other. It is also found that there is possibility that a Ashoka Stupa existed in the place of temple.

  • The Ashokan pillar

 The Ashokan Pillar, essentially erected by Ashoka (249 BC) visited Lumbini and erected an inscribed Ashokan Pillar on the spot of Buddha's birth. The inscription of the pillar (the oldest in Nepal) declares that Ashoka granted Lumbini tax-free status in honor of Buddha’s birth. It is 6m high and half of it is beneath the ground. It is behind the Maya Devi Temple, to the west of the temple. Emperor Ashoka erected many other pillars throughout India. The carved top of the pillar has never been found.

  • The Buddhist monastery

 It’s built in the way of the modern Buddhist temples of Nepal but is quite important in the purview of architecture of the walls. The middle hall contains some exquisite murals resembling the medieval periods'.

 

Lumbini -Buddhist Circuit Tour

The circuit provides insight into the life of Lord Buddha and the development of Buddhism. There are 62 archaeological sites scattered around Lumbini. The tour goes through Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gothihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurorakot, Devadaha and Ramagrama - all bearing significance to the life and enlightenment of the Buddha.

  • Puskarni Pond

Where Queen Mayadevi had taken a bath before the birth of Buddha lies to the south of the pillar. It was also in this pond that the infant Buddha was given his first bath.

  • Tilaurakot

Identified by archaeologists as the capital of Kapilvastu, Tilaurakot lies 27 km west of Lumbini, where excavations are on to unearth the ancient palace of King Suddhodhan, Siddhartha Gautam’s father. The Buddha is believed to have spent the first 29 years of his princely life in Tilaurakot.

  • Kudan

 Located some 4.5 km south of Tilaurakot, Kudan is where King Suddhodhan met Lord Buddha for the first time after returning from his enlightenment. It was here that the Kasaya (yellow robe worn by monks) was presented to Lord Buddha. It was also here that the Kasaya was presented by Lord Buddha to Rahul, his son.

  • Gothihawa

 About 5 km from Tilaurakot, Gothihawa is where Krakuchanda Buddha, who preceded Shakyamuni Buddha, was born. Remains of a broken Ashoka Pillar and relics can be seen here.

  • Niglihawa

About 8 km from Tilaurakot, Niglihawa is where Kanakmani Buddha was born. Here too one can see remains of a broken Ashokan Pillar.

  • Devdaha

The capital of the Koliya kingdom and maternal home of Mayadevi, Devdaha is 35 km to the northeast of Lumbini. This is where Siddhartha Gautam spent his childhood.

  • Sagarhawa

Forest site is identified by archeologists as the “Palace of the Massacre of the Shakyas” by the invading forces. The ruins of the ancient site lie on the west and south banks of a large rectangular pond known locally as Lumbu Sagar, or long pond, in Niglihawa village. Sagarahawa is 12 km north of Taulihawa municipality in Lumbini

  • Lumbini Village Tour

A walk through the villages surrounding Lumbini and interaction with the warm and hospitable local people, buying their handicrafts and observing their traditional rituals will bring one closer to understanding the diversity of the Terai cultures in Nepal. Village tours also give an opportunity to observe the Terai landscape and a peek into the locals’ agro-based rural lifestyle, colorful costumes, festivals which they celebrate with much joy and enthusiasm, and gracious hospitality. Visitors can also visit the local temples and mosques or partake in the cultural ceremonies.

 

Chinese restaurant in lumbini Nepal

  • Maitri Restaurant Buddha Nagar | Hotel Anamda Inn, Lumbini, Nepal (Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Lumbini.

 

DAY 12:  Lumbini-Lucknow airport (approx 300 km)

 Check out from the Lumbini hotel to reach Lucknow airport by an assisted drive.

 Transfer to an airport and take flight from luck now to Kolkata.

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Kolkata Best RECOMMENDED Hotels

The Oberoi Grand RS. 14000 PER NIGHT    15, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata 700013, India (Ranked #1 of 191)

Swissotel Kolkata RS.7800 PER NIGHT, City Center New Town, Action Area 2D | Plot No. 11/5, Rajarhat, Kolkata 700157, India (#7 of 191)

Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences Rs. 8100 per night CF11 Action Area 1C | New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata 700156, India (#16 of 191)

 

 

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).

 

BodhGayaBest 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 Vicars. 5300 per night opposite to Japanese temple, Bodh Gaya 824231, India (Ranked #3 of 17)

 

Best recommended hotel kushinagar

  • The Royal Residency’s. 5000 PER NIGHT Buddha Marg, Kushinagar, 274403 (Ranked #1 of 2 Kushinagar)
  • Lotus Nikko Hotel RS.6000 Buddha Marg, Kushinagar 274403, India (Ranked #2 of 3)
  • Shivoy Hotel RS.4600 Town Hall, Gorakhpur 273001, India (Ranked #1 of 8)

 

 

Best recommended hotel sarnath (Varanasi)

  • Hotel Rivatas by Ideal Rs. 6500 per night  The Mall Road | Cantonment Varanasi, Varanasi 221002 , India (#2 of 56 hotels in Varanasi)
  • Hotel Surya Rs.4200 per night S20/51, A-5, | Varuna Bridge, Varanasi 221002, India (#12 of 56 hotels in Varanasi)
  • Hotel Buddha Rs.3100 per night C-26/35 Ramkatora Lahurabir | (Near Lahurabir Crossing), Varanasi 221001, India (#5 of 56 hotels in Varanasi)

 

Best recommended hotels in  lumbini

  • Dreamland Gold Resort RS.4000 PER NIGHT  Manigram 3, Rupendehi, Lumbini, Nepal
  • Hotel Lumbini International Rs. 3200 per night Si Na Pa-1, Bhairahawa | Lumbini Area, Lumbini 0097771, Nepal ( Ranked #2 of 14 )
  • Hotel Club De Novo Rs.3600 per night Kalika Nagar 11, Butwal 111, Nepal (Ranked #1 of 4 )

 

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Flights from Bangkok (Thailand) to kolkata (indigo)

Bangkok (BKK) Dep: 1605hrs6E - 76 E ClassKolkata (CCU) Arr: 1730hrs

Returning Flights from Delhi to Thailand (indigo)

Kolkata (CCU) Dep: 1100hrs6E - 75 E ClassBangkok (BKK)Arr: 1505hrs

 

Flights from Fukuoka (Japan) to Kolkata (Multiple airlines)

Fukuoka (FUK) Dep: 1000hrsSQ - 655 E Class Singapore (SIN) Arr: 1535hrs

Singapore (SIN) Dep: 1900hrsSQ - 516 E ClassKolkata (CCU) Arr: 2045hrs

 

Returning Flights from kolkata to Fukuoka (Multiple airlines)

Kolkata (CCU) Dep: 0030hrsMU - 556 R ClassKunming (KMG) Arr: 0515hrs

Kunming (KMG) Dep: 0945hrsCZ - 9562 L ClassShanghai (SHA) Arr: 1300hrs

Shangai (PVG) Dep: 1810hrsMU - 531 S ClassFukuoka (FUK) Arr: 2050hrs

 

Flights from CHEJU (SOUTH KOREA ) to kolkata (Multiple airlines)

Cheju (CJU) Dep: 1350hrsMU - 5060 R ClassShangai (PVG) Arr: 1420hrs

Shangai (PVG) Dep: 1630hrsMU - 505 R ClassHong Kong (HKG) Arr: 1920hrs

Hong Kong (HKG) Dep: 2115hrsKA - 168 Y ClassKolkata (CCU) Arr: 2315hrs

Returning Flights from kolkata to CHEJU (Multiple airlines)

Kolkata (CCU) Dep: 0030hrsMU - 556 T ClassKunming (KMG) Arr: 0515hrs

Kunming (KMG) Dep: 0805hrsMU - 747 B ClassShangai (PVG) Arr: 1115hrs

Shangai (PVG) Dep: 1610hrsMU - 2543 T ClassCheju (CJU) Arr: 1800hrs

 

Cheap DOMESTIC FLIGHT Luck now to Kolkata (jet konnect)

LKO (10:40) - CCU (22:55) (1 Stop)

 
 

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