Footsteps of Buddha Tour – One of the Best Pilgrimage Tours

India has always been revered as a land of learning various religions and cultures. From Hinduism, Sikhism to Buddhism, India has always been a destination for pilgrims from all over the world. Famous Buddhist monasteries have drawn travelers and pilgrims who sought knowledge and wisdom from this rich Asian region. If you are inclined towards Buddhism and love to explore more about the religion, then we at State Express, have organized and curated many itinerates for Buddhist Tour India for you. Every year, a huge number of tourists not only from India but also from all over the world set out for the Buddhist pilgrimage tours India.

One such tour is our “On the Footsteps of Buddha”, and as the name suggests, it actually follows the footsteps of the famous Gautam Buddha. Here, the tourists get to know the details of the life of Gautam Buddha along with a tour of all the important places associated with his life. Buddhism as a religion is one of the earliest and the largest of world’s religions flourished during 3rd Century BC. Even to this day, thousands of pilgrims are attracted to the monasteries of the Buddhists in India and Nepal. We have listed down details about the destinations we cover in this tour and their association to Gautam Buddha.

Destinations Covered and Their Importance

The destinations so covered in the India Buddhist pilgrimage tours offer the tourists with detailed knowledge about Gautam Buddha’s life, his teachings, attainment of enlightenment and so on. Most importantly each of these places has its own significance.

1. Lumbini

This is one of the most important places in the Buddhist Tour India. Lumbini was Buddha’s birthplace and is therefore of great significance. He was born a Prince and was named Siddhartha. This is the place where the journey began in search of the truth. The notable tourist sites at Lumbini are Buddha’s Birthplace, the Pashkarni Pond, the Mayadevi Temple and the pillars if Ashoka.

2. Sarnath

Dhamekha Stupa sarnath- On the footsteps of Buddha

The first sermon was delivered by Gautam Buddha at Sarnath thereby another place of major significance. The place has become one of Buddhism’s important centre due to the foundation of the first sangha by Buddha. It is actually referred to as the Dhamekha Stupa which is a major place of tourist attraction.

3. Bodh Gaya

Bodhgaya- on the footsteps of Buddha

This place is very important in the history of Buddhism, because in Bodh Gaya, Gautam Buddha achieved enlightenment for the first time, after continuous meditation under the famous Bodhi Tree for 49 days. The major places of tourist interest in Bodh Gaya include the very famous Bodhi Tree, the Mahabodhi Temple, the Animesh Lochana Chaitya, the Vajrasan Throne and the Muchalinda Lake.

4. Vaishali

Vaishali is the place where Gautam Buddha before passing away delivered the last sermon. It is another of the important places in the pilgrimage tour which later also hosted the 2nd Buddhist Council.

5. Rajgir & University of Nalanda

lumbini temple

The 1st Buddhist Council was held at Rajgir. This is the place where Buddha imparted his teachings and discussed his principles. Girdhkhuta Hill, Saptaparni Caves and the world famous University of Nalanda are the major places of tourist attraction. Moreover, the University of Nalanda claims to be one of the oldest university in the world, founded in the 5th Century. It also revered as one of the greatest monastic centres.

6. Kushinagar

Kushinagar- footsteps of Buddha

Kushinagar- Where Buddha breathed for the last time.

Kushinagar is the place where all of the teachings of Gautam Buddha are preserved and this is the place where he breathed for the last time. Gautam Buddha’s earthly remains are preserved with care in eight commemoration Chortens. Later, these were conserved in the Stupas throughout the empire of King Ashoka which was built by the king himself at the time of his reign.

The must visit for the tourists here is the reclining statue of Buddha made of fine red sandstone and the Mukatanabandhana Stupa. Apart from the significant places of the Buddhist Tour India mentioned above, a few of the others that are spread through the North Eastern regions that lie in the Indian state of Sikkim and neighbouring states are listed below:-

  • Kapilvastu
  • Sravasti
  • Kathmandu in Nepal
  • Padum
  • Kargil
  • Leh
  • Rangdom
  • Uletokpo
  • Sankasya

We at State Express, have designed special Buddhist tour packages for Buddhist Pilgrims and other travellers who are interested in planning their Buddhism Tour and visiting Buddhist monasteries and pilgrim places. Our Buddhist Pilgrimage Tours India are the best way to take you to all the important Buddhist Pilgrimage tour itineraries and religious places which are associated with Life of Buddha as well as other important Buddhist sites and centres as well which became important after Buddha.

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  1. December 24, 2019

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