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Buddhist Odyssey: Lumbini, Kushinagar & Bodhgaya

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Duration

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a profound “Buddhist Odyssey” as you trace the sacred journey of Lord Buddha through Lumbini, Kushinagar, and Bodhgaya. Begin in Lumbini, the birthplace of the enlightened one, where you’ll explore the sacred garden, Maya Devi Temple, and international monasteries. In Kushinagar, pay homage at the Mahaparinirvana Temple and Ramabhar Stupa, sites of Buddha’s final moments. Continue to Bodhgaya, where enlightenment dawned upon him under the Bodhi Tree, and visit the Mahabodhi Temple and other revered sites. This spiritual pilgrimage unveils the essence of Buddhism and its historical significance.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lumbini's Sacred Garden: Explore the hallowed grounds where Lord Buddha was born, including the Maya Devi Temple and Ashoka Pillar.
  • Kushinagar's Serene Aura: Visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple and Ramabhar Stupa, where Buddha attained his final Nirvana.
  • Bodhgaya's Enlightenment: Discover the Mahabodhi Temple and Bodhi Tree, the site where Buddha achieved enlightenment.
  • Kesariya's Tallest Stupa: Marvel at the world's tallest stupa in Kesariya, a testament to Buddhist architecture.
  • Sarnath's First Sermon: Visit Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his inaugural sermon, and explore its ancient relics and museums.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 41%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 46%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 54%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 54%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 58%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 58%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 62%

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Gorakhpur - Transfer to Lumbini
Upon arriving at Gorakhpur airport, our representative will extend a warm welcome and assist you in transferring to Lumbini, a 135 km journey. Upon check-in at your hotel, take time to relax and unwind, preparing for your spiritual journey.
Day 2: Lumbini Sightseeing
Following a hearty breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full-day exploration of Lumbini, the hallowed birthplace of Lord Buddha. Your pilgrimage will take you to sacred sites like Lumbini Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, and the Sacred Pond. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of monasteries and temples built by different countries, each exhibiting its unique architectural marvels and traditions. Spend the night in Lumbini.
Day 3: Lumbini - Kushinagar (170kms)
After a nourishing breakfast at the hotel, journey to Kushinagar, another significant Buddhist pilgrimage destination. On arrival, complete your check-in at the hotel and proceed to explore Kushinagar. Pay respects at the Mahaparinirvana Temple and visit the Ramabhar Stupa, a site believed to be the cremation grounds of Lord Buddha.
Day 4: Kushinagar - Bodhgaya via Kesariya and Vaishali (280kms)
Following breakfast, check-out from your hotel and commence the drive to Bodhgaya, with visits to Kesariya and Vaishali en route. Kesariya is home to the world's tallest stupa, while Vaishali holds historical significance as the place where Lord Buddha delivered his final sermon. Explore these important Buddhist landmarks and continue your journey to Bodhgaya. Upon reaching Bodhgaya, complete your check-in at the hotel and take a well-deserved rest.
Day 5: Bodhgaya Sightseeing - Varanasi (250kms)
After a nourishing breakfast, visit the Mahabodhi Temple, the sacred site where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. Explore the Bodhi Tree, Animesh Lochan Chaitya, and the Buddhist monasteries that surround the temple. Later in the day, embark on a drive to Varanasi. Upon arrival in Varanasi, check-in at your hotel and use the evening to explore the sacred ghats that line the banks of the holy river Ganges.
Day 6: Varanasi and Sarnath Sightseeing
After a satisfying breakfast at the hotel, visit the ancient city of Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his inaugural sermon. Explore prominent sites such as the Dhamekh Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, and the Archaeological Museum, which houses invaluable artifacts. Later in the day, return to Varanasi and visit the renowned Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the iconic Dashashwamedh Ghat, and other significant ghats along the revered Ganges.
Day 7: Departure from Varanasi
Following breakfast, complete your check-out from the hotel and proceed to Varanasi airport for your onward journey, carrying the profound spiritual experiences of your pilgrimage.

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