Buddhist Monastery Tour-15 Days
The origin of Buddhism goes back to 2500 years ago, when an Nepali prince left the opulence of his royal palace in search of truth of life and ultimate salvation. He meditated, searched for the path of truth, attained nirvana and became the Buddha who later established Buddhism religion. This was the beginning of Buddhism, one of the greatest religions and philosophies of the world. Till date, the teachings of Lord Buddha have a significance that is unparalleled. Buddhism today is also the fifth most followed religion of world. Wish to know more about Buddhism? Start your Buddhist Monastery Tour journey from here. We also offer Nepal India Buddhist Tours for 15 -16 day package.
Day 01: Arrival from the Airport, check in to the Hotel. rest for the day.
Day 02: After Breakfast, drive to the Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) for the day tour for 3 hours and visit to the surrounded monasteries and come back to the Hotel for Lunch-free afternoon for local walk.
Day 03: Half day Sightseeing tour to Boudhanatha and Kapan Monastery for 4 hours and come back to the hotel for Lunch and free afternoon for personal interest.
Day 04: After Breakfast, Drive to Namobuddha (40 km. away from Kathmandu) for the huge mountain monasteries visit with its splendid view of the mountains, this will be the full day tour. Have lunch in Dhulikhel and drive back to Kathmandu after Dhulikhel sightseeing.
Day 05: Day tour to Pharping, and back to the hotel for Lunch and free day.
Day 06: Drive to Lumbini from Kathmandu after the Breakfast for 8 hours and overnight stay in Lumbini.
Day 07: visit to the Monasteries in Lumbini for full day.
Day 08: Drive from Lumbini to Shravasti via Sunauli (Indian Boarder) and stay overnight in Shravasti. (Shravasti is the place where the Buddha preached most of his sermons. Here he is said to have performed many miracles, and levitated. During the monsoon, he used to stay at the Jetavana monastery on the outskirts of this town. Visit Sahet Mahet and Angulimal caves. Overnight in Shravasti.
Day 09: After Breakfast drive to Kushinagar from Shravasti. ((Place where Lord Buddha had left the world behind him after offering an invaluable contribution to humanity, the great religion known as Buddhism). On arrival Kushinagar, transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe) and Rambhar Stupa (cremation site of Lord Buddha). Overnight stay at Kushinagar hotel.
Day 10: Drive to Patna (Vaishali) from Kushinagar- visit to the place where Buddha announced the approaching of his Mahaparinirvana.Stay overnight in Patna(Vaishali).
Day 11: Drive to Nalanda and Rajgir from Vaishali (Rajgir is a site of great sanctity and significance for Buddhists. Rajgir is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site since the Buddha spent 12 years here and the first Buddhist council after the Buddha was hosted here at the Saptaparni caves. Afternoon visit Gridhakuta Hill, Bimbisara jail. Drive to Nalanda which is 14 kms drive and it was one of the oldest Universities of the World and International Centre for Buddhist Studies.
Day 12: Drive from Rajgir to Bodhgaya (Bodhgaya is the place of the Buddha's Enlightenment and spiritual home of Buddhists. It attracts many believers from all over the world. Bodhgaya situated near the river Niranjana, is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centers and in the second place of the four holy sites in Buddhism.
Day 13: Bodhgaya sightseeing
After breakfast -sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple - The temple, named after the Buddha, is a sacred place for the Buddhists in Bodh Gaya, Maha- bodhi tree - The tree is considered holy since Lord Buddha attained enlightenment under it. Also visit monasteries of different countries and Archaeological Museum. Overnight stay at Bodhgaya Hotel.
Day 14: Drive to Calcutta and overnight stay in Calcutta.
Day 15: Departure transfer to the Calcutta Airport for onwards journey.
Note: The itinerary is just for the guideline. It can be changed at any point as per the situation and need of the client and staff.
-14 Night hotel accommodation in Double/Twin/Single sharing room on Bed and Breakfast Basis
-All Transport by A/C Coach
-GOV taxes and toll free taxes
- Personal nature bill/ TIPS and Donation