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In The Footsteps of Buddha

Tour Type : Customizable


08 Nights & 09 Days

Destinations Covered

Delhi - Bodh Gaya - Sarnath - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilavastu - Kathmandu

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Visit some of the most beautiful Buddha sites in India and Nepal to receive the customary blessings from the monks. This nine-day journey will help you comprehend a singular experience while being accompanied by an expert guide, and you’ll hear chanting and prayers while you sit before the monks. After staying at Bodhgaya for a significant number of days, travel to Varanasi to learn more about the Buddha’s life. Visit Sarnath when you get to Varanasi; this is where Buddha delivered his first well-known speech after becoming enlightened. You will also visit Lumbini, the sacred site where Buddha was born, and Kushinagar, where he gained Nirvana after his death. Not to be forgotten is Sravasti, a historic city where Buddha lived for several years.
You will travel to every historic location on this trip that has some connection to the life of Gautam Buddha.

Day 01

Arrival in Delhi
When you get to Delhi, you can check into your hotel, rest, and get used to the different time zone before continuing your trip. In the evening, you may visit some of the city's most well-known locations, such as the Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site representing India's sovereignty, or the Lotus Temple, a cutting-edge Baha'i House of Worship that is unique. Delhi is a busy city with the charm of times gone by and the ease of life in the present. You can walk through the peaceful gardens of New Delhi or explore the winding streets of Old Delhi, where you can eat some delicious street food.

Day 02

Delhi to Bodh Gaya
On the morning of day two, you will travel from Delhi to Bodh Gaya. About two hours will pass during this flight. After you've checked into your hotel, you can go to the Mahabodhi Temple Complex. This complex includes the well-known Bodhi tree, the Mahabodhi Temple, and the Animesh Lochana Chaitya. Gautama Buddha reached enlightenment while sitting under a fig tree called the Bodhi tree. It was known as the Bodhi tree at the time. Because of its significance to culture, Buddhists from all over the globe travel to the temple complex, a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can meditate under the Bodhi tree or check out the different monasteries and temples in the complex.

Day 03

Bodh Gaya to Sarnath
On day three, you will leave Bodh Gaya and head to Sarnath near Varanasi. After the Buddha became enlightened, he gave his first sermon in Sarnath, the town's name. You can visit the Dhamekh Stupa, the Chaukhandi Stupa, or the Mulagandha Kuti Vihar temple. The Dhamekh Stupa is a tall building that stands on the spot where the Buddha gave his first sermon. It is a memorial to the event. The Chaukhandi Stupa is a sandstone building made in the 5th century AD to mark where the Buddha met with his first group of students. The Mulagandha Kuti Vihar temple is a modern monastery with a beautiful statue of the Buddha and murals on the walls that show what happened during his life.

Day 04

Sarnath to Kushinagar
On the fourth day of the tour, you will go from Sarnath to Kushinagar, where the Buddha died, and reach Nirvana. The Mahaparinirvana Temple, the Ramabhar Stupa, and the Mathakuar Shrine are all places you are welcome to visit. The Mahaparinirvana Temple is a beautiful temple with a Buddha statue, considered the most extensive anywhere in the world. The tall Ramabhar Stupa, also a place of worship, marks where the Buddha was burned at the stake. The Mathakuar Shrine is a small temple with a statue of Buddha sitting in the lotus position, often linked to meditation.

Day 05

Kushinagar to Lumbini
On day five, after crossing the border from India into Nepal, you will go to Lumbini, where the Buddha was born. You can go to places like the Sacred Garden, the Maya Devi Temple, and the Ashoka Pillar during your stay. The Maya Devi Temple, a holy place, is thought to mark where the Buddha was born. The Ashoka Pillar, built in the third century BC and stands where the Buddha was born, has an inscription that says he was born there. The Sacred Garden is a peaceful place with several Buddhist monasteries and temples that follow different Buddhist traditions.

Day 06

Lumbini to Kapilavastu
On the sixth day of your trip, you will go to Kapilavastu, the capital of the Shakya kingdom and where the Buddha grew up. The public can explore both the ruins of the Kapilavastu palace and the Tilaurakot Archaeological Site. It is said that the Buddha grew up in the court where his father, King Suddhodana, lived. This palace is called Kapilavastu. At the time, the area was ruled by King Suddhodana. The Tilaurakot Archaeological Site is a large area with the remains of buildings, temples, and fortifications from the time of Buddha. It is thought that some buildings at the site were Buddhist monasteries.

Day 07

Lumbini to Kathmandu
On day seven, you will leave Lumbini and head to Kathmandu, Nepal's capital. Kathmandu is a city full of life and activity, with many historic and modern places to visit. It would help to see the Swayambhunath Stupa, the Boudhanath Stupa, and the Pashupatinath Temple while you're here. The Swayambhunath Stupa is a religious pilgrimage place for Buddhists and Hindus. It comes under the UNESCO World Heritage Site owing to its religious significance. The Boudhanath Stupa in Nepal is regarded as one of the world's biggest stupas. UNESCO has named the Pashupatinath Temple a World Heritage Site, considered among the most significant Hindu temples in the world today.

Day 08

On the eighth day of your trip, you can spend the day in Kathmandu, taking in the city's attractions. One of the areas recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site is the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Visitors can go there. Several palaces, temples, and shrines there date back to the time of the Malla and Shah dynasties. In addition to it, there is Patan Durbar Square, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a significant number of historic structures, including temples and courtyards. You can spend the evening here and enjoy authentic Nepali music and dance performances.

Day 09


You will depart from Kathmandu on day nine of your journey and return home. You should give yourself some time to reflect on where you are on your spiritual path and how the teachings of the Buddha have influenced you at various junctures along the way. You can also spend some time organizing your next excursion to visit other Buddhist sites in Asia.

In conclusion, a journey "In the Footsteps of Buddha" is a religious pilgrimage that brings you to some of India and Nepal's most important Buddhist heritage sites. These locations are located in those two countries. These locations are available in both nations of the world. In addition to gaining knowledge about the life and teachings of the Buddha, you will have the opportunity to see ancient monasteries, stupas, and temples. This journey will not only assist you in gaining a deeper understanding of spiritual things, but it will also provide you with a taste of South Asia's diverse cultural heritage.

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