Buddhist Monastery Tour in India-Best Buddhist Travel Package

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Buddhist Monasteries Tour

Duration :08 Nights / 09 Days
Destination :Bodhgaya - Dungeshwari Caves - Kesariya - Vaishali - Rajgir- Nalanda - Kushinagar - Sarnath - Varanasi

Tour Summary for Buddhist Monastery Tour-

Day 01 :-Arrival / Bodhgaya -Local Sightseeing-Gaya

Arrive in Gaya, drive to Bodhgaya and check into hotel. Later, visit local tourist spots of Bodhgaya. Explore Lord Buddha Temple (Mahabodhi Temple) , Mahabodhi Tree and meditation centres in Bodhgaya. Thereby visit some of the monasteries built by different nations which include: Indosan Nipponji Temple, Thai Monastery, Tibetan Karma Temple and Namgyal Monastery , Chinese Burmese, Bhutanese, Vietnamese, Tamang, Daijokyo and Nepali Buddhist Monastery.

During October to March, monks from Dharmshala descend to Bodhgaya.

The Mahabodhi Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built adjacent to the site of enlightenment in the 6th century AD. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 :-Bodhgaya-Dungeshwari Caves–(12 KM, 05 Hrs)-Bodhgaya

After breakfast, proceed to Dungeshwari Cave Temples. Here Buddha spent years of penance before attaining 'nirvana' or enlightenment almost dying of hunger. There is a cave and a temple on the hill top. Return to hotel for night stay.

Day 03 :-Bodhgaya– Rajgir -Local Tour- (85 KM-2Hrs-30 Min)- Nalanda - Nalanda University -(30 KM-01 Hrs)-Rajgir-(30 KM -01 Hrs)

Visit Rajgir. Explore Wishwa Shanti Stupa built by Japanese Buddhists. Later, visit Griddhakuta (Vulture Hill) , Vishwa Shanti Stupa and Bimbisar Prison in Rajgir: the ancient capital of Magadh Empire. Later drive to Nalanda visit the Nalanda University which was once a flourishing university and had immense importance for Buddhist learning where Chinese pilgrim Xuen Zang visited. It has remains of many significant buildings like Vihara and Stupa. Visit Xuan Zang Memorial and Chinese Pagoda.

Day 04 :-Rajgir – Vaishali-Local Tour– Kesaria-Local Sightseeing-Kushinagar (400KM -7.5 Hrs)

After breakfast, depart for Vaishali. This is where Buddha preached his last sermon. The ruins of the Kolhua Complex enclose the 2300 year old Ashoka pillar. A Japanese Peace Pagoda has also been built here. Later, proceed to Kesaria. Kesaria marks the site where Buddha gave away his begging bowl before his death. A massive Buddhist Stupa built during the rule of the Pala Kings is being excavated here. Later drive to Kushinagar, check-in at hotel & overnight stay in Kushinagar.

Day 07 :- Kushinagar Mahaparinirvana Temple - Rambhar Stupa - Varanasi (300 KM- 06 Hrs)

After breakfast, visit Mahaparinirvana Temple (where Buddha took his last breath), the ruins of the Mukutbandhan Stupa, Rambhar Stupa (Cremation site of Lord Buddha) and a beautiful statue of the reclining Buddha. Later, drive to Varanasi check-in to hotel & overnight stay in Varanasi.

Day 08 :-Varanasi-Morning Boat Ride - Sarnath -(12 KM,0.5 Hrs)- first sermon place of Lord Buddha - Ganga Arti

Early morning, you will be taken for a Boat Ride in the Ganges. Ghats are lively places of various tourist groups and you can experience here different cultures and traditions along with rituals. Later, visit all the famous Ghats of Varanasi by boat.

After breakfast, you will be taken for an excursion to Sarnath. Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples. Explore Buddha Temples, Dhamekha Stupa , Chaukhandi Stupa , Deer Park (Rsihipattana) and Sarnath Archaeological Museum . If have time enjoy evening ceremony at Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple.

In evening, get ready to experience one of the most memorable moments of your life, as you will be taken to River Ganges. Enjoy Ganga Arti. Get a glimpse of the spiritualism at the Ganga Ghats (river front).Can enjoy the Ganga Arti on Boat (optional and by own cost). Stay overnight at hotel in Varanasi.

Day 09 :- Varanasi – Drop to Airport /Railways station

After breakfast, drop to airport/Railway station with pleasant memory of holy trip.

No of PAX


Package Costing
  Cost Per Person
Include Guide
English Speaking
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Vehicles Only
Accommodation Only
Seclect Currency

Inclusion :

·          Cost as per mentioned Itinerary only.

·          Commercial vehicle which Includes all Tax, Toll tax, Parking, Driver night charges, State Tax, Nepal tax (Lumbini)

·          Pickup and Drop to/from Railway station/Airport

·          Hotel as per mention in Hotel tab with selected plan (Twin sharing room)

·          One Boat ride for about 45 min which covers all major Ghats of Varanasi ( At time of morning sun rise)

·          Complimentary Mineral water (one bottle per day per person).


Exclusion :

·          Any personal expenditure like tip, Pooja etc.

·          Any other boat ride, Guide charges(if not selected)

·          Any Entrance Ticket / Rickshaw Charges in Varanasi

·          Any Train/Flight Ticket

·          Service tax as actual

Note :

·         Any deviation in itinerary will change the above proposed cost.

·         Kindly consult with Holy Voyages Team for best deal or mail to - Holyvoyages@gmail.com

·         For 3,5,7,9… pax(Odd number) - One room will be triple sharing.

·         For single sharing room, kindly consult with Holy Voyages Team for best deal or mail to - Holyvoyages@gmail.com

·         Child below 6 is complimentary

·         Child from 6-12 will be charged as 60% of adult cost and room will be shared by existing room with extra bed (in case of cost per person and accommodation only case). No extra cost of child if selected Vehicle only

·         Child of 12 + are treated as adult.

·         We have lot more options for Hotel/Guest House/Home stay in each city. Kindly contact us for accommodation of your own choice

Note: This Trip can be Customized according to your Requirements. If you wish. Please Email:- buddhistpackages@gmail.com us with any questions or comments.

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