Buddhist Monastery Tour Package in India

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Buddhist Monasteries Tour

Duration :06 Nights / 07 Days
Destination :Bodhgaya - Dungeshwari Caves - Kesariya - Vaishali - Rajgir- Nalanda - Kushinagar - Sarnath - Varanasi


Day 01 :- Arrival / Bodh Gaya - Local Sightseeing of Lord Buddha Temple (Mahabodhi Temple) & Bodhi Tree

After arrival in Bodhgaya, check into hotel. After lunch, we will drive to visit Lord Buddha Temple (Mahabodhi Temple) . Explore other Local Sightseeing of Bodhgaya like Bodhi Tree under which Lord Buddha got enlightenment and Buddhist Monasteries .

The Mahabodhi Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and world famous Buddhist Pilgrimage place in India built adjacent to the site of enlightenment in the 6th century AD.

Drive back to Bodhgaya. Have dinner and overnight stay at hotel/Monasteries in Bodhgaya.

Day 02 :-Bodhgaya - Dungeshwari Cave Temples (12 KM, 05 Hrs) - Meditation Session in Buddhist Monasteries- Bodhgaya

After breakfast, visit Dungeshwari Cave Temples also known as the Mahakala Caves. Lord Buddha under went years of penance here before he descended to Bodhgaya. Also cover, Sujata Village Temple .

Thereby visit some of the Monasteries built by different nations for Half Day Meditation Session in any of these monasteries- Indosan Nipponji Temple / Thai Monastery / Tibetan Karma Temple / Namgyal Monastery / Chinese Burmese / Bhutanese / Vietnamese / Tamang / Daijokyo and Nepali Buddhist Monastery .

During October to March, monks from Dharmshala descend to Bodhgaya for meditation in Buddhist Monasteries.

Dinner and night stay at hotel/Monasteries Bodhgaya.

Day 03 :-Bodhgaya- Rajgir (70 KM, 30 Min) –Nalanda (40 KM, 30 Min) - Nalanda University– Patna (80 KM 1.5 Hrs)

After breakfast, we will drive to Rajgir to visit the Ancient Capital of the Magadha Empire and is a pilgrimage for Buddhists. The Japanese Buddhists have built the massive Vishwa Shanti Stupa on the Ratnagiri Hill. The stupa has statues of Buddha at the four stages of his life - birth, enlightenment, teaching and death. Griddhakuta (Vulture Peak) is another site where Lord Buddha stopped by to preach. Also visit Venuvanaram and Bimbisar Prison .

Spend some time in Local Buddhist monastery. Have some meditation there.

After lunch, drive to Nalanda to visit Nalanda University Archaeological Complex . After the walk around the ruins, visit the Xuan Zang Memorial Hall which is a Chinese Pagoda.

Continue drive to Patna. Check-in to hotel. Stay at night at hotel in Patna.

Day 04 :-Patna –Vaishali (50 KM, 1 Hrs) + Local Sites –Kesaria Stupa (130 KM, 2.5 Hrs) -Kushinagar (250 KM, 5 Hrs)

Later drive to Kushinagar en-route visit Last Sermon Place of Lord Buddha in Vaishali . Later, visit other Sightseeing of Vaishali like Ashokan Pillar, Ananda Stupa , Abhishek Pushkaran , Buddha Stupas , Kutagar Shala Vihara and more.

Later drive to Kesaria to cover Biggest Ancient Buddhist Stupa-Kesaria Stupa .

Continue drive to Kushinagar. Check-in to hotel. Spend the evening time in Monastery in Kushinagar.

Have dinner and night stay at hotel/Monasteries in Kushinagar.

Day 05 :- Kushinagar –Mahaparinirvana Temple-Rambhar Stupa-Varanasi (300 KM- 06Hrs)

After breakfast, visit Mahaparinirvana Temple ( where Buddha took his last breath), the ruins of the Rambhar Stupa also called Mukutbandhan Mahachaitya ( Cremation site of Lord Buddha) and a beautiful statue of the Reclining Buddha .

Later, drive to Varanasi check-in to hotel & overnight stay at hotel/Monasteries Varanasi.

Day 06 :-Varanasi -Morning Boat Ride-Sarnath (12 KM, 30 Min)- first sermon place of Lord Buddha- Evening Ganga Arti Ceremony

Early morning feel spirituality of Subah-e-Banaras in Varanasi in which you will enjoy Morning Boat Ride in the Ganges during Sunrise . Experience the different Ghats of Varanasi . Each Ghat has its own history and value. Come back to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, we will be taken for an excursion to Sarnath . Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples at deer park(Rishipattana) .Other Local Sightseeing of Sarnath is the Buddha Temples , Dhamekha Stupa , Chaukhandi Stupa , Mulagandh Kuti Vihara and the Archaeological Museum.

Enjoy evening Rituals at Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple in Sarnath .

OR, Enjoy meditation session in Buddhist Monasteries near Sarnath.

Dinner and night stay at hotel/Monasteries in Varanasi.

Day 07 :- Varanasi – Drop to Airport /Railways station

After breakfast, drop to Lal Bahadur Shastri, Varanasi Airport / Varanasi Cantt. Railway Station to board the flight or train for onwards journeywith pleasant memory of holy trip.


No of PAX

   

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



*Language German / French / Italian / Japanese etc. (i.e. Non English/Hindi)
*CP   Stay + Complimentary Breakfast
*MAP   Stay + Complimentary Breakfast +Dinner/Lunch
*AP   Stay + Complimentary Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
*Etios   Etios / Indigo / Swift (4+1 seated)
*Innova   Innova / Tavera (6+1/7+1)

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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