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Most important places of pilgrimage in Buddhism are located in the Gangetic plains of Northern India and Southern Nepal in between New Delhi and including Sarnath, Rajgir, Bodh Gaya and Lumbini where Gautama Buddha born lived and taught. Gautama Buddha identified three of those locations as the most worthy of pilgrimage producing a spiritual urgency for his followers. Come join us on Buddhist backpacking tour with our nomads. Write to us for our fixed departure expedition for Buddhist pilgrimage backpacking tour.
SARNATH BUDDHIST BACKPACKING TOUR
Sarnath is a park located in the Uttar Pradesh of India 13 kilometers north east of Varanasi, known as Kaashi. Sarnath is also widely called as Mrigadava, Migadāya, Rishipattana and Isipatana. Gautama Buddha was first taught Dharma in this deer park and also the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna in Sarnath.
RAJGIR BUDDHIST BACKPACKING TOUR
A city in the Nalanda district of Bihar state in India, Rajgir is where Gautama Buddha spent several months on meditation and preaching at Griddhkuta. Buddha’s well known sermons were delivered during the period he was in Rajgir. Also he converted a large number of people to his religion, Buddhism including the King Bimbisara of Magadha.
BODH GAYA BUDDHIST BACKPACKING TOUR
Bodh Gaya is located in the Gaya district of the Bihar state in India. It is believed that Gautama Buddha attained his enlightenment here under a tree and over time the place became Bodh Gaya, the tree as Bodhi tree and the day of enlightenment as Buddha Purnima. Disciples of Gautama Buddha started to visit this place of enlightenment during the full moon in the month of Vaisakh, which is currently followed by Buddhists around the world.
LUMBINI BUDDHIST BACKPACKING TOUR
Lumbini is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Kapilavastu district of Nepal along the India-Nepal border. This is a well known city as Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama who was later known as Gautama Buddha. It is believed that Lord Buddha lived in the foothills of Himalaya till the age of 29. In the time of Lord Buddha Lumbini was a park situated between Kapilavatthu and Devadaha. There are number of temples in Lumbini remarking the Lord Buddha and his heritage including the well known Mayadevi temple. Apart from temples there are the remains of Kapilavastu Palace as well as the Puskarini or Holy Pond where Queen Mayadevi took the ritual dip prior to Lord Buddha’s birth and where he too had his first bath.
Here we have jotted the most popular Buddhist pilgrimage backpacking tour for your reference. There are further more options, please feel free to contact our nomads for better options and offers for Buddhist pilgrimage backpacking tour.
Day 1: ARRIVAL-DELHI
Day 2: DELHI – AGRA
Day 3: AGRA-SANKASIA - LUCKNOW
Day 4: LUCKNOW – VARANASI
Day 5: VARANASI
Day 6: VARANASI
Day 7: VARANASI – BODHGAYA
Day 8: BODHGAYA
Day 9: BODHGAYA
Day 10: BODHGAYA-RAJGIR-NALANDA-BODHGAYA
Day 11: BODHGAYA- VAISHALI - KUSHINAGAR
Day 12: KUSHINAGAR – LUMBINI
Day 13 : LUMBINI
Day 14 : LUMBINI – KATHMANDU
Day 15 : KATHMANDU
Day 16 : KATHMANDU - DEPARTURE