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Buddhist Pilgrimage in India

It was in the Indian town of Bodh Gaya that prince Siddharta attained enlightenment and later came to known as Buddha. So this country is very often called land of Buddha. In the later year another Indian King, Ashoka, after a bloody battle at Kalinga in Orissa, denounced violence and took refuge in the Buddhism. He sent various emissaries to different parts of world to spread Buddhism which led to its popularity in the Asian region.

Important Buddhist pilgrimage destinations are Lumbini, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar etc. Lumbini is a popular Buddhist holy town located in Nepal. It is believed that lord Buddha was born here. Located in the foothills of Churia range, Lumbini and its adjoining areas have been bestowed with rich flora and fauna. It is most holiest of all the Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. Bodh Gaya , a small town located in Bihar state of India is another important Buddhist pilgrimage centre. It here that Prince Siddhartha attained his enlightenment and became popular as Buddha. Mahabodhi temple which is located at the spot where Buddha attained his enlightenment is the most popular travel attraction of this town.

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Sarnath is the place where Buddha started teaching his principles after the attaining enlightenment. This place has been visited by Buddhists followers from all over the world and they have built different temples here. The main Buddhist temple of Sarnath is Mulagandhakuti Vihara, where Buddha is considered to have lived during his stay in this town. Kuhshinagar is the place where Buddha finally died. It is a very important place for Buddhist pilgrimage. Emperor Ashoka has built many Buddhist temples during his reign.

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Footsteps of Buddha - IVP - 044
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days Tour
Place Covered: Bodhgaya - Patna - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Sravasti - Varanasi - Bodhgaya
Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour - IVP-015
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days Tour
Place Covered: Delhi - Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Rajgir - Nalanda - Patna - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Balrampur - Lucknow
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Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days Tour
Place Covered: Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Jaipur - Khajuraho - Varanasi

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