Introduction to Buddhism in India:
Two of the most prominent qualities associated with Buddhism
are compassion and loving-kindness. It is important to
cultivate these qualities and integrate them into one's
The no 7 article explores the two main Buddhist approaches
to meditation - samatha (calm) and vipassana (insight), with
particular emphasis on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
The sixth in this series of ten articles introduces some key
Buddhist concepts. These are
impermanence, suffering, not-self and dependent origination.
This fifth in a series of ten articles looks at the five
precepts, the bedrock of the Buddhist moral code. It also
touches on two specific moral issues - abortion and
voluntary euthanasia. This fourth in a series of ten
articles examines two key concepts: karma and rebirth. Both
are very important to understanding Buddhism's moral
dimension. The essence of the Buddha's teaching is
encapsulated in the Four Noble Truths: the Noble Truth of
Suffering, the Noble Truth of the Origin of Suffering, the
Noble Truth of the Extinction of Suffering, and the Noble
Truth of the Path that leads to the Extinction of Suffering.
This second in a series of articles explores the life of the
Detailed Itinerary of Buddhist India Tour :
DAY- 01 DELHI
Arrival in Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel
Morning transfer to airport to board flight to patna. Upon
arrival transfer to Bodhgaya. Overnight stay at hotel.
Full day for religious activities at the Mahabodhi Temple -
where Gautam Buddha got the supreme enlightenment under a
Bodhi tree 25 centuries ago. The 55m high temple is
substantially the same temple that existed in the 7th
Overnight stay a hotel.
DAY 04 BODHGAYA-RAJGIR-NALANDA-PATNA
After breakfast, drive to Patna covering a distance of (150
kms / 3 hours). En route visit Rajgir - the town where
Buddha meditated and preached. Here at Gridharkuta Hill,
visit the monastry Venuvan Vihar, built by King Bimbisar as
an offering to Buddha, also visit Nalanda - the great
Buddhist university which came up after Buddha passed into
Mahaparinirvana, on arrival check into the hotel at Patna.
Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, drive towards kushinagar (en route visit
Vaishali - the town Buddha visited on three occasions and
where he announced his approaching Nirvana. Visit the
monasteries. Later drive to Gorakhpur and check in at hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast drive to Lumbini covering a distance of (161
kms. / 4 hours). On arrival check in the hotel. After
fresh-up proceed for sight seeing tour of Lumbini where you
will see the Ashoka Pillar, Sacred Pond, Maya Devi Temple,
Temple of Lords and the ruins of an old Monastery. Overnight
After breakfast, drive to Sravasti via Kapilavastu, the
place where Buddha spent his early childhood (240 kms. / 7-8
hours). Afternoon - sight seeing tour of Sravasti, the
capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala. Overnight at hotel
After breakfast drive to Varanasi to catch flight to Delhi.
Upon arrival Delhi, transfer to International airport to
board flight to onward destination.
India Buddhist Tour
Buddhist Tour :: Day 1 Kolkata
Morning: Around Midnight arrival in Kolkata. The
cosmopolitan City Kolkata is the main gateway for travelers.
You are met by a Virtual Tours representative and
transferred to your Hotel. Afternoon: Free To Rest
Buddhist Tour :: Day 2 Kolkata Tour
Morning: Kolkata is India’s largest city and one of the
biggest city in south Asia. This city was one of the
earliest colonial city of British in India. Today we explore
this vibrant and lively city during the whole day tour. We
visit the Victoria Memorial and magnificent buildings in the
area of Chowringhee and Dalhousie Square. We also visit the
Jain-Temple and the Fort Williams. In the area Joransanko we
have the opportunity to visit the family house of the famous
Indian writer Rabindrnath Tagore. Tour of city and Botanical
Night: Board Train for Gaya
Buddhist Tour :: Day 3 Gaya Tour
Early Morning: arrive in Gaya
Morning: Bodhgaya - After several year of rigorous
meditation, it was here that prince Siddhartha became
enlightened and became the Buddha under a Peepal Tree. It is
the most sacred spot for Buddhists from all over the world.
The highlights of the city are the Bodhi Tree, the Mahabodhi
Stupa besides several other monasteries to visit Tibetan
Monastery, Thai Monastery, Myanmar Monastery, Chinese
Monastery, Bhutanese Monastery, Japanese Monastery and Sri
Lankan Monastery. In the Evening Drive to Rajgir.
Evening: Visit Vishwa Shanti Stupa (Japanese Pagoda)
Overnight at Rajgir
Buddhist Tour :: Day 4 Nalanda Tour
Morning: Visit Nalanda
Afternoon: Transfer to Bodhgaya.
Excursions to Rajgir, Nalanda, Sapta pari cave and Venevamas.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Buddhist Tour :: Day 5 Gaya Varanasi Tour
Morning: Board Train At Gaya for Varanasi
Afternoon: Visit Sanath Night: Board Train for Gorakhapur
Buddhist Tour :: Day 6 Gorakhapur Tour
Morning:Arrive at Gorakhapur
Full Day: Execusion to lumbini, the birth places of the
Buddha. Morning drive to Lumbini enroute visiting
Mahanirvana Temple. Overnight stay at hotel. Overnight at
Buddhist Tour :: Day 7 Kushinagar Tour
Morning: Drive to Kushinagar
Evening: Morning drive to Vaishali, where Buddha delivered
his last sermon.
Sightseeing tour of the city including Ashok Pillar, Lotus
tank and Chaumukhi. Transfer to Kushinagar for overnight
stay. Then after Board Train for Balarampur.
Night: reach at Balarampur
Buddhist Tour :: Day 8 Sarasvti Tour
Morning: Visit Saheth Maheth(Sarasvti)
Afternoon: Proceed To Gonda and Change train for Lucknow.
Buddhist Tour :: Day 9 New Delhi Tour
Morning: Arrive in Delhi. Morning at leisure
Afternoon: Tour of Old Delhi
Buddhist Tour :: Day 10 New Delhi Tour
morning: Tour of new Delhi
Evening: Depart from Destination