Buddhist tour is one of the most spiritual and ascetic tour for any traveler. Buddhism first found in north India, the country abounds in plethora of monuments and locales associated with Buddhism. India, Nepal, and Bhutan are the places where the Buddha was born, here he attained the full enlightenment, he turned the wheel of Dharma twelve times, and finally the Buddha entered into Parinirvana.
Popular Buddhist Tours are:
Lumbini: It is located near Nepal-India border, where Gautam Buddha was born in 556 BC. The place consists of many auspicious signs of Buddha, including the sprouting of the bodhi tree. The surrounding area is endowed with a rich natural setting of domestic able fauna and favorable agricultural environ. A beautiful garden in the Buddha’s time retains its legendary charm and beauty.
Bodhgaya: it is located in the state of Bihar. Here only the Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree and is known as Lord Buddha. The devotional place causes awareness of the nature of impermanence. Main sight of attraction is the Mahabodhi Temple, which must be visited, while your Buddhist tour. Three monasteries catering for locals and foreigners are also there.
Sarnath: it is a best place to stroll amongst or meditate in. it is said that Buddha delivered his first sermon to his five disciples, preaching the middle path for attaining ‘Nirvana’. Asoka’s pillar, the ruins of the Mulagandhakuti and the huge Dharmek Stupa are the main things of sights. Some beautiful sculptures include Asoka’s lion capital and the beautiful Teaching Buddha.
Vaishali: it is a resort kind of place, visited by Buddha on several occasions. It is being said by the ancients that it was the place where he had his famous encounter with the prostitute Ambapali and is recounted in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta in The Long Discourses. The famous lion pillar, the museum, the large Kharauna Lake, the Japanese temple and the stupa built over the Vijjians’ one-eighth share of the Buddha’s ashes are excursions.
Other places: Sanchi, Bharhut, Amaravati, and Nagarjunakonda where great Buddhist stupas and Buddhist university sites remain are some of the well-known places for Buddha sights. Buddhist Cave Temples, Ajanta, Ellora, Kanheri and Karli can be sought in India.