From Siddharth to Sakyamuni and finally to the Enlightened, One Buddha-an incredible transformation of a prince to an enlightened teacher, who walked on the earth, more than 2500 years ago. Born in Lumbini, Nepal this Prince was moved by sorrow, misery, pain and death, in the Prime of his youth, decided to discover the causes and the means to overcome their occurrences. Buddha set off, leaving home and family, renouncing wordly pleasures and travelled from place to place until finally he attained enlightenment by meditating under the Bodhi Tree. He then preached the truth he discovered and exhorted his disciples to follow the Eight Fold Path for the cessation of the endless cycle of birth and re-birth. This tour takes you through the most prominent Buddhist sites from which Buddhism spread as a religion, not only in India but beyond its frontiers.
1Day 01 : Arrive Gaya(D)
Arrive Gaya, Bodhgaya one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage centres. It was here that Gautama attained enlightenment and became Buddha under the ”Bodhitree”. Visit Mahabodhi Temple built by Ashoka the Great in 3rd Century BC one can also visit the Sacred Bodhi tree also visit Sujata House a temple dedicated to a Uruvela tribeswoman who offered food to the starving Siddhartha. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
2Day 02 : Bodhgaya-Rajgir-Bodhgaya (B/L/D)
Full Day Excursion to Rajgir capital of 6th century Magadha empire. Buddha spent many years here. Visit Gridhrakuta, Sapataparni cave, Ajatsatru fort and Venuvana. & Nalanda – the world’s oldest university founded in the 5th century. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
3Day 03 : Bodhgaya-Varanasi (B/L/D)
Early Morning after Breakfast Proceed for Varanasi. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath, the principle centre of Buddhism. It was here around 530 B.C that Buddha preached his 1st sermon after gaining enlightenment. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
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