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Tours - Lord Buddha with Kashmir Tour Package

 

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu 

Welcome upon arrival at Kathmandu airport. After meet & assist transfer to Hotel. Afternoon sight seeing of Swoyambhunath Temple and Durbar Square. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu . 

Day 02 : Kathmandu - Pokhra 

Today after breakfast drive towards Pokhra. On arrival, check in to the hotel and rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03: Pokhra - Lumbini

After an early Breakfast enjoy the Boat Ride on the famous Fewa Lake, then we proceed for sight seeing of Pokhra. Afternoon, we drive towards Lumbini. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini. 

Day 04:  Lumbini - Sravasti 

Morning visit the Holy Birth Place of Lord Buddha. Then drive to Sravasti. Upon arrival at Sravasti transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel. 

Day 05 : Saravasti – Kushinagar

Breakfast at hotel then visit Saheth (Jethavana) – and Maheth (Angulimala Caves). - Buddha spent 25 years living in the monastery of Jetavana. Many Vinaya rules, Jatakas and Sutras were first discussed at this place. The Buddha is supposed to have astonished rival teachers by performing miracles at Shravasti. It is said that it was in Shravasti that the Buddha transformed Angulimal from a dacoit into a Buddhist monk. He also delivered many important sermons here. King Ashoka erected two pillars 21 meters high on either side of the eastern gateway of the Jetavana monastery. Shravasti was a flourishing center of learning during the Gupta period. When the famed Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang visited this site, he found several damaged stupas and ruins of monasteries and a palace.
After lunch drive to Kushinagar (130 kms, 4 hrs). Arrival Kushinagar, transfer to Mahaparinirvana temple and Ramabha Stupa (Cremation centre). Check-in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel. 

Day 06 : Kushinagar – Vaishali – Patna

Breakfast at hotel then drive to Patna (280 kms, 07 hrs) with pack lunch, enroute visit Vaishali. Arrival Patna, check-in hotel, dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : Patna – Rajgir – Nalanda – Bodhgaya

Breakfast at hotel then drive to Nalanda (85 kms), visit ruins of ancient university. Lunch will be served at Nalanda tourist cafeteria. After lunch drive to Rajgir (15 kms), visit Gridhkuta Peak, Venuvanaram and Bimbisara Jail. Drive To Bodhgaya. Arrival Bodhgaya (65 kms), transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in a hotel at Bodhgaya.

Day 08 : Bodhgaya

Full day sightseeings at Bodhgaya, visiting places like Mahabodhi temple, Sujata Village, Niranajana River. All meals and overnight at hotel.

Day 09 : Bodhgaya – Varanasi

Breakfast at hotel then drive to Varanasi (250 kms). On arrival check in to the hotel and then proceed to Sarnath (14 kms), Visit Dhamekha Stupa and Deer park. Back to Varanasi. Check-in hotel, Dinner and overnight in a hotel at Varanasi.

Day 10 :Varanasi – Delhi by flight – Departure

Early morning boat ride on the holy river Ganges, back to hotel for Breakfast. After breakfast free for shopping, Varanasi is famous for its silk products. Lunch and you will be transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi transfer to railway station connect overnight train to Pathankot. Overnight on board train.

Day 11 :Pathankot – Dharamsala

Morning arrive at Pathankot then transfer to Dharamsala. On arrive, heck in to the hotel in Dharmshala. Later proceed for the sightseeing of Dharamsala. Overnight at a hotel in Dharmshala

Day 12 :Dharamsala - Delhi by Train

After early breakfast at hotel proceed for the meeting with H.H. Karmapa. After meeting, you will be transfer to Chakki bank railway station to connect train to Delhi. Overnight on board. 

Day 13 :Delhi - Srinagar

Early morning arrive at Delhi, transfer to hotel for wash n change & breakfast. Then transfer to domestic airport to catch flight for Srinagar. On arrival Srinagar, meet and transfer to Deluxe Houseboats. Late afternoon Shikara ride on Dal Lake visiting floating and Vegetable gardens etc. Also witness walnut woodcarving and papier machie making demonstration. Overnight in Deluxe Houseboats 

Day 14 :Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar

Morning drive to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 Mts. above sea level. Enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek up to Khilangmarg which can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs or enjoy a cable car ride which takes you to the highest point. Evening return to your houseboat for overnight stay. 

Day 15 :Srinagar – Delhi – Departure

After early breakfast, join a sightseeing trip to Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jehangir in 1632 AD. And Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains in the background. En route visit carpet-weaving factory. Lunch at Houseboat. Then drive to Srinagar airport on time to catch the flight for Delhi. On arrival Delhi. Free at your leisure. Evening proceed for dinner and then transfer to IGI airport to connect the flight for onward destination.

The most important places of pilgrimage in Buddhism are located in the Gangetic plains of Northern India and Southern Nepal, in the area between New Delhi and Rajgir. This is the area where Gautama Buddha lived and taught, and the main sites connected to his life are now important places of pilgrimage for both Buddhists and Hindus. However, many countries that are or were predominantly Buddhist have shrines and places which can be visited as a pilgrimage.
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Places where Buddha lived
Four main pilgrimage sites
Gautama Buddha is said to have identified four sites most worthy of pilgrimage for his followers, saying that they would produce a feeling of spiritual urgency. These are:

Lumbini: birthplace (in Nepal)
Bodh Gaya: the place of his Enlightenment (in the current Mahabodhi Temple,Bihar, India).
Sarnath: (formally Isipathana,Uttar pradesh, India) where he delivered his first teaching.
Kusinara: (now Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India) where he died.
The Eight Great Place
Pilgrimage to
Buddha's
Holy Sites
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The Four Main Sites
Bodh Gaya Kushinagar Lumbini Sarnath
Four Additional Sites
Rajgir Sankassa Shravasti Vaishali
Other Sites
Amaravathi Chandavaram Devadaha
Gaya Kapilavastu Kesaria
Kosambi Nalanda Pataliputra
Pava Varanasi
Later Sites
Ajanta Caves Barabar Caves Bharhut
Ellora Caves Lalitgiri Mathura
Pandavleni Caves Piprahwa Ratnagiri
Sanchi Udayagiri Vikramashila
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In the later commentarial tradition, four other sites are also raised to a special status because Buddha had performed a certain miracle there. These four places, partly through the inclusion in this list of commentarial origin, became important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in ancient India, as the Attha-mahathanani (Pali for 'The Eight Great Places'). It is important to note, however, that some of these events do not occur in the Tipitaka and are thus purely commentarial.

The first four of the Eight Great Places are identical to the places mentioned by the Buddha:

Lumbini
Bodh Gaya
Sarnath
Kusinara
The last four are places where a certain miraculous event is reported to have occurred:

Sravasti: Place of the Twin Miracle, showing his supernatural abilities in performance of miracles. Sravasti is also the place where Buddha spent the largest amount of time, being a major city in ancient India.
Rajgir: Place of the subduing of Nalagiri, the angry elephant, through friendliness. Rajgir was another major city of ancient India.
Sankassa: Place of the descending to earth from Tusita heaven (after a stay of 3 months teaching his mother the Abhidhamma).
Vaishali: Place of receiving an offering of honey from a monkey. Vaishali was the capital of the Vajjian Republic of ancient India

Some other pilgrimage places in India and Nepal connected to the life of Gautama Buddha are: Pataliputta, Nalanda, Vikramshila, Gaya, Kapilavastu, Kosambi, Amaravati, Nagarjuna Konda, Sanchi, Varanasi, Kesariya, Devadaha, Pava and Mathura. Most of these places are located in the Gangetic plain.

 

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Duration : 12 Nights / 14 Days. Destination : Kathmandu Pok
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