Buddhist Sector Tours
Welcome to the Land of the Buddha the Shakyamuni.
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We present you with choice of tour programs: from pure pilgrimage (The traditional eight sites), pilgrimage with holiday and pilgrimage with adventure tours, to the famous traditional Buddhist sector route of the four great places: Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar with extension to the other four significant places where the Lord Buddha interacted and has immense value: Rajgir, Sravasti, Sankashya and Nalanda. Making it total of eight significant places where a Buddhist can do pilgrimage.
Buddha said: Bhikshus, after my passing away, if all the sons and daughters of good family and the faithful, so long as they live, go to the four holy places, they should go and remember: here at Lumbini the enlightened one was born; here at Bodhgaya he attained enlightenment; here at Sarnath he turned twelve wheels of Dharma; and here at Kushinagar he entered parinirvana.
Lumbini (Nepal) — Where he was born.
In Buddhist Sector Tours Lumbini is first name to remember, it’s a place where Lord Buddha was born, this place has biggest religious values, Lord Buddha was born at Lumbini while his mother was on her way to parental home from Kapilvastu.
Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
Bodhgaya— Where he achieved enlightenment
Bodh Gaya, or Bodhgaya, is a village in the northeast Indian state of Bihar. Considered one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, it’s dominated by the ancient brick Mahabodhi Temple Complex, built to mark the site where the Buddha attained enlightenment beneath a sacred Bodhi Tree.
Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sarnath — First turning of the Wheel of Dharma
Sarnath is a city located 13 kilometres north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna.
Rajgir, Bihar, India
Rajgir — Second turning of the Wheel of Dharma
Rajgir (originally known as Girivraj) is a city and a notified area in Nalanda district in the Indian … The sources do not agree which of the Buddha’s royal contemporaries, Bimbisara and Ajatashatru, was responsible for its construction.
Shravasti, Uttar Pradesh, India
Shravasti — Teachings in the Jetavana Grove
Shravasti district is one of the districts of the Uttar Pradesh state of India and Bhinga town is district headquarters. Shravasti district is a part of Devipatan Division.
Sankashya, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sankashya — Where Lord Buddha descended from Tushita Heaven
The most westward and perhaps most obscure of the eight places of pilgrimage is Sankashya, whose name may derive from a stupa built there by Kashyapa Buddha’s father and dedicated to his son. This is the last of the four places common to the buddhas of this world.
Vaishali, Bihar, India
Vaishali- Where Lord Buddha announced the imminence of his Mahaparinirvana.
Vaishali is an important Buddhist pilgrim site as Lord Buddha spent five years of his life here before announcing his Mahaparinirvana.
Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Kushinagar — Where he entered mahaparinirvana
Kushinagar, Kusinagar or Kusinara is a pilgrimage town and a Notified Area Council in the Kushinagar district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh located around NH-28, and is 52 km east of Gorakhpur city.
Ajanta-Ellora Caves, Maharashtra, India
The Ajanta-Ellora Caves are one of the oldest UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.
Ajanta & Ellora Caves are best example you might have ever seen somewhere, they are the true example of unbelievable architecture, philosophy & Religion, located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra these caves are must visit places on earth.
Apart form the above traditional Buddha’s trail we also present you the Buddhist places within India and its subcontinent which can be combine with the above. Of them most famous areas are; Ladakh, Himachal, Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan and Shrilanka where Buddhism flourishes till date. These tours can be done by any person with a little interest in the sights and sounds of Buddhism.
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Apart from them below are the recommended combinations tours. Please let our tour designer assist you by filling the enquiry form.
Type of accommodation from basic, budget to luxury five stars or five star deluxe, special hotels and stay like home stay, monastery stay, heritage hotels, houseboat stay, beach resort, adventure camp, we consider your choice and only suggest if they are not a good combination with the itinerary. Please note that a typical 5 Star hotel in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet may be often similar to a 4 Star standard of Europian or Amerian one. But some of the luxury or heritage hotel in India can not be compared to any in the world they are amazingly excellent.
Local Guide: A typical local guide is used for sightseeing. Usually these guides are certified except in the mountain regions where students, graduates and even monks do guiding as part time job. The Local guide would know more deeply the history, facts, philosophy and culture of a particular area and they are also Multilingual speaking fluent French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, and Chinese.
Tour Escort: Tour escorts are generally professionals in tourism and will escort and interpret. They might not be able to explain the deep details of a monument, place or philosophy but they will make sure of safety, comfort and enhancement of your tour. He will also take you to off the beaten path, local houses, village ceremonies or current events.
Cultural Shows & Events: Cultural shows are performed by the local artist of the area in your hotel premises or at a fixed venue. Usually in the evening followed by a gala dinner. It is a fine way to interact with locals and enjoy and participate. These shows are popular in Ladakh, Kashmir, Himachal and Rajasthan.
Elephant ride: Elephant rides are done in Rajasthan. You can visit some forts by Elephant ride instead of walking. Elephant ride can also be done in some of the National park in Uttarakhand and Nepal.
Camel ride: They are more popular in Rajasthan and can be done for days also. In Nubra valley of Ladakh region you have the chance to ride the double hump bacterian camels.
Boat ride: Boat rides are done in Varanasi, Uttaranchal and Kashmir. This is also a way to sightsee or to enjoy the sunrise or sunset in the rivers or Lakes.
Vintage car ride: This is quite a romantic ride and is particularly popular in the city of Jaipur.
Interaction: Meeting with an noted spiritual master, philosopher, writer, activist, artiste, scholar, King or Queen.
Sponsor: A prayer performed for peace by group of Monks. OR A Havan performed for peace by a Sadhu at bank of Ganges
Flight Sightseeing: Sightseeing by flight can be done in Sikkim and Nepal. These sightseeing usually last for an hour giving you a chance to be eye to eye with the mighty Himalayan peaks in twin engines small aircrafts. If you have less time or can not trek or climb to these peaks you have this best choice.1
Short Adventure Sport: From few hours to days many adventure short sports can be added to your tour itinerary like: Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Trout Fishing, Bird watching, rock climbing, hot air ballooning, snow skiing, water skiing, diving, white water river rafting and Kayaking. These all sports are done under supervision of certified and qualified professional in India.
Relaxing & Health: On a long tour itinerary it is a wonderful idea to add a relaxing activity at the end or middle or the tour. Activities like Spa, Ayurvedic massage, Yoga and Meditation can be done almost anywhere in India now a days.