Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour India and Nepal Overview
Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour of Incredible India and Nepal incorporates some of the most sacred sites that depict the entire life of Lord Buddha. On this 12 days pilgrimage tour, you follow the path incorporating from birth to the final years of Lord Buddha.
Himalayan Trekkers have designed this tour for the devotees so that they can visit all the important landmarks and sites of Buddha’s life and find the fragrance of Buddha’s teachings. This trip covers the four major locations related to Buddha’s life, i.e., Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon, Bodhgaya, the site where he attained enlightenment, Kushinagar, the location where h attained Mahaparinirvana, and Lumbini, his birthplace.
The ruins and Emperor Ashoka's inscription-covered column are convincing proof that these places are the principal Buddha-related archeological sites.
The journey also includes expansive monastery complexes and relic stupas with residences of Buddha that can be found in Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, and Kapilavastu in addition to the aforementioned locations. Major sites in Kathmandu such as Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Kopan Monastery, Pharping Monastery, and Namo Buddha are also included in this journey.
Each of these Buddhist sites is highly revered in Buddhism and is unique in its own way. Visitors can also enjoy the complete serenity of mind by visiting these locations.
In addition to studying the Buddha's teachings over the course of these 12 days, you will also be exploring their art collections and spectacular architecture.
The Highlights of Buddhist Tour India Nepal
- The birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini
- A UNESCO World Heritage Site, more importantly, a place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment, Bodhgaya
- Sarnath, the first site where Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon
- Kushinagar, the holy site where Lord Buddha delivered his last sermon, took his last breath and attained the Mahapaninirvana
- Different historical stupas and monuments in India
- World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu such as Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath.
Best time to Do the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour in India and Nepal can be done any time of the year. However, for many factors, spring and autumn are considered the best to travel around. March marks the beginning of the spring and lasts till May in both Nepal and India. The days are sunny, clear, and stable. Autumn starts in September and ends in November. These months also have the most stable weather, clear blue skies, with the perfect temperature for exploring and sightseeing.
Winter is also a good time to do this journey as the days are sunny and clear perfect for day sightseeing activities. You can go on this journey in summer/monsoon too but you have to deal with the hottest times of the year under the sun. The humidity and the monsoon rain might disrupt the peacefulness of the trip. So, summer is not that advisable for this trip.