Since 3rd century BC, Buddhism, one of the largest religions of the world, has thrived in India. In India, you will find a lot many people following Buddhism. Every year, India will see a large number of Buddhist pilgrims from different parts of the world, thronging in to the country to see the various destinations associated with the religion, be it the stupas, monasteries or simply to gain spiritual knowledge. As, such Buddhist tours in India are widely demanded. Travelers prefer Buddhist tours in India, irrespective of the religion because such a Buddhist travel package gives you a chance not only to enlighten yourself but also to enjoy the beauty around.
Tour operators for India include Buddhism tours in their travel packages because there are high demands for such tours not only by Indians but also by foreign tourists. India is home to a number of beautiful Buddhist destinations, spread all across the country. Truly India Tours, the best DMC for India, can provide exquisitely-designed Buddhist Tour to India as per the tourist’s requirement.
The most prominent destinations in a Buddhist Tour Package are the most sacred places for a Buddhist pilgrim. These are Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar and Lumbini. Bodhgaya, is considered as the centre of all the Buddhist places in India. This is the place where the lord gained enlightenment. Right from the Bodhi Tree to the Mahabodhi temple and the 80 feet tall Lord Buddha statue, there are many Buddhist sites here. Sarnath near Varanasi has the famous Ashoka Pillar, Dhamekh Stupa and Chaukhandi Stupa – all popular for historical significance. Sarnath was the place where Lord Buddha gave his first preaching. Lumbini at Indo-Nepal border is the place where Lord Buddha was born and is the most visited place by a pilgrim in a Buddhism Tour package. Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh is the place where Lord Buddha attained Nirvana.
There are various other destinations included in Buddhism tours and each destination has its own unique charm and has played an important role in Buddha’s life and his religion.
Besides the 4 main destinations mentioned above, Buddhist Tour Packages include Sravasti, near Lucknow, popular for sheltering Buddha for 24 rainy seasons, Rajgir for the famous Nalanda University where Buddhist teachers and students from all over the world studied, and also famous for Nalanda ruins and relics and Gridhakuta Hills, Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh for the famous Sanchi Stupa, the Ashokan pillar, temples, monasteries, and so on.
Buddhist tours in India also include a number of hill stations. Many tourists opt for a hill station package and visit these Buddhism-related locations, especially the monasteries. Some popular monasteries included in Buddhism tour packages in India are the Rumtek Monastery in Gangtok, Mindrolling Monastery in Dehradun, Hemis Monastery, Phyang Monastery, Thiksey Monastery and Lamayuru Monastery in Ladakh, Namdroling monastery in Coorg, Ghoom monastery in Darjeeling etc.
When we talk about Buddhist tours in India, you should not miss out Dharamsala – Mcleodganj Buddhist tour – suitable for meditation, trekking, camping, learning and relaxing. There is a Vipassana meditation center here, a number of Buddhist meditation centers, the official residence of Dalai Lama and not to be missed the grand monastery full of devotees, chanting in the name of Lord Buddha.
Buddhism tours India promise a dream holiday for most travelers. You can have a glimpse of the country’s best heritage sites, beautiful cave temples, splendid monasteries, and interesting places that have seen the footsteps of the most revered figure, Gautama Buddha.
Buddhist Tour destinations offered by Truly India Tours, include almost all the all-important Buddhist destinations in the country. You can choose a destination/s and your tour itinerary as per your convenience and your budget.