TOURS : THE BUDDHA PATH

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The Buddha Path

Follow in the path of the Buddha, the prince, the warrior, the meditator, and the enlightened teacher.

FOLLOW THE BUDDHA PATH TOUR 7 DAYS
Day 1: Arrive in Delhi. Meet with reps and transfer to your hotel. Leisure time to explore Delhi this afternoon/evening. There are quite a few Buddhist temples you can visit throughout Delhi which are open to all religions.

Day 2: Full day panoramic tour of Delhi. Tour includes:
· Mughal emperors’ residences.
· The Red Fort.
· War memorial near Rajpath – India Gate.
· The current office and residence of the Indian president, originally of the Viceroy of India during the British period.
· Mahatma Gandhi Memorial.
· Humayan’s Tomb.
· The last remaining Major Bahai’s temple.
· Lotus Temple.
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Day 3: Shravasti the land of Lord Buddha and an important pilgrimage place for Buddhists. Located in a district of Uttar Pradesh in India. See the Sahet KapilVastu ruins which are on the UNESCO World Heritage list and the birthplace of Gautama Buddha.

Day 4: Bodh Gaya – in Bihar, is the site of Gautama Buddha’s enlightenment under a tree. It is a world heritage site. Visit Sarnath just outside Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh which was where Lord Buddha gave his very first sermon and taught the four noble truths regarding life and death.

Day 5: Lumbini-Kushinagar a small dusty town in Uttar Pradesh and the place where Lord Gautam Buddha took his last breath. It is a place of religious significance with many followers visiting daily. It is also where Lord Buddha gave his last sermon. Many of the religious structures were built between the 3rd Century BC and 5th Century AD. These buildings were only discovered in 1880 after being eaten up by the jungle.

Day 6: Lumbini-Kushinagar – visit Maya Devi Temple. See the Pillars of Ashoka, built by the Mauryan king Ashoka around 200 BC. Lunch, then drive to Kushinagar where you can visit the Mahapari Nirvana Temple as well as the cremation area of Rambha Stupa.

Day 7: Transfer to the airport or railway station to catch your flight or train either out of India or to another area of India.

Wherever your heart lies, we work alongside you to enhance your passions and create immersive and authentic experiences worldwide.

The Buddha Path

Follow in the path of the Buddha, the prince, the warrior, the meditator, and the enlightened teacher.

FOLLOW THE BUDDHA PATH TOUR 7 DAYS
Day 1: Arrive in Delhi. Meet with reps and transfer to your hotel. Leisure time to explore Delhi this afternoon/evening. There are quite a few Buddhist temples you can visit throughout Delhi which are open to all religions.

Day 2: Full day panoramic tour of Delhi. Tour includes:
· Mughal emperors’ residences.
· The Red Fort.
· War memorial near Rajpath – India Gate.
· The current office and residence of the Indian president, originally of the Viceroy of India during the British period.
· Mahatma Gandhi Memorial.
· Humayan’s Tomb.
· The last remaining Major Bahai’s temple.
· Lotus Temple.

Day 3: Shravasti the land of Lord Buddha and an important pilgrimage place for Buddhists. Located in a district of Uttar Pradesh in India. See the Sahet KapilVastu ruins which are on the UNESCO World Heritage list and the birthplace of Gautama Buddha.

Day 4: Bodh Gaya – in Bihar, is the site of Gautama Buddha’s enlightenment under a tree. It is a world heritage site. Visit Sarnath just outside Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh which was where Lord Buddha gave his very first sermon and taught the four noble truths regarding life and death.

Day 5: Lumbini-Kushinagar a small dusty town in Uttar Pradesh and the place where Lord Gautam Buddha took his last breath. It is a place of religious significance with many followers visiting daily. It is also where Lord Buddha gave his last sermon. Many of the religious structures were built between the 3rd Century BC and 5th Century AD. These buildings were only discovered in 1880 after being eaten up by the jungle.

Day 6: Lumbini-Kushinagar – visit Maya Devi Temple. See the Pillars of Ashoka, built by the Mauryan king Ashoka around 200 BC. Lunch, then drive to Kushinagar where you can visit the Mahapari Nirvana Temple as well as the cremation area of Rambha Stupa.

Day 7: Transfer to the airport or railway station to catch your flight or train either out of India or to another area of India.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED A VISA FOR INDIA?

Australian passport holders do require a visa to enter India. It is each passenger’s responsibility to ensure they have the correct documentation for all countries however, we can guide you as to the best manner to go about obtaining your visa.

WILL I BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH?

Yes, English is commonly spoken throughout India. In fact, most children, particularly in the cities, learn English first in school. It is the most important language for commercial, national, and political status. Hindi is the national language and primary tongue for 40% of Indians. However, there are 21 other official languages, including Gujarati, Tamil, Punjabi and Sanskrit.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT INDIA?

India is a vast country and, as such, its temperature and climate vary year round. Therefore, this question would depend upon which area of India you intend to visit. For travel to north and central India, the most popular time is between October – March when the weather is milder. Our consultants will advise you of the best time to travel depending upon where you want to go, and what you want to see.

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS TO VISIT INDIA?

This is a question that should really be directed to your GP, and vaccination requirements may vary depending upon where in India you will be travelling. Please check with your doctor prior to travel.

IS IT SAFE TO DRINK THE WATER IN INDIA?

We always recommend drinking bottled water in India and avoiding the addition of ice in your drinks (as ice is usually made from tap water).

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