Amid chants of "Buddham Sharanam Gachchami", walk through a 13km-long
forest trail which Lord Gautam Buddha had taken to reach Rajgir from
Bodh Gaya around 2,543 years ago.
Over 500 pilgrims converged on Jethian in Rajgir district, around 100km
southeast of Patna, for the journey, marking the success of the
first-ever Buddha Heritage Walk introduced by the Bihar Tourism
Development Corporation (BSTDC).
Legend has it that Buddha took this route when he decided to move to
Rajgir after attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya. He was welcomed at
Jethian by Bimbisar, the King of Magadh Empire whose capital was Rajgir.
All this and more with our Buddhist Piligrimage tour.....
Come with us on a divine journey via Varanasi - Sarnath - Bodhgaya - Nalanda - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Sravasti - Lumbini
Visit the site at Sarnath where Buddha preached his first sermon in 590
BC, museums housing some fine Buddist art and sculptures.
The Bodhi tree and Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya, where Gautama attained
enlightenment, shall leave you in awe. Taking part in religious
activities at the Sujata Temple, is an experience in itself.
Visit the historical towns of Nalanda and Rajgir - the most renowned
universities of ancient India. Established in the 5th century B.C. it
remained a live center of learning till the 12th century A.D. Rajgir was
the capital of the powerful Magadhan kingdom, ruled by King Bimbisara.
Learn more about Buddhas last sermon that he delivered at Vaishali and
announced his Nirvana. The majestic Ashoka Pillar and Chaumukhi can be
seen here. Buddha finally entered perfect tranquility - the state of
Mahaparinirvana, at Kushinagar. The place has various stupas and temples
The famous Jataka tales - stories of his previous births..it is at Sravasti that he spent a long time recollecting these.
Day 09: Kushinagar - Sravasti
Morning visit Kushinagar the various stupas and temples. Kushinagar is
the Place where Buddha entered perfect tranquility - the state of
A visit to Sahet Mahet (capital of ancient kingdom of Kosla, Jetawana
Gardens Buddhist temples etc.) is a must before proceeding to Lumbini in
Nepal,where Lord Buddha was born in 623 BC..