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Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour: Kushinagar and Lumbini

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Product Code : AGORA772

The Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour: Kushinagar and Lumbini offers a transformative journey through the sacred sites associated with the life and teachings of Lord Buddha. Beginning in Kushinagar, the tour takes you to revered landmarks such as the Mahaparinirvana Temple and Ramabhar Stupa, offering insights into Buddha's final days. The spiritual odyssey continues to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, where you'll explore the Mayadevi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, and a diverse array of monasteries and temples within the Lumbini complex. Immerse yourself in the rich Buddhist heritage, serene surroundings, and cultural treasures of these sacred destinations, promising a spiritually enriching and unforgettable experience.


Day 1: Arrival in Gorakhpur - Transfer to Kushinagar (50kms)

Upon landing at Gorakhpur airport, our warm and welcoming representative will greet you. We'll then embark on a scenic drive to Kushinagar, a quaint town steeped in Buddhist history. The journey offers glimpses of rural India, with lush fields and bustling villages lining the route. Once we reach Kushinagar, we'll assist you with checking into your hotel, a comfortable retreat amidst the tranquil surroundings. After settling down, feel free to unwind and explore the local surroundings at your leisure.


Day 2: Kushinagar to Lumbini Journey (180kms)

After a refreshing breakfast at the hotel, our day's journey begins with a visit to the Mahaparinirvana Temple. This iconic temple, with its grand architecture, marks the place where Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana. Inside, you'll find a magnificent 6-meter-long reclining statue of Lord Buddha, exuding a sense of peace and serenity. Following this, we'll proceed to the Ramabhar Stupa, also known as Mukutbandhan Chaitya, a sacred site enveloped in tranquility where Lord Buddha was cremated.

Continuing our spiritual journey, we'll explore the tranquil Japanese Temple known for its unique blend of Japanese and Indian architectural styles. The temple's serene ambiance offers a perfect setting for meditation and reflection. Our next stop is the Kushinagar Museum, a treasure trove of Buddhist artifacts and relics, providing insights into the rich Buddhist heritage of the region.

In the afternoon, we'll set off for Lumbini, the revered birthplace of Lord Buddha, covering a distance of 180 kilometers. As we traverse through scenic landscapes, you'll have the opportunity to soak in the natural beauty and rural charm of the region. Upon reaching Lumbini, you'll check into your hotel, a peaceful sanctuary nestled amidst lush gardens, and the rest of the evening will be yours to relax and reflect on the day's experiences.


Day 3: Exploring Lumbini

After enjoying a wholesome breakfast, we'll commence our day with a visit to the Mayadevi Temple. This sacred temple stands at the exact spot where Lord Buddha was born, surrounded by picturesque gardens and serene ponds. Inside the temple, you'll find a beautiful statue of the infant Buddha, a symbol of hope and enlightenment. Our exploration will then take us to the Ashoka Pillar, an ancient monument erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC. This iconic pillar, with its inscriptions and carvings, serves as a testament to Emperor Ashoka's devotion and pilgrimage to Lumbini.

For those with a keen interest in history and culture, the Lumbini Museum offers a fascinating collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and exhibits that narrate the rich history and significance of Lumbini. The museum's curated displays provide a comprehensive overview of Buddhism's evolution and its profound impact on the world.

In the afternoon, we'll immerse ourselves in the vibrant ambiance of the Lumbini complex, visiting various monasteries and temples. Some of the notable highlights include the exquisite Myanmar Temple, adorned with intricate carvings and colorful paintings; the ornate Chinese Temple, reflecting traditional Chinese architectural elements; the elegant Korean Temple, known for its peaceful gardens and meditation halls; and the grand Thai Temple, featuring a majestic pagoda and lush surroundings. Each temple offers a unique architectural style, spiritual experience, and cultural insight, making it a memorable part of our pilgrimage journey.


Day 4: Departure - Lumbini to Gorakhpur (135kms)

After savoring a delicious breakfast, it's time to conclude our spiritual journey. We'll check out from the hotel in Lumbini and embark on our return journey to Gorakhpur, covering a distance of 135 kilometers. As we traverse through scenic landscapes, you'll have one last opportunity to soak in the natural beauty and rural charm of the region. Upon reaching Gorakhpur, our representative will ensure a hassle-free transfer to the airport, assisting you with the necessary arrangements for your onward journey.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 3 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 3 nights accommodation

Kushinagar x 1 nights
3* - The Imperial/ Hotel Sidharth Inn
4* - The Royal  Residency/ Lotus Nikko Hotel

Lumbini x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Nirvana/ Lumbini Bamboo Resort
4* - Buddha Maya Hotel/ Lumbini Hokke Hotel

- Any flight fare.

- Nepal VISA fees USD 30 (subject to change)

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.