Pilgrimage to Jetavana Monastery: Lucknow to Shravasti Day Trip
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Product Code : AGORA242
Embark on a spiritual journey with our private day trip "Pilgrimage to Jetavana Monastery: Lucknow to Shravasti". Explore the ancient ruins of Jetavana Monastery, a favorite retreat of Lord Buddha, and marvel at its meditation halls, monastic cells, and the legendary Anandabodhi tree. Discover the history and significance of Shravasti with insights from a knowledgeable local guide. Visit Gandhakuti, the place where Lord Buddha used to reside, and Anathapindika's Stupa, resting place of a wealthy benefactor of Lord Buddha. Immerse yourself in the serenity and spirituality of this pilgrimage tour.
8:00 AM - Depart from Lucknow: Start your day with an early departure from Lucknow in a comfortable private car/van.
11:00 AM - Arrival at Shravasti: After a drive of approximately 3 hours, you will arrive at the sacred town of Shravasti. Your local guide will provide you with insights and information about the history and significance of the place.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Explore Jetavana Monastery: Begin your exploration of Shravasti by visiting Jetavana Monastery, which was one of the favorite retreats of Lord Buddha. Marvel at the ancient ruins of this historical site, including the meditation halls, monastic cells, and the famous Anandabodhi tree, where Lord Buddha is believed to have meditated.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Lunch break: Take a break for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy some authentic local cuisine, with recommendations from your local guide. Rest and rejuvenate before continuing your tour.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Visit Gandhakuti: After lunch, your local guide will take you to Gandhakuti, the place where Lord Buddha used to reside during his visits to Shravasti. Explore the ancient brick structure, believed to be the Buddha's hut, and learn about its significance in Buddhist history. Admire the architectural details and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the place.
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Explore Sahet and Mahet: Next, visit Sahet and Mahet, the ancient twin cities that were important Buddhist sites during Lord Buddha's time. Marvel at the ruins of monasteries, temples, and stupas, and learn about their historical and cultural significance. Your local guide will provide insights into the life and teachings of Lord Buddha, as well as the rich history of the region.
4:30 PM - Departure: After a fulfilling day of exploration, you will start your return journey back to Lucknow with your local guide by your side.
7:30 PM - Arrival in Lucknow: Arrive back in Lucknow by late evening, and your day trip to Shravasti will come to an end. Depart with cherished memories of this spiritual and historical pilgrimage, guided by a knowledgeable local guide.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.