Pilgrimage to Jetavana Monastery: Lucknow to Shravasti Day Trip
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Product Code : AGORA242
Embark on a spiritual journey from Lucknow to the sacred town of Shravasti, immersing yourself in the profound legacy of Lord Buddha. This day trip is a pilgrimage to the revered Jetavana Monastery, one of Lord Buddha's cherished retreats. Explore ancient ruins, including meditation halls and the iconic Anandabodhi tree, where Lord Buddha meditated. Your knowledgeable local guide will narrate the historical and spiritual significance of each site, enhancing your understanding of Buddhism and the region's rich heritage. Indulge in authentic local cuisine during a leisurely lunch break, and return to Lucknow in the evening with cherished memories of this enlightening pilgrimage.
8:00 AM - Depart from Lucknow: Your day begins with an early departure from Lucknow in the comfort of a private car or van, setting the stage for a spiritual and historical journey.
11:00 AM - Arrival at Shravasti: After a scenic drive of approximately three hours, you'll reach the sacred town of Shravasti. Your experienced local guide will warmly welcome you and provide valuable insights into the history and significance of this hallowed destination.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Explore Jetavana Monastery: Your exploration of Shravasti commences with a visit to the Jetavana Monastery, a revered retreat favored by Lord Buddha himself. Wander through the ancient ruins of this historical site, including meditation halls, monastic cells, and the iconic Anandabodhi tree, where Lord Buddha is believed to have immersed himself in meditation.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Lunch break: Take a well-deserved break to savor a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, guided by recommendations from your local expert. Relish authentic local cuisine while you recharge for the rest of your tour.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Visit Gandhakuti: After lunch, your guide will accompany you to Gandhakuti, the dwelling where Lord Buddha resided during his visits to Shravasti. Explore the remarkable brick structure, traditionally considered the Buddha's hut, and gain insights into its profound significance in Buddhist history. Admire the architectural intricacies and soak in the spiritual ambiance of this sacred site.
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Explore Sahet and Mahet: Continuing your journey, you'll venture into Sahet and Mahet, the ancient twin cities that held immense importance during Lord Buddha's lifetime. Traverse the ruins of monasteries, temples, and stupas, each narrating a story of historical and cultural significance. Your knowledgeable guide will unveil the life and teachings of Lord Buddha and the rich tapestry of the region's history.
4:30 PM - Departure: As the day of exploration comes to a close, you'll embark on your return journey back to Lucknow, accompanied by your local guide who will be there to ensure a seamless and enriching experience.
7:30 PM - Arrival in Lucknow: By late evening, you will arrive back in Lucknow, and your day trip to Shravasti concludes. Depart with cherished memories of this enlightening spiritual and historical pilgrimage, guided by an insightful local expert who has unveiled the legacy of Lord Buddha's visit to this sacred land.
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.