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Buddhist Pilgrimage on Trip to India

May 11, 2012

India is a country where multiple religions have flourished and it has several sites for pilgrims to visit belonging to almost every religion including Buddhism.

A pilgrimage is one of the longest journeys undertaken in search of religious emancipation and spiritual excellence. India, a multi religious domain has something for every pilgrim. For instance; numerous Buddhist temples offer great opportunities for Buddhist pilgrimage.

It was India where the great saint Goutam Buddha preached the new religion based on non-violence and peaceful coexistence and love for all, Buddhism.

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour basically consists of four major pilgrimage sites. Tehse are Kapilavastu, Bodh Gaya, Benaras, and Kusinagara the places where he was born, achieved enlightenment, made his first preaching, and got his parinirvana or travel to the other world.

India has numerous Buddhist Temples and Sites like the Bodh Gaya in Bihar, Sarnath and Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh those constitute the three holiest places for Buddhist people. However the forth of them, Lumbini, that is also the birthplace of Buddha is now located in the neighboring country; Nepal.

Buddha Trail

There are however, many other places that have Buddha Trail in India. Bihar has been a place where most of the Buddhist activities were initiated. This is because of its close proximity to Nepal and the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. Especially, Patna, the capital city of Bihar and formerly known as Pataliputra was the seat of the famous Mauryan Empire and one of the greatest Buddhist centers in the country.

Other important places that can be covered through Buddhist Special Train Tour are Raigir, Vaishali and Nalanda in Bihar and Sravasti in Uttar Pradesh, Ajanata and Ellora in Maharashtra, Dhauli in Odisha, and Nagarjunakonda in Andhra Pradesh.

Numerous smaller places that have trace of Buddhist influence are also located in the North Eastern states like Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, and Sikkim.

Visit : Buddhist Tour and Buddhist Pilgrimage.

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