We offer comprehensive tour packages and elaborate tours wherein you can visit all the major Buddhist pilgrimage destinations and sites not only of India and Nepal but of Sri-Lanka, Mynamar and Tibet as well because these countries have equal significance and there are many sites which are worth paying a visit to.We get the business from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Hongkong, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri-Lanka, Mynamar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan and several Buddhist communities and temples of USA, UK, Australia, France, Canada and Germany always rely on our personalized and efficient services.
Popular Buddhist Cities
LUMBINI - Lumbini : Lord Buddha was born at Lumbini while his mother was on her way to parental home from Kapilvastu. Lumbini should be visited and seen by a person of devotion, Lumbini is the Mecca of every Buddhist, being one of the four holy places of Buddhism. Buddha was born in Lumbini during the full moon day in the month of Baisakh in 623 B.C. he was born under a Sal tree (Shorea Robusta) when Maya Devi was going to her maternal town on the occasion of delivery. After birth Buddha took seven steps towards north and, looking in all directions, he declared that "I am the foremost of all creatures to cross the riddle of the ocean of the existence, this is my last birth and here after, I will not be born again". SARNATH - At a distance of only 10-km from the famous Hindu pilgrimage Varanasi, after attaining Enlightenment the Buddha went to Sarnath. Lord Buddha had visited Sarnath looking for his five companions who abandoned him in Rajgir while they deviated from the viewpoint of Lord Buddha on self-mortification. Here in the Deer Park, he delivered his first sermon, set in motion the Wheel of Law (Maha-Dharmachakra Pravartan). The Emperor Ashoka (c 304 - 232 BC), who spread the Buddha's message of love and compassion throughout his vast empire, visited Sarnath around 234 BC, and erected a stupa here. Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD, and today it presents the most expansive ruins amongst places on the Buddhist trail. The ruins, the museum and temple are all within walking distance. KUSHINAGAR - Kushinagar is another principal centre of Buddhism, worth a sincere admiration, is the place where Lord Buddha passed away at this place near the Hiranyavati River and was cremated at the Ramabhar stupa. It was once a celebrated center of the Malla kingdom. Many of its stupas and viharas date back to 230 BC-AD 413. when its prosperity was at the peak. In 543 BC, on a full moon night of Magh the legend delivered lecture to his Sangha and declared that he is going to leave the mortal world soon enough. The excavations led by general Cunningham has revealed some antique artifacts and structures related to all sects of Buddhism. Kushinagar also expresses the common thread of all sects of Buddhism through its magnificent Viharas, Chaityas, temples and Tibetan monasteries. In ancient times, the town was also known as Kushinara and Kasia. BODHGAYA TOUR A place where Lord Buddha left his foot steps nearly 2500 years ago while travelling in the quest of enlightenment, situated by the river Phalgu, Bodhgaya is one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage center in the world. It was here under a banyan tree, the Bodhi Tree, Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha,the Enlightened One. The serenity of the atmosphere remains in the subconscious soul of any visitor who takes the village as a pilgrimage that the Lord himself had chosen for meditation. There is a magnificent Mahabodhi temple and the Tree from the original sapling still stands in the temple premises. The temple is an architectural amalgamation of many centuries, cultures and heritages. While its architecture has a distinct stamp of the Gupta era, it has later ages inscriptions describing visits of pilgrims from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and China between 7th and 10th century AD. It is perhaps still the same temple Hieuen Tsang visited in 7th century.
Buddhism is one of the major religions in the world. Buddhism mushroomed in the Indian sub-continent and was spread to foreign shores by the disciples of Lord Buddha. Today Buddhist is the moral compass for most of the east and Southeast Asian countries. The four famous places of Buddhist Pilgrimage are- Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar. Each destination has distinct identity and offers countless tourist attractions that tell various stories related with the birth and progress of Buddhism in India.
Follow the footsteps of Lord Buddha as you visit to those places which are associated with the life and teachings of Lord Buddha. Lumbini, in what is now Nepal; the place where Buddha was born and the site is marked by ruins a great stupa and pillar by Emperor Ashoka. Bodhgaya; the place where Prince Siddhartha attained enlightment under Bodhi tree and became Buddha. The Mahabodhi temple and a monastic order looking after the three monasteries are things of interest here. Sarnath - the place where he delivered his first seremon. Places to visit in Sarnath are Chaukhandi stupa, Sarnath museum etc. and Kushinagar; the place where Lord Buddha took his last breadth, he attained the state of Mahaparinirvana (salvation) at the age of 80. Places to visit in Kushinagar are Mahaparinirvana temple, Ramabhar stupa etc.
Besides the above four major high significant Buddhist destinations; there are other places that hold special meaning in the life of Lord Buddha. Amongst these are Buddha's monsoon retreats of Vaishali, Rajgir and Sravasti in India and his early home at Tilaurakot in Kapilvastu, Nepal. So great is the sanctity of these places is that several Buddhist communities from different countries of the world have set up their temples and monasteries, retaining their native architectural styles.
Top Travel & Tours Pvt. Ltd. has grown into a pioneering tour operating company for providing Buddhist pilgrimage tour in India and its sub-continent. We offer comprehensive tour packages and elaborate tours wherein you can visit all the major Buddhist pilgrimage destinations and sites not only of India and Nepal but of Sri-Lanka, Mynamar and Tibet as well because these countries have equal significance and there are many sites which are worth paying a visit to.
Top Travel & Tours Pvt. Ltd. attracts the devotees around the world and the religious sites of those times have still become the places of monumental importance. We get the business from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Hongkong, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri-Lanka, Mynamar, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan and several Buddhist communities and temples of USA, UK, Australia, France, Canada and Germany always rely on our personalized and efficient services.
Ever since its inception in 1985; we have the experience of more than two decades in handling Buddhist pilgrimage tour. We take pride in introducing ourselves as No. 1 Tour Company for Buddhist pilgrimage. We have our own fleet of cars and coaches and offices in all Buddhist interest places. We offer you a comprehensive Buddhist pilgrimage tour which is sure to match all your preferences and requirements. We are duly recognized by the Dept. Of Tourism; Govt. of India and are members of numerous prestigious National and International associations.
Our endeavours are synchronized to this task with a continuous focus on perfection. Come and explore with us the places that were once reputed as the strongholds of Buddhism in India. This trip ensures that you will find your true inner self along with peace and relaxation. If you wish to have inner peaces then make a visit to these Buddhist sites at least once in a life. We look forward to welcoming you to this vibrant and enchanting land.