2012-11-17 08:39:57 - India has always been a favorite destination for people looking to discover true meaning of spirituality and religion. Shine Gold Tours India launches tailor made tours to Buddhist pilgrimages in India and Nepal.
Buddhist tours to India and Nepal provide an amazing experience of spirituality in a completely unique way. Shine Gold Tours India, a premier travel company of India, launches Buddha tour packages to most popular and visited Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India and Nepal including Varanasi, Kushinagar, Vaishali, Rajgir, McLeod Ganj, Kathmandu and Lumbini. All the places have beautiful Buddha Stupas, temples and monasteries; and that will take you to the time of King Asoka who founded many Buddhist temples and other pilgrimage sites in India. Tailor made Buddhist tours offered by Shine Gold Tours India provides an excellent opportunity to follow the footsteps of Lord Buddha in his spiritual journey.
Pilgrimage places covered by Buddha Tours are as follows:
Lumbini in Nepal
is a peaceful place; it is located in Himalayan region, 22 Kilometers away from India by road. This is the places where Lord Buddha was born and spent his early life. Popular places to visit in Lumbuni are Marker stone inside the Maya Devi temple, sacred garden that shelters the ancient monuments, Asoka Pillar and the holy pond where Buddha took bath for purification. Monasteries of Theravada and Mahayana schools of Buddhism are being constructed in the Lumbini.
The holy city of Varanasi, situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga is one of the most sacred places for the followers of Hindu religion. Sarnath is the place to visit here, where the lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. Kushinagar is the place where Lord Buddha attained the state Par nirvana. Places to visit in Kushinagar are Mahaparinirvana temple where Lord Buddha was cremated and Mathakuar Temple where Buddha gave his final sermon. Rajgir is yet another Buddhist destination where Lord Buddha spent 6 years in meditation. Vultures Peak and Bakrour Stupa are the pilgrimage sites to visit here. Bodh Gaya is probably the most important pilgrimage for the followers of Buddhism. There are various auspicious places and temples to visit here, and the most important place is Bodhi tree under which the Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment.
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