Lord Buddha spent a significant part of his life in India and many Buddhist places in India bear the invaluable timestamps of his teachings and spiritualism. You can plan a tour to one of these places to view the magnificent sites like Buddhist temples, monasteries, stupas, pagodas and gompas. Here are some of the most visited Buddhist sites, spread along the length and breadth of the country.
The birth place of Lord Buddha, Lumbini is one of the most preferred choices of people taking Buddhist tour packages. Ashoka Pillar with its inscription is an important attraction for people to visit at this place located near the India-Nepal border. One can also find a stupa constructed by the Emperor Ashoka many centuries ago.
A small village located in Uttar Pradesh, Sarnath is acclaimed as a Buddhist pilgrimage destination. Dhamekh Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Ashoka Pillar and ruins of the Buddhist monastery are among the places one must visit in Sarnath.
Loctaed in Bihar, Bodhgaya is one of the places to have a Boddhist tour. Bodhi Tree and Mahabodhi Stupa are some of the significant sites of Boddhist tour. An 80-feet statue of Buddha is another amazing site to visit. Some other important sites at the place include Tergar Monastery, Kagyu Monlam Chenmo, Barabar Caves and many more.
Devadatta’s Cave, Sattapanna Cave, Jivaka’s Mango Grove and a number of stupas are some of the beautiful Buddhist sites one should visit at Rajgir located in Bihar. It is counted among the favorite sites frequently visited by Buddha.
Other Buddhist places in India include Shravasti, Nalanda, Kusinara, Vaishali and many more. You must learn about each of these places with the help of a tour company offering Buddhist tour packages. Visiting one of these places this vacation can grant a memorable experience for you and your family.