Buddhist Man Meditating in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India

Visit Bihar for Buddhist Tours in India

Planning to try Buddhist tours in India? Visit Bihar and explore many picturesque destinations associated with Lord Buddha. It is Bihar where Buddha got enlightenments. Know about some famous destination for Buddhist travel and tours in Bihar.

Bodh Gaya – Bodh Gaya or Bodhgaya is a place in Bihar where a prince (Siddhartha) came in search of truth and got (nirvana) enlightenment and further called Lord Buddha. It is one of four holy pilgrimage destinations in Buddhism. It is the most sacred Buddhist place in the world. Mahabodhi Temple and Pipal Tree are the key attraction of Bodhgaya. The temple complex is a UNESCO world heritage site. Many countries like Japan, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Thailand have wonderful Buddhist temples around the main Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya.

Patna – Patna, the capital city of Bihar, has a famous museum where you can see several rare Buddhist sculptures and manuscripts that throw much light on Buddhism and Lord Buddha. You will also visit several statues of Lord Buddha and Bodhisattvas.

Nalanda – When you are coming to Bihar for Buddhist Tours in India you might love to visit Nalanda. Nalanda is a small town and much famous with ruins of ancient Nalanda University. It was prestigious seal of learning in Asia. It was the famous university where students from all over the world come to look for knowledge and wisdom. Also it was the famous centre for Buddhist learning. Also Nalanda is the place where Lord Buddha had stayed earlier.

Rajgir – Rajgir is a beautiful town in Nalanda District of Bihar. It is one of the famous Buddhist spots in Bihar where Lord Buddha spend many months meditating and preaching at Griddhkuta Hill (hill of vultures). Also Rajgir is the place which is associated with tree important Indian religions – Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. You will have wonderful opportunity to see some Hindu Temples, Buddhist monasteries and Jain temples on tours in this beautiful city. This city is also renowned for its verdant hills with breathtaking scenic beauty. Also it was Saptparni cave in Rajgir where the First Buddhist Council was organized under the headship of Maha Kassapa.

Besides Bihar, there are many other Buddhist destinations in other states of India you will love to visit on your India Buddhist Tours and travels.

Source by Andy Rodick

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