Buddhism is revered for being one of the most rational and scientific religion in the world. With lord Buddha in its center as a symbol of peace, wisdom and introspection, Buddhism has attracted many followers from all over the world and still continues to do so. Bodhgaya is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for devotees of Buddhism as this is the place where Buddha attained enlightenment which would further enlighten generations yet to come.
As an initiative to promote the Bodhgaya tour IRCTC’s Buddhist circuit tourist train offers the best Buddhist tour in Gaya for Buddhist followers and devotees. To promote Bodhgaya Tourism, this Buddhist special train will commence its journey from Bodhgaya and will further cover other important Buddhist sites.
Bodhgaya – most sacred place for Buddhists, gained its prominence by being the place where lord Buddha meditated under the Bodhi tree and achieved enlightenment. Buddha meditated to devise the new path called the middle way. Bereft of the extreme indulgence in pleasure and extreme sufferings of forced self-deprivation Buddha chose to walk on a middle path where the mind and soul is centered and you have the full cognitive and conscious reins on your own self. Bodhgaya is home to Mahabodhi temple with the Vajrasana or the diamond throne and the famed Bodhi tree. Mahabodhi temple was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2002. Along with Mahabodhi temple many Buddha temple Bodhgaya have been built by the followers from Bhutan, China, Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. The day of enlightenment is celebrated as Buddha Purnima all over the world and sees a special festive celebration in Bodhgaya.
Buddhist circuit tourist train contains AC 1st class, AC 2nd Class, and AC 1st Coupe as the categories of travel. It has two special dining cars which serves delicacies from multiple cuisines throughout the journey. With facilities of hotel booking at selected destinations, language guides (T&C applied), and medical support your journey is bound to be a laid-back and relaxed pilgrimage. Tickets can be easily booked from official Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train website ( www.irctcbuddhisttrain.com ). For new offers, deals and discounts keep visiting the IRCTC website regularly.