Buddhism has its root embedded in India and nearby places. Being the birthplace of Buddhism India is a hub for Buddhist pilgrimage. Every year devotees and pilgrims visit these landmarks related to Buddhist culture and heritage. Places such as Bodhgaya, Lumbini, Sarnath and kushinagar are some of the major pilgrimage sites which are frequented by devout Buddhists and tourists alike.
Buddhist Circuit special train is a tourism initiative by IRCTC to promote Buddhist tourism in India. This Buddhist circuit tourist train covers major lands associated with the history and philosophy of Buddhism. From the place of its inception to the place where it was first taught and much more, it offers a vivid Buddhist tour itinerary. This train starts its journey by covering Buddhist circuit in Bihar from Bodh Gaya and it then completes a pan India Buddhist circuit tour itinerary.
Lumbini is one of the places covered in this Buddhist circuit tour package. It is hailed as the place where Lord Buddha was born and attracts pilgrims from all over the world. According to Buddhist tradition Lumbini is the place where queen Mayadevi gave birth to baby Siddhartha in 563 BCE. Being the birthplace of lord Buddha, it holds a prominent place among the followers of Buddhism. It is home to many historical temples such as Mayadevi temple which are popular internationally for their relevance in Buddhist history. Catering to its importance in Buddhist culture, Lumbini was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1997. To pay your homage to Buddha and his dhamma Lumbini is a must visit place and it will rekindle your connection to Buddhism and its ideologies.
Tickets for Buddhist circuit tourist train can be easily booked from IRCTC website or mobile application. Just log in with your IRCTC account and book your Buddhist journey for you and your family, friends, partner and colleagues. For new offers, discounts and special deals always stay updated by visiting the IRCTC official website and never miss a chance to book this epic Buddhist pilgrimage.