Buddhism, One of the largest religion followed has over 520 million followers in other words we can also say 7% of the total world’s population are termed as Buddhists. Buddhism is all about a variety of traditions, spiritual practices and beliefs. It was originated in ancient India as a Sramana tradition between 6th and 4th centuries BCE and then it spread all over Asia. It is attributed to the teachings of Buddha supposedly born Siddhartha Gautama also known as the Tathagata(thus-gone) and Sakyamuni ( sage of the sakyas).According to the sutras, Gautama was moved by the innate suffering of humanity and its endless repetition due to birth. The early buddhist canonical texts and early biographies of Gautama state that Gautama first studied under Vedic teachers.
Lord Buddha founded an order of monks and nuns who came to be known as The Sangha who have preserved his teachings down to the present day. One of the teachings by Buddha were not to be ignorant, hate others or get angry. Buddha was originally born a wealthy prince as he left behind all his riches and went to pursue the path of truth when he observed poverty and sickness beyond his palace walls. After a few days of Lord Buddha’s birth it was also predicted that he would later become a great king or a saint who will change the world. To achieve enlightenment Siddhartha vowed to sit under a fig tree until he transcended suffering after a long period of meditation and mental battle with Mara (the god of desire) he became awakened and was known as Lord Buddha. The spot where Buddha meditated is still preserved till date.
IRCTC offers its passengers to take a tour of all the Buddhist tourist attractions which are related to Gautam Buddha and explore them via the Buddhist travel India train. The tourists can visit all the famed destinations which come under Buddhist Trips of India.
The Buddhist Circuit tourist train tour starts from Delhi and further covers destinations like Bodhgaya, further the tour continues to Rajgir and Nalanda which is famous for Surya Mandir which has 5ft tall Parvati statue which is a part of the Buddhist temple tour.
The tour is basically designed for people who want to know more and study in depth about Lord Buddha’s life.