Buddhist Circuit Tour package

Lord Buddha and Vulture Peak

IRCTC’s Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train takes you to Rajgir. It was the first capital of the Kingdom of Magadh. At the top of the city is Vulture Peak where many important conferences and meetings were held. Lord Buddha was presented with poems and essays by many kings who pledged loyalty and converted to Buddhism making it a must-see destination on Rajgir Buddhist Mandir Tour.

On Rajgir Buddhist Tour, we learn that it was the ancient capital city of Magadha Kings until 5th Century BC. The famous fight between Bhima and Jasarandh took place here in which Bhima split Jasarandh in two.  On the hilltops, tourists can spot one of the famous Pagoda that is connected with aerial ropeways offering a great view of the landscape.

Lord Buddha and Vulture Peak
Lord Buddha and Vulture Peak

Vulture Peak

It is also known as the Holy Eagle Peak which is a popular destination for Buddhist pilgrimage. In the local language, Vulture Peak is known as Griddhakuta. Vulture Peak is considered to be the second “holiest” place for Buddhism, after Maha Bodhi Temple because this is the place where Buddha spent so much time on retreat, meditating, and sharing discourses on his teaching with disciples. One would wonder why the place has such a unique name, it is because it resembles a sitting vulture with its wings folded. In Buddhist mythology, it is said to be the place where Lord Buddha resided for many years. The rock shelters around the mountain offer a beautiful and scenic view across the valley. Its peaceful environment makes it the perfect place for meditation.

Rajgir Buddha Tourism  

It is one of the most important tourist places in India. Being located in a valley, Rajgir is a very scenic place. The small hill grit town is covered with lush green forest which adds to the beauty of the place. Rajgir or Rajgrih, means the home of royalty. This place has been associated with Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha not only spent many years in Rajgir but also served sermons here. He successfully achieved the proselytizing of Emperor Bimbisara at the Griddhakuta Hill. It is said that it was at Rajgir that physician treated Buddha after he was injured by cousin Devdatta. The teachings of Buddha were penned down at Rajgir and it was also the venue for the first Buddhist Council. Today, Rajgir is not only known as a place for worship as tourists can enjoy it as a health and winter resort with its warm water ponds. These ponds are said to contain some medicinal properties which help cure many skin diseases. The added attraction at Rajgir is the Ropeway which takes you uphill to the Shanti Stupa and Monasteries by the Japanese Devotees on top of the Ratnagiri Hills.

IRCTC’s Rajgir Buddhist Circuit Tour package does cover all that you need to know and experience about Lord Buddha’s life. To book your package on the Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train , Visit: www.irctcbuddhisttrain.com

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