Bridging the distance between all Buddhist attractions in India and Nepal, The Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train takes pilgrims to the abode of Lord Buddha. It offers a charming train journey to all the significant Buddhist temple stupa, monasteries, caves of Buddha, Buddhist structures and viharas not only in India but also Nepal. The Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train by IRCTC strikes the perfect balance between austerity and extravagance. Just like Lord Buddha preached about the middle path, a journey on this train is enjoyable yet educative, comfortable yet simple. At no point will you be overwhelmed by the luxury surrounding you but at the same time, you will lack for nothing aboard this splendid train.
The entire journey is spread over 8 days and 7 nights and includes a selection of assorted destinations. While most of the places played a pivotal role in shaping Buddha’s life, some destinations will give you an opportunity to do all things touristy. For instance, the last leg of the journey will take you to Agra where you can admire the other-worldly beauty of Taj Mahal. Similarly Varanasi, although a supremely religious city, has a lot to offer to tourists in terms of culture, philosophy, tradition and spiritual ethos. Perhaps, it is the inclusion of such dreamy experiences that go beyond Buddhism which makes the Buddhist train journey with IRCTC a class apart. Of course, the train does complete justice to the Buddhist trail which has gained worldwide popularity because of sacred spots that are perfect for meditation, reflection and introspection.
What Makes the Buddhist Train Journey So Extraordinary?
- The Char Dham of Buddhism: If you are follower of Buddhism, you must be familiar with the four most important pilgrimage sites i.e. Lumbini, the place where Gautama Buddha was born, Bodhgaya, where he gained enlightenment, Sarnath, where he first gave a sermon and finally Kushinagar, where he attained nirvana. Just like Hindus consider the Char Dham yatra extremely sacred, these four destinations of the Buddhist trail occupy a prime position.
- Attainment of Noble Merit: According to the Mahaparinirvana Sutra, Lord Buddha once told his followers that in order to attain noble merit, they must undertake a pilgrimage to the four sacred places of Buddhism. Now, touring these sites individually can be quite difficult unless one comes across The Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train, which was earlier known as Mahaparinirvana Yatra.
- Stepping beyond Religion: The caves of Buddha, Buddhist temple, stupas and other Buddhist structures are not just places of worship, they are surrounded by an aura of calm and tranquility. Taking a walk in the famous deer park near Sarnath or just sitting in the Mahabodhi Temple complex is therapeutic in itself. This tour will give you a chance to step into the realm of spirituality and understand life better.
If you want a list of all the Buddhist temple and Buddhist temple stupa, you will be visiting on this tour, then give this article a read. With your IRCTC Buddhist train booking, you can completely rest and leave worries like Buddhist temple timing, important places to cover, finding a tour guide, etc. for us. As all you have to do is get your tickets done and Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train’s competent team will take care of the rest. Don’t forget to check out our latest offers for 2021 bookings here. Hope you join us aboard The Buddhist Circuit Tourist train soon!