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Location : Uttar Pradesh
Must Visit : Monasteries, Temples, Archaeological Ruins
Must Include : Sarnath, Buddha preached first sermon'Dharmachakra Pravartana' (Turning of the Wheel of Law)
Famous Buddhist Circuit : Lumbini, Sravasti, Sarnath, Kushinagar

Buddhist Holiday Circuits

Buddhist Temple, Sarnath
Buddhist Temple, Sarnath

Uttar Pradesh is referred to as one of the most ancient cradles of Indian culture. Bestowed with a unique heritage and cultural tradition gathered through the ages, the sacred land has also been graced by many a luminous personalities. Prominent among those who traversed the land was the great Lord Buddha, who lived and preached in Uttar Pradesh, transforming it into a melting pot of different schools of Buddhism. There are different sites in the state, which have been brought under the Buddhist circuits and are visited by pilgrims from across the globe. Retrace the footprints of the Lord in the sands of time, still caressed by the shimmering waters of the Holy Ganges and the faith that rules the heart of people. Visit the monasteries, listen to their prayers, spend some time meditating on the lush lawns that embrace ancient monuments or just lend your ears to the ringing temple whatever you like, but you will always return with soul full of memories to cherish later.

These Houses of The Lord Makes Your Circuit Complete

Buddha Statue at Kushinagar
Buddha Statue at Kushinagar

Visiting the ancient monasteries is a real pleasure in itself. Several artifacts bearing relevance to the period have been recovered, which now entice every visitor. Look for the ancient coins and urns that still carry the forlorn aroma. Walking around the colossal stupas is a magnificent experience. Visit Sarnath to see the colossal Dhamek Stupa. Rising to a height of 43.6 m, the stupa is famous as Buddha conveyed his first sermon here. Some of the monasteries also houses curious museums which have interesting artefacts. The statue portraying Lord Buddha as preaching is worth viewing. You can also see the exquisite Ashokan pillar adorned bby four adorsed lions - unearthed from Sarnath. You will be amazed to see the huge statue of reclining Lord Buddha made in red sandstone at Kushinagar. Excavatated in 1876, the 6.10 m long Buddha represents the last phase of his life, reclining on his right side with his face turned towards the west. Tourists can also see the magnificent black statue of Buddha carved out of one block representing Buddha in the Bhumisparsh Mudra. To enjoy the full charm, plan your holiday stay at one of the monasteries itself, and relax amid a quieter, cleaner and definite Buddhist atmosphere.

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Sarnath Peace Bell

Places For Mental Peace And Tranquility
The Buddhist Destinations are visited by thousands of tourists every year to pay there homage to Lord Buddha. You can also prey here and meditate because the place is powerful to relieve you from all worries and strengths you mentally and spiritually.

Makes Excellent Excursion Sites
While taking up a Buddhist Circuit, there are various destinations that are full of sightseeing besides being a Buddhist Destination. Don't miss an opportunity and look around for short trips that will help you out to see the maximum.

Devotees Shopping Point
One has lot of shopping options event at the religious sites. Shop for mini statues of Lord Buddha, holy bead garland to chant the mantras. The religious scriptures and books along the bells of various sizes are also available.

Seeing Is Believing
At all the Buddhist sites you will see the statues of Lord Buddha But at the Kushinagar you will be amazed to see the long statue of Lord Buddha excavated in 1876. When visiting the Buddhist destination marvel at the Buddhist architecture and the sculptures that are thousands of years old and carved out of one block.

Bygone Era Artifacts Displayed
The continuous excavation of Buddhist sites has lead to the recovery of many artifacts including pottery, tools, coins etc. All these things have been preserved in the well-maintained museums and watching these sacred artifacts is a real opportunity because they belong to the time of Lord Buddha and are definitely antique.

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