Buddhism is one of the major religions followed across India and world. There are various places in India that are associated with the life of Lord Buddha and therefore there are numerous Buddhist people across the world who have the desire to visit these places at least once in their lifetime.

Buddhist Pilgrimages In India:

One of the most prominent Buddhist pilgrimages in India is Bodh Gaya. The Mahabodhi Temple is the place where all Buddhist festivals are organized n a grand way. The Bodhi tree holds special significance for the Buddhist people as it was under this tree that Lord Buddha had attained enlightenment. Gautama Buddha had mediated for seven days at a stretch under this tree without moving even once from his place.

Another place of significance to Buddhist people is Kushinagar. This place is important as the Shakyamuni entered Mahaprinirvana here. Lord Buddha has delivered his last sermon in Kushinagar and also announced his pending Nirvana at this place. The beauty of architecture is worth seeing at these places. The Ashoka Pillar and Lotus Tank, and Chaumukhi are some of the important places that most Buddhist people visit.

Some other place of Buddhist pilgrimages in India includes Sanchi where there are Stupas for monks along with some remains of the monasteries. Then there are Nalanda, Dharmsala, Sarnath, Amravati, Patna, Vaishali, and Kesaria Stupa in Champaran district of Bihar.

Whenever you decide to visit these places, you can do some research work on the internet. There are many travel companies that organize packaged tours for people who wish to visit these places. There are extensive tour plans the details of which are mentioned in the websites. You can make your bookings online if you want to take up any of their packages else you may request them to customize the tour as per your requirement.

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