Buddhist Pilgrimages Sites to Visit in India and Nepal


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The presentation provides information about Buddhist Pilgrimage sites situated in India and Nepal. Destinations include religious places like Lumbini, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar, Dharamshala with others.

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Buddhist Pilgrimages Sites to Visit in India and Nepal

  1. 1. Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites (India & Nepal) Presented By: Shine Gold Tours India
  2. 2. Dharamsala (Mcleodganj) The beautiful hill station is a centre of preaching of the his holiness, the Dalai Lama. The small Himalayan town is located in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh state. It gives a magnificent view of the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas.
  3. 3. Lumbini The Holy Place of Birth of Lord Buddha, located in NEPAL. The place is considered as Mecca for the followers of Buddhism religion. Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar and Stupas are must visit places for everyone.
  4. 4. Bodhgaya The Place of Enlightenment, 15 kms away from Gaya City, India. Lord Buddha reached here approximately 2500 years ago in the quest of enlightenment. The sacred Bodhi Tree and Mahabodhi temple are the religious places to visit in the city.
  5. 5. Kushinagar The Holy Place where Lord Buddha entered into MAHA- PARINIRVANA, 56 kms away from Gorakhpur city, Uttar Pradesh, India. Every year millions of people come at this Buddhist pilgrimage to see the place where Lord Buddha last stayed. Places to visit - Nirvana Stupa and temple, Mahaparinirvana temple, Wat Thai temple and Ramabhar Stupa. A metals statue of Buddha, brought from Japan, can also be seen.
  6. 6. Sarnath The Holy Place where Lord BUDDHA PREACHED HIS FIRST SERMON. It is located just 10 kms away from the Hindu Pilgrimage city Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Dhamekha Stupa, Chaukhandi, Asokan Pillar and The Digambar Jain temple are the places to watch.
  7. 7. Sanchi A UNESCO World heritage Site, the place is famous for stupa of Sanchi. The buddhist pilgrimage is located in 52 kms from Bhopal, the state capital of Madhya Pradesh State. The ASI museum is also worth a visit.
  8. 8. Kapilvastu The Place where Lord Buddha spent 29 years years of his early life. The city is located 27 km from Lumbini and can be reach from India and Nepal.
  9. 9. Ladakh Falls in Himalayan Region, the place is known for its peace and tranquil environment. Leh-Ladakh is not only important to Buddhists but it is also one of the most visited tourism destinations in India. Places to visit here are Shey Palace, Thiksey Monastery, Hemis Monastery and Stok Palace.
  10. 10. Some Other Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites and Attractions: Rajgir Nalanda Ajanta and Ellora Sravasti
  11. 11. Thanks for Watching If you are interested to visit any of these places to see Buddha Temples and other religious destinations. Consider taking Buddha tour packages.