We are pleased to announce the schedule of Buddhist Special Train (Mahaparinirvana Express) which will take you to most of important places related to Enlightened One’s life & teachings:
BODHGAYA: The place located in BIHAR-15 kms from Gaya City- here Prince Siddhartha, attained enlightenment under Bodhi tree & became Buddha "THE ENLIGHTENED ONE".
NALANDA: Built on a hallowed site where the Buddha had often stayed, Nalanda is one of the world's oldest living cities. Nalanda University was established in the 5th century BC and was one of the oldest Universities of the world. The ruins of the university are spread over an area of 14 hectares land with a number of temples and monasteries built by the contemporary kings.
RAJGIR: Rajgir has got the name from Raj Griha meaning the abode of the king. The city was the capital of the mighty Magadha Empire during the period of Lord Buddha's lifetime when Patliputra was not formed.
SARNATH (VARANASI): The place near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh where after enlightenment Lord BUDDHA PREACHED HIS FIRST SERMON to his five disciples & turned wheel of law
KUSHINAGAR: The place 56 kms from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, where Lord Buddha stayed last & entered into MAHAPARINIRVANA
LUMBINI: The place located in NEPAL, where Prince Siddhartha (Lord Buddha) was BORN.
SRAVASTI: Sravasti, capital of an ancient kingdom by the same name, is sacred to the Buddhists because it was here that Lord Buddha confounded his critics with a million fold manifestation of himself, seated on a thousand-petalled lotus, as fire and water emanated from his body.
After completing tour of Holy Land of Buddha, this train will take you to AGRA, a city of historic interests, is synonymous with Taj, the final resting place of Shah Jahan’s beloved Mumtaz Mahal. Situated on the banks of Yamuna, Taj Mahal is also known as the monument of love.
After completing tour to Agra you have choice to visit different optional tours given under the heading “Extension Tour with Mahaparinirvana Train” or continue to DELHI, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Standing along the West End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India.
Buddhist circuit special train is comfortable & easy to travel. You will get sufficient time to visit temples & participate in prayer etc. and this journey will be comfortable because of very less road journey.
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