Buddhist pilgrimagesTours & Activities
Follow in the footsteps of Gautama Buddha on pilgrimages in India and Nepal, or wander in the tradition of the Buddhist monks of old, on journeys to the great monasteries erected since by worshippers all over the world. Visit the four sites said to have been recommended by the Buddha himself for the purification of karma and the study of his teachings. See the temple of Maya Devi in the gardens of Lumbini, where he was born, the ancient Dhamek Stupa in Sarnath where he began instructing his disciples, the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, the navel of the world, where a scion of the Bodhi tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment still grows, and Kusinara in Uttar Pradesh where he entered the Parinirvana. You’ll return from your pilgrimage with a deeper understanding of both your faith and yourself.