Buddhist Tours

6 day 5 night

The legacy of Buddhism in Odisha is so strong that you would feel the vibes in its premier sites.Sand Pebbles has designed an array of tour packages keeping in view the strong demand for destinations reminiscent of Buddhist heritage. The essence of The Buddhist Circuit is ingrained in the masterpiece programme of Sand Pebbles, viz., Buddhist India Gateway to Odisha which is an eight day itinerary.

Tribe Tours has ventured to cover Buddhist spots at Patna, Bodhgaya, Varanasi, Ratnagiri, Udayagiri, Lalitgiri, Dhauli. Konark, Puri, and Bhubaneswar. The highlights of this package are Kuruma a Buddhist excavated site; Nalanda a great center of Buddhist learning; Rajgir; Bodhgaya-the place of Buddha enlightenment; Sarnath-where Buddha gave the first sermon; the Buddhist Monasteries and Stupas of Ratnagiri Udayagiri Lalitgiri, and the Ashokan Edict and Peace Pagoda at Dhauli. Yet another hallmark Buddhist Odisha tour package of Sand Pebbles is the Six Day Buddhist Circuit of Odisha Tour which also includes apart from the previously listed spots Joranda and Nuapatna.

Day 01 : Bhubaneshwar Upon Arrival at Bhubaneswar our Representative/ Tour Manager will Welcome you and Transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day free for own activities. Overnight.

Day 02 : In Bhubaneshwar Full day city tour of Bhubaneswar Temples famous for beautiful architecture (One of the Most important Temple, Mukteswar Temple, influenced by Buddhism) Later Odisha (Orissa) State Museum with lot of Buddhist Sculptors collected from different Budhist archeological sites of Odisha (Orissa) and Khandagiri & Udaygiri Jain Caves of 2nd Century B C. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : In Bhubaneshwar Visit Dhauli Famous for Asokan Rock Edicts and Place where battle of Kalinga was Fought which made a great change of Ashok mind so that he became Buddhist. Also Visit Peace Pagada. Later visit Pipili appliqu? works and World heritage site Sun Temple of Konark (Watch the Buddhist influence on this temple) & Famous Jagannath Temple and Back to Bhubaneswar. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 : In Bhubaneshwar Full day Excursion to Lalitigiri (Archeological site of a Buddhist Monastery from 4th to 8th Century AD) with Monastery parts and many votive Stupa, all different Buddhist sculptors with Chaita hall and a Huge stupa from where caskets of Budha's relic is available,Ratnagiri,the Largest Buddhist monastery we have till know, flourished from 4th to 14th century AD with most of sculptors of Vajrayanic sect,hundred of Votive Stupa & brick Stupa and huge monastery. Later visit Udaygiri, Another huge Buddhist monastery which still under excavation, back to Bhubaneswar. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05 : In Bhubaneshwar Full day visit Kayam Hill Buddhist cave and Langudi Giri which one of recent excavation with ruins of Monastery, Stupas and lot of Mahayanic sculptors, Five Dhyani Buddhas. Back to Bhubaneswar. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 : In Bhubaneshwar Breakfast at hotel. Our Representative /Tour manager will give you departure transfer to Bhubaneswar airport/railway station for onwards journey.