In the Mahaparinirvana sutra, the Buddha tells his followers that they can attain merit and a noble rebirth by going on pilgrimage to the places where he was born Lumbini, gained enlightenment Bodhgaya , first taught Sarnath, and attained Nirvana Kushinagar .

The Buddhist tourist train takes you to these places and helps you experience firsthand the self disciplined and legendary life of Lord Buddha.

India, the country where Buddhism originated has rich memories of the Buddhist legacy. As part of its drive towards austerity, the only kind of art and architecture that it supported were Stupas (stone cased moulds that commemorated relics of Buddha), Chaityas (prayer halls) and Viharas (cells for the monks). Buddhist Train India will help you visit all these places up close for a truly religious experience.

Come, discover the path to enlightenment, towards Buddha by train.


India Itinerary Tour With Buddhist Special Train


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Day 2

Bodh Gaya

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Day 3

Rajgir & Nalanda

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Package Price

Buddha Express Special Tourist Train India

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Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train Route

AC- First Class

$175 PER DAY

AC-2 Tier

$145 PER DAY

AC- First Coupe

$175 PER DAY

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A special tourist train started by IRCTC, The Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train offers an incredible and comfortable journey to all the important Buddhist sites across India & Nepal.

Visit the official IRCTC Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train website Then click on 'book now' & fill in all the details are per your preference. Use the IRCTC account login or Guest Login to fill in passenger details & complete the booking by making payment.

Starting from Delhi Safdarjung Railway station, IRCTC's Buddhist Train covers Bodhgaya, Rajgir & Nalanda, Varanasi, Sarnath, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Sravasti & Agra and return to Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station.

IRCTC's Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train is scheduled for departure for the season 2024-25. To know more about rates & dates, visit

Spread far and wide across India & Nepal, covering all the important Buddhist destinations by oneself can be a daunting task. But with The Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train, passengers can visit these sacred sites through one soul-soothing train journey.Visit for more details.

Yes. A special promo offer, of 20% Discount on Published Tariff is currently available for Indian Nationals (including NRI, PIO, OCI) for departure dated 19.10.2024, 16.11.2024 and 21.12.2024. For more details, please visit

Offering a unique experience, The Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train by IRCTC has some special features like deluxe coaches for accommodation, two multi-cuisine restaurants, a separate seating area, a mini-library, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and even a foot massager onboard.