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.
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I would like to thanks IRCTC for such a wonderful trip. I am totally amazed by the on-board as well as off board facilities. One can never imagine the cleanliness & hygiene maintained in Indian Railways safety and Security was one other important aspect. Meals were good. Excellent hotels, great transport facility, well planned itinerary. I could never visit all the Buddhist places in such a convenient & well arranged way. Very refreshing, big applause & hats off to IRCTC for such a life time experience.Mrs Vishakha SagarIndia
This was my first tour package from IRCTC and I can confidently say that after my experience with Mahaparinirvan Express I would want to try other Tour packages of IRCTC as well. It was an excellent trip and hats off to the entire staff of Mahaparinirvan Express, bus drivers, guides, tour operator for making this an enjoyable, safe and marvelous journey,. It was an unique way to follow Buddhas footstep -n well done !!! keep it up and wish all of you all the success!!!..Name : Sneha BhaskarIndia
The staff are all super nice, thank you all very very much for everything you have done for us. I will take my mom, her sisters and my students to come to this special Mahaaprinirvan Express again the same time next year since its the best season in India to travel around the month following Buddhas footsteps. Thank you again for you have organized such a fantastic trip for Buddhists and people all around the world.Name : Tsang Ling (Nikiz) Taiwan
I was a little anxious about the journey when I boarded the Buddha Express. However, when I received the facilities, they provided, and I was amazed. The itinerary is very well organized as I felt no rush while exploring temples, monuments, and statues. It was such a religious and wholesome experience on the best Buddhist train in India.
Why Visit Buddha by Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train?
The Buddhist tourist train covers all the places which had a significant impact on Buddha’s life and teachings. Board the Buddhist train from Safdarjung Railway Station as it heads for religious and traditional Gaya. Read More...
Bodhgaya is the place where Buddha attained Enlightenment. The train then takes you to Niranjana River wherein Buddha bathed after gaining wisdom. The Iconic Buddha Statue is a hub of worship to revere along with Mighty Temples including UNESCO World Heritage Site Mahabodhi Temple. The ancient city of Rajgir welcomes you in Buddha Express to enjoy the beautiful sights of Bimbimsara Jail, Gridhakut Hill and Venuvan. The Buddhist Train then heads to Nalanda for its world-famous ruins, archaeological museum, and international university. Disembark the Buddhist Train in Sarnath and visit the massive Dhamekh Stupa, oldest archaeological site Sarnath Museum, Ashokan Pillar, Mulagandha Kuti Vihar Monastery in the afternoon and Ganges Ghat for Aarti in the evening. Board the Buddhist Train again at night to Nautanwa, the nearest railway station to the Indo Nepal Open Border. Mahaparinirvan Express will take you to Lumbini where you can visit the birthplace of Gautam Buddha- the Maya Devi Temple and Ashokan Pillar. The Buddhist Tourist Train then takes you to Kushinagar where Buddha attained Nirvana. Here you will explore Mahaparinirvan Temple, Sacred Rambhar Stupa, Magnificent Mata Kutir Temple and other sites. Arrive at the majestic Jetvana Vihara Monastery, Splendid Pakki Kuti Excavation site, and Ancient Idols and Inscriptions rich Sehat Mahet. Finally, visit the palatial and opulent Taj Mahal to complete a journey that will make you cultivate self-discipline and positive reflection. All meals are provided on the Buddhist Tourist Train along hotel accommodations in every city you visit.