Buddhist circuit is a route that follows the footsteps of Gautama Buddha starting from his place of birth to his place of death. The international circuit spanning over India and Nepal included Lumbini (place of birth), Bodh Gaya (place of enlightenment), Sarnath (place of first preaching) and Kushinagar place of death).
The four pilgrim sites are directly related to the life of Buddha and attract a lot of pilgrims from South Asia and South East Asia. The sites are of great importance to Buddhism and houses several temples, guest houses and archeological sites related directly to the life of Buddha. Because of the presence of magnificent temples and archaeological sites, the Buddhist Circuit also attracts non-pilgrims.
Apart from the four major sites there are several Buddhist pilgrim sites like, Rajgir, Nalanda and Sarnath nearbay and can be clubbed with the Buddhist circuit. Also the famous Hindu pilgrimage of Varanasi can also be clubbed in the same circuit.
- 1 Kolkata (CCU IATA).
- 1 Delhi (DEL IATA). (updated Jul 2021)
- 1 Varanasi (VNS IATA). (updated Jul 2021)
- 1 Patna (PAT IATA). (updated Jul 2021)
- 1 Kathmandu (KTM IATA). (updated Jul 2021)