Odisha Buddhist Tourism
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.
Sand Pebbles 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’s 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.
The Buddhist Heritage Tour of Sand Pebbles focuses on the splendours of Bhubaneswar such as Dhaul;, Archaeological Site of a Buddhist Monastery at Lalitgiri; the largest Buddhist Monastery at Ratnagiri; Udayagiri; Buddhist Cave at Kayam Hill, and Langudi Giri. Sand Pebbles ensures that tourists get an opportunity to see the recent excavations with ruins of Monasteries and Stupas in and around Bhubaneswar. Other sublime packages linked to the Buddhist Circuit are Buddhist Trail Odisha, Buddhist Trail with the Golden Triangle, and Buddhist Trail with Wildlife and Nature.