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Top Buddhist destinations of India

Buddhist sites of the country

Monday, 20th September 2021

Buddhism is an important religion in India. The country is often referred to as the land of Buddha and is dotted with various Buddhist destinations. Read on to learn more:

Bodh Gaya, Bihar

This is one of the most sacred Buddhist destinations in India. Here, we can get to see the Bodhi tree, the mighty tree under which Lord Buddha had attained his nirvana or divine enlightenment.


Rajgir, Bihar

Rajgir happens to be another hallowed Buddhist destination in the country. The first council of the Buddhists was conducted at Rajgir. Lord Buddha is believed to have spent quite some time at Rajgir.


Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh

This too is a vital Buddhist destination. You’ll get to see the famed Lion Capital here too. Also, Buddha’s first sermon was delivered at this place.


Also Read: 7 magnificent Shiva temples not to be missed in India.


Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh

Lord Buddha is said to have achieved mahaparinirvana at this place. A mammoth statue of the reclining Buddha can be seen here. It also showcases a stupa’s ruins.


Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh

This monastery is the world’s 3rd largest monastery constructed between 1680 and 81. It is the country’s most significant monastery.


Key Monastery, Ladakh

This monastery is located in the Spiti Valley. It is the oldest in the country and features stunning architecture. Lots of murals and paintings deck the walls of the monastery.


Shanti Stupa, Ladakh

This hilltop stupa houses relics of Lord Buddha at its base. In the wintry months, the stupa turns white completely and looks magnificent.


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