Lexicographically pilgrimages are supposed to be rigorous religious journeys meant to be taken in order to attain spiritual elevation. However, they can also be referred to as trips embarked on to visit a certain sacred shrine of particular significance to a person’s faith. Buddhism, a religion born in India, over the years, has become a popular religious belief among several people around the world. The Buddhist pilgrimage tours, thereby, are some of the major touring options amongst numerous religious followers all over the globe.
The Buddhist pilgrimage tours, just like the other holiday packages, come in various categories, depending on your desires, needs and capabilities. You can avail of the itinerary that takes you through Mumbai, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Agra, Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Patna and Delhi. Start your tour with a visit to the Ajanta and Ellora Caves at Aurangabad – the UNESCO site denoting the Mahayana and Hinayana sects of Buddhism. In fact, there are 34 cave temples out of which 12 are Mahayana Buddhist caves, 17 are Hindu caves and 5 are Jain caves.