India has always been a delight for tourists, especially those interested in history, culture and religion. For Buddhist tourists, India is the land of Buddha, for it was here, in a small town of Bodh Gaya, that the great prince Siddharta attained enlightenment and became Buddha. Years later, it was again in India that an ambitious king Asoka renounced everything and took refuge in the preaching of Buddha. He sent his emissaries to different parts of the world
so as to spread the message of peace and harmony and the religion of Buddhism.
In brief, it was from India that Buddhism flourished and found its way to the other countries of the world. Hence, a trip to India to know and understand Buddhism comprehensively is extremely important.
Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhartha, Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. Born in the Shakya republic in the Himalayan foothills, Gautama Buddha taught primarily in northeastern India.
Some of the famous Buddhist sights in India and Subcontinent are Mahabodhi Temple, Gaya, Bihar, Lumbini, Nepal, Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh, Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, Kyichu temple, Taktsang monastery in Bhutan.