"After I am no more, O Ananda, men of belief will visit the four places with faith, curiosity and devotion:

-  Lumbini where I was born,
-  Bodh Gaya where I attained Enlightenment
-  Saranath where I gave the first Sermons
-  Kushinagar where I shall pass into Maha Pari Nirvana."

 ............ Lord Gautam Buddha

Bikrum Pandey
Delegate / Tourism P r o f e ss i o n a l


So said Lord Buddha to his favorite disciple before he attained Maha Pari Nirvana at Kushinagar.
So we are dedicating this site to the wishes of Lord Buddha himself by commencing all Buddhist Circuits Journeys from his Holy Motherland Lumbini where Lord Buddha was born.
Buddhist Circuits.
com follows the Footsteps of Lord Buddha in its Original Form.

Inspired and motivated by the deliberation made by Country Representatives at The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMST-EC) Round Table and Workshop of Tourism Ministers concluded on February 23, 2005, followed by SASEC Working Group Meeting, Buddhist Circuits . com is being launched incorporating the ideas and thoughts  shared by the delegates from India. Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

It was  proposed in the Plan of Action to encourage private stakeholder
s to devise attractive and cost-effective thematic Buddhist tour packages connecting different tourist destinations among the participating countries. Buddhist Circuits . com is  the outcome of BIMST-EC and SASEC workshop and meeting which have shouldered the responsibility on private sector to develop tourism packages connecting the Seven BIMST-EC Nations.

Buddhist Circuits . com envisages promoting Buddhist tourism in the region keeping in mind that although the physical presence of Lord Buddha - the apostle of Peace and Love was only limited to Nepal and India, ...

... Buddhism becomes a part of life in  Sri Lanka and the countries of South East Asia, in the Himalayan countries of Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet, even far-flung Central Asia, China and Japan, and over the years it has flourished under the umbrella of royal patronage and the dedication of its vast community of monks, teachers and artists.

Tourism Minister of India Renuka Chowdhury addressing the Kolkatta Conference

The Information & Programme provided here directly reflect the Deliberations passed out by BIMST-EC Kolkatta Conference held from Feb 20-23, 2005 to connect BIMST-EC Nations of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal & Bhutan by Intra Regional Buddhist Tourism

The Buddhist Heartland     :     About BIMST-EC Nations     :     Their Importance to Us     :     How to Go on Tour

LUMBINI Office : Nepal
“Nuwakott Ghar”

Sanepa Chowk, Lalitpur - 2
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India Liaison Office:
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