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Experiences of the Tourists in Buddhist Circuit Destinations

AVAHAN: A Journal on Hospitality and Tourism

Volume 4 Issue 1

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Akhilesh Singh | Author(s) Affiliation: Asst Prof, Dept of Tourism, Uttarakhand Open Univ, Haldwani (Nainital), Uttarakhand, India
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The Buddhist cultural heritage has a long and special history of dates back more than 2,500 years and actually unites most of south, south-east and east-Asia. The influence of Buddhism can be seen across all Asian countries in terms of history and culture. Buddhism is a religion, which arose in and around ancient Magadh (Bihar), India and is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautam, who is widely known as Gautam Buddha. The Buddha (Awakened one) was a historical figure who is generally believed to have lived from about 563 to 483 BC. The Buddhist Circuit includes all high significant holy sites of Buddhism religion, where Lord Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, preached first sermon and reached at Nirvana. Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar are the primary pilgrimage places of Buddhist Circuit in India associated with the life and teachings of Lord Buddha. There are numerous other sites where Buddha travelled during his life. Today, visitors can travel through this Buddhist Circuit to savour the splendid beauty and great appeal of Buddhism religion. Around six million people practice Buddhism religion in India, fewer than either follower of Christianity or Sikhism religion. There are thousands of historically and spiritually important established destinations turned to become the great centres of national and international tourists. The present research paper attempts to discuss the experiences of the interviewed tourists mainly their satisfaction on quality of used services at the selected Buddhist Circuit destinations.

Keywords: Buddhism, Religion, Buddha, Buddhist Circuit, Tourist

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