Travel & Culture Services

Serving since 1997

☎ +923212424778

🏡 Contact us About Pakistan Tours Hotels Tour Guide Domestic Tours Umrah Intl Tours

Pakistan Buddhism and Gandhara Art tour

Buddha attained "nirvana" by meditating and practicing the selflessness. After his death  however the Budhism could not flourish but in 275BC a King of Taxila known as Ashoka The Great was inspired by the teachings of Buddha and started promoting Buddhism. Ashoka's inscriptions are spread all over Pakistan in Different areas. While the Buddhist monks created the rules of the new religion the master-craftsmen immortalized their homage to Buddha the man of peace in exquisitely-carved statues and figures, which were decorates on "stupas" and monasteries.

These relics remain preserved in their original form to this day. And they are fascinating, both to scholars of Buddhism and casual students of history. On this tour, you will visit:

The great centre of Buddhist learning at Taxila with its unique combination of Hellenistic and Oriental religious art... innumerable specimens of Buddhist art and sculpture including the famed Dharmarajika stupa which contained a relic of Buddha; and Gandhara, the ancient site in Peshawar Valley where Buddhism flourished for 900 years.

The Peshawar museum also contains the famous gold vessel with the holy relics of Buddha. Not faraway, at Charsadda, you will visit the ancient city of Pushkalawati.

The peace and serenity associated with Buddhist monks still pervades Takht-e-Bahi, an amazingly well-preserved Buddhist monastery, dating back to the 2nd-5th century AD, which is situated atop a 500-foot-high hill.

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 - Meet on arrival in Islamabad and transfer to your hotel in Islamabad. remainder of day Free at leisure. Overnight at hotel

Day 02 - Morning tour of Rawalpindi & Islamabad later drive to Peshawar via Taxila visit Taxila Museum and the excavated sites of the Buddhist Universities at Sirkap and Jaulian and the stupa of Dharmarajika. overnight at hotel.

Day 03 - Visit Peshawar Museum for a glimpse at the largest collection of Graeco-Buddhist Gandhara sculpture and the casket that carried the remains of ashes of Lord Buddha. Afternoon free at leisure overnight at hotel.

Day 04 Drive to Swat via Takht Bhai & Shahbaz Garhi both are the important sites of Buddhist period. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Morning visit Swat Museum Butkara and Mingora bazaar. Afternoon visit Butkara 2 and other sites overnight at hotel.

Day 06 Drive to Islamabad via Shingardar stupa and Charsaddha overnight at hotel.

Day 07 Transfer to airport for flight to next destination.

Cost US$ 785.00 Per person based on double occupancy bed & breakfast basis. 3 star hotel

US$ 1390.00 per person based on double occupancy in 5 star hotels

Departure : February to November every Sunday (private tour also available at no Extra cost for minimum 2 people) Contact us to book today.

Please contact us for costs and other details


Book this Tour Now! | Click here to send us a message for more information

All our tours in Pakistan are conducted in A/C Car or coaches and are accompanied by professional English speaking guides.


Advertise on this site click for advertising rates

Advertise on Pakistan Travel culture
Testimonial:-My trip was perfectly planned the Guides were really knowledgeable and friendly. Kathy Matear (Canada)
Eid in Pakistan
Tours for Pakistanis
Pakistan honeymoon tours
Kaghan Hotels
Pakistan Trekking tours
Pakistan Tours for Chinese
Tours for Tourists from Thailand

Our Other offices

Dubai Travel & Culture Offerring Tours, Desert Safaris and hotels in Dubai

Sri-Lanka Tours Our Colombo office operating tours in Sri Lanka

Qatar Travel & Culture Tours and travel information about Qatar

Malaysia Travel & Culture Tours and hotels in Malaysia

中文网站 Read this website in Chinese

More offices Details about our company and other offices

Our Partner Sites

Exotic Dubai Tours Offers Tours Safaris and hotel reservations in Dubai