Buddhism, a popular religion founded by Lord Buddha, has its roots in the country of Nepal, India, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Some of the most popular locations of this cult can be found in these nations of South Asia. In fact, it is often regarded as one of those factors that unite these nations despite the fact that they are widely different in terms of geography, culture, climate and people. India travel packages and trips to Sri Lanka are only half enjoyed if some of the most popular Buddhist shrines are not visited. People who want to get an experience of the religiosity and several aspects of this religion can pay a visit to these shrines.
Among the famous sites in India, the most visited one is arguably, Bodh Gaya located in the state of Bihar in the eastern part of this nation. This site is a part of the holy Mahabodhi Temple and is often said that it is here, where Lord Buddha was enlightened. It has been one of the most significant places for followers of Buddhism from ages. Bodh Gaya is also considered as one of the four most sacred shrines, the other three being those at Lumbini in Nepal, Sarnath and Kushinagar. This place due to its high religious and historical importance was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002.
Anuradhapura is one of those sites that had embraced Buddhism and immediately found prominence here. Today, it is considered as one of the most sacred sites of this cult with a number of prominent shrines. Holidays in Sri Lanka are incomplete if a visit is not paid to this ancient city. The nation is often considered as one where the true essence of the religion is still persistent and Anuradhapura is one of the most important contributors to this aspect.