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Warm greetings from Association of Buddhist Tour Operators (ABTO). ABTO is a forum of the Buddhist Pilgrimage Travel industry. Established in 2015 in Nalanda – the land of Dhamma, it has close connections and constant interaction with other Buddhist associations in the world, and is increasing its international networking with professional bodies for better facilitation to national or international Buddhist Pilgrims and travelers visiting Buddhist heritage sites in the region.
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The Registered office of the Association Of Budhhist Tour Operators is located at Hans Plaza, Block Road, Rajgir (NALANDA), Bihar 803116, INDIA

Dear patrons,

Warm greetings from Association of Buddhist Tour Operators ABTO The Platform of Tourism with Buddhism. ABTO is a forum of the Buddhist Pilgrimage Travel industry. Established in 2015 in Nalanda – the land of Dhamma, it has close connections and constant interaction with other Buddhist associations in the world, and is increasing its international networking with professional bodies for better facilitation to national or international Buddhist Pilgrims and travelers visiting Buddhist heritage sites in the region.

ABTO interacts closely with the respective government son critical issues affecting the Buddhist Tourism Industry of the region. It interacts closely with all the government ministries, departments, chambers of commerce and industry and diplomatic missions etc. It functions as a bridge between the decision makers and the industry, synergizing their common agenda for Wisdom Tourism facilitation. All ABTO members observe the highest standards of professional ethics and offer personalized service to the Buddhist Pilgrimage Travelers.

ABTO is a common forum of like-minded tour operators who are promoting Buddhist tour packages. It expects to work as an industry lobby by coordinating with the government agencies and other concerned stakeholders for bringing favorable policies for business and doing away with obstacles hindering business of our member agencies.

In a world beset with many problems and causing great stress to humans and others alike, the Utopian Vision of ABTO is to bring to focus the truth of Dhamma as expounded by the Buddha with visits to the serene locations and enabling one and all to find the inner peace and happiness. 

In this noble exercise there is a compelling need to ensure that all the sacred places associated with Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha are maintained and preserved for not only the present but for the future. In this context ABTO works with all governments, government agencies and other concerned stakeholders for maintenance and preservation of all sacred places.
Buddhist Tourism is not one where people only visit the various sites, venerate and do sightseeing but also where the pilgrims are inculcated with the noble truth of Dhamma as expounded by the Buddha as well as taken in the noble path to purification with Mindfulness and Vipassana Meditation. In our noble endeavor we, therefore, will ensure that pilgrims of whatever nationality from whatever nation is given the greatest value with these pilgrimage tours for their emancipation, peace and happiness. 





ABTO, which has the blessing of its Supreme Council of Buddhist venerable, has a managing committee selected from amongst the members. 
The founding Executive Committee of ABTO, which will have a two-year term.

The name ,addresses , Occupation and Designation of the present members of the Association are as follow:

NAME/ADDRESS                                                        OCCUPATION / DESIGNATION
Mr. Ran Vijay Singh
  SHASHI Group of Companies
President
Mr. Ran Vijay Singh, MD, SHASHI Group of Companies
President
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| Mr. Ven.Seevali Bhante,
  Mahabodhi Society of India,
  Sarnath Branch

Supreme Council


| Mr. Ven.Sanghasena Mahathera
  Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre,     
  Leh, Ladakh
President


| Dr Subhash Goyal
   New Delhi

Patron
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Prof Ravindra Panth
  Gautam Buddha University
  Delhi NCR,
  Greater Noida.

Dr.Vasanta Bidari
  Archeologist based in Lumbini, Nepal

Dr. Sunil Kumar Patnaik
  Archeologist & Buddhist Scholar,
  Orissa

Advisors

IBC and Prof of Buddhist Studies



Archeologist based in Lumbini



Archeologist & Buddhist Schola


Mr. Jyoti Kapoor
  Vietrade Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd.
  New Delhi-24
Legal Advisor
 Chairman


Dr. Sunil Kumar Pathnaik
  Archeologist & Buddhist Scholar, Odisha
Honarary Advisor
Archeologist & Buddhist Scholar


Mr. Bikram Pandey Kaji
Vice President  & International Vice Coordinator
Good-will Ambassador, Lumbini Development Trust, Government of Nepal


Dr Kaulesh Kumar
​  Hans Holidays Private Limited
  Rajgir (Nalanda) 
  Bihar-803116
Secretary General
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Mr. Pradip Rai
  MD Skyline Travel, Varanasi, Uttra Pradesh,   
  India
Treasurer



Mr. Ravi Gosai,
   Erco Travel, New Delhi

Mr. Goswami
  Avinandan travel, 
   New Delhi


Mr. Bishwajit Singh,
  HHI group of Hotels
  New Delhi
Mr. Prakash Pant
  Indo Nepal Tour
  Kathmandu
Mr. Ravi Banker

Mr. Raj Basu
  Siliguri, West Bangal

Mr. Mihir
  North East States of India
Managing Committee members
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Consultant of Buddhist Circuit
World Bank

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HELP Tourism 


Research Scholar


Mr. R. Vijay Mohan
  Visakhapatnam,
  Andhra Pradesh
International Coordinator
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Mr.Ravindra Sharma
  City max Hotel, Lumbini,
  Nepal
Mr. Shiva
  Boom Boom Travel
  Cambodia
Mr. Sugath Rajapakse
  Air India
  Sri Lanka 
Mrs. Rani Ramasamy
  KL, Malaysia
Mr. Duptho R. Dorji
  Shangri-La Bhutan Tours, Thipu, Bhutan
Mr. Vijay Upadhayay V.R. International Co.     
  Ltd. Bangkok, Thailand
Mr.Ravindra Sharma
  City max Hotel, Lumbini
  Nepal



Mr. Shiva 
  Boom Boom Travel
  Cambodia
Country Heads
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Travel consultant 


 CEO



Director


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Mr. Manoj Babar
  SPIRIT OF INDIA HOLIDAYS,
  New Delhi
  Northern States of India
Mr. Gagan Sarangi
  Dove Tours,
  Bhubaneswar, Orissa
  Southern States of India
Mr. Ranjit Mishra 
  Heritage International Travel,
  Bodh Gaya
  Bihar


Mr Abhijeet Roy 
  Incredible Destination,
  Varanasi
  Uttar Pradesh

Mr. Sanket Shah
  Compass  Tourism
  Ahmadabad 
  Gujarat

Mr. R.K. Sharma
  Seven Sisters Holidays
  Imphal, Manipur
  North East

Mr. Prosanto Majhi
  Ankur Tour & Travels
  Kolkata
  West Bengal
State Coordinators

 CEO





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Following personalities, who are founding members of the association, have the lifetime rights to veto ABTO decisions that they feel are not in interest of the association.

NAME/ADDRESSES                                                OCCUPATION/DESIGNATION


Dr Kaulesh Kumar
  Hans HOlidays Pvt Ltd,
  Rajgir, Nalanda,
  Bihar


Mr Bikram Pandey Kaji
  Lumbini Development Trust,
  Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal


Dr Rabindra Panth
  Nava Nalanda Mahaviahra,
  Nalanda,
  Ministry of Culture,
  Government of India

Mr Ravindra Sharma Ghimire
  CityMax Hotel, Bhairahwa, Lumbini, Nepal

Mr Ravi Gosain
  Erco Travel Pvt Ltd
  Mayur Vihar,
  New Delhi

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Goodwill Ambassador
Ministry of Culture



Former Vice Chancellor




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Hence, I request all the stakeholders of the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tourism industry to become members of the association, exchange their experiences and help making this industry a vibrant sector of the tourism industry. Let’s unite for the promotion of Peace, Happiness and Harmony, serving the Path of the Buddha Dhamma.​​