Birth Place Of Buddha Tour, Kathmandu Nagarkot Limbini 6nights 7days
In Kathmandu Lumbini Tour, one can visit Sacred Garden, spread over 08 Sq. Kms and possesses all the treasures of the historic area. In the gardens that surround the ruins, there is a boo tree where Siddhartha Gautam gained enlightenment and became Buddha.
This tour offers the historic fact like Ashoka Pillar which was erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC to commemorate his pilgrimage to the sacred site. The inscription on it in Brahmi script proves Lumbini as the place where the Buddha was born in 623 B.C. To the south of the Pillar one finds the sacred pond- Puskarni the place where Queen Mayadevi took a bath just before giving birth to the Buddha.
Kathmandu/Lumbini 6 Nights/7 Days
Day 01 Kathmandu
Arrival at the airport upon arrival, meet assist and transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu - Nagarkot
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley i.e. visiting Durbar Square, complex of palaces, courtyard and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries use to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. Afternoon visit the Swoyambunath Stupa and Patan City. Evening drive to Nagarkot. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 Nagarkot – Kathmandu
Early morning enjoy the sunrise and panoramic Mountain View from Nagarkot. After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu on the way back to Kathmandu sightseeing of the beautiful city Bhaktapur i.e. Durbar square, Pottery square, Nyatapola Temple, Dattatraya square, Art Museum etc. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04 Kathmandu – Lumbini
Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini
birth place of Lord Buddha by tourist coach. Upon arrival meet assist and transfer
to hotel. Evening at leisure, overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05 Lumbini
After breakfast full day sightseeing around Lumbini i.e. sacred garden, Mayadevi temple, monasteries and temples built by many countries as China, Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, Korea , Germany, France, Japan and many more. Visit peace lamp and other centers as library museum and more. Overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 06 Lumbini - Kathmandu
Drive from Lumbini or fly from Bhairahawa to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Evening for self exploration, overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07 Kathmandu
Free for adequate personal activities till departure transfer from hotel to the International Airport for flight.
- Airport – hotel transfer at arrival and departure.
- Tourist class hotel in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Lumbini.
- An experienced licensed holder tour guide.
- Domestic land and air transportation by bus, car or by flight.
- All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Lumbini also entry fees, monuments fees etc.
- All necessary transportation while sightseeing.
- All our government taxes.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- International flight and departure tax.
- Domestic and international airport taxes.
- Any expenses of personal nature like alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Your travel insurance.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Departure and Pricing
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Kathmandu valley, the capital and
political hub of Nepal. The mystical Kathmandu Valley is spread at an
average altitude of 1,350 meters above sea level, and covers an area of
218sq.miles. The rich culture heritage of Nepal is synthesized in the Kathmandu
Valley, the stronghold of the ancient and sophisticated Newar nation. The
Newars are the indigenous inhabitant's of the Valley, and the creators of the
splendid civilization of its three cities Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur and
their many satellite settlement.
The artistically built Hindu temples and shrines, Buddhist monasteries and chaitya’s, resting places, intricate water conduits and canal systems, fabulous palace complexes, delicately engraved stone, terracotta and metal images, meticulously carved wooden columns and pillars all testify to the artistic achievements of the Newars of Kathmandu.
Places to see around Kathmandu
Swoyambunath: This is one of the worlds most glorious Buddhist Stupa-s or Chaitya’s. It is over 2,000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire's base are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. It is 3 km west of Kathmandu City and is situated on a hillock about 77m above the level of the Kathmandu Valley and hence commands an excellent view of the Valley. This is one of the oldest temples in Nepal.
Pashupatinath Temple: Situated 5 KM east of Kathmandu, It is name the Temple of Lord Shiva, or Pashupatinath Temple with two tiered golden roofs and silver door, is one of the holiest shrines in Nepal and the Hindu world, Although only Hindus are allowed inside the Temple but the visitors can clearly see the temple from the eastern bank of Bagmati River.
Boudhanath:The Stupa of Boudhanath lies 8 Km east of Kathmandu, This ancient colossal Stupa is one of the Biggest in the World and is an important centre of Buddhism in the world. The mandala design in Boudhanath is a copy of the one in Gyangtse in Tibet. The stupa is said to entomb the remains of a Kasyap sage venerable both to Buddhists and Hindus. Smaller stupas are located at the base.
Bhaktapur : Lies 12 km east of capital city Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is "the city of Devotees". It is locally known as "Khwopa and Bhadgaon" which is world renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, colorful festivals, traditional dances and indigenous lifestyle of different people of different religion. For its majestic monuments, temples and the native typical Newar lifestyle best known for their long history of craftsmanship, the ancient city is also variously known as the " City of Culture ", "Living Heritage " , "Nepal's Cultural Gem " and "An open museum".
Patan : Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu in the Kathmandu Valley, on the southern side of the Bagmati River, Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. The others are Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. A destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. The city is known for its rich tradition of arts and handicrafts and as the birthplace of master craftsmen and artists such as Arniko and Kuber Singh Shakya.
Nagarkot, located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district and is renowned for its spectacular sunrise view of the Himalaya when the weather is clear. Visitors often travel to Nagarkot from Kathmandu to spend the night so that they can be there for the breathtaking sunrise. Nagarkot has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. It also offers an excellent view of the Indrawati river valley to the east. With an elevation of 2,195 meters, Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Valley and is described by visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round.
Many visitors prefer to visit Nagarkot in the spring when surrounding valleys break out in a rich kaleidoscope of different colored flowers. The flowers are beautiful against the serene backdrop of the snow-covered mountains. Ever popular among the tourists are the short treks and picnics which Nagarkot offers. Treks from Nagarkot are unique and delightful. For anyone who wants to have an adventure without exerting much effort, a hike to Nagarkot surrounding areas would be a good option. One can traverse short distances on trekking trails and come close to nature's wonders such as the outer of verdant forests, flower-covered meadows and unusual rock formations.
Lumbini is a very important place in Nepal because Shakyamuni Buddha was born here. Ever since his birth which was more than 2,500 years ago, Buddhism has spread in Nepal and the entire Indian sub-continent. There are a few places of tourist interest in Lumbini. These include a garden which has been restored along with some ancient stupas and protected monuments. You can also witness the large stone pillar which was erected by the Indian Emperor Asoka the Great in the year 250 B.C. It bears testimony to the fact that Buddha was born here.
You can also visit the temple of Maya Devi which has an important stone image that depicts the birth of Buddha while his mother Queen Maya Devi holds a branch in her hand. Apart from this, you can find here a garden, an artificial forest and other important structures. Lumbini is considered to be an extremely sacred place by the Buddhists. Do not forget to visit Kapilvastu which is situated close to Lumbini. This place has tremendous historical importance and is a favorite haunt for historians and archeologists. Kapilvastu is the place where Buddha had spent his initial years. You will find here the ruins of the ancient royal palace. Till date, archeologists have been able to discover 13 layers that reveal human habitation which dates back to the 8th century B.C.
Apart from the historical significance that is associated with Lumbini, the place has many other interesting activities in offer for you. To begin with, you can visit the Monday bazaar that takes place every week. This market is a meeting ground for different traders and customers who come from different places in order to buy spices, grains, pottery items, saris, jewellery and other items. The wooden carts driven by ox, tea stalls and the bustling streets give the impression of an oriental bazaar of the middle Ages.
Lumbini provides travelers with quite a few good hotels, lodges and restaurants. You can stay here at a relatively cheap accommodation. Besides, the city has a good network of roads and has a domestic airport also.
Places to visit in Lumbini
The Lumbini Garden: This is the site marked by a certain stone pillar erected by the Indian Emperor Ashoka at about 245 B.C. The most important discovery in this place is a stone marked to suggest the exact birthplace of Buddha.
Mayadevi Temple: This temple, dedicated to the mother of lord Buddha- Maya Devi, was excavated a few years ago. Many sculptures and carving in which the figures and designs are only slightly projecting from their background are seen here.
Pushkarni pond: This is the pond where Mayadevi is said to have had a bath before giving birth to Buddha.
Ramagram: It is believed to be the maternal home of Buddha. This is where we can see the biggest stupa, with important relics. It is said that it was built around 600 B.C.
Lumbini has many new monasteries occupied by different nations. Some notable ones are:
The Myanmar temple was built with the contribution from Burmese Buddhist. The monastery is an attractive big white structural monument with a golden pinnacle soaring into the sky.
The China temple, which is a very beautiful pagoda styled temple with many prayer and meditation cells.
The Korean Temple is a beautifully set temple having many remarkable images of Buddha.
Besides these, there are others like the Nepal Buddha Temple and the Dharma swami Buddhist monastery. Other countries like Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, etc. are also contributing to build more temples and monasteries
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