Buddhist Sangri-la Tour

Trip Details

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  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Accomodation 3 Star (or greater) Hotel
  • Transportation Private Bus or Car & Airplane
  • Trip Style Tour
  • Destination Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast
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About Trip

Buddhist Shangri-la tour includes some of the very popular & holy destinations of Nepal related to Buddha's life & Buddhism. This tour gives you an opportunity to study the life of Buddha known as light of Asia & Buddhism, only the philosophy of peace & prosperity. We have combined Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath, Namobuddha, Lumbini and other shrines in Buddhist Shangri-la tour package:

 

Trip Highlights

Lumbini - Lord Buddha was born at Lumbini while his mother was on her way to parental home from Kapilvastu. Maya Devi, queen of King Shuddhodhan of Kapilavastu gave birth to prince of Kapilvastu, Gautam, under a tree. King Shuddhodhan (Gautam's father, the king of Kapilvastu) had been warned in advance by the astrologers that eventually the prince might chose spirituality to Kingdom. So the King tried every way to stop this outcome but in vain. The greatest preacher of humanity, Lord Buddha had been destined to be enlightened and show the world a better way of living.

The place is a blessed one for its serenity and the natural beauty, purely coinciding to the perception of a place where the legend was born. One of the Parinirvana places for Buddha, this place houses some of the best reminders of Lord Buddha. Prominent among the structures is the Maya Devi temple and the structures built by Ashoka later on.

The place itself is interesting as a whole, the landscapes and the green forestry complementing its quiet ambience. However, Maya Devi temple and the Stupas and the Pillar built by Ashoka are really worth a visit.

Maya Devi Temple - The temple is famous for the Maya Devi's statue, an exotic representation of the Buddha's days of puberty. Excavated after the discovery of a stupa by a German archaeologist, in 1895, the temple is built gradually and is composed of many temples, one after the other. It is also found that there is possibility that a Ashoka Stupa existed in the place of temple. The Maya Devi statue is splendid for its architectural beauty and the way it represents the childhood of Buddha.

The Ashokan Pillar - The Ashokan Pillar, essentially erected by Ashoka is also a piece of great art, with the horse at the top of pillar, it makes a great view and represents an ancient story related to the Buddhist tales.

The Puskarni - The literal meaning of Puskarni is pond, and this pond in the southern direction of the Ashokan Pillar is a scared one. It is said that Mayadevi took a holy dip in the pond, just before the birth of Lord Buddha.
The Buddhist Monastery - It is built in the way of the modern Buddhist temples of Nepal but is quite important in the purview of architecture of the walls. The middle hall contains some exquisite murals resembling the medieval periods'.

Kapilvastu - A holy destination related deeply with the life of a legend, Lord Buddha, eventually Kapilvastu is the place where Lord Buddha had lived the childhood and the days of teenage, in complete luxury. The capital of King Shuddhodhan, Kapilvastu still carries with it the mystic charm. It houses many sculptures of Buddhism, which present a landscape before that visitors that makes them feel calm, content. Kapilvastu carries the visitors away to the ancient days when Buddha was a small child, a prince. The place is situated 27 km south of Lumbini.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and drive to Dhulikhel.
  • Day 03: Drive to Namo Buddha and Bhaktapur sightseeing.
  • Day 04: Fly to Bhairahawa , drive to Lumbini, Lumbini sightseeing .
  • Day 05: Lumbini and Kapilvastu Tilaurakot visit.
  • Day 06: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel, free time for shopping .
  • Day 07: Departure for onward destination

Cost Includes:

  • All accommodations on BB basis.    
  • Sightseeing of places mentioned in the itinerary. 
  • Entry fees of sightseeing places.    
  • English/Hindi speaking guide all along the tour.
  • Round trip flight to/from Lumbini     
  • Transfer to/from airport. 

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch & dinner.             
  • Personal nature expenses. 
  • Bar bill & tips.
  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu Arrival in Kathmandu. Welcome by our representative in with Nepali culture and check in hotel.
  • Day 02Kathmandu Sightseeing and drive to Dhulikhel.After breakfast start sightseeing at 9 am for Bouddhanath with English speaking guide. Lunch break at roof top restaurant with a heart melting views of Buddhanath Stupa & drive to Swayambhunath Stupa commonly known as monkey temple. Views of Kathmandu valley can be observed from the stupa situated on the top of small hill. overnight in Dhulikhel.
    This ancient town is situated 30-km east of Kathmandu on the side of the Arniko Rajmarga (Kathmandu-Kodari Highway). From here one can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges from Karyolung in the east to Himalchuli in the west.

  • Day 03Drive to Namo Buddha and Bhaktapur sightseeing. Drive to Namobuddha Stupa, overnight in Kathmandu hotel.It is situated on a hill above Panauti. It requires an easy drive or good walk to get here. There is an amazing story concerned with the Buddha which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Drive to Kathmandu. En root sightseeing of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.
  • Day 04 Fly to Bhairahawa , drive to Lumbini, Lumbini sightseeing .Fly to Gautam Buddha Airport Bhairahawa for 35 minutes & transfer to hotel near the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
  • Day 05Lumbini and Kapilvastu Tilaurakot visit.Sightseeing in Lumbini: Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Puskarini, Buddhist Monastries and many Stupas and Kapilvastu .
  • Day 06Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel, free time for shopping .
  • Day 07Departure for onward destination

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