Lumbini Tour

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Travel to Lumbini

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Lumbinī is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi District of Nepal. It is the place where, according to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE.[ Gautama, who achieved Enlightenment sometime around 528 BCE, became the Buddha and founded Buddhism. Lumbini is one of many magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha.

Note to reduce number of days

  • Pokhara can be avoid (reduce day 3/4/5)
  • Transport by flight save time but will increase cost.
  • Direct fly from Kathmandu Domestic Airport to Bhairahawa Airport. (Flying time 45 minutes) and drive from Bhairahawa to Lumbini (24 Km / 30 min)
  • Cost depends upon number of days, hotel category.
  • Depending upon client requirement, any kind of tailor can be made to reduce cost and number of days.

Lumbini: Major Attraction

Bodnath was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions The Boudhanath stupa is known to be the holiest temple grounds in Kathmandu. Over the years, the temple has remained active after it was declared a UNESCO world heritage in 1979.The temple is also known as Boudha Chorten Chempo. It has a diameter of 120 meters.

World Peace Pagoda

World Peace Pagoda was constructed by Japanese Buddhists at a cost of US$1 million. The shining golden statue depicts the Buddha in the posture he assumed when he was born. Near the base of the stupa is the grave of a Japanese monk murdered by anti-Buddhist extremists during the construction of the monument.

 
Maya Devi Temple

This temple sits on the site of the the Buddha's birth, according to Buddhist scholars. Excavations carried out in 1992 revealed a succession of ruins dating back at least 2200 years, including a commemorative stone on a brick plinth, matching the description of a stone laid down by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. The sacred pond beside the temple is believed to be where Maya Devi bathed before giving birth to the Buddha.

 Maya devi temple
Royal Thai Buddhist Monastery

Close to the north end of the pond, this stunning and imposing wat (Thai-style monastery) is built from gleaming white marble

 Royal thai buddhist monastery
Zhong Hua Chinese Buddhist Monastery

This elegant monastery is one of the most impressive structures at Lumbini. Reached through a gateway flanked by Confucian deities, the elegant pagoda-style monastery looks like something from the Forbidden City

 Zhong Hua Chinese Buddhist Monastery
Myanmar Golden Temple

The Myanmar Golden Temple is one of the oldest structures in the compound. There are three prayer halls – the most impressive is topped by a corncob-shaped shikhara (tower), styled after the temples of Bagan. Within the temple grounds is the nearby is the Lokamani Pula Pagoda, a huge gilded stupa in the southern Burmese style, inspired by the Shwedagon Paya in Yangon.

 Myanmar Golden Temple
Ashokan Pillar

The Indian emperor Ashoka visited Lumbini in 249 BC, leaving behind an inscribed sandstone pillar to commemorate the occasion. After being lost for centuries, Ashoka’s pillar was rediscovered by the governor of Palpa, Khadga Shumsher Rana, in 1896. The 6m-high pink sandstone pillar has now been returned to its original site in front of the Maya Devi Temple.

 Ashokan Pillar
Some other attract at Lumbini :
Sokyo Gompa; Eternal Flame; Lumbini Crane Sanctuary; Panditarama International Vipassana Meditation ; Drubgyud Chöling Gompa; Great Drigung ; Kagyud Lotus Stupa; Lumbini Museum; Korean Buddhist Temple; Vietnam Phat Quoc Tu Temple; Nepal Vajrayana Mahavihara Temple; Sri Lankan Monastery; Gautami Nun’s Temple, etc
Shyambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath sometimes Swayambu or Swoyambhu) is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. According to Swayambhu Purana, the entire valley was once filled with an enormous lake, out of which grew a lotus. The valley came to be known as Swayambhu, meaning "Self-Created." The name comes from an eternal self-existent flame (svyaṃbhu) over which a sūpa was later built. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple. They are holy because Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom and learning was raising the hill which the stupa stands on

 Shyambhunath Stupa
Basantapur Durbar Sqaure

Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur Darbar Kshetra) in front of the old royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Several buildings in the Square collapsed due to a major earthquake on 25 April 2015. Time and again the temples and the palaces in the square have gone through reconstruction after being damaged by natural causes or neglect. Presently there are less than ten quadrangles in the square.
The temples are being preserved as national heritage sites and the palace is being used as a museum. Only a few parts of the palace are open for visitors and the Taleju temples are only open for people of Hindu and Buddhist faiths.
At the southern end of Durbar Square is one of the most curious attractions in Nepal, the Kumari Chok. This gilded cage contains the Raj Kumari, a girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is worshiped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards.

 Before 25 April 2015,Earthquake

Kathmandu durbar square

 After 25 April 2015,Earthquake

After earthqauke kathmandu durbar square

 

 

 

Buddhanath Stupa

Bodnath was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions The Boudhanath stupa is known to be the holiest temple grounds in Kathmandu. Over the years, the temple has remained active after it was declared a UNESCO world heritage in 1979.The temple is also known as Boudha Chorten Chempo. It has a diameter of 120 meters.

It remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular tourist site. From above, Bodnath Stupa looks like a giant mandala, or diagram of the Buddhist cosmos. And as in all Tibetan mandalas, four of the Dhyani Buddhas mark the cardinal points, with the fifth, Vairocana, enshrined in the center (in the white hemisphere of the stupa). The five Buddhas also personify the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether), which are represented in the stupa's architecture.

 Buddhanath Stupa

Pashupatinath Temple

The Pashupatinath Temple is considered one of the sacred temples of Hindu fait located on the banks of the Bagmati River. This temple complex is on UNESCO World Heritage Sites's list Since 1979. One of the major Festivals of the temple is Maha Shivaratri on which day over 800,000 devotees visit here. The temple is one of the 275 Tamil Paadal Petra Sthalams (Holy Abodes of Shiva) on the continent.

The area of Pashupatinath encompasses 264 hectares of land including 518 temples and monuments.[2] Main pagoda style temple is located in the fortified courtyard within the complex. In front of the western door, there is a huge statue Nandi bull, in bronze. Along with many temples and shrines of both Vaishnav and saiva tradition.

The Pashupatinath, a holy Hindu temple where the cremations process of Hindu religion takes place.

 Pashupatinath Temple

Pokhara

Pokhara is a city on Phewa Lake, in central Nepal. It’s known as a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, a popular trail in the Himalayas. Tal Barahi Temple, a 2-story pagoda, sits on an island in the lake. On the eastern shore, the Lakeside district has yoga centers and restaurants. In the city’s south, the International Mountain Museum has exhibits on the history of mountaineering and the people of the Himalayas.

       

 Pokhara

 

Pokhara

World Peace Pagoda

Shanti Stupa in Pokhara is the first World Peace Pagoda in Nepal and seventy-first pagoda built by Nipponzan-Myōhōji in the world. The pagoda is 115 feet tall and 344 feet in diameter. The white pagoda has two tiers for tourist and religious people to circumambulate.[1] Second tier displays the four statues of Buddha presented as a souvenirs from different countries: ‘Dharmacakra Mudra’ from Japan, ‘Bodh Gaya’ from Sri Lanka, ‘Kushinagar’ from Thailand and 'Lumbini' from Nepal. Each statues represents the important events related to Buddha and named according to the place where it took place.[1][5] Dharmachakra is placed below gajur (pinnacle) which signifies wheel of life, dharma and Buddha's teaching. Top of the golden gajur holds the crystal stone from Sri Lanka which symbolizes intellect and grace.[1] Dhamma hall with Buddha statue is located nearby the peace pagoda where Buddhist rituals take place daily and big ceremonies pujas are performed on the important dates according to Lunar calendar, such as on full moon day.

 

World peace pagoda

View from Sarangkot

Sarangkot is the most popular tourist destination from where the tourist can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara Valley and the magnificent view of the mountains. Sarangkot is only 5 km from Lake Side, Pokhara. Sarangkot is the highest view point for a sunrise and it is just 1592m high.

Paragliding can also be done from Sarangkot. From Sarangkot, on the northern direction we can see Dhaulagiri in the far west. Annapurna range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side. On the southern direction the village overlooks the city of Pokhara and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city.

     Sarangkot  Sarangkot
Day Activity Description Remarks
Day 1 Arrive
Kathmandu
Welcome and transfer from TIA Airport to Hotel.
Welcome Dinner with Briefing of the Tour
 
Day 2 Kathmandu City
Tour
Kathmandu City tour will focus majorly on UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  1. Shyambhunath Stupa
  2. Basantpur Durbar Square
  3. Buddhanath Stupa
Option: to fly KTM- PKR
Day 4 Pokhara Pokhara Tour
Visit Sarangkot for Sunrise and Himalayan View and City Tour (Visit Shanti peace
Stupa, David Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, and Boating in Fewa Lake)
 
Day 5 Pokhara to Lumbini (178Km, 6 hrs) After Breakfast, Transfer from Pokhara to Lumbini,
Arrival at hotel
 
Day 6 Lumbini Full day guided tour of different monastery and ancient palace of Gautam Buddha.
Some of the major attraction at Lumbini
  • World Peace Pagoda
  • Maya Devi Temple
  • Royal Thai Buddhist Monastery
  • Zhong Hua Chinese Buddhist Monastery
  • Myanmar Golden Temple
  • Ashokan Pillar
 
Day 7 Lumbini – Kathmandu (280 km/ 9 hrs) Transfer from Lumbini to Kathmandu Option : FLY to KTM
Day 8 Kathmandu- Dhulikhel(35Km/ 2 hrs.) After breakfast, visit to
- Namo Buddha
- Lunch in Dhulikhel
- Visit Bhaktapur City or Patna City (old city)
 
Day 9 Departure Kathmandu Fly back to destination.