Lumbini Kathmandu – The Secret of Buddha Packages in Nepal
The Secret of Buddha tour is an exclusive traveling program especially designed for all aged visitors for Nepal Tourism Year 2011. it covered historically known as city of temples in Kathmandu, This historical city is remained unchanged e the Middle Ages. Other regal sister cities in the valley are Lalitpur (city of Art) and Bhaktapur.
Lumbini is the birthplace of Buddha and has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a small town in the southern plains of Terai in Nepal, or the ruins of the old city are still visible. At the age of 84, he left this world with thousands of supporters to keep the Living Buddhism. Lumbini has since been a sacred ground for Buddhists around the world. The restored garden and surroundings of Lumbini have the remains of a large number of ancient stupas and monasteries. A large stone pillar erected by Indian Emperor Asoka in 250 BC bears an inscription about the birth of Buddha. An important part of Lumbini is the temple of Maya Devi. It has stone image of Maya Devi giving birth to Buddha as she clings to a branch. The trip offers 6 days tentative itinerary with most of luxury accommodation in Kathmandu and Lumbini, Pleased to follow itinerary details as per below:
Program Grading: Easy
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon Arrival at Kathmandu international Airport, Liberty Holidays representative will pickup you then transfer to the hotel and stay Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02:Kathmandu City Sightseeing
After Breakfast, Our expert tour guide and Driver will pickup you at your hotel, then start sightseeing at world heritage UNESCO listed spots Pashupati Nath, Boudha nath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa and Basantapur Durbar Square, rest of time free leisure, stay overnight at Hotel.
Pashupatinath Temple: Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richlycarved silver doors.
Boudhanath Stupa: This Stupa, 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behaviour and human prosperity. This Buddhis Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini.
Swayambhunath Stupa: Swayambhunath is located approximately 4 kilometers and this Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.
Day 03: Sightseeing tour of Patan and Bhaktapur and drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone
The main attractions in Patan
Beside above mentioned places to visit there are other significant sites to be visited:
1. Golden Temple
3. Krishna Mandir
4. Jagat Narayan
6. Ashokan Stupa
7. Machchhendranath Temple
8. The Tibetan Camp
Bhaktapur (1,401m) covers an area of four square miles. Bhaktapur or the city of devotees still retains a medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rules continues to be reflected at the Darbar Square. Pottery and waving are its traditional industries. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving and the traditional topi or cap. The city lies about 14 km east of Kathmandu. The places of interest include Bhaktapur Darbar Square, the National Art Gallery, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, Dattatreya Temple and Dattatreya Square.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces such as lion gate, the golden gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Dattatraya Temple etc.
A magnificent statue of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a column facing the palace. It was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument List in 1979.
Palace of 55 Windows Being built by King Yaksha Mall in 1427 A.D. and remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in 17th Century, the balcony and the windows are intricately carved is a masterpiece of wood carving.
Nyatapola Temple This five storied Pagoda Style temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 A.D. well known for its massive structure and subtle workmanship. It is the tallest pagoda structure in the Kathmandu valley.
Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Lumbini which takes about forty minutes. Stay overnight at hotel in Lumbini. You enjoy sightseeing tour in and around Lumbini.
Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buddha. The broken Ashoka Pillar, remnants of old monastery, images of Buddha’s mother Maya Devi, are still preserved here. The Buddha himself proclaimed Lumbini as one of the foremost pilgrimage sites among the famous Chatumahasthana (the four great places of Birth, Enlightenment, Sermon and Mahaparinirvana).
Lumbini hosts variety of religious groups of people. It is home of Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and Christians. The Lumbini area is located in southwest of Rupandehi. The population of Lumbini is segmented in several cultural communities. The major cultures here are Bhojpuri and Tharu.
The main attraction is the Sacred Garden spread over 8 square kilometers and possessing all the treasure of the historic area. The Sacred Garden where Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, which carries an inscription identifying the spot as the birthplace of Buddha. Maya Devi, mother of Buddha, was on her way to her parent’s home in Devadaha. While taking rest in Lumbini under a Sal tree and admiring the beauty of the region, she felt labor pains. She gave birth to the child while holding a drooping branch of a Sal tree.
The Mayadevi temple is the main attraction for pilgrims. The temple of Maya Devi contains a stone relief depicting the birth scene of Lord Buddha. The bas-relief shows Maya Devi supporting herself by holding on to a branch of a sal tree, and the newborn infant Buddha standing upright on a lotus pedestal.
Lumbini is so important that the world community, particularly the United Nations and the Government of Nepal, has launched a master plan for the maintenance and preservation of Lumbini.
Day 05: Fly from Lumbini to Kathmandu.
After breakfast, transfer to Bhairahawa Airport for fly back to Kathmandu, upon arrival transfer to Hotel, rest of time free leisure. Evening nepali cultural dance show restaurant dinner.
Day 06: Departure
After breakfast, transfer to international airport, fly onward, Tour END here The Secret of Buddha till your next vacation with us.
Person Range – Price
1-3 – $ 1,450.00
3-6 – $ 1,350.00
6-12 – $ 1,290.00
1. All Accommodation twin sharing with breakfast 5 stars standard hotels
2. All transport and transfer as per itinerary by Air-Conditioned car.
3. Sightseeing as per itinerary
4. All Entrance Fee as per itinerary places
5. Domestic Air fare as per itinerary.
6. Expert Tour Guide during full trip
7. Airport Pickup and Drop Services.
1. International Air ticket
2. Lunch and dinner
3. Drinks (on the breakfast tea, coffee and juice will be include)
4. Extra cost due to unforeseen expenses that may arise due to the factors beyond our control like political unrest, personal illness, etc.
5. Travel Insurance and Visa fee
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