The tour focuses insight into the life-hood of Lord Buddha who was born in Lumbini, Nepal. This is pilgrimage and research tour of archeological sites exhibiting different event's in Buddha's life. The tour goes through through Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gotihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurorakot, Devadaha and Ramagrama all bearing significance to the life, Enlightenment and death of Buddha. It is a complete knowladge of Buddha's life and development of Buddhism.
Tilaurakot 27 km west of Lumbini is an actual capital of Kapilvastu and the home of King Suddhodhan, father of Prince Siddhartha who later went on to become the Buddha. This is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha spent the first 29 years of his princely life. A joint effort by Nepali and Japanese archeologists recovered the royal town of Tilaurakot, the elaborate gateway in the western side, the twin stupa of the Buddha's parents, and King Suddhodhan's palace in and around the Tilaurakot mound. The terracotta figures recovered at Tilaurakot belong to pre-Mauryan, Mauryan, Sunga and the Kushana periods.
Kudan4 km south of Tilaurakot is a huge mound of structural ruins and a pond nearby appears to be the ruins of stupas and monasteries. It is said to be the Kasaya Stupa, where a Kasaya (yellow robe worn by monks) was presented to Lord Buddha where King Suddhodhana met Lord Buddha for the first time after he returned from Enlightenment.
Gotihawa 3 km southwest of Taulihawa is historically and archaeologically important religious and archaeological site for the Buddhism. It is believed that Krakuchanda Buddha, who came before Shakyamuni Buddha, was born in Gotihawa and attained Nirvana here. Brick structures of stupas and monasteries can be seen in the area outside modern Gotihawa village. At the center of the main mound the remains of a broken Ashokan Pillar lie on a slab. Adjoining the Pillar on the northeast side is a huge stupa with rings of wedge-shaped ancient bricks/ identifying the Nirvana Stupa of Krakuchanda Buddha.
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, pick-up & transfer to hotel
Day 02: Fly to Lumbini
It is 35 mints flight from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa. Arrive and drive to Lumbini about 30 mints. Overnight in Hotel
Day 03: Lumbini Monastry exprience
Visit to the Mayadevi temple, Sacred Garden, Monastic Zone and New Lumbini Village and surrounding areas of Lumbini Development Trust which covers 3 square mile. Over night in Hotel
Day 04: Lumbini Cultural experiences
Visit surrounding typical local villages of Lumbini and observe rural culture. Interaction with warm and hospital local people, buying their authentic handicraft products and observing their traditional rituals will bring one closer to understand the diversity of Terai cultures in Nepal.
Day 05: Religious and archeological expricnce
Visit religious and archeological sites of Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan, Siddharthanagar, Niglihara, Sagarhawam Aurorakot. Niglihawa is where Kanakmuni Buddha was born and Sagarhawa is the archeological findings as place of the Massacre of the Shakyas. Overnight in hotel
Day 06: History experience and return to kathmandu
Visit Devdaha and Ramagram. Devdaha is the ancient capital of the Koliya region. It is the maternal hometown of Queen Mayadevi (mother), Prajapati Gautami (step-mother), Princess Yasodhara (consort) and where Prince Siddhartha had spent his childhood. Ramgrama is the brick mound on the bank of the Jharahi River. It is seven meter high brick stupa consisting of relic (one of the eight astha dhatu) of Lord Buddha. The Stupa was built by the king of Ramgrama, who was the eighth king to obtain the Buddha's relics. After a great experience, transfer to Bhairaha aiprot and fly back to kathmandu.
Day 07: Departure
If you have time and are interested for other adventure like white water rating, wild life safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to airport and fly back to sweet home.
Tour cost : Starts from USD 865 (minimum 2 pax). For group travel and further discussion, please email us - firstname.lastname@example.org
Complimentary: Company T-SHIRT and farewell dinner at one of the best typical Nepali restaurant with live culture program
Cost Includes:Arrival/departure transfer, tour guide, entrance fees, hotels with breakfast, private transport as per the trip itinerary, round trip flight fares.
Cost Excludes: Entry visa fees and International airfare, lunch/ dinner, personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills etc, travel/medical and rescue insurance, optional trips and sightseeing if extend and tips.
Tour name : Lumbini Buddhist Circuit Tour
Tour category : Touring
Tour highlights : Life-hood of Lord Buddha and development of Buddhism
Tour Duration : 6 nights / 7 days
Accommodation / Meals : 2/3 star category hotel/resort with daily breakfast in Kathmandu and Lumbini
Transportation / Guide : Private deluxe vehicle during the tour