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Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and the ultimate site of pilgrimage for all Buddhists and people who cherish peace and harmony. Situated in the fertile foothills of Nepal’s Churiya range in the lowland Terai Region, close to the Indian border, it is a place of lush gardens, tranquil pools and open skies, with the golden pinnacles of its shrines and temples rising above the trees. The seven day tour takes in some of the many sites in Lumbini and the surrounding area that are associated with the life of Buddha. Lord Buddha himself proclaimed the site as one of the four most important places of pilgrimage known as the Chatumahasthana, representing four stages of his life: birth, enlightenment, his first sermon, and mahaparinirvana, or the death of Buddha. Lord Buddha was born Prince Siddhartha Gautam in the 6th century B.C. The stone slab located deep within the Sanctorum of the Mayadevi Temple marks his sacred birthplace. Ancient sandstone sculptures within the temple depict scenes from his life. The sacred pool of Pushkarini within the main garden marks the place where his mother bathed before giving birth. The circuit itinerary begins with a local flight from Kathmandu and then a short drive from Bhairahawa to the Lumbini Gardens. There is plenty of time then to explore the surrounding three square miles of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, comprised of the sacred garden, including the Mayadevi temple, the monastic zone and Lumbini village. The monasteries of different branches of Buddhism that surround the temple site mark the boundary of this holy place, and to preserve its sanctity no commercial establishments have been allowed within this area. The gardens are just a short walk or rickshaw ride away from the main road. Stepping inside the gardens, you are greeted by the soft chants of pilgrims drifting on the breeze. This sets the tone of the place, and you can spend time wandering the paths and lawns, soaking up the tranquil ambience. Visits to local rural villages and other archaeological and religious sites in the area at Kapilavastu, Devdaha and Ramagram complete a wonderfully memorable spiritual and cultural journey.
Meet our tour representative at the airport and get transferred to hotel. Overnight at hotel
Flight from Kathmandu - Bhairahawa (35 min.). Driving from Bhairahawa - Lumbini (30 min.). Observe Lumbini Gardens and surrounding areas. Overnight at hotel in Lumbini
Visit the Mayadevi Temple and tour of surrounding areas. Visit the 3 square mile area of Sacred Garden, Monastic Zone and New Lumbini Village. Overnight at hotel
Visit the surrounding villages and observe rural culture. Overnight at hotel
Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites at Gotihawa, Kudan, Tilaurakot and Lumbini, Nilhihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurorakot. Overnight at hotel in Siddharthanagar
Drive and visit religious and archeological sites at Devdaha, Ramagram and then drive back to Bhairahawa (3-4 hrs.) and fly back to Kathmandu from Bhairahawa (35 min.). Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
A full day of sightseeing includes the Temple of the Living Goddess, Durbar Square, the royal family's Hanuman Dhoka Palace, and 2,000 year-old Swayambunath Temple. Also visit Patan, "the city of fine arts," to see Krishna Temple and the Tibetan Refugee Handicraft Center. Overnight hotel, Kathmandu.
Early morning drive to Pokhara. Lunch enroute. Overnight in Pokhara.
Early morning drive to Sarangkot. Enjoy the sunrise and the beauty of Himalayas seen from the Sarangkot itself. Drive back to hotel. Enroute Visit Bindebasini Temple. After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing to Devis Fall and KI Singh Bridge. Shoppe around the local souvenir shops nearby. Proceed for the boating in Fewa Lake. Boat to the Talbarahi Temple located at the middle of the lake. Rest of the time free around lake side for shopping and other individual activities. Overnight Pokhara
Evening free for market. Overnight at hotel
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Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.
In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.
Please note that after the finalization of the tour/service cost, if there are any hikes in entrance fees of monuments/museums, taxes, fuel cost or guide charges by the Govt. of India, the same would be charged as extra.
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All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.
Our rates are based on the prevailing rates as negotiated by us with the hotels, airlines etc. Hotels and Airlines retain the right to modify the rates without notice. In case of such changes the rates quoted before the modification, can be changed by us according to the modifications by hotels or airlines. All hotel bookings are based on usual check in and checkout time of the hotels until unless indicated in the itinerary.
We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipments, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents.
We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services, resulting – directly or indirectly – from any act of GOD, dangers, fire, accident, breakdown in machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, wars, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferages, epidemics, medical or custom department regulations, defaults, or any other causes beyond our control.
We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.
To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.
Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.