Nepal Cultural Tour - 6 Days
The World heritage sites, the birth places of Lord Buddha in Lumbini , Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Darbar Square, Swayambhunath (monkey temple) and Boudhanath Stupa are the major glamour if this package.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive in International Airport, Kathmandu, welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to your hotel. Meeting with the tour Guide and briefing about the itinerary. Welcome dinner in Nepalese Restaurant/ Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Kathmandu\'s Durbar Square is in the Kathmandu Valley. It is the location of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex, which was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch. The two-hectare palace complex is divided into two main courtyards, and was initially constructed in the 16th century, although subsequent additions were made in the Shah dynasty in the 18th century and by the Rana rulers in the 19th century. The palace is decorated with elaborately-carved wooden windows and panels and houses the King Tribhuwan Memorial Museum, dedicated to the monarch who opened up Nepal to the outside world, and the Mahendra Museum, dedicated to his son, King Mahendra. It is also possible to visit the State Rooms inside the palace. At the southern end of Durbar Square is one of the most curious attractions in Nepal, the Kumari Ghar. This gilded cage contains the Kumari, a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess. She is worshipped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards.
Swayambhu (Monkey Temple) is the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps. It is a World Heritage Site and one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal, and is at the source of the Valley\'s mythical beginning. Legend has it that the history of the Valley began with the draining of an ancient lake by an Enlightened Being to reveal the Valley and a lotus flower was transformed into the hill and the shining light became the stupa itself. Swarms of pilgrims and red-clad monks circle the complex, spinning the prayer wheels, while the scores of monkeys that give the temple its nickname, Monkey Temple, prance about in irreverent groups. Interestingly the temple complex is scattered with shrines and statues of Buddhist and Hindu deities and the assortment of pilgrims from both faiths characterizes the country\'s unique religious harmony.
Patan Darbar square: Patan is the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest city in the valley lies in Lalitpur District. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples. It\'s an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per square meter than in Kathamandu or Bhaktapur.
Krishna Mandir is one of the grandeur of the square was built in 1637 by the king Siddhinarsingh Malla. The entire temple is constructed from the stone.
Golden Temple is the unique Buddhist Monastery was founded in the 12th century which is a large rectangular building has three roofs and a copper gilded facade with the images of Buddha and Avalokitesvara where there are Buddha images and illustrations on the walls. The square has been unrestrainedly adorned by the Bhimsen Temple, Manga Hiti, Vishwanath Temple, Jagannarayan Temple, Golden Temple and numerous. Take the pleasure of discovering this Patan Durbar Square which has been entitled in the World Heritage Site.
Day 3: Kathmandu To Lumbini
After breakfast, travel overland from Kathmandu to the birthplace of Lord Buddha Lumbini, where has been revered as the place of holy pilgrimage. Lumbini has been included as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO then transfer you to the hotel, rest for few minutes then walking through the Sacred Lumbini Garden where the Buddha was born converges on the Ashoka pillar, visit the Maya Devi Temple with its bas-relief sculpture depicting Maya Devi holding on with her right hand to a branch of Pipal tree and giving birth to the infant Buddha who stand up on a lotus pedestal.
Day 4: Buddha Circuit Tour(Lumbini Sightseeing)
After breakfast, begin the trip by driving away, 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam\'s father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden.
Day 5: Lumbini - Kathmandu
After breakfast, leave Lumbini by road or by flight to Kathmandu. Check-in at hotel, rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Day 6: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, rest of day is at leisure until we pick you up at the hotel and then transfer to airport for your next stop.
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