Lumbini Tilaurakot Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

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$630

Overview

Lumbini Tilaurakot Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour will bring you to the Kapilvastu Kingdom and nearby attractions such as Tilaurakot, Ramagram, Devdaha, Gotihawa & Kudan.

The Lumbini Tilaurakot Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is a special Buddhist pilgrimage tour in Nepal designed for those who want to visit:

  • Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha
  • Tilaurakot – The Kingdom of Buddha’s father. Located in Kaspilvastu District near Lumbini
  • Sakya Palace – Where Siddhartha lived his first 29 years as a prince
  • Kudan – Where King Suddhodana met Lord Buddha for the first time
  • Gotihawa – where Krakuchhanda Buddha attained nirvana
  • Devadaha – the hometown of Lord Buddha’s mother

This is the complete tour of all the important sites around Lumbini. The Lumbini Tilaurakot Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour will begin from Kathmandu. You can choose to travel back to Kathmandu by tourist bus or flight at an additional charge of USD142 on the last day.

Lumbini Tilaurakot Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Lumbini (Birthplace of Buddha)

Day 2: Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan and surroundings

Day 3: Visiting Mayadevi Temple and Other Monasteries

Day 4: Lumbini - Kathmandu

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Lumbini (Birthplace of Buddha)

Duration

12 hours

Transportation

Car, Plane

Meal

Not Available

Accommodation

Buddha Maya Gardens Hotel (5 star hotel)

Highlights: Visiting Ramagram and Devdaha Kudan + Buddha Birth place – Maya Devi Temple + Temples arounds

07.00am: Breakfast at hotel.

08.00am: Pick up from hotel and depart to Kathmandu airport to catch your flight to Lumbini at 9.30am.

09.30am: Fly to Lumbini.

10.05am: Arrive at Lumbini – Bhairahawa Airport.

10.15am: Pick up and begin the sightseeing. You will visit:

  • Devadaha – Devadaha is the famous ancient capital of Koliya Kingdom. It is the maternal hometown of queen Maya Devi, Prajapati and princess Yasodhara. The site is situated at about 57km northeast of Lumbini and is well connected by the Mahendra Highway. We can observe many archaeological and historical Kumarvarti, Khayardada, Bairimai-Kanyamai, Bhangawanipur/Devidamar, Kotahimai, the Rohini River, and the Telar River.
  • Ramagrama – The Koliyas obtained one of the eight parts of the Buddha’s relic which they enshrined here and built a magnificent stupa and worshipped for a long time. Buddhists say that Asoka wanted to open and obtain the Buddha’s relic to build 8400 minor stupas throughout his vast empire. However, the emperor did not touch the precious relic out of the request made by Dragon king and people of Ramagrama. This surviving single original relic stupa standing 7 metres high on the bank of the Jharahi River is the most important stupa of its kind in the whole world.

NOTE: Lunch en route at own expense. After visiting Devdaha and Ramagram, we will drive to Lumbini.

05.00pm: Arrive at Lumbini hotel. Check in and rest and relax till dinner time.

07.00pm: Return to hotel. Tour ends. Free & easy. NOTE: Dinner at own expense at your hotel or outside of hotel.

Day 2: Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan and surroundings

Duration

11 hours

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation

Buddha Maya Gardens Hotel (5 star hotel)

Highlights: Visiting Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Araurakot, Kudan and Sisahaniya

07.00am: Breakfast in hotel

07.30am: Pick up from hotel and drive to Tilaurakot – the ancient city of Kaspilvastu.

08.15am: Arrive in Tilaukarakot. Visit the ancient city.

Description: Tilaurakot is located 28km west from Lumbini. It is identified as the historical site of Kapilvastu, where Siddhartha Gautama spent the first 29 years of his life. The site sits in a peaceful meadow on the banks of the Banganga River. We will visit Tilaurakot Meuseum.

10.30am: For the rest of the day, we will visit:

  1. Gotihawa – This place is of special significance to Buddhists. We believe that the Kakruchhanda Buddha, one of the earlier Buddhas before Shakyamuni Buddha, the twenty-second of the twenty four Buddhas, was born and attained nirvana in this holy place. This site lies about 7 km south west of Tilaurakot and 2km west to the Nyagrodharama. It is about 31km west of Lumbini.
  2. Niglihawa – It is believed that the Kanakmuni Buddha, one of the earlier Buddhas before Shakyamuni Buddha, the twenty third in the list of twenty four Buddhas born, enlightened and met his father in this place.
  3. Sagarhawa – To the northwest of the Tilaurakot, there are several hundred thousands of stupas, indicating the spot where the members of the Sakya tribe were slaughtered.
  4. Araurakot – To the northwest of Niglihawa lies a rectangular fortified area popularly known as Araurakot, which is believed to be the natal town of Kanakmuni Buddha. The rectangular fortification wall is magnificent even in its ruins.
  5. Kudan – This is the place where, having achieved complete enlightenment, Buddha met his father Suddhodana”. Another description of Kudan by him goes as: To the south of the city (capital city) 3 or 4 li (about 1.5 km) is a grove of the nyagrodha trees in which is a stupa built by Asoka raja. This is the place where Sakya Tathagata, having returned to his country after his enlightenment, met his father and preached the law
  6. Sisahaniya – Sisahaniya is believed to be the site where the Sakyas built a stupa enshrining the precious corporeal relic of the Buddha that they had obtained as one eighth of their share. The Sakyas after building a relic stupa of Lord Buddha at Sisahaniya, worshipped there for a long time. The relic was taken away later. Today, we can see remnants of ancient potteries, burnt bricks and brickbats and even Sakya punch marked coins lying scattered on the surface of the site.

NOTE: Lunch will be en the tour on own expenses

06.00pm: Return to hotel. Rest & relax. Dinner will be prepared for you at the hotel.

NOTE:

1) Please liaise with your tour guide on where you want to go, and where you don’t want to go.

2) Please note that you can visit the Mayadevi Temple early in the morning with the same ticket (reusable) or in the evening after the tour ends.

Day 3: Visiting Mayadevi Temple and Other Monasteries

Duration

10 hours

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation

Buddha Maya Gardens Hotel (5 star hotel)

Highlights: Mayadevi Temple(Birthplace of Buddha)

07.0am: Visit the Mayadevi Temple (Birthplace of Buddha) by foot. You will have time to pray and meditate.

NOTE: During your tour, you will be visiting

  • Holy Garden
  • Ashoka Pillar
  • Peace Flame
  • Statue of little Buddha

10.00am: Return to hotel for breakfast. Rest and relax after breakfast.

01.00pm: Pick up from your hotel to visit the different of monasteries of different countries such as:

  • Korea Temple
  • Chinese Temple
  • Singapore Temple
  • Japan Temple
  • India Temple
  • French Temple
  • German Temple
  • SriLankan Temple
  • Thailand Temple
  • Canadian Temple
  • Myanmar Temple
  • Vietnam Temple Note: if time permits, you will be visiting Lumbini Library and research centre too.

05.00pm: Return to hotel. Lunch en route.

07.00pm: Dinner at the hotel.

Day 4: Lumbini - Kathmandu

Duration

Not Available

Transportation

Bus

Meal

Breakfast

Accommodation

N/A (Own Booking)

06.00 am: Wake up.

06.30 am: Breakfast and prepare for departure to Kathmandu. We will put you in the Tourist Bus which depart at 7.00 am in the morning, and your tour ends here.

NOTE: The bus ride to Kathmandu will take about 10 hours. Another option is to fly from Lumbini back to Kathmandu at an additional charge of USD142 or car (USD160/car).

Price & Terms

USD630 per pax (based on 2 pax). If you are travelling in a group of more than 2 pax, kindly write to us at sales@eyesonnepal.com and we will give you a special quotation.

What is included?

  • Accommodation x3 nights as per itinerary
  • As stated on itinerary
  • All land transportation.
  • Hotels transfers & Luggage handling
  • Airport transfers
  • Mineral water in car.
  • Driver x1
  • English Speaking Tour guide x1
  • Private Tour
  • All meals stated in the itinerary
    • Breakfast x3
    • Dinner x3
  • All entrance fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • Petrol & Parking fees.
  • 23% VAT (Government tax and service charge)

What is not included?

  • Visa application fee
    • USD30 for 15 days
    • USD50 for 30 days
    • USD125 for 90 days
  • Personal expenses.
  • Items that are mentioned as your own expense.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tipping to local guide, tour guide and driver.
  • Flight tickets to and from your country and within Nepal.

Important Notes

  • Time schedules in the itinerary are for reference. Changes of time and schedule will be advised by your tour guide depending on the situation, weather conditions, and road conditions during the tour.
  • Customers have to write in email for confirmation.
  • Payment phases:
    • 50% upon Confirmation,
    • 50% upon Pick up from your hotel.
  • Please note that the itineraries are subject to change. The schedule will always depend on the time available and weather conditions. Some of them can be cancelled without prior notice. There will be no refund upon cancellation if the guest does not keep to the agreed upon time, or if there are bad weather conditions. 
  • Any request for changes will be charged accordingly.

How to book?

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We kindly request that you fill in the online booking form. Otherwise, just provide us answers to the following questions directly through our email address sales@eyesonnepal.com

  • Subject: Lumbini Tilaurakot Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour
  • Name:
  • Preferred date of the tour:
  • Number of pax:
  • Hotel name (for pick up and drop off arrangements):

Once we receive your details, we will reply you with a proposed itinerary and official quotation.

  1. If you are satisfied with our itinerary and quotation, kindly send us your confirmation via email.
  2. We will then issue the Confirmation Order and Invoice to you.
  3. Following this, you should make a 50% deposit to us via PayPal or to our bank account.
  4. 50% deposit will be paid by your side via either PayPal or bank in to our Nepal Company account. The remaining amount can be deposited after arriving in Nepal.
  5. We will issue the official payment receipt to you once we receive the payment.

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