Best of Nepal - Kathmandu Lumbini Pokhara Tour
The Kathmandu Lumbini Pokhara Tour package includes your visit to the main highlights of Nepal's landmark destinations: Kathmandu, Lumbini, and Pokhara. We have emphasized highlighting the visit of world heritage sites and mountain profiles in your cultural package trip to Kathmandu Lumbini Pokhara tour.
Kathmandu is the capital and bustling city, having many cultural world heritage sites in a small area. Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, and a pilgrimage site of Buddhists worldwide. Pokhara is situated at an altitude of 900m and the lap of the Annapurna range. It is a scenic city with beautiful landscapes of mountains, valleys, lakes, and gorges.
Places of Interest in Lumbini:
World Peace Pagoda:
The Stupa is outside the sacred garden of Lumbini. It takes around 45 minutes stroll to reach the sites. A Japanese monk built it. It is a fascinating place to view the sunset and the ambiance of peace and beauty.
Lumbini Crane Sanctuary:
The surrounding wetland area of the Stupa is protected from rare Sarus Cranel. Therefore, especially in the evening, it is a great place to enjoy the sighting of Cranes.
It is situated 27 km west, where lies the historic city of Kapilavastu. It used to be then the Shakya Dynasty. The remains of the palace, mounds of old Stupas, and monasteries made of kiln-burnt bricks and clay mortars are still in existence.
It is a small village situated 2 km southwest of Thaulihawa. The ruins of massive structures lie with a cluster of four mounds and a tank. On the top of the structural mound is the image of Linga, dedicated to Shiva.
It is a small village situated 5 km southwest of Thaulihawa; an Ashoka pillar is on a slab. The upper portion of the pillar is broken, but the lower part is still intact, measuring 3.5m, a massive Stupa with successive rings of wedge-shaped Mauryan bricks in the adjoining place.
It is situated 8 km northwest of Taulihawa; the place has a quadrangular tank surrounded by bushes; locally, it is called Niglisagar. The two broken Ashokan pillars; the longer one lies flat on the ground, and the shorter one is stuck into the ground. On the shorter pillar is an inscription written in Brahmi script, which translates as King Piyadasi beloved of the gods, after 14 years of his coronation, enlarged for the second time the Stupa of Buddha Kanaka Muni. And after 20 years of his coronation, he came and worshiped and caused this stone pillar to be erected.
Devotees from different Buddhist countries have built several beautiful shrines and monasteries. A visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, is not only for spiritual enlightenment but also for the solace and satisfaction one gets in such a calm and peaceful environment.
The Ashoka Pillar:
In 1895, Fuehrer, a famous German archaeologist, discovered the great pillar while wandering about the foothills of the Churia range. This is the first epigraphy finding about the life history of Buddha. Further exploration and excavation of the surrounding area revealed evidence of the existence of a brick temple and a sandstone sculpture within the temple, which depicts the scenes of the Buddha's birth.
Places to visit in Pokhara
The Mayadevi Temple:
The most important shrine at Lumbini dedicated to the mother of Gautama Buddha, which enshrines the traditional site of the Buddha's birth, is pointed out by scholars that the temple of Maya Devi was constructed over the foundations of more than one earlier temple or Stupa.
Puskarni the Scared Pond:
On the south of the Maya Devi temple is the famous sacred bathing pool known as Puskarni. It is believed that Maha Devi took a holy dip in this pool before the delivery and then where the infant Gautama Buddha was given his first purification bath.
A vantage point to see the Himalayan ranges. The hill's peak is approximately 1400m and worth going up as the Annapurna mountain ranges get the first ray of the sun in the morning, changing with mesmerizing colors; the Machhapuchare and the Fishtail look more closely, the whole scenario gives a pleasing atmosphere.
The 17th-century temple was dedicated to Durga. It is one of the famous Hindu temples. In the morning, a lot of people visit here for worship.
It is a natural cave made of limestone and a popular one. It has a monumental entrance and is worth seeing inside the cave. There are many electric bulb lights, and you know the formation of rocks; some of the stones have taken the shape of a Lingam, featuring the symbol of Shiva and Ganesh, the elephant-headed god.
Seti River Gorge:
The deep gorge can be viewed from the Bridge of Seti River; the water is milky white below 50m.
International Mountain Museum
It is a newly established museum dedicated to the mountains of Nepal and the climbers. The museum displays the gear used by many of the first Himalayan assents and photos covering the history, culture, fauna, and flora of the Himalayas.
In local dialogue, it is called the Patale Chango, a popular destination for tourists. The water of the river vanishes in a deep gorge. The sound of the river is loud, but one can see only the vapor coming up.
It is the second-largest lake in Nepal. Boating around the lake is the main highlight of the sightseeing, where you can have the reflection of Mt. Machhapuchhre, the Fishtail, and the Annapurna range on the lake's surface. The lake is vast, and the boating is relaxing after sightseeing around Pokhara. On the small island in the lake lies the Varahi Temple. A lot of people visit the temple for worship. We stop there for some time to stroll around and enjoy the sighting of the fish in the water. On the other side, you can see the towering White Peace Pagoda.