Best of Nepal - Kathmandu Lumbini Pokhara Tour
Kathmandu Lumbini Pokhara Tour package includes your visit to the main highlights of landmark destination in Nepal which is Kathmandu, Lumbini and Pokhara. We have place our emphasis on highlighting the visit of world heritages sites and mountain profile in your cultural package trip to Kathmandu Lumbini Pokhara tour.
Kathmandu is the capital and bustling city having many cultural world heritages site in small area. Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buddha, founder of Buddhism a pilgrimage site of the Buddhist around the world. Pokhara is situated at an altitude of 900m and at the lap of Annapurna range.It is a scenic city with beautiful landscapes of mountain, valleys, lakes and gorges.
Places of interest in Lumbini:
World Peace Pagoda:
The stupa is outside the scared garden of Lumbini. It takes around 45 minutes stroll to reach the sites. It was built by the Japanese monk.It is a fascinating place to view the sunset as well the ambience of peace and beautiful.
Lumbini Crane Sanctuary:
The surrounding wetland area of the stupa is protected for rare Sarus Cranel. 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. There lies the ruins of huge structural with the cluster of four mounds and a tank. On the top of the strutual mound is the image of linga, dedicated to Shiva.
It is a small village situated 5 km southwest of Thaulihawa, there lies Ashoka pillar in a slab. The upper portion of the pillar is broken but the lower portion is still intact measuring 3.5m. In the adjoining place lies a huge stupa with successive rings of wedge shaped Mauryan bricks.
It is situated 8 km northwest of Taulihawa, The place has quadrangular tank surrounded by bushes, locally it is called Niglisagar. There lies the two broken Ashokan pillar, the longer one is lying flat on the ground and the shorter one is stuck into the ground. On the shorter pillar, there is an inscription written in Brahami script which translates as a 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 himself and worshipped and caused this stone pillar to be erected.
Several beautiful shrines and monasteries have been built by devotees belonging from different Buddhist countries. A visit to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, is not only for spiritual enlightenment but also for solace and satisfaction that one gets in such a calm and peaceful environment.
The Ashoka Pillar:
In 1895, Feuhrer, a famous German archaeologist, discovered the great pillar while wandering about the foothills of the Churia range. This is the first epigraphic finding in relation to the life history of Buddha. Further exploration and excavation of the surrounding area revealed the evidence finding relating to the existence of a brick temple and a sandstone sculpture within the temple itself which depicts the scenes of the Buddha's birth.
Places to visit in Pokhara
The Mayadevi Temple:
The is the most important shrine at Lumbini dedicated to the mother of Gautama Buddha. Which enshrines the traditional site of the Buddha's birth. It 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 there 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 peak of the hill is approx 1400m and worth going up as the Annapurna mountain ranges gets the first ray of the sun in the morning changing with mesmerising colors, the Machhapuchare, the Fishtail looks more closer, the whole scenario gives a pleasing atmosphere.
The 17th century temple dedicated to Durga. It is one of the popular Hindu temple. In the morning, lot of people visits here for worshiping.
Mahendra Cave :
It is a natural cave made of limestone and a popular one. It has a huge entrance and worth seeing inside the cave. There are lots of electric bulbs lights and see the formation of rocks and some of the rocks have taken shape to 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 new established museum dedicated to mountains of Nepal and the climbers. The museum displays the gears used by many of the first Himalayan assents and photos covering the history, culture, fauna and flora of the Himalayas etc.
In local dialogue, it is called the Patale Chhango,it is also a popular destination for the tourist. The water of the river vanishes in a deep gorge. The sound of the river is loud but one can see only the vapour coming up.
It is the second largest lake of Nepal. Boating around the lake is the main highlight of the sightseeing where you can have the reflection of the Mt. Machhapuchhre, the Fishtail along with the Annapurna range on the surface of the lake. The lake is vast and the boating is relaxing after sightseeing around Pokhara. On the small island in the lake lies the Varahi Temple. Lot of people visits the temple for worshiping. We stop there for some time to stroll around and enjoy the sighting of the fishes in water. From here on the other side you can see the towering White Peace Pagoda.