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A visit to the Ancient Kapilavastu gives the visitors a brief insight on life of Prince Siddhartha and foundation of Buddhism. There are at least 130 identified archeological sites scattered throughout the Kapilavastu district. Seven of these sites are highly recommended to the visitors.

Tour Highlights to Ancient Kapilavastu

  •  Visit Tilaurakot, the Prince Siddhartha's hometown and the ancient capital city of Sakya Kingdom.
  • Visit Kudan, the ancient Nyigrodharama.
  • Visit the birth places of two early Buddhas, Krakuchhanda at Gotihawa and Kanakamuni at Niglihawa.
  • Visit Sagarhawa to pay homage to noble Sakyas who were massacred here.
  • Visit Araurakot, Sisaniya, Bikulikot etc.
  • Indulge in bird watching and leisure visit to Jagadispur Tal, the largest manmade reservoir in Nepal.
  • Enjoy the indigenous Tharu cultures at Jagadispur Tharu home-stay.
  • Village/cultural tours in the rural villages to experience the exceptional cultural beauties, rural livelihood and traditions.
  • Visit other pilgrimage and historic sites such as Tauleshwor Nath temple, Ramghat, Lakhman Ghat, Shivagadhi, Kapiladham, Shringi Ashram, Madhuban Dham etc.
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Tour Itineraries and Activities

i.   Day-Tour to Ancient Kapilavastu

  • Arrival in Taulihawa by public bus or private vehicle.
  • Visit Tilaurakot.
  • Visit Kapilavastu Museum.
  • Visit Kudan and Gotihawa.
  • Visit Niglihawa and Araurakot.
  • Visit Jagadispur reservoir.
  • Departure.
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ii.   1 Night and 2 Days Tour to Ancient Kapilavastu

  DAY 01:
  • Arrival in Taulihawa by private vehicle or public bus.
  • Visit Tilaurakot, the Ancient Capital city; feel spiritually awakened by visiting the Eastern Gate (Mahabhiniskramana Dwara), and other important monuments and sites in and around Tilaurakot.
  • Visit Kudan where Lord Sakyamuni Buddha met his father King Suddhodhana for the first time after enlightenment.
  • Visit Gotihawa, the birthplace of Krakuchhanda Buddha (the earlier Buddha).
  • Visit Sisaniya, the industrial city of Sakya era.
  • Observation of evening lighting and chanting ceremony at one of the Viharas at Kudan or Tilaurakot.
  • Stay at hotels/lodges in Taulihawa or at the Tharu home-stay in Jagadispur.
  DAY 02:
  • Visit Niglihawa: The birthplace of Kanakamuni Buddha (one of the earlier Buddhas of Bhadra Kalpa).
  • Visit Arourakot: The hometown of Kanakamuni Buddha.
  • Visit Sagarhawa: The massacre site of the Sakyas.
  • Lunch at Tharu homestay at Jagadispur village.
  • Visit Jagadispur Tal and enjoy bird watching, leisure walks and sightseeing.
  • Depart to the desired destination.
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iii.   2 Night and 3 Days Tour to Ancient Kapilavastu

  DAY 01: PROGRAMS AS SUGGESTED ABOVE.
  DAY 02: PROGRAMS AS SUGGESTED ABOVE AND STAY AT THE JAGADISPUR THARU HOMESTAY.
  • In the evening, stay at Tharu homestay and enjoy Tharu cultural dance.
  • Spend leisure time near the reservoir watching the tranquil lake environment and birds from the view tower.
  DAY 03: SIGHTSEEING TOUR TO OTHER PILGRIMAGE, CULTURAL AND NATURAL SITES
  • Enjoy guided jungle walk to Tilaurakot Sajhedhari Forest and ancient Bhagirathi river (Banganga river).
  • Enjoy fishing and swimming in the Banganga river.
  • Visit Banganga Laxman Ghat.
  • Day hiking and trekking to Churia hill through Madhuban Dham, Kapiladham and Shringi Ashram.
  • Visit Shivagadhi with 1-2 hours of hiking.
  • Hike back to Dhankhola and depart to the desired destination.
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