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4 Weeks ago   June 29, 2024   Visted:142  

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SACRED JOURNEY: From birthplace to world peace
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Immerse yourself in the serenity of the Sacred Garden and its surroundings, alongside breathtaking architectural monuments from various countries, for a profound spiritual journey.. 
Tour Highlights: 
Mayadevi Temple: Stand in awe before Gautam Buddha's birth marker stone, enveloped by the temple's sacred aura.
Peace Flame: Light a flame symbolizing peace and sanctity, wishing for global harmony.
Architectural Wonders: Explore majestic structures representing countries that embrace Buddha's teachings.
World Peace Pagoda: Travel from the Sacred Garden to the World Peace Pagoda, enjoying the melodies of birds and the timeless beauty of nature.


Itinerary:
Day 1: 
Arrival in Lumbini: Visit the Mayadevi Temple, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites, and experience its eternal purification.
Guided Briefing: Learn about the birth, life, and teachings of Lord Buddha from an experienced Lumbini tour guide.
Historical Monuments: Explore significant monuments, including, Mayadevi Temple, the Marker Stone, Sacred Pond, Asoka Pillar, stupas and monasteries etc.
Evening Rituals: Offer lights at the birthplace of Lord Buddha or join evening lighting and chanting ceremonies, especially during the full moon.
Meditation Sessions: Participate in meditation sessions in the serene atmosphere of Buddha's birthplace.
Day 2:
Experience International Monasteries: Explore an array of monasteries constructed by various countries, each showcasing unique architectural styles and religious artistry. Immerse yourself in their serene atmospheres, appreciating the diverse cultural interpretations of Buddhist teachings. Take time to pray, meditate, and reflect, allowing the tranquil surroundings to enhance your spiritual journey.
Day 3: 
Enrich Your Lumbini Experience: Begin your journey at the Visitors' Information Center and the Lumbini Museum, where you can delve into the rich history, archaeology, and heritage of Lumbini and Buddhism. Pay homage to Buddha at the World Peace Pagoda in New Lumbini Village. Conclude your day with a visit to the Lumbini Crane Sanctuary, appreciating its natural beauty and serene environment.
BUDDHIST TRILOGY: Journey through Three Buddhas
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Explore the land of the three Buddhas, uncovering ancient ruins, excavation stories, and the life and teachings of Buddha while traveling through Kapilavastu and Rupandehi.
Tour Highlights:
Sacred Garden of Lumbini: Be enchanted by ancient treasures and magnificent monasteries.
Historical Sites: Visit Kudan, Niglihawa, Gotihawa, Tilaurakot, and other sites rich with Buddha's history.
Spiritual Engagement: Participate in serene meditations, offer prayers, and immerse yourself in Buddhist teachings.
Itinerary:
Day 1:
Introduction to Gautam Buddha: Begin early with an introduction to Gautam Buddha.
Mayadevi Temple: Visit the Mayadevi Temple and explore the monastic zones.
Day 2:
World Peace Pagoda: Morning visit to the World Peace Pagoda.
Lumbini Crane Sanctuary: Observe cranes at the Lumbini Crane Sanctuary.
Lumbini Museum: Learn about archaeological findings at the Lumbini Museum.
Day 3:
Historical Sites: Travel to Gotihawa and Niglihawa, birthplaces of Krakuchhanda Buddha and Kanakamuni Buddha.
Gautam Buddha's Relics: After lunch, visit the site of Gautam Buddha's relics at Ramagram.


3. EXPLORE LUMBINI: A Cultural, Natural, and Village Adventure
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Discover the birthplace of Sakyamuni Buddha, explore ancient cities, visit the Crane Sanctuary and Jagadishpur Reservoir, and experience the charm of surrounding rural villages.
Tour Highlights:
Sacred Garden: Explore the Sacred Garden, monastic zones, and ancient cities connected to Buddha's life.
Rural Villages: Visit rural villages that have preserved the birthplace of Gautam Buddha for centuries.
Natural Escapes: Witness the Crane Sanctuary and Jagadishpur Wetland, rich in natural beauty and wildlife.
Itinerary:
Day 1:
Sacred Garden: Begin your journey by exploring the Sacred Garden, discovering ancient treasures and significant monasteries outlined in the Lumbini Master Plan.
Day 2:
Rural Villages: Visit a nearby rural village that has preserved the heritage of Buddha's birthplace. Interact with locals and learn about their traditional way of life.
Day 3:
Crane Sanctuary: Explore the Crane Sanctuary, enjoying the diverse birdlife and serene natural surroundings.
Jagadishpur Reservoir: Visit the Jagadishpur Reservoir, a Ramsar site, to experience the tranquil lake and observe additional wildlife.


4. HERITAGE ODYSSEY: Explore Archaeological Tour
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Embark on a journey into the rich archaeological heritage, delving deep into the historical significance of Lumbini, Kapilvastu, and Devdaha.
Tour Highlights:
Mayadevi Temple Ruins: Discover the ancient ruins inside the Mayadevi Temple and explore the surrounding remains of the Sacred Garden.
Sacredness of Ramagram: Experience the sacred site of Ramagram, studying the ruins beneath a giant tree and paying homage to an unopened stupa believed to contain Buddha's relics.
Ancient Sites Exploration: Visit Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gotihawa, Niglihawa, Bhawanipur, and other historic cities. These sites feature ruins spanning centuries, including artifacts dating back to the 10th century BCE.
Itinerary:
Day 1:
Sacred Garden Remains: Explore the ancient remains surrounding the Sacred Garden, including various stupas and the Asoka Pillar. Immerse yourself in the ancient heritage of Buddhism.
Lumbini Museum and Research Institute: Visit the Lumbini Museum and Lumbini International Research Institute to deepen your understanding of the region's historical significance.
Day 2:
Tilaurakot: Journey to Tilaurakot and delve into its ancient ruins.
Historic Sites Exploration: Explore Kudan, Niglihawa, Gotihawa, and other significant sites linked to the life of Buddha. Learn about the excavation stories and historical narratives associated with these archaeological treasures.
Day 3:
Ramagram: Visit the sacred site of Ramagram, nestled beneath a giant tree, to contemplate its serene atmosphere and pay homage to the unopened stupa believed to hold Buddha's relics.
Bhawanipur and Other Historic Cities: Explore Bhawanipur and other historic cities, marveling at ruins from different centuries and reflecting on their enduring historical importance.


5. Cultural Tours
To enrich visitors with village experiences, some must-visit villages include:
Ekala: This village, divided into "small" and "big" Ekala, offers cultural sightseeing and birdwatching at the nearby Lake Karbolaha Crane Sanctuary, as well as the opportunity to visit a local mosque.
Khudabagar: Known for its excellent birdwatching trails around Punnihawa Lake, this village also features the Tharu Museum, providing insights into the indigenous Tharu culture.
Tenuhawa: Offering a window into Muslim culture, Tenuhawa features a prominent mosque and showcases traditional farming practices and indigenous crafts. Visitors can also explore the crane sanctuary.
Lumbini Adarsha: This gateway to ancient villages like Padariya, Manauri, and Khungai features archaeological sites, Shiva shrines, and glimpses into traditional lifestyles.
Madhuvani: Situated along the Koilihawa River, Madhuvani enchants visitors with its birdwatching opportunities and panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Sacred Hindu temples dot the village landscape.
Mahilwar: This comprehensive village tour encompasses several villages, including Budhanipur, Mahilwari, Tharuiniya Wetland, Semrahna, and Lakshmipur, offering a diverse cultural tapestry of farming, handicrafts, and local traditions.
These village experiences not only complement the spiritual and historical significance of Lumbini but also provide a unique opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the living traditions that continue to shape the region's cultural identity.

 

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