Nepal Buddhist Circuit (6n/7d)

Lumbini Garden the birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha

Lumbini Garden the birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha

Day 1: Arrive Bhairawa
Arrive at Bhairawa. Meet, assist and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Sagarhawa
AM: Drive to Sagarhawa to pay homage to the Shakyas who had met a tragic event. Sagarhawa is a forest where the ruins of ancient water tanks were excavated in 1885 and is known as a Massacare Palace of Shakyas. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Gothihawa & Kudan
AM: Drive to Gothihawa – an important historical archaeological and religious site in Kapilvastu which is known as the birthplace of Krakuchanda Buddha as well as where he attained Nirvana. PM: Drive to Kudan where the remains of Nigrodharma was found and as per P.C Mukherjee, is the place where King Sudhodhana (Sakyamini Buddha’s father) met lord Buddha. Some scholars believe that this is Kshemavati and is the birthplace of Krakuchanda Buddha. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4:    Niglihawa & Arorakot
AM: Drive to Niglihawa, the birthplace of Kanakmani Buddha who came earlier than Shakyamuni Buddha. It is believed that Chinese Pilgrims Fa Hien and Yuan-Chwang visited Niglihawa. Who later described Kanakmuni stupa and Ashoka pillar in their travel account. PM: Drive to Arorakot, natal town of Buddha. This trip will take you back to the times when Buddha was born. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Tilourakot
AM: Drive to Tilourakot. As per P.C Mukherjee this is the exact site of ancient Kapilvastu where king Sudhodahana, Shakyamuni Buddha’s fathers palace was situated. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Lumbini
Visit to the holy place of Lumbini garden the birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Ramgram  
AM: Drive to Ramgram. This is the Kingdom of Ramgram one of the eight kings who obtained Buddha’s relic and built a pagoda named Ramgram Pagoda where the dragon King paid his homage as well as where elephants were found meditating.

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