The Buddha Purnima Festival in Nepal

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Enjoy the Buddha Purnima Festival in Nepal

Buddha Jayanti is a holiday traditionally celebrated in most of East Asia to commemorate the birth of Siddhartha Gautam later Gautam Buddha. Buddha Purnima also is known as Buddha Jayanti in Nepal is widely celebrated by both Hindus and Buddhist in Nepal. Nepal observes a public holiday on this auspicious occasion.

Budhha was born on full moon day he achieved nirvana on the same day and left this world on the same day of Baishak Sukla Purnima. This day is well celebrated as Buddha Purnima festival by Buddhist all around the globe.

This Buddha Purnima festival in Nepal is observed and special programs are held in Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. Pilgrims from different nations gather to light the candles and memorize Buddha and his immoral teachings.

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu at the Tribhuwan International Airport.

Day 2: After breakfast visit Nomobuddha for celebration Buddha Purnima.

Day 3: After breakfast visit Swoyambhu, Boudha and Patan ( Golden temple).

Day 4: Final departure.

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu at the Tribhuwan International Airport.

Arrival Kathmandu at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will find our representative awaiting your arrival with our office vehicle to pick you up and drop you to your designated hotel. Your first overnight in the valley of temples.

Day 2: After breakfast visit Nomobuddha for celebration Buddha Purnima.

It’s a new day and after breakfast, we get set for our tour of Namo Buddha, a hilltop Buddhist shrine, located about 40km from the city. Legend has it that Lord Buddha in his previous birth saved a dying tigress and her cubs from starvation by offering to feed them with his own flesh. According to local legend, his bones are enshrined in an old Buddhist stupa that lies at the top of the hill. We visit this stupa, Light the buttered candles and remember Buddha and its teachings for world peace. Visit a Tibetan monastery (Thrangu Tashe Yangste Monastery) located nearby. don't forget to click the pictures and make memories of a life time.

Day 3: After breakfast visit Swoyambhu, Boudha and Patan ( Golden temple).

After breakfast, we head the Swoyambhunath Temple. Located on a hilltop, Swoyambhunath is regarded as the first temple in Kathmandu valley. Though a famous Buddhists shrine it has both Hindu and Buddhist temples inside the monastery area. Enjoy a 360-degree view of Kathmandu Valley from the temple.

Later we proceed to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. A protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, Boudhanath Stupa is regarded as the most important centre of Tibetan Buddhism outside Tibet. The monastery has been recently refurbished after the earthquake in 2015 A.D Later, drive to Patan Durbar Square. Patan is one of the three medieval cities in the valley. Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site houses a palace complex dating back to the Malla dynasty and several Hindu and Buddhist shrines. We will visit a Buddhist temple Hiranya Varna Maha Vihar, also known as Golden Temple, Patan palace which houses a museum, Mahaboudha – a 14th-century Buddhist temple made of terracotta bricks engraved with images of Lord Buddha.

Day 4: Final departure.

Final departure for your connecting flight home sweet home with loads of Nepali memories. If you are interested in any other further tours do let us know. We have a wide variety of holiday plans for you.

Accommodation

Your accommodation in Kathmandu will be made in 3-4-5* star hotels of your choice. All hotel rates are based on BB unless otherwise stated. Accommodations in the valley are comfortable and as close as it gets to home. The options are many for your hotel stay…the choice exclusively yours.

Dining

The choices are a delicatessen’s delight in the valley for visitors with vibrant taste buds. You will find cuisines from almost every corner of the planet in this ancient city. Most tourists’ based hotels and resorts are sensitive to the hygienic requirements in the preparation of all food and beverage items when catering to tourists’ visiting Nepal.

This fare is only for tourists with Indian Nationality, for nationals from other countries please contact us.

Cost Inclusion

  • 3N Hotel Accommodation  @ Kathmandu with Breakfast plan in twin sharing basis
  • Arrival & Departure International Airport
  • Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation in A/C Private vehicle as specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance Fee as specified in the itinerary
  • Driver cum guide below 4 PAX

Cost Exclusion

  • Drinks and bar menu
  • Telephone & laundry
  • Daily Meals (lunch & dinner)
  • Personal expenses
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Any accidental and emergency support (if any)
  • Driver and guide tips
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Domestic and International Air Tickets
  • Extra activities other than above itinerary
  • Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Namobuddha

Trip Information

Tour Code: RH/SSH/04

Package: Kathmandu

Accommodations: Budget/Standard/Deluxe

Transportation: Private Transfer

Starts & Ends in: Kathmandu

Activities: Sightseeing Tour

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