Embark on a transformative journey through Kushinagar and Nepal’s sacred sites. Explore the Mahaparinirvana Temple in Kushinagar, where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. In Nepal, visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, and experience the serenity of the Lumbini Garden. Immerse yourself in the spirituality of Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Encounter divine devotion, delve into rich history, and embrace cultural traditions. “Divine Encounters” offers a profound exploration of spirituality and cultural heritage in these captivating destinations.
Arrive in Kushinagar, India.
Visit the Mahaparinirvana Temple, which marks the spot where Lord Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana (final enlightenment).
Explore the Ramabhar Stupa, the cremation site of Lord Buddha.
Spend the evening exploring the local markets and enjoying the local cuisine.
Depart from Kushinagar and travel to Lumbini, Nepal (approximately 4-5 hours by road).
Visit the Lumbini Garden, the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Explore the sacred Mayadevi Temple, the Ashokan Pillar, and various monasteries in the area.
Overnight stay in Lumbini.
Continue exploring Lumbini and its surroundings.
Visit the Sacred Garden, which includes various monastic zones and the World Peace Pagoda.
Explore the Lumbini Museum to learn about the history and significance of the site.
Enjoy a serene boat ride on the nearby Tilaurakot Lake. Proceed to Kathmandu by road.
Arrive in Kathmandu and check into your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Start your exploration by visiting the iconic Boudhanath Stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest stupas in the world. Take some time to walk around the stupa, observe the prayer rituals, and soak in the spiritual atmosphere.
Afterward, head to Kathmandu Durbar Square, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the ancient palaces, temples, and architectural wonders in the area.
Visit the nearby KumariGhar, the residence of the living goddess Kumari. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the Kumari herself during one of her appearances at the window.
Enjoy dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant, where you can savor local delicacies like momo (dumplings) and dal bhat (lentil soup with rice).
Start your day by visiting the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Explore the temple complex, observe the religious rituals, and witness the cremation ceremonies taking place on the riverbanks.
Next, head to the Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple. Climb the stairs to reach the stupa and enjoy panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley. Explore the surrounding shrines, temples, and monasteries.
In the afternoon, visit the Patan Durbar Square in the city of Patan, just a short drive from Kathmandu. Admire the impressive architecture, including the ancient royal palace, temples, and the famous Krishna Mandir.
Take a leisurely stroll through the narrow streets of Patan, observing the traditional Newari architecture and visiting artisan workshops.
Return to Kathmandu and spend your evening exploring the bustling streets of Thamel, a popular tourist district known for its shops, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.
If time permits before your departure, you can visit any sites you may have missed or revisit your favorite locations for some additional exploration or shopping.
Check out from your hotel and proceed to the airport for your onward journey.