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Nepal with Ram Navami Festival

Nepal with Ram Navami Festival

Overview :

RamNavami is a spring Hindu festival that Celebrates the birthday of God Ram .  He is Particularly important to the Vaishanbism tradition of Hinduism, as the seventh avatar of Vishnu.

It is celebrated mostly fondly by Nepali people, visiting nearby temple of Lord Ram with flowers and other offerings. For Hindus, Lord Ram symbolizes “the ideal man”. His victory overn Ravan is seen as the manifestation of good over evil even in the most dire situations.

Ram or Vishnu temples all over Kathmandu valley and in different parts of Nepal are thronged with devotees on this day. Ram Mandir in Battisputali, Changu Narayan in Bhaktapur, and Budhanilkantha Temple, Ichangu Narayan and Bichangu Narayan in Kathmandu outskirts are filled with devotees on this day. The Ram Janaki Temple in Janakpur hosts thousands of visitors on this day and Ramnavami is mainly celebrated . The celebration is very special here because  the Ram’s wife Sita is said to be from this town of Janakpur .  Landmark of Janakpur is the Janaki Temle , a palatial confection of building in the Mughal Style , the temple is supposed to mark the spot where a golden image of Sita was discovered in 1657 and presumably, where the virtuous princess actually lived.  The temple is named after the king Janak , the father of  princess Sita .

After janakpur  visit to Chitwan National Park is absoulately  significant and interesting .   We will spend next  two days sightsing  the wildlife  .

Brief Itinerary :

Day 1 (20 March 19 ) : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4260 ft ) . PM: Half day Sightseeing .  Overnight at the hotel  in Bhaktapur

Day 2 (21 March 19): Fullday tours of UNESCO  Heritage sites

Day 3 (22 March 19 ) :  Fly form Kathmandu to Janakpur

Day 4 (23 March19 ) : Free day in Janakpur

Day 5(24 March 19 ) : Janakpur- Chitwan drive

Day 6 (25 March 19 ) : In Chitwan

Day 7 ( 26 March 19 ) : Chitwan Kathmandu

Day 8 ( 27 March 19 )  Departure

Moring free until your departure. Later  transfer to the airport  in time to connect your international flight .

Detail  Itinerary :

Day 1 (22 March 19 ) : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4260 ft ). PM: Half day Sightseeing . Overnight at the hotel in Bhaktapur

On Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu you will be  met and greeted by Global Asia Tours & Travel’s represenatative  and transferred to your centrally located hotel .  After brief rest  you will be taken for a quick city tours  covering  Swayambhunath /Monkey temple ( 2000 years) Buddhist stupa .  After this  we visit  (time permiting ) Kathmandu Durbar Square, the cultural center of Kathmandu valley  where the world’s only living goddess  KUMARI is housed.  Evening  Typical Nepalese dinner with dance .   Overnight at the hotel .

Day 2 (23 March 19): Fullday tours of UNESCO Heritage sites .

After breakfast at the hotel  you will be met by our guide for the full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley covering  PASHUPATINATH, BOUHDANATH & PATAN .

First in the morning we visit  to Pashupatinath  , the holiest hindu temple  situated at the bank of Bagmati river . This is one of the most sacred Hindu temple  in the world dedicated to lordg Shiva.  This temple exist to 200 years  BC  . Near the temple  we can see the crematoriums in the bank of Bagmati river  where local hindus observe the death rituals.  From here we continue to tour to  Boudhanath which is the largest  stupa in the world . It looms 36 m high with 4 paits of eyes facing th four cardinal  driections .  It was built in 5th Century  in an octagonal foundation representing Mandala ( Lotus ) .  Thousands of people from Tibetan origin live in this area  and there dozens of massive Tibetan Monasteries.  From here we  visit to  Patan , the city of  arts and architecture . Enchanting rows of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples makes this city more beautiful. The interesting things to see here are Local Bazaar, Palace square, Krishna temple, Patan museum, stone fountains, Golden temple , Kumbheswar temple, Mahaboudha temple (temple of 9000 Buddhas) . Evening free and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 (24 March 19 ) : Fly form Kathmandu to Janakpur

Morning after breakfast  fly from Kathmandu to Janakpur the  eastern  Mithila town of Nepal which is indisputably the Terai’s most fascinating  city ofen called Janakpurdham ( holy city ) .  The landmark of Janakpur is Janaki temple , the moghul style temple  now is the UNESCO world heritage site .  The stories of famous Epic Ramarayan are also derived from Janakpur .  Other places to visit are RAM SITA Vivah Mandap ( wedding platform )  a place where Lord Ram and Princess Sita tied nuptical knots . Apart from the above Janakpur is known for  Holy ponds  such as Dhanush Sagar, Ganga Sagar .  For 3000 years  , Brahman women of the region once know as Mithila have maintained as unbroken tradition of Mithila arts /Paintings  . Overnight at the hotel .

Day 4 (23 March19 ) : Obsereve Ram Navami Festival in Janakpur

From early moring various celebartion  on the  birth of Lord Ram . He was born on the ninth day of Chaitra( March /april ) and this day is celebrated by all the Hindus  as the RAM NAVAMI .  People celebrate this festival  going in Large number from one temple to another. Special Bhajan (Rhymes)/kirtan  are performed during this festival . It will be lifetime experience  for us to observe all this festivities. Overnight at the hotel in Janakpur .

Day 5 (24 March 19 ) : Janakpur- Chitwan drive ( 4 hrs )

Morning after breafkast  we drive to  Chitwan  for Jungle safari. .  On arrival in Chitwna check in at the hotel and activity  briefing by the camp manager . Lunch will be served .   PM :  Elephant briefing . Late afternoon village  walk /bullock cart ride  to the surrounding  farmland/viallge . Evening overnight at the resort .

Day 6 (25 March 19 ) : In Chitwan

Early morning wake up call and tea , coffee/cookies will be served .  Later elephant  back safari  in the jungle . During this safari  there are plenty of opportunity   to see  one horn rhino, deer, monkeys, wild boar,  bears,peacocks , various species of birds and  perhaps even a tiger . On return you will have your breakfast  at the resort .

In the afternoon  depending on the season : Afternoon: depending upon the season, elephant bathing will be held on the Rapti River, and you are welcome to join in giving the elephants a scrub.

 

PM: After Lunch  you will be taken for a traditional dug-out canoe on the Rapti river. On this silent river ride you will get an opportunity to view aquatic birds and see animals on the river banks. And at the end  we will visit Gharial (Crocodile) Breeding Centre.  From this place nature walk  in the jungle and back to the  resort .  Evening  dinner followed by Tharu Cultural Dance . Overnight at the resort .

Day 7 (26March 19) : Chitwan to Kathmandu drive (175Kms / 7 hrs )

Time permiting , we go for bird watching to the nearby community forest. Chitwan is the home to over 450 species of birds .   Later Drive to Pokhara (165 km)  the lake city of Nepal . Tony Hagen,  a known Swiss Geologist  who has walked over 14000 kilometers in Nepal  called it “ one of the most extraoridinary and beautiful places in the whole world”  Later drive back to Kathmandu enroute   cable car ride to Manakamana temple  . Arrive Kathmandu in the evening . Farewell dinner . Over night at the hotel .

Day 8( 27 March 19 ) : Departure !

Morning free until Departure . Later transfer to the airport in time connect the international flight .

Services include:

  • All the required airport transfers
  • Airconditioned vehicle for transfers and sightseeing
  • Service of english speaking tour guide
  • Twin share accomodations
  • Daily breakfast
  • Kathmandu–Janakpur flight
  • Janakpur-Chitwan –Kathmandu drive
  • Entrance fees at the places of visit
  • Sightseeing and excursions as per the program .
  • Participation in RamNavami Festival
  • All the meals in Chitwan
  • All the jungle activities ( elephant ride, canoe ride, village walk, jungle walk etc )
  • All the government taxes and festival surcharges

 

Compliments:

Fresh flower garland on arrival, welcome drinks, service of tour officer , farewell dinner , 01 bottle of mineral water  every day during sightseeing), farewell scarf on departure .

 

Services exclude :

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees /Passort fees
  • International flight cost
  • Emergency rescue
  • Optional tours like Mountain flight , Cable car, rafting .
  • Expenses of personal nature like drinks/barbills , internet, laundry, telephone, postage, tipping/gratuities
  • Expenses arising from from flight delays, flight cancellations, bad weather ,  road blockade,landslides, riots,political reasons ,natural calamities, incidents beyond our control.
  • Rooms/hotels upgrading
  • Services other than included.

In case suddend change in festival dates  and any expense arising from this reason .

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