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Visit Nepal during Krishnastami Festival

Visit Nepal during Krishnastami Festival

Overview :

KRISHNASTAMI 
 ( BIRTHDAY OF LORD KRISHNA )

Celebrate life & Legend of Krishna by visiting a Nearby Krishna Temple on this Auspicious night .

The birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated as Krishn Ashtami. Krishna, the dark god revered as manifestation of Lord Vishnu, who taught warrior Arjuna the value of Karma in the Bhagwad Gita, was born at midnight on the eighth day of the dark moon of August.

To celebrate the birthday of this popular Hindu god, devotees flock to Krishna temples all over Nepal; Kathmandu Valley’s Krishna Mandir in Patan Durbar Square is also thronged by devotees on this day.

There, men and women from far and wide gather around the 17th century stone temple singing praises of Lord Krishna waiting for the midnight hour. Euphoric prayers and incantations fill the air, and small oil lamps are lit as a mark of felicitation and devotion to the deity.

Images of Lord Krishna are also carried around the city in processions accompanied by joyous crowds of followers and musical troupes. Along the lanes of old Kathmandu people display framed pictures of Krishna showing various episodes of his unique life.

This program takes you deep  into  the  Nepalese culture  and  you may also continue the regular  other  tours like   temple visits ,  jungle safari ,   scenic flight , scenic drive  .

Brief Itinerary :

Day 1 (31 Aug 2018)  : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4260 ft ) .

Day 2 (1 Sep 2018 ): Full day sightseeing  of Kathmandu .

Day 3 (2 Sep 2018) Participation at the Krishna Janmastami Celebration in Patan .

Day 4 (3 Sep 2018 ) : Drive to Chitwan for Jungle safari

Day 5 (4 Sep 2018 ):  In Chitwan full day jungle activities .

Day 6 (5 Sep 2018 ) : Chitwan to Pokhara

Day 7(6Sep 2018 ) : IN Pokhara

Day 8 (7Sep  2018 ) Pokhara to Kathmandu  by flight .

Day 9 (8 Sep 2018 ) : Departure !

Detail Itinerary :

Day 1( 31 Aug 2018) : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

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  in Patan

Day 2 (1 Sep 2018 ) : Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu .

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  in patan

Day 3 (2 Sep 2018) Participation at the Krishna Janmastami Celebration in Patan . Overnight at the hotel in Patan .

Today  before and after breakfast we will observe the various acitivities in Patan  .  It is very convenient as our hotel also situated in Patan only .Krishna Janmaasthami marks the birth of Hindu Lord Krishna who is the eighth incarnation of Hindu god Vishnu . Krishna is the charismatic character who is featured in the longest hindu epic MAHABHARAT. Pilgrims throng to Krishna temples all through out the country  and special ceremony is observed in the Patan Krishna temple at Durbar square. Varoius stages of Lord krishna is celebrated and  people seen  swinging lord krishna  with love and care.

 

Day 4 (3 Sep 2018 ) : Drive to Chitwan for Jungle safari

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 5 (4 Sep 2018 ) : 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 6 (5 Sep 18) : Chitwan to pokhar drive (165Kms / 6 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” . on arrival sightseeing of Pokhar  covering  Devi’s fall and Gupteswar cave . Evening  visit to Talbarahi temple  situated in the middle of the lake .  Overnight at the hotel .

Day 7(6Sep 2018 ) : IN Pokhara

Early morning excursion to Sarnagkot for sunrise over the Himlayas . Later  sightseeing of Pokhara  covering  Bindevasini Temple, KI Singh  bridge River gorge, Mountain mueseum  etc.

Time permiting OPTIONAL hike uphill to Peace Monastery and from here we will enjoy the great view of  Pokhara valley, Phewa lake and  the  long  range of Mt . Annapurna  . Evening free again to explore  lakeside  on your own . Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 8 (7 Sep 2018 ) Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight . Overnight in Kathmandu .

Morning free and later  transfer to the aiport in time to connect your flight to Kathmandu . IN the clear day this flight offers incredible views of th Annapurna Himalayas .  On arrival in Kathmandu  transfer to the hotel . Evenign  explore Thamel and some other  historical  area including Itumbahal , aakash Bhairabh, Bangemudha, Indra chowk and Ason for shopping and individual activities.  Evening farewell dinner . Overnight at the hotel .

Day 9 (8 Sep 2018 ) : Departure !

Transfer to the  airport  in time to connect  your international flight . Warm Farewell .

Services include:

  • All the required airport transfers
  • Airconditioned vehicle for transfers and sightseeing
  • Service of english speaking tour guide
  • Twin share accomodations
  • Daily breakfast
  • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner in Chitwan
  • Kathmandu-Patan- Chitwan –Pokhara drive
  • Entrance fees at the places of visit
  • National park fee, permits
  • All the jungle activities (canoe ride, elephant ride,vilage walk, nature walk etc )
  • Sightseeing and excursions as per the program .
  • 01 hour boating at Phewa Lake
  • Sunrise excursion to Sarangkot .
  • Pokhara –Kathmandu flight
  • Participation in festivities in Patan during Krishna Janmastami !
  • All the government taxes

 

Compliments :

Fresh flower garland on arrilval, 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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