Kathmandu/ Chitwan/ Janakpur

  • Kathmandu/ Chitwan/ Janakpur
  • Kathmandu/ Chitwan/ Janakpur
  • Kathmandu/ Chitwan/ Janakpur
8

Days

Trip Facts

  • Best Season Throught the year
  • Trek Difficulty No
  • Walking Days No
  • Trip Start Place Kathmandu
  • Trip End Place Kathmandu

Attraction

  • Birth place of Goddess Sita  “Janakpur”.
  • The most significant temple of hinduism Janaki temple.
  • Close view to Chitwan National Park and do Jungle activities.
  • Get a chance to visit and know about Tharu village.

Kathmandu Chitwan Janakpur

 

Kathmandu

In Kathmandu it seems that around every corner there is something to see. Kathmandu boasts no less than seven UNESCO cultural heritage sites. Its buildings and monuments display a significant variety of historic and artistic accomplishment.

Besides the more obvious landmarks there are far too many temples and places of interest to the list. We are therefore very keen to help you discover more than the normal tourist package. For many a trip to Nepal would be incomplete without delving deeper into the culture and lifestyle of Nepal.

Other options

But it’s not all about these architectural and cultural wonders!

You will have many opportunitis to engage in a wide range of spiritual and sporting activities.  Mountains encompass the Kathmandu valley. These mountains have a vast and too often overlooked  potential for adventure.

 

Chitwan

Chitwan National Park ( formerly Royal Chitwan National Park) was the first national park in Nepal.  Established in 1973 it was granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. It covers an area of 932 km2 (360 sq miles). The park is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal. It lies in the districts of Nawalparasi , Parsa, Chitwan and Makwanpur.

Activities


Elephant back safari is the most popular and adventurous way to encounter the scores of wild animals in the park. These range from rare one-horned rhinos to elusive Royal Bengal Tigers besides hundreds of species of birds and reptiles.

The experienced Mahouts will take you deep into the forest to ensure more close up sightings of animals. We believe this is the best way to make your journey more enjoyable.

Of the two elephant-breeding centres that exist in the world one lies in the Chitwan National Park. In Nepal the elephant is fast becoming endangered therefore the centre was established to help increase its numbers. You will have an opportunity to visit the breeding centre.

Jungle walks provide great opportunities to view the wild animals close up, and bird watching is definitely best on foot.

Janakpur

 

Janakpur is also known as Janakpurdham and was founded in the 18th century. According to legend Janakpurdham was the capital of the Videha dynasty that ruled ancient Mithila.

Janakpur has a substantial tourism industry due to its significance in Hinduism. It is the birth place of Goddess Sita.

The Nepal Railways operates between Janakpur and India. The Janakpur zone is the place where ancient Maithili culture originated. It has the birthplace of the Chhath festival and the Maithili language and script.

 

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a representative from Apoorva tours. We will drive you to your hotel and get you booked in so you can unwind from your travels, rest and relax. Later we will show you around the popular for tourist area that is the Thamel District where you will find all the services you require including restaurants, supermarkets ATM machines and money exchange facilities. In addition if you have forgotten anything you may need on the trip you will have an opportunity to buy it now.

Once back at your overnight hotel we will have a chat about the upcoming tour and possible options, and you will get to meet our team and the guides who will accompany you throughout the tour.

Overnight in your hotel.

ACCOMMODATION

3 star Hotel

LUNCH

No

HOURS

3

SIGNAL

Yes

Today you will be visiting some of the any places of interest around Kathmandu, for example:

The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important Temples in the world for Hindu devotees and it is located close to a location for Hindu cremations on the banks of Bagmati River.

This highly decorative Hindu Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. The Temple features a pagoda style of architecture and has a gilded roof, its silver plated entrance doors are guarded by statues of various deities  In the rafters you can see effigies of various members of Shiva’s family. However, whilst only Hindus are permitted inside the Temple its exterior is remarkable and well worth the visit. Outside you will see many Sadhus (holy men), and during February or March the annual festival Maha Shivaratri which is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva is celebrated here.

The Boudhanath Stupa – is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the holiest Tibetan Buddhist Temple outside Tibet. The main section is over 328ft (100m) in diameter and its length is about 360ft (120m). Boudhanath is one of the largest Stupa in the world, it has 4 eyes to represent the all-seeing ability of the Buddha; they face four prime directions constantly seeking out human success and  virtuous behaviour.  Nirvana is represented by the Stupa’s nose.

The Swayambhunath – is an ancient religious Temple site possibly dating back to 460 A.D it is the oldest of its kind in Nepal and important for both Buddhists and Hindus. This Stupa and has many shrines and monasteries on its premises and is widely known as the “Monkey Temple”. This may be due to the colonies of monkeys that live there, or perhaps it is because “Monkey Temple” is much easier to pronounce than “Swayambhunath”.

Overnight stay in your Hotel.

 

ACCOMMODATION

3 star.

LUNCH

No

HOURS

5

SIGNAL

Yes

We will either drive or fly to Janakpur.

Janakpur is an ancient Mithila city featuring some of the most impressive Hindu temples in the region, it is an important pilgrimage site for  Hindus. It is a particularly interesting town and is also noted for its sadhus, pools, brightly coloured saris and bicycle rickshaws.

ACCOMMODATION

3

LUNCH

No

HOURS

5-6 hrs

SIGNAL

Yes

The Mithila Kingdom is now split between India and Nepal, but it’s culture lives on today and is evident all around the city. Most visitors here are Hindu pilgrims, there being fewer western visitors

Today we will be visiting several places of  interest in Jankapur such as the Janaki Temple and the Jaleshwor and Mahadev Temples. Janakpur is believed to be the birthplace of Sita, an incarnation of Lakshmi who was married to Rama here.

 

ACCOMMODATION

3 star hotel

LUNCH

No

HOURS

5-6 hrs

SIGNAL

Yes

We will either drive or fly to Chitwan and then visit Tharu Village and Riverside Sunset View.

We will visit the remarkable and totally authentic Tharu village. This tribe have lived here for many centuries and are largely self sufficient. They exist on a mixture of farming, fishing and hunting.  The Tharu are officially recognised by the Nepalese government as a discreet nationality. They refer to themselves as “The People of the Forest” and have a unique culture and way of life which you will be privileged to experience.

Later you can sit back, relax and enjoy a beautiful sunset over the river with the forest providing a magnificent backcloth.

 

Overnight in your Hotel.

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

3 star hotel

LUNCH

No

HOURS

5-6

SIGNAL

Yes

Chitwan National Park was first national park in Nepal. It was established in 1973 and granted World Heritage status in 1984. Elephant back safari is the most popular and adventurous way to encounter the abundant wildlife in Chitwan. Species include rare one-horned rhinos and elusive Royal Bengal Tigers and also numerous of varieties of birds and reptiles. Additionally experienced Mahouts will guide you deep into the forest ensuring the best possible close up sightings. Witnessing much magnificent wildlife at close distance is sure to make your trip more enjoyable. Chitwan is, moreover, one of only two elephant-breeding centres that exist in the world and was established to protect the regions endangered elephant species.

On your visit you will be engaged in Jungle activities such as the Jungle walk, Elephant Safari, Canoeing, Bird watching and visiting the famous elephant breeding centre.

The Jungle walk provides an ideal opportunity to view wild animals at very close proximity. Bird Watching is always best on foot. Our specialists will help you spot and identify many different varieties of birds, both local and migratory. A slow canoe ride on the gentle rivers of the lower Nepal plains is rare and exotic experience. There are few places on earth that can equal the beauty and serenity of this trip.

Overnight in your Hotel

ACCOMMODATION

3 star hotel

LUNCH

No

HOURS

5-6 hrs

SIGNAL

yes

Today we will either drive or fly back to Kathmandu and have time to relax in our hotel, or spend some time wandering the streets of Thamel and perhaps visit one of the many interesting restaurants in the vicinity.

ACCOMMODATION

3 star hotel

LUNCH

no

HOURS

6-7

SIGNAL

Yes

It is sadly now time to say goodbye to Nepal so we will drive you to the airport in sufficient time (3 hours) to make your flight home and we will wish you a “bon voyage” but we sincerely hope to see you again in the not too distant future.

ACCOMMODATION

LUNCH

HOURS

SIGNAL

Date & Price

The given prices are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

Apoorva Tours & Treks also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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