Tilaurakot Kudan Niglihawa Gotihawa day Tour from Lumbini provides tours around important sacred Buddhist pilgrimage places around Lumbini. Tours offer visits to Buddha’s palace at Tilaurakot, the place where he reunited with his family after enlightenment at Kudan, and the birthplaces of some previous Buddhas. This day tour from Lumbini is combination of Kudan tour, Gotihawa tour, Niglihawa tour and Tilaurakot tour.
Lumbini is the Birth place of Buddha. It’s the most famous Buddhist place in Nepal. Apart from Lumbini, there are other important places like Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Sagarhawa, Niglihawa, and Kudan. These spots help us learn about Buddha and Buddhist culture and history.
There are many must visit places around Lumbini. Among them Tilaurakot Kudan Niglihawa Gotihawa day tour from Lumbini covers most of the important sites.
Explore Buddhist pilgrimage sites around Lumbini, including Tilaurakot, Sagarhawa, Niglihawa, Gotihawa, and Kudan on this day tour from Lumbini. This trip will deepen your understanding of Buddha and the history of previous Buddhas.
Kudan Tilaurakot Gotihawa and Niglihawa day tour from Lumbini costs USD 65/Pax including private tour guide, air conditioning vehicle
There are several routes to make this Kudan, Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Niglihawa day tour from Lumbini. Please find the shortest and less traffic route map below.
Do you want to visit famous Buddhist sites around Lumbini ? This is probably the best itinerary for visiting Buddhist sacred sites from Lumbini in an 8-hour trip with private guide.
At 8:00 AM, we will pick you up from your hotel in Lumbini and drive to Tilaurakot, which is approximately 33km away, taking up to one hour. During this trip, you will visit the following Buddhist sites
Tilaurakot – Buddha’s palace
Gotihawa – Birth place of Krakuchhanda Buddha
Niglihawa – Birthplace of Kanakamuni Buddha
Kudan– Where Buddha met his family and relative after the enlightenment.
Sagarhawa– A place where Sakyas were killed in Buddha’s era.
Sisahaniya – An important Buddhist archaeological site from the Maurya-Kushan era
The Kudan Tilaurakot Niglihawa Gotihawa day tour from Kathmandu offers a visit to the following sacred Buddhist sites around Lumbini.
Tilaurakot is 28km west of Lumbini, known as ancient Kapilvastu, where Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) lived for 29 years. It’s situated on the banks of the Banganga River and is a significant spiritual and historical site. If you can find the time, visit the museum too.
Located just 5km southwest of Taulihawa, Gotihawa is a sacred Buddhist site in Lumbini. It is believed that Krakuchhanda Buddha, one of the previous Buddhas, was born and attained enlightenment here. In 249 BC, the great Emperor Asoka visited and erected a stone pillar and a large stupa in honor of Krakuchhanda Buddha.
Niglihawa – Birth place of Kanakmani Buddha is about 7km northeast of Taulihawa. Emperor Asoka (Indian king) visited in 249 BC and placed a stone pillar with inscriptions. It shows, he enlarged the stupa, worshiped it, and marked the birthplace of Kanakamuni Buddha during his 20th year as emperor. The pillar also has an inscription from King Ripu Malla (Nepalese king) in 1312 AD.
Sagarhawa is located approximately 6 miles north of Tilaurakot palace. It contains the remains of thousands of stupas built for members of the Shakya clan who were killed during the third war against the Shakya Kingdom led by King Virudhaka of Kosala during Gautam Buddha’s time. It is believed that the Buddha asked him not to attack the Shakya Kingdom twice, but he did not heed the warning the third time
Nyigrodharama, now known as Kudan or Lori-Ki Kudan, is an ancient site 3km south of Taulihawa. It’s a important Buddhist site in Lumbini because after Buddha became enlightened, he returned to his hometown but didn’t visit his palace. He met his father, son, relatives and friends in Kudan, where it’s believed he gave a sermon. Some scholars think it’s also where Krakuchhanda Buddha was born.
Sisahaniya is an important archaeological site from the Maurya-Kushan era. It is believed that the Sakyas built a fort and a Buddhist monastery containing a precious corporeal relic of the Buddha, which they had received as one-eighth of their share. However, the relic was eventually taken away. An excavation team led by Prof. Giovanni Verardi, along with some Nepalese scholars, found important evidence such as iron pieces, pottery, and terra-cotta figurines from the Kusana Period.
The displayed rate is based on two persons. If you are travelling alone, you need to bear the all sharing cost by yourself. So, there will be an extra single supplement charges. More numbers of participant will decrease the trip fare.
This Tilaurakot Kudan tour is not as popular as the Lumbini tour because it’s not included in the travel plans of most tourists and travel agents, it remains overshadowed by Lumbini. Due to its location and fewer tourists visiting, it is hard to find convenient restaurants for lunch. So, It is suggested to bring a packed lunch or snacks.
We will provide an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide from Lumbini. Our tour guides are local and trained by the Lumbini Development Trust, which makes them very knowledgeable about Buddhism, Buddhist history and Buddhist sites due to their local expertise and training.
There’s no any specific dress code for this cultural trip. But, when you visit sacred Buddhist places, it is highly recommended to wear clothes that cover your body to show respect for the local culture and tradition.
We provide comfortable air-conditioned vehicles based on the group size. Compact sedan cars, Jeeps, HiAce vans, and buses are available for this trip. The vehicles are clean and comfortable.
We don’t compromise on health and safety. The tour won’t be operated without giving it top priority. Our guides and drivers are very aware of this.
You can participate in this tour at any time of the year. However, due to the destination’s geography(Terai region) and extremely hot temperatures in summer, it’s suggested to visit during the winter months. The best time to visit is from October to March.
We provide experience driver and local knowledgeable tour guide .
We had a fantastic tour around Lumbini with our guide, Manish. He was very knowledgeable about Buddhist history and the places we visited. Tilaurakot, Kudan, and Niglihawa are must-visit places when you are in Lumbini.