Nepal Royal Kumari Tour
Nepal Royal Kumari Tour is a 2 weeks special program that combines centuries old culture festivities of Kathmandu valley with the most important tourist destinations of Nepal, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur(Patan), Chitwan, Pokhara & stunning views of the Annapurna massif. At the beginning of the trip, you will go to Pokhara & Chitwan to enjoy the scenes of the mountains-Himalayas along with the countryside life. Riding on the elephant back in Chitwan to go the Jungle to sight the wild lives. You can see the rarely seen species on earth- One Horned Rhino, sloth bear, Leopard, Royal Bengal Tiger (if you are lucky) & many monkeys & birds.In the second part of the trip you will be concentrated in Kathmandu City to enjoy the 8th day long festival. Indra Jatra festival belived to have started since Lichhavi period (5-14 Century AD). It was believed that somehow Indra landed in Kathmandu in search of flower Parijat for his mother Dakine Devi as it was not possible in Heaven. He disguised himself & appeared in a garden, the owner of the garden was a tantric man who recognized him, then was able to tie him with his Tantric power. Her mother heard that he was caught by people; she later had to contract with the Local people, later all the gods & people celebrate this day. Later in Malla period (15-17 Century) malla King added some part in the festivities like taking the Living Goddess Kumari , Living God Bhairav& Living God Ganesh to go around the old city along with the procession with the people on same Chariot. Later Prithivi Narayan Shah, at Shah Dynasty (18-1950) added 4 more days to make the procession festivities to last for 8 days, earliest it used to be 4 days.
Nepal has full of festivals, Nepal is known to be country of as many number of festivals as many numbers of days in the year. Indra Jatra is one of the major festival that attracts many local people along with the foreigners it is the best way to mingle with the culture & festivities. Kumari, the Living Goddess,the young goddess of world famous one who protects the Kathmandu valley, would come out of her Royal seat ( Kumari Ghar). Only 3-5 days in a year she is taken out to the thoroughfares of Kathmandu. You would feel lucky to be walking along with the living goddess around Kathmandu streets. You will enjoy the festival like locals, you will be watching the pujas (the religious prayer), the rituals & the classic dances, then walk with the Chariot to the Kathmandu old streets.
Day 01 :Arrival In Kathmandu (D)
Day 02 : Full day sightseeing tours in Kathmandu Valley(B)
Day 03 : Kathmandu-Chitwan
Day 04 :Today, you will be kept busy on jungle safari activities
Day 05 :Chitwan-Pokhara
Day 06 :Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 07 :Kathmandu IndraJatra Festival Beginning Day
Day 08 :Kathmandu IndraJatra second day
Day 09 :Kathmandu IndraJatra Third day
Day 10 :Kathmandu IndraJatra Fourth day
Day 11 : Kathmandu IndraJatra Fifth day
Day 12 :Kathmandu IndraJatra Sixth day
Day 13 :Kathmandu IndraJatra Seventh day
Day 14 :Kathmandu IndraJatra eighth day festival
Day 15 : Departure
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