Welcome to Butwal


Archaeologists have identified a village 15km east of Butwal as the site of the kingdom of Devdaha, home to Maya Devi, the mother of Siddhartha Gautama, otherwise known as the Buddha. There’s a small memorial park on the site, signposted off the Mahendra Hwy towards Narayangarh.


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$2300 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Own Unique Journey to Explore Mountain Trail by Motorcycle Riding in Nepal

Day 01: Meet and greet you in Kathmandu International Airport and transfer you to the Hotel for overnight stay. Day 02: Will take morning Tourist comfortable bus journey to Butwal (Flat region of Nepal) - south west region of Nepal. Upon arrival in Butwal, will transfer you to hotel for overnight stay.Day 03: After breakfast, will go for test ride and at the same time, will take you to visit Lumbini (Birth place of Lord Buddha). Overnight stay. Day 4: Our unique bike riding journey will begins after breakfast. Will ride approx. 5 hours to reach Redi/Tamghas (Remote city) for overnight stay in Guest house. Day 05: After breakfast, will continue our adventure riding to Baglung - approx. 7 hours ride. Overnight stay.Day 06: Then, our bike riding ascends toward Manang, after ride of approx. 6 hours, will arrive in Late. Will stay overnight in Tea house after dinner. Day 07: Our journey will further continue to Jomsom - Muktinath and return to Marpha for Overnight stay in tea house after dinner. Day 08: Will continue our adventure further down to Tatopani (Hot spring) via TiTi Lake (wonderful natural lake in the mountain. Will overnight stay in home stay after take bath - like natural massage in hotspring and drop your all tiredness from bike riding.Day 09: Our journey will continue to reach Pokhara (Famous natural city, from here you will enjoy 180 degree view of Annapurna mountain range). Day 10: Free unguided time to explore Pokhara's Natural beauty. Today, you can rest, or do boating or go for a walk around Fewa Lake. Overnight stay in Pokhara.Day 11: After breakfast, our journey will back to Butwal (approx. 6 hours), here will leave our bike and then will transfer you to the hotel for overnight. Day 12: We will transfer you to the Lumbini Airport for fly to Kathmandu (Approx 40 minutes). Trip end.

$1237 Cultural & Theme Tours

Palpa, an old artistic Newari town Trip with Kathmandu and Pokhara

ItineraryDay 1: Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International AirportStop At: Tribhuvan International AirportOur airport representative assists you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel and rest of time leisure activities and overnight at hotelDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at hotelDay 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara (05 hrs drive)Stop At: Nepal Tourism BoardAfter breakfast our tour guide will assists you at your hotel and take private trip to Pokhara which is known as city of lakes and sightseeing Barahai Temple and boating around Fewa lake and transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel.Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at hotelDay 3: Sarankot sunrise and drive to Palpa (5 hrs drive)Stop At: Palpa TansenEarly morning wakeup call and drive to sarangkot view point for the glorious view of sunrise and snowcapped mountains and back to hotel and after breakfast drive to Palpa. Overnight at hotel. Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at hotelDay 4: Full day Palpa sightseeingStop At: Palpa TansenEarly morning hike to Shreenagar Tower, enjoy view of glorious mountains and Palpa town and after breakfast Visit these sites:Bhagwati Temple: Bhagawati Temple was rebuilt by Colonel Ujir Singh Thapa, the governor of Palpa in 1815 in commemoration of the victory over colonial British Indian Forces in the battle fought at Butwal. He took oath to build a large temple and organize chariot processions to Goddess Mahis Mardini if he gets victory in the battle.Bhagawati Temple is three small temples of Shiva, Ganesh and Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom. Every August, a chariot procession of deities is paraded through the town with military honor to observe the historic battle.Shital Pati: Literally known as “Cool Resting Place’’ this octagonal landmark was built by General Khadga Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana during his tenure (1891-1902 AD) as western commanding chief of Nepal, based in Tansen, Palpa. Built in Mughal style, its unique architecture resembles a fort or a rook- shaped castle tower piece in a chess board. Shital Pati is believed to have been built a few years earlier than the Rani Mahal.The Mul Dhoka (main gate) or Baggi Dhoka (gate for horse drawn carriage) as the locals call it, is probably the only one of this size and dimension in Nepal. The gateway leads to the famous Ranaujieshwori Bhagwati temple, regarded as the guardian deity of Tansen and to the Tansen Durbar square which since accommodated various district level government offices. There are fine woodcarvings on the buildings on both sides of the gate, examples of the fine Newari craftsmanship.Tansen Durbar was built in 1927 AD by Pratap Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana and formed the grand palace that was the seat of the Rana governors. Though in January 2006 during the Maoist insurgency it was destroyed, after the abdication of the king a few months later, the palace was one of the first government buildings to be restoredAmar Narayan Mandir: The large classic three-tiered pagoda style temple is sacred to the Lord Vishnu. It was built in 1807 AD by the first governor of Tansen, Amar Singh Thapa and is very beautiful with its carved wood deities. The erotic carvings on the wooden struts are remarkable. The temple is surrounded by one meter wide stone wall locally known as the Great wall of Palpa. In the vicinity of the temple, there are two other temples. Mahadev Mandir is found just below, sacred to Shiva and the other is to Vishnu Paduka. Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at hotelDay 5: Rani Mahal sightseeing and drive back to PokharaStop At: Tansen BazaarAfter breakfast, drive for Rani Mahal:Rani Mahal is a Rana palace located in the banks of Kali Gandaki River in Palpa district of Nepal. This palace was constructed by General Khadga Samsher Rana JBR in 1893, named after his wife as Rani Mahal (Literary translates as Queens Palace. After sightseeing, drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel. Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at hotelDay 6: Half day Pokhara sightseeing and drive for KathmanduStop At: Davi's FallAfter breakfast, half day sightseeing of Pokhara valley which includes: Gupteshwor cave, Davis fall, International Mountain Museum and drive back for Kathmandu.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at hotelDay 7: Full day Kathmandu sightseeing and Farewell dinnerStop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionAfter breakfast our tour guide will assists you at your hotel and take a drive to UNESCO listed World heritage sites of Kathmandu valley which includes: Swyambhunath Stupa(Monkey Temple), Kathmandu Durbar Square(home of living goddess Kumari), Pashupatinath temple (ancient temple and holy place of Hindu and Buddhist followers), Bouddhanath Stupa (ancient Buddhist stupa )and at evening farewell dinner at Typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural show and overnight at hotel overnight at hotel Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at hotelDay 8: DepartureStop At: Tribhuvan International AirportOur office representative assists you at your hotel and transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure to your next destinationDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.