The recorded history surrounding the hill started in 300 BC when last Shruthakevali Bhadrabahu and Chandragupta Maurya visited the place in order to attain religious peace.The small hill derives its name of Chandra from the fact that Chandragupta was the first of the rishis who lived and performed penance there.
Kalbappu was the early name of the hill and it dominates the history of the town of Shravanabelagola between 3rd century BC and 12th century AD. The Jain traditions link the Maurya Empire Emperor Chandragupta and his teacher Bhadrabahu with this place. Of the total number of 106 memorials found at Shravanabelagola, 92 are located on the Small Hill. Of these, about 47 memorials of monks, 9 of nuns, and 5 of householders belong to the 7th and 8th century. This points out at the popularity of the custom, and of its extensive prevalence on the Small Hill.
Kathmandu valley has been the central pivot of Buddhism for long. Buddhist pilgrimage tour with Annapurna encounter takes you to elephantine embowed shaped stupas which highlight the Buddhist circuit tour, a day long. One can scrutinize lots of interesting facts about the every stupas included in the tour. Also known as the ‘Lhasa Monastery’ or ‘Khasti Monastery’ it is believed that the last remains of Sage Kashyap was cremated in Boudhanath. Boudha was considered as the trade route between Nepal and Tibet in the past. The pleasant Walk between Boudhanath and Gokarna leads you to Kapan Monastery founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe who died in 1984, leading to the worldwide search of his reincarnation after his death.
The tour allows you to experience traditional Tibetan Buddhism at self-emerged Buddhist shrine also known as Swayambhunath since no concrete historical evidences regarding who built this monastery are found. You can also overlook the spectacular scenario of Kathmandu Valley from Swayambhunath.
Tucked away in the Himalayas of Nepal, amidst the most scenic area there lies a Buddhist Monastery named Neydo Tashi Choeling in Pharping, just 22km away from the heart of Kathmandu. It is said that it is the mundane place to relax and unwind all the hustle and bustle of life and an easy get away for a short break.
7:00 AM- Journey Starts from Thamel
8:00 AM- Pilgrimage tour of Boudhanath, and Kapan Monastery
Kathmandu is the living gallery of Nepalese arts, culture and ancient heritage. Single day tour at Annapurna Encounter Pvt. Ltd covers at least five heritage sites of all the three sister cities of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur comprising all durbar squares .Here you can not only explore the unforeseen blend of Hindu and Buddhist tribal traditions but also the delve into tremendous architecture and antiquity behind the monuments of Kathmandu valley – a must and most touring destination.