Kapilvastu [12 km from hotel – 20 minutes driving time]

Kapilvastu was the capital of the Sakya Clan, and the ancestral home of Buddha.He was born to King Shuddhadhona. The little village of Piparhwa is a very important Buddhist Pilgrimage since Lord Buddha spent his first 29 years of life in this region.

An excavated stupa bears text that proves the existence of the ancient monastery named Devaputra in this place.
Two mounds have also been excavated at only a little distance [1.5 km] from this village which is considered to be the ruins of King Suddhadhana’s palace.

Lumbini (NEPAL) [50 km from hotel – 1.30 hours driving time]

 It is the birthplace of  Lord Buddha - the apostle of peace and the light of Asia .The sacred area of Lumbini is one of the holiest places of one of the world's greatest religions.

Among the pilgrims was the Indian emperor Ashoka, who erected one of his commemorative pillars there.

Kushinagar [150 km from hotel – 3 hours driving time]

The last sermon Buddha preached was in 543 BC when he arrived at Kushinagar. Three months earlier at Vaishali (Bihar) on the day of 'Magh Purnima', he declared his death & destined to exhale the last breath at Kushinagar.  Kushinara continued to be living-city till the 12th century A.D. & was thereafter lost into oblivion. After extensive excavations a main stupa was exposed in 1876 AD. A  6.10 metre long statue of reclining Buddha was also discovered. Ven. Chandra Swami a Burmeese Monk, came to India in 1903 and made Mahaparinivana Temple into a living shrine. 

Shravasti [145 km from hotel – 3.15 hours driving time]

Shravasti or Sravasti is intimately associated with the life of Buddha.

Buddha is believed to have spent 24 monsoons in the city. It is said that Buddha sat on a lotus with a thousand petals and multiplied his image a million times. A divine sight that silenced his critics.

Age-old stupas, majestic monasteries and several temples near the village of Sahet-Mahet, highlight Buddha's association with Shravasti.

The Royal Chitwan National Park( NEPAL) [220 km from hotel – 4.30 hours driving time]

There are more than 43 species of mammals in the park. The park is specially renowned for the protection of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, tiger, gharial crocodile along with many other common species of wild animals. The estimated population of endangered species of animals such as gaur, wild elephant, four horned antelope, striped hyena, pangolin, gangetic dolphin, monitor lizard and python, etc.

There are over 450 species of birds in the park. Among the endangered birds found in the park are Bengal florican, giant hornbill, lesser florican, black stork and white stork.

Few of the common birds seen are peafowl, red jungle fowl, and different species of egrets, herons, kingfishers, flycatchers and woodpeckers.

Pokhara (NEPAL) [225 km from hotel – 4.45 hours driving time]

Pokhara valley, often referred to as the ‘Jewel of the mid-west’ is a favorite of tourists from around the globe. With the magnificent Annapurna range of mountains as a backdrop and the serenity of the three lakes of Phewa, Rupa and Begnas, Pokhara is the ultimate destination for relaxation.

Yet the valley has grown in recent years as the destination for adventures sports such as paragliding and ultra-light flights. With boating, bird watching, trekking and mountain biking as the other attractions, Pokhara has it all.

Pokhara once lay on the important trade route between India and Tibet. To this day, mule trains arrive and set up camp on the outskirts of the town, bringing goods from remote regions of the Himalaya including Mustang.

Swaminarayan Chhapaiya [140 km from hotel – 2.45 hours driving time]

Birth place of Lord Swaminarayan:

A temple on this place was erected by Acharya Shree Ayodhyaprasadji Maharaj in 1863, after passing away of Swaminarayan in 1830. Later, after 47 years another big temple was built by Acharya Shree Purushottamprasadji Maharaj in 1910.

 

 

 

Gorakhpur [90 km from hotel – 2 hours driving time]

Just 90 km from The Royal Retreat - Gorakhpur is very well linked by superfast trains from Delhi,Lucknow & Varanasi. Gorakshnath Temple is worth visiting.The famous Gita Press is also located here.

Gorakhpur is connected by flight with Delhi. It is enroute to Sunauli border [Indo-Nepal border],leading ahead to Pokhara,Chitwan and Kathmandu in Nepal.

 

 

ACTIVITIES

We organize Weddings ; Parties ; Bar-be-que dinners ; Gala evenings ; Special events

Other activities involve: Bonfire; Elephant rides ; Bullock cart rides on request ; Dj & dance ; Ghazal programme ; orchard & village visit.

Birdwatching – The jungle within the premises of The Retreat is rich in avifauna. Bird watching is an excellent hobby that relaxes and refreshes our minds.
Some of the birds found here – Golden oriole ,kingfishers, drongo, lapwings, crane, falcon, doves, green pigeon, barn owl, bee-eaters, egrets, bulbuls, water hen, fly catchers etc.  

The hotel also offers attractive packages for groups ; families ; corporates ; conferences ; weekends  and New Year Eve. 

Activities for kids: Playground ; tree house ; hammocks ; carom ; badminton ; table tennis ; swings & see saw.


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Peaceful & quiet ! good food. Good service. Thank you. Somporn Tamnachit [THAILAND]                                I am so happy to visit your special beautiful residence. I am feeling to King’s family life and once upon a time. Thank you so much ! Seijun Nagamatsu [JAPAN]                                The staff simply wants to serve whether it’s a walk to nearby villages & elephant ride or French fries. An oasis for dreamers ! Katherine Sugate [USA]