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Crane Watch (Lumbini)
 
Day One  
 
Fly or drive to Lumbini
Welcome with garlands and drinks
Check in at Buddha Maya Garden Hotel a three star category luxury hotel adjoining Lumbini Garden.
Lunch on arrival
4.00 pm
Walk to Maya Devi Temple, the birthplace of Prince Siddhartha. Watch birds in the sacred garden. Parakeets, spotted owlet and mynas congregate in the fig tree of this garden.
6.00 pm Orientation of Lumbini.
7.00 pm Dinner and Overnight at Buddha Maya Garden. At night one can listen to the howling of Jackals and hooting of Owls.
   
Day Two  
6.30 am Breakfast
 
Watch birds in the Lumbini Garden following the circular levee of sacred garden and Harhawa River. Lumbini Garden the birthplace of Buddha, a world heritage site is also a destination for watching Sarus Cranes. They are the tallest flying bird (5.5 feet tall) and are globally endangered species. Lumbini Garden with its three square miles of natural garden surrounded by rural farmlands provide habitat for birds and mammals. Visit crane sanctuary managed by International Cranes Foundation to promote conservation of these regal birds. Besides cranes, gray hornbill, eurasian eagle owl (the biggest owl species of the world) and the globally endangered Lesser Adjutant Stork. Blue Bull Antelope the biggest antelope of the subcontinent could be observed during this walk. This walk is an enchanting one and once could recall the nature of the Buddha’s birth period.
12.00 noon
Lunch at Buddha Maya Garden
1.00 pm
Proceed to Jagadishpur (38 kilometer) by private coach to west of Lumbini in Kapilvastu District. On the way we will stop at Tilaurakot to see the archaeological ruins of ancient palace of Shakya Dynasty. After a brief stop we will proceed to Jagadishpur Reservoir. The reservoir is constructed for irrigation; it has turned into a haven for birds. There is a 5.6 kilometers peripheral road in the reservoir. It is a major wintering site for ferruginous ducks, tufted ducks, shoveler, purple heron and other waders. On the way we will also observe number of critically endangered vulture (slender billed and white-rumped) along with the Egyptian and Cinereous vulture. Migratory black stork and resident wooly- necked stork could be seen in the wetlands surrounded by cultivations.
5.00pm Reach Hotel for refreshment and listing of species seen during the day.
7.00 pm Dinner and Overnight at Buddha Maya Garden
   
Day Three  
7.00 am
Breakfast
Leisure
Departure by bus for aeroplane.
 


 
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