Lumbini Tour - Birthplace of Lord Buddha

Lumbini TourLumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in the Terai plains of Nepal is one of the greatest pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. More than 400,000 Buddhists and non Buddhists visit Lumbini every year. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Culture) and holds immense archeological and religious importance.

Sacred Garden: It was here in the gardens of Lumbini that Prince Siddhartha Gautam, who later became the Buddha, was born in 623 BC. The nativity site is marked by a commemorative pillar erected by Mauryan Emperor Ashoka of India during his pilgrimage to the holy site in 249 BC.

Attractions: The place itself is interesting as a whole, the landscapes and the green forestry. However Maya Devi temple and the Stupas and the Pillar built by Ashoka are really worth a visit. Recently, several beautiful shrines have been constructed by devotees from all over the world. A visit to Lumbini is not only for spiritual enlightenment but also for solace and satisfaction that one gets in such a calm and peaceful place.

Maya Devi Temple: Lumbini Tour remained neglected for centuries. In 1895, Feuhrer, a famous German archaeologist, discovered the great pillar,further exploration and excavation of the surrounding area revealed the existence of a brick temple and a sandstone sculpture within the temple itself which represents the scenes of Buddha’s birth. On the south of the Maya Devi temple there is the famous sacred bathing pool known as Puskarni. It is believed that Maha Devi took a bath in this pool before the delivery. The temple is built gradually and is composed of many buddhist temples, one after the other. It is also found that there is possibility that a Ashoka Stupa existed in the place of temple.

The Ashokan pillar: The inscription on the Ashoka Pillar indentifies the  Sacred Garden - spread over 9 sq. km – as the spot where the Enlightened One was born. A large number of Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world visit Lumbini to pray at the  Mayadevi Temple where excavations have revealed the “marker stone” showing the exact spot where Siddhartha Gautam Buddha was born. The sacred  Puskarni Pond where Queen Mayadevi had taken a bath before the birth of Buddha lies to the south of the pillar. It was also in this pond that the infant Buddha was given his first bath.

 

Trip Facts

Tour Destination: Lumbini
Transportation: Domestic Flight or By over Land
Type of tour: Standard  
Duration: 06 Days

Lumbini Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) (1,300m) Kathmandu /Overnight at hotel.

Day 02:  Morning sight seen Pashupatinath temple, Durbar Square in Patan City, visit Krishna Temple, after lunch visit Durbar Square in Kathmandu, living Goddess Kumari, swyambhu nath and boudha nath.

Day 03: Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Lumbini Pick up from airport and checked in hotel. After rest or after lunch, visit to lumbini sacred garden. Inside the sacred garden, we can see exact birth place of Buddha the nativity of Maya Devi, the Ashoks Pillar and the sacred ponds. Beside those sites, we can see encient and historical stupas, monuments and remains. Library and museum is also available there.  If one once inters the garden he forgets the material world and feel itself peace and holiness. At last we can see sunset from Peace stoopa. Back to hotel

Day 04: After breakfast, around nine to ten o' clock walk or Drive to kapilvastu. This site is 28 km North West far from Lumbini; this is the royal palace of shuddhodan, father of Lord Buddha. There is many other encient gumbas but they are only in ruins and remains.

The famous sites in kapilvastu:

  •  Tilaurakot
  •  Kudan
  •  Niglihawa

There is much other side, Gotihawa, sagarhawa, sisnihawa etc. But normally people visit the three sites. Normally it takes 4 to six hours. After s/s back to hotel

Day 05: Have breakfast and move to airport or drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 06: Rest day in Kathmandu.

Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Cost

Please find this trip cost as per your group size.

Minimum 2 Pax 4 to 6 Pax 7 to 15 Pax 15 Above Pax
USD 350.00 USD 325.00 USD 305.00 USD 290.00

Location: Lumbini Tour is situated in Nepal about 22 kms from Bhairahawa and 315 Kms from Kathmandu of Nepal in the foot hills of Himalayas. 122 kms from Gorakhpur city in Uttar Pradesh .

Cost Includes

The minimum daily tariff includes monastery and entrance fee, Trained tour guide, Accommodation on twin sharing basis on B/B plan, all overland transportation by tourist bus and private vehicle. 

Cost Excludes

Domestic Airfares, expenses of personal nature like lunch, dinner, drinks and tip for guide, personal travel health insurance,