Lumbini sightseeing tour package is designed to explore the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Lumbini is located about 350 km south west of Kathmandu and famous holy place of Buddhist. The beautiful garden, palaces and many sites from the Shakya Dynast are the major highlights of this place.
Lumbini is famous because Lord Buddha was born here in 560 B.C. The birth of Buddha at Lumbini has been recorded in the pillar known as ‘Ashoka Pillar’. The pilgrimage of Ashoka to Lumbini has also been recorded in a stone pillar 300-325 BC. Buddha's Nativity scene and the marks of seven footsteps of the Buddha, enclosed and covered by lapis lazuli slabs. The monuments unearthed from these excavations are the temple of Mayadevi, (Mother of Buddha), the Ashoka pillar with its 9 meter sandstone shaft having five-line inspiration, the bell capital and many things of religious and historical importance.
During the Lumbini tour, you will mainly visit these places which are famous and not to miss.
Mayadevi is name of the mother of Buddha. The temple is belongs to her. Mayadevi temple is located close to the Ashoka Pillar. The statue of Mayadevi inside the temple is believed to be 2000 years old. People worship her as the goddess.
To the south of Mayadevi temple lies Puskar pond where Mayadevi took bath before giving birth to Buddha took his purifying bath in the same pond.
The whole area of lumbini is considered as a garden. Many monasteries have been built through the help of different countries like Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Japan.
The whole area of Lumbini Garden is going to be converted in to the international Center for Buddhist pilgrimage and studies. Professor Kenzo Tange, a Japanese architect, developed the master plan of Lumbini.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel,
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lumbini (Bhairahawa) by car/flight:
Drive about 8 hours or take a flight of 45 minutes to Bhairahawa airport and transfer to Lumbini. Check in hotel. Sightseeing aroud, overnight at hotel
Day 03/04: Sightseeing around Lumbini
Afer breakfast visit Lumbini Garden for worship, then drive to Tilaurakot (Kapilvastu) covering major shrines such as: Gotihawa, Niglihawa and Kundan. Overnight at hotel
Day 05: Drive from Lumbini to Kathmandu
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Kathmandu. Visit Ramgram, on the way to Kathmandu. Arrival Kathmandu in the evening. Stay overnight at hotel
Day 06: Airport Transfer
you will be transfer to airport to take your international flight or you can extend your tour
Duration: 6 days
Season: All year around
Transportation: Flight and private car
Highlights : Puskar Pond, Mayadevi temple, Lumbini garden, Ashoka Pillar