Lumbini, birthplace of Lord Buddha, is the centre of holy faith for the millions of Buddhists all over the world, located in south-western Nepal, 300 km. from Kathmandu and 190 km. south of Pokhara city. This is also known as the pilgrimage destination of the world’s millions of Buddhists as well as other researchers and visitors. Lumbini holds several reminders of Lord Buddha. One of the most important historical sites in Nepal is endowed by nature with rich natural beauty. It is one of the World Heritage site listed by UNESCO.
Some Important Places in Lumbini
The garden is foremost attraction in Lumbini tourism. The fact that Lord Buddha had taken birth in Lumbini Garden makes it a place of reverence. Number of stupas, monasteries and temples surround the garden.
Some of these are ancient while are some were erected by medieval states. A collosal stone pillar built by the great Indian emperor Ashoka is also here. Account of the birth of Buddha is inscribed on it.
Devoted to Maya Devi, the mother of Lord Buddha, the temple attracts praise for its architectural beauty. Credit of discovering the temple, in 1895, goes to a German archaeologist. The temple is remarkable in the way Maya Devi is shown giving birth to Lord Buddha.
Queen Mayadevi took a dip in the pond before giving birth of prince Siddhartha. The prince also had his purification bath in the pond. Brick steps of the pond lead to the emerald-green water.
Lumbini travel guide also takes you to Kushinagar where Lord Buddha attained nirvana. One can see number of stupas, viharas and chaityas which remind us of the mahaparinirvana.
The place of Mahaparinirvana, it was at Bodhgaya that Gautama Buddha attained unsurpassed, supreme Enlightenment. The legand narrates that Siddartha Gautama reached the village of senai and sat on a kusa grass mat under a pipal tree. Here he resolved not to rise again untill enlightenment was attianed. Thereafter the place became a pilgrimage site.
Maha Bodhi Temple
The temple is known for its 1700 years old idol. The idol sits facing the place where Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment.
Near Maha Bodhi Temple is the Bodhi tree, an ancient peepal tree. Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment under this tree.
Price 3 star hotel basic per person per day 130USD
Duration 4 Days
Best Months Any season
Departure Dates KATHMANDU
Starting Point KATHMANDU THAMEL
End Point KATHMANDU THAMEL
Mode of Travel Bus/Car/Hiace
Number of Participants 2+
Style of Treks Pilgrimage/cultural tour
Day 01: Arrival, Overnight at Hotel.
Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. Our representative will pickup from the airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Bhairawa and drive to Lumbini, Overnight at Hotel.
Wake up at early morning have breakfast and get ready to fly to Bhairawa. Bhairawa airport is the nearest airport from Lumbini. It is around 25 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Bhairawa. Getoff at Bhairawa airport. Our representatibe will be at Bhairawa airport and drive to Lumbini. Bhairawa to Lumbini is 25 kms. Checkin at hotel in Lumbini and after short refreshment sightseeing of Lumbini. Visit: Maya Devi Temple, Asoka Piller, museums and monasteries of Lumbini.
Day 03: Fly back Bhairawa to Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel.
Wake up at morning have breakfast and get ready to drive to Bhairawa. Take a domestic flight from Bhairawa airport and arrive at Kathmandu. Rest of the day is free and relax.
Day 04: Departure.
* Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
* All necessary transportation by private vehicle
* Trained Tour and travel guide,
* Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Lumbini on (BB Basis)
* Cultural package programs fee , Entrance fee
* Domestic Air Fare Bhairahawa – Kathmandu
* Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu
* Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini
* Personal expenses-laundry, Telephone, Tea / coffee, alcoholic beverages, tips for tour guide.
* Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
* Extra cost for if in case tour effected by natural calamities
* Personal equipments for the tour.