Lumbini, the birth place of the lord Buddha, is said to be the foundation that represents world peace. Geographically situated in Kapilvastu district of West Nepal on the borders of India; Lumbini stands to represent a significant site of pilgrimage that must be carried out once in a lifetime for all Buddhists throughout the world, which is the equivalent of Christians who visit Bethlehem & Jerusalem, the birthplace of ‘Jesus Christ’. Lumbini is also a UNESCO world heritage site which is known for its ancient values.
This Lumbini Tour can be worthwhile to anyone who has a keen interest in History and archeology, and in the Buddha of course. Day 1: Kathmandu – Lumbini
Pick up at your hotel in Kathmandu and transfer to the domestic airport. Your flight will last around 30 minutes from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa airport, and then the drive about 45 minutes between Bhairahawa and Lumbini. We will drive you to your hotel in Lumbini.
Later, you will be given a half day tour of religious Buddhist monuments accompanied with a professional guide; this will be done after you have refreshed at your hotel. Day 2: Exploring Lumbini for a Full Day
Lumbini is one of the world's major religious, architectural, and historical sites. We devote our time today in visiting as many places and sites in Lumbini as possible. The place is really a big area with monuments, temples, and ancients sites making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. First we visit the Mayadevi temple which is built on the exact place where Buddha was born. We spend some time wandering around the gardens. We also visit the museum and peace pagoda. Some of the important landmarks and monuments in Lumbini include: Ashoka's Pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka (249 BC) at the spot of Buddha's birthplace which also has the oldest inscription in Nepal. There are many Buddhist Temples founded by devotees from different countries: they include Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese and Burmese, Korean, etc. Overnight at Lumbini Day 3: Lumbini - Kathmandu
After breakfast we visit other temples like the Nepal Buddha Temple and the Dharma Swami Buddhist monastery. Other countries like Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, etc. have also contributed to building temples and monasteries at Lumbini as devotion to the Buddha; after this we drive to the airport for our flight back to Kathmandu.