• trip code

    TGN-40

  • difficulty

    Easy

  • Trip Style

    Group

  • end in

    Kathmandu

  • group size

    2 - 14 Pax

  • Accommodation

    Hotel

Overview

Explore the Birthplace of Gautam Buddha on Kathmandu Lumbini Tour

Situated in southern Nepal close to the Indian border, Lumbini is a historical delight for travellers. Surrounded by more than 100 ancient monuments, temples, international monasteries, and the likes, Lumbini is an open museum. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, Lumbini became one of many core pilgrimage sites after the teachings of Buddha spread all over the globe.

You can visit over 30 Buddhist monasteries built by countries from around the world like China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Germany, France etc. Each monasteries have their own unique architecture to showcase and this gives you the chance to admire the diverse international heritage at one single  place. These establishments organise religious and spiritual programs throughout the year so you have a greater chance of immersing yourself in any of the Buddhist traditions.

Soak up the peaceful atmosphere and above all  visit the Maya Devi Temple which dates back to more than 2,200 years. This temple marks the exact spot where Queen Maya Devi, feeling the onset of labor pains, grabbed hold of the branches of a shade tree and gave birth to Siddharta Gautama in around 563 BC.

Standing adjacent to the temple lies a sacred pool and a garden, both of which are significant to the life of Gautam Buddha. The Sacred garden is said to have been known as a beautiful garden in the Buddha’s time and still retains its legendary charm and beauty.

The gardens are just a short walk or rickshaw ride away from the main road. Stepping into the garden you’ll find the Ashoka Pillars that commemorate Ashoka’s visit around the year 249 BC, the year he converted to Buddhism. The inscriptions on these pillars are said to be the oldest  inscription found in Nepal. The interesting saga behind the monument and its spiritual significance make the Ashokan Pillar a must-visit site for history, religious and architectural enthusiasts.

The inscriptions on these pillars are said to be the oldest  inscription found in Nepal. The interesting saga behind the monument and its spiritual significance make the Ashokan Pillar a must-visit site for history, religious and architectural enthusiasts.

The sacred pond, on the other hand is known to have existed before Siddhartha Gautam. This pond is where the infant prince is said to have been given his purification bath. The pond also used to be the royal bath spot of Queen Maya Devi.

Located outside the main temple compound yet easily accessible by rickshaw, lies the gleaming-white World Peace Pagoda constructed by Japanese Buddhists. This pagoda is the counterpart to the Flame of Peace monument in Okinawa, Japan, and is a symbol of tranquility.

Spreading over an area of 6 km square around the World Peace Pagoda are the wetlands which has now become a popular crane sanctuary. You could stand a good chance of seeing rare cranes stalking through the fields, as well as the large blue bulls.

Following the path of the tower and making your way on top will give you some excellent views over the wetlands. Now a laid-back town in western Nepal, Lumbini was once part of the ancient Koliya Kingdom, founded by Shakya dynasty during the late Vedic period.

It’s closed culture guides you into quiet, reflective moments you rarely get when you travel. Walk shoulder to shoulder with locals and tourists, and what you will hear, smell, taste will be nothing less than simple devotion lingering from ancient times.

Trip highlights

  • The Sacred Garden and the Sacred Pool are very important archaeological sites connected to the life of Siddharta Gautam.
  • The Maya Devi Temple takes you to the heart of Buddhist religion. Bring the birthplace of Siddhartha Gaumtam, this temple is also the birthplace of Buddhism.
  • Tilaurakot- the ancient capital of Kapilvastu kingdom where Siddharta Gaumtam spent his household years.
  • Large wetlands that is now the crane sanctuary and is also home to Blue Bulls.
  • Devdaha- ancient town about 54 kms east of Lumbini. This is the maternal home of Queen Maya Devi and also where Siddhartha Gautam spent his childhood.
  • International monasteries zone where you can visit more than 30 different international monasteries each with their own identity and tradition.

itinerary

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  • day 01

    Your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

    A Nepal Tour Guide representative will be there to welcome with and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

  • day 02

    Kathmandu - Bhairahawa - Lumbini

    • 30 min flight from Kathmandu – Bhairahawa (35 min.). Driving from Bhairahawa – Lumbini
    • Observe Lumbini Gardens and surrounding areas. Overnight at Hotel inclusive of breakfast.

  • day 03

    Visit the Mayadevi Temple and tour of surrounding areas.

    • Visit the 3 square mile area of Sacred Garden, Monastic Zone and New Lumbini Village
    • Overnight at a hotel inclusive of breakfast.

  • day 04

    Visit the surrounding villages and observe rural culture.

    Overnight at a hotel inclusive of breakfast.

  • day 05

    Lumbini - Kapilavastu - Bhairahawa

    • Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites at Gotihawa, Kudan,
      Tilaurakot and Lumbini, Nilhihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurorakot.
    • Overnight at a hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

  • day 06

    Devdaha - Ramagram - Bhairahawa - Kathmandu

    • Drive and visit religious and archeological sites at Devdaha, Ramagram and Drive back to Bhairahawa (3-4 hrs.)
    • 35 min flight back to Kathmandu from Bhairahawa.
    • Overnight at your Kathmandu hotel Kathmandu, inclusive of breakfast.

  • day 07

    Final Departure.

    • Drive to airport to connect your another destination.
    • A Nepal Tour Guide representative will take you to the airport 3 hrs prior to your flight.

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Price Included

  • All Surface transport in Private Vehicle with AC.
  • All government charges and official charges.
  • An experienced English speaking tour guide throughout the trip.
  • All accommodations with 3 star category hotel with Breakfast.
  • Airport pickup and drop.

Price Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Anything not mentioned in the cost includes and itinerary.

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      Trip Overview :

      Explore the Birthplace of Gautam Buddha on Kathmandu Lumbini Tour

      Situated in southern Nepal close to the Indian border, Lumbini is a historical delight for travellers. Surrounded by more than 100 ancient monuments, temples, international monasteries, and the likes, Lumbini is an open museum. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, Lumbini became one of many core pilgrimage sites after the teachings of Buddha spread all over the globe.

      You can visit over 30 Buddhist monasteries built by countries from around the world like China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Germany, France etc. Each monasteries have their own unique architecture to showcase and this gives you the chance to admire the diverse international heritage at one single  place. These establishments organise religious and spiritual programs throughout the year so you have a greater chance of immersing yourself in any of the Buddhist traditions.

      Soak up the peaceful atmosphere and above all  visit the Maya Devi Temple which dates back to more than 2,200 years. This temple marks the exact spot where Queen Maya Devi, feeling the onset of labor pains, grabbed hold of the branches of a shade tree and gave birth to Siddharta Gautama in around 563 BC.

      Standing adjacent to the temple lies a sacred pool and a garden, both of which are significant to the life of Gautam Buddha. The Sacred garden is said to have been known as a beautiful garden in the Buddha's time and still retains its legendary charm and beauty.

      The gardens are just a short walk or rickshaw ride away from the main road. Stepping into the garden you’ll find the Ashoka Pillars that commemorate Ashoka's visit around the year 249 BC, the year he converted to Buddhism. The inscriptions on these pillars are said to be the oldest  inscription found in Nepal. The interesting saga behind the monument and its spiritual significance make the Ashokan Pillar a must-visit site for history, religious and architectural enthusiasts.

      The inscriptions on these pillars are said to be the oldest  inscription found in Nepal. The interesting saga behind the monument and its spiritual significance make the Ashokan Pillar a must-visit site for history, religious and architectural enthusiasts.

      The sacred pond, on the other hand is known to have existed before Siddhartha Gautam. This pond is where the infant prince is said to have been given his purification bath. The pond also used to be the royal bath spot of Queen Maya Devi.

      Located outside the main temple compound yet easily accessible by rickshaw, lies the gleaming-white World Peace Pagoda constructed by Japanese Buddhists. This pagoda is the counterpart to the Flame of Peace monument in Okinawa, Japan, and is a symbol of tranquility.

      Spreading over an area of 6 km square around the World Peace Pagoda are the wetlands which has now become a popular crane sanctuary. You could stand a good chance of seeing rare cranes stalking through the fields, as well as the large blue bulls.

      Following the path of the tower and making your way on top will give you some excellent views over the wetlands. Now a laid-back town in western Nepal, Lumbini was once part of the ancient Koliya Kingdom, founded by Shakya dynasty during the late Vedic period.

      It’s closed culture guides you into quiet, reflective moments you rarely get when you travel. Walk shoulder to shoulder with locals and tourists, and what you will hear, smell, taste will be nothing less than simple devotion lingering from ancient times.

      Trip Highlights
      • The Sacred Garden and the Sacred Pool are very important archaeological sites connected to the life of Siddharta Gautam.
      • The Maya Devi Temple takes you to the heart of Buddhist religion. Bring the birthplace of Siddhartha Gaumtam, this temple is also the birthplace of Buddhism.
      • Tilaurakot- the ancient capital of Kapilvastu kingdom where Siddharta Gaumtam spent his household years.
      • Large wetlands that is now the crane sanctuary and is also home to Blue Bulls.
      • Devdaha- ancient town about 54 kms east of Lumbini. This is the maternal home of Queen Maya Devi and also where Siddhartha Gautam spent his childhood.
      • International monasteries zone where you can visit more than 30 different international monasteries each with their own identity and tradition.

      Itinerary

      • * Day-01 : Your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
      • * Day-02 : Kathmandu - Bhairahawa - Lumbini
      • * Day-03 : Visit the Mayadevi Temple and tour of surrounding areas.
      • * Day-04 : Visit the surrounding villages and observe rural culture.
      • * Day-05 : Lumbini - Kapilavastu - Bhairahawa
      • * Day-06 : Devdaha - Ramagram - Bhairahawa - Kathmandu
      • * Day-07 : Final Departure.

      Includes

      • All Surface transport in Private Vehicle with AC.
      • All government charges and official charges.
      • An experienced English speaking tour guide throughout the trip.
      • All accommodations with 3 star category hotel with Breakfast.
      • Airport pickup and drop.

      Excludes

      • Lunch and dinner.
      • Sightseeing entrance fee.
      • Personal Expenses.
      • Anything not mentioned in the cost includes and itinerary.

      Contact Us

      • Thamel Dabali Marg, Kathmandu 44600 ,Nepal
      • GPO Box No.: 24175
      • Office Number: +977 1 4417940
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