Lumbini Tour

Lumbini tour takes you to the birth place of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Lumbini is the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal.

Lumbini Tour 02 Nights 03 Days

Lumbini Tour cost USD 380 per person (Min. Group size: 02)

Located at Rupendehi district, in the western plain region of Nepal, Terai region, Gautam Buddha is said to be born between 4th – 6th centuries. Before he was known to the world as the Light of Asia, Gautam Buddha was the prince of Kapilvastu. He abandoned his royal life in search for reasons and cures for the human sufferings.

In the beautiful Sal grove, the garden renowned for the beauty of its shady grove of lush green trees and colorful flowers Maya Devi, the queen of Shakya King Suddhodan of Kapilvastu, in the day of Baisakha Poornima(the full moon-day of My 623 BC), took bath in the Pushkarni (the Sacred Pond) and proceeded towards the north. Suddenly, she felt labor pain, took decent support of a tree branch and she gave birth to the Crown Prince Siddhartha. Newly born Prince Siddhartha took his first seven steps and uttered an epoch-making message to the suffering humanity. The same Sal grove is well known as the Lumbini Garden and covers an area of 1x3 sq miles (2.56 sq km). It encompasses three zones each covering one square mile, united by a walkway and a canal.

Lumbini is one of the four magnets for pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of Buddha, the others being at Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya and Sarnath. Lumbini is one place where you can see the devotion from different country towards Buddism in one place. You will see the monasteries built by different countries in their own unique architecture. You can see the pillars built by Emporer Ashoka of India which proves the birth of Buddha and his support for his teachings.

Note: Lumbini Tour can be extended to other buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per our clients' request.

Detail Itinerary - Lumbini Tour

Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini

After breakfast your tour guide will come to receive you at your hotel. On this day you will be driving to Lumbini. The drive is of around approximately 7hrs - 8 hrs. On reaching Lumbini you can rest for the day.

Accommodation

Transport

Day 2

Lumbini Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast you will be visiting the Mayadevi Temple, the Monastic Zone (East Monastic Zone is dedicated for the construction of Theravada monasteries from different countries where as West Monastic Zone which is dedicated for the construction of Mahayana traditional monasteries from all over the world.) and the New Lumbini Village.

Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Day 3

Drive from Lumbini to Kathmandu

After breakfast at the Hotel you will visit religious and archaeological sites at Tilaurakot and its surroundings. After the site visit you will be driving back to Kathmandu.

Meals - Breakfast

Transport

Cost Includes - Lumbini Tour

01. All land transport by a private vehicle with driver.

02. All accommodation in Lumbini with breakfast.

03. Lumbini sightseeing tour.

Cost Excludes - Lumbini Tour

01. Monastery or temple entrance fees.

02. International flights, visa and departure taxes.

03. Travel insurance and emergency evacuation.

04. Cost of laundry, phone call, tips and internet.

05. Personal expenses such as soft and hard drinks, Hot water, Mineral water, Cold drinks etc.

06. All the expenses in except on tour.

07. Nepal entry visa fees.

Trip Notes - Lumbini Tour

Note: Lumbini Tour can be extended to other buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per our clients' request.


LUMBINI SACRED GARDEN
It is the Sacred Garden, the heart of Prof. Tange’s design, the ultimate objective of the plan, to create an atmosphere of spirituality peace, universal brotherhood and non-violence consisting with the time and Buddha’s message to the world. The zone shelters the ancient monuments at the center in a freshly restored atmosphere of serene and lush forestation and pond all around the complex, spreading 2.56 sq. Km, posses all the treasures of the history. Strolling around the garden, one comes to conclude the reason of the global initiative to promote Lumbini ‘The Foundation of World Peace’.


MAYADEVI TEMPLE
It is the heart of all monuments at this holy site. The temple complex bears the testimony of several layers of constructions over the centuries. It is fully restored and graced by the then HM King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, on the 2547th auspicious birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. Inside the temple one can see the foundation remains of the early Mayadevi Temple that dates back to the 3rd century B.C. the upper floor remains open for meditation platform.


MONASTIC ZONE
This is the Eastern Lane of the Theravada Monastic Zone, crossing the Thai Monastery and Stupas, built by the Government of Thailand. The architecture design is typical to Thai environs. There after one will pass to Mahamaya Bishwa-Shanti Buddha Bihar constructed by the Maha Bodhi Society of India, Kolkotta; neighbouring is the Buddha Dharmakar Sabha, built by the Buddhist Society of West Bengal, India, giving a South Asian Locality. One will pass the Burmese Temple called Lomkani Cula Pagoda and the Monastery build by the Government of Myanmar, correspond to different Buddhist World. One will cross the Lankan Monastery constructed by the Government of Ceylon represent different architecture, culture, surrounding including the system of the Monks. The next is the Bhikshuni Sangha, built by the International Gautami Nun Society, Nepal – typical monastery in replication of Swayambhu Chaitya, with the Buddhist philosophy of thirteen cosmetic steps to Nirvana and three pinnacle-stages. One can enter to Nepal Vipasana Centre and easily learn the meditation practice and methods. No-doubt, all the monasteries also provide meditation practice. However, the center is particularly located for the purpose. Further information can be sought from the temporary Tourist Information Center, near about. After immersed deeply in the serenity of the spiritual atmosphere, one will enter the Sacred Garden crossing the Shanti Deep, the symbol of peace and prosperity of human existence-the Eternal Peace Flame.


THE LUMBINI CULTURAL SITES
On the walkway to the Lumbini Cultural site, the several interesting sites crossing from the Reiyukai International (Japan), one can visit Lumbini Museum, containing Mauryan and Kushan coins, religious manuscripts, terra-cotta fragments, and stones and metal sculptures and many other archaeological values. On the other side one can view the Lumbini international Research Institute, a peculiar architectural design, provides research facilities for the study of Buddhism and other religions. It contains over 12,000 religion, philosophy, art and architecture books. Besides, there are Peace Hall(Auditorium), Archaelogical offices, High School Complex, Boat Station, Lumbini Square, Symbolic Pavilion and Camping Ground, which are yet to be completed. The Crane Sanctuary, Peace Stupa, Harahawa River, Boating Station, gives worthy experienced in the ambiance of Buddhist World. Passing through the Friendship Bridge, the symbol of coexistence, one will enter the Monastic Enclaves, bisects by a Central Link, have 42 plots allotted for new monasteries- Theravada and Mahayana sects of Buddhism. Some of them, east with 9 out of 13, and west with 19 out of 29 so far been constructed.

Trip Reviews - Lumbini Tour

Tour Type
Buddhist Pilgrimage - Sightseeing Tour


Places to see

Lumbini

Lumbini Sacred Garden
Mayadevi Temple
Monastic Zone
The Lumbini Cultural Sites

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