Lumbini Tours

Lumbini Tours

Lumbini (World's peace destination) is known all over the world as the birth place of Prince Siddhartha who later on became the Buddha. It is situated on the foothills of the Churiya range in the district of Rupandehi, 300km southwest of capital Kathmandu.  Being the birth place of the Buddha, Lumbini has long been exalted as a great centre of pilgrimage for both the Hindus and the Buddhists. It is incidentally the first and foremost site of pilgrimage among the Chatumahasthana. Much of the Buddhist scriptures proclaim that the newly born Prince Siddhartha took seven steps and uttered some precious words as epoch making message to the suffering humanity. It happened in the beautiful sal grove of Lumbini, Nepal. Lumbini is also famous for its garden. Legend has it that Maya Devi, the queen of Sakya King Suddhodana of Kapilavastu, on the way to her maternal hometown Devadaha, gave birth to Prince Siddhartha in this garden.

Monuments at Lumbini
Lumbini holds within itself various stories, myths and legends. As a pilgrimage site today, Lumbini retains its ancient charm and its sense of solitude. A monastic site was built on the sacred spot of the Buddha's birth. The birth-spot is the most holy spot in entire Lumbini and has attracted numerous devotees who have erected structures to pay homage to the Buddha.

The Maya Devi Temple
The shrine of Maya Devi, the mother of the Buddha, is at the heart of all these monuments. Several layers of construction work commemorate this complex. The main object of worship here is the nativity sculpture. The restored Maya Devi temple was reopened on May 16, 2003 on the 2547th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. Government of Nepal and LDT jointly restored the temple. The ground floor consists of the remains of the foundations of the early Maya Devi Temple that dates back to 3rd century BC. This is incidentally the place where Buddha was born.=

The Marker Stone
This stone is located in the deeply buried in the sanctum sanatorium which pinpoints the exact location of the birth of Lord Buddha. This was discovered after meticulous excavation of the Maya Devi Temple site in 1996. The exact size of Marker Stone is 70×40×10 cm. This is now covered with a bulletproof glass.

The Nativity Sculpture
The very idol of Maya Devi, also known as the Nativity sculpture dates back to 4th century AD. It is a depiction of Maya Devi holding the branch of a tree with her right hand for support. Next to her Gautami Prajapati, her own sister, in supporting posture in the time of delivery is standing. The newly born prince Siddhartha is standing upright on a lotus pedestal, with two celestial figures receiving him.

The Puskarini or Holy Pond
Nearby you have the Ashokan Pillar erected by emperor Ashoka. Next to it is the holy pond also known as the Pushkarni. It is believed that Maya Devi had taken a bath here before giving birth to Buddha. It is also the site where the infant prince Siddhartha was given his first purification bath. The pond has terraced steps and is riveted by beautifully layered bricks.

The Asokan Pillar
Built by emperor Ashoka, the Ashokan Pillar is the first epigraphic evidence relating to the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The Pillar is therefore historically significant. The inscription engraved by Emperor Ashoka is still intact and testifies the authenticity of the birthplace. The text written in Brahmi script and pali language is translated as follows:

Other Attractions
The Monasteries of Royal Thai (Thailand),
Chinese Monastery (China)
Vietnam Phat Quoc Tu (Vietnam
Mahabodhi Society of Kolkotta (India)
International Nun's Society (Nepal)
The Great Lotus Stupa (Tara Foundation, Germany)
Myanmar Monastery (Myanmar)
Vipasana Mediation Center (Nepal)
Lumbini Museum
Lumbini International Research Institute
World Peace Pagoda
Eternal Peace Flame
Peace Bell and Crane Sanctuary

Lumbini - Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport
You will meet Mission Eco Trek Representative at the airport then transfer to hotel. Afternoon free and evening briefing about the tour package by your tour guide. Overnight at Hotel

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After breakfast, spend your half day sight-seeing experiencing and exploring Patan Durbar Square (also visit Golden Temple Monastery and Mahabauddha Monastery) and Boudhanath. Overnight at Hotel

Day 3: Kathmandu to Lumbini:
After breakfast, fly to Bhairahawa then transfer to hotel by Hotel Representative. Visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Overnight at hotel in Lumbini

Day 4: Sightseeing in Lumbini
Morning Prayer at the monastery and visit the religious and historical sites. Full day activities and overnight at hotel in Lumbini

Day 5: Lumbini to Kathmandu
After breakfast, fly back to Kathmandu. Afternoon free on your own for shopping. Overnight at hotel

Day 6: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After breakfast, spend your half day sight-seeing experiencing and exploring Swoyambunath (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu durbar squire and Pasupatinath.  Evening Join a fare well dinner with live cultural show hosted by Mission Eco Trek and overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Fly back Home
Transfer to airport by Representative for final departure.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

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Cost Information

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Nepal Visa Information

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