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Lumbini

Lumbini Tours

LUMBINI Tours -- The Birth Place of Lord Buddha:

The Lumbini garden located in the Rupandehi district of Lumbini Zone is considered as a highly sacred site. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the messenger of peace , is one of the holiest places on the earth. Lord Buddha's mother, Shakya Queen Mayavati, gave birth to prince Gautam inside the beautiful Lumbini garden in 623 BC. She was on her way from her parent's home as Devdaha to her husband's home at Taulihawa. The holy Lumbini is the most sacred pilgrimage site for the millions of Buddhist throughout the world. Most of the tourist arriving in Nepal visit Lumbini charractereized by peaceful environment and the numerous temples and monasteries constructed by various countries. Lumbini is a suitable place to understand the historic background of Buddhism as well as the life history of Lord Buddha.The temple dedicated to Mayadevi is the main attraction of Lumbini. Located beside the temple are the holy Phshkirini Lake and the Ashol Pillar erected by emperor Ashok of Magadh, India to make the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

The Mayadevi Temple, the Birth Marker Stone, The Ashok Pillar, the Idol of hugMayadevi, the holy Pushkirini Lake, the Eternal Peace Flame and the numerous huge monasteries constructed by different countries are the major attraction of Lumbini. Lumbiuni has been listed in the UNESCOS World Heritage Sites in 1997 AD due to its religious importance and historical background. Lumbini is located 22 km west from Bhairahawa's Siddharthanagar. And at a distance of 300 km form Kathmandu to Bhairahawa airport. Likewise, there is also the choice of flight from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa airport. Day & Night buses to Lumbini are found at Kathmandu's and also have different type of accommodation facilities can be found at Lumbini ranging from ordinary lodge to Luxurious hotel.

IMPORTANT HERITAGES OF LUMBINI - MAYADEVI TEMPLE: The Mayadevi temple is the most important temple among the ancient heritages located within the Lumbini garden. The temple houses ancient idol of Mayadevi, the Birth Maker Stone and the ruins from 3rd century BC to 7th century BC. The interior of the temple has a heavenly peaceful environment that brings to life the clairvoyance from ancient time. Tourist love to take photographs of the treasure trove of the ancient artifacts. It takes 10 - 15 minutes of foot and 5 minutes by rickshaw to reach the Mayadevi temp;le from the main entrance of Lumbini

ASHOK PILLAR: The Ashok Pillar located within the Lumbini Garden is regarded as an important historical heritage. Famous Mourya enperor Ashok of Magadh in India had ordered the p;illar to be erected in 249 BC while on a p;ilgrimage following the advice of his sp;iritual teacher Upagupta. Emperor Ashok had erected the pillar along with a stone tablet that has inscription saying "Shakyamuni Buddha was born here" The pillar and the inscription stand as a testament of Lumbini being the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The Ashok Pillar has p;roven to the world that Lord Buddha was born in Nepal. The Pillar stands adjacent to the Mayadevi Temple.

HOLY PUSHKIRINI LAKE: Prior to giving birth to Lord Buddha, his mother Mayadevi had taken a bath in the sacred Pushkirini Lake situated near the Ashok Pillar to the south. The ancient lake is a major attraction for tourist. It is traditionally believed that Lord Buddhat was bathed with the water from the same lake after his birth.

BIRTH MAKER STONE: The Stone Maker of Lord Buddha's birth place is preserved within the Mayadevi Temple enclosed in a glass box. The marker stone precisely marks the birth place of Lord Buddha. The marker stone was unearthed in 1996 AD during an archcological exacavation.

IDOL OF MAYADEVI: The 3 feet tall idol of Mayadevi carved on a stone tablet is estimated to have been originated in the 4th century. The idol is located in the sancrum of the Mayadevi Temple. The carved figure over the stone tablet has hoever eroded and the carved figures have been obscured. The idol is also known as the Birth idol is also known as the Birth idol as it depicts the birth of Lord Buddha. The idol shows Mayadevi learning to a tree while giving birth and there are two heavenly messengers waiting to receive Buddha. Figure of infant Buddha is at the centre of the idol.

WORLD PEACE STUPA: The World Peace Stupa was constructed at Lumbini to spread the message of peace, friendship and goodwill in the world and to raise awarencess to keep the earth pure and clear. The 42.5 m tall stupa is one of the mojor attractions of Lumbini. The stupa was constructed as p;art of the campaign by Japanese Buddhist preacher Fujing to construct World Peace Stupas in different parts of world. It takes 40-50 minutes to reach the World Peace Stupa from the Mayadevi Temple. Very few tourist arriving at Lumbini miss a visit to the World's Peace Stupa. The hevenly serene atmosphere around the stupa and the attractivepiece of art that adorn the stup;a entice the visitors

WORLD PEACE FLAME: The eternal World Peace Flame is a major attraction of the Lumbini garden located at the centre of the garden. Tourist flock to observe the flame that is kept glowing uninterrupted 24 hours a day. The flame was lighted on 1st November 1986 AD by the then Prince Gyandra Shah. The flame that reprensents peace and fraternity in the world was brought from the United States of America as part of the celebration of the International Peace Year.The eternal flame can be reached at the end of a 10 minutes walk from the Mayadevi .

Suggested Itinerary:

TRIP FACT:
DURATION: 5 Nights / 6 DAYS
Place Cover: Kathmandu, & Lumbini
Package Plan: Bed & Breakfast Only
Tour Start From : Kathmandu
Tour End Point: Kathmandu
Trip Plan: Private Basis
Activity: cultural, Historical, Pilgrimage & Holidays Leisure.
Accommodation: Hotels
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Van, Hiace, Coaster or Bus / By Flight

OUTLINE ITINERARY;

ARRIVAL & KATHMANDU CITY TOUR - BB Plan
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel and Rest of the day free & leisure.
Day 02: After Breakfast - Full Day Sightseeing with Guide Pasupatinath, Boudhanath, Swyambhunath & Patan D. Sq.

KATHMANDU TO LUMBINI - BB Plan
Day 03: Departure to Lumbini from KATHMANDU / Arrival at Lumbini and Check in hotel
Day 04: Full day Sightseeing at Lumbini Garden / After Lunch, Visit Monasteries on your own.

Some interesting places to see in Lumbini are:
Tilaurakot, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Arorakot. Gotihawa , Kapilavastu and many more. One of the most famous Buddhist places of pilgrimage in the world is no doubt Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. It lies in Kapilavastu district of Western Nepal, which is about 250 k.m. exciting drive from Kathmandu. The nearest way to reach Lumbini is by flight to Bhairawa (GAUTAM BUDDHA AIRPORT), which is approximately 35 minutes flight.

LUMBINI - KATHMANDU:
Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu or Extension Trip to Pokhara or Chitwan National Park.
Day 06: Transfer to airport for the flight to onward destination. Service End

Includes
· Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis in 3 star hotel Kathmandu - 3 Nights & 2 Night at Lumbini
· Sightseeing in Kathmandu, & Lumbini
· English Speaking City Tour guide during Sightseeing period.
· Private Transportation throughout trip by Car, Van, Jeep, Hiace or Bus (Depend on Group Size)
· Airport Arrival & Departure by private non a/c transport (As per group size)
· Daily Breakfast both Kathmandu & Lumbini Hotel.

Excludes
· Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Lumbini / Bar bills & Beverage
· Tipping / · Phone calls & Laundry / Personal Nature Expenses
· Entrance Fee during sightseeing point.
· Optional Tours which is not mention above itinerary.

EXTENSION TOURS:
POKHARA - Culture, Nature and Adventure- Attraction:- Paragliding / Ultra Flight / Bungee / Zip Flyer / Rafting CHITWAN for Adventure & Safari Activities - Attraction:- Wildlife & Tharu Culture (Safari Activities)
NAGARKOT for Sunrise, Sunset, Mt View or Holiday Leisure / Day Trip Hiking etc. Nagarkot

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INDIAN
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Rs 8,600/- Per Person - Standard
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Rs 8,600/- Per Person - Standard
Rs xxxxxxx xxxxxxxx - Deluxe Hotel

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