LUMBINI PILGRIMS TOUR

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LUMBINI PILGRIMS TOUR - Lumbini is the hallowed birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam, the Shakya prince, the eventual Shakyamuni and the ultimate Buddha-the Enlightened One. The main attraction at Lumbini is the Sacred Garden that is spread over 8 sq km and possess all the treasures of the historic area. The Lumbini famous places are meditation centers and bahals being constructed in the International Monastery Zone by various countries such as Japan, China India, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Srilanka, France and Germany.

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 located at Kapilavastu district of Western Nepal, which is about 280 k.m. exciting drive from Kathmandu. The nearest way to reach Lumbini is by flight to Bhairahawa, which is approximately 35 minutes flight.

At your hotel in Lumbini after breakfast meet the guide and drive to tour destination of Lumbini. visit half day sightseeing of the popular shrines Peace Pagoda, Lumbini Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Tara Foundation, World China Temple, Thai Monastery, Burmese (Myanmar) Temple, Nepal Buddha Temple and Dharmaswami Buddhist monastery. Evening explore the Lumbini Bazar.

Interesting places to see around Lumbini are
1. Ashoka pillar with ancient inscription.
2. Mayadevi Mandir dedicated to the mother of Lord Buddha.
3. Siddhartha pond where Buddha was bathed after his birth.
4. Mahayana monastery.
5. Lumbini garden.
6. Ramagrama, the maternal hometown of Buddha.

Day 01 - KATHMANDU - LUMBINI GARDEN - DRIVE OR FLY:: 280 Kms / 8 Hrs Drive / By Flight 35 minutes.
Early Morning, Drive process to Lumbini. Approx. 8 Hrs Journey via Narayanghat Bazar. Chekc in Hotel at Lumbini. Short Visit around the Lumbini Village

Day 02 - FULL DAY LUMBINI GARDEN SIGHTSEEING:
SIGHTSEEING LUMBINI GARDEN WITH MAYA DEVI TEMPLE, ASHOKA PILLAR, HOLY PUSKARINI TEMPLE, BIRTH MAKER STONE, IDOL OF MAYA DEVI, WORLD PEACE STUPA, ETERNAL PEACE FLAME, & MANY MONASTERIES.

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 temple from the main entrance of Lumbini.

Lumbini

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.

ASHOK PILLAR: The Ashok Pillar located within the Lumbini Garden is regarded as an important historical heritage. Famous Mourya emperor Ashok of Magadh in India had ordered the pillar to be erected in 249 BC while on a pilgrimage 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 proven to the world that Lord Buddha was born in Nepal. The Pillar stands adjacent to the Mayadevi Temple.

Ashoka PillarAshoka Pillar Lumbini

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 archaeological excavation.

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 sanctum of the Mayadevi Temple. The carved figure over the stone tablet has however eroded and the carved figures have been obscured. The idol is also known as the Birth. 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 center 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 awareness to keep the earth pure and clear. The 42.5 m tall stupa is one of the major 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 heavenly serene atmosphere around the stupa and the attractive piece of art that adorn the stupa entice the visitors

Peace StupaPeace Stupa Lumbini

WORLD PEACE FLAME:The eternal World Peace Flame is a major attraction of the Lumbini garden located at the center 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 represents 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 .

Eternal Peace FlameEternal World Peace Flame Lumbini After Lunch, Visit different countries temple and monastery around the Lumbini Garden.
Chinese Temple LumbiniChinese Temple Lumbini MonasteryMonastery in Lumbini Myanmar MonasteryMyanmar Monastery in Lumbini Thailand TempleThai Temple in Lumbini

Day 03 - LUMBINI TO KATHMANDU:
EARLY BREAKFAST & DRIVE OR FLY TO KATHMANDU

Inclusion:
Transportation / Lumbini Garden Sightseeing / Hotel Accommodation on BB Plan / Guide etc

Cost Excludes:
Lunch and Dinner / Temple,Monastery and Monument Entrance fee / Personal Nature Expenses such as laundry, telephone call, bar bills,beverage and tips etc / Flight tickets / Optional tour if any which is not includes our package. | What to See more in Lumbini Garden

How to go Lumbini Garden:

By Local Bus: Dep. 5.30 am from Central Bus Terminal - Gongabu (Every Day) / Bus Fare - Rs 950/- Per Person
By Tourist Bus: Dep 6.00 am from Sundhara, Kathmandu - Every Day / Bus Fare - Rs 1200/- Per Person
By Flight: Buddha Air / Yeti Air. Dep: From 9.30 am to 5.00 pm (Every Day) Check Flight Fare & latest Flight Schedule
By Private Vehicles: Car / Jeep / Micro / Hiace / Bus: Contact us for price cost.

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