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Lumbini Tour

Lumbini Tour

Lumbini Tour Overview

Nestled in the lush plains of Nepal lies a place of profound spiritual significance and historical resonance - Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Revered for its serenity, cultural richness, and spiritual allure, Lumbini stands as a timeless testament to the teachings of peace and enlightenment. A journey to this sacred site promises an experience that transcends mere tourism, offering a profound connection to both history and spirituality.

Exploring Lumbini: The Birthplace of Lord Buddha

Embracing Spiritual Magnificence

Lumbini, located in the Rupandehi district of Nepal, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The region is adorned with monasteries, temples, and historical relics that echo the life and teachings of Prince Siddhartha, who later became known as Gautama Buddha. The Maya Devi Temple, where Buddha was born, is a central point of pilgrimage, drawing devotees and visitors from across the globe.

The ambiance of Lumbini is steeped in tranquility. Strolling through the sacred gardens, visitors encounter the famous Ashoka Pillar, an inscription erected by the Indian Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC, marking the birthplace of Buddha. The surrounding monastic zones, established by various Buddhist communities worldwide, provide a unique insight into the diverse architectural styles and spiritual practices of Buddhism.

A Glimpse into Cultural Heritage

Lumbini isn't just a spiritual destination; it's also a treasure trove of historical and cultural heritage. The Lumbini Museum exhibits an extensive collection of artifacts, sculptures, and historical relics dating back to the life of Buddha. These artifacts help visitors understand the evolution of Buddhism and its cultural impact on the region.

Exploring the nearby Kapilvastu, the ancient Shakya kingdom where young Siddhartha spent his early years, adds a layer of historical depth to the journey. The remnants of ancient stupas and palaces offer a glimpse into the rich history of the region, enhancing the overall cultural experience.

Lumbini Tour Packages: A Journey of Enlightening Experiences

Guided Pilgrimages and Meditative Retreats

Lumbini offers a variety of tour packages tailored to cater to different interests and preferences. Visitors can partake in guided pilgrimages led by knowledgeable guides, who provide insights into the spiritual significance and historical anecdotes associated with the site. These guided tours often include visits to monasteries, archaeological sites, and key landmarks within the Lumbini complex.

For those seeking a deeper connection with spirituality, meditation and yoga retreats are available. These retreats, offered by various monasteries and spiritual centers, provide an opportunity to immerse oneself in the teachings of Buddha and experience inner peace in the serene surroundings of Lumbini.

Cultural Immersion and Heritage Tours

Lumbini tour packages also encompass cultural immersion experiences. Travelers can engage in activities such as interacting with local communities, witnessing traditional Tharu cultural performances, and exploring the nearby villages to understand the lifestyle and customs of the region.

Heritage tours, inclusive of visits to archaeological sites beyond Lumbini, provide a holistic view of the historical evolution and cultural richness of the area. These tours often include visits to nearby attractions like Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, and Niglihawa, further enriching the journey with their historical significance.

Conclusion: Embracing Enlightenment in Lumbini

A visit to Lumbini is not merely a sightseeing tour; it's a spiritual journey that offers a profound understanding of Buddhism, a cultural immersion in the heritage of Nepal, and a serene escape into tranquility. The tour packages available cater to the diverse interests of travelers, ensuring that each visitor finds their own path to enlightenment and a deeper connection to the teachings of Lord Buddha.

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history, spirituality, and culture that Lumbini offers, and embark on a journey that not only enriches the mind but also nourishes the soul. Discover the birthplace of one of the world's greatest spiritual leaders and find your own moments of tranquility amidst the echoes of ancient wisdom.

Lumbini Tour Itinerary

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Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with BB plan by Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks staff

Drive to Lumbini from Kathmandu by tourist bus 10 hrs overnight hotel with BB plan.

days tour in Lumbini with cultural Guide and enjoy overnight hotel with BB plan

days tour in Lumbini with cultural Guide and enjoy overnight hotel with BB plan


Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus and overnight hotel with Bb plan


Lumbini Tour Cost Includes?

  • Airport pickup and drop
  • 2 night's hotel in Kathmandu
  • 2 night's hotel and food in Lumbini
  • Fee
  • Tour Guide with his salary and accommodation everything
  • Tourist bus to Chitwan and back to Kathmandu

Lumbini Tour Cost Excludes?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Lumbini
  • Insurance
  • Any kind of bar bill

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Lumbini Tour Additional Information

Lord Buddha Birth Place Lumbini;

In The Buddha's time, Lumbini was situated in the east of Kapilavastu and southwest Devadaha of Shakya, an oligarchic republic. According to Buddhist tradition, it was there, that the Buddha was born. A pillar discovered at Rummindei in 1896 is believed to mark the spot of Ashoka's visit to Lumbini. The site was not known as Lumbini before the pillar was discovered. According to an inscription on the pillar, it was placed there by the people then in charge of the park to commemorate Ashoka visit and gifts. The park was previously known as Rummindei, 3.2 km north of Bhagavanpura.

The Sutta Nipata vs. 683 states that the Buddha was born in a village of the Sakyans in the Lumbineyya Janapada. The Buddha stayed in Lumbinivana during his visit to Devadaha and there preached the Devadaha Sutta.

Information Pillars of Ashoka

In 1896, General Khadga Samsher Rana and Alois Anton Führer discovered a great stone pillar at Rummindei, according to the crucial historical records made by the ancient Chinese monk-pilgrim Xuanzang in the 7th century CE and by another ancient Chinese monk-pilgrim Faxian in the early 5th century CE. The Brahmi inscription on the pillar gives evidence that Ashoka, emperor of the Maurya Empire, visited the place in 3rd-century BCE and identified it as the birth-place of the Buddha. The inscription was translated by Paranavitana

When King Devanampriya Priyadarsin had been anointed twenty years, he came himself and worshipped because the Buddha Shakyamuni was born here. Both caused to be made a stone bearing a horse and caused a stone pillar to be set up, that the Blessed One was born here. Made the village of Lumbini free of taxes, and paying the eighth share.

-The Rummindei Edict, one of the Minor Pillar Edicts of Ashoka.

At the top of the pillar, there is a second inscription by king Ripumalla (13-14th century CE), who is also known from an inscription at the Nigali Sagar pillar:

'Om Mani Padme hum May Prince Ripu Malla belong victorious'

-Inscription of King Ripumalla on the Lumbini pillar of Ashoka, (13-14th centuries).

The second pillar of Ashoka is located about 22 kilometers to the northwest of Lumbini, the Nigali Sagar pillar (with inscription), and a third one 24 kilometers to the west, the Gotihawa pillar (without inscription).

Excavation at the Mayadevi Temple in 2013

According to Robin Coningham, excavations beneath existing brick structures at the Mayadevi Temple at Lumbini provide evidence for an older timber structure beneath the walls of a brick Buddhist shrine built during the Ashokan era (3rd-century BCE). The layout of the Ashokan shrine closely follows that of the earlier timber structure, which suggests a continuity of worship at the site. The pre-Mauryan timber structure appears to be an ancient tree shrine. Radiocarbon dating of charcoal from the wooden postholes and optically stimulated luminescence dating of elements in the soil suggests human activity began at Lumbini around 1000 BCE. The site, states Coningham, maybe a Buddhist monument from 6th-century BCE. Other scholars state that the excavations revealed nothing that is Buddhist, and they only confirm that the site predates the Buddha.

Mayadevi Temple and ruins of ancient monasteries in Lumbini

Lumbini is 4.8 km in length and 1.6 km in width. The holy site of Lumbini is bordered by a large monastic zone in which only monasteries can be built, no shops, hotels or restaurants. It is separated into an eastern and western monastic zone, the eastern having the Theravadin monasteries, the western having Mahayana and Vajrayana monasteries. There is long water-filled canal separating the western and eastern zones, with a series of brick arch bridges joining the two sides along the length. The canal is serviced by simple outboard motor boats at the north end which provides tours.

The holy site of Lumbini has ruins of ancient monasteries, a sacred Bodhi tree, an ancient bathing pond, the Ashokan pillar, and the Mayadevi Temple, where the supposed place of birth of Buddha is located. From early morning to early evening, pilgrims from various countries perform chanting and meditation at the site.

Nipponzan Myohoji decided to build a Peace Pagoda in the park in 2001, which is visited by many different cultures and religions every day.

Because some Hindus regard the Buddha as an incarnation of Vishnu, thousands of Hindus have begun to come here on pilgrimage during the full moon of the Nepali month of Baisakh (April–May) to worship Queen Mayadevi as Rupa Devi, the mother goddess of Lumbini.


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