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Lumbini Tour is especially designed to bring you to the birth place of Lord Buddha; The Lumbini. The Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini in 6th century B.C. It is situated 300 km away from Kathmandu in Rubandehi District of Southern Terai (lowland), at an altitude of 600 ft. above sea level. Lumbini is the holy land for Buddhist people. In 1998, Lumbini was declared as the Fountain of world peace and the pilgrimage for all the peace loving people of the world. Lumbini is one of the popular tourist destinations of Nepal. More than 400,000 people visit Lumbini every year.
The Lumbini Tour provides insight into the life of Lord Buddha and the development of Buddhism. There are 62 archaeological sites scattered outside the Lumbini Garden. The tour goes through Tilaurakot, Kudan, Gotihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Aurorakot, Devadaha and Ramagrama all bearing significance to the life, enlightenment and death of Buddha.
Some important places in Lumbini are:
The Lumbini Garden: This is the site marked by a certain stone pillar erected by the Indian Emperor Ashoka at about 245 B.C. The most important discovery in this place is a stone marked to suggest the exact birthplace of Buddha.
Mayadevi Temple: This temple, dedicated to the mother of lord Buddha- Maya Devi, was excavated a few years ago. Many sculptures and carving in which the figures and designs are only slightly projecting from their background are seen here.
Pushkarni pond: This is the pond where Mayadevi is said to have had a bath before giving birth to Buddha.
Tilaurakot: Tilaurakot has been identified by archaeologists as the actual capital of Kapilvastu and the home of King Suddhodhan, father of Prince Siddhartha who later went on to become the Buddha. This is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha spent the first 29 years of his princely life. Chinese travelers who visited Tilaurakot more than 2500 years ago reported seeing numerous stupas, monasteries and palaces. The Chinese pilgrims Fa-Hien and Hiuen – Tsang noted that they saw Kapilvastu in complete ruins and counted 10 deserted cities within Kapilvastu. King Virudhaka, who massacred the Shakyas during the last days of Lord Buddha, is said to have destroyed the cities. It is located around 27 kms west of Lumbini and 3 Kms from Taulihawa town, a joint effort by Nepali and Japanese archaeologists recovered the royal town of Tilaurakot.
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Drive: Kathmandu-Lumbini (350km)After breakfast in Kathmandu, you’ll take local tourist bus for Lumbini. And drive to Lumbini. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel and rest at hotel. Accommodation: Lumbini Buddha Garden Included Meals: No
Day 03: Drive: Lumbini- KathmanduAfter breakfast, you’ll be transferred to bus park and drive to Kathmandu Accommodation: Self Hotel Included Meals: Breakfast
- 2 nights in Lumbini at Lumbini Buddha Garden or similar hotel with bed & breakfast on twin sharing basis
- Kathmandu-Lumbini and Lumbini-Kathmandu by tourist bus
- Air conditioned vehicle for sightseeing in Lumbini as per program
- All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
- Lunch and Dinner during the tour
- All required entrance fees
- English Speaking Guide if required for the tour
- Tips for driver
- Single supplement for occupying single room USD 65
Trip cost is based on twin sharing. You'll share room with one of your same gender team member. If you would like to stay at single room, yes you can. But supplement cost for occupying single room for 2 night is USD 65.
Yes, you can have private car for Kathmandu to Lumbini and Lumbini-Kathmandu drive. However private car included for visit sights in Lumbini. Cost for having private car for Kathmandu to Pokhara is USD 180 per person based on 2 pax.
Yes, you can fly to Lumbini from Kathmandu. It will be just 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu. Additional cost for flight is USD 115 per person each way. Also you can return to Kathmandu by flight too.
There will be a car for you to visit places in Lumbini. But you need to pay entrance fees yourself. Total cost of entrance fees during the tour will be about USD 35-40 per person.
We shall have only one driver during the tour. If you would like to hire guide for the tour, cost for a guide is USD 250 ( in total for 3 days).