Birthplace of Buddha
Lumbini, Nepal is the birthplace of the Lord Buddha, the light of Asia and the founder of the Buddhism religion. It is a sacred and holy place for both Hindu and the Buddhist followers. It is 300 km away from the capital located in the southern lowland. Lumbini is the pilgrimage with the combination of the great archaeological display. It is also one of the 4 important places where Buddha life revolved around. Lumbini contains the Maya Devi temple, Puskarni (Holy pond), Kapilvastu palace and many other places.
The Lumbini tour makes you understand the Life of the Buddha, Buddhism development and the different archaeological sites.
Why Buddha Birthplace tour?
Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha has both religious and historical importance. Lumbini is the birthplace of the founder of Buddhism which is ultimately one of the most respected places for the Buddhist as well as Hindus. Lumbini is also the place where Buddha spent his 29 years as a royal prince. Lumbini contains historically important places such as Maya Devi temple, a temple in the name of Buddha’s mother, Puskarini (holy pond where the Buddha’s mother took the ritual dip after the birth of Gautama), Lumbini garden and Tilaurakot (The then capital of Kapilvastu).
The pilgrimage of Ashoka to Lumbini is evident by the Ashoka Pillar which is a long stone pillar built around 300-325 B.C. Different Buddhist religion following nations have built monasteries in that region which adds the value to the place. It is also the center for the Buddhist Pilgrimage and studies.
What to see in Buddha birthplace (Lumbini) tour?
The birthplace of Lord Buddha is a place of peace and comfort for the pilgrims and tourists. There are many places worth visiting and seeing in this holy land. Some of them are mentioned below:
- The Lumbini Garden- The site containing the Ashoka pillar
- Mayadevi temple- Temple in the name of Mother Maya Devi which contains the sculptors and arts.
- Pushkarni Pond- Holy pond where Buddha had his first bath along with his mother.
- Tilaurakot- The capital of the Kapilvastu and home of King Suddhodhan.
- Other Archeological sites- Kudan, Gotihawa, Niglihara and Sagarhawa.
Best Season for Buddha birthplace tour
The best months for the Lumbini tour is October to April. The lowland region can be enjoyed well in these months. The temperature is moderate and visitors can enjoy clear and sunny weather most of the times.
Itinerary for Buddha Birth Place Tour
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Swayambhunath Temple and Pharping
Day 4: Fly to Lumbini
Day 5: Devdaha and Tialurakot
Day 6: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 7: Fly Back Home
The holy birthplace of Lord Buddha is one of the places that certainly needs to be visited. For your best tour experience to Lumbini, our Buddha birth place package is the best choice. It provides the comfort you need and the best quality tour to Buddha birthplace.
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