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The Lumbini Pilgrimage tour offers an exclusive opportunity to visit the holy birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini enlisted as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Lumbini is the must visit place by the Buddhist followers around the World. The place is also the famous tourist destination for non – Buddhist people. There are many places to visit in Lumbini and this Lumbini Pilgrimage tour itinerary covers most of the sites.
World Peace Pagoda:Fascinating place for sunset view as well as the ambiance of peace and beauty, built by the Japanese monk.
Lumbini Crane Sanctuary: Protected for rare Sarus Crane. Especially in the evening, it is a great place to enjoy the sighting of Cranes.
Tilaurakot: Situated 27 km west where the historic city of Kapilavastu lies. It used to be then the Shakya Dynasty. The remains of the palace, mounds of old stupas and monasteries made of kilnburnt bricks and clay mortar are still in existence.
Kudan: Small village situated 2 km southwest of Thaulihawa, there lies the ruins of huge structural with the cluster of four mounds and a tank. On the top of the structural mound is the image of lingo, dedicated to Shiva.
Gotihawa: Small village situated 5 km southwest of Thaulihawa, there lies Ashoka pillar in a slab. In the adjoining place lies a huge stupa with successive rings of wedge shaped Mauryan bricks.
Nillihawa: Situated 8 km northwest of Taulihawa, the place has quadrangular tank surrounded by bushes, and locally it is called Niglisagar. There lies the two broken Ashoka pillar, the longer one is lying flat on the ground and the shorter one is stuck into the ground. On the shorter pillar, there is an inscription written in Brahami script which translates as King Piyadasi beloved of the gods, after 14 years of his coronation enlarged for the second time the stupa of Buddha Kanaka Muni, and after 20 years of his coronation he came himself and worshipped and caused this stone pillar to be erected.
Lumbini Garden:Several beautiful shrines and monasteries have been built by devotees belonging from different Buddhist countries.
The Ashoka Pillar: In 1895, a famous German archaeologist discovered the great pillar while wandering about the foothills of the Churia range. This is the first epigraphic finding in relation to the life history of the Buddha.
The Maya Devi Temple:This is the most important shrine at Lumbini dedicated to the mother of Gautam Buddha, which enshrines the traditional site of the Buddha's birth
Puskarni - the sacred pond: On the south of the Maya Devi temple there is the famous sacred bathing pool known as Puskarni. It is believed that Maya Devi took a holy dip in this pool before the delivery and also where the infant Gautama Buddha was given his first purification bath.
Destination: Kathmandu, Lumbini
Trip Duration: 5 Days
Activities: Historical, cultural, archaeological sightseeing
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Standard Hotel/Resort
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (TIA), hotel transfer and visit Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Situated in the heart of the city, Kathmandu Durbar
Square is one of the attractive monuments you visit during your Kathmandu tour. This
Palace represents Nepalese art and architecture linking the old with the new ones. This
site has played central role in political, cultural and artistic life of the country. The
oldest monument dates back to 12th century where Durbar square flourished in the
17th – 19th century during the reign of Malla and Shah Monarchs.
Day 02: After breakfast, drive to Lumbini (8 hrs.)to start the exclusive Lumbini pilgrimage
tours. Visit World Peace Pagoda and Lumbini Crane Sanctuary. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03:Drive to Tilaurakot enjoying the scenic beauty of the flat land and visit the adjoining
other historical ruins shrines like, Kudan,Gotihawa and Niglihawa. Afternoon, visit
Scared Lumbini garden as a part of exclusive Lumbini cultural pilgrimage tour.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 04:Drive/fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Final departure