Lumbini Tour is a well known Historical and Religious touring site gives you a brilliant chances to investigate the substantial serene greenery enclosure with a grove of Pipal trees, Many pilgrims from throughout the world and Many Buddhist Stupa, and places of worship.
Discover the birthplace of Lord Buddha on a Lumbini Tour with Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt Ltd. This short holiday package offers an exciting and intriguing experience for all types of travelers, including families, school and college groups, and corporate groups. The tour can be customized to fit your group’s specific time and duration in Nepal.
The tour begins with a picturesque 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Bhairawa Airport, followed by a short drive to Lumbini. The highlight of the tour is the Maya Devi Temple, which is considered the traditional site of the Buddha’s birth. The temple stands on the foundation of previous temples and stupas, including the one built by Ashoka. The tour also includes a drive past Chitwan Sauraha, a popular destination for elephant safari in Nepal.
The modern temple comprises of a simple white structure that protects ancient relics, with the exact spot of the Buddha’s birth identified. The delicate sandstone figures found here are now displayed in the National Museum in Kathmandu. Visitors can also see the sacred pool, where it is said that Maya Devi bathed before giving birth and where the infant Buddha was washed by two mythical serpents.
The Maya Devi Temple is surrounded by the brick foundations of old temples and monasteries. All around Lumbini, long lines of colorful prayer flags are hung between trees. They carry prayers and mantras heavenward as they flutter in the breeze. Visitors can also see Ashoka’s Pillar, near the temple, which is surrounded by a small fence decorated with prayer flags and banners from the faithful. There are also bowls for incense sticks and space to sit and contemplate in front of the pillar.
History of Lumbini:
Lumbini is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of Lord Buddha. According to ancient texts, Queen Maya Devi of the Shakya kingdom gave birth to Prince Siddhartha Gautama at Lumbini while on a journey to her homeland. The Prince later attained enlightenment and became known as the Buddha. Emperor Ashoka visited Lumbini in the 3rd century BCE and erected a pillar to mark the site of the Buddha’s birth. Lumbini was later rediscovered in 1895 and has since been developed as a pilgrimage site for Buddhists and a center for the study of Buddhism. Today, it is home to various monasteries and temples, including the sacred pond where the Buddha is said to have taken his first bath.
Which month is best visiting Lumbini?
The best time to visit Lumbini depends on your personal preferences and the activities you plan to do there. However, in general, the months of September to November and February to April are considered the best time to visit Lumbini.
During the months of September to November, the weather is pleasant with clear skies and cool temperatures, making it ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities. The monsoon season is over and the greenery is lush and the flowers are in full bloom. The temperature ranges between 20-30 degree Celsius.
February to April is also a good time to visit, as the weather is warm and dry, perfect for exploring the sights and monasteries. The temperature ranges between 20-35 degree Celsius.
It’s worth noting that Lumbini can be visited throughout the year. The peak tourist season is from October to April, and it’s a bit hot during the months of May to September. So, you can choose the best time as per your preference, availability and budget.
Lumbini Tour Highlights:
Morning: Take a flight from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa, the closest airport to Lumbini.
Afternoon: Visit the Lumbini Museum, which contains a collection of artifacts related to the life of the Buddha.
Evening: Check into your hotel and relax.
Morning: Visit the Sacred Garden, which contains the Mayadevi Temple, the Ashoka Pillar, and the pond where the Buddha’s mother is said to have bathed before giving birth to him.
Afternoon: Visit the Monastic Zone, which contains monasteries built by various countries, including Myanmar, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka.
Evening: Attend the Lumbini Sound and Light Show, which tells the story of the Buddha’s life.
Morning: Visit the Tilaurakot, the ancient palace where the Buddha grew up.
Afternoon: Take a flight back to Kathmandu.
Please note that this itinerary is just a suggestion, and you can adjust it as per your preference and time availability.
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What is the best time to visit Lumbini?
The best time to visit Lumbini is from October to March when the weather is cool and pleasant.
How do I get to Lumbini?
Lumbini can be reached by air, train or bus from Kathmandu or other major cities in Nepal.
Can I visit Lumbini on a day trip?
Yes, it is possible to visit Lumbini on a day trip from nearby cities such as Pokhara or Chitwan, but it is recommended to stay overnight to fully explore the site.
What is the entry fee to Lumbini?
The entry fee to Lumbini is NPR 1,000 (approximately $8 USD) per person for foreigners.
How long should I plan to spend at Lumbini?
It is recommended to plan at least a full day to explore the monasteries, temples and gardens of Lumbini.
Are there any guided tours available at Lumbini?
Yes, there are many local tour operators that offer guided tours of Lumbini.
What are the main attractions in Lumbini?
The main attractions in Lumbini include the sacred pond where Buddha was said to have taken his first bath, the Ashoka pillar, and the Maya Devi temple.
Are there any accommodations available in Lumbini?
Yes, there are several budget-friendly and upscale accommodations available in Lumbini, including hotels, guesthouses and monasteries.
Are there any restaurants or cafes in Lumbini?
Yes, there are a few restaurants and cafes in Lumbini where you can find local and international food.
What is the currency used in Lumbini?
The currency used in Lumbini is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR).
Are there any ATMs or money exchange services in Lumbini?
Yes, there are a few ATMs and money exchange services available in Lumbini.
Can I take photographs at Lumbini?
Yes, photography is allowed at Lumbini, but it is respectful to ask permission before taking photographs of individuals or inside temples and monasteries.