Lumbini is one of the 10 world heritage sites for religious pilgrimage in the world and sole source of world's one of the major religions, the Buddhism and the source of world peace and prosperity, and no doubt one of the places to be visited in your lifetime.
Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha is one of the most popular destinations for the world's over one million of Buddhists and It does not mean it is only popular for Buddhists religious groups along but also popular for any individual searching for peace and serenity in life.
Lumbini is located in the south-western Nepal, in the Terai (plain-land) that is approximately 300 km away from Kathmandu. About 2,600 years ago, approximately in 566 BC, Siddhartha Gautam was born in Lumbini while his mother Maya Devi was on her way to her maternal home for the delivery. The holy book also says that Maya Devi was feeling the onset of labor pains, she grabbed the branches of a shade tree and gave birth to Lord Buddha. Immediately after birth, the Buddha is said to have announced that it was his final rebirth and took seven steps, under each of which a lotus flower bloomed. Siddhartha Gautam was prince of then Shakya King, who said to have ruled in central Terai from their capital at Titaurakot, later on had attained the enlightenment, at which time he became Buddha, (released from the cycle of birth and death), the sole source of the world peace and prosperity.
Lumbini arguably has been world most important historical site, therefore why UNESCO even listed Lumbini under the lists of world's heritage sites in 1997 AD, and equally, it has been also the source of the one of the world's great religions and the center of country's most significant archeological discovery.
There are a number of ancient ruins of Buddhist monasteries, a sacred Bo tree, and a sacred bathing pool, called Puskharni pool, where Maya Devi had taken a bath before giving birth to Gautam Buddha, Maya Devi temple, scared garden spread over 8 Sq km and Ashoka pillar in Lumbini. Lumbini is one of the frequently organized tours through Escape Nepal Holidays. We have 3 days tour to Lumbini that includes drive to Lumbini from Kathmandu and return to Kathmandu.
The Lumbini tour is best suitable for those looking for peace and we have several tours and trekking in Nepal including the most popular Everest base camp trek and Annapurna base camp trek So, the Lumbini tour can be the best extended tour after these treks. Or we can combine Lumbini tour with Chitwan Jungle safari or Pokhara tour as well. Let us know if you want to make Lumbini tour with any of these treks or tours in Nepal.