BIRTHPLACE OF BUDDHA TOUR
Destination(s): Kathmandu – Chitwan – Lumbini – Pokhara – Kathmandu
Specialty Categories: Art/Architecture History Museum Safari Mountain views Local Village Cultural
Season: Round the year. Best season Oct – Dec. and Feb – May
Optional Tours: Mountain Flight over the Himalayas in Kathmandu.
Tour Starts at: Kathmandu
Ends at: Kathmandu
Lumbini a place in the South-Western Terai of Nepal, evokes a kind of holy sentiment to the millions of Buddhists all over the world-as do the Jerusalem to Christians and Mecca to Muslims. Lumbini is the place Lord Buddha -Lumbinithe apostle of peace and the light of Asia was born in 623 B. C., Located in the flat plains of south-Western Nepal and the foothills of Churia range, Lumbini and its surrounding area is endowed with a rich natural setting of domesticable fauna and favourable agricultural environ. Historically, the region is an exquisite treasure-trove of ancient ruisn and antiquities, dating back to pre-Christian era. The site, described as a beautiful garden in the Buddha’s time still retain its legendary charm and beauty. To the mere 12 miles north of Lumbini lies the dense and picturesque sal-grove.
For centuries, Buddhists- all over the world, knew that Lumbini where the Lord was born is somewhere around. The descriptions of famous Chinese pilgrims (of ancient times) Huian Tsang and Faeihan indicated to this area-saying ‘Lumbini-where the lord was born is a piece of heaven on earth and one could see the snowy mountains amidst a splendid garden-embedded with stupas and monasteries!