Birthplace of Lord Buddha
Buddha is an idol of peace and harmony all over the world since two millennium. King Suddhodhana and queen Maya Devi gave birth to a child called Siddhartha Gautam some 2500 years ago as a crown prince of kingdom of Kapilvastu, Lumbini. The little child latter known as Lord Buddha throughout the world. He was known as Siddhartha Gautam until he achieves enlightenment. Lumbini the birth place of Buddha is greatest pilgrimage site for Buddhist around the world. It lies some 300 Km southwest of Kathmandu near the border of India. There are many sign and symbol of Buddha’s childhood days still in existence around the Lumbini garden.
The life story of Buddha is very inspiring. He not just left the comfort of Royal palace but also left his sweet wife and small kid Rahul. He disguised himself as a commoner and went to nearby place called Bodh Gaya then sitting under the Bodhi tree for concentration on meditation. After the 49 days of tough meditation, at the age of 35, he attained Enlightenment. After the Enlightenment he was known as “Buddha” all over the world.
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Day 01: Kathmandu to Lumbini (45 mins) (B)
- After breatfast at hotel, transfer to Airport & fly to Bhairahawa. Upon arrival, short drive to hotel at Lumbini nearby Maya Devi Lumbini Garden, rest of the day enjoy walking around nearby rural area with wonderful holy atmosphere, O/N at hotel in Lumbini
Day 02: Sightseeing of Lumbini (B)
- Breakfast at hotel & proceed for holy tour to Lumbini Garden, visit Ashoka Pillar, Maya Devi Temple, Sacred Pond and different monasteries inside the Maya Devi Garden (UNESCO- WHS) & find yourself on the heart of Holy land. Visit important archaeological site – Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Buddhaís father), where Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. You will be able to wander around and soak up the atmosphere. Then you will visit the Kapilvastu Museum and admire the the pottery, jewellery and ornaments. Later, you will visit the stupa located near the sacred garden, O/N hotel in Lumbini
Day 03: Lumbini to Kathmandu (45 mins) (B)
- After breakfast, drive to Lumbini Airport & fly back to Kathmandu, arrival & rest of the day free for personal activities…, O/N hotel in Kathmandu