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Lumbini Pilgrimage Tour

Lumbini Pilgrimage Tour

Duration 4 Days
Country NEPAL
Grade Easy
Group Size 1-16 pax
Best Season All Seasons
Transportation Car, Jeep & Flight
Accommodation 3-Star Hotels and Lodges
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Overview

Lumbini Pilgrimage Tour is a heritage tour to the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. Lumbini is the holiest place for Buddhists and a place of pride for all Nepali people, who take pride that Nepal is a birthplace of Lord Buddha. Lumbini lies in the western part of Nepal.

Lumbini is listed as world heritage site by UNESCO and consists of several monuments to commemorate the birth of Gautam Buddha. Gautam Buddha founded Buddhism as he left his palace in Lumbini searching for the meaning of life.

Hence, the place provides a great sense of spirituality as thousands of Buddhist followers make a pilgrimage tour to Lumbini in search of their roots and beliefs. Among various monasteries, shrines and temples built by Buddhist believers all around the world, the Ashoka Pillar provides historical significance about Lumbini, which could have otherwise be lost in the ruins of civilization.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01

Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa [35 minutes] and drive to Lumbini [30-Minutes]

Flight from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa takes 35 mints and from there it is 30 mints drive to Lumbini. One can also drive to Lumbini (321 km / 8 hrs) from Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel

Day 02

Day 02: Breakfast | Lumbini Tour Full day sightseeing visit Monastery.

The UNESCO World heritage site of Lumbini is developed under master plan in the area of 6 Km x 2 km. We will start our tour from the 'New Tourist village and visit the World peace pagoda and museum. This is also the pilgrimage concept of master plan to introduce Buddhism and purify mind through monastic zone. Monasteries of Mahayani and Teravadi Buddhism are spread across the cannon. Finally visit the Mayadevi temple protecting the 'Marker Stone', Statue of nativity scene and ruins of old temple walls dating from 3rd BC to 12 AD. Asoka pillar still displays the inscriptions explaining his visit to the birth place of Buddha.

Day 03

Day 03: Religious and archaeological sites of Kapilavastu

Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites of Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan, Niglihara and Sagarhawa. Tilaurakot is the ancient Kapilavastu - the capital of Shakyas, where Buddha spent his first 29 years. Kudan was where Buddha was received by his father after his access to enlightenment. King Suddhodana specially built the Kudan (Nigrodharma Park) for the accommodation of the Buddha and his followers. Gotihawa is the birth place of Krakuchanda Buddha. Niglihawa is where Kanakmuni Buddha was born. Sagarhawa is the archaeological findings as "place of the massacre of the Shakyas". Overnight in Lumbini

Day 04

Day 04: Devdaha - Ramgram - back to Kathmandu

Drive and visit religious and archaeological sites at Devdaha and Ramagram. Devdaha is the ancient capital of the Koliya kingdom. It is the maternal hometown of Queen Mayadevi (mother), Prajapati Gautami (stepmother), Princess Yasodhara (consort) and where Prince Siddhartha had spent his childhood. Ramgrama is the brick mound on the bank of the Jharahi River. It is seven meter high brick stupa consisting of relic (one of the eight astha dhatu) of Lord Buddha. The Stupa was built by the king of Ramgrama, who was the eighth king to obtain the Buddha's relics

Cost Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city inclusive breakfast.
  • Airport pick up and drive off as per itinerary
  • Round airfares.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Lumbini inclusive breakfast.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing and all the heritage entry fees.
  • Welcome dinner at typical local restaurant.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Lumbini hotel
  • Tips for guides and travel staff.
USD 640
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