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Lumbini is the place where, according to Buddhist mythology, Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 623 BCE. Gautama, who obtained Enlightenment in around 652 BCE, became the Buddha and founded Buddhism as the newest religion of a time. Lumbini is one of many attractions for pilgrimage that bound up in places significant to the life of the Lord Buddha. Lumbini has a number of older temples, including the Mayadevi Temple and Ashoka pillar. Lumbini includes Many monuments, monasteries, and museums which were founded by many Buddhist organizations, and the Lumbini International Research Institute are also within the holy site.
The spiritual visit to Lumbini will involve not only your mind and body but also your soul. the numerous shrines devoted to the life of the Lord Buddha and see the eternal flame that symbolizes peace when considering with reverence. Let the ambiance calm and relax you and experience true tranquillity in this shrine for peace lovers.
Lumbini is a 5 to 6 hours drive from Pokhara. It is possible to take the Deluxe Tourist Bus to Lumbini or from Lumbini to Chitwan or Kathmandu too, You can also take the 45 min flight from Lumbini to Kathmandu. Just Let Us know how we can help you to customize and make your tour to Lumbini wonderful. We will be more than happy to know your preference and or the style of traveling.
|1||Drive from Pokhara to Lumbini via Tansen Palpa||200 Km|
|2||Sightseeing in Lumbini||-|
|3||Drive to Chitwan/ Kathmandu||257/283 km|
After the morning breakfast in Pokhara, we will start our journey towards the most spiritual land of Buddhism, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and one of the most important and famous UNESCO World Heritage sites of Nepal Via Tansen Palpa.
Tansen is a small ancient hill town situated 1,350 meters above sea level. It is located on the way from Pokhara to Lumbini. The major attractions here are the ancient culture, excellent mountain views, serene atmosphere, and friendly people. The weather here makes it a delightful place to visit in any season. On clear days Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Gauri Shankar, and other peaks can be seen. Dhaka – the most popular hand-woven cloth of Nepal comes from this area. The Nepali topi (national cap) is made of Dhaka and you can notice the weavers at work on their looms or inspect a bazaar of Dhakas in Tansen. After having lunch in this ancient place you will continue your way to the holy land of Lumbini.
This pilgrimage site in southwest parts of Nepal attracts religious Buddhists and hundreds of Internal and foragers from around the world, who arrive to pay homage at the Sacred Garden where the ‘Enlightened One’- the God Buddha was born. A famous landmark inside Lumbini is the Ashoka Pillar raised by the great Emperor who converted to Buddhism. Today Lumbini has been animated by the multitude of architectonically beautiful temples, stupas, and monasteries built by various international Buddhist communities.
Upon arrival in Lumbini, Later in the evening, we will drive to the birthplace of the god Buddha/Mayadevi Temple to join the evening ceremony with the monks. What a blissful evening to end your day!
Today we will visit the pilgrimage sights of Lumbini, Mayadevi Temple, Ashoka Piller, The remains of many ancient stupas and monasteries, and many other new monasteries build by various international Buddhist communities. Like Buddha’s Birthplace – Mayadevi Temple and the following famous Temples and Monastery:
Lumbini is a sacred ground as God Buddha was born here in southern Nepal more than twenty-five hundred years ago. As a sacred birthplace of him, it is a significant pilgrimage site for Buddhists from all around the world. Many excavations have taken place here to show and prove to the world that Buddha was born here and save this place for the Future. The ruins of the ancient old city are clearly manifest and many artifacts had been discovered during the excavation. Shakyamuni Buddha was born a prince to the ruler of the little kingdom. The most important landmarks are the Maya Devi Temple and the Ashoka Pillar. The remains of many ancient stupas and monasteries can be found in the surroundings of that Ashoka pillar and Maya Devi temple. The Ashoka pillar is said to have been constructed by the Indian Emperor Ashoka in 250 BC with an inscription confirming this as the birthplace of the Buddha. A stone representation of Maya Devi giving birth to Lord Buddha as she holds onto a branch is seen in the Maya Devi Temple.
If you wish to join the Morning ceremony with monks in the Mayadevi temple you can otherwise after breakfast you will set of for your long ride to Kathmandu and or if you wish to spend some time exploring The Chitwan National park on the way you can let us know.