The Lumbini is one of the ten world sites for religious pilgrimage and one and only source of worlds; and one of the major religions–Buddhism and the source of world harmony and prosperity; and no doubt one of the best 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 Buddhists. It does not mean it is only popular for Buddhists religious people but also popular for any an individual, searching for peace and serenity in life. It is located in the south-western Nepal; in the Terai (plain-land); approximately 300 km away from Kathmandu, the Lumbini tour is one of the frequently organized trips by a team of Peregrine Treks.
Around 2500 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 feeling the onset of labor pains, she grabbed the branches of a shade tree and gave birth to Lord Buddha then, 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 a prince of 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.
The Lumbini arguably has been the world most important historical site and therefore why UNESCO even listed Lumbini under the lists of world’s heritage sites in 1997, 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, dating back from the third century BC. BBC travel team lists Lumbini, as one of the world’s 10 sites of religious pilgrimage. An estimation puts that nearly 100,000 travellers make it to Lumbini tour every year. This shows that how important and popular in the universe.
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. Ashoka pillar to name a few the Lumbini is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas of Nepal, which houses a large garden with a grove of Pipal trees, and the area is full of a number of religious and cultural sites, Buddhist temples, and shrines from various nations are scattered around the holy site itself. But, the most important temple is the Maya Devi Temple; which preserves the traditional and historical site of the Buddhas birth.
Hence, Peregrine Treks has a short 6-day Lumbini tour and the tour even include your arrival and departure and a day tour in Kathmandu valley; look the detailed itinerary how the tour goes.
Brief Itinerary of Lumbini Tour:
Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Lumbini
Day 04: Full day sightseeing tour in Lumbini
Day 05: Lumbini to Kathmandu
Day 06: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.