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Lumbini Circuit Tour Extended [4 Days]

 Trip Duration: 3 Nights 4 Days

 

Intro –

Lumbini

The birthplace of Lord Sakyamuni Buddha in Lumbini, one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is the abode of peace and an ultimate pilgrimage to the Buddhist devotees and peace lovers from around the world. Lord Sakyamuni Buddha was born here in 560 B.C., preached the universal message of peace and compassion and regarded as one of the most sacred places for people who believe in Buddhism. Buddhist pilgrims, peace lovers and general visitors from around the world visit Lumbini to pay homage to Lord Sakyamuni Buddha and observe the sanctity and shrines that are related to Lord Sakyamuni Buddha, Buddhism and Peace.

The birth of Buddha at Lumbini has been recorded in the pillar inspiration. The pilgrimage of Ashoka to Lumbini has also been recorded in a stone pillar 300-325 BC. A Chinese traveler Wen Seg- tsai, visited this place 300-325 AD he found there the Nativity (Ashoka) tree, a statue of Lapis Lazuli depicting Buddha’s Nativity scene and the marks of seven footsteps of the Buddha, enclosed and covered by Lapis Lazuli slabs. The monuments unearthed from these excavations are the temple of Mayadevi (Mother of Buddha), the Ashoka pillar with its 9m-sandstone shaft having five-line inspiration, the bell capital and many more those of religious and historical importance .

Few more importance places to visit are:

Mayadevi Temple
The temple of Mayadevi , the mother of Buddha is located close to the Ashoka pillar. The statue of Mayadevi is made out of the stone which is believed to be 2000 years old. People worship Mayadevi as well as Rupadevi.

Puskar Pond
To the south of Mayadevi temple lies Puskar pond where Mayadevi took bath before giving birth to Buddha took his purifying bath in the same pond.

Lumbini Garden
The whole area of lumbini is considered as a garden. Many monasteries have been built through the help of different countries like Thailand , Srilanka, and Japan .
The whole area of lumbini Garden is going to be converted in to the international Center for Buddhist pilgrimage and studies. Professor kenzo Tange, a Japanese architech, developed the master plan of Lumbini.

Kapilavastu

The 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”.

Devadaha

The maternal hometown of Queen Mayadevi, Lord Sakyamuni Buddha’s Mother. Devadaha, the ancient capital of the Koliya Kingdom, located 57km east of Lumbini, is identified as the maternal hometown of Queen Mayadevi, Prajapati Gautami and Princess Yasodhara, the mother, stepmother and consort of Lord Sakyamuni Buddha respectively. It is believed that Prince Siddhartha had spent few years of his childhood with his stepmother/aunt Prajapati Gautami in Devadaha.

Ramagrama

The Only Stupa containing the Sacred Body Relics of Lord Sakyamuni Buddha. Ramagrama is a site of great archaeological and pilgrimage importance as the stupa is believed to be the only stupa that was not interfered by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century BC and hence still contains the body relics of Lord Shakyamuni Buddha. Among the eight Lord Sakyamuni Buddha’s relic stupas, this is the only one which is still in its original form. Therefore, it is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Buddhists and they dream of making a pilgrimage to Ramagrama at least once in their lifetime. UNESCO’s Tentative List of World Heritage Property enlisted in 1996.

Lumbini Circuit Tour Extended

Lumbini Circuit Tour provides insight into the life of Lord Buddha and the development of Buddhism. There are 62 archaeological sites scattered outside the Lumbini Garden as well. The tour goes from Lumbini Garden inside and extended outside through Tilaurakot, Kundan, Gotihawa, Niglihawa, Sagarhawa, Araurakot towards west of Lumbini  and Devdaha and Ramagram to the east, every site holding the significance to the life, enlightenment and demise of The Lord Buddha.

 

Outlined Itenarary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Lumbini drive or flight

Day 2: Lumbini Sanskritik Tour, village tour

Day 3: Lumbini to Kapilvastu, Tilaurakot, Gotihawa towards west and Devdaha, Ramagrama towards east.

Day 4: Lumbini to Kathmandu drive or flight.

3NIGHTS 4DAYS, BB

Day 01: Drive/Fly to Lumbini

  • Drive to Lumbini (321 km / 8 hrs) from Kathmandu

          Or  Fly from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa ( 35 mins) and drive to Lumbini (30 mins)

  • Check in at the hotel at Lumbini and get refreshed
  • Observe Lumbini Gardens and surroundings
  • Overnight at Lumbini.

 Day 02: Lumbini Tour

  • After Breakfast, visit Mayadevi temple and tour around Lumbini Development Trust (LDT)
  • Visit Sacred Garden, Monastic Zone and New Lumbini Village.
  • Overnight at Lumbini.

Day 03: Lumbini to Kapilavastu to (Bhairahawa) Devdaha – Ramagram

  • After Breakfast, drive west to Kapilavastu.
  • Visit religious and archaeological sites at Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan, Niglihara, Sagarhawa and Aurirakot.
  • Drive back to Lumbini, get refreshed.
  • Drive east towards Siddharthanagar (Bhairahawa) for Devdaha tour.
  • Visit Devdaha and visit Ramagrama, ancient heritage sites.
  • Drive back to Lumbini. Overnight at Lumbini.

 Day 04: Lumbini to Kathmandu

  • After Breakfast, check out from the hotel.
  • Drive straight back to Kathmandu.

          Or  Drive to Bhairahawa (3-4 hrs.) and fly back to Kathmandu (35 mins).

 

Inclusions:
1. All transportation to and from Kathmandu to Lumbini, Siddharthanagar as per itinerary.

2. All accommodations at Lumbini, Siddharthanagar as per itinerary.

3. Breakfast as per itinerary.

4. Entrance fees.

 

Exclusions:
1. All the expenses other than mentioned in Inclusions above.

2. Any fees, tips or gratitude.

3. Personal expenses.

4. All meals except breakfast as mentioned in the itinerary.