Lumbini in the Terai fields of Nepal is one of the best journey locales for Buddhists. More than 400,000 Buddhists and non-Buddhist visit Lumbini consistently. It is additionally an UNESCO World Heritage Site (Culture) and holds massive archeological and religious significance. The largest plots in the monastic zone measures 160 meters by 160 meters while the smallest are 80 meters by 80 meters. To the north of the Sacred Garden are religious zones where distinctive nations have manufactured sanctuaries and cloisters portraying diverse orders of Buddhism. Many Asian countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, China, Myanmar, Kampuchea, India, Mongolia, Sri Lanka besides of course Nepal have built monasteries there which are top places to visit in Lumbni. Other delightful monuments and sanctuaries have been assembled by France, Germany, Austrian in the birthplace of Buddha, Lumbini Nepal.
Top 10 Places to visit in Lumbini
Asoka Pillar the Holy Garden
It was here in the greenery enclosures of Lumbini that Prince Siddhartha Gautam, who later turned into the Buddha, was born in 623 BC. The nativity site is stamped by a commemorative pillar erected by Mauryan Emperor Asoka of India amid his journey to the holy site in 249 B.C. The inscription on the Asoka Pillar distinguishes the Sacred Garden – spread more than 9 sq. km – as the spot where the Enlightened One was born.
Maya Devi Temple
A substantial number of Buddhist travelers from everywhere throughout the world visit the birthplace of Buddha Lumbini to implore at the Maya Devi Temple where archaeological site has revealed the “marker stone” demonstrating the accurate spot where Siddhartha Gautam Buddha was born.
The sacred Puskarani Pond where Queen Maya Devi had scrubbed down before the birth of Buddha lies the south of the pillar. It was likewise in this lake that the newborn child Buddha was given his first shower.
The Myanmar Golden Stupa
Which is also called Lokamani Cula Pagoda, it is a gleaming gold and white structure that looks like the Shwe-dagon Pagoda of Yangon while the International Gautama Nuns Temple is a copy of the Swoyambhunath Stupa of Kathmandu.
The China Monastery
The China Temple, assembled by the Buddhist Association of China, is a complex of pagodas, supplication to God rooms and contemplation cells. Over the street is the Dae Sung Suk GA SA Korean Temple.
The Japanese Peace Stupa
The stupa constructed by Nippon Jon Kyohoji of Japan, is a 41-m tall structure with four distinctive Buddha statues set into the stupa’s dome confronting the four cardinal directions.
The Great Lotus Stupa, German
The model of the Wonderful Lotus Stupa relies upon Buddha’s teachings and goes right back the content pieces of the impressive Tibetan scholar Rigzin Choskyi Drakpa. The popularity of ‘The Great Lotus Stupa’ is not just based on its stupa structure. More focus continues to be on constructing the stupa according to the religious norms. The dimensions and also design of stupas have already been based on concepts dating back thousands of years, right up to the times of Buddha.
Royal Thai Monastery, Thailand
Built in gleaming white marble, the Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini is designed in Thai architecture. The beautiful design and carvings of this Monastery make this place one of the must visit sites in Lumbini. This is a part of Photo Journey to the birth place of Lord Buddha.
An important archeological site near Lumbini premise, Kapilvastu, the ancient place where Lord Buddha spent his formative years. Scattered around are foundations of the ancient palace and archeologists have by now discovered 13 successive Layers of human habitation dating back to the eight century BC. A must visit site for archeological and historical enthusiasts. When the Buddha was born, Kapilvastu Tilaurakot was the capital of his father Suddhodhan’s Kingdom. It is 27 Kilometers west of Lumbini. The stupas, monasteries, and the places the Chinese traveler Hwen Sang mentioned in his travelogue more than two millennia ago no longer exist Nepal have preserved the location of the ancient town as a heritage site.
The museum exhibits artifacts from Mauryan and also Kushana periods of time. The museum offers faith based scripts, metallic sculptures together with stamps from around the world depicting Lumbini.
Itinerary of Lumbini Tour
Arrival at Kathmandu
When your arrival in Kathmandu our office representative staff will be welcomed you in the airport then he takes you to the hotel by our office vehicle. In the Hotel, they offer you welcome drinks. In the evening our staff will be briefing about whole tour program.
Drive to Chitwan
Today after having breakfast, you are driven 5hrs/175km to Chitwan from Kathmandu along the snaky road passing through the banks of Trisuli River (which is famous for the river rafting). After reaching in to the hotel, your guide will brief on activities that you will absorb in throughout your stay in Chitwan. You will than walk on the bank of Rapti River to enjoy the sunset view in the subtropical forest of Chitwan. In the evening, you enjoy dinner along with a brief cultural program with the unique ethnic dances.
Exploration day in Chitwan
You will be doing jeep drive for a jungle safari in the vast grasslands to witness wildlife in its natural habitat. You visit elephant stalls and even enjoy bathing with elephants. In the afternoon, you drive through jungles followed by a canoe ride down the Rapti River. While canoeing, don’t surprise when you may get a close look at the Gharial and Mugger Crocodiles along with fresh water dolphins, otters and diversities of water birds. Or you may even go for bird watching or nature walks and close to the variety of wild flora and fauna found in the park. Overnight stay in Chitwan.
Drive to Birthplace of Buddha & Exploration day Lumbini Nepal
After the breakfast, you will drive to the Lumbini, the birthplace of the lord Buddha, which is listed in the world heritage site designated by UNESCO. The place holds vast archaeological and religious importance. Holy Garden: It was here in the greenery enclosures of Lumbini that Prince Siddhartha Gautam, who later turned into the Buddha, was born in 623 BC. The nativity site is stamped by a commemorative pillar erected by Mauryan Emperor Asoka of India amid his journey to the holy site in 249 B.C. The inscription on the Asoka Pillar distinguishes the Sacred Garden – spread more than 9 sq. km – as the spot where the Enlightened One was born.
From morning to evening, various country pilgrims perform chanting and meditation at the site. You will visit the museum, peace pagoda and spending your day with exploring the area and its temples, monuments and ancients’ sites which were built by the different countries like Vietnam, Thailand, Mongolia, France, Germany, Srilanka, China, Korea and Japan.
Drive to Pokhara
You will drive to Pokhara with the changing scenery. The beautiful lake city renowned with stunning view of Mountains including Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8163m), Machhapuchhre (6993m) along with four peaks of Mt. Annapurna. In the afternoon when you reach in to our hotel and you will have a refreshment and rest. In the night before the shops are closed you can stroll in the streets of Pokhara Lakeside. Which is more than expectation.
Exploration Day at Pokhara
Early in the morning you will leave for the Sarangkot, a hill station for the amazing sunrise view from the magnificent view of mountain which are seems so close. Overlooking the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the north and Pokhara city in the south. After spending few hours on the hill station, you will back to continue for touring the city’s standards. Davis fall, locally known as Patale Chhango is an awesome waterfall that flows directly in to a narrow and deep canal which has no end. Another, Gupteshwor cave (3km long) is located near Davis fall’s, dedicated to the lord Shiva, a supreme Hindu god. From deep into the cave you will see the water endless of the Davis fall.
You will also do some boating on the Fewa Lake. Visit International Mountain Museum. You will also visit Tibetan Refugee Camp and see how the refugees keep themselves busy on producing and trading woolen carpets and other handicraft items. Overnight in Hotel.
Drive back to Kathmandu
Drive 6hrs for 200km to Kathmandu and overnight stay at Hotel.
Departure at any time or you can extend your adventure. For more information, Contact us. Or our representative will transfer you 3hrs before to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
Note: If you are intended to do trekking or hiking, let us know. We can expand your tour in like manner. If it’s not too much trouble let us know your interest and we will do our best to arrange it for you.
What is Covered in the Cost?
Arrival and departure transfer
All the ground transportation as per itinerary
English speaking, trained and experienced local tour guide
Entrance fees in Chitwan National Park
Accommodation: Finest Hotel/Lodge/Resort-Twin Share
Transportation: Jeep, car, coaches and minibuses relying on the group size
Meals: Only Breakfast.
Competent staff: English speaking Certified Experience Guide, full support staffs
What is Not Covered in the Cost?
All Meals apart from Breakfast
Expenses due to individual nature like shopping, tipping or tips, Emergency Fund, budget for drinks, cigarettes, laundry, internet etc.
Entrance fees for sightseeing other than included above
Tips for guide and driver
Nepal entry visa fee
International/ Domestic flight tickets and airport charges
Expenses for the services other than included above
Related Information – Before you Go
Note: If it’s not too much worry take note of that published itinerary is an announcement of expectation and to be utilized as guide only. Every day may change because of the weather condition, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc. The guide accountable for your outing will change the timetable as necessary and any such changes of itinerary are at the discretion of Stunning Adventure Pvt.Ltd and your guide. But, your guide will try to guarantee that the Birthplace of Buddha, Lumbini Nepal tour or trip runs according to original itinerary, but please be ready to be flexible if required.
About The Trip
The tour itineraries are created to make the best use of your precious time in Nepal. As a general information, the trip start after your morning meal in your hotel. The guide responsible for your vacation tour will certainly tell you about the day. Just where you are going, or anything else. The day with sightseeing and tour runs as mentioned in the travel plans. Evenings are usually free for the things you want to buy or calming and relaxing or traveling around by yourself. Based upon the trip you have booked; you will be serviced the evening meal (Dinner) in your Hotel lodge.
Bags you carry
The big bag or suitcase that you have brought with you is delivered by the touring bus or any vehicles that you are going with. For your day sightseeing, you need to carry the things in your day pack that you need during the day. Like; Camera, suntan lotion cream, money bag, passport, sunglass etc. If you are going to somewhere in the restricted area, you need a special permit. Your honesty guide will tell you anything that if you are needed to bring.
Almost all the rooms are on a twin sharing system except special demand of guests. Hotels and resorts have both twin or double beds offered. Therefore, you will have to notify us if you want double or twin-bedded room well in advance.
Actually, in this tour itineraries, your morning breakfast is covered in the trip cost. But, you can be totally free to enjoy a noon-time meal (Lunch) and the evening meal at any place you prefer. But, Kathmandu and Pokhara offer you the best places and restaurants to eat with different choices. Restaurants are in general nice and clean and also provide good quality services.
Mode of transport in this cultural trip program is structured by the private motor vehicles, by using cars, jeeps, mini buses, Land cruisers, and tourist coaches relying upon the grouping size. Driving a vehicle along the snaky mountain roadways tend to be slow-moving. Actually, the driving a vehicle speed limits in Nepal is Fifty Kilometer per hour.
Tour Leader or Guides and Driver
In this particular tour excursion program, you find yourself provided with a guide and driver. If the grouping size model is large, carriage helpers will certainly go along with the trip as well. The guide is the individual who you should always seek advice for any of your actual concerns, questions, ideas. Guides have proven to be authorized by the Tourism Board that have a reputable quality English. They have sound information about historical knowledge, environment information regarding destinations along with other facts that will be necessary. Drivers communicate a little more minimal English and the helpers simply cannot talk English a bit.
There are certainly no particular overall health specifications for entrance into Nepal. Nevertheless, it is best to check with your physician for up-to-date information related to immunizations, and prescription medications for almost any considerably predictable health problems while touring in Nepal. Please remember that some kind of medicines, which include anti-malarial, have negative side effects at altitude. Make sure you talk about this wisely with a medical doctor.
Tipping is a private and also voluntary subject. Consequently, tips are not within the package of your tour cost. If you desire to bonus reward the hard work of the guide and driver who have got to performed the services to make your tour the best, then possibly we advise the following: Us dollars five daily for groups of 8+, Us dollar 6-7 every single day for smaller sized groups.
It is advisable to come with a mix of foreign cash and traveler’s cheque in best known foreign currencies. Especially in Nepal, you can just simply get the chance to exchange Nepalese Rupees back up into hard currencies on authoring of the real receipt of currency exchange which cannot be more than just 10% of the valuation on the original amount converted. Make sure you will need quite a number of big and smaller denominations. Everyone’s buying habits differs from the others, however as being a guide we recommend Us dollars 10 – 15 per main meal in Kathmandu and also Pokhara (if you would drink/smoke, this could be a bit more). Doing shopping is hard to foretell, but many individuals decide to purchase a lot more than they expected. You can actually locate monetary changers close by your hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Personal travel insurance is not incorporated into the tour cost. It is important that taking out all-inclusive travel cover before your journey. Your personal travel insurance need to covers against personal accident, medical-related charges, unexpected emergency evacuation and deportation (which include helicopter evacuation) and particular liability coverage. We additionally suggest that it addresses cancellation, curtailment, loss of travel luggage and private special effect.