Lumbini Buddhist Circuit Tour
The 'Lumbini Buddhist Circuit Tour' focuses on life of Buddha (Prince Siddhartha). While it is a pilgrimage tour in one hand, in the other hand it displays the great archaeological triumph of mankind. There are 62 archaeological sites in Lumbini Region exhibiting different event's in Buddha's life. The 'Lumbini Buddhist Circuit Tour' is a visual aid to Buddha's life and development of Buddhism. The tour includes visit of Kapilavastu, Kudan, Ramagram stupa, Sagarhawa and other important sites related with Buddha.
Day 01: Fly or drive to Lumbini
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: Breakfast | Lumbini Tour
Lumbini Tour includes visit to the Mayadevi temple (birth place of Buddha) and tour of surrounding areas of Lumbini Development Trust (LDT). The 3 square miles area of LDT include Sacred Lumbini garden, Monastic Zone and New Lumbini Village. Visit Museum and world peace stupa in the eveining
Day 03: Religious and archaeological sites of Kapilavastu
Drive and visit religious and archeological sites of Tilaurakot, Gotihawa, Kudan, Siddharthanagar, Niglihara, Sagarhawam Aurorakot. 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 archeological findings as "place of the massacre of the Shakyas". Overnight in Lumbini
Day 04: Devdaha - Ramgram - Bhairahawa - Kathmandu
Drive and visit religious and archeological 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.
Day 05: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu
Lumbini Peace Marathon
Shakya Muni Buddha Lumbini peace marathon was organized in January 15th with the message of world peace.
The vision promulgated by his Excellency Maris Sangiampongsa, the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal in the success event of Tenzing-Hillary Everest marathon 2011. His highness as a chief guest, proposed that another marathon with Buddhist theme should be organized to celebrate Lumbini as the birth place of Lord Buddha.
The event is supposed to help promote other important sites of Tilaurakot, Kudan, Sagrahawa, Kapilavastu, Ramgram, Devdaha in Nepal related with Buddha.
Lumbini Tour with US:
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Yoga & Meditation
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