Best tour to understand Buddha, his life and the living Buddhist heritage while in Nepal.
The 'Lumbini Buddhist Circuit Tour' is a visual aid to the life of Buddha and development of Buddhism. While it is a pilgrimage tour on one hand, on the other hand it displays the great archaeological triumph of mankind. There are 62 archaeological sites in Lumbini region, which marks different events in Buddha's life.
The 4 days Lumbini tour includes visit of Lumbini development zone, Kapilavastu ( Tilaurakot palace where Buddha spent 29 years as prince Siddhartha), Kudan (first monastery built to house Buddha and his followers), Ramagram stupa (Only unearthed early Buddha relic stupa), Sagarhawa and other important sites related with Buddha.
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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
The UNESCO World heritage site of Lumbini is developed under master plan in the area of 6 Km x 2 km. We will start our tour from the 'New Tourist village and visit the World peace pagoda and museum. This is also the pilgrimage concept of the master plan to introduce Buddhism and purify the mind through the monastic zone. Monasteries of Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism are spread across the cannon. Finally visit the Mayadevi temple protecting the 'Marker Stone', Statue of nativity scene and ruins of old temple walls dating from 3rd BC to 12 AD. Asoka pillar still displays the inscriptions explaining his visit to the birth place of Buddha.
Day 03: Religious and archaeological sites of Kapilavastu
Drive and visit 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". Overnight in Lumbini
Day 04: Devdaha - Ramgram - back to Kathmandu
Drive and visit religious and archaeological 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 a seven meter high brick stupa consisting of relics (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.
For hundreds of years Nepal became safe haven for Buddhist practices while India was going through conflict. Kathmandu became the center of Vajrayana practices and many teachers including Padmashambhava went to Tibet via Kathmandu. Buddhist pilgrimage tour of Nepal focus on visit to meditation caves of Padmashambhava, Milarepa, tour of Lumbini and other Buddhist monuments.Buddhist pilgrimage tour of Nepal
Maratika Cave can be reached by 10 hrs drive or 15 mints Helicopter ride. Maratika cave is where Padmasambhava – Guru Rimpoche did Sadhana of longevity Buddha Amitayus and attended the second vidyadhaha level.
Visit Bodhgaya, Lumbini and other Buddhist pilgrimage sites of India and Nepal just in one week.
12 Days Nepal tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan via Lumbini. Himalayan experience, tiger chase on the Asian Elephant and the enchantment of Lumbini. You can have it all with comfortable and smooth journey and best stay.
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Book Flight to LumbiniKtm - Bhairahawa : US $ 116