Lumbini Buddhist Circuit and village Tour

Lumbini Buddhist Circuit and village Tour

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Sightseeing

Grade

Easy

Altitude

1,400 m

Transportation

Flight / Land

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Whole year

Lumbini Buddhist Circuit and village Tour is an exclusive Lumbini exploration trip package. The aim of offering Buddhist circuit tour is to provide insight into the life of Lord Buddha and the development of Buddhism. Around 62 archaeological sites here preserve the significance to the life, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Such a trip allows you to gain depth knowledge of Buddha and Buddhism. Lumbini is just not a birth place of Lord Buddha; it is also the place where he spent his initial 29 years of his life as prince. The places we have included in this tour have great archaeological significance too. 

Lumbini lies in the Terai region of Nepal characterised by flat terrain. It is close to Chitwan National Park. Unlike other tourist destinations, Lumbini offers you unique experience in your life. That’s why people regardless of their age or religion admire Lumbini as one of the finest tourist attractions in the world. Visiting sacred Lumbini is just not a goal of Buddhist people, it is equally popular among Hindu, Christian, Muslim and other religions. To make it easier for those who are willing to explore Lumbini, Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition has made a 5-day itinerary of Lumbini Buddhist Circuit and village Tour. This itinerary can be customized according to your interests and requirements.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhairahawaand drive to Lumbini

Day 02: Excursions in and around Lumbini

Day 03: Tour from Lumbini to GotihawaandTilaurakot via Kudan and finally drive back to Lumbini

Day 04: Drive from Lumbini to Devadaha and to Ramagrama

Day 05: Fly to Kathmandu 

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Fly from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa which takes 30 minutes and drive from Bhairahawa to Lumbini and it takes 30 minutes. On this day you can observe Lumbini Gardens and surrounding areas.

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You visit the Maya Devi Temple and a tour of surrounding areas. Maya Devi temple is the famous sacred pool of 'Puskarani', believed to be the same sacred pool in which queen Maya Devi bathed just before giving birth to Buddha. It is also believed to be the same sacred pool in which queen Maya Devi bathed just before giving birth to Buddha. It is also believe to be the pool where the infant Buddha was given his first purification bath. The structure consists of three projecting terraces in descending order and is riveted with fine brick masonry.

In addition you can interact with the local people in surrounding villages and make a peek observation of their lifestyle. A walk through the villages surrounding Lumbini interaction with the warm and hospitable local people, buying their authentic handicraft products and observing their traditional rituals will bring one closer to understanding the diversity of Terai cultures in Nepal. Tour of villages also offers opportunity to enjoy Terai landscapes and vegetation found in the outskirts of the settlements. The people in these traditional villages offer a close observation at their agro-based rural lifestyle, colorful costume, festivals which they celebrate with much joy and enthusiasm and gracious hospitality. The main festivals are Nag Panchami, Holi, Dashain and Tihar. The wetland areas, lakes and ponds in the villages also offer bird watching opportunities. Visitors have the option of choosing to walk through the villages, riding through a local rickshaw or bullock cart.

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This day you will visit religious and archaeological sites at Gotihawa, Kudan, Tilaurakot and Lumbini.

Gotihawa is an important religious and archaeological site for the Buddhist world community and also historically and archaeologically important. Located about 3 km southwest of Taulihawa, it is believed that Krakuchanda Buddha, who came before Shakyamuni Buddha, was born in Gotihawa and attained Nirvana here. Brick structures of stupa and monasteries can be seen in the area outside modern Gotihawa village. At the centre of the main mound the remains of a broken Ashokan Pillar lie on a slab. Adjoining the pillar on the northeast side is a huge stupa with rings of wedge-shaped ancient bricks, identifying the Nirvana Stupa of Krakuchanda Buddha. The villagers are still using an ancient well in the center of the village.

Kudan is located some of 4.5 km south of Tilaurakot. It is a huge mound of structural ruins and a pond nearby appears to be the ruins of stupa and monasteries. These are believed to the KasyaStupa, where a Kasaya (yellow robe worn by monks) was presented to Lord Buddha. This is where King Suddhodhana met Lord Buddha for the first time after he returned from Enlightenment.

Tilaurakot has been identified by archaeologists as the actual capital of Kapilvastu and the home of King Suddhodhan, father of Prince Siddhartha who later went on to become the Buddha. This is believed to be the place where Lore Buddha spent the first 29 years of his life as prince. The Chinese pilgrims Fa-Hien and Hiuen-Tsang noted that they saw Kapilavastu in complete ruins and counted 10 deserted cities within Kapilvastu.

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On the same day fly back to Kathmandu from Bhairahawa. You visit religious and archaeological sites at Devadaha and Ramagrama. Afterwards you drive to Bharahawa.

Devadaha, 54 km east of Lumbini across the Rohini River, is the ancient capital of the Koliya kingdom. It is the maternal hometown of Queen Maya Devi, Prince Siddhartha's mother, PrajapatiGautam, his stepmother, and Princess Yasodhara, his consort. This is where Prince Siddhartha spent his childhood. Seven years after his Enlightenment, Lord Buddha visited Devdaha and ordained the followers of Jain Sadhu NirgranthaNathputra. There are several other sites around Devdaha such as Kumarbarti, Khayardanda, Bairimai / Kanyamai, Bhabanipur / Devidamar, Mathagadi (ancient weapons).

Ramagrama is a brick mound on the bank of the Jharahi River. It is a 7 meter high brick stupa containing one of the eight AsthaDhatu (relics) of Lord Buddha. The king of Ramagrama, the eighth king to obtain the Buddha's relics, built the stupa. History says that Emperor Ashoka wanted to open it to multiply into eight four thousand stupa. However, the Dragon King of Ramagramastupa did not permit. Finally you fly back to Kathamandu from Bhairahawa.

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Fly back to Kathmandu fromBhairahawa. Today, you will have free time to explore in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

What Is Included ?

a) Kathmandu

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private car
  • 5 night hotel accommodation with breakfast at 3 star standards hotel
  • Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley (Kathmandu, Patan, Nagarkot and Bhaktapur) with English speaking tour guide and private vehicle
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 
  • b) Lumbini
  • 1 night accommodation at 3 star standards hotel 
  • Sightseeing tour as per the itinerary with English speaking tour guide
  • All land transportation by private vehicle

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses 
  • Tips 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Lumbini and Pokhara
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing 

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