Lumbini Tour is Tour Package, especially for Buddhist tourists. Also, many people choose Lumbini tour package for the birthplace of Lord Buddha. It is situated 300 km away from Kathmandu in Rubandehi District of Southern Terai (lowland), at an altitude of 600 ft. above sea level. Lumbini, respected by all Buddhists. In 1998, Lumbini was declared as the Fountain of world peace and the pilgrimage for all the peace-loving people of the world. Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini in the 6th century B.C. Lumbini is one of the popular tourist destinations of Nepal. More than 400,000 people visit Lumbini every year. Taking this into consideration and to ensure that the benefit of tourism goes to the local community as well, rural tourism has been developed and promoted in the region. The Lumbini tour provides insight into the life of Lord Buddha and the development of Buddhism. There are 62 archaeological sites scattered outside the Lumbini Garden.
Lumbini Tour for 8 days.
Buddhist literature cited that Lumbini is the place where the newly born Prince Siddhartha took his first seven steps and uttered an epoch-making message to the suffering humanity. This happened exactly in the beautiful Sal grove, the garden renowned for the beauty of its shady grove of lush green trees and colorful flowers. Maya Devi, the queen of Sakya King Suddhodan of Kapilvastu, while was passing through the Lumbini Garden, on the way to her maternal home Devadaha, in the day of Vaisakha Poornima(the full moon-day of My 623 BC), took bath in the Pushkarni (the Sacred Pond) and proceeded towards the north. Suddenly, she felt lever pain, took decent support of a tree branch and holding it, she gave birth to the Crown Prince Siddhartha.
It is located in the western Tarai of Nepal holds a historic event in the Buddhist world. The classical texts of Suttanipata, Mahaparinibana Sotta, and Divyavadana Lumbini mentioned that the Buddha advised his followers to visit Lumbini at once- the area crossed by three rivers, the Harahawa, Ghoraha, and Tela. The area has a subtropical monsoon climate with a warm wet season. The Lumbini Garden covers an area of 1x3 sq miles (2.56 sq km) and encompasses three zones each covering one square mile, united by a walkway and a canal.
LUMBINI SACRED GARDEN
It is the Sacred Garden, the heart of Prof. Tange’s design, the ultimate objective of the plan, to create an atmosphere of spiritual peace, universal brotherhood and non-violence consisting of the time and Buddha’s message to the world. The zone shelters the ancient monuments at the center in a freshly restored atmosphere of serene and lush forestation and pond all around the complex, spreading 2.56 sq. Km possesses all the treasures of history.
Strolling around the garden, one comes to conclude the reason for the global initiative to promote Lumbini ‘The Foundation of World Peace’.
MAYA DEVI TEMPLE
It is the heart of all monuments at this holy site. The temple complex bears the testimony of several layers of constructions over the centuries. It is fully restored and graced by the then HM King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, on the 2547th auspicious birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. Inside the temple one can see the foundation remains of the early Mayadevi Temple that dates back to the 3rd century B.C. the upper floor remains open for meditation platform.
This is the Eastern Lane of the Theravada Monastic Zone, crossing the Thai Monastery and Stupas, built by the Government of Thailand. The architecture design is typical to Thai environs. Thereafter one will pass to Mahamaya Bishwa-Shanti Buddha Bihar constructed by the Maha Bodhi Society of India, Kolkotta; neighboring is the Buddha Dharmakar Sabha, built by the Buddhist Society of West Bengal, India, giving a South Asian Locality. One will
pass the Burmese Temple called Lomkani Cula Pagoda and the Monastery build by the Government of Myanmar, correspond to different Buddhist Worlds. One will cross the Lankan Monastery constructed by the Government of Ceylon represent different architecture, culture, surrounding including the system of the Monks. The next is the Bhikshuni Sangha, built by the International Gautami Nun Society, Nepal – typical monastery in replication of
Swayambhu Chaitya, with the Buddhist philosophy of thirteen cosmetic steps to Nirvana and three pinnacle-stages. One can enter Nepal Vipassana Centre and easily learn the meditation practice and methods. No doubt, all the monasteries also provide meditation practice. However, the center is particularly located for the purpose. Further information can be sought from the temporary Tourist Information Center, near about. After immersed deeply in the serenity of the spiritual atmosphere, one will enter the Sacred Garden crossing the Shanti Deep, the symbol of peace and prosperity of human existence-the Eternal Peace Flame.
THE LUMBINI CULTURAL SITES
On the walkway to the Lumbini Cultural site, the several interesting sites crossing from the Reiyukai International (Japan), one can visit Lumbini Museum, containing Mauryan and Kushan coins, religious manuscripts, terra-cotta fragments, and stones and metal sculptures and many other archaeological values. On the other side, one can view the Lumbini International Research Institute, a peculiar architectural design, that provides research facilities for the study of Buddhism and other religions. It contains over 12,000 religion, philosophy, art and architecture books. Besides, there is Peace Hall(Auditorium), Archaeological offices, High School Complex, Boat Station, Lumbini Square, Symbolic Pavilion and Camping Ground, which are yet to be completed. The Crane Sanctuary, Peace Stupa, Harahawa River, Boating Station, gives worthy experienced in the ambiance of the Buddhist World. Passing through the Friendship Bridge, the symbol of coexistence, one will enter the Monastic Enclaves, bisects by a Central Link, have 42 plots allotted for new monasteries- Theravada and Mahayana sects of Buddhism. Some of them, east with 9 out of 13, and west with 19 out of 29 so far been constructed.
|Departure from||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Final Destination||Lumbini, Nepal|
|Length of trip||7N/8D|
|Best visiting season:||All the seasons|
|Group size||2-12 or more.|
1.Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus
2.Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
3.Guided tour by private car / van / bus
4.Your entire standard Meals during the tour if appropriate (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners).
5.Local licensed Language speaking Guide
1.International & domestic airfare and airport tax
2.Additional arrival & departure transfer
3.Appropriate Nepal visa fees
4.Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry, and any extra cost occurring from the Unfavorable Circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation, etc.
5.All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills, etc.
6.Meals other than as per mention in itinerary.
Climate, Nepal experiences 4 seasons :
DOMESTIC AIRPORT TAX: US$ 02.00 net per pax
Entry Procedures & Visa Regulations
Gratis visa for all tourists who visit Nepal for 3 days or less.
Gratis visa for tourists of SAARC countries and the People's Republic of China.
On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points
15 Days – 30 USD
30 Days – 50 USD
90 Days – 125 USD
Entry Procedures & Visa Regulations/Visa Extension Fee
1. Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
2. In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.