Lumbini full-day tour is an interesting trip with a professional guide and proper vehicle in the UNESCO cultural world heritage sites, including Sacred Garden, Monastic Zones and Tilaurakot that lies 27 km west of here. The trip starts every day around 9 o’clock at the tourist hotel. Enjoy a little walking during sightseeing. After the 6-hour’s trip, we drop off to a hotel or Bhairahawa Airport.
Lumbini full-day tour offers to take beautiful photographs such as heritage monuments, terraced fields, sunrise and sunset views and Lumbini Village. Guide briefs a history, culture and things seen and not seen. Read further information on sightseeing place below.
Once there were forest garden and a sacred pond. Maya Devi is the mother of Prince Siddhartha, is said to have bathed the pond. The restored form of pond lies nearby a Bodhi tree. The Ashokan Pillar is approximate 50-60 ton heavy, excellent carving cylinder shape, smooth rock believed brought by Emperor Ashok in 249 BC. Read an evidence of the Birthplace of Prince Gautama with written stone inscription in Pali language. The crack middle portion of the pillar is said, destroyed by a thunderbolt in the 7th century. King Ripu Mall also visited in 1312 with an evidence the mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum can see here.
Visit Maya Devi Temple, there is a marker stone in a bulletproof glass that is believed an exact birthplace of Prince Siddhartha. Once there was a large Bodhi tree, however, it damaged the temple, later it cut down and restored. Every year in Baisakh on the full moon day held a festival by The Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims at Maya Devi Temple. The nativity sculpture is interesting with an acting of a delivery time of the Prince.
Walkthrough a world peace lamp to the monastic zones of 42 plots, including traditional monastery with Vajrayana and Theravada Buddhism that represents different countries such as German, Chinese, Burmese, Mahabodhi Society and Thailand with different architectures. The museum, Lumbini village, and surrounding environment are noticeable.
Tilaurakot is a palace of King Suddhodhana where Prince Siddhartha spent his first 29 years. It is located 27 km to the west with a paved road; car takes one hour to approach there. Visit ancient ruins, the grove of trees, Stupa of king and queen, museum and west gate of the palace there. Drive back to a hotel or Bhairahawa Airport.