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A visit to Lumbini concentrates on the life of The Buddha (Prince Siddhartha). While it is a leisurely visit in one hand, in the other hand it shows the colossal archeological triumph of humanity. There are 62 archeological sites in Lumbini alone, showing the many varied occasions as major parts of Buddha’s life. The tour is a visual guide to Buddha’s life and observation of the roots of Buddhism. It incorporates visit to seven different locales outside Lumbini. Altogether you will get to see the way of life and society of the general population living in the Tarai region of Nepal while visiting these spots.
Gautama Buddha was born Siddhartha Gautam in Lumbini in 563 B.C. in present-day Rupandehi region of Terai in Nepal. Siddhartha’s mother Mayadevi was headed to visit her parents in Devdaha. As she decided to stop-over in Lumbini, she gave birth to her child, who shocked Mayadevi by strolling three steps promptly after birth. As per legends, she was delighted to see his brilliant face, and lotuses and water were poured from the sky upon the extraordinary activity of the baby. That day, it is believed, was the day Mayadevi knew her son would become great for ages to come.
Siddhartha Gautama earned the title of “The Buddha” (which means the ‘enlightened one’). He lived a princely life in his dad Suddodhana’s kingdom for a long time. Seeing the philosophical bow of his child, who he wanted to be a great ruler, King Suddhodhana attempted his best to draw his child into natural pleasures of life. He wed his son at an early age and built an enormous divider around the royal residence. One day, eventually, Siddhartha Gautama saw the sufferings and tragedies of human life – surrendered the rich life – and became a monk. Following quite a while of meandering, contemplation and meditation, he at long last accomplished enlightenment and ultimately became the founder of Buddhism.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure or grab a drink to pass the evening.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
After breakfast, you will visit various cultural and heritage sites of the valley. Some of these landmarks are Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Durbar Squares. Later in the day, you will return to your hotel and rest.
Day 03: Drive to Lumbini and Stay in Hotel
After breakfast we will drive to Lumbini via Kurintar. For lunch we will check into a hotel and then proceed to the temple of Manakamana by cable car. If the day is clear we will have great views of the nearby mountain range from the top of the hill. We will drive for rest of the day to arrive Lumbini late just before bed time in the hotel.
Day 04: Explore Lumbini
Today you will explore Lumbini. You will visit the various religious and archaeological sites such as Tilaurakot, Sacred Garden, Gotihawa, Stone Pillar, Ramgram and the New Village. You will stay overnight in the hotel in Lumbini.
Day 05: Drive or Fly Back from Lumbini to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we can take a flight back to Kathmandu. The airport is located some distance from Lumbini. In Kathmandu, we can rest of the day at leisure or visit some nearby attractions. You can also engage in shopping. Later in the evening, you are invited to join a dinner hosted by us.
Day 06: Airport Transfer
After breakfast or depending upon your schedule you will be taken to the airport three hours before your flight time.