Lumbini - The Birthplace of Buddha

Famous for being the birthplace of Buddha, Lumbini was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The holy site of this place has an abundance of ruins of ancient monasteries, a special sacred Bodhi tree, the Asokan pillar & the impressive Mayadevi temple. If you are more inclined towards a more spiritual experience, our best pilgrimage Lumbini tours will display the magnificent archaeological triumph of mankind.

Lumbini travel guide information

Lumbini Quick Facts

Lumbini is well-known as the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. This pilgrimage site is situated in the south Terai Plain of Nepal which is around 20km to India.

This is home to plenty of ruins of ancient monasteries and famous attractions to visit such as Mayadevi Temple, Puskar Pond & Lumbini Garden.

This destination possesses around 62 archaeological sites that exhibit different event’s during and after the life of Buddha. Especially, Lumbini has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Lumbini is around 4.8 km (3 mi) in length and 1.6 km (1.0 mi) in width. This holy site is bordered by a large monastic zone with no shops, hotels or restaurants.

Best time to visit Lumbini, nepal

The best time to visit Lumbini is from April to May and October to November when the weather is rather comfortable and the sunrise & sunset views are the most beautiful with clear blue skies. December to February might be too cold for you due to the low temperature of around 2ᴼC and May to July might be too hot when the weather can go up to 40ᴼC.

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The Best Lumbini Private Tours For You

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6Days

Nepal Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Kathmandu → Lumbini
Nepal Nepal

Discover some of the most famous landmarks in Kathmandu valley, including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa

Enjoy the ancient atmosphere of Patan Durbar Square and the oldest Krishna Temple

Have a pleasant day of exploring Lumbini Park, covering Ashoka Pillar, Maya Devi Temple…

Take your time relaxing and visiting around the tourist hub of Kathmandu – Thamel

Savor many delicious & authentic Nepali dishes with a cultural dance

Kathmandu → Lumbini
8Days

Exciting Nepal Family Trip

Kathmandu → Pokhara → Lumbini
Nepal Nepal

Take a full-day sightseeing tour to Kathmandu valley, including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa

Enjoy an evening walking tour around the vibrant Lakeside area of Pokhara

Visit some of the best attractions in Pokhara, covering Bindabasini Temple, Seti George, Mahadev Cave and Devi’s Fall

Board on a boat trip exploring the splendor of Fewa Lake, the second largest lake in Nepal

Explore various monasteries and historical sites in the famous Lumbini Park

Free to wander around the shopping and tourist hub of Kathmandu –Thamel

Taste authentic Nepalese food in a warm Farewell Dinner

Kathmandu → Pokhara → Lumbini
10Days

Amazing Family Trip in Nepal

Kathmandu → Pokhara → Bandipur → Lumbini → Chitwan
Nepal Nepal

Introduce to your kids some of the most famous landmarks in Kathmandu valley, including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square

Take a cable car ride to admire the sacred Manakamana Temple

Partake a heart-pumping experience of river rafting along the Trishuli River

Enjoy the beautifully rural vibes in Bandipur with awesome sunset/sunrise views from the hilltop

Explore popular landmarks of Pokhara, covering World Peace Pagoda, Gupteshwor Cave and Devi's Falls, Seti George,…

Witness the stunning panoramic view of the Himalayas at sunrise from Sarangkot hill

Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of Fewa Lake on a pleasant evening boat ride

Have an enjoyable day of exploring Lumbini Park, covering Ashoka Pillar, Maya Devi Temple…

Learn about the Tharu culture and people from a fun Sunset View Tour and Tharu Cultural Program

Join a full day of jungle activities in Chitwan National Park, such as Elephant Safari or Jeep Safari, Canoe Ride, Bird Watching,…

Kathmandu → Pokhara → Bandipur → Lumbini → Chitwan
10Days

Fantastic Nepal Family Holiday

Kathmandu → Pokhara → Chitwan → Lumbini
Nepal Nepal

Discover some of the most famous landmarks in Kathmandu valley, including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa

Enjoy the ancient atmosphere of Patan Durbar Square and the oldest Krishna Temple

Take a pleasant stroll around Pokhara’s Lakeside for great views of western Himalayan ranges and Mt Fishtail

Explore popular landmarks of Pokhara, covering David’s Fall, Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave, Bitabasini Temple, Seti George,…

Embark on a scenic boat ride to see the serene and pristine beauty of Phewa Lake

Have a pleasant day of exploring Lumbini Park, covering Ashoka Pillar, Maya Devi Temple…

Learn about the Tharu culture and people from a fun Village Tour and Tharu Cultural Show

Partake a variety of jungle activities in Chitwan National Park, such as Elephant Safari or Jeep Safari, Canoe Ride, Bird Watching,…

Kathmandu → Pokhara → Chitwan → Lumbini

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