Lumbini is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas in modern Nepal. In the Buddha’s time, Lumbini was a beautiful garden full of green and shady Sal trees (Shorea). The garden and its tranquil environs were owned by both the ShaAsoka pillarkyas and Kolias clans. King Suddhodana, father of Gautama Buddha was of the Shakya dynasty belonging to the Kshatriya or the warrior caste.
Since the 17th Century, Manakamana Devi has been widely venerated all over Nepal because of the belife that she fulfills all wishes. The shrine accessible in about 3 hours by Bus and 10 minutes with Cable Car.
Day 1: Kathmandu
On arrival at airport, traditional welcome and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day of leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Kathamdnu – Lumbini
Early morning after breakfast drive to Lumbini. Its nine hours journey from kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Lumbini
Today we will take to Ashoka Pillar: built in the year 259BC, this pillar was built by King Ashok, who was Buddhist, Maya Devi Temple: This temple is supposed to be dedicated to Maya Devi, who is Buddha’s mother, The Crane Sanctuary: a sanctuary is being built for the protection and breeding of endangered cranes in this area, The Sacred garden: is the beautiful area around the Asoka pillar where you can spend sometime relaxing and wondering around and Monasteries.
Day 4: Lumbini – Manakamana Temple
Morning after breakfast leave by surface for Manakamana. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Manakamana – Kathmandu
Early morning leave to Kathmandu. Rest day. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Departure
Transfered to the airport for onward destination.