Lumbini, the historic birthplace of Lord Buddha is one of the world’s most important spiritual and religious sites. The birth place of Buddha and the surrounding vicinity is one of Nepal’s 10 UNESCO World Heritage Site. Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world visit this pilgrimage town looking for a unique cultural and spiritual experience.
Today, here you can visit over 25 monasteries built by the international community like Germany, Myanmar, China; study Buddhism and meditation at Panditarama Vipassana Center, and of course, visit the sacred birthplace itself within the historic Mayadevi Gardens! The site’s significance is further accentuated by other important historic sites like the Ashoka Pillar erected in 249 BC that marks the birthplace, the place where Buddha took his first seven steps, 2200-year-old Mayadevi temple and so on. If you are knitting a plan to travel to exotic places in South Asia looking to achieve some Nirvana, Lumbini is a must-visit place for you. Another highlight of the place is the preserved artifacts and relics of the prehistoric Lumbini that dates back to the period of Buddha’s birth. In this way, the place doesn’t only carry cultural significance, but also incredible historical marvels.