Lumbini
Lumbini
Lord Buddha was born in Nepal at Lumbini. He was born as a prince called Siddhartha Gautam. Shiddarth Gautam led the world on the path to enlightenment and became Lord Buddha two thousand five hundred years ago. Lord Buddha's birth site was then made a beautiful garden. The beautiful Garden in the Buddha's time still exists in the present day Lumbini Garden with its legendary charm and beauty.
Places of interest: Maya Devi Temple (birth site), Asoka Pillar, Archeological excavation sites, various Buddhist temples and monasteries from Buddhist countries from all over worlds. Tilaurakot was the capital city in the Lord Buddha era. The archeological excavation around Tilaurakot is another attraction.
Access: Lumbini is about 20 minute drive from Shiddarthnagar (Bhairawa), a town in mid western Nepal. Shiddarthnagar is best accessed by car, Local bus, and Air (Kathmandu). Shiddarthnagar is just 6 Km from Sunauli a Nepal/India border if you are travelling Nepal from India. Sunauli is the important Immigration post between India and Nepal.
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