1 Day

Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • Guided
  • Available
  • English
  • Bus,Cab,Plane


We all know Lumbini as the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. The history and origin of Buddhism basically start from Lumbini. This beautiful place is located in Kapilvastu, Rupandehi district, near the Indian border. It is 4.8km in length and 1.6km in width and is beautifully surrounded by a large monastic zone where only monasteries are allowed and no hotels, shops, restaurants are allowed to build. Lumbini is probably the holiest place for Buddhists and for Hindus as well. People from different parts of the world visit Lumbini for so many reasons. Either it is to know about Buddha himself, or to find that peace of mind that you have been craving for. Lumbini is also one of the world heritage sites where the story of Buddhism begins. It lies on the lap of the Himalayas and creates special spiritual energy and serenity. 

 There are many old temples in Lumbini, Maya Devi temple being the oldest and most popular. Besides Maya Devi, there are also many other spots within Lumbini like world peace Pagoda, ruins of ancient monasteries, Ashoka Pillar, Lumbini crane sanctuary, a sacred Bodhi tree, ancient bathing pond, and Myanmar Golden Temple. Lumbini has also been listed as one of the most visited temples in the world. Pilgrims from various countries perform chanting and meditation at the site from early morning to early evening. After all what could ever be better than meditating in the holy site, where the Lord Buddha, founder of peace, enlightenment, and wisdom, himself was born. This sacred site is the abode of peace and an ultimate holy pilgrimage for the Buddhist Devotees and peace lovers. The place itself gives the universal message of peace and compassion. 

 There are buses available from Kathmandu to Lumbini. It is almost 10 hours’ drive. Or, you can also take a flight from Kathmandu to Bhairawa, Gautam Buddha Airport. You can also hire a jeep, mini-bus to Lumbini. If you travel by local bus you need to change the bus from Bhairawa. It takes another 40 minutes from Bhairawa to reach Lumbini. 

There are enough lodges, restaurants available in Bhairawa and outside the Lumbini. The lodges have very good facilities of internet, electricity, or private rooms. They also serve very healthy and delicious food like Dal, Bhat, vegetables, momos, pizzas, and other western food. 


  • Explore one of the holiest sites, the birthplace of Buddha
  • Enjoy meditation and yoga in a peaceful environment
  • Experience some of the best lodges and delicious food
  • Get to see several monks and their lifestyles


Morning: Departure from Kathmandu to Lumbini
1. 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM: Departure from Kathmandu
• Start your day early and catch a bus or take a flight from Kathmandu to Bhairawa, Gautam Buddha Airport. The flight takes approximately 30-40 minutes.
2. 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Travel to Lumbini from Bhairawa
• After reaching Bhairawa, take a local bus, jeep, or hire a taxi to travel from Bhairawa to Lumbini. The journey takes about 40 minutes.
Late Morning: Explore Maya Devi Temple and Sacred Garden 3. 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Maya Devi Temple and Sacred Garden
• Visit the Maya Devi Temple, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Explore the Sacred Garden, which includes the ancient bathing pond, Ashoka Pillar, and the sacred Bodhi tree.
Midday: Lunch Break in Lumbini 4. 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Lunch in Lumbini
• Take a break for lunch in one of the local restaurants or lodges in Lumbini. Enjoy local Nepali cuisine or choose from other options available.
Afternoon: Visit World Peace Pagoda and Monastic Zone 5. 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: World Peace Pagoda
• Explore the World Peace Pagoda, a symbol of peace and unity. Enjoy the serene surroundings and the message of global peace.
6. 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Monastic Zone
• Explore the monastic zone, which consists of various monasteries built by different countries. Each monastery has its unique architecture and cultural significance.
Late Afternoon: Departure from Lumbini 7. 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Return Journey to Kathmandu
• Begin your journey back to Bhairawa from Lumbini. Depending on your mode of transportation, plan to leave Lumbini in the late afternoon.
8. 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Return to Kathmandu
• Arrive back in Kathmandu by early evening, completing your one-day trip to Lumbini.


Cost Includes

  • Airport/Hotel Transportation (via car)
  • Admission Charges
  • Private Lodging
  • Car Commute
  • Meal Package (inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Expert Guide proficient in English
  • Taxes and Relevant Fees

Cost Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Charges
  • Gratuities and Tips
  • Personal Expenditures


What is Lumbini famous for?

Lumbini is famous as the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and holds great religious and cultural significance for Buddhists worldwide.

How to reach Lumbini from Kathmandu?

You can reach Lumbini from Kathmandu by taking a bus (approximately 10 hours), a flight to Bhairawa (30-40 minutes), or hiring a private vehicle. From Bhairawa, it’s a short journey to Lumbini.

What are the main attractions in Lumbini?

The main attractions in Lumbini include the Maya Devi Temple, Sacred Garden, Ashoka Pillar, World Peace Pagoda, Monastic Zone with various monasteries, and the Lumbini Crane Sanctuary.

Is there an entry fee to visit Lumbini?

Yes, there is an entry fee for Lumbini. The fee varies for international tourists, SAARC nationals, and Nepali nationals. It helps in the maintenance and preservation of the sacred site.

Are there accommodations available in Lumbini?

Yes, there are accommodations available in Lumbini ranging from budget lodges to more comfortable hotels. It’s advisable to book in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons.

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