Welcome to Lumbini (लुम्बिनी)
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha
Area: southwest Nepal
Nice to know: Buddha's birthplace
Lumbini, a place near the border with India, is the legendary birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama who is also known as Buddha. He achieved enlightenment some time around 528 BC and founded Buddhism. Nowadays this historical place is a pilgrimage site with a number of temples, monuments, monasteries, a museum and much more.
Are in you Nepal in April or May? Check with Govinda when there's full moon. Because on that day thousands of hindus come to Lumbini to honor Maya Devi as Rupa Devi, the goddess of fertility and abundance. It's be a unique moment to behold.
Are you in Nepal in an other month? Nepal celebrates many festivals all year long. Find out what's in it for you or contact Govinda.
culture & history [special]
Ready for more than a separate day trip? Join our Culture & history tour [special] in which we take you on a round trip in Nepal.
During this tour you'll be introduced to Nepal and shown the highlights of our magical country. You'll discover the colorful capital Kathmandu, the exciting jungle in the south, Buddha's birthplace Lumbini, the old kingdom Palpa and of course delightful Lakeside Pokhara with its spectacular backdrop of the Himalayas.
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