Lying in the warm Terai belt, Lumbini is one of the most important Buddhist spiritual sites in the world. Being the birthplace of Lord Buddha, every year thousands visit this small town. Developed on an ambitious scale according to the innovative master plan of Japanese architect, Late Kenzo Tange by Lumbini Development Board, Lumbini is fast turning into an architectural marvel. Besides offering spiritual fulfillment and a sacred space, Lumbini’s aesthetically designed landscape and unique buildings offer myriad of opportunities for photography and filming crews looking for a novel concept or an atypical location. With many monasteries dotting the World Heritage Site, Lumbini is ideal for Buddhist spiritual and meditation retreats. If your event’s theme is wellness and reconnecting with your inner self, Lumbini is the right destination for you.
1. Visit Buddhist Pilgrimage sites: Visit Mayadevi Temple, Pushkarini Pond, Ashoka Pillar and Sacred Garden at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2. Explore Lumbini Village: The new Lumbini Village, developed by Lumbini Development Trust, has beautiful landscaped gardens and wonderfully designed structures.
3. Meditation: Meditate and pray at one of the many monasteries located in the Monastic zone.
4. Visit Buddhist ruins in Kapilvastu: Kapilvastu was the capital of King Suddhodhana, Lord Buddha’s father. It was here that Lord Buddha spent his early years. Visit the archaeological ruins in Tilaurakot and a small museum that houses artifacts excavated from the area.