Things to do in Lumbini
Visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam's father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince. And when you are in here, allow yourself for a moment to wander around and soak the atmosphere. There's a museum nearby, The Kapilvastu Museum; the pottery, jewelry and ornaments are gathered in-house. End up the remarkable tour in Tilaurkot by visiting the shrines, monasteries and stupa near the sacred garden.
Lumbini, the holiest place for Buddhist and the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is the famous destination for exploring the Kingdom and the ancient lifestyle of King Suddodha (Lord Buddha’s father). The Garden Park and mayadevi temple are the main attraction of this place. This place is enlisted in UNESCO world heritage site.
Lumbini houses many monasteries and a famous Ashoka pillar, which is the sign for peace and brotherhood. This place is also the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha. And you can do some sightseeing around this historical monument to educate and create memories of this Buddhist influenced area. The World Peace lamp is also fabulous to see and as well as the Peace Garden is truly liked by many of the tourists to visit. Another great spot is the MayaDevi Temple where the “Marker Stone” showing the exact spot of Siddhartha Gautam Buddha’s birth can be found. Similarly the ruins of the old cities have recently been revealed and we can clearly see the artifacts and remains of the old cities of Lumbini.
For relieving your hunger of Buddhist culture, sightseeing tour is perfect. And do not forget to hire some experienced and educated guide, if you really like to make most out of this tour.
The Lumbini Museum is located in the Cultural Zone and preserves some of the rare and very old Mauryan and Kushana coins, religious manuscripts, terra-cotta fragments, and stone and metal sculptures within the extensive collection of stamps depicting the Lumbini and Buddha. For research purpose there is Lumbini International Research Institute which is located in the opposite side of the museum.
There is another museum known as Tilaurakot Museum which is just 27 km west in the village of Tilaurakot. This museum holds coins, pottery and toys dating between the seventh century BC and fourth century AD. The museum also has good collection of jewelry and other ornaments of that period.
It is a great experience to see all the ancient collections while you are in Lumbini. Good luck and if you need any help reaching there or want to hire tour guide, we are here.
Cycling can be the perfect activity in Lumbini to get closer to the inside of local culture and it is cheap and easily accessible. Though you can rent either a cab or a rickshaw, it is better to hire a cycle and you can burn some fat and who knows maybe you can get some abs? Benefits.. eh! And to inform you for summer, you better get ready to experience hell in Lumbini because you should never make mistake of hiring cycles during this season. It is because during this season Lumbini is very hot, hotter than you can imagine (above 40 degree Celsius in day).
Usually many tourists hire bicycle in Lumbini because the roads are flat and easy to ride with warm weather and less traffic. You will love riding around the country side in quit roads as you pass by local huts, mustard fields, rice paddies and smiling children who cheers Namaste. This activity will be quite surprising as you will be seeing friendly people and animals. This place is not developed much so you will also see the ancient ways of living style and methods of working.
For keeping mind and body rejuvenated, Yoga and Meditation is the perfect choice. And to reach all your needs Lumbini is the best choice. Meditation in Lumbini is must, as the lord Buddha himself did meditation here.
Nepal is the homeland of yoga with rich history of culture which includes healing of body, mind and soul. In this beautiful and scenery filled country, thousands of Yogis and Rishis had come here to learn the art of attaining wisdom through yoga. Learning to become physically fitter, emotionally calmer, mentally alert, personally more stable, and building confidence are the main benefits of/merits of Yoga and Meditation.
Meditation in Buddhism is like another part of the coin. And for sure in the birthplace of Lord Buddha you can never say no. To give it a try you can get assisted by Buddhist Monks inside Lumbini premises. You can book a room and a cardboard and be the part of the community to experience ultimate peace.