Buddhism has existed in Nepal for over 2,500 years, and its nonviolence and compassion precepts thrive in the northern belt, where mystical rituals are thought to prevail. Despite the fact that Nepal is predominantly a Hindu country, Buddhism has gained widespread acceptance from all faiths as a tribute to Lord Buddha, who was born in Lumbini in Nepal’s southern plains. Therefore the Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is a very exciting tour in Nepal.
Nepal has several holy Buddhist pilgrimage shrines that have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Lumbini, with the Maya Devi Temple where Lord Buddha was born, is the holiest of them all for faithful Buddhists. Lumbini is particularly significant archaeologically since it has historical landmarks such as the Ashok Pillar, which is named after the famous Maurya ruler of Magadh, India.
Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are two shrines in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal’s capital city, that you should not miss. Meditation sessions are also available in a tranquil environment at monasteries on the outskirts of the metropolis.
In the far-flung alpine districts, places like Dolpa, Humla, Mustang, and Manang are culturally rich in Tibetan Buddhism practice.
Tour in Lumbini
Lumbini, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam, is located in Nepal’s southern region, about a 6-hour journey from Kathmandu. It is located in the Terai region and is characterized by flat terrain with hot summer temperatures. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage site that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site with significant archaeological and religious significance.
Gautam Buddha is also thought to be a manifestation of the Hindu god Bishnu. As a result, the birthplace of Buddha is also significant for Hindus. This site is also revered as a holy site by Hindus. Hindu pilgrims flock to the Mayadevi Temple on the full moon of Nepal’s Baishakh month to worship Queen Mayadevi as Rupa Devi, Lumbini’s mother goddess. Annually a lot of devotees come to visit the place as a Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour.
Lumbini is also home to a large number of Buddhist monks who live in several monasteries. There are numerous monuments, museums, and Mayadevi Temple to visit. The Ashoka Pillar is located next to the Sacred Garden, which covers an area of approximately 9 square kilometers. Ashoka, the Maurya Empire’s monarch, built the Asok Pillar. Many pilgrims can be found chanting and meditating at this sacred spot. The marker stone indicating Gautam Buddha’s actual birthplace was discovered during the excavation of the Mayadevi temple. The Lumbini Museum is another stunning location that draws visitors interested in history and archeology. This museum houses a diverse collection of Mauryan and Kushana coins, religious writings, terra-cotta sculptures, and stone and metal sculptures.
Puskarni Pond, where Queen Mayadevi, Mother of Gautam Buddha, used to bathe, is another attraction in Lumbini. The Sacred Garden is surrounded by monasteries and monuments constructed by several countries, and it is banned to build any form of stores, hotels, or restaurants near the Lumbini holy place. There are two monastery zones, one in the east and one in the west. The ravadin Monastery is located in the Eastern Zone, while the Mahayana and Vajrayana monasteries are located in the Western Zone. The Buddhist Association of China constructed the China Temple, which is a complex of pagodas with prayer halls and meditation cells. This is the reason that Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour is a very anticipated tour in Nepal.
Dae Sung Ga Sa Korean Temple, Japan Peace Stupa, Myanmar Temple, and the International Gautami Nuns Temple, a duplicate of Kathmandu’s Swayambu Stupa, are among the other notable temples and monuments. Vietnam, Thailand, Mongolia, France, Germany, and Sri Lanka have all erected gorgeous monuments and temples.
Highlights of the trip
An exclusive pilgrimage tour around the best of holy places and heritage sites, escorted and guided by expert guides with good knowledge of the area of visit, exploring ancient cultural and historical sites in peaceful tranquil harmony, from around Kathmandu-Namodbuddha to Lumbini birthplace of Lord Buddha.