Lumbini, the birthplace of lord Gautam Buddha, is the pilgrimage destination of the worlds millions of Buddhists. The main attraction at Lumbini remains the sacred garden spread over 8 sq. kms and possessing all the treasures of this historical area. The Mayadevi temple (under reconstruction) is the main attraction for pilgrims and archaeologists alike. This site, identified by the Indian Emperor Ashokas commemorative pillar is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. To the south of the pillar, we find the sacred pond Puskarni, where Queen Mayadevi had her bath just before giving birth to the Buddha. Other attractions include the various monasteries and stupas erected by different Buddhist countries.
Other Places to See
The Kathmandu valley has three medieval towns , namely Kathmandu ( the capital city of Nepal ) , Patan and Bhaktapur . Most of the heritage sites in Nepal are in the Kathmandu valley, in these three cities. Within a periphery of 30 km , there...
The tiny settlement of Nagarkot clings to a hilltop 32 kms east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2195m. / 7200 ft. It is one of the best vantage point to view the peaks - from the Annapurnas to Everest, the peaks seem no more than a day's walk away.
Pokhara valley lies in a scenic six hour drive or a 25 minute flight west of Kathmandu. It is famous for its lakes and its location beneath the towering Annapurna massif. It is highly recommendable...
Chitwan national park is home to over 50 species of mammals, 55 species of amphibians and reptiles and more than 450 species of birds. Important animals on this park include one-horned Asian Rhinoceros...
Lumbini, the birthplace of lord Gautam Buddha, is the pilgrimage destination of the worlds millions of Buddhists. The main attraction at Lumbini remains the sacred garden spread over 8 sq. kms and possessing...
Nepal is best known for the world's highest mountains and beautiful trekking trails but we have a great variety of experiences to offer to the visitors .Kathmandu and the nearby towns of Patan and Bhaktapur are regarded as open museum of medieval arts and architecture , boasting a total of seven UNESCO world heritage sites.