Talking about Lumbini, it is not an ordinary historical place. For Buddhist, Lumbini is known as one of the monumental and holy site. It is the place where the Sidharta Gautama, the Lord Buddha was born. According to the story, the founder of Buddhist tradition, Maya Devi, gave birth to the Buddha on her way to her parent’s home in about 6th century BC. The place, nowadays, become one of historical places in India that has a relation to Buddha beside Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, and Kushinagar.
The name Lumbini is taken from the Sanskrit means “the lovely”. It is located in at the Nepal town of Kapilavastu, district Rupandehi, near from the Indian border. There are more than 400,000 visitors visit this site in a year, Buddhists and non Buddhists. Because of the significance and the magnificent of the site, it is listed as one of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nowadays this religious place is being developed by international support, not only for the destination for Buddhist pilgrimage but also as a symbol of world peace. The Sacred Garden is the main attraction in Lumbini, which is spread over 8 square kilometers.
Buses can be ridden every hour from morning to afternoon, from Bhairawa to Lumbini. Besides, you can also hire a cab if you are traveling in small groups. It is good if you want to spend the peaceful time here, there are some hotels which are not too far from Lumbini. Bicycle and rickshaw are the suggested vehicles to explore the enjoyable environment.