A visit to Lumbini concentrates on the life of The Buddha (Prince Siddhartha). While it is a leisurely visit in one hand, in the other hand it shows the colossal archeological triumph of humanity. There are 62 archeological sites in Lumbini alone, showing the many varied occasions as major parts of Buddha’s life. The tour is a visual guide to Buddha’s life and observation of the roots of Buddhism. It incorporates visit to seven different locales outside Lumbini. Altogether you will get to see the way of life and society of the general population living in the Tarai region of Nepal while visiting these spots.
Gautama Buddha was born Siddhartha Gautam in Lumbini in 563 B.C. in present-day Rupandehi region of Terai in Nepal. Siddhartha’s mother Mayadevi was headed to visit her parents in Devdaha. As she decided to stop-over in Lumbini, she gave birth to her child, who shocked Mayadevi by strolling three steps promptly after birth. As per legends, she was delighted to see his brilliant face, and lotuses and water were poured from the sky upon the extraordinary activity of the baby. That day, it is believed, was the day Mayadevi knew her son would become great for ages to come.
Siddhartha Gautama earned the title of “The Buddha” (which means the ‘enlightened one’). He lived a princely life in his dad Suddodhana’s kingdom for a long time. Seeing the philosophical bow of his child, who he wanted to be a great ruler, King Suddhodhana attempted his best to draw his child into natural pleasures of life. He wed his son at an early age and built an enormous divider around the royal residence. One day, eventually, Siddhartha Gautama saw the sufferings and tragedies of human life – surrendered the rich life – and became a monk. Following quite a while of meandering, contemplation and meditation, he at long last accomplished enlightenment and ultimately became the founder of Buddhism.