One of the most important Buddhist sites in the world, Lumbini is the birthplace of the Buddha. Today, visitors can see the archaelogical excavations, some of which date to the 4th century BC and current places of worship including the Sacred Garden where a large peepul tree and ancient pillar constructed by the Emperor Ashoka in 250BC are two of the most sacred sites. More modern additions to the site include a research centre and library.
Features in the following itineraries
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
- Leslie Siben, India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India