The birthplace of the Gautama Buddha, Lumbini, is the Mecca of every Buddhist, being one of the four holy places of Buddhism. Lumbini is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas in modern Nepal. Lumbini was a beautiful garden full of green and shady Sal trees (Shorea). The garden and its tranquil environs were owned by both the Shakyas and Kolias clans. King Suddhodana, father of Gautama Buddha was of the Shakya dynasty belonging to the Kshatriya or the warrior caste. Maya Devi, his mother, gave birth to the child on her way to her parent's home in Devadaha while taking rest in Lumbini under a sal tree in the month of May in the year 642 B.C. The beauty of Lumbini is described in Pali and Sanskrit literature. Maya Devi it is said was spellbound to see the natural grandeur of Lumbini. While she was standing, she felt labor pains and catching hold of a drooping branch of a Sal tree, the baby, the future Buddha, was born.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu.
Day 2: Sightseeing of Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathamndu Durbarsquar. After Lunch Sightseeing of Patan City.
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara. Afternoon Pokhara Valley Tour.
Day 4: Drive to Tansen. Evening short Visit of Tansen City.
Day 5: Drive to Lumbini, evening Visit Birth place of Lord Buddha.
Day 6: Drive to Royal Chitwan National Park.
Day 7: Full Day Jungle Excursion, evening Cultural Program.
Day 8: Drive to Kathamndu.
Day 9: Sightseeing Tour of Pasupatinath, Bouddhanath and Bhaktapur.
Day 10: Departure.
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