Lumbini Tour is the most famous among others. Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, which was destined to be the prevalent religion in Asia. This native site, identified by the Ashokan Pillar, was erected by the Magadhan emperor Ashoka, to commemorate the birthplace of Buddha, the Lumbini grove. The pillar was erected over 2200 years ago, making Lumbini the quintessential Buddhist heritage site.
Among the prime attractions is the scared garden with an area of 8 sq. km, the Mayadevi Temple with a bas relief of Mayadevi, the Buddha’s mother, and a sacred stone marked with a “foot imprint’ of Ashokan. The Ashokan Piller, the oldest monument so far found in Nepal lies to the west of the Mayadevi temple. To the south of the pillar is Puskarni, the sacred pond, wherein, Mayadevi is said to have taken a bath just before giving birth to the Buddha – the enlightened one.