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Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site, near the Indian border. Buddha, known as the Lord of Asia, was born in Lumbini during the full moon day in the month of Baisakh in 623 BC and was born under a sal tree, when Mayadevi was going to her maternal town.

The Sacred Garden where Buddha was reportedly born was at the time a well tended site but lost for nearly six hundred years and in 1896 was re-discovered, quite by chance. The centrepiece of the Sacred Garden is the Maya Devi Mandir, with part of it being the oldest known structure in Nepal. However, it is being renovated and at present is cordoned off and it may be years before the work is completed. The temple during the 4th to 6th centuries sat on foundations from earlier times, with the lowest level of the excavations showing a structure that would have existed at the time of Buddha.

Near to the temple is the Ashokan pillar, with a square pool near to it and the brick foundations all around the site date from the 2nd century BC to the 10th century AD. Today there are two active monasteries that face the Sacred Garden, one Tibetan and one Nepali. In the East and West Monastic Zones, 41 plots have been set aside for temples and monasteries and nearly ten have been completed so far. The Lumbini Shanti Stupa and the Crane Sanctuary for sarus cranes, storks and egrets completes the master plan, a 5 square kilometre religious park which was set up by the Indian government.

Tailormade Holidays to Lumbini

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Lumbini.

Buddha Maya Garden, Lumbini
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Set in 4 acres of wood land the Buddha Maya Garden Hotel stands impressively with its terracota finish and spacious rooms.

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For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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