Planning for your tour to Lumbini and wondering when is the best time to visit Lumbini then here goes the details about the best time to visit Lumbini. Lumbini is the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam Buddha. Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautam Buddha in 563 BCE. Lumbini lies in the Rupandahi district of the Tarai region which lies in province 5 of Nepal. Lumbini is visited by thousands of visitors in a day from different parts of the world. You can visit Lumbini throughout the year, however, Month of April and May and October, November, and December are the best months to visit Lumbini. Lumbini was listed in world heritage sites by UNESCO in 1997.
A temperature in Lumbini can reach up to 40 degrees in the month of June & July. The month of January and February is also not recommended to visit Lumbini due to cold weather. Fog and cold temperatures make your visit unpleasant. The temperature in January drops up to 1 degree in Terai Nepal. Beside this months, the temperature of Lumbini is moderate and fine for your visit.
The most popular temple is the Mayadevi temple along with other monasteries built by China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Germany. Lumbini is one of the most spiritual sites of Nepal where you can explore and learn about Gautam Buddha and his life during this visit. If you are the disciple of Buddhism then this is a heaven for you. The Lumbini garden is separated into 2.56 SQ KM in an area.
During your Lumbini visit, you should not miss the ancient monasteries, a sacred Bodhi tree, an ancient bathing pond, the Ashokan pillar and the Mayadevi Temple to visit. Yellow Mustard field is the other best part you can see during your summer visit.
Entry fee of Lumbini Temple?
|Place||Foreign Nationals||SAARC nationals||Chinese||Nepalese||Contact
|Lumbini||NPR. 200||NPR. 100||NPR. 200||Free||071-580189
|NRs. 16 for Indians.|
|Lumbini Museum||NPR. 50||NPR. 50||NPR. 50||NPR. 10||01-580318||Closed on Tuesdays|
How to reach Lumbini?
Lumbini is approx 260 KM far from Kathmandu. It takes around 8-9 hours to reach it by a surface. And if you want to fly from Kathmandu, there are daily flight which is 30 min by flight to Bhairawaha. It is the closest airport to Lumbini and drives for 30 min to reach the holy site.
If you are traveling from India, the popular city is Gorakhpur which will takes approx 4 hrs to reach Lumbini by a surface. Sunauli, the border point is 1 Hrs far from Lumbini.