This is the birth place of Siddhartha Gautam , the shakya prince and the ultimate Buddha, the enlightened one, is the pilgrimage destination of the people faithful to all schools of Buddhism. This nativity site, identified by Indian emperor Ashoka’s comme-morative piller is listed as a world Heritage site by UNESCO.
The main attraction at the Lumbini remains the sacred garden spread over 8sq km and possessing all the treasures of the historic area. The Mayadevi temple is the main attraction for pilgrims and archaeologists alike. Here we find a bath relief of Mayadevi, the Buddha’s mother giving birth to him. Standing west to the Mayadevi shrine is the oldest monument of Nepal, the Ahsokan pillar.
The pillar was erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249BC to commemorate his pilgrimage to the sacred site. To the south of pillar , we find the sacred pond, Puskarni, where queen Mayadevi had taken a bath just before giving a birth to lord Buddha. There are other places of interest too nearby. it is accessible by air / bus from kathmandu. It will take about 8hour by bus.