Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the apostle of peace and compassion. It is 21 km west of Bhairahawa in Rupandehi district in the Mid-Western Terai of Nepal southwest of Tansen. It is renowned for being the official birthplace of The Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. There is an all-weather airport at Bhairahawa for those who want to take a direct approach to this revered place from Kathmandu.

Lumbini locates on the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. The site is a large garden with a grove of pipal trees. The areas around Lumbini are entirely Hindu. But you can find Buddhist pilgrimage site scattered all over the place. The most important pilgrimage sites here include Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Myanmar Golden Temple, and World Peace Pagoda.

Other attractions include a Lumbini museum on the northern end of the premise is dedicated to the life of Gautama Buddha and houses the photos and artifacts from Buddhist sites all over the world. With all these attractions of Lumbini, the destination is visited by thousands of Buddhists and Hindu devotees from all around the world along with historians and tourists interested in Buddhist religion and culture.

Apart from the structures, the Lumbini area is also famous for the wide array of bird species found in its farmland and reservoirs that include the Sarus crane, Indian spotted eagle, gyps, owls and other endangered animals too.