This Buddhist Trail is Nepal’s most important Buddhist pilgrimage trail. Buddhism is the second major religion in Nepal. Buddhism in Nepal started spreading during the reign of Ashoka through Indian and Tibetan missionaries. The Kirat were the first people in Nepal who embraced Gautama Buddha’s teachings, followed by the Licchavi and Newar people. Buddha was born in Lumbini, in the Shakya Kingdom. In present-day Lumbini lies  Rupandehi District, Lumbini Zone, Nepal.

Nepal, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is the prime destination for several historically significant and sacred Buddhist stupas, Gompas, Chortens, and Monasteries. The Buddhist Circuit Trail is a pilgrimage that tours around the historic Buddhist sites of Nepal. It includes Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kapan Gompa and Lumbini (the birthplace of Lord Buddha). Lumbini was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, which holds great importance for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees. The birth year of Prince Siddhartha, the Buddha’s given name, has never been firmly determined, however, it is generally accepted to be 586 BC.

Exploring Buddhist sites in Nepal offers you to learn more about Buddhism in Nepal. The prime attraction of the Buddhist Circuit Tour is visiting the historically important Lumbini. Lumbini is the home of the founder of Buddhism, Gautam Buddha. Many devotees and tourists from all over the world visit Lumbini to seek peace. So, this tour is not just about visiting beautiful places but also about the cultural exploration of Buddhism. At Lumbini, you will find the Maya Devi Temple, within which you get to see the “marker stone,”  believed to be the exact place where Buddha first stepped foot, the sacred Bodh Tree, ancient ponds and monasteries, and the Ashoka pillar built in the 3rd century by Emperor Ashok as a mark of respect for visiting the birth place of Lord Buddha around the site.

At Lumbini Garden, you can see devotees from various countries chanting and meditating around the site. Travelers get to experience on this tour a unique religious experience and self-relaxation. Visitors claim that the tour has taught them the importance of inner peace, compassion, meditation, and a way of life.

So, if you are really seeking a peaceful tour to some of the beautiful and historic places in Nepal with importance to Buddhism, then the Buddhist Circuit Trail would be best for you. Thus, without spending many days, you can cover many Buddhist sites in Nepal.

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Major Trips Of Buddhist trail in Nepal