Lumbini is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupendehi district of Lumbini. It is located in western Nepal which covers 22,288 square kilometers with a total population of 4.9 million. It's around 250 kilometers from Kathmandu. Lumbini is the place where Queen Maha Maya Devi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautam at around 563 BCE, according to Buddhist tradition. Gautama, who achieved Enlightenment sometime around 528 BCE became the buddha and was founded.
Lumbini has several older temples, including the Maya Devi temple, Ashoka pillar, and various new temples, which are founded by Buddhist organizations from different counties, and have been completed or are still under construction. It is an important Buddhist tour destination having religious treasures of stupas and temples. Lumbini is one of the world's most important spiritual sites and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. The Ashoka pillar in Lumbini is one of the 3rd century, stone pillars build under the reign of Emperor Ashoka, It was built as a mark of respect by Ashoka after he visited lord buddhas place of birth and decided to accept Buddhism.
Lumbini was granted the status of a world heritage site in 1997 and offers a very unique experience. It reveals peace, serenity, spirituality, culture, and religiousness. The best time to visit Lumbini are the months of October and November, April and May are also the best months to visit as it is the months of buddha Jayanti and the town comes to life.