Lumbini meaning 'The Lovely One' in Sanskrit, is the birthplace of Lord Bhudda. After archeological discoveries of stone pillars relating to early bhuddism, it was declared an UNESCO world heritage site. Lumbini is located a full day's drive west of Kathmandu in the municipality of Kapilvastu. Kapilvastu was the seat of governance of the then kingdom of Nepal.
This is one of four pilgrimage sites based around the life of Gautam Buddha, the other three being Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya, and Sarnath.The place is famous for Maya Devi temple. It is believed that the present temple has been built at the place where Queen Maya gave birth to lord Buddha. Another important structure is the Ashoka pillar. Apart from that Lumbini has ruins of various Stupas and monasteries. Then there is Pushkarni pond where Queen Maya took bath before giving birth to Buddh