How to reach Lumbini
Lumbini, the birth place of the Lord Buddha is now in present day Nepal, in ancient times this was part of India as the royal kingdom of Kapilavastu. As this is a major sacred site for Buddhists from across the world, Lumbini is used to visitors who come here throughout the year and especially on important days of the Buddhist calendar.
- There is no direct train connection to Lumbini or to Kathmandu but one can take a train to Gorakhpur in India and then go from here by road to the Bhairawa bus station which takes almost 4 hours.
There are regular flights from all major Indian cities to Kathmandu everyday and one can then travel further by road to Lumbini.
There are many buses that charge a very small fee for the journey that takes an hour and a half from Bhairawa to Lumbini. There are also taxis that can be hired for the same journey and these are popular for the routes to and from Lumbini Bazaar to Bhairawa and to the Indian border at Sunauli.