Lumbini has the greatest significance in Buddhism for it being the birth place of Lord Buddha. Located in the foothills of Himalayas in Nepal, this world-renowned Buddhist pilgrimage site is quite close to the Indian border. Lumbini is among the four main Buddha holy sites, the other three being Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar. Tourists usually plan a combined tour to Lumbini and Bodhgaya, the respective places of Buddha’s birth and Buddha enlightenment.
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