Lumbini is the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautam (Lord Buddha). So, it is known as the birthplace of Lord Buddha. It is listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. It is among the four holy sites that pilgrims from all over the world travel once in their lifetime. It is a centre for learning about Buddhism with museum, monasteries as well as library.The major attractions of this place are ancient monasteries, a scared Bhodi tree, an ancient bathing pond, the Ashoka pillar and the Mayadevi temple.