In religion and spirituality, a pilgrimage is a very long journey or search of great moral significance. Sometimes, it is a journey to a sacred area or shrine of importance to innate faith. Members of every major religion participate in pilgrimages. A person who makes such a journey is called a pilgrim. Unlike some other religions, Hindus are not required to undertake pilgrimages during their lifetime. However, most Hindus go on such journeys to numerous iconic sites including those below:

Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal

  • Lumbini (There are over 60 excavation sites including Maya Devi Temple, World Peace Pagoda, Devdaha and Kudan Stupa / Nigrodharama), Kapilvastu District, Nepal
  • Ramagrama stupa, Nawalparasi District of Nepal
  • Koliya, Nawalparasi District of Nepal
  • Swayambhunath, Kathmandu
  • Boudhanath, Kathmandu
  • Namo Buddha – Kavrepalanchok District (a place where the Bodhisattva offered his body to a tigress.)
  • Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Halesi-Maratika Caves (venerated site of Buddhist & Hindu pilgrimage), Khotang District in Nepal
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