Lumbini is around 40 km away from butwal. Lumbini- Lord Buddha’s birthplace is a sacred pilgrimage site for Buddhist and Hindu followers in Nepal’s Rupandehi District. In 623 BC, queen Maya Devi of Lumbini gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama. Siddhartha Gautama, who achieved enlightenment after meditating for 45 days, became Lord Gautam Buddha. He was an ascetic and a sage, and it was his teaching on which Buddhism was formed. Lumbini is one of the many pilgrimage attractions that sprung up in places fundamental to Gautama Buddha’s life. The sacred site is a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO in 1997, and it has many notable temples and landmarks.
Siddhababa Temple is a Hindu temple of Shiva located near the city of Butwal, Dobhan-5, Palpa district of Nepal. The temple is visited by the people all over Nepal and mostly by the Hindus of Palpa and Rupandehi and neighboring districts. It is believed that the wishes of the devotees who visit the temple comes true. There is a tradition to release a pigeon when a person's wish is fulfilled. This tradition has contributed to large number of pigeon population around the temple. The temple is just 5-10 min road trip form Darcy's International Hotel.
Palpa District is not far from Pokhara and easily reached by bus. The ancient hill town of Tansen in this district offers a more tranquil atmosphere where time moves slowly and the laid back lifestyle is infectious. Tansen showcases some old artistic Newari houses and cobbled streets. Centuries ago, Newar businessmen from Kathmandu arrived in Tansen to trade, bringing with them their art and architecture. The picturesque town of Tansen is the headquarters of Palpa District and the hub of the culture of the mid-west.Palpa is just 1 hour and half away form butwal Explore the Shreenagar Hills or go for a day hike to the Rani Mahal, once a vibrant palace on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River.