The tour leads to Mahilawar Bazaar to Mahilawar village, to the farmlands and wetland areas. This area is settled by the Hindus and Muslim (90: 10), with ethnicities of Tharu, Yadav, Harijan, Brahmin, Chetri and Muslim living in perfect harmony. Religious sites and temples (Durga, Shiva, Kalikasthan & Samaimaisthan), agriculture-based villages (straw-huts, clay mortared brickhouses, decorated with wood crafts and special roof tiles), traditional costumes and handicrafts of authentic characteristics and typical life style are interesting to observe in these villages. The traditional Biraha dance can be observed at the Mahilwar village. The bird-watchers may go to two lakes: Haththihawa and Tharunia lake. In a cleary day one can see beautiful panorama of the Himalayas with the background of a pale blue sky and a green landscape in the foreground.
It leads to the ancient villages of Padariya, Manauri and Khungai with ethnicity of Yadav, Mallah, Srivastav, Kohar, Murau, Muslim and Goshami. Scattered archeological sites (dating back to the 4th and 5th century AD), Shiva shrines and temples, traditional costumes, local argo-based village lifestyle and cultures, interaction with the locals are interesting attractions in these villages.
It takes about one and half hour of leisurely walk to customary Muslim settlements with typical cultures and costumes. The way handicrafts are produced by the local women; Masjid (mosques) and Madarsa are interesting to observe here. 61 Karbolaha lake situated northwest of the village is the additional attraction.
About 3 km northeast of Lumbini lay Bhaishiya, Ekala and Bhagatpurwa villages. The settlements are of Hindus and Muslims (80: 20) ; with ethnic peoples of Yadav, Harijan, Chamar, Gupta etc. . Irrespective of different caste and creed, they live in a social harmony. Agriculture is their main source of livelihood. The religious sites here are Shiva Mandir, Kalimaisthan, Masjid (mosque) and Karbolha pond. The Hindus celebrate lively festivals of Ram-lila, Tajiya-mela, Holi etc. Local handicrafts produced by the local women are typical of this village. Karbolaha lake is the popular crane sanctuary near the village.
Khudabagar, Chainpuruwa, Sonvarsha and Belvariya villages are typical settlements of the Hindus (Tharu, Yadav, Lodh, Harizan, Kurmi, Gupta) and Muslim ethnicity (70: 30), having their own typical costumes and culture of hospitality. Nagpanchami, Holi, Dashain and Tihar are the major festivals celebrated with reverence and enthusiasm. Punnihawa lake is the wetland area of the village. Visitor can also visit Tharu museum at Khudabagar and Monkey tree at Chainpuruwa.
Cyclying tour or jeep drive to Gaidahawa and Gajedi lakes offers visitors, particularly the bird watchers and nature lovers an opportunity to watch the different varieties of 62 birds including vulture, and mammals including blue bull within the sal forest near Gaidahawa lake. Here the visitors can see the beautiful blooming lotus, the sacred flower also associated with Lord Sakyamuni Buddha. Traversing through the rural villages and green fields could be interesting while making a sightseeing tour to these lakes.