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Location: Gorakhpur District, Uttarpradesh .
Famous for: Budhist piligrims centre.
Summer(March to May): 32°C to 43°C.
Winter (December to February): 9°C to 25°C.
Monsoon (June to September): Moderate rainfalls.
STD CODE : 05564
BEST TIME TO VISIT : November to February

Kushinagar, one of the principal centres of the Budhist piligrims, is the place where Lord Buddha left his corporeal self and attained Maharparinivana.

Kushinagar was previously known as Kushinagar, which was the capital of Malla dynasty. It was one of the famous sixteen Maharanapads of ancient India. The Chinese travelers Fa Hien and Hieun Tsang have also mentioned kushinagar in their travelogues.

The monuments of Kushinagar are clustered in three distinct groups comprising the main site at the Nirvana Temple, the central Stupa and surrounding monasteries, the Mathakuar Kot to the south-west and the Ramabhar Stupa, a kilometer to the east.


Wattthai Temple-

This is a huge temple complex built in the typical Thai Buddhist architectural style.

Nirvana Stupa-

This huge brickwork stupa, exposed by Carlyl in 1876, stands at a height of 2.74 mtr. A copper vessel was unearthed at this site. It bore an inscription in ancient Brahmi, which stated that Lord Buddha's remains had been deposited here.

Mahaparinirvana Temple-

This houses a 6.10 meter long statue of the reclining Buddha. The image was unearthed during the excavations of 1876. Carved from Chunar sandstone, the statue represents the dying Buddha reclining on his right side. An inscription below dates the statue to the fifth century.


Buddha Purnima (in the month of April-May):

Buddha Purnima is celebrated at Kushinagar in the memory of Lord Buddha. The festival lasts for several days and is attended by thousands of devotees. Pilgrims come to Kushinagar to celebrate the three most important stages of Buddha's life- birth, enlightenment & death on this day.


Kasia airstrip-5 Km, Gorakhpur Airport-46 Km, Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, Lucknow-252 Km, Babatpur Airport, Varanasi-286 Km.


The Nearest railway stations are Deoria-35 Km and Gorakhpur- 53 km, which are linked with important destinations. Kushinagar does not has a Railway Station, one has to go up to Gorakhpur by train and from there reach Kushinagar by road.


Situated on National Highway No. 28, with frequent bus services, Kushinagar is well connected with other parts of the state. Some major road distances are: Gorakhpur-53 km, Lumbini (Nepal)-170 km, Kapilastu-157 km, Sravasti-253 km, Sarnath 274 km.

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