Located in the Gangetic plains in the Gonda region of Uttar Pradesh, the history of the destination dates back to the time of Gautama Buddha. According to Buddhist scriptures, Lord Buddha spent 25 years of his life in this region. The testimonies of that time, which include Jetavana Monastery and Lord Buddha’s hut remains, are among the chief attractions of Sravasti.
Sravasti, capital of the ancient Kosala kingdom is sacred to Buddhists and was an active centre of Buddhism even in the Buddha’s lifetime. It was here that Anathapindaka built, in the garden of Prince Jeta a large monastery for the reception of the Buddha. Later, several shrines and other monasteries arose at this sacred spot. Sravasti has been identified with the remains at Saheth - Maheth on the borders of the Gonda and Bahraich districts. It is situated on the banks of the River Rapti. Srarvasti also claims the glory of being was born, brought up and attained enlightment. Jain devotee visit Sravasti, during the month of kartik(Oct - Nov).
Buddha Purnima the day of the birth of Lord Buddha is celebrated at all Buddhist temples at Shravasti in a big way.
Nearest Airport is Lucknow - 176 km, from where Sravasti can be reached by rail upto Balrampur via Gonda.RAIL
Nearest railway station is at Balrampur : 17 Km. The rest of the route can be covered by road.ROAD
Bus services are available from all major neighboring centres . Sravasti is - 119 km from Basti and - 17 km. from Balrampur.