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is situated in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, about 51 km from
Gorakhpur. Kushinagar is famous for the Mahaparinirvana (death) of Lord
Buddha and has been included in the famous Buddhist trail including
Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Lumbini. This small sleepy town, with its tranquil and
unimaginable beauty, absorbs visitors into an introspective mood. Kushinagar
occupies a very special place in the heart of every Buddhist.
» Sightseeing :
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This Buddhist pilgrimage
site is one of most revered place for the Buddhist tourists in India. It has
some of the wonderful temples and monasteries, that are just spellbinding.
» Shopping :
At Kushinagar you can look forward to
buy souvenirs, like miniatures of the temples and monasteries found here.
And if you are interested in some elaborate shopping then visit the markets
of Gorakhpur (51 km), the nearest city from Kushinagar.
» The Mahaparinirvana Temple :
Mahaparinirvana Temple houses the world famous reclining statue of Buddha.
It is the most important site to visit in Kushinagar. The 20-feet-long
statue is seated on a brick platform. You will also find ruins of as many as
eight monasteries, which are scattered around the main site. The remains of
two monasteries Mahaparinirvana Vihara and Makutabandhara Vihara are
» Wat Thai Kusinara :
There is a beautiful mini-city
of Wat Thai Kusinara established by the Thais. Built on an area of about 10
acres, it encompasses small huts, a school, a library, and hospitals. Thai
people come here every year to perform various kinds of services.
The spiritual land of Kushinagar extends its divinity and charm to
the nearby places, which are also worth visiting. These include Gorakhpur,
Kapilavastu, Lumbini and others. Gorakhpur is located 51 km from Kushinagar,
where the Rahul Sankrtyayan Museum, has an excellent collection of thanka
paintings and relics of the Buddha. Water Sports Complex at Ramgarhtal
Planetarium and the Gorakhnath Temple in the city are also worth a visit.
Kapilavastu (Piprahwa) is situated 148 km from Kushinagar and is an
important Buddhist pilgrimage. Kapilavastu was the ancient capital of the
Sakya clan ruled by Gautama Buddha's father. Situated in Nepal at a distance
of 122 km from Gorakhpur, Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
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Since Kushinagar is located in the Gangetic plain, the climate of
Kushinagar is hot and humid in the summers (mid-April-mid-September) with
maximum temperature touching 40 to 45°C. Winters are mild and minimum
temperature in December can go down to around 5°C. Monsoon reaches this
region in June and remains here till September. The most ideal time to visit
Kushinagar is between the months of October and April.
» By Air :
The nearest airhead is located at
Varanasi from where one can take flights to Delhi, Calcutta, Lucknow, and
» By Rail :
Kushinagar does not have a railway
station. The nearest railway station is at Gorakhpur (51 km), which is the
headquarters of Northeastern Railways and is linked to important
destinations. Some important trains to Gorakhpur are Bombay-Gorakhpur-Bandra
Express, New Delhi-Barauni-Vaishali Express, Cochin-Gorakhpur Express,
Shaheed Express, Amarnath Express, and Kathgodam Express.
» By Road :
Kushinagar is well connected to other
parts of the state of Uttar Pradesh by bus. The distances from places around
are : Gorakhpur (51 km), Lumbini (173 km), Kapilavastu (148 km), Sravasti
(254 km), and Sarnath (266 km), and Agra (680 km).
» Private Vehicles :
You can contact us for this, as
we are well established with an extensive number of cars and coaches
(ranging from luxury to budget and between) for the tourists from all over.
is an important Buddhist pilgrimage. Famous for its temples and monasteries,
constructed by Chinese, Thai and Sri Lankan Buddhists, Kushinagar, is one of
the most revered places for Buddhists. This ancient town pulls a good number
tourists. Only a bit of language problem can be observed by the tourists
here as not many people know English. During the course of the trip the
personal belongings should also be taken care of.
Kushinagar is a very small town and the buses to Kushinagar depart from the
bus stand by the train station. However if you dont want to go through any
hassle then book with us. We have an array of cars and coaches that offer
personalized services, ensuring your comfort and enjoyment throughout the
The accommodations here include - Pathik Nivas U.P. Government
Tourist Bungalow, PWD Inspection Bungalow and LRP Inspection House. In
Gorakhpur, Hotel President , Hotel Babino Hotel Ganges are some of the
places where you can accommodate yourself.