Kapilvastu is situated in , it is a famous city of .
kapilavastu,the ancient capital of Sakyas lies in the foothills of Himalayan terai. Lord Buddha was born as prince Gautamato Sakya king Suddhodana and was brought up in luxury and opulence .But ,a vision of old age,disease and death made him realize the hollowness of worldly pleasures .He renounced the world and left his palace in Kapilvastu at the age of 29 and came back 12 years later ,after attaing enlightenment .Today, Kapilvastu comprises of several villages,the most important are, Piprawa and Ganvaria. A large Stupa at the ancient site is said to contain the bone relics of the Buddha .The ruins of the palace are spread over a large area.
Lord Buddha was born here under a blooming Sala tree. An Ashokan column – Rummindei pillar marks the visit of emperor Ashoka in 249 B.C. to this sacred site and also commemorates Buddha’s nativity. Lumbini is Located across the border in Nepal and buses ply only up to the Nepal border
Kapilavastu is connected with
By Airport : Nearest Railway airport is Gorakhpur (104 kms)
ByRailhead : Nearest Railway station is Siddharth Nagar (20 kms)
By Road : Kapilavastu is well connected by Roads Kushinagar 148km, Sravasti-147km