Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh

Kushinagar is situated in Uttar Pradesh, it is a famous city of North India.

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About Kushinagar Tourism

Kushinagar is a town in U.P. state of India 52 km away from Gorakhpur. It is the place of historical importance for Buddhist pilgrimage. NH 28 passes through the city. Lord Buddha delivered his last sermon in Kushinagar. Followers of Buddhism visit this place at least once in their lifetime.

History of Kushinagar

The history of Kushinagar can be traced from pre- Buddha period. The place was also known as Kushinara or Kushawati, once the reign of Malla Kingdom. It was one of the Mahajanpad in 6th century B.C. According to legends, it was named after Lord Rama’s son Kush while according to some it is the abundance of Kush grass that led to its unique name.

Culture of Kushinagar

Kushinagar has witnessed great ancient history and culture. It is believed to be an important centre for Vaishnav, Shiv, Shaktipeeth, Buddha Mahavir etc. situated on the bank of river Gandak and near to the terai of the Himalaya. The significance of this region is also due to being “Link – route” of ancient highways. Since, the place carry religious value for both Hindu and Buddha; people are very religious and traditional in nature.

Things to do in Kushinagar

Mahaparinirvana Temple: This temple stands on the same plinth as the main Nirvana Stupa behind it. The reclining Nirvana statue of Lord Buddha inside the temple is 6.0 metres long and is made of monolith red – sandstone.

Nirvana Chaitya: This is located behind the main Parinirvana Temple. It was excavated by Carlleyle in the year 1876.

Ramabhar Stupa: The stupa is also called Mukutbandhan – Chaitya, is the creamation place of Buddha. This site is 1.5 km east of the Nirvana Temple on the Kushinagar – Deoria Road.

Wat Thai Temple:  This is a temple built by disciples of Lord Buddha from Thailand. It was built to celebrate the golden jubilee of king Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession to the throne of his country.    

Indo-Japan Srilanka Temple: This is a temple built in cooperation of India, Japan and China. It shows the cooperation of three countries.              

Foods and Shopping guide of Kushinagar

Food: You can enjoy some sumptuous food in some famous restaurant of the city. You can also findChinese along  with Indian dishes. The city has abundant food to offer to its visitors.

 

Shoping: You can also enjoy shopping in  the city, numerous shops are available around the city. You can buy some souveneir to take as part of sweet memory to your home. The city is very exciting and looks energetic with old charm

How to reach Kushinagar

Road: The city is well connected by motorable road. Regular bus services is available to nearby places to and from Kushinagar.

Train: The nearest railway station to the city is Gorakhpur 51 km from the Kushinagar. And city is well connected to all major destination of the nation by train route.

Travelling in Kushinagar

Auto-rickshaw and Cycle-Rickshaw: These are best medium to get anywhere in city. But fares should be fixed in advance.

Taxi:One can hire an taxi for whole day. It can be booked by call and internet both.

Travel Tips for Kushinagar Trip

Carry Passport Inc. Visa, Cash Card, Credit Card, Health Insurance Card if any, Vaccination Booklet, Program Booklet, Important Phone Numbers and Extra Passport Copy.

Carry your sun cream, hand sanitizers, soap/Shampoo, personal medicines and ant diarrheal medicines.

Avoid wearing too short clothes. Carry your Sunglasses, party clothing and representative clothing.

In terms of Electronics, must carry your phone+charger, photo-video cam, E-banking.

Other miscellaneous things to carry are travel guide, books/magazines, playing cards, neck-pillow,

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