Kushinagar

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Kushinagar [1] is a city in Uttar Pradesh in India. It is the holy site of the Buddha Shakyamuni's death. Its not only a holy place of Buddhism religion but also a place for visit to those who are in search of ultimate peace of mind and soul.

Get in[edit]

By road[edit]

Buses between Gorakhpur and Kushinagar are frequent and take around 1 and a half hour. One can hire a private car mostly indica or indigo from gorakhpur railway station to Kushinagar that generally takes an hour and a bit comfortable in compare to the crowded buses on the route. One should bargain with the drivers before booking the car.

By air[edit]

Runway situated in kasia hardly 2 Km from Kushinagar is still non functional and construction work is going on and will be functional in the near future . One can get a direct flight from Delhi to Gorakhpur twice or thrice weekly and further hire a car or take a bus to kushinagar.

By Train[edit]

Gorakhpur is the nearest railway station which is well connected to almost all the major cities in India by train.

Get Around[edit]

Cycle rickshaw and auto rickshaws are commonly available but one should roam around by walk as all the holy places are close enough to hotels.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Indo-Japanese-Srilankan Temple.  edit
  • Eva's Mahaparinirvana Temple.  edit
  • Matha Kuar Shrine.  edit
  • Meditation Park.  edit
  • Museum of the Netherlands.  edit
  • Ramabhar Stupa.  edit
  • Thai temple.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

Soak up the peaceful atmosphere, conducive to meditation and reflection.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Yama Cafe
  • Restaurant at Pathik Niwas"

Eating at the local dhabas may be unhygienic, but one should find a clean place to try local makes, both veg and non-veg.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • Tibetan Monastery: both donation and by payment available


Mid range[edit]

  • Pathik Niwas: Uttar Pradesh tourism

Get out[edit]

One can get a bus from Kasia bus stand to Gorakhpur which is well connected to all the majors cities by train and have direct flights to Delhi.

Respect[edit]

  • Wear clothing that expresses respect for the sacred nature of the site.
  • Circumambulate the stupas and other sacred objects in a clockwise direction.
  • Preserve the peace and tranquillity.
  • Do not climb onto statues or other sacred objects.

Locals here are very friendly and helpful in nature, but be careful of the frauds (very rare to be found)




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