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Get to know about Kushinagar city of India. Kushinagar is the place where gautam Buddha got nirvana.


Location: In Eastern region of Uttar Pradesh, India
Climate: Summer 43°C to 30°C, Winter 25°C to 3°C
Best time to visit: October to March
Nearest Airport: Gorakhpur and Varanasi Airport
Nearest Railhead: Gorakhpur Junction
Must Visits: Nirvana Temple, Mathakaut Stupa
Language spoken: Hindi, Urdu and English
STD Code: +91-5563 and +91-5564

Kushinagar IndiaKushinagar in Eastern Uttar Pradesh is one of the most frequented Buddhist pilgrimages in India. Lord Buddha got nirvana at Kushinagar. The place that has for long remained neglected is fast picking up on the tourism map. Kushinagar has seen major infrastructure uplift in the recent years that is pushing tourism in this region.

The nearest Airport from Kushinagar is in Gorakhpur district but the access to this airport is limited. Therefore, Varanasi airport acts as the primary airport for Kushinagar. The nearest railhead is Gorakhpur that is well connected to the rest of India as well as Uttar Pradesh.

Kushinagar is the very place where Lord Buddha got Nirvana. This event is known as Maha-Parnirvana in Buddhist and Hindu literature. Therefore, Kushinagar evokes emotion amidst pilgrims. There are sites that are related to Buddha's Nirvana and his cremation. These sites attract scores of visitors every year. The most famous among these are Ramabhar Stupa and Nirvana Temple. These sites have been excavated in past and has bore out many relics related to Lord Buddha.

There are other temples too that have been erected by Buddhist Councils of other member countries. The most famous among these are Japanese, Watt Thai and Chinese Buddhist Temples. These temples are famous for their distinct and splendid architectures. There are some interesting excursions too. Lumbini and Kapilvastu are two of the most famous excursions around Kushinagar. Both these places fall in Nepal. These sites are related to the birth and childhood of Lord Buddha respectively. All these attractions make Kushinagar a place worth visiting. Do come to Kushinagar if you want to experience the divinity in its sublime form.