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Kushinagar is a city in the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is the holy site of the Buddha Shakyamuni's demise (Parinirvana).

Get in[edit]

Map of Kushinagar

By road[edit]

Kushinagar is connected to Lucknow by the NH-28. Buses between Gorakhpur and Kushinagar are frequent and take around 2 hours.

Get around[edit]


  • Indo-Japanese-Srilankan Temple.
  • 1 Mahaparinirvana Temple.
  • 2 Matha Kuar Shrine.
  • Meditation Park.
  • 3 Museum.
  • 4 Ramabhar Stupa.
  • 5 Thai temple.


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


  • Yama Cafe. The owner, Mr. Roy, is an old-timer at Kushinagar and can advise on many things there.
  • Restaurant at Pathik Niwas
  • Dhabas near Mahaparinirvana Temple



  • 1 Tibetan Monastery. both donation and by payment available
  • 2 Japanese-Sri Lankan Temple. Probably one of the first modern temples, established in 1984. Guest house stay by donation. The temple gate opens between 7am to 5pm, so you can visit and ask if there are any empty rooms available. The main hall is designed and built by Japanese and transferred to Sri Lankan management.


  • 3 Pathik Niwas. Uttar Pradesh tourism.
  • Lotus Nikko Hotel. This is a well-managed hotel with comfortable rooms. Room is around ₹4,000/night.


Wear clothing that expresses respect for the sacred nature of the site. Do not climb onto statues or other sacred objects.

Circumambulate (walk all the way around) the stupas and other sacred objects in a clockwise direction. Preserve the peace and tranquillity of the area.

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