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51 Km east of Gorakhpur on National Highway no. 28, Kushinagar is an international tourist place closely associated with the legendary Lord Buddha, Founder of Buddhism. It is one of the four sacred places of Lord Buddha. Buddha delivered his last sermon, attainedMahaparinirvana (salvation) in 483 BC, and was cremated at Ramabhar Stupa. The reclining nirvana statue of Lord Buddha inside the temple is 6.10 mt. long and is made of monolith red sandstone of the 5th century A.D. It represents the ‘Dying-Buddha’ reclining on his right side with his face towards the west. Being the death- place of Lord Buddha, it is a holy place for pilgrimage. Indo-Japanese Temple, Burmese Temple, Chinese Temple, Thai Temple, Korean, SriLankan, Tibetan temples, 15 Acres Meditation Park, Museum are the other attractions at Kushinagar.
How to Reach: By Air At present, Gorakhpur and Varanasi are the nearest airports to reach Kushinagar. An international airport at Kushinagar is in progress. By Train People coming from anywhere via train may take the railway ticket up to Gorakhpur Station. Gorakhpur is well connected to many cities of India. From Gorakhpur Railway Station road transport is available. By Road From Gorakhpur Railway Station road transport like Taxi, UPSRTC Buses, Pvt. Buses are easily available for Kushinagar which is approx. 51 km from Gorakhpur. Directions